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                                                       Calendar No. 628
106th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session                                                     106-312

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 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 
                                  2001

                                _______
                                

                 June 22, 2000.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4578]

    The Committee on Appropriations to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 4578) making appropriations for the Department of 
the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2001, and for other purposes, reports the same to 
the Senate with an amendment and recommends that the bill as 
amended do pass.



Amounts in new budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 2001

Amount of bill passed by House.......................... $14,959,420,000
Amount of increase by Senate............................     554,833,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
    Total of bill as reported to Senate.................  15,514,253,000
Estimates considered by House...........................  16,319,772,000
Estimates considered by Senate..........................  16,319,772,000
    Below the budget estimate, 2001.....................     805,519,000
    Above appropriations, 2000 (including emergencies)..     602,603,000
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                      __________________________________________________


                            C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
Summary of bill..................................................     3
Revenue generated by agencies in bill............................     3
Major changes....................................................     4
Summary table--Land and water conservation fund..................     5
Lands Legacy.....................................................     5
Conservation Education...........................................     6
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...........................    14
        National Park Service....................................    27
    Energy and minerals:
        U.S. Geological Survey...................................    39
        Minerals Management Service..............................    44
        Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.....    46
    Indian affairs: Bureau of Indian Affairs.....................    48
    Departmental offices:
        Insular affairs..........................................    54
        Departmental management..................................    57
        Office of the Solicitor..................................    57
        Office of Inspector General..............................    57
        Office of Special Trustee for American Indians...........    58
        Natural resource damage assessment and restoration.......    58
Title II--Related agencies:
    Department of Agriculture: Forest Service....................    62
    Department of Energy.........................................    84
    Department of Health and Human Services: Indian Health 
      Service....................................................    96
    Other related agencies:
        Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation..............   102
        Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture 
          and Arts Development...................................   102
        Smithsonian Institution..................................   102
        National Gallery of Art..................................   105
        John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts...........   105
        Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.........   106
        National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities:
            National Endowment for the Arts......................   106
            National Endowment for the Humanities................   107
            Institute of Museum and Library Services.............   108
        Commission of Fine Arts..................................   109
        Advisory Council on Historic Preservation................   109
        National Capital Planning Commission.....................   110
        Holocaust Memorial Council...............................   110
        Presidio Trust...........................................   110
Title III--General provisions....................................   111
Limitations and legislative provisions...........................   117
Compliance with paragraph 7, rule XVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   117
Compliance with paragraph 7(c), rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................   118
Compliance with paragraph 12, rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   118

                            Summary of Bill

    For this bill, estimates totaling $16,319,772,000 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 research and development.
        Naval petroleum and oil shale reserves.
        Elk Hills School lands fund.
        Energy conservation.
        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, 
recreation and user fees, the timber and range programs, and 
oil production from the naval petroleum reserves are estimated 
to generate income to the Government of $8,688,340,000 in 
fiscal year 2001. These estimated receipts, for agencies under 
the subcommittee's jurisdiction, are tabulated below:

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                                                                                Fiscal year--
                           Item                            -----------------------------------------------------
                                                                  1999              2000              2001
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Department of the Interior................................    $6,138,188,000    $6,509,697,000    $7,898,558,000
Forest Service............................................       665,994,000       795,508,000       783,282,000
Naval petroleum reserves..................................         7,500,000         6,400,000         6,500,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total receipts......................................     6,811,682,000     7,311,605,000     8,688,340,000
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                 Major Changes Recommended in the Bill

    In an effort to honor congressional spending limitations, 
the Committee has developed substantial revisions to the budget 
estimate for the 2001 fiscal year.
    A comparative summary of funding in the bill by agency is 
shown by agency or principal program in the following table:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                                          Committee      recommendation
                                       recommendation     compared with
                                                         budget estimate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Title I--Department of the Interior:
    Bureau of Land Management.......    $1,296,239,000      -$62,716,000
    Fish and Wildlife Service.......       916,067,000      -210,534,000
    National Park Service...........     1,810,570,000      -231,715,000
    Geological Survey...............       847,596,000       -47,783,000
    Minerals Management Service.....       140,128,000          -118,000
    Office of Surface Mining               302,514,000        -6,720,000
     Reclamation and Enforcement....
    Bureau of Indian Affairs........     2,085,888,000      -115,068,000
    Departmental offices............       319,108,000       -13,140,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, title I--Department of      7,718,110,000      -687,794,000
       the Interior.................
                                     ===================================
Title II--Related agencies:
    Forest Service..................     2,985,382,000      -124,671,000
    Department of Energy............     1,355,275,000      +194,205,000
    Indian Health Service...........     2,533,771,000       -86,658,000
    Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian        15,000,000  ................
     Relocation.....................
    Institute of American Indian and         4,125,000          -125,000
     Alaska Native Culture and Arts
     Development....................
    Smithsonian Institution.........       449,855,000       -13,145,000
    National Gallery of Art.........        75,652,000        -3,297,000
    John F. Kennedy Center for the          34,000,000  ................
     Performing Arts................
    Woodrow Wilson International             7,310,000  ................
     Center for Scholars............
    National Endowment for the Arts.       105,000,000       -45,000,000
    National Endowment for the             120,260,000       -29,740,000
     Humanities.....................
    Institute of Museum and Library         24,907,000        -8,471,000
     Services.......................
    Commission of Fine Arts.........         1,078,000  ................
    National Capital Arts and                7,000,000  ................
     Cultural Affairs...............
    D.C. Arts Education Grants......  ................        -1,000,000
    Advisory Council on Historic             3,189,000  ................
     Preservation...................
    National Capital Planning                6,500,000          +302,000
     Commission.....................
    Holocaust Memorial Council......        34,439,000          -125,000
    Presidio Trust..................        33,400,000  ................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, title II--Related           7,796,143,000      -117,725,000
       agencies.....................
                                     ===================================
      Grand total...................    15,514,253,000      -805,519,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    Land and Water Conservation Fund

    Following is a comparison of the Land and Water 
conservation Fund by agency. More specific information can be 
found in each agency's land acquisition account.

                                         LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND
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                                                                                     Estimated
                                                                  Enacted fiscal    fiscal year     Recommended
                                                                     year 2000         2001
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Assistance to States:
    Matching grants.............................................     $20,000,000    $145,000,000     $39,000,000
    Administrative expenses.....................................       1,000,000       5,000,000       1,000,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, assistance to States............................      21,000,000     150,000,000      40,000,000
                                                                 ===============================================
Federal programs:
    Bureau of Land Management...................................      15,500,000      60,900,000      10,600,000
    Fish and Wildlife Service...................................      50,513,000     111,632,000      46,100,000
    National Park Service.......................................      99,700,000     147,468,000      47,140,000
    Forest Service..............................................      79,835,000     130,265,000      76,320,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal programs................................     245,548,000     350,265,000     180,160,000
                                                                 ===============================================
      Total LWCF................................................     266,548,000     500,265,000     220,160,000
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                              Lands Legacy

    The Administration has once again included in its budget 
request a ``Lands Legacy'' initiative. This initiative is 
comprised of more than a dozen loosely related programs that 
total more than $1,400,000,000, roughly $970,000,000 of which 
is under the jurisdiction of the Interior and Related Agencies 
Subcommittee. The Committee strongly supports many of the 
component programs of the Lands Legacy initiative, and was 
supporting these programs long before any such initiative 
existed. Certain other programs under the Lands Legacy umbrella 
are less attractive to the Committee, and will undoubtedly be 
the subject of further debate between the Committee and the 
Administration. This discussion of priorities is a necessary 
and productive part of the annual appropriations process.
    What makes the Administration's fiscal year 2001 Lands 
Legacy proposal unique, however, is that it proposes to fence 
off the total amount of funding provided for the component 
programs, leaving the Committee with no flexibility in this 
fiscal year, or future fiscal years, to weigh the merits and 
requirements for Lands Legacy programs against any of the other 
critical activities funded by this bill. The Committee rejects 
this approach as unnecessary, and potentially disastrous to the 
care and maintenance of the very public lands the initiative 
purports to protect. In making this proposal, the 
Administration is in effect stating that the programs that 
comprise the Lands Legacy initiative are more important in 
perpetuity than the operation of our national parks, protection 
of endangered species, the provision of health services to 
Indian people, or the maintenance of the facilities of the 
Smithsonian Institution. For that matter, the Administration is 
stating that Lands Legacy programs are of greater importance, 
in perpetuity, than health care for veterans, cancer research, 
or any other Federal program that would remain subject to 
competition in the annual appropriations process. The Committee 
finds this proposition to be patently absurd.
    In drafting this bill, the Committee has instead approached 
the component parts of the Lands Legacy initiative on a 
program-by-program basis. The requests for those programs have 
been weighed against both the other pressing needs in this bill 
and the fiscal constraints under which the Committee must 
operate. This is an appropriate and established practice that 
has worked well over the years. The Committee sees no 
compelling reason to instead adopt an Administration proposal 
that would limit the flexibility of the Committee to respond to 
changing needs and national priorities, not to mention make 
permanent the particular spending priorities of a particular 
Administration in its final year.

                         Conservation Education

    Recent increases in the recreational use of public lands, 
as well as changes in public use patterns and technologies, 
have placed considerable demands on the land resource itself 
and the public employees who manage it. While balancing public 
access and enjoyment against the unacceptable impairment of 
public resources is a complex and difficult matter for the land 
management agencies, the Committee feels that education should 
be an important component of any balanced recreational use 
policy. The Committee is aware of educational programs such as 
Leave No Trace that promote low impact recreation practices 
through partnerships with the Boy Scouts of America, Girl 
Scouts of the USA, the National Outdoor Leadership School, 
Outward Bound and other organizations. Such programs can reduce 
the impact of recreational use on public lands, and in doing so 
preserve and enhance access to those lands for the recreating 
public. The Committee urges each of the land management 
agencies to encourage such educational efforts, and to 
designate a point of contact within each agency to coordinate 
such activities.

                        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.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                        LAND AND WATER RESOURCES

                       Bureau of Land Management

                    management of land and resources

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $644,134,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     715,191,000
House allowance.........................................     670,571,000
Committee recommendation................................     693,133,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $693,133,000, 
a decrease of $22,058,000 below the budget estimate and an 
increase of $48,999,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
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..........................      $39,011,000      $36,057,000      -$2,954,000
    Range management.........................................       72,777,000       72,094,000         -683,000
    Forestry management......................................        7,132,000        7,132,000  ...............
    Riparian management......................................       24,032,000       22,504,000       -1,528,000
    Cultural resources management............................       18,053,000       13,838,000       -4,215,000
    Wild horse and burro management..........................       29,447,000       20,447,000       -9,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, land resources...............................      190,452,000      172,072,000      -18,380,000
                                                              ==================================================
Wildlife and fisheries management:
    Wildlife management......................................       26,653,000       25,488,000       -1,165,000
    Fisheries management.....................................       14,059,000       13,281,000         -778,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, wildlife and fisheries manage-  ment.........       40,712,000       38,769,000       -1,943,000
                                                              ==================================================
Threatened and endangered species............................       23,672,000       23,552,000         -120,000
                                                              ==================================================
Recreation management:
    Wilderness management....................................       19,269,000       18,029,000       -1,240,000
    Recreation resource management...........................       41,944,000       39,054,000       -2,890,000
    Recreation operations (fees).............................        1,306,000        1,306,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, recreation management........................       62,519,000       58,389,000       -4,130,000
                                                              ==================================================
Energy and minerals:
    Oil and gas..............................................       62,181,000       62,181,000  ...............
    Coal management..........................................        8,257,000        8,257,000  ...............
    Other mineral resources..................................        9,451,000        9,451,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, energy and minerals..........................       79,889,000       79,889,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Alaska minerals..............................................        2,198,000        3,898,000       +1,700,000
                                                              ==================================================
Realty and ownership management:
    Alaska conveyance........................................       34,487,000       34,487,000  ...............
    Cadastral survey.........................................       13,674,000       14,624,000         +950,000
    Land and realty management...............................       31,834,000       31,834,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, realty and ownership manage-  ment...........       79,995,000       80,945,000         +950,000
                                                              ==================================================
Resource protection and maintenance:
    Resource management planning.............................       10,771,000       10,771,000  ...............
    Resource protection and law enforcement..................       11,501,000       11,501,000  ...............
    Hazardous materials management...........................       16,603,000       16,468,000         -135,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, resource protection and maintenance..........       38,875,000       38,740,000         -135,000
                                                              ==================================================
Transportation and facilities maintenance:
    Operations...............................................        6,297,000        6,297,000  ...............
    Annual maintenance.......................................       31,632,000       31,632,000  ...............
    Deferred maintenance.....................................       12,464,000       12,464,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, transportation and facilities maintenance....       50,393,000       50,393,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Land and resources information systems.......................       19,586,000       19,586,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Mining law administration:
    Administration...........................................       34,328,000       34,328,000  ...............
    Offsetting fees..........................................      -34,328,000      -34,328,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, mining law administration....................  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Work force and organizational support:
    Information systems operations...........................       16,213,000       16,213,000  ...............
    Administrative support...................................       49,104,000       49,104,000  ...............
    Bureauwide fixed costs...................................       61,583,000       61,583,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, work force and organization..................      126,900,000      126,900,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, management of lands and resources...............      715,191,000      693,133,000      -22,058,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Land Resources.--The Committee recommends $172,072,000 for 
land resources, which is an increase of $10,332,000 over the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Increases above the enacted 
level are $4,632,000 for fixed costs, $4,150,000 for updating 
land management plans, and $1,500,000 for noxious weed control 
and eradication. The following activities shall be maintained 
at the fiscal year 2000 enacted level, $1,000,000 to support 
ongoing ecological restoration and related activities carried 
out under the auspices of the university-based cooperative 
ecosystem studies unit (CESU) for the Colorado Plateau and 
these funds shall be directed to the Ecological Restoration 
Institute, $500,000 for continuation of 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, $400,000 for erosion control 
projects along the Rio Puerco watershed, $500,000 for the 
research and related activities by the National Center for 
Ecologicially-Based Noxious Weed Management at Montana State 
University, and $750,000 for the Idaho State Department of 
Agriculture to provide coordination, facilitation, 
administrative support and cost-share weed control project 
funding to Cooperative Weed Management Areas as well as 
statewide GIS mapping of noxious weed infestations on private, 
State and Federal lands. An increase of $50,000 above the 
enacted level has been provided for protection of petroglyphs 
at Sloan Canyon near Las Vegas, NV.
    The Committee is very concerned that litigation threatens 
multiple use management by the Bureau in many areas under its 
jurisdiction. Accordingly, the Committee has provided the full 
increase requested by the agency for updating its land 
management plans and allocated it to the accounts specified in 
the budget justification. The agency shall keep the Committee 
apprised of the status of this issue and provide information on 
the expected costs in future years to update all plans which 
are of greatest risk to legal challenge.
    The Committee is concerned that the Bureau retain its 
current level of support for the National Conservation Training 
Center, and directs that $500,000 shall be used for this 
purpose.
    Wildlife and fisheries management.--The Committee has 
provided $38,769,000 for wildlife and fisheries management, 
which is an increase of $2,396,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level. Increases above the enacted level are $996,000 
for fixed costs and $1,400,000 for costs associated with 
updating land management plans. Within the funds provided, the 
agency shall continue funding salmon habitat restoration 
efforts in the Yukon River at the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level of $900,000.
    Threatened and endangered species.--The Committee has 
provided $23,552,000 for threatened and endangered species 
management, which is an increase of $4,741,000 above the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level. Increases above the enacted level are 
$541,000 for fixed costs, $2,200,000 for updating of land 
management plans, and $2,000,000 for the Bureau's sagebrush and 
prairie grasslands initiative.
    The Committee is very concerned about impacts on sagebrush 
and prairie grassland ecosystems caused by severe fires in 1999 
and the spread of noxious weeds. These events have had severe 
impacts on critical habitat for various species. Without taking 
affirmative steps to restore these areas, future endangered 
species listings could occur and prevent balanced, multiple use 
management by the Bureau. The amounts provided should be used 
primarily to fund on the ground projects which will have the 
greatest benefits in restoring ecosystems.
    Recreation management.--The Committee recommends 
$58,389,000 for the recreation management program, which is an 
increase of $7,236,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level. Increases above the enacted level are $1,486,000 for 
fixed costs, $3,750,000 for updating land management plans, and 
$2,000,000 for management initiatives for the Upper Missouri 
River.
    Of the funds provided for the Upper Missouri River, 
$1,000,000 shall be provided for the Undaunted Stewardship 
program which will allow local control over grants to protect 
historic sites along the historic Lewis and Clark Trail by 
implementation of best management practices, evaluation of 
easement alternatives, and a stewardship certification program, 
and $1,000,000 shall be expended by the Bureau for management 
of the river with a focus on the increased visitation 
associated with the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial celebration.
    Energy and minerals management including Alaska minerals.--
The Committee has provided $83,787,000 for energy and minerals 
management including Alaska minerals, which is an increase of 
$7,335,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Increases 
above the enacted level are $2,135,000 for fixed costs, and 
$3,500,000 for updating land management plans. Within the funds 
provided, $500,000 shall be allocated to the Montana Bureau of 
Mines and Geology, Montana Tech University to perform an 
assessment of the impacts of coalbed methane development on the 
water resources in the Powder River Basin.
    The Alaska minerals program is funded at $3,898,000, 
$1,700,000 above the request. Increases are $700,000 to build 
an integrated Mining Claim Information System in collaboration 
with the State of Alaska, and $1,000,000 for collecting and 
organizing data concerning Alaska's mineral resources in 
cooperation with the United States Geological Survey as part of 
the minerals at risk program.
    Realty and ownership management.--The Committee recommends 
$80,945,000 for realty and ownership management, which is an 
increase of $3,251,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level. Increases above the enacted level are $2,156,000 for 
fixed costs, a general increase of $145,000 to address the 
Bureau's increasing backlog of rights of way and public purpose 
application permits as stated in the request, a $650,000 
increase for the Montana cadastral mapping project for a total 
of $1,000,000, and a $300,000 increase for a total of $600,000 
to be made available to the State of Utah Automated Geographic 
Reference Center, working in conjunction with local counties, 
to continue statewide GIS wilderness mapping activities.
    Resource protection and maintenance.--The Committee 
recommends $38,740,000 for resource protection and maintenance, 
which is an increase of $5,109,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level. Increases above the enacted level are $979,000 
for fixed costs, $130,000 to support additional personnel as 
stated in the request, and $4,000,000 for updating of land 
management plans.
    Transportation and facilities maintenance.--The Committee 
recommends $50,393,000, which is an increase of $4,442,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Increases above the 
enacted level are $1,402,000 for fixed costs, and $3,040,000 to 
address annual and deferred maintenance needs as described in 
the request.
    Land and information systems.--The Committee recommends 
$19,586,000 for land and information systems, which is $549,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 level. The increase is for fixed 
costs.
    Mining law administration.--The Committee recommends 
$34,328,000 for mining law administration, which is an increase 
of $962,000 above the enacted level. Increases above the 
enacted level are $799,000 for fixed costs and $163,000 is for 
a general increase to enhance program delivery as proposed in 
the request.
    Workforce and organizational support.--The Committee 
recommends $126,900,000 for workforce and organizational 
support, which is an increase of $3,608,000 above the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level. The increase is for fixed costs.

                        wildland fire management

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $290,957,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     297,197,000
House allowance.........................................     292,197,000
Committee recommendation................................     292,679,000

    The Committee recommends $292,679,000 for wildland fire 
management activities, which is $1,722,000 above the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level.
    The Committee recommendation includes full funding of the 
request for wildland fire preparedness in the amount of 
$182,090,000, and $110,107,000 for wildland fire operations. An 
additional amount of $482,000 above the request for 
preparedness has been provided to support the Rural Alaska Fire 
Suppression Package. This project will provide critical support 
for firefighting in rural parts of Alaska by making available 
equipment that can be mobilized quickly over difficult terrain.
    The Committee notes that while funding for fire operations 
is less than the request a significant amount is expected to be 
included as part of the fiscal year 2000 supplemental 
appropriations bill. When added to the amounts provided herein, 
the Department of the Interior should have more than sufficient 
resources for firefighting through the end of fiscal year 2001 
such that there should be no need to borrow against other 
program areas.

                    central hazardous materials fund

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $9,955,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      10,000,000
House allowance.........................................      10,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,000,000 
for the central hazardous materials fund, an increase of 
$45,000 from the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and the same as 
the budget request.

                              construction

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $11,196,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      11,200,000
House allowance.........................................       5,300,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,360,000

    The Committee recommends $15,360,000 for construction, 
which is an increase of $4,164,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level, and $4,160,000 above the budget estimate. 
Increases above the request are $3,760,000 for construction of 
the Coldfoot multiagency visitor facility in Alaska, and 
$400,000 for architectural and engineering work associated with 
construction activities for the Fort Benton Visitor Center.
    Within the funds provided, the amount for construction of 
the Caliente Administration Building as stated in the budget 
request shall be reduced by $200,000, and this same amount 
shall be used instead for the planning and construction of the 
California Trail Interpretive Center, Elko County, Nevada.

                       payments in lieu of taxes

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $134,385,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     135,000,000
House allowance.........................................     144,385,000
Committee recommendation................................     145,000,000

    The Committee recommends $145,000,000 for the payments in 
lieu of taxes program, an increase of $10,000,000 above the 
budget estimate and an increase of $10,615,000 over the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level.

                            land acquisition

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $15,500,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      60,900,000
House allowance.........................................      19,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,600,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,600,000 
for land acquisition, a decrease of $50,300,000 below the 
budget estimate and a decrease of $4,900,000 below the fiscal 
year 2000 level.
    The following table shows the Committee's recommendations:

                                                               Committee
        Area and State                                    Recommendation

Sandy River, OR.........................................        $750,000
Lower Salmon River ACEC, ID.............................         750,000
Otay Mountain/Kuchamaa HCP, CA..........................         750,000
Potrero Creek, CA.......................................       2,000,000
Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, ID         500,000
West Eugene Wetlands, OR................................       1,350,000
Acquisition Mgt/Exchange Processing.....................       3,000,000
Emergency/Inholdings....................................       1,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, land acquisition...........................      10,600,000

                   oregon and california grant lands

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $98,775,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     104,267,000
House allowance.........................................     100,467,000
Committee recommendation................................     104,267,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $104,267,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and an increase of $5,492,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level.
    Increases above the enacted level are $2,042,000 for fixed 
costs, $3,000,000 for the survey and management of various 
species under the Northwest Forest Plan, and $450,000 for 
increased annual maintenance as proposed in the request. The 
Committee expects that the Forest Service and the Bureau of 
Land Management will resolve the legal issues with respect to 
the Northwest Forest Plan so that active management of these 
areas can resume.

                 FOREST ECOSYSTEMS HEALTH AND RECOVERY

                   (REVOLVING FUND, SPECIAL ACCOUNT)

    The Committee has retained 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, 2000....................................     $10,000,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      10,000,000
House allowance.........................................      10,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,000,000 
for range improvements, the same as the budget estimate and the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level.

               service charges, deposits, and forfeitures

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $8,800,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       7,500,000
House allowance.........................................       7,500,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,500,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and a decrease of $1,300,000 
below the fiscal year 2000 enacted level.

                       miscellaneous trust funds

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $7,700,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       7,700,000
House allowance.........................................       7,700,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,700,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,700,000, 
the same as the budget estimate and the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level.

                      FISH AND WILDLIFE AND PARKS


                     U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


                          resource management

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $714,543,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     761,938,000
House allowance.........................................     731,400,000
Committee recommendation................................     758,442,000

    The Committee recommends $758,442,000 for resource 
management, $3,496,000 below the budget estimate and 
$43,899,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
amount provided includes the full amount requested for pay, 
benefits and other fixed costs. The Committee regrets that, due 
to tight budget constraints, it is unable to provide all 
requested program increases.
    The following table shows the amounts recommended by the 
Committee as compared with the budget estimate:

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                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
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Ecological services:
    Endangered species:
        Candidate conservation...............................       $8,447,000       $7,144,000      -$1,303,000
        Listing..............................................        7,195,000        6,355,000         -840,000
        Consultation.........................................       39,400,000       39,900,000         +500,000
        Recovery.............................................       55,297,000       60,754,000       +5,457,000
        ESA landowner incentive program......................        4,981,000        4,981,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, endangered species.......................      115,320,000      119,134,000       +3,814,000
                                                              ==================================================
    Habitat conservation.....................................       73,558,000       74,114,000         +556,000
    Environmental contaminants...............................       10,314,000       10,713,000         +399,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, ecological services..........................      199,192,000      203,961,000       +4,769,000
                                                              ==================================================
Refuges and wildlife:
    Refuge operations and maintenance........................      280,970,000      278,246,000       -2,724,000
    Salton Sea recovery......................................          996,000          996,000  ...............
    Migratory bird management................................       22,839,000       24,264,000       +1,425,000
    Law enforcement operations...............................       52,029,000       44,692,000       -7,337,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, refuges and wildlife.........................      356,834,000      348,198,000       -8,636,000
                                                              ==================================================
Fisheries:
    Hatchery operations and maintenance......................       43,108,000       47,384,000       +4,276,000
    Fish and wildlife management.............................       39,542,000       39,737,000         +195,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, fisheries....................................       82,650,000       87,121,000       +4,471,000
                                                              ==================================================
General administration:
    Central office administration............................       15,391,000       15,391,000  ...............
    Regional office administration...........................       24,701,000       24,701,000  ...............
    Servicewide administrative support.......................       49,760,000       48,760,000       -1,000,000
    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation....................        6,724,000        6,724,000  ...............
    National Conservation Training Center....................       15,327,000       15,327,000  ...............
    International affairs....................................       11,359,000        8,259,000       -3,100,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, general administration.......................      123,262,000      119,162,000       -4,100,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, resource management.............................      761,938,000      758,442,000       -3,496,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Endangered Species.--The Committee recommends $119,134,000 
for endangered species, an increase of $10,852,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The recommendation includes 
several decreases below the fiscal year 2000 enacted level, per 
the administration's request. The administration proposed 
decreasing funds for borderlands projects and, therefore, the 
Committee's recommendation includes the following decreases for 
borderlands: a decrease of $40,000 in candidate conservation, a 
decrease of $40,000 in listing, a decrease of $80,000 in 
consultation, and a $200,000 decrease in recovery. The 
administration also proposed other program decreases which are 
reflected in the Committee's recommendation: a decrease of 
$399,000 for the Alabama sturgeon in candidate conservation, a 
decrease of $100,000 for the Broughton Ranch HCP in 
consultation, a decrease of $996,000 for the Sonoran Desert 
Conservation Plan in consultation, a decrease of $498,000 for 
the Bruneau Hot Springs snail in recovery, a decrease of 
$398,000 for the Prebles meadow jumping mouse in recovery, and 
a $298,000 decrease for the Concho Water snake in recovery.
    The Committee's recommendation also includes various 
increases above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. For 
consultation, a $18,000 increase is provided for forest 
planning and $2,000 is provided for Everglades. Also within 
consultation, the Committee's recommendation provides an 
increase of $1,201,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level 
for a coldwater fish HCP in Montana and in Idaho. The total 
amount provided for coldwater fish HCP is to be split equally 
between Montana and Idaho. Additionally, within consultation, 
the Committee recommends a $270,000 increase for the 
California/Nevada desert resource initiative and a $1,000,000 
increase for Central Valley and Southern California HCPs. 
Finally, within consultation, the Committee recommendation 
includes a $5,500,000 general program increase and $743,000 for 
fixed costs and transfers.
    The Committee's recommendation for recovery programs also 
includes increases above the fiscal year 2000 level. The 
Committee includes $5,000,000 in the recovery program, an 
increase of $1,158,000 above the fiscal year 2000 level, for a 
competitively awarded matching grant program in Washington 
State to conserve and restore Pacific salmon. The funds should 
be provided in an advance payment of the entire amount on 
October 1, or as soon as practicable thereafter, to the 
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), a congressionally 
chartered, non-profit organization tasked with coordinating 
wildlife enhancement programs throughout the country. The 
Committee supports this interim funding mechanism to support 
community-based organizations in Washington State, but expects 
this partnership will eventually evolve into locally-grown 
subregional groups throughout the Northwest designed to combine 
Federal and State funding with private donations for habitat 
improvement and preservation projects. NFWF shall award 
$5,000,000 in grants to on-the-ground projects that may include 
conservation and restoration of in-stream habitat, riparian 
zones, uplands areas, wetlands, and fish passage projects. 
Within the amount provided, $500,000 is for the Planet CPR 
Puget Sound Drain Guard Campaign. The Committee is pleased with 
the coordination between NFWF and the Puget Sound Salmon 
Foundation and supports efforts to coordinate a region-wide 
forum to develop preservation plans. NFWF also is encouraged to 
continue working with the affected local community in the 
Methow Valley in Okanogan County, Washington, on salmon 
enhancement projects and HCP development. Further, NFWF should 
consider requests from the Tri-Cities Rivershore Enhancement 
Council for its efforts to improve salmon habitat along the 
Columbia River shoreline through the Tri-Cities.
    Also within the amount provided for recovery, the Committee 
recommends an increase of $100,000 for the Citizens' Management 
Committee (CMC), as defined by Alternative One of the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for Grizzly Bear Recovery in the 
Bitterroot Ecosystem. The Committee also directs the CMC to 
oversee the development of a scientific peer review of the 
habitat-based population viability analysis of the proposed 
grizzly bear population in the Selway-Bitterroot Ecosystem in 
Idaho and Montana. Development of this review must begin by 
July 1, 2001. No funds appropriated in this Act shall be spent 
on the physical relocation of grizzly bears into the Selway-
Bitterroot Ecosystem in Idaho and Montana prior to the CMC's 
completion of the peer review of the habitat study and 
conclusive evidence that the recovery zone can adequately 
support the proposed grizzly population.
    The Committee's recommendation for recovery also includes a 
$288,000 increase to be used for a wolf recovery program in 
Idaho to address the problem of livestock depredation and for 
enhancement of ungulate monitoring. It also includes a $100,000 
increase for wolf monitoring activities of the Nez Perce in the 
Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area and directs the 
Service to notify the City of Salmon, Idaho, when wolves are in 
the area. Additionally, the Committee directs the Service, in 
cooperation with local wildlife management agencies, to return 
gray wolves that stray into Oregon to the appropriate 
experimental recovery area. In addition, the Committee urges 
the Service to engage in informational public meetings in 
Oregon to discuss the experimental recovery program and the 
rights and responsibilities of residents should they encounter 
a stray wolf from the central Idaho experimental recovery area.
    The Committee notes with interest that the Service agreed 
to settle ESA litigation by proposing critical habitat in 
Alaska for both the Steller's eider and the spectacled eider. 
The proposed habitat includes most of Alaska's North Slope and 
coastal marine areas along the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian 
Chain where Alaska's two largest resource-based industries, oil 
and gas and commercial fishing, happen to occur. Service 
publications indicate that hunting and predation are the most 
likely reasons for the decline of both species. The Committee 
recommends a $600,000 increase in recovery for the Alaska 
SeaLife Center for an eider recovery research program.
    The Committee has also provided an increase of $500,000 for 
Lahonton cutthroat trout restoration for a total of $699,000, 
and an increase of $1,100,000 for bull trout recovery in the 
State of Washington. The Committee also expects that funding 
for both the Virgin River recovery plan and funding for The 
Peregrine Fund for the Peregrine Falcon and the California 
Condor will remain at the same level as the fiscal year 2000 
level.
    The Committee's recommendation for recovery also includes a 
$939,000 increase above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for 
fixed costs and transfers. For candidate conservation, it 
provides $195,000 for fixed costs and transfers. For listing, 
it provides $187,000 for fixed costs and transfers.
    Also related to endangered species issues, the Committee 
has become increasingly concerned with management of the 
world's largest Caspian Tern colony on Rice Island at the mouth 
of the Columbia River. This man-made island was created by the 
Corps with dredge spoils from Columbia River maintenance. This 
colony predominantly survives by eating hatchery reared and 
listed smolts as they migrate from the Columbia and Snake 
Rivers to the Pacific Ocean. This situation is of concern 
because the Corps has spent $625,901,000 on Columbia and Snake 
River dams through the Corps of Engineers' Columbia River Fish 
Mitigation program to improve fish passage and protect the 
investment the nation has made in improving the dams.
    As required by the National Marine Fisheries Service, the 
Corps has undertaken measures to relocate and manage the 
predation by terns, a migratory species that is not threatened 
or endangered. The National Marine Fisheries Service has direct 
authority for the recovery of endangered Columbia River Salmon. 
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has direct authority over 
the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, while also playing a crucial 
role in the recovery of threatened and endangered species. A 
district court judge recently halted the Corps of Engineers' 
tern management plans because an Environmental Impact Statement 
had not been developed by the responsible Federal agencies. It 
is vitally important for the Army Corps of Engineers, National 
Marine Fisheries Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, to continue to play an active role in developing 
revised plans in response to the court's decision.
    The Committee directs the National Marine Fisheries 
Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue 
collaboration with the Corps to complete the relocation of the 
Rice Island Caspian Tern colony to East Sand Island. The 
Committee expects the development of a report by the National 
Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
and the Corps on the significance of tern predation to salmon 
recovery and their roles and recommendations for tern 
management by March 31, 2001. The agencies are directed to 
consider all available options for eliminating tern nesting on 
Rice Island to decrease tern predation.
    The Committee is very concerned by the USFWS's failure to 
carry out the population estimation and the recovery plan 
reassessment called for in the 1994 Desert Tortoise (Mojave 
Population) Recovery Plan. Within 120 days after enactment of 
this legislation, the USFWS shall provide the Committee with a 
detailed plan of specific actions it will take to fully 
implement the 1994 Desert Tortoise (Mojave Population) Recovery 
Plan by September 2001.
    Habitat conservation.--The Committee recommends $74,114,000 
for habitat conservation, an increase of $2,662,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level.
    For the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program, the 
Committee's recommendation includes a $653,000 increase for 
Washington State salmon enhancement for a total of $1,400,000. 
Fourteen regional fisheries enhancement groups (RFEG) have been 
formed in Washington State since the passage of a State law 
that recognized the value of establishing volunteer salmon 
enhancement programs. The State provides annual funding to 
these groups. This Federal appropriation will provide $100,000 
for each RFEG. The Service and Washington State Department of 
Fish and Wildlife administrative costs for distributing this 
funding shall not exceed 5 percent.
    The recommendation for Partners for Fish and Wildlife 
program also includes an increase of $1,000,000 for invasive 
alien species control. The Committee understands that invasive 
alien species have become an increasing problem and therefore 
recommends this increase. The Committee also recommends an 
increase of $500,000 to create a pilot program in the State of 
Hawaii to demonstrate conservation management practices on 
private lands as a possible alternative to critical habitat 
designation. This recommendation includes an increase of 
$400,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for Alaska 
Village Initiatives for a pilot program to develop guiding and 
other low-impact commercial management of native land, as such 
term is defined under the Alaska National Interest Lands 
Conservation Act.
    Also within the Partners for Fish and Wildlife program, the 
Committee recommends a decrease of $249,000 below the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level for the Hawaii ESA Community 
Conservation Programs and a $146,000 decrease for the Nevada 
Reno Biodiversity Research and Conservation. Both decreases 
were requested by the administration. The Committee also 
recommends a decrease of $1,096,000 for bull trout recovery in 
the State of Washington. This program is funded in the 
endangered species recovery activity. Finally, for the Partners 
for Fish and Wildlife program, the Committee recommends an 
increase of $456,000 for fixed costs.
    For project planning, the Committee recommends a $100,000 
decrease for borderlands/FCC, as requested by the 
administration. Additionally, the Committee recommends a 
$252,000 increase for the Middle Rio Grande/Bosque program. The 
recommendation also provides for a $657,000 increase for fixed 
costs and transfers.
    For coastal programs, the recommendation provides an 
increase of $29,500 above the fiscal year 2000 level for Long 
Live the Kings and an increase of $29,500 above the fiscal year 
2000 level for the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group. 
Additionally, the Committee's recommendation provides for an 
increase of $187,000 for fixed costs and transfers for coastal 
programs.
    For the national wetlands inventory, the Committee's 
recommendation includes an increase of $89,000 for fixed costs.
    Environmental contaminants.--The Committee recommends 
$10,713,000 for environmental contaminants, an increase of 
$708,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
recommendation also includes a $400,000 increase to develop 
baseline data of contaminants identified as threats by the 
Arctic Council in fish and wildlife that are subsistence foods. 
The Committee has also provided $308,000 for fixed costs.
    Refuges and Wildlife.--The Committee recommends 
$348,198,000 for refuges and wildlife, an increase of 
$24,940,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level.
    For refuge operations, the Committee recommends the 
following for protecting wildlife: an increase of $2,028,000 
for fixed costs and transfers and an increase of $1,500,000 for 
programs. For improving habitat, the Committee recommends the 
following: an increase of $314,000 for addressing the alien 
species problems within the refuge system, a $4,417,000 
increase for fixed costs and transfers, a $2,000,000 increase 
for general program activities, and a $700,000 increase to 
begin restoration of wetlands of the Kealia Pond National 
Wildlife Refuge. For serving people, the Committee recommends a 
decrease of $445,000 for borderlands, as requested by the 
administration. Also for serving people, the Committee 
recommends a $4,795,000 increase for fixed costs and transfers 
and a $1,645,000 increase for other program activities. Within 
this amount, the Committee expects $145,000 to be used for 
operations for the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
    For refuge maintenance, the Committee recommends a total 
increase of $233,000. Within refuge maintenance, the Committee 
expects $350,000 to be used for the Canaan Valley National 
Wildlife Refuge.
    The Committee expects this appropriation for refuge 
operations to supplement the work of the Service by providing 
$200,000, in the same manner and at the same level as the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level, to implement the release of 
prokelisia, commonly known as plant hoppers at the Willapa 
National Wildlife Refuge. This biological agent is expected to 
control the Spartina grass population in conjunction with 
continued mowing and spraying. The three methods must be used 
in combination. This funding will complete the third year of an 
experiment to test whether this bio-control method is effective 
and to evaluate its impact on the ecosystem. The Committee 
expects that the base funding level for the refuge's mowing and 
spraying program will not be reduced. The Salton Sea recovery 
account is to remain at the fiscal year 2000 level.
    The Committee commends the work of the National Wildlife 
Refuges of the Pacific for protection of endangered species. It 
recognizes that the majority of critically endangered species 
occur in the Pacific Islands. As such, the Committee encourages 
the Department to continue to provide the necessary funds for 
existing and future refuges.
    For migratory bird management, within conservation and 
monitoring, the amount provided includes a decrease of $74,000 
for borderlands and a $399,000 decrease for Canada geese 
depredation. Both decreases were requested by the 
administration. Included within the recommended increases is an 
increase of $575,000 to reduce sea bird bycatch in Alaska under 
a 100 percent cost share program with commercial fishermen. For 
conservation and monitoring, an increase of $237,000 is 
provided for fixed costs and transfers. For permits, an 
increase of $28,000 is provided for fixed costs.
    Also within migratory bird management, the Committee 
recommends several significant increases for the North American 
Waterfowl Management Plan. The plan was developed in the 1980's 
by scientists from the United States and Canada to analyze how 
the decline of waterfowl populations can be reversed. The 
governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico have 
endorsed the plan. One major portion of the plan focuses on 
public-private joint ventures to assist in restoring various 
wetlands and uplands within habitat areas throughout the 
continent. These joint ventures are, however, severely 
underfunded. Therefore, the Committee recommends a $1,500,000 
increase for currently existing joint ventures. This increase 
should be distributed by the Service in an attempt to raise 
each joint venture's level to fund critical base operations. 
Additionally and separately, a $550,000 increase is provided 
for the Sea Duck Joint Venture. Also, an increase of $49,000 is 
provided for fixed costs needed for administering the North 
American Waterfowl Management Plan.
    The Committee recognizes that goose-related crop 
depredation is a problem that exists throughout the country. 
The Service has recently issued a strategic plan addressing the 
problem. The Committee expects goose-related crop depredation 
to be included within the administration's request for fiscal 
year 2002 so that the Service can adequately address the 
problem in all areas where goose-related crop depredation 
exists.
    For law enforcement, the Committee recommends an increase 
of $927,000 for fixed costs and transfers. Additionally, the 
Committee recommends a program increase of $4,360,000 for law 
enforcement operations. Within the program increase, $360,000 
is provided to staff new positions and other costs associated 
with the new port designation set forth within the general 
provisions of title I of the bill.
    Fisheries.--For fisheries, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $87,121,000, an increase of $1,850,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level.
    Within fisheries, for hatchery operations and maintenance, 
the Committee recommends an increase of $1,015,000 for fixed 
costs and transfers. The Committee recommends a $199,000 
decrease from the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for the White 
Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery, as proposed by the 
administration. A program increase of $500,000 is provided for 
deferred maintenance.
    Additionally, the Committee recommends a $1,414,000 
increase for the Washington Hatchery Improvement Project. The 
State of Washington, the Federal Government, and the Washington 
treaty tribes operate the largest system of hatcheries in the 
world. The Committee recognizes that coordinating the goals and 
impacts of more than 100 hatcheries in Western Washington is a 
daunting challenge, especially across multiple jurisdictions. 
Puget Sound and coastal hatcheries were created, almost 
exclusively, for one purpose--to produce fish for harvest. 
These hatcheries need to be redesigned to provide for 
sustainable fisheries and the recovery and conservation of 
naturally spawning populations, especially in light of recent 
ESA listings. The Committee has provided funding for the second 
stage of a multi-year effort to foster collaboration among the 
agencies and tribes responsible for managing these hatcheries. 
In fiscal year 2000, the Committee funded the work of an 
innovative organization called the Hatchery Scientific Review 
Group, a coalition of five independent scientists and four 
agency representatives from the Washington Department of Fish 
and Wildlife, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, the 
National Marine Fisheries Service, and the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service. Of the $5,000,000 provided for hatchery 
reform in Washington State, $4,800,000 should be deposited with 
the Washington State Interagency Council for Outdoor 
Recreation. The director of the Interagency Council for Outdoor 
Recreation shall ensure these funds are expended to support the 
responsibilities of the Hatchery Scientific Review Group, to 
implement Hatchery Genetic Management Plans, to award 
competitive grant awards for scientific research on hatchery 
practices, to implement hatchery reform recommendations, and to 
begin funding of capital improvements of Western Washington 
hatcheries. Further, the remaining $200,000 shall be provided 
as a direct pass-through grant to Long Live the Kings to 
coordinate the various hatchery managers and governmental 
jurisdictions. In addition, the Committee is concerned with 
current State and Federal hatchery practices that involve the 
destruction of surplus hatchery salmon as a means of separating 
hatchery salmon from returning runs of natural salmon species. 
The Committee urges State and Federal hatchery managers, as 
part of their overall hatchery reform efforts, to adopt 
practices which will satisfy the important objective of 
restoring natural endangered salmon species while also 
maximizing the use of hatchery salmon for recreational, tribal, 
and other productive uses, such that the destruction of surplus 
hatchery salmon is kept to a minimum.
    In 1997, Congress asked the Northwest Power Planning 
Council for recommendations to guide the future use of fish 
hatcheries in the Columbia River Basin. In response, the 
Council collaborated with Federal and State agencies, tribes 
and others in the Northwest to develop the Artificial 
Production Review (APR), which was completed in November 1999. 
The APR contains a set of ten recommendations for hatchery 
policy reform and six strategies for implementing those new 
policies. The Committee supports the effort to reform the 
existing hatchery system in the Columbia River Basin and 
encourages the Service to complete Hatchery Genetic Management 
Plans and monitoring and evaluation activities at its 
facilities.
    Also within fisheries is fish and wildlife management. The 
Committee recommends an increase of $197,000 for anadromous 
fish management for fixed costs and transfers. Also, for fish 
and wildlife assistance, a $253,000 increase is provided for 
fixed costs and transfers. An increase of $55,000 for fixed 
costs and transfers is recommended for marine mammals. Several 
decreases from the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for fish and 
wildlife management were proposed by the administration and are 
now recommended by the Committee: $1,014,000 for aquatic 
habitat and fish passage improvements, $598,000 for the fish 
marking technology, $109,000 for the Chatanika mine restoration 
and $367,000 for the Juniata Valley School District.
    Various program increases are recommended for fish and 
wildlife assistance. First, $2,000,000 is provided for the 
continuation of activities begun in fiscal year 1997 to combat 
whirling disease and related fish health issues. This is an 
increase of $8,000 above the funding provided for fiscal year 
2000. Within the total amount provided for whirling disease, 
$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 to expand 
whirling disease investigations and to recruit and train health 
professionals.
    Also, the following are increases recommended within the 
amounts provided for fish and wildlife assistance: an increase 
of $50,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for the 
Regional Mark Processing Center, an $11,051,000 increase for 
Alaska subsistence fisheries management, a $750,000 increase 
for the Klamath River flow study, and a $500,000 increase for 
the Trinity River restoration.
    The Committee expects the following projects to remain at 
their fiscal year 2000 enacted levels: $200,000 to conduct 
Yukon River fisheries management studies, $100,000 to implement 
public education programs related to the Yukon River Salmon 
Treaty, $598,000 for the Yukon River Restoration and 
Enhancement Fund, and $100,000 for the Yukon River escapement 
monitoring program.
    Additionally, within the fish and wildlife assistance 
account is the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration 
Program. The Committee is concerned about the Great Lakes 
fisheries industry and the fish and wildlife resources upon 
which it depends. Funding for Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife 
Restoration activities is to remain at the 2000 level, of which 
not less than $398,000 shall be awarded as grants to Federal, 
State, local and tribal entities to restore native fish and 
aquatic habitats.
    Finally, within fisheries, the Committee's recommendation 
includes an $11,656,000 decrease for the Lower Snake River 
Compensation Plan (LSRCP). The decrease is pursuant to an 
interagency agreement which provides for direct funding by 
Bonneville for the LSRCP instead of through appropriations.
    General administration.--The Committee recommends 
$119,162,000 for general administration, a $2,887,000 increase 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Within general 
operations, the Committee recommends a $2,787,000 increase for 
fixed costs and transfers. Also within general operations, the 
Committee recommends funding at the same level as the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level for the National Fish and Wildlife 
Foundation. Within international affairs, the Committee 
recommends a program increase of $100,000 for the tundra to 
tropics program.
    Bill language.--Language is included in the general 
provisions of title I of the bill directing the Secretary of 
the Interior to designate Anchorage, Alaska as a port of entry 
for the purposes of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. 
Additionally, language is included in the general provisions of 
title I of the bill directing the National Marine Fisheries 
Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue 
consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a 
comprehensive plan to eliminate Caspian Tern nesting at Rice 
Island in the Columbia River Estuary in an effort to halt the 
predation by Caspian Terns on salmon smolt. Finally, per the 
administration's request, the Committee included bill language 
capping the amount of funding available for endangered species 
listing programs.

