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                                                    Calendar No. 227

116th Congress}                                            { Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session  }                                            { 116-123

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     DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES 
                       APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2020
                                _______
                                

               September 26, 2019.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

         Ms. Murkowski, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                                 REPORT

                         [To accompany S. 2580]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 2580) 
making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, 
environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2020, and for other purposes, reports favorably 
thereon and recommends that the bill do pass.


 
Total obligational authority, fiscal year 2020

Total of bill as reported to the Senate................. $38,113,720,000
Amount of 2019 appropriations...........................  37,703,691,000
Amount of 2020 budget estimate..........................  32,472,531,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2019 appropriations.................................    +410,029,000
    2020 budget estimate................................  +5,641,189,000

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                      __________________________________________________

                                CONTENTS

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                                                                   Page
Summary of Bill..................................................     4
    Major Changes Recommended in the Bill........................     4
    Reprogramming Guidelines.....................................    12
Title I:
    Department of the Interior:
        Land and Water Resources: Bureau of Land Management......    15
    Fish and Wildlife and Parks:
        U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...........................    21
        National Park Service....................................    35
    Energy and Minerals:
        U.S. Geological Survey...................................    44
        Bureau of Ocean Energy Management........................    49
        Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement...........    51
        Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.....    51
    Indian Affairs:
        Bureau of Indian Affairs.................................    53
        Bureau of Indian Education...............................    61
    Departmental Offices:
        Office of the Secretary..................................    64
        Insular Affairs..........................................    65
        Office of the Solicitor..................................    67
        Office of Inspector General..............................    67
    Department-wide Programs:
        Wildland Fire Management.................................    67
        Central Hazardous Materials Fund.........................    68
        Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration.......    68
        Working Capital Fund.....................................    69
        Payments in Lieu of Taxes................................    69
    General Provisions: Department of the Interior...............    69
Title II:
    Environmental Protection Agency:
        Program Description......................................    71
        Program Guidance.........................................    73
        Science and Technology...................................    74
        Environmental Programs and Management....................    78
        Office of Inspector General..............................    89
        Buildings and Facilities.................................    90
        Hazardous Substance Superfund............................    90
        Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund..............    92
        Inland Oil Spill Program.................................    92
        State and Tribal Assistance Grants.......................    93
        Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Program......    98
        Administrative Provisions................................    98
Title III:
    Related Agencies:
        Department of Agriculture: Undersecretary for Natural 
          Resources and the Environment..........................    99
        Department of Agriculture: Forest Service................    99
        Administrative Provisions................................   111
        Department of Health and Human Services:
            Indian Health Service................................   112
            National Institutes of Health........................   118
            Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.....   119
        Other Related Agencies:
            Executive Office of the President....................   120
            Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.......   120
            Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation..........   121
            Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native 
              Culture and Arts Development.......................   121
            Smithsonian Institution..............................   122
            National Gallery of Art..............................   124
            John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.......   125
            Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.....   126
            National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities:
                National Endowment for the Arts..................   126
                National Endowment for the Humanities............   127
            Commission of Fine Arts..............................   127
            National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs...........   128
            Advisory Council on Historic Preservation............   128
            National Capital Planning Commission.................   129
            United States Holocaust Memorial Museum..............   129
            Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission.............   130
            Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission...............   130
            Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission....   131
Title IV: General Provisions.....................................   132
Compliance with Paragraph 7, Rule XVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the 
  Senate.........................................................   134
Compliance with Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................   135
Compliance with Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   136
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................   137
Comparative Statement of Budget Authority........................   138

                            SUMMARY OF BILL

    For this bill, estimates totaling $38,113,720,000 in new 
obligational authority are provided 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:

Environmental Protection Agency

Department of Agriculture:
    Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the Environment
    Forest Service

Department of Health and Human Services:
    Indian Health Service
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental
    Quality

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

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:

    Commission of Fine Arts

National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

National Capital Planning Commission

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission

Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission

World War I Centennial Commission

Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native
    Children

                 Major Changes Recommended in the Bill

    This bill includes revisions to the budget estimate for the 
2020 fiscal year.
    A comparative summary of funding in the bill is shown by 
agency or principal program in the following table:


                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                   Committee
                                                                                Committee        recommendation
                                                          Budget  estimate    recommendation     compared with
                                                                                                budget estimate
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          TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
 
Bureau of Land Management..............................          1,187,415          1,399,388            211,973
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.........................          1,327,572          1,630,383            302,811
National Park Service..................................          2,741,687          3,355,646            613,959
United States Geological Survey........................            983,467          1,209,601            226,134
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management......................            133,426            133,426  .................
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.........            131,033            135,240              4,207
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement...            121,673            257,481            135,808
Bureau of Indian Affairs...............................          1,838,345          1,987,607            149,262
Bureau of Indian Education.............................            936,274          1,144,091            207,817
Departmental Offices...................................            437,943            478,194             40,521
Department-Wide Programs...............................          1,443,122          1,485,680             42,558
PILT...................................................            465,000            500,000             35,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Title I--Department of the Interior.......         11,746,957         13,716,737          1,969,780
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       TITLE II--ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
 
Science and Technology.................................            463,060            713,259            250,199
Environmental Programs and Management..................          2,149,268          2,623,582            474,314
Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Fund........  .................  .................  .................
Office of Inspector General............................             38,893             41,489              2,596
Buildings and Facilities...............................             39,553             34,467             -5,086
Hazardous Substance Superfund..........................          1,045,351          1,167,783            122,432
Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund............             47,801             91,941             44,140
Inland Oil Spill Programs..............................             15,962             18,290              2,328
State and Tribal Assistance Grants.....................          2,774,602          4,247,028          1,472,426
WIFIA..................................................             25,000             73,000             48,000
Rescission.............................................           -377,000  .................            377,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Title II--EPA.............................          6,222,490          9,010,839          2,788,349
                                                        ========================================================
              TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES
 
Department of Agriculture
    Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the                       875                875  .................
     Environment.......................................
    Forest Service.....................................          7,085,998          7,471,440            385,442
Department of Health and Human Services................          6,038,148          6,199,453            161,305
    Indian Health Service..............................          5,909,567          6,041,762            132,195
    National Institutes of Health: National Institute               66,581             81,000             14,419
     of Environmental Health Science...................
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry...             62,000             76,691             14,691
Council on Environmental Quality and Office of                       2,750              2,994                244
 Environmental Quality.................................
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.........             10,200             12,000              1,800
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation............              7,500              7,500  .................
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture              10,210             10,210  .................
 and Arts Development..................................
Smithsonian Institution................................            978,345          1,047,609             69,264
National Gallery of Art................................            154,114            172,225             18,111
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.........             39,690             43,290              3,600
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.......              8,139             14,000              5,861
National Endowment for the Arts........................             29,333            157,000            127,667
National Endowment for the Humanities..................             37,891            157,000            119,109
Commission of Fine Arts................................              3,050              3,050  .................
National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs.............  .................              2,750              2,750
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation..............              7,000              7,000  .................
National Capital Planning Commission...................              7,948              7,948  .................
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum................             59,000             59,500                500
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission...............              1,800              1,800  .................
Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission.................  .................              1,000              1,000
World War I Centennial Commission......................             21,093              7,000            -14,093
Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Native            .................                500                500
 Children's Commission.................................
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
      Grand Total......................................         32,472,531         38,113,720          5,641,189
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                    LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND

    The following table displays appropriations from the Land 
and Water Conservation Fund.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                            Fiscal year 2019  Fiscal year 2020
                                                                 enacted       budget request     In this bill
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Land and Water Conservation Fund..........................           435,003           -22,640           465,000
Federal Land Acquisition:
    Bureau of Land Management.............................            26,516           -10,000            28,800
    Fish and Wildlife Service.............................            65,189             9,864            57,270
    National Park Service.................................            44,438            14,828            49,899
    Forest Service........................................            72,564  ................            73,741
Forest Legacy Program.....................................            63,990  ................            63,990
State and Local Programs:.................................
    National Park Service, State Assistance...............           124,006  ................           140,000
    Cooperative Endangered Species Fund...................            30,800           -31,008            30,800
    Highlands Conservation Act............................            20,000  ................             1,500
    American Battlefields Protection Act..................            10,000  ................            10,000
Office of Valuation Services..............................             9,000             9,000             9,000
Rescissions...............................................            -9,300           -56,332           -29,045
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                    WILDLAND FIRE BUDGETING REFORMS

    Division O of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 
(Public Law 115-141) created a budget cap adjustment, to be 
made available in fiscal year 2020, for extraordinary wildfire 
suppression costs. Beginning in this fiscal year, the cap 
adjustment is available to both the Forest Service and the 
Department of the Interior for suppression costs above the 
fiscal year 2015 10-year average for the respective agencies. 
This important tool will stabilize agency budgets and provide 
for better oversight of program investments. The bill provides 
a total of $2,250,000,000 in cap adjustment funding for fiscal 
year 2020, including $1,950,000,000 for the Forest Service and 
$300,000,000 for the Department of the Interior. The Committee 
is hopeful that the fiscal year 2019 fire season will not 
result in fire borrowing and that both the Forest Service and 
Department will begin utilization of the fire cap adjustment on 
sound fiscal footing with the ability to account for all fire 
spending in a transparent manner.