                              CONSTRUCTION

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $53,528,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      44,231,000
House allowance.........................................      48,395,000
Committee recommendation................................      54,803,000

    The Committee recommends $54,803,000 for construction, an 
increase of $10,572,000 above the budget request and an 
increase of $1,275,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level.

          U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE--CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Budget         Committee
           Project/description               estimate     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alaska Maritime NWR, AK: Headquarters/    ..............             593
 Visitor Center.........................
Alchesay/Williams Creek NFH, AZ:                     927             927
 Environmental Pollution Control  (p/d/
 ic)....................................
Anahuac NWR, TX: Bridge Rehabilitation               673             673
 (p/d/c)................................
Bear River MBR, UT: Headquarters/         ..............           2,500
 Visitors Center........................
Blackwater NWR, MD: Carpentry/Auto Shop.             300             300
Bozeman FTC, MT: Admin. and Lab. Bldg.--           1,600           1,600
 Phase II...............................
Bridge Safety Inspection................             495             495
Cabo Rojo NWR, PR: Replace Office                    500             500
 Building--Seismic (p/d)................
Chincoteague NWR, VA: Planning/Design...           3,500           3,500
Clarks River NWR, KY: Visitors Center...  ..............             500
Coleman NFH, CA: Seismic Safety                      301             301
 Rehabilitation.........................
Dam Safety Inspection...................             570             570
Downeast Heritage Center, ME............  ..............             200
Ennis NFH Raceway Enclosure, MT--Phase             1,000           1,000
 II.....................................
Hagerman NWR, TX: Bridge Rehab.--Phase I             368             368
 (p/d)..................................
Innoko NWR, AK: Hangar--McGrath (p/d)...             129  ..............
Jackson NFH, WY: Seismic Safety                      373             373
 Rehabilitation.........................
Kodiak NWR, AK: Visitors Center.........  ..............             180
Lake Thibadeau NWR, MT: Lake Thibadeau               450             250
 NWR Dam................................
Leavenworth NFH, WA: Nada Dam--Phase II              300             300
 SEED Study.............................
National Conservation Training Center,             7,500          12,750
 WV: Dormitory (p,c,d)..................
National Eagle Repository, CO...........             400             176
National Wildlife Repository, CO........             950              65
NFW Forensics Laboratory Expansion, OR:            1,838             500
 initiate planning and design...........
Nowitna NWR, AK: Hangar--Galena (p/d)...             106  ..............
Noxubee NWR, MS: Visitors Center........  ..............           2,000
Parker River NWR, MA: Headquarters                 1,230           1,230
 Complex................................
Pelican Island NWR, FL: Admin. and                   831  ..............
 Interpretive Center--Phase I (p/d).....
Pittsford NFH, VT (p/d).................  ..............             300
San Pablo Bay NWR, CA: Office                        275             275
 Renovation--Phase I (p/d)..............
Silvio O. Conte NWR, VT: Education        ..............           1,512
 Center.................................
Six NFHs, Water Treatment Improve.: VT,            2,500           2,500
 ME, MA, NH (Phase I)...................
Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWR, CA: Seismic                55              55
 Safety Rehabilitation..................
Tern Island NWR, HI: Planning/Design--             8,600           7,400
 Rehab Seawall..........................
Tishomingo NFH, OK: Pennington Creek                 229             229
 Foot Bridge............................
Waccamaw NWR, SC: Visitors Center         ..............             400
 planning...............................
White River NWR, AR Visitors Center       ..............           1,200
 construction...........................
White Sulphur Springs NFH, WV: holding    ..............             350
 and propagation........................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal: Line item construction..          36,000          46,072
                                         ===============================
Nationwide Engineering Services:
    Nationwide Engineering Services.....           5,982           5,982
    Demolition Fund.....................             389             889
    Environmental Compliance............           1,860           1,860
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal: Engineering Services....           8,231           8,731
                                         ===============================
      Grand Totals......................          44,231          54,803
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            land acquisition

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $50,513,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     111,632,000
House allowance.........................................      30,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      46,100,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $46,100,000, a 
decrease of $65,532,000 below the budget estimate and a 
decrease of $4,413,000 below the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level.
    The following table shows the Committee's recommendations:

                                                               Committee
        Area and State                                    recommendation

Archie Carr NWR, FL.....................................      $2,000,000
Balcones Canyonlands NWR, TX............................       1,750,000
Big Muddy NWR, MO.......................................       1,000,000
Blackwater NWR, MD......................................         500,000
Canaan Valley NWR, WV...................................         500,000
Cat Island NWR, LA......................................       1,500,000
Centennial Valley, NWR, MT..............................       1,750,000
Clarks River NWR, KY....................................         500,000
Cypress Creek NWR, IL...................................         750,000
Dakota Tallgrass Prairie Project........................       2,100,000
Emiquon NWR, IL.........................................       1,000,000
Grand Bay NWR, AL.......................................       1,150,000
Great Meadows Complex, MA...............................       1,000,000
Hakalau Forest NWR (Kona Forest Unit), HI...............       1,000,000
Lake Umbagog NWR, NH/VT.................................       1,500,000
Little Darby NWR, OH....................................       1,000,000
Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR, TX.........................         500,000
Neal Smith NWR, IA......................................         600,000
North Dakota Prairie Project, ND........................         800,000
Ohio River Islands NWR..................................         500,000
Palmyra Atoll, HI.......................................       1,000,000
Patoka River Islands NWR, IN............................         800,000
Prime Hook NWR, DE......................................       1,300,000
Rachel Carson NWR, ME...................................       1,500,000
Rhode Island NWR Complex, RI............................       2,000,000
Silvio O. Conte NF≀, MA/VT/NH/CT......................         750,000
Stewart B. McKinney NWR (Calves Island), CT.............       1,500,000
Waccamaw NWR, SC........................................       1,000,000
Walkill River NWR, NJ/NY................................       1,750,000
Wertheim NWR, NY........................................       2,000,000
Western Montana Project, MT.............................       1,000,000
Acquisition Management..................................       7,500,000
Emergency/Hardships.....................................         750,000
Inholdings..............................................       1,000,000
Exchanges...............................................         850,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, land acquisition...........................      46,100,000

    No land acquisition funds shall be released for the Little 
Darby National Wildlife Refuge until creation of the refuge is 
supported by an Environmental Impact Statement. Eminent domain 
shall not be considered in this project unless requested by the 
property owner.
    The Committee recognizes the Nulhegan Basin in northeastern 
Vermont as vital wetland and spruce-fir habitat for deer and 13 
rare species within the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife 
Refuge. So that people may continue using the region for 
hunting, bird watching, and recreation, the Committee directs 
the Service to prioritize acquisition of the final Nulhegan 
Basin inholdings within the amount provided for land 
acquisition in the Refuge.
    The Committee is aware of current discussions among the 
Department of the Interior, the State of California and the 
landowner of property adjacent to the Don Edwards National 
Wildlife Refuge regarding acquisition and restoration of 
property, comprising roughly 19,000 acres. This acquisition 
represents a unique environmental opportunity to restore 
wetlands at the edge of San Francisco Bay where wetlands loss 
has been significant. The cost of the acquisition is proposed 
to be shared equally by the Federal Government and the State of 
California. The Committee will reserve consideration of the 
acquisition pending communication from the State indicating its 
commitment to the cost share.
    The Committee expects the funds provided for the Warbler 
Woods parcel in the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge to be 
matched on a one-to-one basis at the local level.

            cooperative endangered species conservation fund

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $23,000,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      65,000,000
House allowance.........................................      23,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      26,925,000

    The Committee recommends $26,925,000 for the cooperative 
endangered species conservation fund, a decrease of $38,075,000 
below the budget estimate and an increase of $3,925,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The increase provided is 
for land acquisition grants.
    While the Committee does not provide funding for specific 
projects, the Committee encourages the Service to carefully 
consider the efforts in Travis County, Texas, related to the 
Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan. Additionally, the 
Committee understands that the desert tortoise recovery efforts 
in Washington County, Utah, are strong candidates for 
additional funding. As such, the Committee strongly encourages 
the Service to increase the funding level for both of these 
recovery efforts.

                     national wildlife refuge fund

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $10,739,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      10,000,000
House allowance.........................................      10,439,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,000,000 
for the national wildlife refuge fund, equal to the budget 
estimate and a reduction of $739,000 from the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level.

               north american wetlands conservation fund

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $14,957,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      30,000,000
House allowance.........................................      15,499,000
Committee recommendation................................      16,500,000

    The Committee recommends $16,500,000 for the North American 
wetlands conservation fund, a decrease of $13,500,000 below the 
budget estimate and an increase of $1,543,000 above the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level.

              wildlife conservation and appreciation fund

Appropriations, 2000....................................        $797,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................         800,000
House allowance.........................................         797,000
Committee recommendation................................         797,000

    The Committee recommends $797,000 for the wildlife 
conservation and appreciation fund, a decrease of $3,000 below 
the budget estimate and equal to the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level.

                multinational species conservation fund

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $2,391,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       3,000,000
House allowance.........................................       2,391,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,500,000 for 
the multinational species conservation fund, a decrease of 
$500,000 below the budget estimate and an increase of $109,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Within the amounts 
provided, $1,000,000 is included for African elephants, 
$750,000 is for Asian elephants, and $750,000 is for rhinoceros 
and tiger conservation.

                  state non-game wildlife grants fund

Appropriations, 2000....................................................
Budget estimate, 2001...................................    $100,000,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................................

    The Committee recommends no funds for the State non-game 
wildlife grants fund, a new program proposed by the 
administration.

                         National Park Service


                 operation of the national park system

Appropriations, 2000....................................  $1,363,764,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................   1,454,098,000
House allowance.........................................   1,502,117,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,443,795,000

    The Committee recommends $1,443,795,000 for operation of 
the National Park System, an increase of $80,031,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 level and a decrease of $10,303,000 below the 
budget request.
    The following table shows the amounts recommended by the 
Committee as compared with the budget estimate:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Park management:
    Resource stewardship.....................................     $287,820,000     $279,375,000      -$8,445,000
    Visitor services.........................................      280,593,000      279,871,000         -722,000
    U.S. Park Police.........................................       76,441,000       76,441,000  ...............
    Maintenance..............................................      449,746,000      449,203,000         -543,000
    Park support.............................................      261,855,000      261,978,000         +123,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, park management..............................    1,356,455,000    1,346,868,000       -9,587,000
                                                              ==================================================
External administrative costs................................       97,643,000       96,927,000         -716,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, Operation of the National Park Sys-  tem........    1,454,098,000    1,443,795,000      -10,303,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The amount provided includes $25,550,000 for the park 
operations initiative, an increase of $1,500,000 above the 
budget request. These funds will provide operational increases 
at nearly 80 parks and related sites to address critical health 
and safety deficiencies, inadequate resource protection 
capabilities and shortfalls in visitor services. The amount 
provided for the park operations initiative includes $1,472,000 
for operational increases associated with the bicentennial of 
the Lewis and Clark expedition.
    The amount provided also includes the full amount requested 
for pay, benefits and other fixed costs.
    Within the amounts provided, the Committee expects the 
National Park Service to continue to provide at least $500,000, 
the current level of support, for the National Conservation and 
Training Center.
    Further details regarding other program changes are 
described within each budget activity section.
    Resource stewardship.--The Committee recommends 
$279,375,000 for resource stewardship, an increase of 
$25,372,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
amount provided includes increases of $4,262,000 for fixed 
costs, $7,466,000 for the park operations initiative, $900,000 
for learning centers, $3,400,000 for native and exotic species 
management, $1,034,000 for Alaska subsistence management, 
$1,750,000 for vegetation mapping, $3,500,000 for vital signs 
monitoring, $500,000 for water resources protection, $700,000 
for water quality monitoring, $500,000 for the Everglades Task 
Force, $250,000 for protection of Service museum collections, 
$300,000 for the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors partnership, 
and $810,000 for vanishing treasures.
    The Committee has provided nearly $11,000,000 in increases 
for programs that comprise the Natural Resources Challenge, an 
initiative to collect fundamental natural resource data at 
individual parks and mitigate the most critical natural 
resource problems. This amount builds on the $14,300,000 
increase provided for the Natural Resource Challenge in fiscal 
year 2000. The Committee has not provided funds within the 
Natural Resource Challenge specifically for the California 
Desert program or the Alaska resource projects proposed in the 
budget request, but encourages the Service to consider 
providing funding for these geographic areas in fiscal year 
2001 within the context of the broader initiative.
    The increase provided for the Everglades Task Force is 
consistent with approval of the reprogramming request submitted 
to the Committee on May 8, 2000.
    From the amounts provided for cultural resources applied 
research, $290,000 is for a pilot project with the South Dakota 
School of Mines to demonstrate web-based technologies to 
improve public access to fossils and other paleontological 
specimens held by the National Park Service and other Federal 
agencies. These funds are provided on a one-time basis.
    Visitor services.--The Committee recommends $279,871,000 
for visitor services, a decrease of $38,765,000 below the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. This decrease is due to the 
establishment of a new subactivity for the United States Park 
Police that results in a transfer of $54,401,000 out of the 
visitor services subactivity. The amount provided for visitor 
services is actually an increase of $15,636,000 above the 
comparable current year level. Included in the amount provided 
are increases of $6,740,000 for fixed costs, $7,661,000 for the 
park operations initiative, $1,000,000 for the 2001 
Presidential inaugural, and $235,000 for regional office park 
support.
    United States Park Police.--The Committee recommends 
$76,441,000 for the United States Park Police, a new activity 
within the National Park Service budget structure. The amount 
provided is equal to the full amount of the budget request, and 
represents an increase of $4,336,000 above the comparable 
fiscal year 2000 level. Included in the amount provided are 
increases of $1,139,000 for pay simplification and enhancement 
and $335,000 for operational enhancements, both of which are 
part of the park operations initiative. The amount provided 
also includes increases of $2,062,000 for fixed costs and 
$800,000 for the Presidential inaugural.
    Maintenance.--The Committee recommends $449,203,000 for 
maintenance, an increase of $16,647,000 above the fiscal year 
2000 enacted level. The amount provided includes increases of 
$8,907,000 for fixed costs, $6,698,000 for the park operations 
initiative, $42,000 for regional office park support, and 
$1,000,000 for the facility management software system. The 
Committee regards increased maintenance funding for the Natchez 
Trace Parkway as the highest funding priority for the 
additional funds provided for the park operations initiative.
    Park support.--The Committee recommends $261,978,000 for 
park support, an increase of $14,479,000 above the fiscal year 
2000 enacted level. The amount provided includes increases of 
$4,878,000 for fixed costs, $2,251,000 for the park operations 
initiative, $500,000 for regional office park support, $750,000 
for manager intake training, $100,000 for wild and scenic 
partnership rivers, and $6,000,000 for the challenge cost-share 
program.
    Of the increase provided for the challenge cost-share 
program, $5,000,000 is for activities associated with the 
bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The Committee 
is aware of the tremendous interest in projects related to the 
bicentennial, having reviewed a project inventory compiled by 
the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council that includes 
over 315 projects with projected costs of $350,000,000. The 
Committee has provided a limited amount to address the highest 
priority projects from this inventory, but the Committee must 
continue to given even higher priority to the missions and 
responsibilities of the Federal agencies funded in this bill. 
The funds provided should be awarded on a competitive basis for 
exhibits, interpretive or educational programs, resource 
preservation or other projects relating to the Lewis and Clark 
Trail. In selecting projects to be funded, the Service should 
emphasize cost-sharing, national significance, geographic 
distribution, and the degree to which projects will not result 
in undue ongoing operating costs to the Service or other 
Federal agencies. The Service should coordinate closely with 
the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council to develop 
project selection criteria and work in accordance with the 
current interagency memorandum of understanding to ensure the 
participation of other Federal agencies. No single award shall 
be in excess of $2,000,000. Of the remaining funds provided for 
the challenge cost-share program, one-third should be reserved 
for national trails system projects.
    External administrative costs.--The Committee recommends 
$96,927,000 for external administrative costs, a decrease of 
$14,143,000 below the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. This 
decrease is due to the establishment of a new subactivity for 
the United States Park Police that results in a transfer of 
$17,704,000 out of the external administrative costs 
subactivity. The amount provided for external administrative 
costs is actually an increase of $3,561,000 above the 
comparable current year level. Included in the amount provided 
are increases of $1,561,000 for fixed costs and $2,000,000 for 
GSA rent charges.
    Other.--A recent report by the General Accounting Office 
found that structural fire safety efforts at national parks are 
not effective. The GAO found that employees are inadequately 
trained in fire safety, inspections are inadequate or 
nonexistent, and fire suppression and detection systems are 
absent from many buildings. These findings echo those of an 
internal analysis performed by the National Park Service, which 
observed that ``sooner or later the NPS stands to be seriously 
embarrassed (at a minimum) by the catastrophic loss, either of 
an irreplaceable historic structure or collection, or of human 
life, from a structural fire.'' The GAO concluded that little 
has changed since the Service's analysis was completed in 1998. 
While the Committee recognizes that additional resources may be 
required to address specific fire safety deficiencies or to 
provide adequate training, the Committee does not regard the 
problems identified by GAO as soluble only through large future 
funding increases. The problems instead seem to stem from a 
lack of accountability for fire safety, and a failure by the 
Service and the Department as a whole to follow through on 
their stated emphasis on the health and safety of National Park 
Service employees and park visitors. The Committee directs the 
Service to submit a report by December 1, 2000, that describes 
the specific steps being taken to address the problems 
identified by GAO, as well as actions required to ensure that 
all concession-operated and government-owned structures are in 
compliance with applicable fire codes and are inspected by 
qualified fire inspectors with appropriate frequency. The 
report should include relevant time lines, necessary 
organizational changes, and associated funding requirements to 
the extent necessary.
    The Committee understands that the amount provided for park 
management includes funds to continue support for the National 
Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
    The Committee has learned that the Hawaii Volcanoes 
National Park, which receives 2.5 million visitors a year, does 
not have adequate ambulance service near the park headquarters 
and the current remote eruption site. The State of Hawaii and 
the County of Hawaii have offered financial assistance and 
cooperation in the establishment of an ambulance service in 
this area. Within the amounts provided for operation of the 
National Park Service, the Service shall provide the funds 
needed for the Federal share of this cooperative effort to 
provide necessary emergency medical services in the Hawaii 
Volcanoes National Park.
    The Committee continues to be concerned about the condition 
of Thompson's Boathouse and the area surrounding the boathouse 
at the outlet of Rock Creek. The Committee understands that the 
Federal Lands Highway Program for fiscal year 2001 includes 
funds for the repair of the parking lot and bridge. The 
Committee further expects the Service to use available repair 
and rehabilitation funds to repair or replace the seawall, 
rehabilitate restrooms to comply with the Americans with 
Disabilities Act, extend the storage facility on the south side 
of the building if feasible and perform such other work as may 
be required.
    The Service should also work with the State of Virginia, 
Arlington County, and interested civic groups to develop a 
waterfront plan for the Virginia side of the Potomac River 
including Roosevelt Island which shall include recreational 
facilities for families, schools, and disadvantaged children to 
complement the recreational facilities that are being upgraded 
in the District of Columbia. The Service should report back to 
the Committee with its recommendations including cost estimates 
by April 1, 2000.
    The Committee expects the National Park Service to assist 
the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and the Washington, 
D.C. Convention Center Authority in the planning, development 
and improvement of Mount Vernon Square and adjacent Federal 
reservations.

                  national recreation and preservation

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $53,399,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      68,648,000
House allowance.........................................      49,956,000
Committee recommendation................................      58,209,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $58,209,000 
for national recreation and preservation, an increase of 
$4,810,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and a 
reduction of $10,439,000 from the budget request. A comparison 
of the Committee recommendation to the budget estimate follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Recreation programs..........................................         $542,000         $542,000  ...............
Natural programs.............................................       11,205,000       10,505,000        -$700,000
Cultural programs............................................       19,853,000       20,003,000         +150,000
International park affairs...................................        1,706,000        1,706,000  ...............
Environmental and compliance review..........................          393,000          393,000  ...............
Grant administration.........................................        1,557,000        1,557,000  ...............
Heritage Partnership Programs:
    Commissions and grants...................................        8,025,000        9,170,000       +1,145,000
    Technical support........................................          895,000          117,000         -778,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal...............................................        8,920,000        9,287,000         +367,000
                                                              ==================================================
Statutory or contractual aid for other activities:
    Alaska Native Cultural Center............................  ...............          742,000         +742,000
    Aleutian World War II National Historic Area.............  ...............          100,000         +100,000
    Brown Foundation.........................................          101,000          101,000  ...............
    Chesapeake Bay Gateways..................................        1,250,000        2,750,000       +1,500,000
    Dayton Aviation Heritage Commission......................           47,000          300,000         +253,000
    Ice Age National Scientific Reserve......................          798,000          798,000  ...............
    Johnstown Area Heritage Association......................           49,000           49,000  ...............
    Lamprey River............................................          200,000          500,000         +300,000
    Mandan On-a-Slant Village................................  ...............          500,000         +500,000
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Center...........................          529,000          529,000  ...............
    Museo de las Americas....................................  ...............          110,000         +110,000
    Native Hawaiian culture and arts program.................          742,000          742,000  ...............
    New Orleans Jazz Commission..............................           66,000           66,000  ...............
    Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission.......          690,000          690,000  ...............
    Route 66 National Historic Highway.......................  ...............          750,000         +750,000
    Sewall-Belmont House.....................................  ...............          495,000         +495,000
    Vancouver National Historic Reserve......................  ...............          400,000         +400,000
    Vulcan monument..........................................  ...............        2,000,000       +2,000,000
    Wheeling National Heritage Area..........................  ...............          594,000         +594,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, statutory or contractual aid.................        4,472,000       12,216,000       +7,744,000
                                                              ==================================================
Urban parks..................................................       20,000,000        2,000,000      -18,000,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, National recreation and preservation............       68,648,000       58,209,000      -10,439,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Recreation programs.--The Committee recommends an increase 
of $14,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for 
recreation programs. The increase provided is for fixed costs.
    Natural programs.--The Committee recommends an increase of 
$512,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for natural 
programs. The increase provided includes $212,000 for fixed 
costs and $300,000 for the recreation trails conservation 
program. The Committee urges the Service to continue providing 
temporary assistance for the Back to the River program.
    Cultural programs.--The Committee recommends an increase of 
$578,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for cultural 
programs. The increase provided includes $278,000 for fixed 
costs, $200,000 for implementation of the Native American 
Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and $100,000 for 
technical assistance for conservation efforts within the 
Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District. The amount of 
$250,000 is retained in the program base for continuation of 
the Revolutionary War/War of 1812 study.
    The Committee understands that the National Park Service 
has previously provided assistance to the Montana State 
Historic Preservation Office in support of an expanded National 
Historic Landmark nomination for the Butte and Anaconda area. 
The Committee urges the Service to continue to work with the 
Society to facilitate the preparation and submission of the 
nomination consistent with existing procedures.
    International park affairs.--The Committee recommends an 
increase of $23,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level 
for international park affairs. The increase provided is for 
fixed costs.
    Environmental and compliance review.--The Committee 
recommends an increase of $24,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level for environmental and compliance review. The 
increase provided is for fixed costs.
    Grant administration.--The Committee recommends a decrease 
of $244,000 from the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for grant 
administration. The amount provided includes an increase of 
$60,000 for fixed costs and a decrease of $304,000 that 
reflects the transfer of the administration of the urban park 
and recreation recovery program.
    Heritage partnership programs.--The Committee recommends an 
increase of $2,467,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level 
for heritage partnership programs. The increase in part 
reflects consolidation into this activity of heritage areas 
previously funded under statutory or contractual aid, operation 
of the national park system, or other sources.
    The Committee recommends the following distribution of 
funds:

        Project                                                   Amount

America's Agricultural Heritage Partnership...................  $500,000
Augusta Canal National Heritage Area..........................   640,000
Automobile National Heritage Area.............................   338,000
Cache La Poudre River Corridor (from ONPS)....................    50,000
Cane River National Heritage Area (from ONPS).................   200,000
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor................   445,000
Essex National Heritage Area..................................   990,000
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area....................   792,000
Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor........   240,000
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage 
    Corridor..................................................   600,000
National Coal Heritage Area...................................   245,000
Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor................   990,000
Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage 
    Corridor..................................................   750,000
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area........................   990,000
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District.....   400,000
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor..................... 1,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

      Subtotal, Commissions & Grants.......................... 9,170,000

    Statutory or contractual aid.--The Committee recommends an 
increase of $1,436,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level 
for statutory or contractual aid. The distribution of funds is 
shown in the table at the beginning of this section.
    Of the funds provided for the Alaska Native Cultural 
Center, $250,000 is for the operation of the Center, consistent 
with the direction contained in the Statement of Managers 
accompanying the fiscal year 1999 appropriations bill, and 
$492,000 is for a grant to the Morris Thompson Visitor and 
Cultural Center consistent with Public Law 103-329.
    The Committee has provided funds for rehabilitation of the 
Sewall-Belmont House. Because the restoration will reduce the 
ability of the House to generate income, the Committee urges 
the Service to consider providing limited operational support 
for the House during the period in which rehabilitation work is 
being performed.
    A portion of the funds provided for Chesapeake Bay Gateways 
may be used for acquisition of the Holly Beach Farm property in 
Maryland.
    Urban parks and recreation fund.--The Committee recommends 
$2,000,000 for the urban parks and recreation fund, the same as 
the fiscal year 2000 level.

                       historic preservation fund

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $74,793,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      72,071,000
House allowance.........................................      41,347,000
Committee recommendation................................      44,347,000

    The Committee recommends $44,347,000 for the historic 
preservation fund, a decrease of $27,724,000 below the budget 
request and $30,446,000 below the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level. The amount provided includes an increase of $3,000,000 
for grants-in-aid to States, and reductions of $3,446,000 for 
restoration of historically black colleges and universities 
(HBCU's) and $30,000,000 reflecting completion of the Save 
America's Treasures program. The amount provided for HBCU's 
completes the program authorized in section 507 of Public Law 
104-333, and includes $1,000,000 for restoration of historic 
buildings at Cheney University and $750,000 for historic 
dormitories at the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. 
Remaining funds should be distributed to those institutions 
that can meet the matching requirements and have the most 
significantly endangered historic buildings.
    The Committee is aware of the pressing need to restore 
three of America's finest historic residences. The Frank Lloyd 
Wright-designed Darwin Martin house in Buffalo, New York, the 
Mark Twain house in Hartford, Connecticut, and the Rowan Oaks 
home of William Faulkner in Oxford, Mississippi are landmarks 
which should be preserved as historic attractions in the 
future. Should additional funds become available, the Committee 
urges priority consideration be given to these renovation 
projects.

                              construction

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $221,191,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     180,000,000
House allowance.........................................     141,004,000
Committee recommendation................................     207,079,000

    The Committee recommends $207,079,000 for National Park 
Service construction, an increase of $27,079,000 above the 
budget estimate and a decrease of $14,112,000 below the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level. Changes from the budget request are 
shown in the table below:

                   NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CONSTRUCTION
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee
                 Project                  Budget Request  recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Antietam NB, MD (stabilize/restore                   500             500
 battlefield structures)................
Apostle Islands NL, WI (erosion control)           1,360           1,360
Arches NP, UT (visitor center)..........  ..............           1,200
Big Bend NP, TX (rehabilitate water                2,124           2,124
 system)................................
Cape Cod NS, MA (rehabilitate visitor              2,753           2,753
 center)................................
Castillo San Marcos NM, FL (stabilize                828             828
 and restore fort)......................
Chiricahua NM, AZ (replace water system)           1,128           1,128
Colonial NHP, VA (erosion control)......           3,064           3,064
Corinth NB, MS (construct visitor         ..............           4,000
 center)................................
Cuyahoga NRA, OH (stabilize riverbank)..           2,000  ..............
Dayton Aviation NHP, OH (west exhibits).  ..............           1,300
Dry Tortugas NP, FL (stabilize and        ..............           1,000
 restore fort)..........................
Edison NHS, NJ (preserve historic         ..............           1,204
 buildings and museum collections)......
Everglades NP, FL (modified water                 12,000           9,000
 delivery system).......................
Fire Island NS, NY (rehabilitate and               1,933  ..............
 protect beach facilities, dunes,
 wetlands)..............................
Ft. Washington Park, MD (repair masonry   ..............           1,500
 wall)..................................
Gateway NRA, NJ (preservation of          ..............             300
 artifacts at Sandy Hook unit)..........
Gateway NRA, NY (construct natatorium)..           4,000  ..............
George Washington Memorial Parkway, MD             2,200           2,200
 (rehabiltiate Glen Echo facilities)....
Gettysburg NMP, PA (install fire                   1,323           1,323
 suppression)...........................
Glacier NP, MT (rehabiltiate sewage                4,544           4,544
 treatment system)......................
Grand Portage NM, MN (heritage center)..  ..............           4,640
Great Falls Historic District, NJ         ..............           1,000
 (stabilize historic structures)........
Harpers Ferry NP, WV (rehabilitation      ..............           1,239
 maint. bldg.)..........................
Hispanic Cultural Center, NM (construct   ..............           1,500
 cultural center).......................
Hot Springs NP, AR (rehabilitation).....  ..............           1,000
Independence NHP, PA (rehabilitate                 9,332           5,332
 Merchant's Exchange Building)..........
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley    ..............           2,500
 NHC, RI/MA.............................
Kenai Fjords NP, AK (inter-agency center  ..............             795
 design)................................
Keweenaw NHP, MI (restore historic                 1,500           1,500
 Calumet and Hecla Building)............
Lake Champlain NHLs (incl. Mount          ..............             650
 Independence Trail construction).......
Keweenaw NHP, MI (restore historic Union           2,500  ..............
 Building)..............................
Lincoln Home NHS, IL (restore historic    ..............           1,115
 structures)............................
Longfellow NHS, MA (carriage barn)......  ..............             487
Maggie Walker NHS, VA (stabilize and               1,867           1,867
 restore historic structures)...........
Mammoth Cave NP, KY (resolve OSHA                  3,650           3,650
 violations/resource deterioration).....
Manzanar NHS, CA (establish interpretive           4,179           4,179
 center and headquarters)...............
Minute Man NHP, MA (restore Battle Road              818  ..............
 Trail historic structures).............
Missouri Recreation Rivers Research and   ..............             850
 Education Center.......................
Morris Thompson Visitor and Cultural      ..............             500
 Center (Fairbanks), AK.................
Mount Rainier NP, WA (exhibit planning    ..............             150
 and film)..............................
National Capital Parks-Central, DC                   936             936
 (preserve Jefferson Memorial)..........
National Constitution Center, PA                   2,500          10,000
 (Federal contribution).................
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail, NJ     ..............             338
 (exhibits, signage)....................
New River Gorge NR, WV (repair retaining  ..............           1,245
 wall, visitor facilities, technical
 support)...............................
North Cascades NP, WA (stabilize and               2,370           2,370
 repair visitor center).................
Olympic NP, WA (design removal of Elwha           15,000          15,000
 dam and related facilities, construct
 water protection facilities)...........
Palace of the Governors, NM.............  ..............           1,000
Palo Alto Battlefield NHS, TX (visitor    ..............           1,817
 center)................................
Petersburg NB, VA (preserve historic                 666             666
 earthen forts).........................
Redwood NP, CA (remove failing roads)...             713             713
Rock Creek Park, DC (rehabilitate Carter           1,876  ..............
 Barron Ampitheater)....................
Rock Creek Park, DC (restore Meridian              2,926             500
 Hill Park).............................
Salem Maritime NHP, MA (rehabilitate               1,002           1,002
 historic Polish Club)..................
Santa Monica Mountains NRA, CA                     1,345  ..............
 (rehabilitate unsafe facilities).......
Sequoia NP, CA (remove facilities and              8,381           8,381
 restore Giant Forest)..................
Shiloh NMP, TN (erosion control)........  ..............           1,000
St. Croix NSR, WI (planning)............  ..............             240
St. Gaudens Memorial, NH (collections     ..............             465
 building, fire suppression)............
Statue of Liberty NMem and Ellis Island,  ..............           2,000
 NY/NJ (stabilize historic Ellis Island
 buildings).............................
U.S. Grant Boyhood Home NHL, OH           ..............             365
 (rehabilitation).......................
Vancouver NHR, WA (exhibits,              ..............           2,000
 rehabilitation)........................
Vicksburg NMP, MS (various).............  ..............           2,345
Virgin Islands NP, VI (construct                   2,000  ..............
 environmental education center)........
Wheeling Heritage Area, WV (various)....  ..............           4,000
Wright Brothers NMem, NC (redesign).....  ..............             572
Yellowstone NP, WY (replace water and              5,077           5,077
 wastewater treatment facilities).......
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal..........................         108,395         134,314
                                         ===============================
Emergency and Unscheduled Projects......           3,500           3,500
Housing Replacement.....................           5,000           5,000
Dam Safety..............................           1,440           1,440
Equipment Replacement...................          16,250          17,000
Construction Planning...................          10,840          13,000
Pre-design and Supplementary Services...           4,500           4,500
Construction Program Management and               17,100          17,100
 Operations.............................
General Management Planning.............          12,975          11,225
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal..........................          71,605          72,765
                                         ===============================
      Total, NPS Construction...........         180,000         207,079
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The funds provided for the National Constitution Center 
(NCC) represent the final contribution of the National Park 
Service to the construction of the Center. The Committee once 
again reiterates its understanding that the NCC will be 
entirely self-sustaining, and that the Center's governing 
officials have committed never to seek operating support from 
the National Park Service.
    The Committee has provided funds for further design of the 
Kenai Fjords multi-agency center. The Service should also use 
planning funds to support incorporation of a regional 
archaeological repository into the multi-agency center pursuant 
to section 1318 of the Alaska National Interest Lands 
Conservation Act.
    The Committee is aware that the National Park Service has 
commenced planning for a visitor center in Kotzebue, Alaska. 
The Committee believes such a facility should be planned in 
close coordination with the local native corporation and other 
local interests and directs the Service to keep the Committee 
informed of its progress in this regard.
    The Committee has provided funds for planning of a land 
information center in Fairbanks, Alaska pursuant to section 
1305 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. 
Such planning should be conducted in coordination with native 
groups, tourism bureaus and other local entities and shall be 
collocated with the Morris Thompson Visitor and Native Cultural 
Center being planned by the Tanana Chiefs Conference.
    Funds provided in fiscal year 2000 for design of a visitor 
center at Glacier Bay NP shall be reprogrammed for a 
cooperative study with the State of Alaska to explore options 
for the location of campgrounds, trails, and other visitor 
facilities along the Stampede Road alignment.
    Funds provided for the Wheeling Heritage Area are subject 
to the terms contained in House Report 106-479.
    Funds provided for construction of a visitor center at Palo 
Alto Battlefield NHS will complement non-Federal funds that 
have been committed to the project.
    Funds provided for the restoration of the Mississippi 
monument at Vicksburg NMP are to match funds previously 
provided by the State of Mississippi. The remaining funds 
provided for Vicksburg are for stabilization of Mint Spring and 
planning for the restoration of the cemetery wall and Shirley 
House.
    Within the amount provided for Elwha River restoration, 
$500,000 is for cooperative work with the Lower Elwha Klallam 
Tribe on fish restoration projects identified in the Elwha 
River environmental impact statement.
    The Committee notes that the National Parks Omnibus 
Management Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-391) requires that 
``[No] study of the potential of an area for inclusion in the 
National Park System may be initiated after the date of 
enactment of this subsection, except as provided by specific 
authorization of an Act of Congress.'' As such, the Committee 
has not provided funding for the initiation of any such studies 
that are not specifically authorized. The Committee has, 
however, provided some direction in this report pertaining to 
studies initiated prior to the enactment of Public Law 105-391.
    Funds provided for planning include funds to complete a 
study for preserving sites within Golden Gate Recreation Area 
related to immigration, including Angel Island, and to continue 
a study of Gullah culture. Funds are also provided for an 
environmental assessment to assess alternate routes for an 
Ozark Highlands Trail at the Buffalo National River.
    Funds provided for the Palace of the Governors are subject 
to authorization.
    Funds provided for equipment replacement include such 
amounts as necessary to provide a replacement aircraft for the 
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

                    land and water conservation fund


                              (rescission)

Appropriations, 2000....................................    -$30,000,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     -30,000,000
House allowance.........................................     -30,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     -30,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $30,000,000 in 
annual contract authority provided by 16 U.S.C. 460l-10a. This 
authority has not been used in recent years and there are no 
plans to use it in fiscal year 2001.

                 land acquisition and state assistance

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $120,700,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     297,468,000
House allowance.........................................     104,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      87,140,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $87,140,000, a 
decrease of $210,328,000 below the budget estimate and a 
decrease of $33,560,000 below the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level.
    The following table shows the Committee recommendation:

                                                               Committee
        Area and State                                    Recommendation

Big Cypress NP&P; for Everglades Restoration, FL.........      $2,000,000
Brandywine Battlefield, PA..............................       1,000,000
Cape Cod NS, MA.........................................         500,000
Cumberland Gap NHP, TN..................................          40,000
Curecanti NRA/Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, CO.......       1,600,000
Ebey's Landing NHR, WA..................................       2,000,000
Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania NMP, VA.....................       2,500,000
Gettysburg NMP, PA......................................       2,000,000
Grant to State of Florida for Everglades Restoration, FL      12,000,000
Ice Age NST, WI.........................................       2,000,000
Monocacy NB, MD.........................................          50,000
Petroglyph National Monument, NM........................       2,700,000
Piscataway Park, MD.....................................         200,000
Santa Monica Mountains NRA, CA..........................       1,250,000
Sitka NHP (Sheldon Jackson College), AK.................       1,300,000
Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI.................................       1,100,000
Timucuan E&H; Pres, FL...................................         750,000
Vicksburg NMP, MS.......................................         150,000
Wrangell-St. Elias NP&P;, AK.............................       3,000,000
Acquisition Mgt.........................................       4,500,000
Emergency/Hardships.....................................       4,000,000
Inholdings/Exchanges....................................       2,500,000
State Assistance........................................      39,000,000
State Assistance Grant Administration...................       1,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, land acquisition...........................      87,140,000

    The Committee directs the National Park Service to conduct 
extensive outreach efforts and public meetings in and around 
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, to explain the options for 
expansion involving the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. 
The National Park Service should determine if a consensus 
exists in the area for expansion of the park, and, if such a 
consensus does exist, at what level. The National Park Service 
is directed to report to the Committee on the results of its 
outreach efforts.
    The Committee has provided $40,000,000 for the State 
assistance program, the same as the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level. Language is included in the bill prohibiting the use of 
any of these funds to establish a reserve or contingency fund. 
The bill does not include any language requiring that State 
assistance funds be used only for land acquisition as proposed 
by the House and, in part, by the administration. The Committee 
regards such a limitation as inappropriate and contrary to the 
purposes of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act.
    The Committee is aware that legislation is under 
consideration that would authorize the acquisition of Cat 
Island for addition to Gulf Islands National Seashore. The 
Committee will consider funding requirements for this purchase 
should appropriate authorizing legislation be enacted.
    In fiscal year 2000, the Committee provided $1,500,000 for 
land acquisition at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The 
Committee is aware that the negotiations have stalled with the 
seller of the Great Crack property, which was the Park's 
intended purchase with these funds. The Committee is also aware 
of the Park's long standing interest in acquiring the Kahuku 
Ranch, which is contiguous to the Park. The Committee is also 
aware that the owners of the Kahuku Ranch have offered the 
ranch for sale. The Committee, therefore, directs that the 
$1,500,000 provided in fiscal year 2000 be used toward the 
purchase of the Kahuku Ranch for an addition to Hawaii 
Volcanoes National Park. The current authorizing language, 
however, puts a restriction on lands added to ``round out'' the 
park. The restriction only allows these additions to the Park 
through donation of land or purchase with donated funds. As 
such, the above, is subject to the removal of this restriction 
from the authorizing language.
    The Committee is aware that legislation that would 
authorize the acquisition of the Castle Rocks Ranch in Idaho 
near the City of Rocks National Reserve has unanimously passed 
the Senate and is under consideration by the House. The 
Committee will consider funding requirements for this purchase 
should appropriate authorizing legislation be enacted.
    The Committee is aware that legislation is under 
consideration that would authorize the acquisition of the Kieg 
Property for addition to the Golden Gate National Recreation 
Area. The Committee will consider funding requirements for this 
purchase should appropriate authorizing language be enacted.
    The Committee is aware of the importance of purchasing 
lands described in the Park Service Effigy Mounds National 
Monument General Management Plan Amendment to preserve certain 
Native Indian effigy mounds, the scenic nature of the land and 
other purposes. If the purchase of the land is authorized and 
the land is subject to purchase by buyers who may cause a 
direct threat to the resource, the Parks Service may use 
$750,000 in Emergency/Hardships funds for the land acquisition 
from willing sellers.

                          ENERGY AND MINERALS


                         U.S. Geological Survey


                 surveys, investigations, and research

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $813,376,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     895,379,000
House allowance.........................................     816,676,000
Committee recommendation................................     847,596,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $847,596,000 
for surveys, investigations, and research of the U.S. 
Geological Survey [USGS]. This amount is $34,220,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level and $47,783,000 below the budget 
estimate.
    The following table provides a comparison of the 
Committee's fiscal year 2001 recommendations with the budget 
estimate:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National mapping program:
    National data collection and integration.................      $67,327,000      $54,558,000     -$12,769,000
    Earth science information management and delivery........       36,911,000       35,411,000       -1,500,000
    Geographic research and applications.....................       51,044,000       36,744,000      -14,300,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, national mapping program.....................      155,282,000      126,713,000      -28,569,000
                                                              ==================================================
Geologic hazards, resources, and processes:
    Geologic hazards assessments.............................       73,236,000       72,886,000         -350,000
    Geologic landscape and coastal assessments...............       77,189,000       67,239,000       -9,950,000
    Geologic resource assessments............................       74,384,000       78,393,000       +4,009,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, geologic hazards, resources, and processes...      224,809,000      218,518,000       -6,291,000
                                                              ==================================================
Water resources investigations:
    Water resources assessment and research..................       90,355,000       95,049,000       +4,694,000
    Water data collection and management.....................       39,275,000       33,666,000       -5,609,000
    Federal-State program....................................       62,879,000       62,879,000  ...............
    Water Resources Research Institutes......................        5,067,000        5,067,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, water resources investigations...............      197,576,000      196,661,000         -915,000
                                                              ==================================================
Biological research:
    Biological research and monitoring.......................      123,430,000      122,922,000         -508,000
    Biological information management and delivery...........       21,243,000       10,743,000      -10,500,000
    Cooperative research units...............................       14,108,000       14,108,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, biological research..........................      158,781,000      147,773,000      -11,008,000
                                                              ==================================================
Science support..............................................       70,895,000       69,895,000       -1,000,000
Facilities...................................................       88,036,000       88,036,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, surveys, investigations, and re-  search........      895,379,000      847,596,000      -47,783,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    National mapping program.--The Committee recommends 
$126,713,000 for this program. This amount is $4,000 below the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level and $28,569,000 below the budget 
estimate. Increases include $1,596,000 for pay costs and 
$500,000 for further work on the National Atlas. In addition, 
the Committee has restored the reduction of $2,631,000 proposed 
in the budget estimate for geospatial data production. In 
agreement with the budget estimate, reductions of $2,000,000 
for high performance computing and $100,000 for hyperspectral 
remote sensing have been assumed. The Committee understands 
that hazards-related work funded within the Mapping Program's 
budget in fiscal year 2000 and initially planned for in the 
fiscal year 2001 budget will be more appropriately sought 
through other sources. Therefore, the Committee expects those 
funds to be redirected to manage Landsat 7 activities.
    The Committee notes the willingness of the Eros Data Center 
to include Sinte Gleska University of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation in the ``Gateway to the Future'' program and 
encourages it to make funds available for that purpose should 
additional appropriations become available for the project.
    The Committee is deeply disturbed by events that have 
transpired over the past year within the Mapping Program. 
Mapping Program staff redirected substantial sums of money to 
activities, which were unauthorized and for which dollars were 
not appropriated, without the Committee's knowledge or consent. 
The apparent lack of recognition by the Mapping Program staff 
that these actions were, at a minimum, contrary to accepted 
procedure, as well as their lack of cooperation as the 
Committee attempted to obtain complete information, has proven 
as disturbing as the initial events themselves. The Committee 
will not tolerate the continued failure of the Mapping Program 
to operate in a responsible and accountable manner. The 
Committee expects the Director of USGS to act immediately to 
ensure that systems are put in place whereby the Mapping 
Program's budgetary operations are coordinated with the larger 
USGS budget office and appropriate oversight is provided at a 
sufficiently detailed level to avoid further incidents of this 
magnitude.
    Geological hazards, resources, and processes.--The 
Committee recommends an amount of $218,518,000 for this 
program. This amount is $7,296,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level and $6,291,000 below the budget estimate. 
Increases include $4,796,000 for pay costs, $2,000,000 for 
seismographic equipment, $500,000 for volcano hazards work, and 
$500,000 for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping program 
to conduct projects that will complement the groundwater 
studies to be undertaken by the Water Resources Investigations 
program. In addition to the foregoing amounts, the Committee 
has restored the following: $2,509,000 for the Energy Resources 
program, $3,200,000 for the Minerals Resources program and 
$250,000 for the Volcano Hazards program. Within the amounts 
restored, $1,525,000 is intended for the Alaska Minerals-At-
Risk program, $475,000 is for geological surveys of the Yukon 
Flats, and $250,000 is to continue the cooperative agreement 
with the University of Hawaii-Hilo. The Committee expects that 
other activities for which funds have been restored will 
continue as described in the budget estimate. Within the 
Volcano Hazards program, the Committee has continued funding in 
the amount of $3,000,000 for monitoring activities at the 
Alaska Volcano Observatory. Within the amount of base funding 
designated for coastal erosion work, $250,000 is designated for 
the South Carolina coastal erosion monitoring program and up to 
$1,000,000 will be available as needed for continuation of the 
joint USGS-SC Sea Grant Consortium South Carolina/Coastal 
Erosion Study as outlined in the Phase II Study Plan presented 
to the U.S. Congress in February 1998. A reduction of $500,000 
has been taken for the LIDAR project in agreement with the 
budget estimate.
    Water resources investigations.--The Committee recommends 
$196,661,000 for this program. This amount is $10,842,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and $915,000 below the 
budget estimate. Increases include the following: $5,292,000 
for pay costs, $3,100,000 for new or upgraded streamgaging 
stations and associated technology, and $2,000,000 to 
accelerate the groundwater studies program. In addition to base 
funding of $185,000 dedicated to monitoring work on Lake 
Champlain, an increase of $300,000 is included for new 
investigations related to toxic materials in the Lake Champlain 
basin. Other increases include $450,000 to monitor and protect 
water resources in the State of Hawaii and $300,000 for the 
Lake Mead/Mojave Environmental Research Institute to conduct 
research on environmental matters involving the ecosystems and 
watersheds of Lake Mead. Within the groundwater program, the 
Committee expects $400,000 to be dedicated to collecting and 
synthesizing data regarding the hydrology and health of the 
Methow Valley river system. Reductions from the fiscal year 
2000 enacted level include $500,000 for a well drilled on 
Molokai and $100,000 for endocrine disruption studies completed 
on the Las Vegas Wash. The Committee has restored $6,385,000 in 
program reductions proposed in the budget estimate as follows: 
$1,740,000 for the Toxic Substances Hydrology Program; 
$2,454,000 for Hydrologic Research and Development; and 
$2,191,000 for Hydrologic Networks and Analysis.
    Biological research.--The Committee recommends $147,773,000 
for this program. This amount is $10,877,000 above the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level and includes the following increases: 
$8,000,000 for the science centers, $2,177,000 for pay costs 
and $700,000 for the cooperative research units. In addition, 
the Committee has restored $3,992,000 to existing programs 
proposed for reduction in the budget estimate. Included in 
those funds is an amount of $180,000 for the Yukon River Chum 
Salmon Program, which the Committee expects to continue in 
fiscal year 2001. Within available program funds, the Committee 
expects an amount of $250,000 to be designated for the Leetown 
Science Center to conduct drug efficacy studies. The Committee 
recommendation of an $8,000,000 increase for the BRD science 
centers is proposed following discussions with the Secretary of 
the Interior in which he expressed his concern that 
insufficient base funding has eroded the centers' core 
capabilities and reduced their ability to address important, 
long-term strategic research. The Committee understands that 
with the additional amount provided for core science support, 
centers can begin to stabilize their base operations, which are 
now funded below the 1995 level. The Committee intends that 
additional funds be distributed in accordance with information 
provided by the Department of the Interior and the Survey, as 
shown below. The Committee wants to make clear that these funds 
are not intended to meet DOI Science Priorities as described in 
the budget estimate and should not be redirected for that 
purpose without prior consultation and approval from the 
Committee.
    Proposed distribution of additional science center funding:
  --Upper Midwest Science Center, LaCrosse, Wisconsin--$400,000 
        for large river monitoring and decision-support 
        expertise;
  --Leetown Science Center, Leetown, West Virginia--$200,000 to 
        address fish passage and fisheries genetics research;
  --National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin--
        $600,000 to provide wildlife disease expertise and 
        research;
  --Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland--
        $900,000 for migratory bird and endangered species 
        research and monitoring activities;
  --Florida Caribbean Science Center, Gainesville, Florida--
        $600,000 to fund marine and freshwater fisheries, coral 
        reef, and aquatic invasive species research;
  --Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan--$800,000 
        to provide aquatic system and fisheries expertise;
  --Midcontinent Ecological Science Center, Fort Collins, 
        Colorado--$300,000 for ecological and global climate 
        change research;
  --Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, North 
        Dakota--$300,000 to fund wildlife and wetlands research 
        in the Great Plains;
  --Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia, 
        Missouri--$900,000 to fund large river monitoring and 
        assessment and provide contaminant expertise;
  --National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, Louisiana--
        $300,000 for coastal wetlands research;
  --Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Bozeman, Montana--
        $200,000 to provide ecological, genetics, and disease 
        expertise and research;
  --Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, Washington--
        $600,000 for riverine freshwater ecology, salmon 
        ecology, and decision-support model development;
  --Alaska Biological Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska--
        $900,000 to fund wildlife and ecological work in the 
        interior and coastal areas of Alaska;
  --Pacific Island Ecosystem Research Center, Honolulu, 
        Hawaii--$400,000 to fund invasive species and 
        endangered species research;
  --Western Ecological Research Center, Davis, California--
        $400,000 to develop Habitat Conservation Plan decision-
        support models and provide desert ecology studies;
  --Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Corvalis, 
        Oregon--$200,000 to fund monitoring and decision-
        support research.
    Science support.--The Committee recommends $69,895,000 for 
science support. This amount is $2,791,000 above the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level and $1,000,000 below the budget 
estimate. Increases include $1,791,000 for pay costs and 
$1,000,000 to invest in infrastructure that will allow the 
Survey to increase data transfer capacity.
    Facilities.--The Committee recommends $88,036,000 for 
facilities. This amount is $2,418,000 above the fiscal year 
2000 enacted level and meets the budget estimate. The increase 
of $2,418,000 is provided for pay costs. Within funds provided, 
the Committee designates $920,000 for engineering and design 
work associated with the proposed expansion of the Leetown 
Science Center.
    Last year, the Committee provided $500,000 to assist with 
the retrofit of a research vessel, the R/V Sturgeon for use by 
the Great Lakes Science Center. At that time, because the 
Committee understood that there would be numerous partners 
involved in the work to be undertaken once the vessel was 
operational, the Committee encouraged a cost-share of the 
retrofit. The Committee has recently been informed that its 
funding proposal for cost sharing options can not be carried 
out by the Survey and that an additional $500,000 will be 
required from within the fiscal year 2001 appropriation for 
facilities to complete the retrofit. The Committee agrees to 
this proposal, however, the Committee also understands from 
discussions with the Survey that a cost-share for the future 
operations of R/V Sturgeon is a distinct possibility. 
Therefore, the Committee directs the Survey to pursue this 
funding option and report back in as timely manner as possible 
with recommendations for its implementation.
    Other.--The Committee is dismayed that complaints continue 
to be heard regarding the Survey's perceived competition with 
the private sector. Most recent complaints have focused on the 
assumption by USGS of Landsat 7 activities at the EROS Data 
Center, but each year has brought a flurry of similar 
complaints regarding related issues. The Committee is 
frustrated that USGS has not made further inroads in this area 
and insists that it address these problems directly. The 
Committee should not be the forum for the private sector's 
complaints because of the perception that USGS itself is not 
responsive. The Committee expects USGS to take these criticisms 
seriously and set up procedures that will increase 
communications with the private sector and address its concerns 
in a satisfactory manner.
    The Committee notes that in the GPRA table on page 87 of 
the budget estimate, $27,000,000 is designated for the offset 
of pay costs in fiscal year 2001. The requirement by the 
Department of the Interior (DOI) that USGS fully offset its 
fixed costs has been an issue for the Committee for the past 
several years. The Committee does not understand the disparity 
in treatment between USGS and other DOI bureaus that are not 
required to adhere to this regulation. Attempting to offset pay 
costs when there are not legitimate reductions to be had 
produces a budget that lacks programmatic continuity and 
undermines proposals for any new initiatives. The Committee 
urges the DOI to reconsider its requirement for fixed cost 
offsets in the fiscal year 2002 USGS budget estimate.
    The Committee reviewed many good projects that were 
proposed to be funded through the Community-Federal Information 
Partnership initiative. The Committee did not have sufficient 
resources to fund the CFIP program, but would urge 
consideration of several of these projects should additional 
dollars become available at a later date.

                      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 2001, it is 
estimated that MMS will collect and distribute $6,200,000,000 
from over 80,000 Federal and Indian leases.

                royalty and offshore minerals management

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $110,200,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     134,128,000
House allowance.........................................     133,318,000
Committee recommendation................................     134,010,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $134,010,000 
for royalty and offshore minerals management, an increase of 
$23,810,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
Committee has provided $6,620,000 for fixed cost increases. A 
comparison of the budget estimates and the Committee 
recommendations are shown in the following table:

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                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Outer Continental Shelf lands:
    Leasing and environmental program........................      $36,544,000      $36,544,000  ...............
    Resource evaluation......................................       23,824,000       24,206,000        +$382,000
    Regulatory program.......................................       43,181,000       43,181,000  ...............
    Information management program...........................       14,777,000       14,777,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Outer Continental Shelf lands................      118,326,000      118,708,000         +382,000
                                                              ==================================================
Royalty management:
    Valuation and operations.................................       40,102,000       40,102,000  ...............
    Compliance...............................................       43,365,000       43,365,000  ...............
    Indian allottee refunds..................................           15,000           15,000  ...............
    Program services office..................................        2,775,000        2,775,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, royalty management...........................       86,257,000       86,257,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
General administration:
    Executive direction......................................        1,984,000        1,984,000  ...............
    Policy and management improvement........................        4,448,000        3,988,000         -500,000
    Administrative operations................................       14,190,000       14,190,000  ...............
    General support services.................................       16,293,000       16,293,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, general administration.......................       36,955,000       36,455,000         -500,000
                                                              ==================================================
Use of receipts..............................................     -107,410,000     -107,410,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, royalty and offshore minerals management........      134,128,000      134,010,000         -118,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has provided $600,000 for royalty and 
offshore minerals management for the Center for Marine 
Resources and Environmental Technology program to support 
exploration and sustainable development of seabed minerals.
    Within the funds provided for the regulatory program, 
$1,400,000 shall be used to support operations and research 
activities of the Offshore Technology Research Center. The 
Committee recognizes that as offshore drilling moves into 
deeper water, new technical, safety, and environmental 
challenges are faced. Therefore, cutting edge research done at 
the Center is vital to ensure continued innovative technology 
development targeting important offshore engineering issues. 
These include performance based design, response evaluation of 
deepwater platforms, interface problems with associated 
infrastructure, and the development of technologies to assess 
and manage safety and environmental risks associated with 
deepwater production systems. The Committee strongly urges the 
Agency to consider more fully the basic mission of the Center 
in future budget requests.
    The Committee has continued bill language identical to 
language included in the fiscal year 2000 appropriations act 
under general provisions, Department of the Interior to 
prohibit the use of funds for Outer Continental Shelf leasing 
and development activities in certain areas. The Committee 
notes again, as it has in past fiscal years, that development 
activities outside of approved areas identified in the agency's 
5-year Outer Continental Shelf development plan are not 
permitted under law. Accordingly, the moratoria language is 
largely irrelevant so long as the Administration follows its 
own plan.
    The Committee understands that the process of projecting 
offsetting receipts 1 to 2 years into the future is, at best, 
an uncertain business. Recognizing this, the Committee has 
again given the Minerals Management Service the authority to 
utilize receipts accruing from rental rates in effect prior to 
August 5, 1993 to augment the primary sources of receipts 
should this be necessary to reach the operating levels intended 
by this Committee.

                           oil spill research

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $6,118,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       6,118,000
House allowance.........................................       6,118,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,118,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,118,000 for 
oil spill research, the same as the budget estimate and the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level.

          Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement


                       regulation and technology

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $95,860,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      98,076,000
House allowance.........................................      97,753,000
Committee recommendation................................     101,076,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $101,076,000 
for regulation and technology, which is an increase of 
$3,000,000 above the budget estimate and an increase of 
$5,216,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. A 
comparison of the budget estimate and the Committee 
recommendation is as follows:

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                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Environmental restoration....................................         $157,000         $157,000  ...............
Environmental protection.....................................       73,442,000       76,442,000      +$3,000,000
Technology development and transfer..........................       11,846,000       11,846,000  ...............
Financial management.........................................          537,000          537,000  ...............
Executive direction..........................................       11,819,000       11,819,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, regulation and technology....................       97,801,000      100,801,000       +3,000,000
                                                              ==================================================
Civil penalties..............................................          275,000          275,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, regulation and technology.......................       98,076,000      101,076,000       +3,000,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has included an increase of $3,000,000 above 
the request for State regulatory grants.

                    Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund

                         (Definite, Trust Fund)

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $195,873,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     211,158,000
House allowance.........................................     197,873,000
Committee recommendation................................     201,438,000

    The Committee recommends $201,438,000 for the abandoned 
mine reclamation fund, which is a decrease below the budget 
estimate of $9,720,000 and an increase of $5,565,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The Committee has included 
$902,000 for fixed cost increases. The remainder of the 
increase above the enacted level is for additional 
environmental restoration work. A comparison of the Committee 
recommendation and the budget estimate is as follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Environmental restoration....................................     $195,785,000     $186,109,000      -$9,676,000
Technology development and transfer..........................        3,599,000        3,599,000  ...............
Financial management.........................................        5,414,000        5,414,000  ...............
Executive direction..........................................        6,360,000        6,316,000          -44,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................      211,158,000      201,438,000       -9,720,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has included $10,000,000 for the Appalachian 
clean streams initiative to address acid mine drainage 
problems. Within funds provided is $1,000,000 for the 
University of Kentucky's abandoned mine land reforestation 
project. This amount is to be matched with funds provided in 
this bill to the Department of Energy for carbon sequestration 
research. Language has been included in the bill to make these 
funds available.
    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. Language also is 
included in the bill 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 language in the bill which would 
fund minimum program State grants at $1,600,000 per State as 
well as language which provides $10,000,000 to be used for 
projects in the Appalachian clean streams initiative.
    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, 2000....................................  $1,639,535,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................   1,795,010,000
House allowance.........................................   1,657,446,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,704,620,000

    The Committee recommends $1,704,620,000 for fiscal year 
2001 for the operation of Indian programs, a $65,085,000 
increase above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and 
$90,390,000 below the budget estimate. The Committee regrets 
that, due to tight budget constraints, it is unable to provide 
all requested program increases. The Committee recommends all 
requested transfers and full funding for fixed costs, which 
total $32,524,000. Additionally, the Committee recommends 
significant increases above the fiscal year 2000 funding level 
for school construction, school facilities improvement and 
repairs, law enforcement, school operations, and Indian trust 
programs. The following table provides a comparison of the 
budget estimate with the Committee recommendation:

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                                                                                  Committee
                                                             Budget estimate   recommendation        Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                   TRIBAL BUDGET SYSTEM

Tribal priority allocations:
    Tribal government.....................................      $374,634,000      $370,087,000       -$4,547,000
    Human services........................................       165,964,000       148,820,000       -17,144,000
    Education.............................................        52,662,000        49,794,000        -2,868,000
    Public safety and justice.............................         1,364,000         1,364,000  ................
    Community development.................................        43,963,000        38,913,000        -5,050,000
    Resources management..................................        55,321,000        55,321,000  ................
    Trust services........................................        43,723,000        34,955,000        -8,768,000
    General administration................................        23,549,000        23,549,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, tribal priority allocations.............       761,180,000       722,803,000       -38,377,000
                                                           =====================================================
Other recurring programs:
    Education:
        School operations:
            Forward funding...............................       439,132,000       412,556,000       -26,576,000
            Other school operations.......................        67,439,000        66,439,000        -1,000,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, school operations.................       506,571,000       478,995,000       -27,576,000
                                                           =====================================================
        Continuing education..............................        38,202,000        36,311,000        -1,891,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, education.............................       544,773,000       515,306,000       -29,467,000
                                                           =====================================================
    Resources management..................................        37,184,000        40,408,000        +3,224,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, other recurring programs..................       581,957,000       555,714,000       -26,243,000
                                                           =====================================================
Nonrecurring programs:
    Tribal government.....................................           257,000           257,000  ................
    Community development.................................         2,000,000         2,000,000  ................
    Resources management..................................        31,428,000        31,728,000          +300,000
    Trust services........................................        37,720,000        34,566,000        -3,154,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, nonrecurring programs.....................        71,405,000        68,551,000        -2,854,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, tribal budget system.........................     1,414,542,000     1,347,068,000       -67,474,000
                                                           =====================================================
                      BIA OPERATIONS

Central office operations:
    Tribal government.....................................         2,607,000         2,607,000  ................
    Human services........................................         1,299,000         1,299,000  ................
    Community development.................................           868,000           868,000  ................
    Resources management..................................         3,427,000         3,427,000  ................
    Trust services........................................         2,642,000         2,642,000  ................
    General administration:
        Education program management......................         2,392,000         2,392,000  ................
        Other general administration......................        44,629,000        44,629,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, general administration................        47,021,000        47,021,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, central office opera-  tions..........        57,864,000        57,864,000  ................
                                                           =====================================================
Regional office operations:
    Tribal government.....................................         1,365,000         1,365,000  ................
    Human services........................................         3,023,000         3,023,000  ................
    Community development.................................           823,000           823,000  ................
    Resources management..................................         3,307,000         3,307,000  ................
    Trust services........................................        23,543,000        12,843,000       -10,700,000
    General administration................................        24,733,000        24,733,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, regional office operations................        56,794,000        46,094,000       -10,700,000
                                                           =====================================================
Special programs and pooled overhead:
    Education.............................................        15,598,000        15,598,000  ................
    Public safety and justice.............................       160,104,000       151,989,000        -8,115,000
    Community development.................................         5,053,000         4,452,000          -601,000
    Resources management..................................         1,314,000         1,314,000  ................
    General administration................................        83,741,000        80,241,000        -3,500,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, special programs..........................       265,810,000       253,594,000       -12,216,000
                                                           =====================================================
      Total, BIA operations...............................       380,468,000       357,552,000       -22,916,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total, operation of Indian programs.................     1,795,010,000     1,704,620,000       -90,390,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Tribal priority allocations.--The Committee recommends 
$722,803,000 for tribal priority allocations (TPA), an increase 
of $22,080,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
net increase reflects the following program increases above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level: $5,000,000 for the Indian Self-
Determination Fund for new and expanded contracts or compacts, 
$2,500,000 for real estate services (trust services), 
$1,000,000 for real estate appraisals (trust services), and 
$1,521,000 to be used to address the probate backlog (trust 
services).
    Additionally, the Committee directs the Bureau to continue 
funding the Inchelium Public Ferry that connects remote 
sections of the Colville Indian Reservation to educational and 
health care services.
    Other recurring programs.--The Committee recommends 
$555,714,000 for other recurring programs, an increase of 
$13,668,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The net 
increase reflects a $500,000 increase above the fiscal year 
2000 level for Alaska subsistence and an increase of $176,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for the Kawerak 
Reindeer Herders Association to be used for its processing 
center, a one time increase for this purpose. Both the Alaska 
subsistence increase and the increase for Kawerak are within 
resource management.
    Additionally, the Committee's recommendation for other 
recurring programs focuses on the importance of increasing 
educational program funding for Indian students. As such, the 
Committee's recommendation also provides the following 
increases above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level: $1,000,000 
for the Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP) formula 
funds, $1,000,000 for administrative cost grants, and 
$1,000,000 for operating grants for tribally controlled 
community colleges.
    Finally, the Committee provides the same level of funding 
as the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for the Northwest Indian 
Fisheries Commission and tribes of Washington State for their 
efforts to implement the Timber-Fish-Wildlife, Forest and Fish 
Report. The Committee expects the Commission and the tribes to 
use these funds as part of the implementation process 
envisioned in the Forest and Fish Report that may lead to 
eventual development and adoption of a Habitat Conservation 
Plan. The Committee would like to receive a report from the 
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission by September 1, 2001, on 
the work the tribes have done to date, progress being made on 
key issues, as well as a statement of any additional work 
necessary to implement the plan.
    Non-recurring programs.--The Committee recommends 
$68,551,000 for non-recurring programs, a $4,320,000 increase 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Within the amount 
provided, there are two decreases compared to the fiscal year 
2000 enacted level, $589,000 for the Gila River Farms Program 
and $100,000 for the Lake Roosevelt Council. Within the 
Committee's recommendation are increases above the fiscal year 
2000 enacted level within the resource management forestry 
account; $200,000 to accelerate the completion of the Uintah 
and Ouray Indian Reservation's forest inventory and analysis 
and $100,000 for Alaska Village Initiatives for a compressed 
air foam firefighting demonstration project for roadless Alaska 
Native villages without access to adequate firefighting 
equipment to protect homes and public facilities. The Committee 
has also provided $2,000,000 in community development for a 
distance learning, telemedicine, and fiber optic pilot system 
for the Crow, Fort Peck and Northern Cheyenne Reservations. 
Finally, in support of Congress' interest in improving Indian 
trust services, the Committee recommends providing the 
following increases above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level: 
$146,000 for the Alaska Legal Services program, which restores 
the $100,000 reduction in fiscal year 2000 and provides a 
$46,000 increase over the fiscal year 1999 funding level, and 
$2,000,000 for real estate services.
    Central Office Operations.--The Committee recommends 
$57,864,000 for central office operations, a $5,227,000 
increase above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
recommendation includes an increase of $500,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level for the Office of Trust 
Responsibilities. This increase is provided to ensure that the 
Bureau's headquarters has enough resources to provide adequate 
oversight of all trust service activities. Also within the 
Committee's recommendation, there is a $4,000,000 increase 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for the implementation 
of the recommendations set forth in the 1999 National Academy 
of Public Administration (NAPA) report. The Committee looks 
forward to seeing positive management changes within the Bureau 
and directs the Bureau to provide the Committee with periodic 
updates as the Bureau continues to implement the NAPA 
recommendations.
    Regional Office Operations.--The Committee recommends 
$46,094,000 for regional office operations, a $3,853,000 
increase above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The increase 
provides additional resources for the regional offices to focus 
on trust reform. Within the recommendation are the following 
increases above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level: $500,000 
for general trust services, $1,000,000 for real estate 
services, $1,000,000 for land titles and records offices, and 
$500,000 for land record improvements.
    Special programs and pooled overhead.--The Committee 
recommends $253,594,000 for special programs and pooled 
overhead, a $15,937,000 increase above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level. The recommendation includes a decrease of 
$522,000 below the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for the 
National Ironworkers Training Program, an increase of $750,000 
for the Crownpoint Institute of Technology, and an increase of 
$8,000,000 above the enacted level for the law enforcement 
initiative.
    Congress has recognized the unique Federal law enforcement 
responsibilities in Indian country and, in turn, has provided 
significant increases in each of the last two fiscal years for 
law enforcement. The Committee recommends another major 
increase for fiscal year 2001. The Committee understands that 
the increase in funding will allow the Bureau to focus on 
increasing its law enforcement manpower, operations of 
detention facilities, and law enforcement equipment. 
Additionally, the Committee notes particular concern regarding 
the high incidence of youth violence and delinquency in Indian 
country and commends the Bureau for participating in such 
programs as Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.), 
Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.), and other 
crime prevention activities.
    Within the amount provided for the Indian Arts and Crafts 
Board, $290,000 is for enforcement and compliance mandated by 
the Indian Arts and Crafts Act (IACA) of 1990. The Board is 
directed to implement a trademark registration program as 
authorized by IACA and begin registering trademarks to assist 
individual Indian artisans and tribes in marketing their works 
as genuine Indian-produced.
    Other.--The Committee continues to be concerned about 
reprogramming and transfer actions that would frustrate the 
Committee's support for trust system improvements. Therefore, 
real estate services, real estate appraisal funds, and probate 
funds within Tribal Priority Allocations are not to be 
reprogrammed without Committee approval. Further, probate 
backlog reduction funds within Non-Recurring Programs and land 
records improvement funds within Regional Office Operations are 
not available for transfer into the base budget of any tribe.
    The Committee commends the joint efforts of the Bureau and 
the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, which have resulted in 
providing positive youth related activities such as athletic 
activities and alcohol and substance abuse education. The 
Committee strongly encourages the Bureau to continue this 
relationship and to coordinate with the Department of Justice 
in an effort to increase the use of Boys and Girls Clubs by 
Indian and Native youths. As mentioned elsewhere in this 
report, the Committee is concerned about the increase of 
violent crime associated with young Indians and Natives. As 
such, the Committee is encouraged to see that there have been 
efforts to provide young Indians with positive alternative 
activities.
    Language is included in the general provisions of title I 
of the bill regarding small tribes in Alaska.

                              construction

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $197,404,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     365,912,000
House allowance.........................................     184,404,000
Committee recommendation................................     341,004,000

    The Committee recommends $341,004,000 for construction 
which is $143,600,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. 
The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimate with the Committee recommendation:

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                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Education....................................................     $300,499,000     $276,586,000     -$23,913,000
Public safety and justice....................................        5,541,000        5,541,000  ...............
Resources management.........................................       50,645,000       50,645,000  ...............
General administration.......................................        2,171,000        2,171,000  ...............
Construction management......................................        7,056,000        6,061,000         -995,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, construction....................................      365,912,000      341,004,000      -24,908,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee's recommendation for education construction 
provides significant increases for school replacement and also 
generous increased funding for facilities improvement and 
repairs of schools. Also, within education construction there 
are increases for repairs of employee housing.
    The amount provided within education construction includes 
$121,149,000 for construction on the top six replacement 
schools on the Bureau's priority list, which is $58,290,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level.
    The Committee recognizes that many Bureau owned or operated 
schools are in deplorable condition. It is imperative that the 
Federal Government takes steps to ensure that these schools are 
either improved and repaired or, in some instances, replaced. 
In response, the Committee is committed to appropriating 
significant funds to achieve these goals. Additionally, the 
Committee is encouraged that the administration has finally 
responded to the Committee's concern for this issue by 
including six replacement schools within the Bureau's budget. 
The amount recommended by the Committee for school replacement 
will provide the Bureau with enough funds for construction 
needs for the top six replacement schools on the Bureau's 
priority list: Tuba City Boarding School, AZ, Second Mesa Day 
School, AZ, Zia Day School, NM, Baca Thoreau (Dlo'ay Azhi) 
Consolidated Community School, NM, Lummi Tribal School, WA, and 
Wingate Elementary School, NM. Several of these schools serve 
multiple tribes.
    In the past, the Committee has mentioned that cost sharing 
could be a possible way to remove schools from the Bureau's 
replacement list at a faster pace, whereby willing tribes could 
match Federal appropriations with their own funds. According to 
the Bureau, of the schools on the Bureau's priority list, both 
the Conehatta Elementary School and the Santa Fe Indian School 
have committed to the cost sharing concept. The Committee 
continues to encourage the Bureau to consider cost sharing when 
approached by willing tribes. Nevertheless, the Committee has 
already recommended a significant increase for the replacement 
of schools during the next fiscal year, a level that fully 
meets the budget request for the top six schools on the 
Bureau's list. As such, the Committee is unable to recommend 
the appropriation of additional funds for fiscal year 2001 for 
the replacement of other schools that are not at the top of the 
Bureau's school replacement list.
    Additionally, for facilities, improvement and repairs of 
Bureau owned or operated schools, the Committee recommends 
$152,325,000, which is $84,492,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
level. This increase includes $383,000 for fixed costs and 
$84,109,000 for program use. Last year, the Committee expressed 
its dismay that the administration had actually requested a 
decrease in funding for school improvement and repair. 
Therefore, the Committee is encouraged that, in response to 
Congress' urging, the administration has finally requested a 
significant increase for school facilities, improvement and 
repair. There is currently a major backlog in education repair 
needs, totaling approximately $802,000,000. By providing a 
large increase for facilities, improvement and repairs, the 
Committee expects the Bureau to focus on reducing this backlog. 
Since it is impossible for all schools to be replaced in a 
short amount of time, it is essential that funds are used to 
repair and maintain the schools in an effort to ensure safe and 
comfortable learning environment for the students.
    Also within education construction, the Committee provides 
$3,112,000 for repairs to employee housing which is $605,000 
above the enacted fiscal year 2000 level. This increase 
includes $12,000 for fixed costs and $593,000 for a program 
increase. The Committee recognizes that many Bureau employees 
work in extremely remote areas of our country and that it is 
often difficult for them to find housing. To accommodate this 
need, the government therefore leases quarters for a limited 
number of Bureau employees. Unfortunately, these quarters are 
in poor condition. Therefore, the Committee recommends an 
increase to improve the living space for these Bureau employees 
who have made a commitment to work in very remote areas of the 
country.

indian land and water claims settlements and miscellaneous payments to 
                                indians

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $27,128,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      34,026,000
House allowance.........................................      34,026,000
Committee recommendation................................      35,276,000

    The Committee recommends $35,276,000 for Indian land and 
water claims settlements and miscellaneous payments to Indians, 
which is $8,148,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. 
Funding is provided as follows:

                                                               Committee
                                                          recommendation

White Earth Land Settlement Act.........................        $626,000
Hoopa-Yurok settlement fund.............................         251,000
Pyramid Lake water rights settlement....................         230,000
Truckee River operating agreement.......................         112,000
Ute Indian water rights settlement......................      24,883,000
Aleutian-Pribilof (repairs).............................       1,000,000
Weber Dam...............................................         174,000
Rocky Boy's water rights settlement.....................       8,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      35,276,000

    Of the $230,000 provided under the Pyramid Lake water 
rights settlement, $200,000 is to be available for the Pyramid 
Lake Paiute tribe to develop a comprehensive economic 
development plan to fully utilize funds which will become 
available to the tribe upon completion and implementation of 
the Truckee River Operating Agreement.

                 indian guaranteed loan program account

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $4,985,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       6,008,000
House allowance.........................................       4,985,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,988,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,988,000, 
which is $3,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. This 
increase reflects fixed costs.

                          Departmental Offices


                            Insular Affairs


                       assistance to territories

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $70,171,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      73,891,000
House allowance.........................................      69,471,000
Committee recommendation................................      68,471,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $68,471,000, 
which is $1,700,000 below the fiscal year 2000 enacted 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................................       $4,395,000       $4,395,000  ...............
    Technical assistance.....................................        6,661,000        6,661,000  ...............
    Maintenance assistance fund..............................        2,300,000        2,300,000  ...............
    Brown tree snake.........................................        2,350,000        2,350,000  ...............
    Insular management controls..............................        1,491,000        1,491,000  ...............
    Coral reef initiative....................................          500,000          500,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, territorial assistance.......................       17,697,000       17,697,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
American Samoa: Operations grants............................       23,054,000       23,054,000  ...............
Northern Mariana Islands: Covenant grants....................       33,140,000       27,720,000      -$5,420,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, assistance to territories.......................       73,891,000       68,471,000       -5,420,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Territorial assistance.--The Committee recommends 
$17,697,000 for territorial assistance, which is $1,700,000 
below the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and equal to the 
request.
    The Committee notes that due to a one-time increase of 
$3,000,000 for technical assistance that was provided for 
impact aid to Guam in fiscal year 2000, the $6,661,000 provided 
herein, while $2,000,000 less than last year is, in fact, an 
increase of $1,000,000. The Committee continues to believe that 
the grants provided through this program are very effective in 
helping the territories and freely associated states deal with 
persistent economic and fiscal difficulties. Within the funds 
provided for technical assistance up to $300,000 should be used 
to repay previous emergency loans. Under the terms of the 
Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as amended, discretionary 
agency action to forgive a portion of a borrower's obligation 
to make principal or interest payments on a direct loan 
constitutes a modification of such direct loan, and requires an 
appropriation to cover the cost of such modification. Of the 
amounts made available for technical assistance, up to $300,000 
may be transferred to the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA) to cover the cost of FEMA's forgiveness of a portion of 
the interest which accrues on Community Disaster Loan Program 
Account 841 during the period of FEMA's forbearance on the 
collection of periodic payments from the Government of the 
Virgin Islands on such Account.
    American Samoa operations grants/American Samoa 
construction.--The Committee recommends $23,054,000 for 
operations grants to American Samoa, which is equal to the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The Committee remains concerned 
with American Samoa's failure to resolve the issue of 
outstanding debt owed to health care vendors in Hawaii. Funds 
were withheld from American Samoa in fiscal year 1999 because 
of this issue. In fiscal year 2000 the Committee provided a 
substantial loan to American Samoa to be repaid with proceeds 
from its settlement agreement with tobacco manufacturers. The 
Committee understands that negotiations are currently underway 
between the Department of the Interior and the American Samoa 
government to reach agreement on disbursement of the loan. The 
Committee expects that a substantial portion of this loan shall 
be used to address the issue of outstanding amounts owed to 
Hawaiian health care providers. If an appropriate plan can be 
submitted to the Department to deal with this outstanding debt, 
the Committee will be more inclined to release funds that have 
been previously withheld from American Samoa.
    CNMI/Covenant grants.--The Committee recommends $27,720,000 
for covenant grants. 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.
    The Committee is not able to fund the administration's 
request for $10,000,000 to Guam for Compact impact aid. The 
Committee has not received the administration's proposal for 
offsetting the increase in mandatory expenditures needed to 
provide this level of funding and therefore cannot fully 
evaluate this request. Moreover, any changes to current levels 
of Compact impact aid and its allocation to Guam, CNMI, and 
possibly other areas such as Hawaii is more appropriately 
decided within the context of the current Compact 
renegotiations.
    The Committee notes that Hawaii has not received impact aid 
authorized under the compacts of free association in the past. 
The Department's report of March, 1999, on impacts of the 
compacts of free association indicates that while the migration 
of citizens of the freely associated States to Guam and the 
CNMI has been slowed, migration to Hawaii has increased. The 
Committee further notes that data provided by the State of 
Hawaii indicates that the financial costs to Hawaii associated 
with such migration are substantial. The Committee directs the 
Secretary to ensure that representatives of the State of Hawaii 
are provided with an effective opportunity to participate in 
the upcoming compact renegotiations.

                      compact of free association

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $20,311,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      20,545,000
House allowance.........................................      20,745,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,545,000

    The Committee recommends $20,545,000 for compact of free 
association, an increase of $234,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted 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.............................................        1,191,000        1,191,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, compact of free association.....................       20,545,000       20,545,000  ...............
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Federal services assistance.--The Committee recommends 
$7,354,000 for Federal services assistance, equal to the budget 
request.
    Program grant assistance.--The Committee recommends 
$12,000,000 for program grant assistance, equal to the budget 
request.
    Enewetak support.--The Committee recommends $1,191,000 for 
Enewetak support, equal to the budget request.

                        Departmental Management


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $62,706,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      64,469,000
House allowance.........................................      62,406,000
Committee recommendation................................      64,019,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $64,019,000 
for salaries and expenses for departmental management, a 
decrease of $450,000 from the budget estimate and an increase 
of $1,313,000 from the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
amount provided includes increases of $968,000 for fixed costs 
and $345,000 for financial management. A comparison of the 
Committee recommendation and the budget estimate follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Departmental direction.......................................      $11,941,000      $11,941,000  ...............
Management and coordination..................................       24,248,000       23,798,000        -$450,000
Hearings and appeals.........................................        8,288,000        8,288,000  ...............
Central services.............................................       19,104,000       19,104,000  ...............
Bureau of Mines workers compensation/unemployment............          888,000          888,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................       64,469,000       64,019,000         -450,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Office of the Solicitor


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $40,196,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      43,952,000
House allowance.........................................      40,196,000
Committee recommendation................................      40,196,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $40,196,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Solicitor, a 
decrease of $3,756,000 below the budget estimate and the same 
as the fiscal year 2000 enacted level.

                      Office of Inspector General


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $26,086,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      28,859,000
House allowance.........................................      26,086,000
Committee recommendation................................      27,846,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $27,846,000 
for the Office of Inspector General, a decrease of $1,013,000 
from the budget estimate and an increase of $1,760,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The amount provided 
includes increases of $1,510,000 for fixed costs and $250,000 
for investigations.

           Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians


                         FEDERAL TRUST PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $90,025,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      82,628,000
House allowance.........................................      82,428,000
Committee recommendation................................      82,628,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $82,628,000 
for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, 
which is the same level as the budget estimate and a decrease 
of $7,397,000 below the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
Committee continues to recognize the dire need for the Federal 
Government to improve Indian trust management. The Committee 
fully supports the efforts of both the Office of Special 
Trustee and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to focus on trust 
reform. In addition to increases provided within the Bureau of 
Indian Affair's budget, the Committee reflects its support for 
trust reform within the Office of Special Trustee's budget.

                   INDIAN LAND CONSOLIDATION PROJECT

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $5,000,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      12,501,000
House allowance.........................................       5,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,000,000

    The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for Indian land 
consolidation, which is a $5,000,000 increase above the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level and is $2,501,000 below the budget 
estimate. The Committee recognizes that fractionated ownership 
of Indian allotted lands has become an ever expanding problem. 
When these lands are fractionated into smaller pieces, the 
Federal Government's administration and management costs 
increase. Additionally, multiple ownership leads to 
inefficiencies and ultimately reduce the economic value of the 
Indian owned land. Therefore, the increase provided for the 
land consolidation project will lead to a savings for both the 
Federal Government and the land owners in the future.

           natural resource damage assessment and restoration


                natural resource damage assessment fund

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $5,374,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       5,403,000
House allowance.........................................       5,374,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,403,000

    The Committee recommends $5,403,000 for natural resource 
damage assessments, the same as the budget request and an 
increase of $29,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. 
The increase provided is for fixed costs.