                        MULTI-AGENCY DIRECTIVES

    Wildlife Data Coordination.--The Department of the Interior 
and the Forest Service are expected to prioritize continued 
coordination with other Federal agencies and State wildlife 
agencies to utilize State fish and wildlife data and analyses 
as an applicable source to inform land use, land planning, and 
related natural resource decisions. Federal agencies should not 
unnecessarily duplicate raw data, but when appropriate, 
evaluate existing analysis of data prepared by the States and 
reciprocally, share data with State wildlife managers, to 
ensure that the most complete data set is available for 
decision support systems. Agencies are also encouraged to 
coordinate with the Western Governors' Association on 
collaborative conservation efforts benefitting wildlife and the 
lands they rely on.
    Land Grants, Acequias and Community Ditches.--The 
Secretaries of the Department of the Interior and the 
Department of Agriculture are urged to recognize the 
traditional use of State-recognized community land grants, 
acequias, and community ditches in the American Southwest 
during the land use planning process.
    Multi-Agency Transparency.--The Committee expresses support 
for increasing transparency within all agencies of the 
Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the 
Environmental Protection Agency. The agencies are encouraged to 
disclose costs associated with analyses required by the 
National Environmental Policy Act (Public Law 91-90).
    Recreational Access.--The Committee believes increasing 
access to our public lands is important and provides funding to 
all four land management agencies--the Bureau of Land 
Management, National Park Service, Forest Service, and the Fish 
and Wildlife Service--to complete projects that enhance access 
to public lands for hunting, fishing, and other recreational 
activities. The Committee expects recreational access projects 
to be selected based on their role in meeting key recreation 
needs, and the agencies should work with their respective 
regions, State offices, and/or management units to identify all 
potential projects. Further, the agencies are again directed to 
include in future budget justifications an explanation of the 
process and criteria used for allocating funds for recreational 
access in the previous year.
    Land and Water Conservation Fund [LWCF].--The Committee's 
recommendation for fiscal year 2020 is $465,000,000. Consistent 
with the directive contained in division G of the explanatory 
statement accompanying Public Law 115-141, the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act of 2019, the Department of the Interior and 
the Forest Service provided ranked prioritized lists of Federal 
land acquisition projects to the Committee, as requested. The 
Committee utilized these lists as ranked by the agencies in 
priority order to include projects and funding levels for LWCF 
programs in this recommendation.
    The agencies are directed to continue their longstanding 
process of identifying and prioritizing potential Federal land 
acquisition projects in anticipation of program appropriations. 
As consistent with previous years and as part of the annual 
budget process, the Committee directs each agency to submit a 
comprehensive list of ranked projects to the Committee within 
30 days of the submission of the fiscal year 2021 budget or 
March 1, 2020, whichever comes first. The comprehensive list is 
expected to be comprised of projects for which a willing seller 
has been identified, an appraisal or market research has been 
initiated, and the projects have been deemed by management 
units and regional or State offices to meet resource management 
goals or the parcel is part of an exchange, inholding, or 
donation. To the extent that the President's Budget includes 
funding for land acquisition projects, the prioritization of 
projects should be consistent with the comprehensive list of 
ranked projects provided to the Committee.
    Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act [ANILCA] 
Training.--The Committee continues the directive for the 
Department of the Interior and the Forest Service to conduct 
annual ANILCA (Public Law 96-487) training for all employees 
with any oversight, regulatory, or managerial duties or 
responsibilities for the State of Alaska. Additionally, the 
Department of the Interior and the Forest Service shall conduct 
annual ANILCA training in a village within a conservation 
system unit for all land managers stationed within the State of 
Alaska.
    The Committee also encourages both the Department of the 
Interior and the Forest Service to utilize local hiring 
authorities included within ANILCA, which increases management 
efficiencies, maximizes retention of employees, and facilitates 
a workforce with knowledge of local cultural and resource 
values.
    Paper Reduction Efforts.--The Committee is concerned about 
the millions of taxpayer dollars spent on wasteful printing 
practices each year and the lack of clear printing policies 
within each of the agencies. The Committee encourages each 
agency funded by this act to continue efforts to reduce 
wasteful printing practices.
    Transparency of Information.--Federal agencies funded under 
this act shall clearly state within the text, audio, or video 
used for advertising or educational purposes, including emails 
or Internet postings, that the communication is printed, 
published, or produced and disseminated at U.S. taxpayer 
expense. The funds used by a Federal agency to carry out this 
requirement shall be derived from amounts made available to the 
agency for advertising or other communications regarding the 
programs and activities of the agency.
    Invasive Species.--The Committee recognizes the critical 
importance of early detection and rapid response [EDRR] of 
invasive species as a strategy to mitigate the threats and 
impacts of invasive species and expects the Department of the 
Interior and the Forest Service to prioritize EDRR and control 
of invasive species that imperil endangered, threatened, or 
candidate species. In particular, the Committee supports 
efforts to prioritize EDRR in areas with large populations of 
invasive species. Within 180 days of the date of enactment of 
this act, the agencies shall provide the Committee with a 
report on their efforts to prioritize EDRR as part of their 