                           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. Prohibits the 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. Prohibits the National Park Service from 
implementing a reduced entrance fee program to accommodate non-
local travel through a unit, but allows the Secretary to 
provide for local non-recreational passage through individual 
park units.
    Sec. 113. Makes permanent the retention and use of refunds 
and rebates from a credit card services provider under the 
Department of Interior's charge card programs to fund 
management initiatives of general benefit to the Department of 
the Interior.
    Sec. 114. Provides for the transfer of unobligated balances 
from the Bureau of Indian Affairs or the Office of the Special 
Trustee for American Indians for expenditure or transfer for 
Indian trust management activities.
    Sec. 115. Provides the Secretary of the Interior with the 
authority to negotiate and enter into agreements and leases for 
all or part of the property within Fort Baker as part of Golden 
Gate National Recreation Area, allows for retention of proceeds 
from these agreements and leases.
    Sec. 116. Provides for the renewal of grazing permits and 
leases that will expire on the same terms and conditions as 
contained in the expiring permits or until the Bureau of Land 
Management processes the permits. Inability on the part of the 
Federal Government to accomplish permit renewal procedural 
requirements should not prevent or interrupt ongoing grazing 
activities on public lands. This language is not intended to 
change any existing laws and the Committee supports the timely 
analysis of grazing activities using sound proven science.
    Sec. 117. Allows the hiring of administrative law judges to 
address the Indian probate backlog.
    Sec. 118. Prohibits distribution of Tribal Priority 
Allocation funds to tribes in the State of Alaska with 
memberships of less than 25 individuals, and provides for the 
redistribution of funds that would have been provided to such 
tribes.
    Sec. 119. Prohibits the use of funds to establish a 
national wildlife refuge in the Kankakee River basin unless it 
is consistent with the United States Army Corps of Engineers' 
efforts to control flooding and siltation in that area. House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriations are to be provided 
written certification of consistency prior to refuge 
establishment.
    Sec. 120. Provides for the protection of lands of the Huron 
Cemetery for religious and cultural uses and as a burial 
ground.
    Sec. 121. Prohibits the use of funds to transfer land into 
trust status for the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe in Clark 
County, Washington, until the tribe and the county reach a 
legally enforceable agreement addressing the impact of new 
development. The Committee is concerned about the pending 
application submitted by the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe to 
place 170 acres near Ridgefield, Washington, into trust. This 
land, in Clark County, Washington, lies 114 miles from the 
tribe's coastal reservation. The Shoalwater Bay Tribe has 
proposed various uses for the property, ranging from building a 
1,580 unit housing development to light industry. 
Unfortunately, no plans have been made available either to 
Clark County or the City of Ridgefield, and thus, the impact of 
any future developments on the property are unclear. The 
proposed development would occur in an area outside the 
county's urban growth boundary, and is zoned as 10 and 20 acre 
parcels. Either proposed development would violate State law 
and county code. Trust status would exempt the tribe from the 
same taxes, land-use regulations, and zoning laws that apply to 
every other landowner in Clark County. The Committee believes 
the property should not, during fiscal year 2001 and while 
negotiations are underway, be put into trust status and removed 
from county control unless and until the tribe and the county 
reach a legally enforceable agreement that addresses the 
financial impact of new development on the county, school 
district, fire district, and other local governments and the 
impact on zoning and development.
    Sec. 122. Prohibits the use of funds provided in this Act 
to implement two provisions in Secretarial Order 3206, issued 
in June 1997. The first would give preferential treatment to 
Indian activities at the expense of non-Indian activities in 
determining conservation restrictions to species listed under 
the Endangered Species Act. The second would give preferential 
treatment to tribal lands at the expense of other privately 
owned lands in designating critical habitat under the 
Endangered Species Act. The Committee continues to be concerned 
by the actions of the Administration regarding the 
implementation of the Endangered Species Act on Indian tribal 
lands and tribal activities. The Secretarial Order, although it 
has no force of law, purports to change the administration of 
the ESA in ways that are inconsistent with the law. Nothing in 
the ESA as currently enacted supports the preferential 
treatment contained in these provisions.
    Sec. 123. Continues a provision prohibiting the Department 
of the Interior from studying or implementing any plan to drain 
Lake Powell or reduce water levels below levels required for 
the operation of Glen Canyon Dam.
    Sec. 124. Continues a provision requiring the allocation of 
Bureau of Indian Affairs postsecondary schools funds consistent 
with unmet needs.
    Sec. 125. Provides for the continuation of efforts to 
eliminate Caspian Tern nesting at Rice Island in the Columbia 
River Estuary. This issue is further addressed in the Fish and 
Wildlife Service section of the report.
    Sec. 126. Continues a provision that land and other 
reimbursement the Secretary may receive in the conveyance of 
the Twin Cities Research Center may be used for the benefit of 
the National Wildlife Refuge System in Minnesota and for 
activities authorized by Public Law 104-134.
    Sec. 127. Amends a provision in the Fiscal Year 1994 
Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. As amended, 
the provision will protect the historic rights associated with 
a pre-ANILCA entry permit by allowing a reorganized company to 
continue providing visitor services.
    Sec. 128. Designates Anchorage, AK as a port of entry for 
purposes of the Endangered Species Act.
    Sec. 129. Makes minor boundary adjustment to Sitka National 
Historic Park.

                       TITLE II--RELATED AGENCIES

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                             Forest Service

                   forest service budget restructure

    The administration proposed a radically different budget 
structure for the Forest Service for fiscal year 2001 based 
ostensibly on the report requested by the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriation from the National Academy of Public 
Administration (NAPA). The most significant feature of the 
agency's proposal would be to reduce the number of line items 
in the agency's National Forest System appropriation from 20 to 
3. For a number of important reasons discussed below, the 
Committee cannot agree to this massive restructuring.
    In fiscal year 2000, the agency has engaged in major new 
initiatives for which money was never requested in its budget. 
The Committee has attempted to determine how much has been 
expended on these efferts and what other accomplishments have 
not been met as a result. The Committee has been extremely 
frustrated with the lack of credible information provided by 
the agency on these matters. Given the agency's failure to 
follow the proper budgetary process in its fiscal year 2000 
request and its failure to provide reliable information to the 
Committee on the expenditure of funds for these ``unrequested'' 
initiatives, the Committee cannot view favorably a proposal 
that would so drastically reduce the level of control that 
Congress has over the expenditure of Forest Service dollars.
    The administration's restructuring proposal suffers from 
other significant flaws. The NAPA report contains important 
recommendations that have, to this point, been overlooked by 
the agency, and are critical to any decision on budget 
restructuring. These other recommendations include the 
development of criteria that would base allocations to the 
Regions on field-based requests that are consistent with the 
agency's top priorities and which would establish better links 
between annual performance and the agency's strategic goals and 
objectives. The Committee expects that these important issues 
will be addressed in consultation with Congress over the coming 
fiscal year if the agency plans to offer further proposals on 
budget restructuring.
    The Committee appreciates the agency's first attempt at 
performance-based budgeting included as part of its budget 
restructuring proposal for fiscal year 2001, but it considers 
the result to be woefully inadequate. While the Committee 
supports the concept of assessing the performance of the agency 
based on the accomplishment of mutually agreeable outcomes, the 
purported ``performance measures'' developed by the agency do 
not assist the Committee in this endeavor. Indeed, as the 
General Accounting Office determined, most of the agency's so-
called measures confuse quantity with quality. For example, the 
performance measure for the hazardous fuels program is the 
number of acres treated. This measure encourages the agency's 
field offices to focus on the easiest and least costly areas to 
maximize the number of acres treated and, thus, show high 
performance. However, many of the top priority areas for fuels 
reduction are in the urban/wildland interface where the cost of 
treatment is the greatest. This example of a poorly developed 
performance measure is particularly troubling given the recent 
fires that have occurred in New Mexico and other parts of the 
Interior West. Funds for hazardous fuels reduction need to be 
focused on the highest priority areas where critical issues of 
human safety and property loss are the most serious. The agency 
must develop performance measures which show not only what the 
agency is doing but also whether it is doing it well. The 
Committee expects to be fully consulted during the development 
of performance measures that will be part of the agency's 
budget for the coming year.
    Instead of the administration's restructuring proposal, the 
Committee has developed a new budget structure for the National 
Forest System account in consultation with the House Committee 
on Appropriations. The details of this new structure are 
explained fully in the relevant sections below. The thrust of 
the new structure is to provide more integrated management of 
vegetation and watersheds, but still retain the separate 
identity of important programs like recreation, law 
enforcement, and timber. The Committee believes that this is a 
significant step forward in implementing the key 
recommendations of the NAPA report while still providing the 
Congress with sufficient control over the expenditure of funds.
    The Committee has agreed with the administration to make 
two significant changes that should help improve overall agency 
accountability and facilitate Congressional oversight. These 
changes effect the Committee's display of the fiscal year 2000 
amount as stated in this report. First, the Committee concurs 
with the adjustments in order to expend funds under the 
``primary purpose'' accounting methodology as opposed to the 
existing use of the ``benefitting function'' concept. Under the 
benefitting function principle the cost of a particular project 
is charged to every line item which in some way benefits. It is 
not unusual for a single project to be charged against 15 or 
more line items. Given the difficulty of assessing the relative 
benefits of a single project, how much a particular line item 
was charged was often arbitrary and served to mask the true 
costs of certain activities while overstating the apparent cost 
of others. Thus, changing to the primary purpose method should 
provide the Congress and the public a more accurate 
representation of how money is being spent on particular 
activities. This change should also drastically reduce the 
number of accounting transactions caused by projects which are 
financed over multiple line items, and accelerate the agency's 
efforts to receive a clean audit opinion through implementation 
of its new accounting system.
    The Committee also agreed to the elimination of the general 
administration line item. As outlined in earlier Senate and 
House Committee reports, this line item was not useful in 
identifying the true indirect costs of the agency. While the 
Committee has agreed to eliminate the general administration 
line item, it has included bill language that directs the 
agency to provide detailed explanations and displays of 
indirect costs for all programs, and to adhere to consistent 
standardized accounting definitions determined by the Federal 
Accounting Standards Advisory Board. This display should 
provide better information on the agency's indirect costs than 
the former general administration line item.
    The following table displays the effects of implementing 
the primary purpose accounting principle and the appropriate 
general administration adjustments. The adjusted fiscal year 
2000 levels are used as the basis for all comparisons in this 
Committee report. The table also displays the fixed cost 
increases, by budget activity.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                       Fiscal      Fiscal      Adjusted
                                          Original    year 2000   year 2000  fiscal year    Fiscal
               Activity                 fiscal year    primary     general       2000      year 2001    Budget
                                            2000       purpose     admin.     enacted to     fixed      request
                                          enacted      adjust.     adjust.       date        costs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Research..............................     202,510       -2,363      17,547     217,694        7,272     231,008
                                       =========================================================================
State and Private Forestry:
    Forest Health Federal Lands.......      38,782         -709       2,230      40,303        1,080      41,724
    Forest Health Cooperative  Lands..      21,850         -181         103      21,772          139      21,118
    Forest Resource Info and Analysis.  ...........  ..........  ..........  ...........  ..........  ..........
    State Fire Assistance.............      24,733         -911         107      23,929          113      30,006
    Volunteer Fire Assistance.........       3,250          -11           1       3,240   ..........       2,498
    Forest Stewardship................      29,398         -937       1,372      29,833          621      29,407
    Stewardship Incentives............  ...........  ..........  ..........  ...........  ..........       3,250
    Forest Legacy Program.............      24,972          -64          25      24,933           47      59,768
    Urban and Community Forestry......      31,265         -527         158      30,896          125      39,471
    Economic Action Programs..........      20,104         -192         286      20,198           67      17,267
    Pacific Northwest Assistance......       7,991         -373         238       7,856           54       6,822
    International Forestry............      (3,500)  ..........  ..........      (3,500)  ..........      10,000
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total--State and Private             202,345       -3,905       4,520     202,960        2,246     261,331
       Forestry.......................
                                       =========================================================================
National Forest System:
    Land Management Planning..........      39,738        5,365       5,064      50,167        2,021      77,957
    Inventory and Monitoring..........      87,771       39,459      11,096     138,326        3,525     193,002
    Vegetation & watershed mgmt.......     155,942       -7,454      17,514     166,002        4,582     171,379
    Wildlife & Fish habitat Mgmt......     108,211       -6,752      13,398     114,857        3,971     135,542
    Recreation, Heritage & wilderness.     197,562      -20,930      27,232     203,864        8,318     249,348
    Forest Products...................     223,029      -21,757      36,619     237,891        7,253     230,417
    Grazing Management................      28,792         -916       4,955      32,831        1,025      32,892
    Landownership Mgmt................      62,609       12,218       7,738      82,565        1,433      73,297
    Minerals and Geology Mgmt.........      36,956        4,154       5,062      46,172        1,273      49,899
    Law Enforcement Operations........      66,847        1,039       2,025      69,911        1,847      72,838
    General Administration............     248,362       -4,517    -243,845  ...........       7,109  ..........
    Land between the Lakes NRA........       5,365   ..........  ..........       5,365   ..........  ..........
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total--National Forest Sys-  tem   1,261,184          -91    -113,142   1,147,951       42,357   1,286,571
                                       =========================================================================
Wildland Fire Management:
    Preparedness......................     359,840        3,085      45,843     408,768        8,409     404,343
    Fire Operations...................     200,687          482       7,719     208,888        3,019     216,029
    Land between the Lakes NRA........         300   ..........  ..........         300   ..........  ..........
    Emergency Conting. (non-add)......      90,000   ..........      90,000      90,000   ..........     150,000
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total--Wildland Fire Management.     560,827        3,567     143,562     617,956       11,428     620,372
                                       =========================================================================
Capital Improvement & Maintenance:
    Facilities........................     134,075       12,429       7,144     153,648        1,477     144,797
    Roads.............................     211,778      -12,592      20,448     219,634        3,551     217,853
    Trails............................      49,841        3,718       8,802      62,361        1,270      62,264
    Land Between the Lakes NRA........       1,200   ..........  ..........       1,200   ..........  ..........
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total--Capital Improvement &         396,894        3,555      36,394     436,843        6,298     424,914
       Maintenance....................
                                       =========================================================================
Land Acquisition:
    Acquisitions......................      67,510   ..........  ..........      67,510   ..........     118,000
    Acquisition Management............       8,492         -786       1,119       8,825          301       8,265
    Cash equalization.................       1,500   ..........  ..........       1,500   ..........       1,500
    Emergency acquisition.............       1,500   ..........  ..........       1,500   ..........       1,500
    Wilderness protection.............         500   ..........  ..........         500   ..........       1,000
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total--Land Acquisition.........      79,502         -786       1,119      79,835          301     130,265
                                       =========================================================================
Other Appropriations:
    Land Acquisition--Special  Acts...       1,069           -1  ..........       1,068   ..........  ..........
    Land Acquisition--Exchanges.......         210           24  ..........         234   ..........  ..........
    Range Betterment Fund.............       3,300   ..........  ..........       3,300   ..........  ..........
    Gifts, Donations & Bequests.......          92   ..........  ..........          92   ..........          92
    Southeast AK Assistance Fund......      22,000   ..........  ..........      22,000   ..........  ..........
    Subsistence Uses--Alaska..........  ...........  ..........  ..........  ...........  ..........       5,500
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total--Other Appropriations.....      26,671           23  ..........      26,694   ..........       5,592
                                       =========================================================================
      Total--Discretionary               2,729,933   ..........  ..........   2,729,933       69,902   2,960,053
       Appropriations without
       emergency......................
                                       =========================================================================
      Total with Emergency............   2,819,933   ..........  ..........   2,819,933       69,902   3,110,053
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     forest and rangeland research

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $217,694,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     231,008,000
House allowance.........................................     224,966,000
Committee recommendation................................     221,966,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $221,966,000, 
a decrease of $9,042,000 below the budget estimate and an 
increase of $4,272,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level.
    Compared to the fiscal year 2000 enacted level, the 
Committee recommendation consists of the following changes: an 
increase of $3,000,000 for forest inventory and analysis, 
$500,000 for the study of hydrological and biological impacts 
of lead and zinc mining on the Mark Twain National Forest, MO 
for a total of $750,000, and $1,400,000 for the Northeastern 
Ecosystem Research Cooperative. Funding for the following 
activities shall be at the level identified in the request: 
$1,130,000 for the harvesting and wood utilization laboratory 
in Sitka, AK, $6,010,000 for operations of the Forest Research 
Laboratories located in Princeton, Parsons and Morgantown, WV, 
$200,000 for the CROP study on the Colville National Forest, 
$250,000 for the silvicultural research conducted by the 
University of Washington Olympic Natural Resources Center. The 
Committee also directs that funding for the Small Diameter 
Trees and Low-valued Sources'' component of the newly proposed 
``Biobased Products and Bioenergy'' program be at the request 
level of $4,500,000, with $100,000 of these funds allocated to 
the Forest Products Laboratory at Princeton, WV.
    The Committee remains concerned that the research program 
does not devote enough funds to its core mission of forest 
health and productivity. For example, reports from the field 
indicate that funding for research on silviculture and genetics 
has declined in recent years. The agency should review its 
allocation of research funds to ensure that these important 
areas are more adequately funded. The Committee directs the 
agency to submit a report by March 1, 2001, which shall contain 
the level of funding for forest health and productivity by 
research work unit and location for fiscal years 1999-2001. 
Funding for the following areas shall be identified within the 
report: soil productivity, remote sensing, forest 
biotechnology, tree physiology, genetics and silviculture. The 
report should also include the amount of funds provided for the 
same period (to the extent possible) in the form of grants and 
agreements to cooperators outside the agency by recipient type. 
This display should reflect the aggregate amounts provided to 
State, Federal, private and university institutions.
    The Committee continues its support for the forest 
inventory and analysis program by providing an additional 
$3,000,000 above the fiscal year 2000 level. These additional 
funds should be used to further the goal of reducing the cycle 
time of the forest inventory and analysis program. The 
Committee strongly encourages the use of cost-sharing 
opportunities in order to maximize accomplishments.
    The Committee is concerned with the delay in forest 
inventory work on the Nez Perce National Forest in light of the 
rate of mortality on that national forest. No significant 
inventory work has been done since 1990. Within the funds 
appropriated for forest inventory and analysis, the Committee 
directs the Forest Service to complete inventory work on the 
Nez Perce during fiscal year 2001.
    The Committee has provided an additional $500,000 above 
last year's level for a total of $750,000 for further studies 
on the effects of hydrological and biological impacts of lead 
and zinc mining on the Mark Twain National Forest. A multi-
agency technical team has specifically identified a number of 
questions relating to mining activity in the area that must be 
answered before long-term resource decisions can be made such 
as withdrawal of lands for mining activities. The funds 
provided shall be used to study these important issues so that 
an informed decision can be made about the future use of this 
area.
    The Committee has provided an additional $1,400,000 over 
the fiscal year 2000 level for the Northeast Ecosystem Research 
Cooperative to advance the understanding, stewardship, and 
conservation of forest and aquatic ecosystems. The 
collaborative project will consist of a network of research 
sites in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and New York 
coordinated by the Forest Service Northeastern Research 
Station, Hubbard Brook Project in cooperation with academic, 
government, and private partners.
    The Committee has included $200,000 for the CROP program, 
the same level as proposed in the request. The Committee has 
also funded the research initiative on small diameter trees and 
low-valued sources at the request level of $4,500,000 with 
$100,000 for use at the Princeton, WV laboratory. Effective 
methods of dealing with the increasing amount of low grade, 
small diameter material found in the national forests is a top 
priority and the Committee views these projects as important in 
furthering this goal.
    The Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station in 
Rapid City, SD provides useful, relevant information regarding 
the ecosystems of the prairies, prairie woodlands, and forests 
of the Great Plains. Data and information regarding prairie and 
forest ecosystems are of great importance to the Forest Service 
and other State and Federal agencies. The Committee directs the 
Forest Service to continue operations at the Station and urges 
funding in an amount equal to the fiscal year 2000 level for 
operations and maintenance.
    The Committee urges the United States Forest Service to 
fund the Northern Forest Research Cooperative within funds 
available to look at new forest products, wood processing, and 
trends in land conversion across the Northeastern States.

                       state and private forestry

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $202,960,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     261,331,000
House allowance.........................................     197,337,000
Committee recommendation................................     226,266,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $226,266,000, 
a decrease of $35,065,000 below the budget estimate and an 
increase of $23,306,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level.
    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...................      $41,724,000      $41,383,000        -$341,000
    Cooperative lands forest health management...............       21,118,000       22,000,000         +882,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, forest health management.....................       62,842,000       63,383,000         +541,000
                                                              ==================================================
Cooperative fire protection:
    State fire assistance....................................       30,006,000       28,042,000       -1,964,000
    Volunteer fire assistance................................        2,498,000        5,000,000       +2,502,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, cooperative fire protection..................       32,504,000       33,042,000         +538,000
                                                              ==================================================
Cooperative forestry:
    Forest stewardship.......................................       29,407,000       30,454,000       +1,047,000
    Stewardship incentives program...........................        3,250,000  ...............       -3,250,000
    Forest legacy program....................................       59,768,000       30,000,000      -29,768,000
    Urban and community forestry.............................       39,471,000       31,021,000       -8,450,000
    Economic action programs.................................       17,267,000       23,486,000       +6,219,000
    Pacific Northwest assistance programs....................        6,822,000        9,880,000       +3,058,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, cooperative forestry.........................      155,985,000      124,841,000      -31,144,000
                                                              ==================================================
International forestry.......................................       10,000,000        5,000,000       -5,000,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, State and private forestry......................      261,331,000      226,266,000      -35,065,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Forest Health Management.--The Committee recommends 
$63,383,000 for forest health management, which is $1,308,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The Committee has 
provided $41,383,000 for Federal lands forest health 
management, an increase of $1,080,000 for fixed cost increases.
    The Committee has provided $22,000,000 for cooperative 
lands forest health management, an increase of $228,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The Committee continues 
support of the cooperative effort between the State of Vermont 
and the University of Vermont for the Vermont forest monitoring 
cooperative, and has provided an increase of $150,000 above the 
request for a total of $300,000 for this effort.
    Cooperative Fire Protection.--The Committee recommends 
$33,042,000 for cooperative fire protection, which is 
$5,873,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
Committee has provided $28,042,000 for the State Fire 
assistance program. Within the funds provided, $3,000,000 shall 
be made available to the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the form of 
an advance, direct lump sum payment for hazardous tree removal. 
Of the funds provided to the Borough at least $1,000,000 shall 
be used to remove dead or diseased trees located in various 
power line rights-of-way that may cause power outages in 
consultation with Homer Electric, and at least $500,000 shall 
be used to remove dead or diseased trees around urban areas 
where the risk of fire poses the greatest threat to populated 
areas. Up to $300,000 of the funds provided to the Borough may 
be made available to Cook Inlet Tribal Council for 
reforestation on Native inholdings and Federal lands identified 
by the spruce bark beetle task force.
    Within the funds provided, $500,000 shall be provided for 
the Kentucky program to provide additional training and 
equipment for firefighters.
    The Committee has provided an increase of $1,760,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level for the volunteer fire 
assistance program for a total of $5,000,000. This represents 
more than twice the budget request and reflects the Committee's 
view that volunteer fire districts provide invaluable service 
not only to their local districts but also to multi-agency 
efforts to combat wildfires. The Committee recommends that 
priority be given to fire departments located in areas with 
high fuel loads that are at the greatest risk of wildfire.
    Cooperative Forestry.--The Committee recommends 
$124,841,000 for cooperative forestry, which is $11,125,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level.
    The Committee has provided $30,454,000 for the forest 
stewardship program which is $621,000 above the fiscal year 
2000 enacted level. Within the funds provided, the Committee 
has included $500,000 for the Chesapeake Bay program instead of 
$225,000 proposed in the request. These funds are to be used to 
support forestry efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 
Within the funds provided $200,000 is for technical and 
educational assistance to private landowners in Utah.
    The Committee has also provided $450,000 for the Washington 
State Forest Stewardship Program for the final development and 
implementation of the Family Forest Conservation Project, which 
includes coached planning courses for family foresters and 
technical assistance cost sharing for plan development.
    The Committee has not provided funds for the stewardship 
incentives program. Funding for this program was eliminated in 
fiscal year 1999, and due to budget constraints and other 
competing priorities additional funds are not provided in 
fiscal year 2001.
    The Committee has provided $30,000,000 for the forest 
legacy program, which is $5,067,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level. Within the funds provided, the Committee has 
included $1,400,000 for the purchase of a conservation easement 
on a 5,650 acre tract in the Ossippee Mountains adjacent to the 
White Mountain National Forest, NH.
    The Committee has provided $31,021,000 for the urban and 
community forestry program which is $125,000 above the enacted 
level. Within the funds provided, the Committee has included 
$1,000,000 for the Forest Park reforestation project in St. 
Louis, MO and $700,000 for the Chicago Wilderness program 
instead of the $250,000 proposed in the request.
    The Committee is aware of two urban forestry programs in 
Chicago, a tree replanting effort led by the City of Chicago, 
Chicago Greenstreets, and an undergraduate academic program at 
DePaul University. The Committee encourages the Forest Service 
to work with and help support these important urban forestry 
programs.
    The Committee is concerned about proposed changes to the 
regional funding allocation procedures for urban forestry. The 
Forest Service is therefore directed to consult with the 
Committee before implementing any revision to those procedures. 
Furthermore, the Committee directs that, after allocating funds 
for specific projects identified herein, no State shall receive 
a smaller percentage of urban forestry funds in fiscal year 
2001 than it received in fiscal year 2000.
    The Committee recommends $23,486,000 for the economic 
action programs, which is $3,288,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level. The Committee recommendation does not include 
funding for the proposed $6,000,000 transfer out of the 
economic action program to the USDA Rural Business Cooperative 
Service. Increases above the remaining $11,267,000 proposed in 
the request are for the following activities: $100,000 for the 
Hawaii forests and communities initiative for a total of 
$200,000; $500,000 for the Four Corners Sustainable Forestry 
Initiative in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah for a 
total of $1,000,000; $200,000 for the Grand Canyon Forests 
Foundation for coordination, marketing, and business 
development associated with restoration treatments in Northern 
Arizona; $300,000 for the University of Washington landscape 
ecology project, $200,000 for Skamania County to conduct 
environmental and technical work needed to transfer the Wind 
River Nursery from the Forest Service to the County; $2,000,000 
to be made available by the Forest Service on a matching basis 
for the purchase and construction of two kiln drying facilities 
one to be located in Southeast and one in Southcentral Alaska; 
$3,000,000 for Lake Tahoe erosion grants; $400,000 for the Wood 
Education and Resource Center for a total of $2,700,000; 
$2,119,000 for the Rural Development Through Forestry program 
for a total of $5,192,000; $750,000 to the Ketchikan Advanced 
Wood Technology Center, the Alaska Manufacturer's Association, 
and the Alaska Science and Technology Center for the purpose of 
certifying the superior strength of Alaska Sitka spruce, 
Western hemlock, and Alaska yellow-cedar; $500,000 for the 
Environmental Science and Public Policy Research Institute 
located in Idaho; and $150,000 to the Victor Institute for 
Responsible Land Development and Use at Michigan State 
University for the development of a web-based database to 
identify community sites and development needs to encourage 
agricultural, forestry and recreational land preservation.
    The Committee also recommends an increase of $2,000,000 in 
the form of an advanced direct lump sum payment to Sealaska 
Corporation for the development of a regional biomass to 
ethanol manufacturing facility in Southeast Alaska. This 
facility will provide a value-added use of low-grade timber and 
other wood residue from the remaining wood manufacturing 
facilities in the region. The facility will also replace up to 
200 of the jobs lost when falling harvest levels could no 
longer support the timber-dependent economy of Southeast 
Alaska.
    The Committee directs that $2,500,000 of the $5,192,000 for 
Rural Development Through Forestry shall be directed to the 
Northeast-Midwest program.
    The Pacific Northwest Assistance program is provided 
$9,880,000 which is $2,024,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level. Increases above the budget request are $900,000 
for technology transfer projects through the University of 
Washington College of Forest Resources and the Washington State 
University Cooperative Forestry Extension Service, and $280,000 
for the annual Columbia River Gorge payments to counties.
    The Committee has also provided for Oregon and Washington, 
as authorized by Section 16(b)(4) of Public Law 99-663, 
$1,878,000 to allow the States to make economic development 
grants and loans which are consistent with Public Law 99-663. 
These funds shall be provided in the form of an advanced direct 
lum sum payment to be divided equally between the two States, 
and are to be held in trust by the States for the uses set out 
in Section 16(b)(4) of Public Law 99-663.
    International Forestry.--The Committee has provided 
specific funding for international forestry program activities 
as requested in order to identify more clearly the budgetary 
consequences of this program. International forestry is 
provided $5,000,000 which is $1,500,000 more than was allowed 
in fiscal year 2000. The Committee encourages continued focus 
of the program on invasive species control and efforts to 
protect the habitat of migratory birds whose habitat 
encompasses areas both in and outside the United States.

                         national forest system

Appropriations, 2000....................................  $1,147,951,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................   1,286,571,000
House allowance.........................................   1,207,545,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,233,824,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,233,824,000, an increase of $85,873,000 above the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level.
    The distribution of the Committee's recommendations are as 
follows:

                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Committee
                                       Budget     recommen-     Change
                                      estimate     dation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Land management planning..........      77,957       70,907      -7,050
Inventory and monitoring..........     193,002      163,852     -29,150
                                   =====================================
Recreation, Heritage and
 Wilderness:
    Recreation management.........     197,204   ..........    -197,204
    Wilderness management.........      37,507   ..........     -37,507
    Heritage resources............      14,637   ..........     -14,637
    Recreation, heritage and        ...........     214,402    +214,402
     wilderness...................
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Recreation,            249,348      214,402     -34,946
       Heritage and Wilderness....
                                   =====================================
Wildlife and Fish Habitat
 Management:
    Wildlife habitat management...      42,043   ..........     -42,043
    Inland fish habitat management      27,290   ..........     -27,290
    Anadromous fish habitat             29,844   ..........     -29,844
     management...................
    TE&S; species habitat                36,365   ..........     -36,365
     management...................
    Wildlife and fish habitat       ...........     119,928    +119,928
     management...................
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Wildlife and Fish      135,542      119,928     -15,614
       Habitat Management.........
                                   =====================================
Rangeland Management:
    Grazing management............      32,892   ..........     -32,892
    Rangeland vegetation                39,602   ..........     -39,602
     management...................
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Rangeland               72,494   ..........     -72,494
       Management.................
                                   =====================================
Grazing management................  ...........      33,856     +33,856
                                   =====================================
Forestland Management:
    Timber sales management.......     220,417   ..........    -220,417
    Forestland vegetation               62,406   ..........     -62,406
     management...................
    Forest health stewardship.....      10,000   ..........     -10,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Forestland             292,823   ..........    -292,823
       Management.................
                                   =====================================
Forest products...................  ...........     245,844    +245,844
                                   =====================================
Soil, Water and Air Management:
    Soil, water and air operations      29,223   ..........     -29,223
    Watershed improvements........      40,148   ..........     -40,148
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Soil, Water and         69,371   ..........     -69,371
       Air Management.............
                                   =====================================
Vegetation and watershed            ...........     173,834    +173,834
 management.......................
Minerals and geology management...      49,899       47,445      -2,454
                                   =====================================
Landownership Management:
    Real estate management........      53,245   ..........     -53,245
    Landline location.............      20,052   ..........     -20,052
    Landownership management......  ...........      83,998     +83,998
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Landownership           73,297       83,998     +10,701
       Management.................
                                   =====================================
Law enforcement operations........      72,838       72,758         -80
Quincy Library....................  ...........       2,000      +2,000
Tongass timber pipeline...........  ...........       5,000      +5,000
Land Between the Lakes NRA........  ...........  ..........  ...........
Ecosystem assessment and planning.    (270,959)  ..........   (-270,959)
Ecosystem conservation............    (482,147)  ..........   (-482,147)
Public services and uses..........    (533,465)  ..........   (-533,465)
                                   =====================================
      Total, National Forest         1,286,571    1,233,824     -52,747
       System.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has developed a new budget structure for the 
National Forest System appropriation as the result of extensive 
discussions with GAO, the House Committee on Appropriations, 
the National Academy of Public Administration, and the Forest 
Service. As outlined above, the Committee does not feel that 
reducing the number of line items within this appropriation 
from 20 to 3 is appropriate. The new structure emphasizes 
integrated management of vegetation and watersheds, but 
maintains the separate identity of programs that are important 
for the public and Congress such as recreation, timber, law 
enforcement, and wildlife and fish habitat management. The 
following table explains the relationship between the previous 
and the recommended budget structure:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Former
   Previous budget structure:     Recommended budget     subactivities
                                       structure           included
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Land mgmt Planning..............  Land management     ..................
                                   planning.
Inventory and Monitoring........  Inventory and       ..................
                                   monitoring.
Minerals and Geology Mgmt.......  Minerals and        ..................
                                   geology mgmt.
Law Enforcement Operations......  Law enforcement     ..................
                                   operations.
Recreation mgmt.................  Recreation,         Recreation mgmt.
                                   heritage &
                                   wilderness
Wilderness mgmt.................  ..................  Wilderness mgmt.
Heritage Resources..............  ..................  Heritage
                                                       Resources.
Wildlife habitat mgmt...........  Wildlife &          Wildlife habitat
                                   fisheries habitat   mgmt.
                                   mgmt.
Inland Fisheries habitat mgmt...  ..................  Inland Fisheries
                                                       habitat mgmt.
Anad. Fish habitat mgmt.........  ..................  Anad. Fish habitat
                                                       mgmt.
TE&S; species habitat mgmt.......  ..................  TE&S; species
                                                       habitat mgmt.
Real Estate mgmt................  Landownership       Real Estate mgmt.
                                   management.
Land Line Location..............  ..................  Land Line
                                                       Location.
Timber Sales mgmt...............  Forest products...  Timber Sales mgmt.
Forest Vegetation mgmt.                               ..................
Grazing management..............  Grazing management  Grazing
                                                       management.
Range Vegetation mgmt.                                ..................
Soil, Water & Air Operations....  Vegetation &        Forest Vegetation
                                   watershed mgmt.     mgmt.
Watershed Improvements..........  ..................  Range Vegetation
                                                       mgmt.
                                                      Watershed
                                                       Improvements.
                                                      Soil, Water & Air
                                                       Operations.
General Administration..........      (none, indirect costs limited by
                                   legislative language, funds spread to
                                               all accounts).
    Total: 20 activities or       10 activities.....
     subactivities.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The amounts recommended by the Committee compared with the 
budget estimates by activity are shown in the following table:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Fiscal year
                           Activity                            2000 enacted to   Budget request     Committee
                                                                     date                         recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Forest System:
    Land Management Planning.................................           50,167           77,957           70,907
    Inventory and Monitoring.................................          138,326          193,002          163,852
    Vegetation & watershed mgmt..............................          166,002          171,379          173,834
    Wildlife & Fish habitat Mgmt.............................          114,857          135,542          119,928
    Recreation, Heritage & wilderness........................          203,864          249,348          214,402
    Forest Products..........................................          237,891          230,417          245,844
    Grazing Management.......................................           32,831           32,892           33,856
    Landownership Mgmt.......................................           82,565           73,297           83,998
    Minerals and Geology Mgmt................................           46,172           49,899           47,445
    Law Enforcement Operations...............................           69,911           72,838           72,758
    Quincy Library Group.....................................  ...............  ...............            2,000
    Tongass timber pipeline..................................  ...............  ...............            5,000
    Land Between the Lakes NRA...............................            5,365  ...............  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total--National Forest System..........................        1,147,951        1,286,571        1,233,824
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    Land Management Planning.--The Committee recommends 
$234,759,000 for land management planning activities, including 
inventory and monitoring, an increase of $46,266,000 over the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level.
    The Committee has provided $70,907,000 for land management 
planning, for national forest and grassland planning 
activities, and $163,852,000 for inventory and monitoring. The 
Committee has provided these significant increases for planning 
and monitoring activities due to the large number of plans that 
will reach their 15 year revision date mandated by the National 
Forest Management Act. The increased funding should be focused 
on field efforts to revise, maintain, and amend forest plans to 
enable the continuation of multiple use management on forest 
system lands. Within the amounts provided, the Committee fully 
funds the request for work related to the survey and management 
of various species under the Northwest Forest Plan. The 
Committee expects that the Forest Service and the Bureau of 
Land Management will resolve the legal issues with respect to 
the Plan so that active management of these areas can resume.
    The Committee remains extremely concerned with excessive 
amounts that are taken from field allocations because of 
National Commitments and expenses associated with the 
Washington Office. (This particular issue is addressed more 
fully at the end of this section of the Committee's report.) 
Accordingly, funds requested for these two activities in the 
land management planning and inventory and monitoring line 
items shall be reduced by one-half in fiscal year 2001, in 
order to ensure maximum attention to field level planning 
functions.
    The Committee has not provided the requested increases for 
new information systems. The Forest Service shall manage its 
Natural Resource Information System technology at a level 
consistent with prior year funding. The Committee is concerned 
that while this technology may be a significant benefit in the 
long-term, the massive resources requested to implement this 
technology would divert field resources to populating databases 
instead of accomplishing project work. Given the enormous 
investment necessary to implement this system, the Committee 
directs the agency to conduct an internal review and develop a 
coordinated technology development plan to ensure that 
development of the system is consistent with agency wide 
strategic objectives. Furthermore, the Committee directs that 
the final step in this internal review include an independent 
analysis by a neutral third-party of the agency's development 
and implementation plans to determine whether these plans are 
feasible and whether the system will fully support strategic 
decisionmaking.
    Recreation, heritage and wilderness.--The Committee 
recommends $214,402,000 for recreation, heritage and 
wilderness, an increase of $10,538,000 above the fiscal year 
2000 level. The Committee disapproves of the administration's 
request to transfer recreation funds to the construction 
activity for tourism purposes. No details were provided to the 
Committee concerning the exact amount to be transferred, for 
what specific purposes the funds would be expended, or what 
specific projects would be implemented in particular areas. The 
Committee supports collaboration between the agency and local 
communities in assessing what new facilities and trails should 
be built, but funds for these purposes and a description of the 
projects should be submitted to the Committee in the agency's 
budget justification so that it may provide proper oversight.
    Within the funds provided $100,000 shall be used to hire a 
full-time Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) manager, who should report 
to all three regional foresters responsible for portions of the 
PCT, and who should coordinate the activities along the trail's 
two dozen national forests, six national parks, four BLM 
management areas, five State parks and more than 200 private 
land holdings. An increase of $465,000 above the request is 
provided for operations at the Continental Divide Trail for a 
total of $700,000, an additional $100,000 above the request is 
provided for the continued development of the Monongahela 
Institute at Seneca Rocks, and an additional $120,000 above the 
request is for the Cheat Mountain Backcountry Assessment in the 
Monongahela National Forest.
    The Committee is encouraged by the efforts of the District 
Ranger for the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest who has 
developed an alternate route for the Swift Creek Trail. The 
Committee urges the Forest Service to continue working with the 
stakeholders to take the necessary steps to develop the new 
route.
    The Committee understands that in Alaska, the National Park 
Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have established 
exclusive guide area programs where concessions type contracts 
are granted to guides to provide hunting (and sometimes 
fishing) services. The programs ensure the provision of quality 
recreational opportunities to the public, enhance conservation 
of resources, and provide economic stability to the guides. The 
contracts or permits are of 10 years duration and transferable. 
The Forest Service is directed to establish a comparable 
program promptly on its lands in Alaska in cooperation with the 
State of Alaska and the Alaska Professional Hunters 
Association.
    The Committee recognizes the potential impacts of heavy 
recreational use on water quality, especially on National 
Forest System lands in close proximity to urban centers. The 
Committee encourages the Wasatch-Cache National Forest to work 
with the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities to 
implement the recreational provisions of the Salt Lake City 
Watershed Management Plan (November 1999).
    Wildlife and fish habitat management.--The Committee 
recommends $119,928,000 for wildlife and fish habitat 
management, an increase of $5,071,000 above the fiscal year 
2000 enacted level. Within the funds provided, $200,000 shall 
be allocated to efforts to protect and improve the river, 
streambanks and habitat areas of the Batten Kill River, and 
$500,000 shall be allocated for the Little Applegate fish 
habitat improvement project on the Little Applegate River, OR. 
The Committee has also provided $400,000 to be made available 
to the State of Alaska for activities associated with a joint 
fish and wildlife habitat monitoring program on the Tongass 
National Forest established by the Forest Service, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, and the State of Alaska. Language has 
been included in the bill to facilitate the transfer of funds.
    Grazing management.--The Committee recommends $33,856,000 
for grazing management, $1,025,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level. The Committee has moved the former rangeland 
vegetation extended line item to the new vegetation and 
watershed management line item to enhance integrated landscape 
and site treatments.
    Forest Products.--The Committee recommends $245,844,000 for 
forest products, an increase of $7,953,000 above the fiscal 
year 2000 level. This activity includes the program supported 
by the former timber sales management extended budget line 
item. Increases above the enacted level are $7,253,000 for 
fixed costs, and $700,000 to the State of Alaska for monitoring 
of environmental conditions at log transfer facilities on the 
Tongass National Forest. Language has been included in the bill 
to facilitate the transfer of funds to the State of Alaska. 
Within the funds provided, $790,000 shall be allocated to do 
treatments for the Mineral and Baca Ecosystem Management Areas. 
These treatments shall address urban/wildland interface fuels 
reduction issues in the communities of Showlow, Pinetop and 
Lakeside within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Each of 
these communities, surrounded completely by the National 
Forest, are at severe risk from wildland fires.
    The Committee has moved the former forestland vegetation 
management extended budget line item to the new vegetation and 
watershed management activity to enhance integrated landscape 
and site treatments. The Committee is extremely concerned about 
forest health on national forest system lands. Recent fires in 
New Mexico and Arizona demonstrate the excessive amount of 
fuels buildup created by the failure to actively manage these 
areas. The Committee has provided bill language in Title III 
expanding the agency's authority to use end-result stewardship 
contracts. The agency should use these contracts to maximize 
on-the-ground treatments and should give careful consideration 
to projects which could be implemented in the urban/wildland 
interface to reduce excess fuel loads.
    The Committee is frustrated with the agency's failure to 
meet congressionally directed timber targets. For the last year 
that data is available, fiscal year 1999, the Forest Service's 
offer level was 40 percent below congressional direction. For 
fiscal year 2001, the Committee has provided sufficient funds 
to offer the same level (3.6 billion board feet) as should be 
offered by the agency in fiscal year 2000. Given the Forest 
Service's poor record of accomplishment, however, language has 
been included in the Administrative Provisions portion of the 
bill requiring the agency to report back to the Committee by 
March 1, 2001, on the expected offer level for fiscal year 
2001, and to submit a reprogramming request, if necessary, to 
attain the 3.6 billion board feet level.
    The Committee expects the Forest Service to continue 
preparing and submitting its quarterly reports on the timber 
sales program. To capture more fully 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.
    Given the vital importance of pressing forest health 
issues, especially in the West, the Committee encourages the 
Forest Service to continue funding the aspen health management 
programs and expand these programs to all of Region 2.
    Vegetation and watershed management.--The Committee 
recommends $173,834,000 for vegetation and watershed 
management, an increase of $7,832,000 above the fiscal year 
2000 enacted level. Within the funds provided, $2,500,000 above 
the normal allocation for Region 6 shall be made available to 
the Region to perform aquatic restoration work. These funds 
shall be used by forests in the Columbia River Basin to perform 
on-the-ground work in the form of riparian fencing, culvert 
removal, in-channel treatments, erosion control, bank 
stabilization, and overall watershed restoration work. The 
Committee has also provided $68,000 for vegetation management 
along the Talimena Scenic Byway, $750,000 above the normal 
allocation to Region 5 to support watershed restoration efforts 
at Lake Tahoe, and $300,000 above the request for the Okanogan 
National Forest to address the forest's weed infestation 
through either herbicide treatments, hand pulling, or 
mechanical treatment with no more than 5 percent assessed for 
indirect costs.
    Minerals and geology management.--The Committee recommends 
$47,445,000 for minerals and geology management, $1,273,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The additional funds 
are for fixed cost increases.
    Land ownership management.--The Committee recommends 
$83,998,000 for land ownership management, $1,433,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The additional funds are for 
fixed cost increases.
    Law enforcement operations.--The Committee recommends 
$72,758,000 for law enforcement operations, $2,847,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Within the funds provided, 
$500,000 is for counterdrug operations on the Daniel Boone 
National Forest. The Committee has revised language included in 
fiscal year 2000 authorizing the use of available funds to 
respond to environmental protests and other unplanned events. 
The revision allows the agency to use up to $750,000 for such 
purposes.
    Quincy Library Group.--The Committee recommends an increase 
of $2,000,000 above the budget request for implementation of 
the Quincy Library Group legislation. The Committee has not 
selected specific accounts within the national forest system 
appropriation for the allocation of these funds, but expects 
that the allocation shall be made in a fashion which most 
effectively promotes the goals of the project. An additional 
$1,000,000 has also been provided within the wildland fire 
management account for Quincy Library Group implementation. 
Direction with respect to those funds is included in the fire 
account.
    Tongass timber pipeline.--The Committee has provided an 
additional $5,000,000 above the normal allocation for the 
Alaska Region to prepare and make available timber sales to 
establish a three year timber supply for operators on the 
Tongass National Forest. Sales are to be prepared which have a 
high probability of being sold in order to facilitate a 
reliable Federal timber supply and transition to value added 
processing for the forest products industry in Southeast 
Alaska. Bill language has been included which permits these 
funds to be used for purposes authorized in either the National 
Forest System or Capital Improvement and Maintenance 
appropriations in order to maximize accomplishments.
    Land Between the Lakes.--The Committee notes that the Land 
Between the Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area was 
transferred to Forest Service management from the Tennessee 
Valley Authority (TVA). The Committee has included $8,000,000 
for management of LBL by the Forest Service. The Committee has 
not selected specific accounts but directs the Forest Service 
to report to the Committee by March 1, 2001 on the funding mix 
used, by appropriation account and activity.
    General.--The Committee expects that of the funds made 
available to Region 10 through the regular allocation process 
in the National Forest System appropriation and the Capital 
Improvement and Maintenance appropriation, $2,000,000 shall be 
used to continue the Jobs in the Woods program in the State of 
Alaska established last year pursuant to congressional 
direction. The Committee directs that the funds for this 
program shall be used to hire workers for the purpose of 
removing timber within the right-of-way for the Swan Lake-Lake 
Tyee Intertie.
    The Committee is deeply concerned about clear evidence that 
funding available for on-the-ground work has declined 
substantially in comparison to fiscal year 1999. A troubling 
example is readily apparent in the Wildland Fire account, where 
despite a $35,000,000 increase above the request for fiscal 
year 2000, available on-the-ground funds have efffectively 
declined by $50,000,000 as reflected by the administration's 
pending request for reprogramming up to $15,000,000 to reach 
the level of firefighting resources available on the ground in 
fiscal year 1999. This is particularly disturbing given the 
severe fires of recent weeks. Similar circumstances exist in 
the timber program where the Committee is informed that 
indirect costs may have increased up to 33 percent in some 
regions. The Committee finds this situation unacceptable, and 
accordingly will direct the General Accounting Office to assess 
specific programs in order to determine the root causes of this 
problem. This assessment will include analysis of such factors 
as increased indirect costs, increases in the size of the 
Washington Office and Regional Offices, changes in methodology 
for allocating indirect costs, trust and mandatory fund 
management, increased costs of the workforce, and any other 
relevant factors that are contributing to the diminution of 
resources to the ground. Pending completion of this report, the 
Committee fully expects the agency to severely restrict 
increased staffing at headquarters and regional offices, and 
adhere to staffing guidelines contained in the two reports 
issued by the National Academy of Public Administration to the 
House Committee on Appropriations. The Forest Service is 
expected to aggressively pursue efficiencies in administrative 
and financial management activities, including an evaluation of 
how operational roles at the Washington Office, Regional 
Office, and National Forests can be changed in order to save 
costs.
    The Committee directs that funds appropriated to the 
National Forest System account may be used in the form of 
grants and cooperative agreements to local non-profit 
organizations and other State and local agency programs in 
rural communities to accomplish the agency's program of work.

                        wildland fire management

Appropriations, 2000 (including contingent emergency)...    $707,956,000
Budget estimate, 2001 (including contingent emergency)..     770,372,000
House allowance.........................................     618,343,000
Committee recommendation (including contingent 
    emergency)..........................................     768,500,000

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$618,500,000 for wildland fire management excluding 
emergencies. This recommendation is an increase of $544,000 
above the comparable fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
Committee has provided $150,000,000 for emergencies. The 
recommended amount includes $404,593,000 for preparedness and 
fire use functions, an increase of $250,000 above the budget 
estimate. This increase is for the second phase of replacing 
the forest-wide radio system at the Monongahela National 
Forest. The recommended amount also includes $213,907,000 for 
Fire Operations. The Committee directs that $80,000,000 be 
reserved for hazardous fuels operations which is $5,000,000 
above the request level. Within the funds provided for Fire 
Operations $700,000 is for the Colorado Plateau Cooperative 
Ecosystem Studies Unit's Ecological Restoration Institute 
(CESU) at Northern Arizona University for science-based, 
ecological restoration treatments in ponderosa pine forests to 
reduce the threat of catastrophic fires and improve forest 
health, $263,000 is for urban interface treatments at the 
Showlow and Blue Ridge Ecosystem Management Areas in the 
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, and $1,000,000 is for 
implementation of projects associated with the Quincy Library 
Group.
    The Committee appreciates the good work of the 
interdepartmental fire sciences program. The funding level for 
this program is increased by $1,000,000 above the 2000 enacted 
level and the Committee directs that this increase be used to 
cooperate with the University of Montana National Center for 
Landscape Fire Analysis on an integrated fire ecology and 
analysis program. The Committee believes that current 
advancements in satellite capabilities warrant research in 
order to develop an integrated fire ecology and analysis 
program that can use this important technology.

                  capital improvement and maintenance

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $436,843,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     424,914,000
House allowance.........................................     434,466,000
Committee recommendation................................     448,312,000

    The Committee recommends $448,312,000 for capital 
improvement and maintenance, a restructuring of the former 
reconstruction and maintenance account which is an increase of 
$23,398,000 above the request. The Committee has consolidated 
the maintenance and capital improvement funding for facilities, 
roads, and trails. This will make it easier for managers and 
the public to track funding and progress toward maintaining the 
infrastructure which supports Forest Service activities. The 
Committee supports the Forest Service use of the Federal 
Accounting Standards Advisory Board policy to define annual and 
deferred maintenance and capital improvement. The 
``maintenance'' entries in the detail table below represent 
annual maintenance as well as minor deferred maintenance 
projects. The ``capital improvement'' entries include both new 
construction and reconstruction, as well as major deferred 
maintenance projects. The Committee appreciates the project 
detail provided in the budget justification and expects this 
practice to continue.
    The Committee agrees to the following distribution of 
funds:

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                                                                                   Committee       Change from
                      Actvity or project                       Budget estimate   recommendation      enacted
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Facilities:
    Maintenance..............................................      $70,262,000      $73,306,000      +$3,044,000
    Capital improvement......................................       74,535,000       82,200,000       +7,665,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, maintenance and capital improvement..........      144,797,000      155,506,000      +10,709,000
                                                              ==================================================
Roads:
    Maintenance..............................................      129,549,000      124,129,000       -5,420,000
    Capital improvement......................................       88,304,000      104,047,000      +15,743,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, maintenance and capital improvement..........      217,853,000      228,176,000      +10,323,000
                                                              ==================================================
Trails:
    Maintenance..............................................       28,239,000       30,826,000       +2,587,000
    Capital improvement......................................       34,025,000       33,804,000         -221,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, maintenance and capital improvement..........       62,264,000       64,630,000       +2,366,000
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    Facilities.--The Committee recommends $155,506,000 for 
facilities maintenance and capital improvement, an increase of 
$10,709,000 above the request. The funds provided include fixed 
costs of $3,044,00 for annual maintenance, full funding of the 
request for capital improvement and deferred maintenance plus 
$600,000 to support infrastructure improvements for Hubbard 
Brook, NH, $740,000 to complete the final phase of 
rehabilitation for Cedar Lake Recreation Area, OK, $2,000,000 
to build the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley Campground at Mount 
Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, $2,000,000 for the Franklin 
County Lake project in Mississippi, $2,000,000 for the 
Institute of Pacific Island Forestry in Hawaii, $175,000 for 
site surveys and design and planning work for the Mount Tabor 
Work Center in Vermont, and $150,000 for design of a new water 
and sewer system for the Lake Sherwood recreation area in the 
Monongahela National Forest. The Committee has provided 
$2,700,000 as proposed in the request for construction work at 
the Durango air tanker base in Durango, CO. The agency shall 
submit a request for whatever additional amounts are necessary 
to complete construction of this facility in its fiscal year 
2002 justification.
    The Committee encourages the Forest Service to work 
cooperatively with the City of Cordova on plans for a visitor 
facility to serve the east side of the Chugach National Forest. 
The Chugach National forest is the Nation's second largest and 
equal in size to the States of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and 
Delaware. Visitor services in the east side of the forest are 
lacking in comparison to other regions.
    Within available amounts, the Committee encourages the 
Secretary of Agriculture to provide the necessary funds for 
Tulare County to conduct a feasibility study of a visitor's and 
cultural center in Tulare County, California.
    The Committee is aware of the severe hardships that 
reductions in timber sales have had on local governments, such 
as Smith County, Mississippi. The development of alternative 
revenue sources may be beneficial to these government entities. 
The Committee expects the Forest Service to conduct a study on 
the feasibility of constructing a recreation lake on the 
Bienville National Forest in Smith County and report its 
findings to the Committee by February 15, 2001.
    Roads.--The Committee recommends $228,176,000 for road 
maintenance and capital improvement, $10,323,000 above the 
request. Included in the annual maintenance level of 
$124,129,000 is an additional $750,000 above the normal 
allocation for Region 5 for identification, retrofitting and 
decommissioning of roads in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and 
$5,000,000 for maintenance and snow removal on the Beartooth 
Highway. The capital improvement and deferred maintenance 
funding level of $104,047,000 includes $600,000 for Highland 
Scenic Highway repairs.
    Trails.--The Committee recommends $64,630,000 for trail 
maintenance and capital improvement, $2,366,000 above the 
request. The Committee has provided $30,826,00 for annual 
maintenance, the fiscal year 2000 enacted funding level plus 
$708,000 for fixed costs. The Committee has also provided 
$33,804,000 for capital improvement, an increase of $1,562,000 
above the enacted level. Increases are $562,000 for fixed costs 
and $1,000,000 for the Continental Divide Trail line.

                            land acquisition

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $79,835,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     130,265,000
House allowance.........................................      52,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      76,320,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $76,320,000, a 
decrease of $3,515,000 below the fiscal year 2000 enacted level 
and $53,945,000 below the budget estimate.
    The Committee recommendation is shown in the following 
table:

                                                               Committee
        Area and State                                    Recommendation

Arapaho NF (Beaver Brook), CO...........................      $2,000,000
Black Hills (Spearfish Canyon), SD......................       1,000,000
Chattooga W&S; River EC, GA/NC/SC........................       1,500,000
Chugach NF (Seward multi-agency center), AK.............       1,630,000
Coconino NF (Bar-T-Bar Ranch), AZ.......................       3,200,000
Coconino NF (Sedona Red Rock), AZ.......................         250,000
Desoto NF (University of Mississippi), MS...............      10,800,000
Dry Lake, AZ............................................         750,000
Francis Marion NF (Tibwin Forests and Waterways), SC....       2,000,000
Green Mountain NF, VT...................................       2,000,000
Hoosier NF (Hoosier Unique Areas), IN...................         500,000
I-90 Corridor-Plum Creek escrow lands, WA...............       5,000,000
Jocassee Gorges, SC.....................................       1,000,000
Lake Tahoe Basin (Lake Tahoe Ecosystem), CA/NV..........       4,000,000
Mark Twain NF (MO Ozark Mt Stms & Rivers), MO...........       1,500,000
Monongahela NF, WV......................................         425,000
Mountains to Sound, WA..................................       5,000,000
Pacific Crest Trail, CA.................................       2,000,000
Pacific Northwest Streams, OR/WA........................       1,500,000
Pingree Forest, ME......................................       1,000,000
Sawtooth NRA, ID........................................       1,500,000
Tongass NF, AK..........................................      10,000,000
W-C & Uinta NF (Bonneville Shoreline Trail), UT.........       2,500,000
White Mountain NF (White Mountain Enhancement), NH......       2,000,000
Acquisition Management..................................       9,265,000
Forest Inholdings.......................................       2,000,000
Wilderness Inholdings...................................         500,000
Cash Equalization.......................................       1,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      76,320,000

    The Committee continues to be frustrated by the slow pace 
of the land acquisition program in the Columbia River Gorge 
NSA. The Committee has provided substantial amounts over the 
past several years for acquisitions in the Gorge, but little of 
this money has actually been obligated due to disputes 
regarding valuation. Administration officials have made 
commitments to resolve this impasse, but to date little 
progress has been made. The Committee is increasingly concerned 
that landowners are needlessly being kept in a state of 
uncertainty, and that opportunities to protect critical parcels 
in the Gorge may be lost. The Committee will continue to 
monitor this situation closely, and seek to develop strategies 
to resolve the current impasse.
    Of the amount provided for acquisition management, 
$1,000,000 is for the Umpqua land exchange project.
    Within the amount provided for Pacific Northwest Streams, 
$1,360,000 is provided for acquisition of the Eagle Creek 
parcel.
    The Committee is interested in the proposal developed by 
the Cascades Conservation Partnership to resolve the 
checkerboard land ownership pattern in the Cascade Range of 
Washington State. Significant progress was made in last year's 
bill through the authorization of the I-90/Plum Creek land 
exchange. The Committee realizes more needs to be accomplished 
in the years to come, especially in light of the reduced scope 
of the final exchange package. In order to make progress toward 
addressing the impact of the checkerboard ownership on wildlife 
habitat, the Committee has directed $5,000,000 for acquiring 
lands in the Plum Creek escrow account. In addition, the 
Committee expects the Cascades Conservation Partnership to 
continue working with the impacted Northwest counties on a 
larger package to consolidate land ownership patterns in the 
future.
    Language is included in the bill regarding the Kake Tribal 
Corporation Land Transfer Act.

        acquisition of lands for national forests, special acts

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $1,068,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................................
House allowance.........................................       1,068,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,068,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,068,000, 
the same as the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. These funds are 
derived from receipts at certain forests.

            acquisition of lands to complete land exchanges

Appropriations, 2000....................................        $234,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................................
House allowance.........................................         234,000
Committee recommendation................................         234,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $234,000, the 
same as the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. This amount is 
derived from funds deposited by State, county, and municipal 
governments or public school authorities pursuant to the Act of 
December 4, 1967, as amended (16 U.S.C. 484a).

                         range betterment fund


                       (Special Fund, Indefinite)

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $3,300,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................................
House allowance.........................................       3,300,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,300,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,300,000, 
the same as the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. This amount is 
for range rehabilitation, protection, and improvement, and is 
derived from fees received for livestock grazing on National 
Forests pursuant to section 401(b)(1) of Public Law 94-579, as 
amended.

    gifts, donations and bequests for forest and rangeland research

Appropriations, 2000....................................         $92,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................          92,000
House allowance.........................................          92,000
Committee recommendation................................          92,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $92,000, the 
same as the budget estimate and the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level. This amount is derived from the fund established under 
16 U.S.C 1643(b).

 management of national forest lands for subsistence uses subsistence 
                       management, forest service

Appropriations, 2000....................................................
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      $5,500,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       5,500,000

    The Committee recommends $5,500,000 for subsistence 
management of forest lands in the State of Alaska, an increase 
of $5,500,000 over the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and the 
same as the budget request.

               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. The Committee has authorized up to $400,000 
of Federal funds provided, may be used for administrative 
expenses of the Foundation.
    Language is included which provides funds for the National 
Fish and Wildlife Foundation in the amount of $2,650,000 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.
    Language is included which allows the Forest Service to 
transfer appropriated funds to the Bureau of Land Management 
from the National Forest System account for work related to the 
management of wild horses and burros. The amount of funds 
transferred with this authority should be displayed in 
subsequent budget justifications.
    Language is included which permits the Secretary of 
Agriculture to sell excess buildings and other facilities on 
the Green Mountain National Forest and to retain the revenues 
for maintenance and rehabilitation activities on the forest.
    Language is included which directs the Forest Service to 
make available $150,000 to the Society of American Foresters to 
support conservation education purposes in collaboration with 
the agency.
    Language has been included authorizing the payment of funds 
to a Forest Service employee as reimbursement for emergency 
duties performed in Alaska.

                          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

    The Committee is dismayed and more than a bit puzzled by 
the sluggish pace at which the Department has allocated funds 
for the program priorities identified in recent House and 
Senate reports. In several cases it has taken the Department 
more than 18 months to ``release'' funds appropriated for a 
particular purpose. This delay is apparently due to the 
Secretary's practice of personally reviewing any guidance or 
specific funding allocation approved by the Congress as part of 
a Committee report. The Committee would not presume to deny the 
Secretary the prerogative of reviewing such congressional 
allocations, but rejects completely the notion that the 
Secretary can ``approve'' or ``disapprove'' such allocations, 
or that any review should take a year and half to conduct.
    The practice of providing funding allocations and 
programmatic direction in Committee reports as opposed to the 
bill itself was established long ago, and exists in large part 
to preserve flexibility for the Executive Branch in the conduct 
of its programs. The Committee continually works with 
individual agencies on a cooperative basis and within 
established reprogramming guidelines to accommodate unforeseen 
developments. The practice of including allocations or 
direction in Committee reports does not exist to provide the 
Department with a choice of whether or not to execute a 
particular recommendation. If Committee reports continue to be 
viewed in this fashion, the Committee will not hesitate to 
incorporate more detailed funding allocations in the 
appropriations bill itself, consistent with its 
responsibilities under Article I, Section 9 of the United 
States Constitution.
    If there are instances where the Department feels that 
guidance provided in the Committee report is contrary to 
existing law or the language of the appropriations bill, the 
Department should identify such concerns promptly during 
consideration of the appropriations bill or as soon after 
enactment as possible. The Committee has not been notified of 
any such concern regarding the allocations provided in 
Committee reports for either of the past 2 years. As such, the 
Committee finds the delay that has accompanied allocation of 
these funds to be offensive, absolutely unacceptable, and 
dangerously close to impoundment. The Committee has attempted 
to be responsive to the priorities identified in the 
Department's fiscal year 2001 budget request, but the 
Committee's regard for those priorities has been considerably 
diminished by the dismissive manner in which congressional 
priorities have been handled by the Department.
    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 all future budget 
submissions.
    The Committee notes that the administration has in several 
places proposed changes in Department of Energy appropriations 
bill language without explaining the reasons for those changes 
anywhere in the budget justification. This is contrary to the 
direction contained in section 96-6 of OMB circular A-11, and 
is another area where future departmental budget submissions 
can be improved.

                         clean coal technology

    The United States depends on coal for 54 percent of its 
electric power generation. Natural gas use is expected to 
increase its current 14 percent share, but this gain is 
expected to be offset by declines in the contribution of 
nuclear power as aging reactors are retired. Solar energy 
contributes less than 2.5 percent of our present electric power 
consumption and growth in the use of solar technologies is 
generally constrained presently by their relatively high cost 
to generate power. Consequently, the Energy Information 
Administration projects that coal use will increase at least 
through the year 2020. This increased use means that coal will 
clearly continue to be a major contributor to our economy 
through the generation of inexpensive electric power.
    Over the past 15 years, the Clean Coal Technology program 
has successfully demonstrated technologies to increase the 
efficiency of and reduce the emissions from coal-fired power 
plants and industrial facilities, to produce cleaner substitute 
fuels, and to expand the types of technologies available for 
the clean use of coal using fluidized-bed boilers and 
gasification technologies. Many of the technologies 
demonstrated are now commercially viable, and others form the 
basis for the Department's Fossil Energy research and 
development program.
    Since the last procurement for this program in 1992, 
additional technology options have been under development at 
less than commercial scale, and in addition, environmental 
requirements for the use of coal, including possible global 
climate change effects, have become more stringent.
    The Committee believes that further demonstrations to prove 
the viability of concepts more advanced than those previously 
and currently demonstrated in the Clean Coal Technology program 
are necessary to ensure the future use of our abundant domestic 
reserves of coal in the most environmentally benign and 
economically efficient manner. The Committee, therefore, 
recommends that no funds be rescinded from the program at this 
time as was proposed in the budget estimate. Funds not needed 
during fiscal year 2001 for the ongoing program, in the amount 
of $67,000,000, are deferred until fiscal year 2002.
    The Committee further directs the Department, through the 
Office of Fossil Energy, to prepare a report depicting the 
nature and content of a potential new round of Clean Coal 
Technology projects, should the Congress in subsequent 
appropriations acts provide funds for such a purpose. The 
report should reflect input from outside groups and industry 
gathered through at least one publicly announced workshop, and 
address, at a minimum, the following areas: the applicability 
of, or needed modifications to, criteria from the previous 
clean coal technology solicitations; new criteria important to 
the submission or selection of projects; the general 
technologies, and their characteristics or specifications, that 
could be part of the procurement; and the goals for improving 
the performance of existing as well as new facilities, based on 
the types of technologies that are candidates for the 
procurements. The Committee expects the report to be submitted 
by March 1, 2001.

                 fossil energy research and development

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $393,433,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     375,570,000
House allowance \1\.....................................................
Committee recommendation................................     401,338,000

\1\ The House bill restructures Department of Energy accounts in a 
manner that does not allow for a comparable display.

    The Committee recommends $401,338,000 for fossil energy 
research and development, an increase of $25,768,000 above the 
budget estimate and $7,905,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level. A portion of the increase is due to the transfer 
of $24,000,000 in biomass energy development account during 
fiscal year 2000. These funds are not available for transfer in 
fiscal year 2001. The amounts recommended by the Committee as 
compared to the budget request are shown in the table below:

                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Committee
                                        Budget     recommen-    Change
                                       estimate     dation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coal and Power Systems:
    Central Systems:
        Innovations for existing          18,200      17,646        -554
         plants.....................
                                     ===================================
    Advanced Systems:
        Indirect fired cycle........       2,000       2,000  ..........
        Integrated gasification           31,979      35,211      +3,232
         combined cycle.............
        Pressurized fluidized bed         11,185      11,185  ..........
         systems....................
        Turbines....................      26,000      29,000      +3,000
                                     -----------------------------------
          Subtotal, Advanced Systems      71,164      77,396      +6,232
                                     ===================================
          Subtotal, Central Systems.      89,364      95,042      +5,678
                                     ===================================
    Distributed Generation Systems--
     Fuel Cells:
        Advanced research...........       2,800       2,800  ..........
        Systems development.........      21,000      27,000      +6,000
        Vision 21-hybrids...........      15,000      15,000  ..........
        Innovative concepts.........       3,400       1,900      -1,500
                                     -----------------------------------
          Subtotal, Distributed           42,200      46,700      +4,500
           General Systems--Fuel
           Cells....................
                                     ===================================
    Sequestration R&D;: Greenhouse         19,500      19,500  ..........
     gas control....................
                                     ===================================
    Fuels:
        Transportation fuels and           9,000       7,575      -1,425
         chemicals..................
        Solid fuels and feedstocks..       4,500       4,300        -200
        Advanced fuels research.....       2,200       3,900      +1,700
                                     -----------------------------------
          Subtotal, Fuels...........      15,700      15,775         +75
                                     ===================================
    Advanced Research:
        Coal utilization science....       5,250       5,250  ..........
        Materials...................       7,350       7,000        -350
        Technology crosscut.........      10,421       8,945      -1,476
        University coal research....       3,000       3,000  ..........
        HBCUs, education and               1,000       1,000  ..........
         training...................
                                     -----------------------------------
          Subtotal, Advanced              27,021      25,195      -1,826
           Research.................
                                     ===================================
          Subtotal, Coal and Power       193,785     202,212      +8,427
           Systems..................
                                     ===================================
Gas:
    Natural Gas Technologies:
        Exploration and production..      12,430      13,900      +1,470
        Gas hydrates................       2,000       5,960      +3,960
        Infrastructure..............      13,200       7,138      -6,062
        Emerging processing                8,500      10,168      +1,668
         technology applications....
        Effective environmental            2,620       2,620  ..........
         protection.................
                                     -----------------------------------
          Subtotal, Gas.............      38,750      39,786      +1,036
                                     ===================================
Petroleum--Oil Technology:
    Exploration and production            20,800      26,408      +5,608
     supporting research............
    Reservoir life extension/             11,066      14,694      +3,628
     management.....................
    Effective environmental               10,703      10,820        +117
     protection.....................
    Emerging processing technology    ..........       2,600      +2,600
     applications...................
    Ultra clean fuels...............      10,000       9,000      -1,000
        (By transfer)...............  ..........     -12,000     -12,000
                                     -----------------------------------
          Subtotal, Petroleum--Oil        52,569      51,522      -1,047
           Technology...............
                                     ===================================
Black liquor gasification...........  ..........  ..........  ..........
Cooperative R&D.....................;       5,836       8,389      +2,553
Fossil energy environmental                9,041       9,041  ..........
 restoration........................
Import/export authorization.........       2,300       2,300  ..........
Headquarters program direction......      16,967      16,967  ..........
Energy Technology Center program          58,097      63,296      +5,199
 direction..........................
General plant projects..............       2,000       2,600        +600
                                     ===================================
Advanced Metallurgical Processes....       5,225       5,225  ..........
Use of prior year balances..........      -9,000  ..........      +9,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Fossil Energy Research      375,570     401,338     +25,768
       and Development..............
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Coal and power systems.--The Committee recommends 
$202,212,000 for coal and power systems, a decrease of 
$10,231,000 from the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Changes 
from the current year level in central systems include 
increases of $1,000,000 for the international clean energy 
initiative, $1,500,000 for materials, and $1,000,000 for a 
cooperative study with the Architect of the Capitol of clean 
coal alternatives for the U.S. capitol power plant. Funds for 
the capitol power plant study are provided on a one-time basis. 
There is also a decrease in central systems of $500,000 for 
super clean systems.
    For advanced systems, changes to the current year level 
include decreases of $2,000,000 for low emission boiler 
systems, $5,010,000 for indirect fired cycle, $1,017,000 for 
pressurized fluidized bed, and $18,188,000 for turbine 
programs, all of which match the budget request. There is also 
an increase of $3,000,000 within the turbine program for 
continued development of ramgen technology, making a total of 
$4,000,000 provided for this program. The Committee encourages 
the Department to explore use of indirect fired cycle concepts 
in Vision 21 plants.
    For distributed generation systems, changes to the current 
year level include increases of $1,600,000 for fuel cell 
advanced research and $9,864,000 for vision 21 hybrids, and a 
decrease of $9,263,000 for fuel cell systems. Of the amount 
provided or fuel cell systems, $2,000,000 is for a heavily 
cost-shared demonstration of solid oxide fuel cell technology 
in Nuiqsut, Alaska (provided on a one-time basis), and 
$4,000,000 is for the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance. 
The Committee also recommends an increase of $10,283,000 for 
carbon sequestration research.
    For fuels programs, changes to the current year level 
include increases of $500,000 for the international clean 
energy initiative, $839,000 for hydrogen enabling science, and 
$2,000,000 for advanced concepts/Vision 21. There are also 
decreases of $650,000 for molecular modeling and catalyst 
development, $6,700,000 for steelmaking feedstock research, and 
$489,000 for C-1 chemistry. Included in the amount provided are 
funds to continue C-1 chemistry work in conjunction with the 
Consortium for Fossil Fuel Liquefaction Science.
    Changes in advanced research include an increase of 
$3,000,000 for the Center of Excellence for computation energy 
science and a decrease of $1,000,000 for coal utilization 
science. The Committee does not object to the reprogramming of 
funds for computational services at the National Energy 
Technology Laboratory as proposed by the Department on May 24, 
2000.
    The Committee is aware that the Department has selected 
three teams to design early entrance coproduction plants that 
would produce both electric power and liquid fuels. The 
Committee encourages such efforts, and urges the Department to 
consider such concepts in the formulation of any demonstration 
programs that it may propose in the future.
    The Committee recommends that the Department increase the 
effort for carbon coated (carbonous) catalysts in ebullated bed 
reactors under the Fuels account for Advanced Clean Fuels 
Research. The Committee believes that this new class of 
catalysts holds great promise to advance the production of 
competitive, ultra-clean fuels from fossil and renewable energy 
resources.
    Natural gas research.--The Committee recommends $39,786,000 
for natural gas research, an increase of $8,189,000 from the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Changes from the current year 
level include increases of $3,000,000 for gas hydrates, 
$1,188,000 for gas storage technology, and $4,950,000 for 
infrastructure technology. There are also decreases of $352,000 
for advanced diagnostics and imaging systems and $597,000 in 
effective environmental protection. Funds provided for emerging 
processing technology include funds to continue the coal mine 
methane program for no more than three projects that satisfy 
previously established program criteria.
    The Committee is aware of efforts to convert natural gas 
into a clean fuel with virtually no sulfur for the diesel fuel 
market. Within available funds, the Committee urges the 
Department to work with the University of Alaska to support 
such research. Any funds provided should be matched by private 
partners.
    Oil technology.--The Committee recommends $51,522,000 for 
oil technology research, a decrease of $5,730,000 from the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Changes from the current year 
level include an increase of $9,000,000 for ultra clean fuels 
and decreases of $1,000,000 for national laboratory/industry 
partnerships, $1,000,000 for analysis and planning, $730,000 
for emerging processing technology applications and $12,000,000 
for the transfer of unobligated balances from the Strategic 
Petroleum Reserve petroleum account. The amount provided for 
emerging processing technology applications is to continue the 
diesel biodesulfurization program. Within the amounts provided 
for advanced diagnostics and imaging, $350,000 is provided for 
the geophysical reservoir project. The Committee also expects 
the Department to involve the Mid-Continent Energy Research 
Center in conducting its oil technology research program. This 
Center was authorized in the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The 
amount provided for Preferred Upstream Management Practices 
includes $950,000 for the risk-based data management system.
    Cooperative Research and Development.--The Committee 
recommends $8,389,000 for cooperative research and development, 
an increase of $1,000,000 over the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level.
    Environmental restoration.--The Committee recommends 
$9,041,000 for environmental restoration, a decrease of 
$959,000 from the fiscal year 2000 enacted level.
    Import/export authorization.--The Committee recommends 
$2,300,000 for import/export authorization, an increase of 
$127,000 over the fiscal year 2000 enacted level.
    Headquarters program direction.--The Committee recommends 
$16,967,000 for headquarters program direction, an increase of 
$951,000 over the fiscal year 2000 enacted level.
    Energy technology center program direction.--The Committee 
recommends $63,296,000 for energy technology center program 
direction, an increase of $3,833,000 over the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level. The increase provided includes $1,933,000 for 
salaries and benefits and $1,900,000 for contractor services.
    General plant projects.--The Committee recommends 
$2,600,000 for general plant projects, the same as the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level. Of the amount provided, $400,000 is 
for critically needed repairs at the Albany Research Center.
    Advanced metallurgical research.--The Committee recommends 
$5,225,000 for advanced metallurgical research, an increase of 
$225,000 over the fiscal year 2000 enacted level.
    Black liquor gasification.--The Committee recommends no 
funds for black liquor gasification. Funds for this activity 
are provided in the energy conservation account.
    Other.--In its fiscal year 2000 report, the Committee 
directed the Department to submit a report assessing the merits 
of establishing a Federal arctic technology center to conduct 
research that could enhance the development of Alaska's vast 
energy resources in an environmentally sensitive manner. This 
report was to be submitted to the Committee by March 1, 2000, 
but has yet to be received. The Committee is disturbed by the 
failure of the Department to submit this report, and by the 
Department's failure to provide any meaningful focus on arctic 
energy issues in its fiscal year 2001 budget request. The 
Committee directs the Department to submit the required report 
promptly, and to engage in meaningful dialogue with the 
Committee on how best to address arctic research needs in the 
energy sector. The Committee further directs the Department to 
provide from within available funds the same amounts provided 
in fiscal year 2000 for arctic oil and gas research.
    The Committee has included a provision in the bill that 
allows the National Energy Technology Laboratory to use a 
limited amount of its program direction funds to support non-
fossil energy activities that complement the fossil energy 
mission.

                      alternative fuels production


                              (rescission)

Appropriations, 2000....................................................
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     -$1,000,000
House allowance.........................................      -1,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      -1,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,000,000 in 
unobligated balances in this account, the same as the budget 
estimate.

                 naval petroleum and oil shale reserves


                              (rescission)

Appropriations, 2000....................................................
Budget estimate, 2001...................................................
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     -$7,000,000

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $7,000,000 from 
the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves. Uncertainty about 
program needs during the successful sale of NPR-1 has led to an 
accumulation of carryover balances. These balances, less the 
recommended rescission, should be sufficient to finance reserve 
activities in fiscal year 2001 at an expected level of 
$20,775,000. The Committee is aware, however, that remaining 
uncertainties regarding equity finalization and environmental 
issues related to the completion of the NPR-1 sale could cause 
program needs to exceed that amount. The Department should keep 
the Committee informed of developments in this regard. Expected 
program levels are displayed in the following table:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oil reserves:
    Naval Petroleum Reserves Nos. 1 and 2....................       $4,835,000       $4,835,000  ...............
    Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3............................        7,900,000        7,900,000  ...............
    Program direction (headquarters).........................        8,040,000        8,040,000  ...............
    Naval oil shale reserves.................................  ...............  ...............  ...............
    Use of prior year funds..................................      -20,775,000      -20,775,000  ...............
    Rescission...............................................  ...............       -7,000,000      -$7,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, naval petroleum and oil shale re-  serves.......  ...............       -7,000,000       -7,000,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee is aware of proposals that have been made to 
demonstrate advanced oil recovery technologies at Naval 
Petroleum Reserve No. 3. Such proposals could result in the 
demonstration of technologies that would significantly increase 
domestic oil production, and could also extend the life of the 
NPR-3 field, thereby substantially increasing receipts to the 
Federal Government. The Committee encourages the Department to 
consider such proposals. Any development agreements that may be 
reached, however, should be formulated in a manner that 
provides an adequate return to the Government for any Federal 
investment or risk entailed.
    Language is included in the bill allowing unobligated 
balances from prior years to be used for all Naval Petroleum 
and Oil Shale Reserve activities.

                      elk hills school lands fund

Appropriations, 2000....................................................
Budget estimate, 2001 (advance appropriation)...........     $36,000,000
House allowance.........................................      36,000,000
Committee recommendation (advance appropriation)........      36,000,000

    The Committee recommends $36,000,000 for the Elk Hills 
school lands fund, the same as the budget request and the 
fiscal year 2000 level. These funds will become available on 
October 1, 2001.

                          energy conservation

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $720,242,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     848,500,000
House allowance \1\.....................................................
Committee recommendation................................     759,937,000

\1\ The House bill restructures Department of Energy accounts in a 
manner that does not allow for a comparable display.

    The Committee recommends $759,937,000 for energy 
conservation, an increase of $39,695,000 over the fiscal year 
2000 level and a decrease of $88,563,000 below the budget 
request. An additional amount of $2,000,000 is available by 
transfer from unobligated balances in the biomass energy 
development account. This amount is a reduction of $23,000,000 
from the amount of biomass funds transferred in fiscal year 
2000.
    The amounts recommended for energy conservation, as 
compared to the budget estimate, are shown in the following 
table:

                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Committee
                                        Budget     recommen-    Change
                                       estimate     dation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Building Technology, State and
 Community Sector:
    Building research and standards:
        Technology roadmaps and           11,000       6,885      -4,115
         competitive R&D............;
        Residential buildings             13,480      13,048        -432
         integration................
        Commercial buildings               6,460       4,944      -1,516
         integration................
        Equipment, materials and          69,160      60,526      -8,634
         tools......................
                                     -----------------------------------
          Subtotal, Building             100,100      85,403     -14,697
           research and standards...
                                     ===================================
    Building Technology Assistance:
        Weatherization assistance        154,000     138,000     -16,000
         program....................
        State energy program........      37,000      34,000      -3,000
        Community partnerships......      27,500      18,235      -9,265
        Energy star program.........       6,500       2,724      -3,776
                                     -----------------------------------
          Subtotal, Building             225,000     192,959     -32,041
           technology assistance....
                                     ===================================
    Cooperative programs with States  ..........       2,000      +2,000
    Management and planning.........      14,659      13,231      -1,428
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Building Technology,     339,759     293,593     -46,166
       State and Community Sec-  tor
                                     ===================================
Federal Energy Management Program:
    Program activities..............      25,968      22,718      -3,250
    Program direction...............       3,500       3,000        -500
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal Energy            29,468      25,718      -3,750
       Management Program...........
                                     ===================================
Industry Sector:
    Industries of the future              83,900      72,300     -11,600
     (specific).....................
    Industries of the future              90,826      83,600      -7,226
     (crosscutting).................
    Cooperative programs with States  ..........       2,000      +2,000
    Management and planning.........       9,300       9,100        -200
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Industry Sector.....     184,026     167,000     -17,026
                                     ===================================
Transportation:
    Vehicle technology R&D..........;     161,220     156,900      -4,320
    Fuels utilization R&D...........;      24,500      23,100      -1,400
    Materials technologies..........      38,500      42,500      +4,000
    Technology deployment...........      17,000      15,140      -1,860
    Management and planning.........       9,650       8,520      -1,130
    Cooperative programs with States  ..........       2,000      +2,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Transportation......     250,870     248,160      -2,710
                                     ===================================
Policy and management...............      46,377      42,466      -3,911
Use of Biomass Energy Development         -2,000      -2,000  ..........
 funds..............................
Use of prior year balances..........  ..........     -15,000     -15,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Energy Conservation....     848,500     759,937     -88,563
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Buildings.--The Committee recommends $293,593,000 for 
buildings research, an increase of $9,595,000 over the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level.
    Changes from the current year level in building research 
and standards include increases of $1,000,000 for Building 
America, $100,000 for residential building codes, $600,000 for 
commercial building research, $100,000 for commercial building 
energy codes, $300,000 for lighting research, $1,645,000 for 
residential absorption heat pumps, $2,000,000 for desiccant and 
chillers, $1,000,000 for refrigeration, $1,950,000 for fuel 
cells, $500,000 for appliance and emerging technologies, 
$500,000 for windows research, and $1,000,000 for lighting and 
appliance standards. There are also decreases of $500,000 for 
combustion research and $200,000 for urban heat islands. The 
funding provide for desiccants and chillers includes $500,000 
to complete testing of the Triple Effect Absorption Chiller in 
Clark County, Nevada. The increase provided for refrigeration 
is for 21-CR for a total of $2,500,000.
    Changes from the current year level in building technology 
assistance include increases of $500,000 for the State energy 
program and $3,000,000 for weatherization, and a decrease of 
$3,900,000 for the energy efficiency initiative.
    Language is included in the bill providing limited waiver 
authority for the weatherization matching requirement.
    The Committee recognizes the expertise of the Mississippi 
State University Department of Mechanical Engineering in 
refrigeration technology, and encourages the Department to 
involve the University in related research to the extent 
consistent with program goals.
    Federal Energy Management.--The Committee recommends 
$25,718,000 for Federal energy management, an increase of 
$1,800,000 over the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The amount 
provided includes increases of $1,000,000 for technical 
guidance and assistance and $800,000 for program direction.
    Industry.--The Committee recommends $167,000,000 for 
industry research, an increase of $5,300,00 over the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level. Changes from the current year level 
include increases of $750,000 for the mining industry of the 
future, $3,000,000 for biobased industrial feedstocks in the 
agriculture industry of the future, $750,000 for the petroleum 
refining industry of the future, $1,800,000 for supporting 
industries, $13,500,000 for black liquor gasification 
reflecting the transfer of this program from fossil energy 
research and development, $450,000 for inventions and 
innovations, and $590,000 for program direction. There are also 
decreases of $500,000 for advanced industrial materials, 
$8,000,000 for the industrial power generation program 
consistent with the budget request, $2,000,000 for industrial 
distributed generation, $450,000 for NICE\3\, $300,000 for 
technical assistance activities, $3,900,000 for the energy 
efficiency initiative, and $390,000 for evaluation and 
planning. The Committee does not object to the consolidation of 
various technical assistance programs into the best practices 
program element, providing that future budget justifications 
continue to provide details and funding levels associated with 
the component programs.
    The Committee is aware that the Agricultural Biobased 
Products Research Center at Purdue University has the expertise 
and capability to help achieve the goals of the Department's 
bioproducts programs. The Committee encourages the Department 
to work closely with the Center to the extent consistent with 
program goals.
    Within the funds provided for the petroleum refining 
program and the fuels program in fossil energy research and 
development, the Committee expects the Department to continue 
research on the biodesulfurization of gasoline.
    The Committee is aware of the potential for resonant sonics 
technology to accelerate chemical reaction rates and reduce 
energy consumption and chemical use in the recovery of precious 
metals and in other industry applications. The Committee 
encourages the Department to consider providing funding for 
further development of this technology from within the 
Industries of the Future program.
    The amount provided for continuous fiber ceramics composite 
research includes funding to continue work on advanced 
structural ceramics for microturbines and other activities 
related to gas turbines.
    Transportation.--The Committee recommends $248,160,000 for 
transportation research, an increase of $15,400,000 over the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Changes from the current year 
level within vehicle technologies research and development 
include increases of $4,000,000 for high power energy storage, 
$4,000,000 for advanced power electronics, $4,500,000 for fuel 
cells consistent with the budget request, $3,000,000 for 
combustion and after treatment, $1,000,000 for heavy truck 
engines, $1,000,000 for health impacts research reflecting the 
transfer of this activity from the fuels program, $1,000,000 
for CARAT, $1,500,000 for vehicle systems optimization, and 
$500,000 for truck safety systems. Decreases within vehicle 
technologies research and development include $4,000,000 for 
light vehicles propulsion and ancillary systems and $1,000,000 
for hybrid direct injection engines.
    Changes to the enacted level in fuels utilization include 
increases of $500,000 for automobile/light trucks and 
$1,000,000 for heavy trucks within advanced petroleum based 
fuels, and $500,000 each for medium trucks, heavy trucks, and 
environmental impacts within alternative fuels. Decreases 
within fuels utilization include $500,000 for automobile/light 
trucks and $1,000,000 for health impacts within alternative 
fuels, the latter reflecting the transfer of health impacts 
research to advance combustion engine research and development. 
The increase provided for environmental impacts is for 
measurement of ultra-fine particulates from natural gas powered 
vehicles. The amount provided includes funds to continue work 
with the Consortium for Fossil Fuel Liquefaction Science.
    Further changes to the enacted level include increases of 
$2,900,000 for heavy vehicle high strength weight reduction 
materials and $2,300,000 for Clean Cities, and decreases of 
$2,900,000 for the high temperature materials laboratory and 
$3,900,000 for the energy efficiency initiative.
    The Committee is aware that high power laser technologies 
may have applications in the manufacture of components that 
would help attain the goals of the Department's transportation 
research program. The Committee encourages the Department to 
consider support for the development of such technologies 
through either the transportation or industry programs.
    The Committee is intrigued by the potential benefits of 
engine boosting technologies, and directs the Department to 
prepare a report that assesses the impacts of engine boosting 
and downsizing on fuel efficiency. The report should also 
address the cost-effectiveness of available and prospective 
boosting technologies, the performance of boosting technologies 
in non-U.S. markets, potential barriers to the broad 
introduction of such technologies in the United States, 
consumer acceptance, legal and regulatory factors, and any 
other relevant issues deemed appropriate by the Department. The 
report should be prepared in consultation with the Department 
of Transportation and be delivered to the Committee no later 
than October 1, 2001.
    Policy and management.--The Committee recommends 
$42,466,000 for policy and management, a decrease of $400,000 
from the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Changes from the 
current year level include increases of $225,000 for the 
working capital fund, $278,000 for the Golden field office, and 
$600,000 for regional support offices. There are also decreases 
of $145,000 for headquarters salaries and expenses, $358,000 
for crosscutting and contractual support, and $1,000,000 for 
the National Academy of Sciences study.

                          economic regulation

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $1,992,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       2,000,000
House allowance.........................................       1,992,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,000,000

    The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for economic 
regulation, the same as the budget request and an increase of 
$8,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted 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, 2000....................................    $158,396,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     158,000,000
House allowance.........................................     157,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     157,000,000

    The Committee recommends $157,000,000 for operation of the 
strategic petroleum reserve, a decrease of $1,000,000 from the 
budget estimate and a decrease of $1,396,000 below the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level. The amount provided includes 
$141,000,000 for storage facilities development and operations 
and $16,000,000 for management.

                   energy information administration

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $72,368,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      75,000,000
House allowance.........................................      70,368,000
Committee recommendation................................      74,000,000

    The Committee recommends $74,000,000 for the Energy 
Information Administration, a reduction of $1,000,000 below the 
budget estimate and an increase of $1,632,000 over the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level. The amount provided is to maintain 
core EIA programs.

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


                         Indian Health Service


                         indian health services

Appropriations, 2000....................................  $2,074,173,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................   2,271,055,000
House allowance.........................................   2,106,178,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,184,421,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,184,421,000 
for Indian health services. This amount is $110,248,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and $86,634,000 below the 
budget estimate.
    The amounts recommended by the Committee as compared to the 
budget estimate are shown in the following table:

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                                                                                  Committee
                                                             Budget estimate   recommendation        Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Clinical services:
    IHS and tribal health delivery:
        Hospital and health clinics pro-  grams...........   $1,084,190,000    $1,064,519,000       -$19,671,000
        Dental health program.............................       88,258,000        87,409,000           -849,000
        Mental health program.............................       49,405,000        45,369,000         -4,036,000
        Alcohol and substance abuse pro-  gram............       99,636,000        97,646,000         -1,990,000
    Contract care.........................................      447,672,000       426,756,000        -20,916,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, clinical services.........................    1,769,161,000     1,721,699,000        -47,462,000
                                                           =====================================================
Preventive health:
    Public health nursing.................................       39,772,000        36,642,000         -3,130,000
    Health education......................................       11,030,000         9,988,000         -1,042,000
    Community health representatives pro-  gram...........       51,105,000        46,382,000         -4,723,000
    Immunization (Alaska).................................        1,457,000         1,431,000            -26,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, preventive health.........................      103,364,000        94,443,000         -8,921,000
                                                           =====================================================
Urban health projects.....................................       30,834,000        27,837,000         -2,997,000
Indian health professions.................................       32,779,000        30,604,000         -2,175,000
Tribal management.........................................        2,413,000         2,411,000             -2,000
Direct operations.........................................       54,119,000        53,997,000           -122,000
Self-governance...........................................        9,604,000         9,649,000            +45,000
Contract support costs....................................      268,781,000       243,781,000            -25,000
Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements: Hospital and clinic          (404,590,000)     (404,590,000)  ................
 accreditation (est. collecting)..........................
                                                           =====================================================
      Total, Indian Health Services.......................    2,271,055,000     2,184,421,000        -86,634,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Hospitals and health clinics.--The Committee recommends 
$1,064,519,000 for hospitals and health clinics services, an 
increase of $59,107,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted 
level. Included in this additional amount is $33,007,000 for 
necessary pay costs, $8,100,000 for staffing of new facilities, 
and a program increase of $18,000,000.
    Within the $18,000,000 program increase, $5,000,000 is 
intended specifically for the Indian Health Care Improvement 
Fund. The Committee designates the remaining $13,000,000 to be 
directed to the Service's highest priority items. The Committee 
notes that there are numerous critical health needs, including 
additional Indian Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund dollars, 
more emergency medical services, further funding for tribal 
epidemiology centers and upgraded technological equipment, all 
of which should be addressed. The Committee directs the Service 
to determine which of the many urgent requirements outlined in 
the budget estimate it would propose to fund with this increase 
and submit it to the Committee for approval within 60 days of 
enactment of the bill.
    Within the proposed fiscal year 2001 services 
appropriation, the Committee recommends an increase of $227,750 
above current year base funding for the Shoalwater Tribe's 
infant mortality prevention program, and up to $500,000 for the 
Epidemiology Branch and AIDS program to ensure that measures 
are taken to provide disease surveillance for American Indians 
and Alaska Natives, particularly to monitor AIDS/HIV and other 
communicable and infectious diseases and to develop 
recommendations to protect the public health of Indian 
communities. The Committee expects that the amount of 
$4,000,000 appropriated in fiscal year 2000 for the Alaska 
Federal Health Care Access Network to conduct a telemedicine 
project will be continued at the same level in fiscal year 
2001.
    Dental health.--The Committee recommends $87,409,000 for 
dental health services. This amount is $7,347,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Increases include $3,555,000 
for pay costs, $792,000 for staffing of new facilities, and 
$3,000,000 for the provision of further dental services to 
tribes.
    The Committee notes that the majority of Alaska Natives 
living in remote villages not connected by road do not have 
access to regular dental care and as a result suffer a high 
rate of dental problems, including loss of teeth. Within the 
increase provided for dental services, the Service should work 
with the Alaska Native Health Board to expand dental services 
to remote areas of Alaska to improve dental health and should 
coordinate with the State of Alaska on its sealant program to 
protect children's teeth from decay.
    Mental health.--The Committee recommends $45,369,000 for 
the mental health program, an increase of $2,124,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Additional amounts include 
$1,740,000 for pay costs and $384,000 for the staffing of new 
facilities.
    Alcohol and substance abuse.--The Committee recommends 
$97,646,000 for alcohol and substance abuse programs, an amount 
of $822,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
increase is designated for escalating pay costs.
    Contract health services.--The Committee recommends 
$426,756,000 for contract care, an amount of $20,000,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The Committee understands 
that additional funding for contract care is one of the highest 
priorities for the Service and tribes. The Committee notes that 
within the contract health services activity, funds will be 
available to the Cowlitz Tribe for the provision of health 
care, if the tribe is recognized within the coming fiscal year.
    Public health nursing.--The Committee recommends 
$36,642,000 for public health nursing, an amount of $2,190,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Increases include 
$1,547,000 for pay costs and $643,000 for staffing of new 
facilities.
    Health education.--The Committee recommends $9,988,000 for 
health education programs, an amount of $363,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Increases include $229,000 for 
pay costs and $134,000 for staffing of new facilities.
    Community health representatives.--The Committee recommends 
$46,382,000 for community health representatives, an amount of 
$2,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The increase 
is provided to help meet escalating pay costs.
    Alaska immunization.--The Committee recommends $1,431,000 
for the Alaska immunization program, an amount of $29,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Increases include $27,000 
for pay costs and $2,000 for additional immunization work. The 
discrepancy between the budget estimate and the amount 
recommended by the Committee is due to the error in calculating 
pay costs that is referred to toward the end of this section.
    Urban health.--The Committee recommends $27,837,000 for 
urban health programs, an amount of $24,000 above the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level. The increase is provided for 
escalating pay costs.
    Indian health professions.--The Committee recommends 
$30,604,000 for Indian health professions activities, an amount 
of $113,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The 
increase is provided to help meet escalating pay costs. Within 
available funds, the Committee expects IHS to continue support 
for the University of Montana InPsych program at a level of 
$250,000.
    Tribal management.--The Committee recommends $2,411,000 for 
tribal management, which is the same amount as the fiscal year 
2000 enacted level and meets the budget request.
    Direct operations.--The Committee recommends $53,997,000 
for direct operations, an amount of $3,009,000 above the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level. The increase is intended to meet 
escalating pay costs.
    Self-governance.--The Committee recommends $9,649,000 for 
self-governance activities, an amount of $118,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The increase is intended to 
meet escalating pay costs.
    Contract support costs.--The Committee recommends 
$243,781,000 for contract support costs, an increase of 
$15,000,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Of this 
amount, $10,000,000 will be available first for new and 
expanded contracts and compacts, and $5,000,000 is designated 
for the operation of existing programs. To the extent that the 
full $10,000,000 is not needed to meet the costs of new and 
expanded contracts, it should be distributed among existing 
contracts and compacts according to IHS policy.
    Staffing for new facilities.--Increases allocated for the 
staffing of new facilities within the above activities are 
distributed as follows: $8,100,000 within the hospitals and 
clinics activity, of which $3,959,000 is for the Talihina, OK 
Hospital and $4,141,000 is for the Hopi Health Center; $792,000 
within dental services, of which $387,000 is for the Talihina, 
OK Hospital and $405,000 is for the Hopi Health Center; 
$384,000 within the mental health activity, of which $226,000 
is for the Talihina, OK Hospital and $158,000 is for the Hopi 
Health Center; $643,000 within the public health nursing 
activity, of which $495,000 is for the Talihina, OK Hospital 
and $148,000 is for the Hopi Health Center; and $134,000 within 
the health education activity, of which $66,000 is for the 
Talihina, OK Hospital and $68,000 is for the Hopi Health 
Center.
    Bill language.--The Committee has included two provisions 
that are intended to ensure that dollars appropriated to the 
Service are used most efficiently and effectively. The first 
provision prevents IHS appropriations from being used to pay 
for contract health services in excess of the established 
Medicare and Medicaid rate for similar services. Implementation 
of this provision should increase the Service's buying power by 
approximately 30 percent. The second provision gives tribes 
access to prime vendor rates for the costs of pharmaceutical 
products on the same basis and for the same purposes as the 
Indian Health Service may access these same products. Again, 
the intent of the provision is to maximize the buying power of 
funds appropriated to the IHS.
    Pay cost increases.--The disparity between the amount 
appropriated for pay cost increases and the amount requested in 
the budget estimate is the result of a calculation error on the 
part of the Service. The amount of $44,193,000 recommended by 
the Committee is the correct amount as recalculated by the 
Service for the direct and tribal pay cost increases originally 
included in the budget estimate in the amount of $53,158,000.
    Diabetes.--The Committee expects the Indian Health Service 
to continue the diabetes prevention and research activities 
centered at the National Diabetes Prevention Center in Gallup, 
New Mexico, and jointly funded with the Centers for Disease 
Control.
    Obesity.--The Committee notes that obesity and related 
health disorders from heart disease to diabetes to colon cancer 
is a leading killer of Americans, and is a particular problem 
among Indian and Native populations. The Committee directs the 
Indian Health Service to work with the National Institutes of 
Health to develop a multi-disciplinary, long-range plan to 
address this public health problem. The plan, which would be 
submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
no later than March 1, 2001, should address nutrition and 
physical education for both children and adults to prevent 
obesity; treatment programs including medical and psychological 
support; and maintenance programs for those who successfully 
lose weight.
    Other.--The Committee has heard from both the Ponca Tribe 
and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead 
Nation regarding perceived inequities in the allocation of 
funds within their IHS service areas. The Committee instructs 
the Service to investigate these complaints and, to the extent 
possible within existing funds and overall priorities, rectify 
whatever problems might come to light as a result of these 
inquiries. The Service should report back to the Committee by 
March 1, 2001 regarding the outcome of its investigation into 
these matters.
    The Committee notes that Alaska Natives living in Ketchikan 
and Saxman must travel by air or ferry to receive hospital 
services in Sitka. Ketchikan General Hospital is currently 
providing certain specialty care for Native patients in their 
community and has the capacity to provide hospital and other 
services locally. In administering funds for the Ketchikan 
Indian Corporation and the Native Village of Saxman, the Indian 
Health Service should negotiate with Ketchikan General Hospital 
to provide such hospital and specialized services locally. The 
Committee believes that section 351 of Public Law 105-277, the 
Omnibus Appropriations Act of 1999 provides the Service with 
the necessary authority to procure hospital services from 
Ketchikan General Hospital on behalf of KIC and Saxman and 
directs the Service to advise it immediately if additional 
authority is required.

                        indian health facilities

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $316,555,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     349,374,000
House allowance.........................................     336,423,000
Committee recommendation................................     349,350,000

    The Committee has provided an appropriation of $349,350,000 
for Indian health facilities. This amount is $32,795,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and $24,000 below the budget 
estimate. The amounts recommended by the Committee as compared 
to the budget estimate are shown in the following table:

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                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maintenance and improvement..................................      $45,407,000      $46,433,000      +$1,026,000
Sanitation facilities........................................       96,651,000       93,992,000       -2,659,000
Construction of facilities...................................       65,237,000       70,969,000       +5,732,000
Facilities and environmental health support..................      129,850,000      125,727,000       -4,123,000
Equipment....................................................       12,229,000       12,229,000  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Indian health facilities........................      349,374,000      349,350,000          -24,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Maintenance and improvement.--The Committee recommends 
$46,433,000 for maintenance and improvement work, an increase 
of $3,000,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Of the 
additional amount provided, $2,000,000 will be used to help 
further reduce the extensive maintenance backlog faced by the 
Service. An additional amount of $1,000,000 in matching funds 
is included within this activity for the NW Portland Area 
Indian Health Service Office to continue its AMEX project, 
which is designed to assist tribes in addressing their most 
critical maintenance and improvement work. The Committee 
understands that with this amount, three tribes that could not 
be reached with the initial Federal funding dedicated to the 
project can now be considered.
    Sanitation facilities.--The Committee recommends 
$93,992,000 for sanitation facilities, an increase of 
$1,875,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Of the 
additional amount provided, $375,000 is for pay cost increases 
and $1,500,000 is for additional program work.
    Construction of facilities.--The Committee recommends 
$70,969,000 for the construction of facilities, an increase of 
$20,576,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. Funds are 
distributed as follows: $40,115,000 for the Fort Defiance, AZ 
Hospital; $12,286,000 for the Winnebago, NE Hospital; 
$8,328,000 for the Parker, AZ Health Center; and $240,000 for 
the Hopi Tribe to assist with the debt associated with the 
construction of staff quarters that is being funded by the 
tribe. In addition to the foregoing, $5,000,000 is provided to 
begin construction of the Bethel, AK staff quarters, the first 
priority for funding on the staff quarters list. Language is 
included in the bill that will allow the Service to direct 
funds to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Corporation, which will oversee 
construction of the project.
    Also included in the Committee recommendation is $5,000,000 
and accompanying bill language that will allow the Service and 
tribes to initiate the Joint Venture construction program on a 
small scale. The Committee expects the Service to establish a 
new health care facilities construction priority methodology 
that encourages alternative financing and more partnerships 
with tribes to meet the wide variances in tribal needs and 
capabilities. The Committee is encouraged by the efforts of 
many tribes, led by the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, to secure 
non-Federal funding for their health care facility needs. Many 
of these tribes do not have existing Federal health care 
facilities and are unable to get on the existing IHS 
construction priority list. The Joint Venture project funding 
authority provides a basis for these tribes to provide an 
appropriate health care facility in exchange for future 
equipment and staffing funds. The Committee wants to 
demonstrate that Joint Venture projects are cost-effective and 
can be started and completed quickly. Therefore, a strong 
emphasis has been placed on projects already planned, which 
have high relative health care facility needs, and are ready to 
go to design and construction.
    With regard to construction of the Fort Defiance, AZ 
Hospital project, the Committee is concerned that the Service 
may not be able to complete its construction and equipment 
needs within the amounts currently designated for the project. 
The Committee directs the Service to provide it with a brief 
report by December 1, 2000, that will include the most current 
construction project cost estimate, with appropriate 
adjustments for inflation and phased funding. The Committee 
notes, however, that this report should not be the vehicle for 
any major program redesign or expansion of the project. Of the 
$40,115,000 appropriated for work in fiscal year 2001, up to 
$6,000,000 may be used for the design and construction of the 
infrastructure and some of the quarters.
    Facilities and environmental health support.--The Committee 
recommends $125,727,000 for facilities and environmental health 
support, an increase of $9,445,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level. Additional amounts provided include $5,780,000 
for pay cost increases, $1,665,000 for staffing of new 
facilities, and $2,000,000 for injury prevention work. Within 
the amount provided for staffing of new facilities, $904,000 is 
designated for the Hopi Health Center and $761,000 is 
designated for the Talihina, OK Hospital.
    Equipment.--The Committee recommends $12,229,000 for 
equipment. This amount is $2,101,000 below the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level and meets the budget request. The reduction has 
been taken because of one-time expenditures related to Y2K 
work.

                         OTHER RELATED AGENCIES


              Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $8,000,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      15,000,000
House allowance.........................................       8,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $15,000,000, 
which is $7,000,000 above the fiscal year 2000 level and is the 
same as the budget estimate. Congress significantly decreased 
funding in fiscal year 2000 because the Office of Navajo and 
Hopi Relocation expected to have a very large carryover of 
unobligated balances. Subsequently, the Office has informed the 
Committee that during fiscal year 2000, the Office 
significantly reduced its carryover and therefore needs an 
increase above the fiscal year 2000 level to continue moving 
families at the same rate it did in fiscal year 2000.

    Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts 
                              Development


                       payments to the institute

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $2,125,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       4,250,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       4,125,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,125,000, 
which is $2,000,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level 
and $125,000 below the budget estimate.

                        Smithsonian Institution


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $371,230,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     396,800,000
House allowance.........................................     375,230,000
Committee recommendation................................     387,755,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $387,755,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Smithsonian Institution. This 
amount is $16,525,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level 
and $9,045,000 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..............................     $209,929,000     $208,234,000      -$1,695,000
Program support and outreach.................................       39,643,000       36,643,000       -3,000,000
Administration...............................................       35,874,000       35,874,000  ...............
Facilities services..........................................      111,354,000      110,004,000       -1,350,000
Pay cost decrease............................................  ...............       -3,000,000       -3,000,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................      396,800,000      387,755,000       -9,045,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The amount provided includes the following programmatic 
increases to the fiscal year 2000 enacted level: $2,580,000 for 
the National Air and Space Museum to prepare collections for 
the opening of the Dulles extension; $5,000,000 for the 
National Museum of the American Indian to meet additional 
expenses in moving collections from New York to the Cultural 
Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland, as well as exhibition 
planning and development for the museum opening on the Mall in 
2003; and $2,000,000 for the National Museum of American 
History for expenses associated with the American Presidents 
exhibit planned to open in the fall. Other additional funding 
includes $8,564,000 for pay cost increases, $330,000 for costs 
associated with implementation of the Panama Canal Treaty, 
$650,000 for operation and maintenance of the security system 
and $2,500,000 to meet the escalating costs of central 
utilities, communications, postage and rental accounts. 
Decreases from the fiscal year 2000 enacted level have been 
assumed in accordance with the budget estimate and include 
$3,150,000 in one-time expenditures at the National Museum of 
Natural History, $1,000,000 for one-time expenditures at the 
Museum Support Center and $949,000 for one less compensatory 
workday. As indicated in the above table, the Committee has 
proposed to reduce the amount for pay cost increases by 
$3,000,000 below the budget estimate of $11,564,000. In recent 
weeks, the Smithsonian has indicated that this same amount is 
available from three months worth of lapsed salary costs. With 
just a few months remaining in the current fiscal year and a 
significant amount of funding unexpended for the purpose it was 
appropriated, it appears that the Smithsonian has overestimated 
its requirements for pay cost increases.

            repair, restoration and alteration of facilities

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $47,900,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      62,200,000
House allowance.........................................      47,900,000
Committee recommendation................................      57,600,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $57,600,000 
for the repair and restoration of facilities. This amount is 
$9,700,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and 
$4,600,000 below the budget request. Within the total, 
$50,000,000 is recommended for major capital renewal, code 
compliance and security, and infrastructure repairs. This is 
the amount specified in the report by the Smithsonian's 
Commission on the Future, the publication frequently cited by 
Institution officials as the basis for their renovation and 
repair program, as the appropriate level of funding to ensure 
public safety and protection of the collections.
    An amount of $7,600,000 is designated for necessary repairs 
and renovation at the National Zoo. To provide further 
assistance, the Committee has recommended that within the 
``Construction'' account, an amount of $2,400,000 in funds 
previously appropriated for development of a water exhibit be 
redirected to projects that will contribute to alleviating the 
safety and security concerns outlined in the budget estimate. 
For several years, the Committee has urged the National Zoo to 
address its most urgent repairs, underscoring the need to 
protect its animals, which the Zoo had indicated were 
imperiled. The Committee stresses that basic needs for 
security, fire protection and central monitoring of animal life 
support systems are foremost among its concerns and expects the 
Zoo to direct its efforts to alleviating these unacceptable 
conditions rather than developing new exhibits.
    The Committee is disturbed by recent press reports that 
point to a significantly larger backlog of repair and 
renovation work that will require immediate attention than had 
previously been reported. While the Committee does not discount 
the possibility that additional funds may be required, no 
substantive information has been made available to the 
Committee that has enabled it to assess the current situation. 
Most recently, the Committee learned that the renovation of the 
Patent Office Building, for which the Committee began 
appropriating funds based on a $60,000,000 estimate, will now 
cost as much as $160,000,000. The Committee does not understand 
how a project could almost triple in cost without the 
Institution's knowledge at a much earlier date than these costs 
were brought to the Committee's attention. The Committee finds 
it extremely difficult to appropriate funds for projects with a 
continually shifting bottom line and would be hesitant to take 
on any other large renovation projects under these 
circumstances. With new leadership at the Smithsonian, the 
Committee expects that every effort will be made to produce an 
accurate and complete assessment of renovation requirements 
along with a realistic budget and time line for accomplishing 
the work involved.

                              construction

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $19,000,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       4,000,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       4,500,000

    The Committee recommends an amount of $4,500,000 for 
construction of Smithsonian facilities, a decrease of 
$14,500,000 from the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and an 
increase of $500,000 above the budget request. The amount 
provided is designated for the Smithsonian Astrophysical 
Observatory (SAO) to begin construction of a base facility at 
Hilo, Hawaii in conjunction with the SAO Submillimeter Array 
initiative. The Committee understands that the facility can be 
completed with this amount.
    The budget estimate includes a request from the National 
Zoo for $1,000,000 for construction of an aquatic exhibit for 
which $2,400,000 in funds appropriated between fiscal years 
1993-1995 would be committed, as well. The Committee has not 
provided funds for this project. It is the Committee's view 
that funds previously appropriated for the water exhibit should 
be redirected to priority construction projects that will 
contribute to eliminating the safety and security issues 
outlined by the Zoo in other portions of budget estimate.

                        National Gallery of Art


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $61,279,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      64,848,000
House allowance.........................................      61,279,000
Committee recommendation................................      64,781,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $64,781,000 
for salaries and expenses at the National Gallery of Art. This 
amount is $3,502,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level 
and $67,000 below the budget estimate. Additional funds include 
$2,738,000 for pay cost increases, $515,000 for Sculpture 
Garden operations, maintenance and security, and $249,000 for 
estimated increases in rent, utilities and other necessary 
services. In addition to foregoing, the Committee has restored 
the proposed reduction of $677,000 in base funding for the 
support of special exhibitions. The detail table at the back of 
the report displays the distribution of funds among the 
Gallery's activities.

            repair, restoration, and renovation of buildings

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $6,311,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      14,101,000
House allowance.........................................       8,903,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,871,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,871,000 
for the repair, restoration and renovation of buildings. This 
amount is $4,560,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level 
and $3,230,000 below the budget estimate. The following amounts 
are included within the sum provided: $9,500,000 for Master 
Facilities Plan projects, $1,000,000 for ongoing renovation 
efforts, and $371,000 for fire protection systems work.

             John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


                       operations and maintenance

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $13,947,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      14,000,000
House allowance.........................................      13,947,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $14,000,000 
for the operations and maintenance of the John F. Kennedy 
Center for the Performing Arts. This amount is $53,000 above 
the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and meets the budget 
estimate.

                              construction

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $19,924,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      20,000,000
House allowance.........................................      19,924,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,000,000 
for major construction and renovation projects of the Kennedy 
Center, the same as the budget estimate and an increase of 
$76,000 over the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The Committee 
understands that plans for renovating the Opera House have been 
pushed back while redesign efforts continue. Once that work has 
been completed, it is the Kennedy Center's responsibility to 
inform the Committee of how renovation work will proceed and at 
what revised cost. In addition, the Committee expects to be 
kept informed of Kennedy Center activities that, while in and 
of themselves may not appear to fall within this Committee's 
jurisdiction, may have implications on the Center's 
appropriation in the outyears.

            Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $6,763,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       7,310,000
House allowance.........................................       6,763,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,310,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,310,000 for 
the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. This 
amount is $547,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and 
meets the budget estimate. Additional funding is provided for 
fixed cost increases and for minor programmatic enhancements. 
The detail table at the back of the Committee report displays 
the proposed distribution of funds among the Wilson Center's 
activities, which coincides with the budget proposal.

           National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities


                    National Endowment for the Arts


                       grants and administration

Appropriations, 2000....................................   ($97,628,000)
Budget estimate, 2001...................................    150,000,000 
House allowance.........................................     98,000,000 
Committee recommendation................................    105,000,000 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $105,000,000 
for grants and administration of the National Endowment for the 
Arts. This amount is $7,372,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level and $45,000,000 below the budget estimate.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimate and the Committee recommendation:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Grants: Direct grants........................................      $47,914,000      $47,914,000  ...............
                                                              ==================================================
Challenge America............................................       29,381,000        3,679,000     -$25,702,000
                                                              ==================================================
State partnerships:
    State and regional.......................................       25,097,000       25,097,000  ...............
    Under-served set-aside...................................        6,846,000        6,846,000  ...............
    Challenge America........................................       19,587,000        2,765,000      -16,822,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, State partnerships...........................       51,530,000       34,708,000      -16,822,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Subtotal, grants.......................................      128,825,000       86,301,000      -42,524,000
                                                              ==================================================
Program support..............................................        1,475,000        1,281,000         -194,000
Administrative...............................................       19,700,000       17,418,000       -2,282,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, grants and administration.......................      150,000,000      105,000,000      -45,000,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Program increases include $3,861,000 for direct Federal 
programs and $2,887,000 for State partnerships. Within those 
amounts, a total of $6,444,000 is dedicated specifically to 
State and Federal Challenge America outreach projects. 
Additional funding in the amounts of $124,000 for program 
support and $500,000 for pay cost increases are also provided. 
However, no funds have been included for the relocation of NEA 
offices as projected by GSA because those plans and the 
associated costs remain too vague. The Committee is distressed, 
however, by initial reports that indicate new rent costs will 
be substantially more than the current arrangement and urges 
GSA to negotiate a more reasonable lease with the NEA.
    The Committee has concurred with the Endowment's proposal 
to combine the account formerly designated as ``Matching 
Grants'' with the ``Grants and Administration'' account. 
Inasmuch as every direct grant offered by the NEA requires a 
minimum 1:1 match, a specific designation for those awards is 
no longer necessary.
    Language in title III of the bill retains provisions from 
prior years 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.

                 National Endowment for the Humanities


                       grants and administration

Appropriations, 2000....................................    $100,604,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................     129,470,000
House allowance.........................................     100,604,000
Committee recommendation................................     104,604,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $104,604,000 
for grants and administration of the National Endowment for the 
Humanities. This amount is $4,000,000 above the fiscal year 
2000 enacted level and $24,866,000 below the budget estimate. 
Increases are provided for the following: $1,500,000 for 
Federal/State partnerships; $1,000,000 for public programs; 
$1,000,000 for research activities; and $500,000 for pay costs. 
Funds have not been provided for projected move-related costs 
because GSA plans and associated expenses are still not clearly 
defined. The Committee is not pleased by initial reports that 
indicate the Endowment will face a substantial rent increase in 
any new space and urges GSA to look at more reasonable 
scenarios that take into account the funding constraints faced 
by this Committee and the agencies it supports.
    The following table provides a comparison of the budget 
estimate and the Committee recommendation:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   Committee
                                                               Budget estimate   recommendation       Change
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Grants:
    Federal/State partnership................................      $38,320,000      $30,660,000      -$7,660,000
    Office of Preservation...................................       23,400,000       18,328,000       -5,072,000
    Public Programs..........................................       14,150,000       12,588,000       -1,562,000
    Research and education...................................       28,400,000       24,649,000       -3,751,000
    Program development......................................        3,500,000          398,000       -3,102,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, grants.......................................      107,770,000       86,623,000      -21,147,000
                                                              ==================================================
Administrative Areas: Administration.........................       21,700,000       17,981,000       -3,719,000
                                                              ==================================================
      Total, grants and administration.......................      129,470,000      104,604,000      -24,866,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    As in prior years, the Committee has included bill language 
providing the Endowment with the authority to solicit and 
invest funds.

                            matching grants

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $14,656,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      20,530,000
House allowance.........................................      14,656,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,656,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $15,656,000 
for matching grants. This amount is $1,000,000 above the fiscal 
year 2000 enacted level and $4,874,000 below the budget 
estimate. Increases include an additional $200,000 for 
Challenge Grants and $800,000 for the Regional Centers 
initiative.

                Institute of Museum and Library Services


                       Office of Museum Services


                       grants and administration

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $24,307,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      33,378,000
House allowance.........................................      24,307,000
Committee recommendation................................      24,907,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $24,907,000 
for the Office of Museum Services. This amount is $600,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and $8,471,000 below 
the budget estimate. A program increase of $500,000 is provided 
for National Leadership Grants and an additional $100,000 is 
included to assist in meeting fixed cost increases. No funding 
has been included for the GSA-proposed move from existing 
offices because the current status of that proposal and 
associated funding remains vague. The Committee is very 
concerned by initial estimates that indicate that a relocation 
will increase the cost of operational activities substantially 
and hopes that continued negotiations will result in OMS 
obtaining a more reasonable lease.

                        Commission of Fine Arts


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $1,001,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       1,078,000
House allowance.........................................       1,021,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,078,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,078,000 for 
the Commission of Fine Arts. This amount is $77,000 above the 
fiscal year 2000 enacted level and meets the budget estimate. 
The increase includes $57,000 for programmatic work and $20,000 
for pay cost increases.

               national capital arts and cultural affairs

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $6,973,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       7,000,000
House allowance.........................................       6,973,000
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 $27,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and 
meets the budget request.

                       D.C. Arts Education Grants

Appropriations, 2000....................................................
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      $1,000,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................................

    An amount of $1,000,000 is requested within the Commission 
on Fine Arts account to institute a new D.C. Arts Education 
Grants program. The Committee has not included funds to 
initiate this project in fiscal year 2001. It is the 
Committee's view that the D.C. Commission on the Arts and 
Humanities would be the more appropriate organization to 
operate this program and therefore recommends any future 
funding be considered within appropriations for the District of 
Columbia.

               Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $2,989,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       3,189,000
House allowance.........................................       2,989,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,189,000

    The Committee recommends the President's request of 
$3,189,000, an increase of $200,000 above the fiscal year 2000 
enacted level. The increase provided is for fixed costs, the 
costs associated with an office move, and increases in rent and 
administrative services.

                  National Capital Planning Commission


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2000....................................      $6,288,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................       6,198,000
House allowance.........................................       6,288,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,500,000 for 
the National Capital Planning Commission. This amount is 
$212,000 above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and $302,000 
above the administration's initial budget estimate.
    The amount provided above the administration's initial 
budget estimate is for the costs associated with an office 
move.

                       Holocaust Memorial Council


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $33,161,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      34,564,000
House allowance.........................................      33,161,000
Committee recommendation................................      34,439,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $34,439,000 
for the Holocaust Memorial Council. This amount is $1,278,000 
above the fiscal year 2000 enacted level and $125,000 below the 
budget estimate. Additional funds are provided for the 
following: $953,000 for pay cost increases and $325,000 for 
repair and rehabilitation projects. The fiscal year 2000 bill 
included an across-the-board rescission to all agency budgets, 
which reduced the Holocaust Museum's account by $125,000. The 
Committee has not restored this amount for fiscal year 2001 
resulting in the discrepancy between the budget estimate and 
the Committee's recommendation.

                             Presidio Trust


                          presidio trust fund

Appropriations, 2000....................................     $44,300,000
Budget estimate, 2001...................................      33,400,000
House allowance.........................................      33,400,000
Committee recommendation................................      33,400,000

    The Committee recommends $33,400,000 for the Presidio 
Trust, the same as the budget request and a decrease of 
$10,900,000 from the fiscal year 2000 enacted level. The amount 
provided includes $23,400,000 for Presidio operations and 
$10,000,000 in borrowing authority. The Committee is encouraged 
by the Trust's progress in generating income through leasing 
and other activities as contemplated in Public Law 104-333.

                     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. 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 2000.
    Sec. 308. 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. 309. 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 
act.
    Sec. 310. 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. 311. Retains mining patent moratorium carried in 
previous years.
    Sec. 312. Provides that funds appropriated to the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service for contract 
support costs for fiscal years 1994 through 2001 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. 313. 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 or for the ``Jobs in the Woods'' program for 
Alaska to be limited to individuals and entities in 
historically timber-dependent areas covered by the plan.
    Sec. 314. 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. 315. Provides that all interests created under leases, 
contracts, permits, and other agreements associated with the 
Presidio Trust are exempt from taxes and assessments by the 
State of California and its political subdivisions.
    Sec. 316. Prohibits the use of funds for posting clothing 
optional signs at Cape Canaveral NS, FL.
    Sec. 317. 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. 318. 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. 319. 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. 320. 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.
    Sec. 321. Prohibits the use of appropriations to fund any 
activities associated with the issuance of the 5-year program 
under the Forest and Rangeland Renewable 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. 322. Prohibits the use of funds to support Government-
wide administrative functions unless they are justified in the 
budget process and approved by the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees.
    Sec. 323. Prohibits the use of funds for GSA 
Telecommunications Centers or the President's Council on 
Sustainable Development.
    Sec. 324. Prohibits the use of funds to make improvements 
to Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House without 
Committee approval.
    Sec. 325. Provides additional authority to use the roads 
and trails funds for priority forest health related management. 
The Committee recognizes that there is a serious backlog in 
important road, trail and bridge work throughout the national 
forest system just as there is a serious backlog in needed 
management related to forest health.
    Sec. 326. Prohibits the use of funds to support the Council 
on Environmental Quality or other Executive Office of the 
President functions for purposes related to the American 
Heritage Rivers Program. This provision does not prohibit 
agencies funded in this bill from conducting their own 
activities related to the American Heritage Rivers program with 
funds provided herein.
    Sec. 327. Limits the use of funds that may be used to 
operate telephone answering machines during core business hours 
unless an option is provided that enables callers to reach 
promptly an individual on-duty at that agency.
    Sec. 328. Addresses timber sales involving Alaska western 
red cedar. This provision is the same as section 333 of the 
Fiscal Year 2000 Interior Appropriations Act, 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 abroad.
    Sec. 329. Prohibits the use of funds to propose or issue 
rules, regulations, decrees, or orders to implement the Kyoto 
Protocol prior to Senate confirmation.
    Sec. 330. Provides that the Forest Service in consultation 
with the Department of Labor shall modify concessions contracts 
so that they fall within the exemption from the Service 
Contract Act. Concessions contracts which cannot be so modified 
may be offered as a service contract.
    Sec. 331. Provides that the Forest Service may not 
inappropriately use the Recreation Fee Demonstration program to 
supplant existing recreation concessions on the national 
forests.
    Sec. 332. Amends the National Energy Conservation Policy 
Act to raise the Congressional notification threshhold for 
energy savings performance contracts from $750,000 to 
$10,000,000. The Committee believes this increase will help 
accelerate implementation of energy saving measures at Federal 
facilities while maintaining reasonable controls on 
liabilities. The Committee strongly encourages the Department 
to keep the appropriations and authorizing committees informed 
of contracting activities regardless of the statutory dollar 
threshold.
    Sec. 333. Provides for the rescission of funds provided in 
Title V of the fiscal year 1998 appropriations Act for 
maintenance of the Beartooth Highway. Funds are provided for 
this purpose in the Forest Service section of this bill.
    Sec. 334. Extends the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program 
for a period of one year beyond the current expiration. Fees 
may be collected until September 30, 2002, and remain available 
through September 30, 2005. While the Committee strongly 
supports the fee demonstration program, it recommends this 
limited extension with some reluctance so that participating 
agencies may make necessary management plans beyond the current 
expiration date. The Committee feels that the fee demonstration 
program ultimately will benefit from a formal authorization by 
the appropriate authorizing committees. To this end, the 
Committee strongly urges the Secretary of the Interior and the 
Secretary of Agriculture to submit a legislative proposal that 
would permanently authorize the program and address some of the 
concerns and criticisms that have been raised to date.
    In the interim, the Committee directs the Secretaries to 
report to the committees on appropriations and the relevant 
authorizing committees on the results of the demonstration 
program. The report should address whether fees are an 
unreasonable barrier to public use, delineate and respond to 
various criticisms of the program that have come to the 
Secretaries' attention, evaluate the degree of success at the 
sites with demonstration programs, assess which types of uses 
are suited for fees and which are not, and describe how much 
was collected for each use at each site and how those funds 
have been used. The report should also address the criteria 
used to determine the success of programs at different sites; 
the degree to which standard guidance has been and should be 
provided to local managers; the merits of uniform nationwide 
fee structures; policies and guidelines for the distribution of 
collected funds and allowable uses therefor; concerns regarding 
multiple fees for recreation activities at neighboring parks, 
forests and refuges; and methods to ensure that facilities at 
fee collection sites are in suitable condition before fees are 
imposed. The Committee recommends that opportunities for 
comment by interested parties be provided prior to preparation 
of this report. The report should be delivered to the 
Committees on Appropriations and the relevant authorizing 
committees no later than September 1, 2001.
    Sec. 335. Prohibits issuance of prospecting permits and the 
segregation and withdrawal of lands for mineral activities on 
the Mark Twain National Forest. This issue is further addressed 
in the Forest and Rangeland Research section of this report.
    Sec. 336. Authorizes the Forest Service to expand the 
number of stewardship and end result contracts. Of the 
contracts authorized in Region 6, three shall be used for 
projects on the Okanogan, Wenatchee, and Colville National 
Forests.
    Sec. 337. Addresses concerns that the authority granted by 
Congress to the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land 
Management to retain certain fees relating to the processing of 
special use permits and rights of way may provide an incentive 
for these agencies to assess the costs for doing work that 
benefits the public at large to individual permit applicants. 
This section specifies that such expenses should not be charged 
to individual applicants.
    Sec. 338. Provides that residents living within the 
boundaries of the White Mountain National Forest are exempt 
from certain user fees.
    Sec. 339. Prohibits fee increases for fiberoptic cable 
rights-of-way. The Committee feels such fee increases should 
not be implemented until such time as all affected stakeholders 
have been consulted and Congress has given the issue a full 
hearing.
    Sec. 340. The Committee has included language in the bill 
authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to limit competition 
for fire and fuel treatment and watershed restoration contracts 
in the Giant Sequoia National Monument and the Sequoia National 
Forest. The purpose of this language is to give priority 
consideration to dislocated workers in Tulare, Kern and Fresno 
counties. By providing this authority to the Secretary, the 
Committee in no way implies its approval or disapproval of the 
process by which the Monument was established, nor does the 
grant of this authority in any way address the legality of the 
President's use of his powers under the Antiquities Act in this 
instance.
    Sec. 341. Provides for preparation of a regulatory 
flexibility analysis for the proposed White River National 
Forest plan revision.
    Sec. 342. Prohibits the use of funds to finalize or 
implement the published roadless area conservation rule of the 
Forest Service in any inventoried roadless area in the White 
Mountain National Forest.
    Sec. 343. Directs the Secretary of Energy to release, 
within 30 days after enactment of this Act, program funds in 
the amount of $750,000 appropriated in fiscal year 1999. Such 
funds were to be used by the Southern Research Institute for 
the purpose of conducting PM 2.5 monitoring and research in 
fine particulate control/air toxics.
    Sec. 344. Provides additional funds for Tribally Controlled 
Community Colleges, offset by reductions in travel funds.

                                            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 in the First Concurrent
 Resolution for 2001: Subcommittee on Interior and Related
 Agencies:
    General purpose, non-defense discretion-  ary...........       15,474       15,474       15,511   \1\ 15,509
    Mandatory...............................................           59           57           70           69
Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2001....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........   \2\ 10,137
    2002....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        3,905
    2003....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          982
    2004....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          412
    2005 and future year....................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           99
Financial assistance to State and local governments for 2001           NA        1,159           NA          610
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\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:
  --Sums provided to the Bureau of Land Management to 
        inventory, manage, and improve rangelands for domestic 
        livestock grazing pursuant to Public Law 95-514, the 
        Public Rangeland Improvement Act of 1978.
  --$117,335,000 for the endangered species program, Fish and 
        Wildlife Service.
  --Sums provided to the Fish and Wildlife Service for the 
        conservation and protection of marine mammals pursuant 
        to Public Law 103-238, the Marine Mammal Protection Act 
        Amendments of 1994.
  --Sums provided to the Department of the Interior pursuant to 
        Public Law 103-461, the Coastal Barriers Resources 
        Protection Act.
  --Sums provided for the administration of properties acquired 
        by the Department of the Interior pursuant to Public 
        Law 103-433, the California Desert Protection Act of 
        1994.
  --$46,760,000 for earthquake hazard reduction and warning 
        programs of the U.S. Geological Survey pursuant to 
        Public Law 105-47, amendments to Earthquake Hazards 
        Reduction Act of 1977.
  --Sums provided to the Department of the Interior and the 
        U.S. Forest Service to execute land exchanges pursuant 
        to Public Law 100-409, the Federal Land Exchange 
        Facilitation Act of 1988.
  --$9,374,000 for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 
        Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service.
  --$2,250,000 for start-up and matching funds for projects of 
        the National Forest Foundation, U.S. Forest Service.
  --Sums provided to the Department of Energy for various 
        programs authorized in Public Law 102-486, Energy 
        Policy Act of 1992.
  --$157,000,000 for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, 
        Department of Energy.
  --Sums provided for Indian Health Care demonstration 
        projects, pursuant to Public Law 104-313, Indian Health 
        Care Improvement Technical Corrections Act of 1996.
  --$15,000,000 for the Office of Navajo and Hopi Relocation.
  --$105,000,000 for the National Endowment for the Arts.
  --$120,260,000 for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  --$34,439,000 for the activities of the U.S. Holocaust 
        Memorial Council.

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 H.R. 4578, the Interior and Related Agencies 
Appropriations bill, 2001, subject to amendment and subject to 
its budget allocations, by a recorded vote of 28-0, a quorum 
being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Stevens
Mr. Cochran
Mr. Specter
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Bond
Mr. Gorton
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Burns
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Campbell
Mr. Craig
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. Kyl
Mr. Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Hollings
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Lautenberg
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Reid
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mr. Dorgan
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin

 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.

                      TITLE 31--MONEY AND FINANCE

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             SUBTITLE V--GENERAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



               CHAPTER 69--PAYMENT FOR ENTITLEMENT LAND

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



Sec. 6906. Authorization of appropriations

    (a) In General._Necessary amounts may be appropriated to 
the Secretary of the Interior to carry out this chapter. 
Amounts are available only as provided in appropriation laws.
    (b) Local Exemptions From Demonstration Program Fees.--
            (1) In general.--Each unit of general local 
        government that lies in whole or in part within the 
        White Mountain National Forest and persons residing 
        within the boundaries of that unit of general local 
        government shall be exempt during that fiscal year from 
        any requirement to pay a Demonstration Program Fee 
        (parking permit or passport) imposed by the Secretary 
        of Agriculture for access to the Forest.
            (2) Administration.--The Secretary of Agriculture 
        shall establish a method of identifying persons who are 
        exempt from paying user fees under paragraph (1). This 
        method may include valid form of identification 
        including a drivers license.

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                     UNITED STATES CODE ANNOTATED

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                TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



            Chapter 91--National Energy Conservation Policy

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



          SUBCHAPTER VII--ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS

Sec. 8287. Authority to enter into contracts

    (a) In general
    (1) * * *
    (2)(A) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (D) * * *
          (i) ***

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

          (iii) 30 days before the award of any such contract 
        that contains a clause setting forth a cancellation 
        ceiling in excess of [$750,000] $10,000,000, the head 
        of such agency gives written notification of such 
        proposed contract and of the proposed cancellation 
        ceiling for such contract to the appropriate 
        authorizing and appropriating committees of the 
        Congress; and

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                           Public Law 92-501


AN ACT to authorize certain additions to the Sitka National Monument in 
              the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in 
order to preserve in public ownership for the benefit and 
inspiration of present and future generations of Americans an 
area which illustrates a part of the early history of the 
United States by commemorating czarist Russia's exploration and 
colonization of Alaska, the Secretary of the Interior 
(hereinafter referred to as the ``Secretary'') is authorized to 
acquire by donation, purchase, or exchange, for addition to the 
Sitka National Monument, the lands and interests therein, and 
improvements thereon, including the Russian mission, as 
generally depicted on the map entitled ``Proposed Additions, 
Sitka National Monument, Sitka, Alaska'' numbered 314-20,010-A, 
in two sheets, and dated September 1971, which shall be on file 
and available for public inspection in the offices of the 
National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The park 
shall also include the land as generally depicted on the map 
entitled ``subdivision of a portion of U.S. Survey 407, Tract 
B, dated May 12, 2000.'' Lands and interests in lands within 
such area owned by the State of Alaska or any political 
subdivision thereof may be acquired only by donation. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may 
erect permanent improvements on lands acquired by him from the 
State of Alaska for the purposes of this Act.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    Sec. 3. [There are hereby authorized to be appropriated not 
to exceed $140,000 for land acquisition and $691,000 (June 1971 
prices) for development, plus or minus such amounts, if any, as 
may be justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in 
construction costs as indicated by engineering cost indexes 
applicable to the types of construction involved herein.] There 
are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to 
carry out the terms of this Act.

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Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 
                  Fiscal Year 1995, Public Law 103-138

    An Act making appropriations for the Department of the 
Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 1994, and for other purposes.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                          GENERAL PROVISIONS

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


    Sec. 112. In implementing section 1307 of Public Law 96-487 
(94 Stat. 2479), the Secretary shall deem the holder of entry 
[permit LP-GLBA005-93] permit LP-GLBA005-93 and in connection 
with a corporate reorganization plan, the entity that, after 
the corporate reorganization, holds entry permit CP-GLBA004-00 
each to be a person who, on or before January 1, 1979, was 
engaged in adequately providing visitor services of the type 
authorized in said permit within Glacier Bay National Park.

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Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996, Public 
                              Law 104-134


  An Act making appropriations for fiscal year 1996 to make a further 
     downpayment toward a balanced budget, and for other purposes.

    Sec. 101(a)* * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (c) For programs, projects or activities in the Department 
of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996, 
provided as follows, to be effective as if it had been enacted 
into law as the regular appropriations Act:

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                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


    Sec. 315. Recreational Fee Demonstration Program.--
    (a) ***

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (f) The authority to collect fees under this section shall 
commence on October 1, 1995, and end on [September 30, 2001] 
September 30, 2002. Funds in accounts established shall remain 
available through [September 30, 2004] September 30, 2005.

  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2001
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                           Senate Committee recommendation compared with
                                                                                                                             (+ or -)
                  Item                         2000           Budget           House         Committee   -----------------------------------------------
                                           appropriation     estimate        allowance    recommendation       2000           Budget           House
                                                                                                           appropriation     estimate        allowance
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   TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

        BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

    Management of Lands and Resources

Land Resources:
    Soil, water and air management......         33,130          39,011          35,057          36,057          +2,927          -2,954          +1,000
    Range management....................         66,515          72,777          65,694          72,094          +5,579            -683          +6,400
    Forestry management.................          6,932           7,132           7,132           7,132            +200   ..............  ..............
    Riparian management.................         21,896          24,032          22,504          22,504            +608          -1,528   ..............
    Cultural resources management.......         13,394          18,053          13,788          13,838            +444          -4,215             +50
    Wild horse and burro management.....         19,873          29,447          25,447          20,447            +574          -9,000          -5,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Land Resources..........        161,740         190,452         169,622         172,072         +10,332         -18,380          +2,450
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Wildlife and Fisheries:
    Wildlife management.................         23,794          26,653          24,488          25,488          +1,694          -1,165          +1,000
    Fisheries management................         12,579          14,059          11,981          13,281            +702            -778          +1,300
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Wildlife and Fisheries..         36,373          40,712          36,469          38,769          +2,396          -1,943          +2,300
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Threatened and endangered species.......         18,811          23,672          19,352          23,552          +4,741            -120          +4,200
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Recreation Management:
    Wilderness management...............         16,211          19,269          16,679          18,029          +1,818          -1,240          +1,350
    Recreation resources management.....         33,636          41,944          35,254          39,054          +5,418          -2,890          +3,800
    Recreation operations (fees)........          1,306           1,306           1,306           1,306   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Recreation Management...         51,153          62,519          53,239          58,389          +7,236          -4,130          +5,150
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Energy and Minerals:
    Oil and gas.........................         57,793          62,181          59,381          62,181          +4,388   ..............         +2,800
    Coal management.....................          7,341           8,257           7,557           8,257            +916   ..............           +700
    Other mineral resources.............          9,182           9,451           9,451           9,451            +269   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Energy and Minerals.....         74,316          79,889          76,389          79,889          +5,573   ..............         +3,500
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Alaska minerals.........................          2,136           2,198           2,198           3,898          +1,762          +1,700          +1,700
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Realty and Ownership Management:
    Alaska conveyance...................         33,640          34,487          31,240          34,487            +847   ..............         +3,247
    Cadastral survey....................         13,253          13,674          13,674          14,624          +1,371            +950            +950
    Land and realty management..........         30,801          31,834          31,689          31,834          +1,033   ..............           +145
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Realty and Ownership             77,694          79,995          76,603          80,945          +3,251            +950          +4,342
       Management.......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Resource Protection and Maintenance:
    Resource management planning........          6,581          10,771          15,771          10,771          +4,190   ..............         -5,000
    Resource protection and law                  11,052          11,501          11,371          11,501            +449   ..............           +130
     enforcement........................
    Hazardous materials management......         15,998          16,603          15,718          16,468            +470            -135            +750
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Resource Protection and          33,631          38,875          42,860          38,740          +5,109            -135          -4,120
       Maintenance......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Transportation and Facilities
 Maintenance:
    Operations..........................          6,120           6,297           6,297           6,297            +177   ..............  ..............
    Annual maintenance..................         28,367          31,632          29,592          31,632          +3,265   ..............         +2,040
    Deferred maintenance................         11,464          12,464          11,464          12,464          +1,000   ..............         +1,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Transportation/                  45,951          50,393          47,353          50,393          +4,442   ..............         +3,040
       Facilities Maintenance...........
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Land and resources information systems..         19,037          19,586          19,586          19,586            +549   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Mining Law Administration:
    Administration......................         33,366          34,328          33,366          34,328            +962   ..............           +962
    Offsetting fees.....................        -33,366         -34,328         -33,366         -34,328            -962   ..............           -962
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Mining Law                ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
       Administration...................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Workforce and Organizational Support:
    Information systems operations......         15,758          16,213          16,213          16,213            +455   ..............  ..............
    Administrative support..............         47,748          49,104          49,104          49,104          +1,356   ..............  ..............
    Bureauwide fixed costs..............         59,786          61,583          61,583          61,583          +1,797   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Workforce and                   123,292         126,900         126,900         126,900          +3,608   ..............  ..............
       Organizational Support...........
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Management of Lands and            644,134         715,191         670,571         693,133         +48,999         -22,058         +22,562
       Resources........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Wildland Fire Management

Wildland fire preparedness..............        175,850         182,090         182,090         182,572          +6,722            +482            +482
Wildland fire operations................        115,107         115,107         110,107         110,107          -5,000          -5,000   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Wildland Fire Management...        290,957         297,197         292,197         292,679          +1,722          -4,518            +482
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Central Hazardous Materials Fund

Bureau of Land Management...............          9,955          10,000          10,000          10,000             +45   ..............  ..............

              Construction

Construction............................         11,196          11,200           5,300          15,360          +4,164          +4,160         +10,060

        Payments in Lieu of Taxes

Payments to local governments...........        134,385         135,000         144,385         145,000         +10,615         +10,000            +615
                                         ===============================================================================================================
            Land Acquisition

Land Acquisition:
    Acquisitions........................         12,000          56,900          15,000           6,100          -5,900         -50,800          -8,900
    Emergencies and hardships...........            500           1,000           1,000           1,500          +1,000            +500            +500
    Acquisition management..............          3,000           3,000           3,000           3,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition...........         15,500          60,900          19,000          10,600          -4,900         -50,300          -8,400
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Oregon and California Grant Lands

Western Oregon resources management.....         80,514          85,157          81,807          85,157          +4,643   ..............         +3,350
Western Oregon information and resource           2,149           2,192           2,192           2,192             +43   ..............  ..............
 data systems...........................
Western Oregon transportation and                10,139          10,824          10,374          10,824            +685   ..............           +450
 facilities maintenance.................
Western Oregon construction and                     284             290             290             290              +6   ..............  ..............
 acquisition............................
Jobs in the woods.......................          5,689           5,804           5,804           5,804            +115   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Oregon and California Grant         98,775         104,267         100,467         104,267          +5,492   ..............         +3,800
       Lands............................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
           Range Improvements

Improvements to public lands............          8,361           8,361           8,361           8,361   ..............  ..............  ..............
Farm Tenant Act lands...................          1,039           1,039           1,039           1,039   ..............  ..............  ..............
Administrative expenses.................            600             600             600             600   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Range Improvements.........         10,000          10,000          10,000          10,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     Service Charges, Deposits, and
               Forfeitures

Rights-of-way processing................          4,200           3,400           3,400           3,400            -800   ..............  ..............
Adopt-a-horse program...................            950             950             950             950   ..............  ..............  ..............
Repair of damaged lands.................          1,250           1,250           1,250           1,250   ..............  ..............  ..............
Cost recoverable realty cases...........            420             420             420             420   ..............  ..............  ..............
Timber purchaser expenses...............            180             180             180             180   ..............  ..............  ..............
Copy fees...............................          1,800           1,300           1,300           1,300            -500   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Service Charges, Deposits            8,800           7,500           7,500           7,500          -1,300   ..............  ..............
       and Forfeitures..................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Miscellaneous Trust Funds

Current appropriations..................          7,700           7,700           7,700           7,700   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT..      1,231,402       1,358,955       1,267,120       1,296,239         +64,837         -62,716         +29,119
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

           Resource Management

Ecological Services:
    Endangered species:
        Candidate conservation..........          7,388           8,447           7,144           7,144            -244          -1,303   ..............
        Listing.........................          6,208           7,195           6,395           6,355            +147            -840             -40
        Consultation....................         32,342          39,400          39,206          39,900          +7,558            +500            +694
        Recovery........................         57,363          55,297          54,662          60,754          +3,391          +5,457          +6,092
        ESA landowner incentive program.          4,981           4,981           4,981           4,981   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Endangered species..        108,282         115,320         112,388         119,134         +10,852          +3,814          +6,746
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Habitat conservation................         71,452          73,558          74,721          74,114          +2,662            +556            -607
    Environmental contaminants..........         10,005          10,314          10,313          10,713            +708            +399            +400
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Ecological Services.....        189,739         199,192         197,422         203,961         +14,222          +4,769          +6,539
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Refuges and Wildlife:
    Refuge operations and maintenance...        261,059         280,970         281,551         278,246         +17,187          -2,724          -3,305
    Salton Sea recovery.................            996             996             996             996   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Migratory bird management...........         21,798          22,839          22,251          24,264          +2,466          +1,425          +2,013
    Law enforcement operations..........         39,405          52,029          40,332          44,692          +5,287          -7,337          +4,360
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Refuges and Wildlife....        323,258         356,834         345,130         348,198         +24,940          -8,636          +3,068
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Fisheries:
    Hatchery operations and maintenance.         44,654          43,108          42,708          47,384          +2,730          +4,276          +4,676
    Lower Snake River compensation fund.         11,656   ..............  ..............  ..............        -11,656   ..............  ..............
    Fish and wildlife management........         28,961          39,542          27,078          39,737         +10,776            +195         +12,659
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Fisheries...............         85,271          82,650          69,786          87,121          +1,850          +4,471         +17,335
                                         ===============================================================================================================
General Administration:
    Central office administration.......         14,857          15,391          15,391          15,391            +534   ..............  ..............
    Regional office administration......         23,933          24,701          24,701          24,701            +768   ..............  ..............
    Servicewide administrative support..         47,715          49,760          48,760          48,760          +1,045          -1,000   ..............
    National Fish and Wildlife                    6,724           6,724           6,724           6,724   ..............  ..............  ..............
     Foundation.........................
    National Conservation Training               15,070          15,327          15,327          15,327            +257   ..............  ..............
     Center.............................
    International affairs...............          7,976          11,359           8,159           8,259            +283          -3,100            +100
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, General Administration..        116,275         123,262         119,062         119,162          +2,887          -4,100            +100
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Resource Management........        714,543         761,938         731,400         758,442         +43,899          -3,496         +27,042
                                         ===============================================================================================================
              Construction

Construction and rehabilitation:
    Line item construction..............         46,091          36,000          39,164          46,072             -19         +10,072          +6,908
    Nationwide engineering services.....          7,437           8,231           9,231           8,731          +1,294            +500            -500
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction...............         53,528          44,231          48,395          54,803          +1,275         +10,572          +6,408
                                         ===============================================================================================================
            Land Acquisition

Fish and Wildlife Service:
    Acquisitions--Federal refuge lands..         39,513          94,485          21,750          36,000          -3,513         -58,485         +14,250
    Inholdings..........................            750           4,000   ..............          1,000            +250          -3,000          +1,000
    Emergency and hardship..............          1,000           2,000             250             750            -250          -1,250            +500
    Acquisition management..............          8,500          10,147           7,500           7,500          -1,000          -2,647   ..............
    Exchanges...........................            750           1,000             500             850            +100            -150            +350
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition...........         50,513         111,632          30,000          46,100          -4,413         -65,532         +16,100
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     Cooperative Endangered Species
            Conservation Fund

Grants to States........................          7,520          41,048           7,520           7,520   ..............        -33,528   ..............
HCP land acquisition....................         15,000          21,125          15,000          18,925          +3,925          -2,200          +3,925
Conservation planning assistance........  ..............          1,625   ..............  ..............  ..............         -1,625   ..............
Administration..........................            480           1,202             480             480   ..............           -722   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Cooperative Endangered              23,000          65,000          23,000          26,925          +3,925         -38,075          +3,925
       Species Fund.....................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      National Wildlife Refuge Fund

Payments in lieu of taxes...............         10,739          10,000          10,439          10,000            -739   ..............           -439
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  North American Wetlands Conservation
                  Fund

Wetlands conservation...................         14,359          28,800          14,859          15,840          +1,481         -12,960            +981
Administration..........................            598           1,200             640             660             +62            -540             +20
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, North American Wetlands             14,957          30,000          15,499          16,500          +1,543         -13,500          +1,001
       Conservation Fund................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Wildlife Conservation and Appreciation
                  Fund

Wildlife conservation and appreciation              797             800             797             797   ..............             -3   ..............
 fund...................................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Multinational Species Conservation Fund

African elephant conservation...........            996           1,000             996           1,000              +4   ..............             +4
Rhinoceros and tiger conservation.......            697           1,000             697             750             +53            -250             +53
Asian elephant conservation.............            698           1,000             698             750             +52            -250             +52
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Multinational Species                2,391           3,000           2,391           2,500            +109            -500            +109
       Conservation Fund................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Commercial salmon fishery capacity                4,625   ..............  ..............  ..............         -4,625   ..............  ..............
 reduction..............................
State non-game wildlife grant funds.....  ..............        100,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       -100,000   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE             875,093       1,126,601         861,921         916,067         +40,974        -210,534         +54,146
       SERVICE..........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
          NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

  Operation of the National Park System

Park Management:
    Resource stewardship................        254,003         287,820         275,124         279,375         +25,372          -8,445          +4,251
    Visitor services....................        318,636         280,593         278,636         279,871         -38,765            -722          +1,235
    U.S. Park Police....................        (72,105)         76,441          75,641          76,441         +76,441   ..............           +800
    Maintenance.........................        432,556         449,746         456,661         449,203         +16,647            -543          -7,458
    Park support........................        247,499         261,855         254,628         261,978         +14,479            +123          +7,350
    General increase in House Floor       ..............  ..............         66,500   ..............  ..............  ..............        -66,500
     Action.............................
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Park Management.........      1,252,694       1,356,455       1,407,190       1,346,868         +94,174          -9,587         -60,322
                                         ===============================================================================================================
External administrative costs...........        111,070          97,643          94,927          96,927         -14,143            -716          +2,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Operation of the National        1,363,764       1,454,098       1,502,117       1,443,795         +80,031         -10,303         -58,322
       Park System......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  National Recreation and Preservation

Recreation programs.....................            528             542             542             542             +14   ..............  ..............
Natural programs........................          9,993          11,205          11,205          10,505            +512            -700            -700
Cultural programs.......................         19,425          19,853          19,853          20,003            +578            +150            +150
International park affairs..............          1,683           1,706           1,706           1,706             +23   ..............  ..............
Environmental and compliance review.....            369             393             393             393             +24   ..............  ..............
Grant administration....................          1,801           1,557           1,557           1,557            -244   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Heritage Partnership Programs:
    Commissions and grants..............          5,942           8,025           9,420           9,170          +3,228          +1,145            -250
    Technical support...................            878             895   ..............            117            -761            -778            +117
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Heritage Partnership              6,820           8,920           9,420           9,287          +2,467            +367            -133
       Programs.........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Statutory or Contractual Aid:
    Alaska Native Culture Center........            742   ..............  ..............            742   ..............           +742            +742
    Aleutian World War II Historic Area.            792   ..............  ..............            100            -692            +100            +100
    Automobile Heritage Area............            297   ..............  ..............  ..............           -297   ..............  ..............
    Brown Foundation....................            101             101             101             101   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Chesapeake Bay Gateway..............            594           1,250   ..............          2,750          +2,156          +1,500          +2,750
    Dayton Aviation Heritage Commission.             47              47              47             300            +253            +253            +253
    Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal            445   ..............  ..............  ..............           -445   ..............  ..............
    Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.            798             798             798             798   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Illinois and Michigan Canal National            240   ..............  ..............  ..............           -240   ..............  ..............
     Heritage Corridor Commission.......
    John H. Chafee Blackstone River                 445   ..............  ..............  ..............           -445   ..............  ..............
     Corridor...........................
    Johnstown Area Heritage Association.             49              49              49              49   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Lackawanna Heritage.................            445   ..............  ..............  ..............           -445   ..............  ..............
    Lamprey River.......................  ..............            200             200             500            +500            +300            +300
    Mandan On-a-Slant Village...........            396   ..............  ..............            500            +104            +500            +500
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Center......            529             529             529             529   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Vulcan management...................  ..............  ..............  ..............          2,000          +2,000          +2,000          +2,000
    National Constitution Center, PA....            495   ..............            500   ..............           -495   ..............           -500
    National First Ladies Library.......            297   ..............            300   ..............           -297   ..............           -300
    Native Hawaiian culture and arts                742             742   ..............            742   ..............  ..............           +742
     program............................
    New Orleans Jazz Commission.........             66              66              66              66   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Quinebaug-Shetucket National                    248   ..............  ..............  ..............           -248   ..............  ..............
     Heritage Preservation Commission...
    Roosevelt Campobello International              670             690             690             690             +20   ..............  ..............
     Park Commission....................
    Route 66 National Historic Highway..  ..............  ..............  ..............            750            +750            +750            +750
    Sewall-Belmont House................            495   ..............  ..............            495   ..............           +495            +495
    Vancouver National Historic reserve.            396   ..............  ..............            400              +4            +400            +400
    Musco de las Americas...............  ..............  ..............  ..............            110            +110            +110            +110
    Wheeling National Heritage Area.....            594   ..............  ..............            594   ..............           +594            +594
    Oklahoma City National Memorial.....            857   ..............  ..............  ..............           -857   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Statutory or Contractual         10,780           4,472           3,280          12,216          +1,436          +7,744          +8,936
       Aid..............................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Urban parks.............................          2,000          20,000           2,000           2,000   ..............        -18,000   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, National Recreation and             53,399          68,648          49,956          58,209          +4,810         -10,439          +8,253
       Preservation.....................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       Historic Preservation Fund

State historic preservation offices.....         31,598          31,598          31,598          34,598          +3,000          +3,000          +3,000
Tribal grants...........................          2,572           2,572           2,572           2,572   ..............  ..............  ..............
Historically Black colleges.............         10,623           7,901           7,177           7,177          -3,446            -724   ..............
Grants for millennium initiative........         30,000          30,000   ..............  ..............        -30,000         -30,000   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Historic Preservation Fund.         74,793          72,071          41,347          44,347         -30,446         -27,724          +3,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
              Construction

Emergency and unscheduled...............          3,500           3,500           3,500           3,500   ..............  ..............  ..............
Housing.................................  ..............          5,000           5,000           5,000          +5,000   ..............  ..............
Equipment replacement...................         18,000          16,250          18,000          17,000          -1,000            +750          -1,000
Planning, construction..................         15,940          10,840           8,000          13,000          -2,940          +2,160          +5,000
General management plans................          9,225          12,975          11,225          11,225          +2,000          -1,750   ..............
Line item construction and maintenance..        151,486         108,395          72,239         134,314         -17,172         +25,919         +62,075
Pre-planning and supplementary services.          4,500           4,500           4,500           4,500   ..............  ..............  ..............
Construction program management.........         17,100          17,100          17,100          17,100   ..............  ..............  ..............
Dam safety..............................          1,440           1,440           1,440           1,440   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction...............        221,191         180,000         141,004         207,079         -14,112         +27,079         +66,075
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Land and Water Conservation Fund

(Rescission of contract authority)......        -30,000         -30,000         -30,000         -30,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  Land Acquisition and State Assistance

Assistance to States:
    State conservation grants...........         20,000         145,000          30,000          39,000         +19,000        -106,000          +9,000
    Administrative expenses.............          1,000           5,000           1,000           1,000   ..............         -4,000   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Assistance to States.......         21,000         150,000          31,000          40,000         +19,000        -110,000          +9,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
National Park Service:
    Acquisitions........................         84,700         127,560          56,500          36,140         -48,560         -91,420         -20,360
    Emergencies and hardships...........          3,000           4,000           3,000           4,000          +1,000   ..............         +1,000
    Acquisition management..............         10,000          11,908          11,500           4,500          -5,500          -7,408          -7,000
    Inholdings..........................          2,000           4,000           2,000           2,500            +500          -1,500            +500
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, National Park Service......         99,700         147,468          73,000          47,140         -52,560        -100,328         -25,860
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Land Acquisition and State         120,700         297,468         104,000          87,140         -33,560        -210,328         -16,860
       Assistance.......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE......      1,803,847       2,042,285       1,808,424       1,810,570          +6,723        -231,715          +2,146
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

  Surveys, Investigations, and Research

National Mapping Program:
    National data collection and                 56,330          67,327          52,430          54,558          -1,772         -12,769          +2,128
     integration........................
    Earth science information management         34,270          36,911          34,270          35,411          +1,141          -1,500          +1,141
     and delivery.......................
    Geographic research and applications         36,117          51,044          36,117          36,744            +627         -14,300            +627
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, National Mapping Program        126,717         155,282         122,817         126,713              -4         -28,569          +3,896
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Geologic Hazards, Resource and
 Processes:
    Geologic hazards assessments........         69,111          73,236          70,361          72,886          +3,775            -350          +2,525
    Geologic landscape and coastal               65,435          77,189          67,435          67,239          +1,804          -9,950            -196
     assessments........................
    Geologic resource assessments.......         76,676          74,384          73,476          78,393          +1,717          +4,009          +4,917
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Geologic Hazards,               211,222         224,809         211,272         218,518          +7,296          -6,291          +7,246
       Resource and Processes...........
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Water Resources Investigations:
    Water resources assessment and               91,037          90,355          91,037          95,049          +4,012          +4,694          +4,012
     research...........................
    Water data collection and management         29,167          39,275          30,897          33,666          +4,499          -5,609          +2,769
    Federal-State program...............         60,553          62,879          60,553          62,879          +2,326   ..............         +2,326
    Water resources research institutes.          5,062           5,067           5,462           5,067              +5   ..............           -395
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Water Resources                 185,819         197,576         187,949         196,661         +10,842            -915          +8,712
       Investigations...................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Biological Research:
    Biological research and monitoring..        113,232         123,430         116,452         122,922          +9,690            -508          +6,470
    Biological information management            10,484          21,243          10,484          10,743            +259         -10,500            +259
     and delivery.......................
    Cooperative research units..........         13,180          14,108          13,480          14,108            +928   ..............           +628
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Biological Research.....        136,896         158,781         140,416         147,773         +10,877         -11,008          +7,357
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Science support.........................         67,104          70,895          67,104          69,895          +2,791          -1,000          +2,791
Facilities..............................         85,618          88,036          87,118          88,036          +2,418   ..............           +918
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL           813,376         895,379         816,676         847,596         +34,220         -47,783         +30,920
       SURVEY...........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE

Royalty and Offshore Minerals Management

OCS Lands:
    Leasing and environmental program...         35,889          36,544          35,889          36,544            +655   ..............           +655
    Resource evaluation.................         22,901          23,824          22,901          24,206          +1,305            +382          +1,305
    Regulatory program..................         42,214          43,181          42,214          43,181            +967   ..............           +967
    Information management program......         14,507          14,777          14,507          14,777            +270   ..............           +270
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, OCS Lands...............        115,511         118,326         115,511         118,708          +3,197            +382          +3,197
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Royalty Management:
    Valuation and operations............         39,303          40,102          39,303          40,102            +799   ..............           +799
    Compliance..........................         42,336          43,365          42,336          43,365          +1,029   ..............         +1,029
    Indian allottee refunds.............             15              15              15              15   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Program services office.............          2,708           2,775           2,708           2,775             +67   ..............            +67
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Royalty Management......         84,362          86,257          84,362          86,257          +1,895   ..............         +1,895
                                         ===============================================================================================================
General Administration:
    Executive direction.................          1,921           1,984           1,921           1,984             +63   ..............            +63
    Policy and management improvement...          3,860           4,488           3,860           3,988            +128            -500            +128
    Administrative operations...........         13,601          14,190          13,601          14,190            +589   ..............           +589
    General support services............         14,945          16,293          14,945          16,293          +1,348   ..............         +1,348
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, General Administration..         34,327          36,955          34,327          36,455          +2,128            -500          +2,128
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Use of receipts.........................       -124,000        -107,410        -107,000        -107,410         +16,590   ..............           -410
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Royalty and Offshore               110,200         134,128         127,200         134,010         +23,810            -118          +6,810
       Minerals Management..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
           Oil Spill Research

Oil spill research......................          6,118           6,118           6,118           6,118   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE        116,318         140,246         133,318         140,128         +23,810            -118          +6,810
                                         ===============================================================================================================
OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND
               ENFORCEMENT

        Regulation and Technology

Environmental restoration...............            150             157             157             157              +7   ..............  ..............
Environmental protection................         72,049          73,442          73,119          76,442          +4,393          +3,000          +3,323
Technology development and transfer.....         11,491          11,846          11,846          11,846            +355   ..............  ..............
Financial management....................            521             537             537             537             +16   ..............  ..............
Executive direction.....................         11,374          11,819          11,819          11,819            +445   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Regulation and                   95,585          97,801          97,478         100,801          +5,216          +3,000          +3,323
       Technology.......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Civil penalties.........................            275             275             275             275   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Regulation and Technology..         95,860          98,076          97,753         101,076          +5,216          +3,000          +3,323
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund

Environmental restoration...............        181,019         195,785         183,019         186,109          +5,090          -9,676          +3,090
Technology development and transfer.....          3,536           3,599           3,536           3,599             +63   ..............            +63
Financial management....................          5,205           5,414           5,205           5,414            +209   ..............           +209
Executive direction.....................          6,113           6,360           6,113           6,316            +203             -44            +203
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Abandoned Mine Reclamation         195,873         211,158         197,873         201,438          +5,565          -9,720          +3,565
       Fund.............................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING           291,733         309,234         295,626         302,514         +10,781          -6,720          +6,888
       RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT......
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

      Operation of Indian Programs

          Tribal Budget System

Tribal Priority Allocations:
    Tribal government...................        352,899         374,634         359,256         370,087         +17,188          -4,547         +10,831
    Human services......................        149,511         165,964         140,691         148,820            -691         -17,144          +8,129
    Education...........................         50,867          52,662          49,382          49,794          -1,073          -2,868            +412
    Public safety and justice...........          1,384           1,364           1,343           1,364             -20   ..............            +21
    Community development...............         39,698          43,963          38,190          38,913            -785          -5,050            +723
    Resources management................         54,595          55,321          53,878          55,321            +726   ..............         +1,443
    Trust services......................         28,605          43,723          36,400          34,955          +6,350          -8,768          -1,445
    General administration..............         23,164          23,549          23,067          23,549            +385   ..............           +482
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Tribal Priority                 700,723         761,180         702,207         722,803         +22,080         -38,377         +20,596
       Allocations......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Other Recurring Programs:
    Education:
        School operations:
            Forward-funded..............        401,010         439,132         406,010         412,556         +11,546         -26,576          +6,546
            Other school operations.....         65,895          67,439          65,697          66,439            +544          -1,000            +742
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, School                  466,905         506,571         471,707         478,995         +12,090         -27,576          +7,288
               operations...............

        Continuing education............         35,311          38,202          36,311          36,311          +1,000          -1,891   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Education...........        502,216         544,773         508,018         515,306         +13,090         -29,467          +7,288
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Resources management................         39,830          37,184          39,110          40,408            +578          +3,224          +1,298
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Other Recurring Programs        542,046         581,957         547,128         555,714         +13,668         -26,243          +8,586
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Non-Recurring Programs:
    Tribal government...................            249             257             257             257              +8   ..............  ..............
    Community development...............  ..............          2,000   ..............          2,000          +2,000   ..............         +2,000
    Resources management................         31,710          31,428          31,121          31,728             +18            +300            +607
    Trust services......................         32,272          37,720          34,272          34,566          +2,294          -3,154            +294
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Non-Recurring Programs..         64,231          71,405          65,650          68,551          +4,320          -2,854          +2,901
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Tribal Budget System.......      1,307,000       1,414,542       1,314,985       1,347,068         +40,068         -67,474         +32,083
                                         ===============================================================================================================
             BIA Operations

Central Office Operations:
    Tribal government...................          3,068           2,607           2,568           2,607            -461   ..............            +39
    Human services......................          1,289           1,299           1,289           1,299             +10   ..............            +10
    Community development...............            849             868             849             868             +19   ..............            +19
    Resources management................          3,371           3,427           3,371           3,427             +56   ..............            +56
    Trust services......................          2,105           2,642           2,105           2,642            +537   ..............           +537
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    General administration:
        Education program management....          2,338           2,392           2,338           2,392             +54   ..............            +54
        Other general administration....         39,617          44,629          44,117          44,629          +5,012   ..............           +512
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, General                      41,955          47,021          46,455          47,021          +5,066   ..............           +566
           administration...............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
          Subtotal, Central Office               52,637          57,864          56,637          57,864          +5,227   ..............         +1,227
           Operations...................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Regional Office Operations:
    Tribal government...................          1,424           1,365           1,343           1,365             -59   ..............            +22
    Human services......................          2,997           3,023           2,972           3,023             +26   ..............            +51
    Community development...............            829             823             805             823              -6   ..............            +18
    Resources management................          3,225           3,307           3,243           3,307             +82   ..............            +64
    Trust services......................          9,568          23,543          15,483          12,843          +3,275         -10,700          -2,640
    General administration..............         24,198          24,733          24,249          24,733            +535   ..............           +484
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Regional Office                  42,241          56,794          48,095          46,094          +3,853         -10,700          -2,001
       Operations.......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Special Programs and Pooled Overhead:
    Education...........................         15,298          15,598          15,298          15,598            +300   ..............           +300
    Public safety and justice...........        141,165         160,104         141,256         151,989         +10,824          -8,115         +10,733
    Community development...............          4,142           5,053           4,142           4,452            +310            -601            +310
    Resources management................          1,314           1,314           1,314           1,314   ..............  ..............  ..............
    General administration..............         75,738          83,741          75,719          80,241          +4,503          -3,500          +4,522
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Special Programs and            237,657         265,810         237,729         253,594         +15,937         -12,216         +15,865
       Pooled Overhead..................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, BIA Operations.............        332,535         380,468         342,461         357,552         +25,017         -22,916         +15,091
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Operation of Indian              1,639,535       1,795,010       1,657,446       1,704,620         +65,085         -90,390         +47,174
       Programs.........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
               BIA SPLITS

Natural resources.......................       (134,045)       (131,981)       (132,037)       (135,505)        (+1,460)        (+3,524)        (+3,468)
Forward-funding.........................       (401,010)       (439,132)       (406,010)       (412,556)       (+11,546)       (-26,576)        (+6,546)
Education...............................       (169,709)       (176,293)       (169,026)       (170,534)          (+825)        (-5,759)        (+1,508)
Community development...................       (934,771)     (1,047,604)       (950,373)       (986,025)       (+51,254)       (-61,579)       (+35,652)
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, BIA splits.................     (1,639,535)     (1,795,010)     (1,657,446)     (1,704,620)       (+65,085)       (-90,390)       (+47,174)
                                         ===============================================================================================================
              Construction

Education...............................        133,199         300,499         120,199         276,586        +143,387         -23,913        +156,387
Public safety and justice...............          5,537           5,541           5,537           5,541              +4   ..............             +4
Resources management....................         50,573          50,645          50,573          50,645             +72   ..............            +72
General administration..................          2,165           2,171           2,165           2,171              +6   ..............             +6
Construction management.................          5,930           7,056           5,930           6,061            +131            -995            +131
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction...............        197,404         365,912         184,404         341,004        +143,600         -24,908        +156,600
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Indian Land and Water Claim Settlements
  and Miscellaneous Payments to Indians

White Earth Land Settlement Act (Admin).            622             626             626             626              +4   ..............  ..............
Hoopa-Yurok settlement fund.............            245             251             251             251              +6   ..............  ..............
Pyramid Lake water rights settlement....             30              30              30             230            +200            +200            +200
Truckee River operating agreement.......            229             112             112             112            -117   ..............  ..............
Ute Indian water rights settlement......         24,883          24,883          24,883          24,883   ..............  ..............  ..............
Aleutian-Pribilof (repairs).............            995   ..............  ..............          1,000              +5          +1,000          +1,000
Weber Dam...............................            124             124             124             174             +50             +50             +50
Rocky Boy's.............................  ..............          8,000           8,000           8,000          +8,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Miscellaneous Payments to           27,128          34,026          34,026          35,276          +8,148          +1,250          +1,250
       Indians..........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Indian Guaranteed Loan Program Account

Indian guaranteed loan program account..          4,985           6,008           4,985           4,988              +3          -1,020              +3
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS...      1,869,052       2,200,956       1,880,861       2,085,888        +216,836        -115,068        +205,027
                                         ===============================================================================================================
          DEPARTMENTAL OFFICES

             Insular Affairs

        Assistance to Territories

Territorial Assistance:
    Office of Insular Affairs...........          4,095           4,395           4,395           4,395            +300   ..............  ..............
    Technical assistance................          8,661           6,661           7,661           6,661          -2,000   ..............         -1,000
    Maintenance assistance fund.........          2,300           2,300           2,300           2,300   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Brown tree snake....................          2,350           2,350           2,350           2,350   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Insular management controls.........          1,491           1,491           1,491           1,491   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Coral reef initiative...............            500             500             500             500   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Territorial Assistance..         19,397          17,697          18,697          17,697          -1,700   ..............         -1,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
American Samoa: Operations grants.......         23,054          23,054          23,054          23,054   ..............  ..............  ..............
Northern Marianas: Covenant grants......         27,720          33,140          27,720          27,720   ..............         -5,420   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Assistance to Territories..         70,171          73,891          69,471          68,471          -1,700          -5,420          -1,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       Compact of Free Association

Compact of Free Association--Federal              7,120           7,354           7,354           7,354            +234   ..............  ..............
 services...............................
    Mandatory payments--program grant            12,000          12,000          12,000          12,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
     assistance.........................
Enewetak support........................          1,191           1,191           1,391           1,191   ..............  ..............           -200
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Compact of Free Association         20,311          20,545          20,745          20,545            +234   ..............           -200
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Insular Affairs............         90,482          94,436          90,216          89,016          -1,466          -5,420          -1,200
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         Departmental Management

Departmental direction..................         11,607          11,941          11,607          11,941            +334   ..............           +334
Management and coordination.............         22,668          24,248          22,668          23,798          +1,130            -450          +1,130
Hearings and appeals....................          8,007           8,288           8,007           8,288            +281   ..............           +281
Central services........................         19,579          19,104          19,579          19,104            -475   ..............           -475
Bureau of Mines workers compensation/               845             888             545             888             +43   ..............           +343
 unemployment...........................
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Departmental Management....         62,706          64,469          62,406          64,019          +1,313            -450          +1,613
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         Office of the Solicitor

Legal services..........................         33,630          37,159          33,630          33,630   ..............         -3,529   ..............
General administration..................          6,566           6,793           6,566           6,566   ..............           -227   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of the Solicitor....         40,196          43,952          40,196          40,196   ..............         -3,756   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       Office of Inspector General

Audit...................................         15,201          16,427          15,201          15,809            +608            -618            +608
Investigations..........................          5,113           5,961           5,113           5,566            +453            -395            +453
Administration..........................          5,772           6,471           5,772           6,471            +699   ..............           +699
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of Inspector General         26,086          28,859          26,086          27,846          +1,760          -1,013          +1,760
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Office of Special Trustee for American
     Indians Federal Trust Programs

Program operations, support, and                 88,362          80,436          80,436          80,436          -7,926   ..............  ..............
 improvements...........................
Executive direction.....................          1,663           2,192           1,992           2,192            +529   ..............           +200
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal Trust programs..         90,025          82,628          82,428          82,628          -7,397   ..............           +200
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Indian Land Consolidation Program

Indian land consolidation...............          5,000          12,501           5,000          10,000          +5,000          -2,501          +5,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of Special Trustee           95,025          95,129          87,428          92,628          -2,397          -2,501          +5,200
       for American Indians.............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Natural Resource Damage Assessment Fund

Damage assessments......................          4,125           4,125           4,125           4,125   ..............  ..............  ..............
Program management......................          1,249           1,278           1,249           1,278             +29   ..............            +29
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Natural Resource Damage              5,374           5,403           5,374           5,403             +29   ..............            +29
       Assessment Fund..................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, DEPARTMENTAL OFFICES.......        319,869         332,248         311,706         319,108            -761         -13,140          +7,402
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, TITLE I, DEPARTMENT OF THE       7,320,690       8,405,904       7,375,652       7,718,110        +397,420        -687,794        +342,458
       INTERIOR.........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       TITLE II--RELATED AGENCIES

        DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

             FOREST SERVICE

      Forest and Rangeland Research

Forest and rangeland research...........        217,694         231,008         224,966         221,966          +4,272          -9,042          -3,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       State and Private Forestry

Forest Health Management:
    Federal lands forest health                  40,303          41,724          41,383          41,383          +1,080            -341   ..............
     management.........................
    Cooperative lands forest health              21,772          21,118          22,411          22,000            +228            +882            -411
     management.........................
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Forest Health Management         62,075          62,842          63,794          63,383          +1,308            +541            -411
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Cooperative Fire Assistance:
    State fire assistance...............         23,929          30,006          25,000          28,042          +4,113          -1,964          +3,042
    Volunteer fire assistance...........          3,240           2,498           5,000           5,000          +1,760          +2,502   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Cooperative Fire                 27,169          32,504          30,000          33,042          +5,873            +538          +3,042
       Assistance.......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Cooperative Forestry:
    Forest stewardship..................         29,833          29,407          31,454          30,454            +621          +1,047          -1,000
    Stewardship incentives program......  ..............          3,250   ..............  ..............  ..............         -3,250   ..............
    Forest legacy program...............         24,933          59,768          10,000          30,000          +5,067         -29,768         +20,000
    Urban and community forestry........         30,896          39,471          31,521          31,021            +125          -8,450            -500
    Economic action programs............         20,198          17,267          14,246          23,486          +3,288          +6,219          +9,240
    Pacific Northwest assistance                  7,856           6,822           6,822           9,880          +2,024          +3,058          +3,058
     programs...........................
    Forest resource information and       ..............  ..............          5,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -5,000
     analysis...........................
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Cooperative Forestry....        113,716         155,985          99,043         124,841         +11,125         -31,144         +25,798
                                         ===============================================================================================================
International forestry..................         (3,500)         10,000           4,500               0          +5,000          -5,000            +500
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, State and Private Forestry.        202,960         261,331         197,337         226,266         +23,306         -35,065         +28,929
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         National Forest System

Land management planning................         50,167          77,957          52,188          70,907         +20,740          -7,050         +18,719
Inventory and monitoring................        138,326         193,002         141,851         163,852         +25,526         -29,150         +22,001
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Recreation, Heritage and Wilderness:
    Recreation management...............        156,922         197,204   ..............  ..............       -156,922        -197,204   ..............
    Wilderness management...............         31,803          37,507   ..............  ..............        -31,803         -37,507   ..............
    Heritage resources..................         15,139          14,637   ..............  ..............        -15,139         -14,637   ..............
    Recreation, heritage and wilderness.  ..............  ..............        229,282         214,402        +214,402        +214,402         -14,880
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Recreation, Heritage and        203,864         249,348         229,282         214,402         +10,538         -34,946         -14,880
       Wilderness.......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Wildlife and Fish Habitat Management:
    Wildlife habitat management.........         36,097          42,043   ..............  ..............        -36,097         -42,043   ..............
    Inland fish habitat management......         23,343          27,290   ..............  ..............        -23,343         -27,290   ..............
    Anadromous fish habitat management..         25,416          29,844   ..............  ..............        -25,416         -29,844   ..............
    TE&S; species habitat management.....         30,001          36,365   ..............  ..............        -30,001         -36,365   ..............
    Wildlife and fish habitat management  ..............  ..............        120,828         119,928        +119,928        +119,928            -900
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Wildlife and Fish               114,857         135,542         120,828         119,928          +5,071         -15,614            -900
       Habitat Management...............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Rangeland Management:
    Grazing management..................         32,831          32,892   ..............  ..............        -32,831         -32,892   ..............
    Rangeland vegetation management.....         32,263          39,602   ..............  ..............        -32,263         -39,602   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Rangeland Management....         65,094          72,494   ..............  ..............        -65,094         -72,494   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Grazing management......................  ..............  ..............         33,856          33,856         +33,856         +33,856   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Forestland Management:
    Timber sales management.............        237,891         220,417   ..............  ..............       -237,891        -220,417   ..............
    Forestland vegetation management....         68,183          62,406   ..............  ..............        -68,183         -62,406   ..............
    Forest health stewardship...........  ..............         10,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -10,000   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Forestland Management...        306,074         292,823   ..............  ..............       -306,074        -292,823   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Forest products.........................  ..............  ..............        245,144         245,844        +245,844        +245,844            +700
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Soil, Water and Air Management:
    Soil, water and air operations......         30,102          29,223   ..............  ..............        -30,102         -29,223   ..............
    Watershed improvements..............         35,454          40,148   ..............  ..............        -35,454         -40,148   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Soil, Water and Air              65,556          69,371   ..............  ..............        -65,556         -69,371   ..............
       Management.......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Vegetation and watershed management.....  ..............  ..............        176,984         173,834        +173,834        +173,834          -3,150
Minerals and geology management.........         46,172          49,899          47,445          47,445          +1,273          -2,454   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Landownership Management:
    Real estate management..............         62,713          53,245   ..............  ..............        -62,713         -53,245   ..............
    Landline location...................         19,852          20,052   ..............  ..............        -19,852         -20,052   ..............
    Landownership management............  ..............  ..............         86,609          83,998         +83,998         +83,998          -2,611
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Landownership Management         82,565          73,297          86,609          83,998          +1,433         +10,701          -2,611
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Law enforcement operations..............         69,911          72,838          73,358          72,758          +2,847             -80            -600
Quincy Library..........................  ..............  ..............  ..............          2,000          +2,000          +2,000          +2,000
Tongas timber pipeline..................  ..............  ..............  ..............          5,000          +5,000          +5,000          +5,000
Land Between the Lakes NRA..............          5,365   ..............  ..............  ..............         -5,365   ..............  ..............
Ecosystem assessment and planning.......  ..............       (270,959)  ..............  ..............  ..............      (-270,959)  ..............
Ecosystem conservation..................  ..............       (482,147)  ..............  ..............  ..............      (-482,147)  ..............
Public services and uses................  ..............       (533,465)  ..............  ..............  ..............      (-533,465)  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, National Forest System.....      1,147,951       1,286,571       1,207,545       1,233,824         +85,873         -52,747         +26,279
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Wildland Fire Management

Preparedness............................        408,768         404,343         408,343         404,593          -4,175            +250          -3,750
Fire operations.........................        208,888         216,029         210,000         213,907          +5,019          -2,122          +3,907
Contingent emergency appropriations.....         90,000         150,000   ..............        150,000         +60,000   ..............       +150,000
Land Between the Lakes NRA..............            300   ..............  ..............  ..............           -300   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Wildland Fire Management...        707,956         770,372         618,343         768,500         +60,544          -1,872        +150,157
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     Reconstruction and Maintenance

Reconstruction and Construction:
    Facilities..........................         81,456   ..............  ..............  ..............        -81,456   ..............  ..............
    Roads...............................        102,752   ..............  ..............  ..............       -102,752   ..............  ..............
    Trails..............................         32,242   ..............  ..............  ..............        -32,242   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Reconstruction and              216,450   ..............  ..............  ..............       -216,450   ..............  ..............
       maintenance......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Maintenance:
    Facilities..........................         72,192   ..............  ..............  ..............        -72,192   ..............  ..............
    Roads...............................        116,882   ..............  ..............  ..............       -116,882   ..............  ..............
    Trails..............................         30,119   ..............  ..............  ..............        -30,119   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Maintenance.............        219,193   ..............  ..............  ..............       -219,193   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Land Between the Lakes NRA..............          1,200   ..............  ..............  ..............         -1,200   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Reconstruction and                 436,843   ..............  ..............  ..............       -436,843   ..............  ..............
       maintenance......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
   Capital Improvement and Maintenance

Facilities..............................       (153,648)        144,797         150,687         155,506        +155,506         +10,709          +4,819
Roads...................................       (219,634)        217,853         218,304         228,176        +228,176         +10,323          +9,872
Trails..................................        (62,361)         62,264          65,475          64,630         +64,630          +2,366            -845
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Capital Improvement and      ..............        424,914         434,466         448,312        +448,312         +23,398         +13,846
       Maintenance......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
            Land Acquisition
Forest Service:
    Acquisitions........................         67,510         118,000          40,000          63,055          -4,455         -54,945         +23,055
    Acquisition management..............          8,825           8,265           8,500           9,265            +440          +1,000            +765
    Cash equalization...................          1,500           1,500           1,500           1,500   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Emergency acquisition...............          1,500           1,500           1,500           2,000            +500            +500            +500
    Wilderness protection...............            500           1,000             500             500   ..............           -500   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition...........         79,835         130,265          52,000          76,320          -3,515         -53,945         +24,320
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Acquisition of lands for national                 1,068   ..............          1,068           1,068   ..............         +1,068   ..............
 forests, special acts..................
Acquisition of lands to complete land               234   ..............            234             234   ..............           +234   ..............
 exchanges..............................
Range betterment fund...................          3,300   ..............          3,300           3,300   ..............         +3,300   ..............
Gifts, donations and bequests for forest             92              92              92              92   ..............  ..............  ..............
 and rangeland research.................
Southeast Alaska economic disaster fund.         22,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -22,000   ..............  ..............

     Management of Federal Lands for
            Subsistence Uses

Subsistence management, Forest Service..  ..............          5,500   ..............          5,500          +5,500   ..............         +5,500
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, FOREST SERVICE.............      2,819,933       3,110,053       2,739,351       2,985,382        +165,449        -124,671        +246,031
                                         ===============================================================================================================
          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

          Clean Coal Technology

Rescission..............................            -38        -105,000   ..............  ..............            +38        +105,000   ..............
Deferral................................       -156,000        -221,000         -89,000         -67,000         +89,000        +154,000         +22,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Energy Resource, Supply and Efficiency

Power Generation and Large-Scale
 Technologies:
    Coal and Power Systems:
        Central Systems: Innovations for  ..............  ..............         16,146   ..............  ..............  ..............        -16,146
         existing plants................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Advanced Systems:
            Low-emission boiler systems.  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
            Indirect fired cycle........  ..............  ..............          7,010   ..............  ..............  ..............         -7,010
            Integrated gasification       ..............  ..............         35,211   ..............  ..............  ..............        -35,211
             combined cycle.............
            Pressurized fluidized bed     ..............  ..............         12,202   ..............  ..............  ..............        -12,202
             systems....................
            Turbines....................  ..............  ..............         26,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -26,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, Advanced Systems  ..............  ..............         80,423   ..............  ..............  ..............        -80,423
                                         ===============================================================================================================
              Subtotal, Central Systems.  ..............  ..............         96,569   ..............  ..............  ..............        -96,569
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Distributed Generation Systems--
         Fuel Cells:
            Advanced research...........  ..............  ..............          2,800   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,800
            Systems development.........  ..............  ..............         21,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -21,000
            Vision 21-hybrids...........  ..............  ..............         15,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -15,000
            Innovative concepts.........  ..............  ..............          5,400   ..............  ..............  ..............         -5,400
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, Distributed       ..............  ..............         44,200   ..............  ..............  ..............        -44,200
               General Systems--Fuel
               Cells....................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Sequestration R&D;: Greenhouse     ..............  ..............         18,787   ..............  ..............  ..............        -18,787
         gas control....................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Fuels:
            Transportation fuels and      ..............  ..............          7,075   ..............  ..............  ..............         -7,075
             chemicals..................
            Solid fuels and feedstocks..  ..............  ..............          4,300   ..............  ..............  ..............         -4,300
            Advanced fuels research.....  ..............  ..............          2,200   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,200
            Steelmaking feedstock.......  ..............  ..............          6,700   ..............  ..............  ..............         -6,700
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, Fuels...........  ..............  ..............         20,275   ..............  ..............  ..............        -20,275
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Advanced Research:
            Coal utilization science....  ..............  ..............          6,250   ..............  ..............  ..............         -6,250
            Materials...................  ..............  ..............          7,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -7,000
            Technology crosscut.........  ..............  ..............          8,915   ..............  ..............  ..............         -8,915
            University coal research....  ..............  ..............          3,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -3,000
            HBCUs, education and          ..............  ..............          1,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -1,000
             training...................
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, Advanced          ..............  ..............         26,165   ..............  ..............  ..............        -26,165
               Research.................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
              Subtotal, Coal and Power    ..............  ..............        205,996   ..............  ..............  ..............       -205,996
               Systems..................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Gas:
        Natural Gas Technologies:
            Exploration and production..  ..............  ..............         14,252   ..............  ..............  ..............        -14,252
            Gas hydrates................  ..............  ..............          2,960   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,960
            Infrastructure..............  ..............  ..............          8,128   ..............  ..............  ..............         -8,128
            Emerging processing           ..............  ..............         10,168   ..............  ..............  ..............        -10,168
             technology applications....
            Effective environmental       ..............  ..............          2,620   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,620
             protection.................
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, Gas.............  ..............  ..............         38,128   ..............  ..............  ..............        -38,128
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Petroleum--Oil Technology:
        Exploration and production        ..............  ..............         28,408   ..............  ..............  ..............        -28,408
         supporting research............
        Reservoir life extension/         ..............  ..............         14,694   ..............  ..............  ..............        -14,694
         management.....................
        Effective environmental           ..............  ..............         10,820   ..............  ..............  ..............        -10,820
         protection.....................
        Emerging processing technology    ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
         applications...................
        Ultra clean fuels...............  ..............  ..............         10,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -10,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Petroleum--Oil        ..............  ..............         63,922   ..............  ..............  ..............        -63,922
           Technology...................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Black liquor gasification...........  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Cooperative R&D.....................;  ..............  ..............          7,389   ..............  ..............  ..............         -7,389
    Fossil energy environmental           ..............  ..............         10,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -10,000
     restoration........................
    Import/export authorization.........  ..............  ..............          2,300   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,300
    Headquarters program direction......  ..............  ..............         16,016   ..............  ..............  ..............        -16,016
    Energy Technology Center program      ..............  ..............         59,463   ..............  ..............  ..............        -59,463
     direction..........................
    General plant projects..............  ..............  ..............          2,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Advanced Metallurgical Processes:     ..............  ..............          5,225   ..............  ..............  ..............         -5,225
     Advanced metallurgical processes...
    Use of prior year balances..........  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Reduction in House Floor Action.....  ..............  ..............        -45,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        +45,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Power Generation and      ..............  ..............        365,439   ..............  ..............  ..............       -365,439
       Large-Scale Technologies.........
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Crosscutting Programs:
    Cooperative programs with States....  ..............  ..............          6,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -6,000
    Energy efficiency science initiative  ..............  ..............         11,700   ..............  ..............  ..............        -11,700
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Crosscutting Programs...  ..............  ..............         17,700   ..............  ..............  ..............        -17,700
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Sector Specific Programs:
    Building Technology, State and
     Community Sector:
        Building research and standards:
            Technology roadmaps and       ..............  ..............          6,623   ..............  ..............  ..............         -6,623
             competitive R&D............;
            Residential buildings         ..............  ..............         11,948   ..............  ..............  ..............        -11,948
             integration................
            Commercial buildings          ..............  ..............          4,244   ..............  ..............  ..............         -4,244
             integration................
            Equipment, materials and      ..............  ..............         52,131   ..............  ..............  ..............        -52,131
             tools......................
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, Building          ..............  ..............         74,946   ..............  ..............  ..............        -74,946
               research and standards...
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Building Technology Assistance:
            Weatherization assistance     ..............  ..............        140,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       -140,000
             program....................
                Weatherization in H.R.    ..............  ..............        (19,000)  ..............  ..............  ..............       (-19,000)
                 3908...................
            State energy program........  ..............  ..............         37,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -37,000
            Community partnerships......  ..............  ..............         18,235   ..............  ..............  ..............        -18,235
            Energy star program.........  ..............  ..............          2,224   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,224
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, Building          ..............  ..............        197,459   ..............  ..............  ..............       -197,459
               technology assistance....
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Management and planning.........  ..............  ..............         13,231   ..............  ..............  ..............        -13,231
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Building Technology,  ..............  ..............        285,636   ..............  ..............  ..............       -285,636
           State and Community Sector...
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Federal Energy Management Program:
        Program activities..............  ..............  ..............         21,718   ..............  ..............  ..............        -21,718
        Program direction...............  ..............  ..............          2,700   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,700
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Federal Energy        ..............  ..............         24,418   ..............  ..............  ..............        -24,418
           Management Program...........
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Industry Sector:
        Industries of the future          ..............  ..............         68,292   ..............  ..............  ..............        -68,292
         (specific).....................
        Industries of the future          ..............  ..............         84,100   ..............  ..............  ..............        -84,100
         (crosscutting).................
    Management and planning.............  ..............  ..............          8,900   ..............  ..............  ..............         -8,900
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Industry Sector.....  ..............  ..............        161,292   ..............  ..............  ..............       -161,292
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Transportation:
        Vehicle technology R&D..........;  ..............  ..............        138,200   ..............  ..............  ..............       -138,200
        Fuels utilization R&D...........;  ..............  ..............         22,600   ..............  ..............  ..............        -22,600
        Materials technologies..........  ..............  ..............         39,600   ..............  ..............  ..............        -39,600
        Technology deployment...........  ..............  ..............         12,840   ..............  ..............  ..............        -12,840
        Management and planning.........  ..............  ..............          8,520   ..............  ..............  ..............         -8,520
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Transportation......  ..............  ..............        221,760   ..............  ..............  ..............       -221,760
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Reduction in House Floor Action       ..............  ..............       -126,500   ..............  ..............  ..............       +126,500
     (PNGV).............................
    Increase in House Floor Action......  ..............  ..............         21,500   ..............  ..............  ..............        -21,500
    Policy and management...............  ..............  ..............         43,866   ..............  ..............  ..............        -43,866
    Use of Biomass Energy Development     ..............  ..............         -2,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         +2,000
     funds..............................
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Sector Specific Programs  ..............  ..............        629,972   ..............  ..............  ..............       -629,972
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Energy Resource, Supply and  ..............  ..............      1,013,111   ..............  ..............  ..............     -1,013,111
       Efficiency.......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Fossil Energy Research and Development

Coal and Power Systems:
    Central Systems:
        Innovations for existing plants.         14,646          18,200   ..............         17,646          +3,000            -554         +17,646
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Advanced Systems:
            Low-emission boiler systems.          2,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -2,000   ..............  ..............
            Indirect fired cycle........          7,010           2,000   ..............          2,000          -5,010   ..............         +2,000
            Integrated gasification              35,211          31,979   ..............         35,211   ..............         +3,232         +35,211
             combined cycle.............
            Pressurized fluidized bed            12,202          11,185   ..............         11,185          -1,017   ..............        +11,185
             systems....................
            Turbines....................         44,188          26,000   ..............         29,000         -15,188          +3,000         +29,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, Advanced Systems        100,611          71,164   ..............         77,396         -23,215          +6,232         +77,396
                                         ===============================================================================================================
              Subtotal, Central Systems.        115,257          89,364   ..............         95,042         -20,215          +5,678         +95,042
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Distributed Generation Systems--Fuel
     Cells:
        Advanced research...............          1,200           2,800   ..............          2,800          +1,600   ..............         +2,800
        Systems development.............         36,263          21,000   ..............         27,000          -9,263          +6,000         +27,000
        Vision 21-hybrids...............          5,136          15,000   ..............         15,000          +9,864   ..............        +15,000
        Innovative concepts.............          1,900           3,400   ..............          1,900   ..............         -1,500          +1,900
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Distributed General          44,499          42,200   ..............         46,700          +2,201          +4,500         +46,700
           Systems--Fuel Cells..........
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Sequestration R&D;: Greenhouse gas             9,217          19,500   ..............         19,500         +10,283   ..............        +19,500
     control
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Fuels:
        Transportation fuels and                  7,075           9,000   ..............          7,575            +500          -1,425          +7,575
         chemicals......................
        Solid fuels and feedstocks......          4,300           4,500   ..............          4,300   ..............           -200          +4,300
        Advanced fuels research.........          2,200           2,200   ..............          3,900          +1,700          +1,700          +3,900
        Steelmaking feedstock...........          6,700   ..............  ..............  ..............         -6,700   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Fuels...............         20,275          15,700   ..............         15,775          -4,500             +75         +15,775
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Advanced Research:
        Coal utilization science........          6,250           5,250   ..............          5,250          -1,000   ..............         +5,250
        Materials.......................          7,000           7,350   ..............          7,000   ..............           -350          +7,000
        Technology crosscut.............          5,945          10,421   ..............          8,945          +3,000          -1,476          +8,945
        University coal research........          3,000           3,000   ..............          3,000   ..............  ..............         +3,000
        HBCUs, education and training...          1,000           1,000   ..............          1,000   ..............  ..............         +1,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Advanced Research...         23,195          27,021   ..............         25,195          +2,000          -1,826         +25,195
                                         ===============================================================================================================
          Subtotal, Coal and Power              212,443         193,785   ..............        202,212         -10,231          +8,427        +202,212
           Systems......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Gas:
        Natural Gas Technologies:
            Exploration and production..         14,252          12,430   ..............         13,900            -352          +1,470         +13,900
            Gas hydrates................          2,960           2,000   ..............          5,960          +3,000          +3,960          +5,960
            Infrastructure..............          1,000          13,200   ..............          7,138          +6,138          -6,062          +7,138
            Emerging processing                  10,168           8,500   ..............         10,168   ..............         +1,668         +10,168
             technology applications....
            Effective environmental               3,217           2,620   ..............          2,620            -597   ..............         +2,620
             protection.................
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal, Gas.............         31,597          38,750   ..............         39,786          +8,189          +1,036         +39,786
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Petroleum--Oil Technology:
        Exploration and production               28,408          20,800   ..............         26,408          -2,000          +5,608         +26,408
         supporting research............
        Reservoir life extension/                14,694          11,066   ..............         14,694   ..............         +3,628         +14,694
         management.....................
        Effective environmental                  10,820          10,703   ..............         10,820   ..............           +117         +10,820
         protection.....................
        Emerging processing technology            3,330   ..............  ..............          2,600            -730          +2,600          +2,600
         applications...................
        Ultra clean fuels...............  ..............         10,000   ..............          9,000          +9,000          -1,000          +9,000
        Use of SPR Petroleum account....  ..............  ..............  ..............        -12,000         -12,000         -12,000         -12,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Petroleum--Oil               57,252          52,569   ..............         51,522          -5,730          -1,047         +51,522
           Technology...................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Black liquor gasification...........         13,500   ..............  ..............  ..............        -13,500   ..............  ..............
    Cooperative R&D.....................;          7,389           5,836   ..............          8,389          +1,000          +2,553          +8,389
    Fossil energy environmental                  10,000           9,041   ..............          9,041            -959   ..............         +9,041
     restoration........................
    Import/export authorization.........          2,173           2,300   ..............          2,300            +127   ..............         +2,300
    Headquarters program direction......         16,016          16,967   ..............         16,967            +951   ..............        +16,967
    Energy Technology Center program             59,463          58,097   ..............         63,296          +3,833          +5,199         +63,296
     direction..........................
    General plant projects..............          2,600           2,000   ..............          2,600   ..............           +600          +2,600
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Advanced metallurgical processes....          5,000           5,225   ..............          5,225            +225   ..............         +5,225
    Use of prior year balances..........  ..............         -9,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         +9,000   ..............
    Use of Biomass energy development           -24,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        +24,000   ..............  ..............
     funds..............................
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Fossil Energy Research and         393,433         375,570   ..............        401,338          +7,905         +25,768        +401,338
       Development......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Alternative Fuels Production

Transfer to Treasury....................  ..............         -1,000          -1,000          -1,000          -1,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves

Oil Reserves:
    Naval petroleum reserves Nos. 1 and           6,900           4,835           4,835           4,835          -2,065   ..............  ..............
     2..................................
    Naval petroleum reserve No. 3.......          8,340           7,900           7,900           7,900            -440   ..............  ..............
    Program direction (headquarters)....          6,000           8,040           8,040           8,040          +2,040   ..............  ..............
    Use of prior year funds.............        -21,240         -20,775         -20,775         -20,775            +465   ..............  ..............
    Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale         ..............  ..............  ..............         -7,000          -7,000          -7,000          -7,000
     reserves (rescission)..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Naval Petroleum and Oil      ..............  ..............  ..............         -7,000          -7,000          -7,000          -7,000
       Shale Reserves...................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       Elk Hills School Lands Fund

Elk Hills School lands fund (advance             36,000          36,000          36,000          36,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
 appropriation).........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
           Energy Conservation

Building Technology, State and Community
 Sector:
    Building research and standards:
        Technology roadmaps and                   6,885          11,000   ..............          6,885   ..............         -4,115          +6,885
         competitive R&D................;
        Residential buildings                    11,948          13,480   ..............         13,048          +1,100            -432         +13,048
         integration....................
        Commercial buildings integration          4,244           6,460   ..............          4,944            +700          -1,516          +4,944
        Equipment, materials and tools..         52,331          69,160   ..............         60,526          +8,195          -8,634         +60,526
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Building research            75,408         100,100   ..............         85,403          +9,995         -14,697         +85,403
           and standards................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Building Technology Assistance:
        Weatherization assistance               135,000         154,000   ..............        138,000          +3,000         -16,000        +138,000
         program........................
            Weatherization in H.R. 3908.  ..............        (19,000)  ..............  ..............  ..............       (-19,000)  ..............
        State energy program............         33,500          37,000   ..............         34,000            +500          -3,000         +34,000
        Community partnerships..........         18,235          27,500   ..............         18,235   ..............         -9,265         +18,235
        Energy star program.............          2,724           6,500   ..............          2,724   ..............         -3,776          +2,724
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Building technology         189,459         225,000   ..............        192,959          +3,500         -32,041        +192,959
           assistance...................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    Cooperative programs with States....          2,000   ..............  ..............          2,000   ..............         +2,000          +2,000
    Energy efficiency science initiative          3,900   ..............  ..............  ..............         -3,900   ..............  ..............
    Management and planning.............         13,231          14,659   ..............         13,231   ..............         -1,428         +13,231
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Building Technology,            283,998         339,759   ..............        293,593          +9,595         -46,166        +293,593
       State and Community Sector.......
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Federal Energy Management Program:
    Program activities..................         21,718          25,968   ..............         22,718          +1,000          -3,250         +22,718
    Program direction...................          2,200           3,500   ..............          3,000            +800            -500          +3,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Federal Energy                   23,918          29,468   ..............         25,718          +1,800          -3,750         +25,718
       Management Program...............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Industry Sector:
    Industries of the future (specific).         66,000          83,900   ..............         72,300          +6,300         -11,600         +72,300
    Industries of the future                     80,900          90,826   ..............         83,600          +2,700          -7,226         +83,600
     (crosscutting).....................
    Cooperative programs with States....          2,000   ..............  ..............          2,000   ..............         +2,000          +2,000
    Energy efficiency science initiative          3,900   ..............  ..............  ..............         -3,900   ..............  ..............
    Management and planning.............          8,900           9,300   ..............          9,100            +200            -200          +9,100
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Industry Sector.........        161,700         184,026   ..............        167,000          +5,300         -17,026        +167,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Transportation:
    Vehicle technology R&D..............;        141,400         161,220   ..............        156,900         +15,500          -4,320        +156,900
    Fuels utilization R&D...............;         21,600          24,500   ..............         23,100          +1,500          -1,400         +23,100
    Materials technologies..............         42,500          38,500   ..............         42,500   ..............         +4,000         +42,500
    Technology deployment...............         12,840          17,000   ..............         15,140          +2,300          -1,860         +15,140
    Management and planning.............          8,520           9,650   ..............          8,520   ..............         -1,130          +8,520
    Cooperative programs with States....          2,000   ..............  ..............          2,000   ..............         +2,000          +2,000
    Energy efficiency science initiative          3,900   ..............  ..............  ..............         -3,900   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Transportation..........        232,760         250,870   ..............        248,160         +15,400          -2,710        +248,160
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Policy and management...................         42,866          46,377   ..............         42,466            -400          -3,911         +42,466
Use of Biomass Energy Development funds.        -25,000          -2,000   ..............         -2,000         +23,000   ..............         -2,000
Use of prior year balances..............  ..............  ..............  ..............        -15,000         -15,000         -15,000         -15,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Energy Conservation........        720,242         848,500   ..............        759,937         +39,695         -88,563        +759,937
                                         ===============================================================================================================
           Economic Regulation

Office of Hearings and Appeals..........          1,992           2,000           1,992           2,000              +8   ..............             +8
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Storage facilities development and              143,396         141,000         141,000         141,000          -2,396   ..............  ..............
 operations.............................
Management..............................         15,000          17,000          16,000          16,000          +1,000          -1,000   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Strategic Petroleum Reserve        158,396         158,000         157,000         157,000          -1,396          -1,000   ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
          SPR Petroleum Account

Petroleum acquisition and transport       ..............         -7,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         +7,000   ..............
 (rescission)...........................

    Energy Information Administration

National Energy Information System......         72,368          75,000          70,368          74,000          +1,632          -1,000          +3,632
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY.......      1,226,393       1,161,070       1,188,471       1,355,275        +128,882        +194,205        +166,804
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

          INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

         Indian Health Services

Clinical Services:
    IHS and tribal health delivery:
        Hospital and health clinic            1,005,412       1,084,190       1,005,412       1,064,519         +59,107         -19,671         +59,107
         programs.......................
        Dental health program...........         80,062          88,258          80,062          87,409          +7,347            -849          +7,347
        Mental health program...........         43,245          49,405          43,245          45,369          +2,124          -4,036          +2,124
        Alcohol and substance abuse              96,824          99,636          96,824          97,646            +822          -1,990            +822
         program........................
    Contract care.......................        406,756         447,672         406,756         426,756         +20,000         -20,916         +20,000
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Clinical Services.......      1,632,299       1,769,161       1,632,299       1,721,699         +89,400         -47,462         +89,400
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Preventive Health:
    Public health nursing...............         34,452          39,772          34,452          36,642          +2,190          -3,130          +2,190
    Health education....................          9,625          11,030           9,625           9,988            +363          -1,042            +363
    Community health representatives             46,380          51,105          46,380          46,382              +2          -4,723              +2
     program............................
    Immunization (Alaska)...............          1,402           1,457           1,402           1,431             +29             -26             +29
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Preventive Health.......         91,859         103,364          91,859          94,443          +2,584          -8,921          +2,584
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Urban health projects...................         27,813          30,834          27,813          27,837             +24          -2,997             +24
Indian health professions...............         30,491          32,779          30,491          30,604            +113          -2,175            +113
Tribal management.......................          2,411           2,413           2,411           2,411   ..............             -2   ..............

            Direct operations                    50,988          54,119          50,988          53,997          +3,009            -122          +3,009

Self-governance.........................          9,531           9,604           9,531           9,649            +118             +45            +118

         Contract support costs                 228,781         268,781         228,781         243,781         +15,000         -25,000         +15,000

Staffing of new facilities..............  ..............  ..............         10,005   ..............  ..............  ..............        -10,005
Increase in House Floor Action..........  ..............  ..............         22,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -22,000

Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursements:              (375,386)       (404,590)       (404,590)       (404,590)       (+29,204)  ..............  ..............
 Hospital and clinic accreditation (Est.
 collec-  ting).........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES.....      2,074,173       2,271,055       2,106,178       2,184,421        +110,248         -86,634         +78,243
                                         ===============================================================================================================
        Indian Health Facilities

Maintenance and improvement.............         43,433          45,407          43,433          46,433          +3,000          +1,026          +3,000
Sanitation facilities...................         92,117          96,651          92,117          93,992          +1,875          -2,659          +1,875
Construction facilities.................         50,393          65,237          68,596          70,969         +20,576          +5,732          +2,373
Facilities and environmental health             116,282         129,850         116,282         125,727          +9,445          -4,123          +9,445
 support................................
Equipment...............................         14,330          12,229          14,330          12,229          -2,101   ..............         -2,101
Staffing of new facilities..............  ..............  ..............          1,665   ..............  ..............  ..............         -1,665
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Indian Health Facilities...        316,555         349,374         336,423         349,350         +32,795             -24         +12,927
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE......      2,390,728       2,620,429       2,442,601       2,533,771        +143,043         -86,658         +91,170
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         OTHER RELATED AGENCIES

    OFFICE OF NAVAJO AND HOPI INDIAN
               RELOCATION

Salaries and expenses...................          8,000          15,000           8,000          15,000          +7,000   ..............         +7,000

 INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA
   NATIVE CULTURE AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT

Payment to the Institute................          2,125           4,250   ..............          4,125          +2,000              -5          +4,125
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

          Salaries and Expenses

Museum and Research Institutes:
    Anacostia Museum and Center for               1,875           1,922           1,875           1,922             +47   ..............            +47
     African American History and
     Culture............................
    Archives of American Art............          1,680           1,736           1,680           1,736             +56   ..............            +56
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery/Freer               6,059           6,250           6,059           6,250            +191   ..............           +191
     Gallery of Art.....................
    Center for Folklife and Cultural              1,750           1,798           1,750           1,798             +48   ..............            +48
     Heritage...........................
    Cooper-Hewitt, National Design                2,866           2,970           2,866           2,970            +104   ..............           +104
     Museum.............................
    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture                4,615           4,766           4,615           4,766            +151   ..............           +151
     Garden.............................
    National Air and Space Museum.......         13,228          16,317          15,228          16,317          +3,089   ..............         +1,089
    National Museum of African Art......          4,253           4,365           4,253           4,365            +112   ..............           +112
    National Museum of American Art.....          8,624           8,929           8,624           8,929            +305   ..............           +305
    National Museum of American History.         20,560          21,390          20,560          23,390          +2,830          +2,000          +2,830
    National Museum of the American              22,090          31,175          24,090          27,480          +5,390          -3,695          +3,390
     Indian.............................
    National Museum of Natural History..         45,218          43,603          45,218          43,603          -1,615   ..............         -1,615
    National Portrait Gallery...........          5,626           5,835           5,626           5,835            +209   ..............           +209
    National Zoological Park............         20,453          21,175          20,453          21,175            +722   ..............           +722
    Astrophysical Observatory...........         19,885          20,578          19,885          20,578            +693   ..............           +693
    Center for Materials Research and     ..............          3,265           3,165           3,265            +100   ..............           +100
     Education..........................
    Environmental Research Center.......          3,206           3,310           3,206           3,310            +104   ..............           +104
    Tropical Research Institute.........          9,930          10,545           9,930          10,545            +615   ..............           +615
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Subtotal, Museums and Research            195,083         209,929         199,083         208,234         +13,151          -1,695          +9,151
       Institutes.......................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Program Support and Outreach:
    Communications and educational                5,379           5,533           5,379           5,533            +154   ..............           +154
     programs...........................
    Institution-wide programs...........          5,693           8,693           5,693           5,693   ..............         -3,000   ..............
    Office of Exhibits Central..........          2,319           2,414           2,319           2,414             +95   ..............            +95
    Major scientific instrumentation....          7,244           7,244           7,244           7,244   ..............  ..............  ..............
    Museum Support Center...............          4,491           3,562           4,491           3,562            -929   ..............           -929
    Smithsonian Institution Archives....          1,493           1,559           1,493           1,559             +66   ..............            +66
    Smithsonian Institution Libraries...          7,273           7,489           7,273           7,489            +216   ..............           +216
    Traveling exhibition service........          3,047           3,149           3,047           3,149            +102   ..............           +102
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Program Support and              36,939          39,643          36,939          36,643            -296          -3,000            -296
       Outreach.........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Administration..........................         34,616          35,874          34,616          35,874          +1,258   ..............         +1,258
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Facilities Services:
    Office of Protection Services.......         33,554          36,889          33,554          35,539          +1,985          -1,350          +1,985
    Office of Physical Plant............         71,038          74,465          71,038          74,465          +3,427   ..............         +3,427
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Facilities Services.....        104,592         111,354         104,592         110,004          +5,412          -1,350          +5,412
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Pay cost decrease.......................  ..............  ..............  ..............         -3,000          -3,000          -3,000          -3,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Salaries and Expenses......        371,230         396,800         375,230         387,755         +16,525          -9,045         +12,525
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  Repair, Restoration and Alteration of
               Facilities

Base program............................         47,900          62,200          47,900          57,600          +9,700          -4,600          +9,700
                                         ===============================================================================================================
              Construction

National Museum of the American Indian..         19,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -19,000   ..............  ..............
National Zoological Park Water Exhibit..  ..............          1,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -1,000   ..............
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory     ..............          2,000   ..............          4,500          +4,500          +2,500          +4,500
 Hilo Base Building.....................
Smithsonian Environmental Research        ..............          1,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -1,000   ..............
 Center Infrastructure..................
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction...............         19,000           4,000   ..............          4,500         -14,500            +500          +4,500
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION....        438,130         463,000         423,130         449,855         +11,725         -13,145         +26,725
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

          Salaries and Expenses

Care and utilization of art collections.         23,923          24,876          23,923          25,068          +1,145            +192          +1,145
Operation and maintenance of buildings           13,626          14,442          13,626          14,442            +816   ..............           +816
 and grounds............................
Protection of buildings, grounds and             13,721          14,574          13,721          14,574            +853   ..............           +853
 contents...............................
General administration..................         10,268          10,956          10,268          10,956            +688   ..............           +688
Government-wide reduction...............           -259   ..............           -259            -259   ..............           -259   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries and Expenses......         61,279          64,848          61,279          64,781          +3,502             -67          +3,502
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  Repair, Restoration and Renovation of
                Buildings

Base program............................          6,311          14,101           8,903          10,871          +4,560          -3,230          +1,968
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART....         67,590          78,949          70,182          75,652          +8,062          -3,297          +5,470
                                         ===============================================================================================================
     JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE
             PERFORMING ARTS

Operations and maintenance..............         13,947          14,000          13,947          14,000             +53   ..............            +53

Construction............................         19,924          20,000          19,924          20,000             +76   ..............            +76
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR          33,871          34,000          33,871          34,000            +129   ..............           +129
       THE PERFORMING ARTS..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
 WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR
                SCHOLARS

          Salaries and Expenses

Fellowship program......................            983           1,169           1,292           1,169            +186   ..............           -123
Scholar support.........................            705             643             643             643             -62   ..............  ..............
Public service..........................          1,897           2,217           1,897           2,217            +320   ..............           +320
General administration..................          1,769           1,522           1,522           1,522            -247   ..............  ..............
Smithsonian fee.........................            135             135             135             135   ..............  ..............  ..............
Conference planning.....................          1,109           1,459           1,109           1,459            +350   ..............           +350
Space...................................            165             165             165             165   ..............  ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, WOODROW WILSON CENTER......          6,763           7,310           6,763           7,310            +547   ..............           +547
                                         ===============================================================================================================
   NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND
               HUMANITIES

     National Endowment for the Arts

        Grants and Administration

Grants:
    Direct grants.......................         34,781          47,914          47,932          47,914         +13,133   ..............            -18
    Challenge America...................  ..............         29,381   ..............          3,679          +3,679         -25,702          +3,679
                                         ===============================================================================================================
    State partnerships:
        State and regional..............         25,001          25,097          25,173          25,097             +96   ..............            -76
        Underserved set-aside...........          6,820           6,846           6,820           6,846             +26   ..............            +26
        Challenge America...............  ..............         19,587   ..............          2,765          +2,765         -16,822          +2,765
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal, State partnerships         31,821          51,530          31,993          34,708          +2,887         -16,822          +2,715
                                         ===============================================================================================================
            Subtotal, Grants............         66,602         128,825          79,925          86,301         +19,699         -42,524          +6,376
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Program support.........................          1,157           1,475           1,157           1,281            +124            -194            +124
Administration..........................         16,918          19,700          16,918          17,418            +500          -2,282            +500
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Grants and Administration..         84,677         150,000          98,000         105,000         +20,323         -45,000          +7,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
             Matching Grants

Matching grants.........................         12,951   ..............  ..............  ..............        -12,951   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Arts.......................         97,628         150,000          98,000         105,000          +7,372         -45,000          +7,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  National Endowment for the Humanities

        Grants and Administration

Grants:
    Federal/State partnership...........         29,160          38,320          29,160          30,660          +1,500          -7,660          +1,500
    Office of Preservation..............         18,328          23,400          18,328          18,328   ..............         -5,072   ..............
    Public and enterprise...............         11,588          14,150          11,588          12,588          +1,000          -1,562          +1,000
    Research and education..............         23,649          28,400          23,649          24,649          +1,000          -3,751          +1,000
    Program development.................            398           3,500             398             398   ..............         -3,102   ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Grants..................         83,123         107,770          83,123          86,623          +3,500         -21,147          +3,500
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Administrative Areas: Administration....         17,481          21,700          17,481          17,981            +500          -3,719            +500
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Grants and Administration..        100,604         129,470         100,604         104,604          +4,000         -24,866          +4,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
             Matching Grants

Treasury funds..........................          4,000           4,000           4,000           4,000   ..............  ..............  ..............
Challenge grants........................         10,259          12,530          10,259          10,459            +200          -2,071            +200
Regional humanities centers.............            397           4,000             397           1,197            +800          -2,803            +800
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Matching Grants............         14,656          20,530          14,656          15,656          +1,000          -4,874          +1,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Humanities.................        115,260         150,000         115,260         120,260          +5,000         -29,740          +5,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Institute of Museum and Library Services/
        Office of Museum Services

Grants to Museums:
    Support for operations..............         15,967          15,983          15,967          15,967   ..............            -16   ..............
    Support for conservation............          3,130           3,130           3,130           3,130   ..............  ..............  ..............
    National leadership grants..........          3,050          11,635           3,050           3,550            +500          -8,085            +500
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Grants to Museums.......         22,147          30,748          22,147          22,647            +500          -8,101            +500
                                         ===============================================================================================================
Program administration..................          2,160           2,630           2,160           2,260            +100            -370            +100
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Institute of Museum and             24,307          33,378          24,307          24,907            +600          -8,471            +600
       Library Services.................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE         237,195         333,378         237,567         250,167         +12,972         -83,211         +12,600
       ARTS AND HUMANITIES..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
         COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS

Salaries and expenses...................          1,001           1,078           1,021           1,078             +77   ..............            +57

   NATIONAL CAPITAL ARTS AND CULTURAL
                 AFFAIRS

Grants..................................          6,973           7,000           6,973           7,000             +27   ..............            +27

       D.C. ARTS EDUCATION GRANTS

Grants..................................  ..............          1,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -1,000   ..............

      ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC
              PRESERVATION

Salaries and expenses...................          2,989           3,189           2,989           3,189            +200   ..............           +200
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION

Salaries and expenses...................          6,288           6,198           6,288           6,500            +212            +302            +212

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL

Holocaust Memorial Council..............         33,161          34,564          33,161          34,439          +1,278            -125          +1,278
                                         ===============================================================================================================
             PRESIDIO TRUST

Operations..............................         24,300          23,400          23,400          23,400            -900   ..............  ..............
Loan authority..........................         20,000          10,000          10,000          10,000         -10,000   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Presidio Trust.............         44,300          33,400          33,400          33,400         -10,900   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, TITLE II, RELATED AGENCIES.      7,325,440       7,913,868       7,233,768       7,796,143        +470,703        -117,725        +562,375
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  TITLE IV--FISCAL YEAR 2000 EMERGENCY
       SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS

Bureau of Land Management (contingent     ..............  ..............        200,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       -200,000
 emergency appropriations)..............
Forest Service (contingent emergency      ..............  ..............        150,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       -150,000
 appropriations)........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Total, Title IV...................  ..............  ..............        350,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       -350,000
                                         ===============================================================================================================
                 TITLE V

United Mine Workers of America combined          68,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -68,000   ..............  ..............
 benefit fund (emergency appropriations)

                TITLE VI

Priority land acquisitions and exchanges        197,500   ..............  ..............  ..............       -197,500   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
   TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management...............      1,231,402       1,358,955       1,267,120       1,296,239         +64,837         -62,716         +29,119
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service..........        875,093       1,126,601         861,921         916,067         +40,974        -210,534         +54,146
National Park Service...................      1,803,847       2,042,285       1,808,424       1,810,570          +6,723        -231,715          +2,146
United States Geological Survey.........        813,376         895,379         816,676         847,596         +34,220         -47,783         +30,920
Minerals Management Service.............        116,318         140,246         133,318         140,128         +23,810            -118          +6,810
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and        291,733         309,234         295,626         302,514         +10,781          -6,720          +6,888
 Enforcement............................
Bureau of Indian Affairs................      1,869,052       2,200,956       1,880,861       2,085,888        +216,836        -115,068        +205,027
Departmental Offices....................        319,869         332,248         311,706         319,108            -761         -13,140          +7,402
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Title I--Department of the       7,320,690       8,405,904       7,375,652       7,718,110        +397,420        -687,794        +342,458
       Interior.........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
       TITLE II--RELATED AGENCIES

Forest Service..........................      2,819,933       3,110,053       2,739,351       2,985,382        +165,449        -124,671        +246,031
Department of Energy....................     (1,226,393)     (1,161,070)     (1,188,471)     (1,355,275)      (+128,882)      (+194,205)      (+166,804)
    Clean Coal Technology...............       -156,000        -221,000         -89,000         -67,000         +89,000        +154,000         +22,000
    Energy Resource, Supply and           ..............  ..............      1,013,111   ..............  ..............  ..............     -1,013,111
     Efficiency.........................
    Alternative Fuels Production........  ..............         -1,000          -1,000          -1,000          -1,000   ..............  ..............
    Economic Regulation.................          1,992           2,000           1,992           2,000              +8   ..............             +8
    Strategic Petroleum Reserve.........        158,396         158,000         157,000         157,000          -1,396          -1,000   ..............
    Energy Information Administration...         72,368          75,000          70,368          74,000          +1,632          -1,000          +3,632
Indian Health Service...................      2,390,728       2,620,429       2,442,601       2,533,771        +143,043         -86,658         +91,170
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian                  8,000          15,000           8,000          15,000          +7,000   ..............         +7,000
 Relocation.............................
Institute of American Indian and Alaska           2,125           4,250   ..............          4,125          +2,000            -125          +4,125
 Native Culture and Arts Development....
Smithsonian Institution.................        438,130         463,000         423,130         449,855         +11,725         -13,145         +26,725
National Gallery of Art.................         67,590          78,949          70,182          75,652          +8,062          -3,297          +5,470
John F. Kennedy Center for the                   33,871          34,000          33,871          34,000            +129   ..............           +129
 Performing Arts........................
Woodrow Wilson International Center for           6,763           7,310           6,763           7,310            +547   ..............           +547
 Scholars...............................
National Endowment for the Arts.........         97,628         150,000          98,000         105,000          +7,372         -45,000          +7,000
National Endowment for the Humanities...        115,260         150,000         115,260         120,260          +5,000         -29,740          +5,000
Institute of Museum and Library Services         24,307          33,378          24,307          24,907            +600          -8,471            +600
Commission of Fine Arts.................          1,001           1,078           1,021           1,078             +77   ..............            +57
National Capital Arts and Cultural                6,973           7,000           6,973           7,000             +27   ..............            +27
 Affairs................................
D.C. Arts Education Grants..............  ..............          1,000   ..............  ..............  ..............         -1,000   ..............
Advisory Council on Historic                      2,989           3,189           2,989           3,189            +200   ..............           +200
 Preservation...........................
National Capital Planning Commission....          6,288           6,198           6,288           6,500            +212            +302            +212
Holocaust Memorial Council..............         33,161          34,564          33,161          34,439          +1,278            -125          +1,278
Presidio Trust..........................         44,300          33,400          33,400          33,400         -10,900   ..............  ..............
                                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Title II--Related Agencies.      7,325,440       7,913,868       7,233,768       7,796,143        +470,703        -117,725        +562,375
                                         ===============================================================================================================
                 TITLE V

United Mine Workers of America combined          68,000   ..............  ..............  ..............        -68,000   ..............  ..............
 benefit fund (emergency appropriations)

                TITLE VI

Priority land acquisitions and exchanges        197,500   ..............  ..............  ..............       -197,500   ..............  ..............
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      Grand total, fiscal year 2001.....     14,911,630      16,319,772      14,609,420      15,514,253        +602,623        -805,519        +904,833
                                         ===============================================================================================================
  TITLE IV--FISCAL YEAR 2000 EMERGENCY
       SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS

Bureau of Land Management (contingent     ..............  ..............        200,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       -200,000
 emergency appropriations)..............
Forest Service (contingent emergency      ..............  ..............        150,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       -150,000
 appropriations)........................
                                         ===============================================================================================================
      TOTAL, TITLE IV, FISCAL YEAR 2000   ..............  ..............        350,000   ..............  ..............  ..............       -350,000
       EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTALS..........
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