expected program of work for fiscal year 2020, including detail 
on how the agencies plan to protect specific native species and 
natural resource values on public lands across the Nation.
    Cooper Landing.--The Sterling Highway Milepost 45-60 
Project Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Section 
4(f) Evaluation were published for public review and comment on 
March 9, 2019. The Committee understands that in order to 
effectuate the Juneau Creek route for the Project, the 
Department must initiate a land exchange with Cook Inlet Region 
Incorporated. The Committee continues the direction for the 
Department to provide a briefing to the Committee on its plans 
to initiate the land exchange within 60 days after the Record 
of Decision on the Project has been signed.
    Rural Airstrips.--The Committee encourages the Department 
of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture to coordinate 
with Federal land management agencies, including but not 
limited to the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and 
National Park Service, as well as the Federal Aviation 
Administration, to ensure consistency in charting airstrips 
located on Federal lands that are and may be useful for 
administrative, recreational, and emergency purposes.
    Public Access.--The Department of the Interior and the 
Forest Service are directed to notify the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations in advance of any proposed project 
specifically intending to close an area to recreational 
shooting, hunting, or fishing on a non-emergency basis of more 
than 30 days.
    Domestic Production of Critical Minerals.--The Committee 
supports the Administration's ``Executive Order on a Federal 
Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical 
Minerals,'' issued on December 20, 2017, and the related 
Interior Secretarial Order No. 3359, issued on December 21, 
2017, respectively. The United States is not only reliant upon 
foreign sources for many of the raw materials needed for our 
economic and national security, but is also attracting a 
decreasing share of global investment in this important sector. 
These trends have serious and negative implications for the 
domestic mineral supply chains for technological innovation, 
modern infrastructure, and national security. The Department of 
the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the 
Forest Service are directed to work collaboratively to reverse 
such trends in a timely manner. Consistent and concurrent with 
these changes, the Forest Service is encouraged to align their 
regulations governing hardrock mineral production on Federal 
land with those in place at the Bureau of Land Management.
    Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.--The Committee 
acknowledges the unique opportunity for Miami-Dade County to 
assist in land purchases and swaps to protect a vital project 
footprint to implement the Bird Drive Basin Conveyance, Seepage 
Collection, and Recharge concept and achieve the goals of the 
original Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan [CERP] Bird 
Drive Recharge Area project. The Committee encourages the 
Department to work with the Federal and state partners to make 
progress towards completing an important element of the CERP. 
Additionally, the Committee expects the National Park Service 
to complete and transmit the complete design package for the 
Tamiami Trail Next Steps Final Phase to the Florida Department 
of Transportation no later than February 28, 2020.
    Delivery of Reports and Correspondence.--All reports, 
correspondence, and reprogramming requests from the agencies to 
the Committee shall be provided in both physical and electronic 
formats.
    Dead and Downed Trees.--The Committee is concerned by the 
substantial increase in the number of dead and downed trees as 
a result of drought and invasive pests on public lands in the 
West managed by the Forest Service, National Park Service, and 
Bureau of Land Management. Given the increased potential for 
devastating wildfires, the Committee directs the Forest 
Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and 
Bureau of Land Management to work with State and local 
governments to facilitate the prompt removal of these trees and 
to prioritize funding for projects that reduce fire threats to 
communities, drinking water supplies, and utilities.
    Harassment-Free Workplace.--The Department of the Interior, 
Forest Service, and Environmental Protection Agency are 
directed to continue reporting annually on agency actions to 
address harassment of employees, including plans to improve 
monitoring, training, and enforcement, and implement policies 
that prevent retaliation. The report should include a detailed 
list of any actions taken or expected to be taken during fiscal 
years 2020 and 2021.
    Deferred Maintenance.--The Committee has made a concerted 
effort to address the backlog maintenance needs on our public 
lands and directs the Department of the Interior and Forest 
Service to maintain a updated 5-year deferred maintenance plans 
that, to the extent practicable, include a list of all 
outstanding deferred maintenance needs, and to provide them to 
the Committee upon request.
    Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.--The Committee is 
concerned about the crisis of missing, trafficked, and murdered 
indigenous women. Native American women face high rates of 
violence and the lack of data on the number of women and girls 
who go missing or murdered further complicates the Nation's 
ability to address this crisis. The Committee recommendation 
includes both funding and report language under the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service in order to 
improve the Federal response to this epidemic.
    Trespassing on Alaska Native Lands.--The Committee is 
concerned by ongoing reports of trespassing on Alaska Native 
lands that border Federal lands. The Committee believes the 
Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Fish and 
Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management must do 
more to ensure that agreements between Alaska Native 
organizations that prohibit such trespassing are enforced. The 
Committee directs these agencies to each develop a plan to 
reduce such trespassing and to provide the Committee with that 
plan within 180 days of enactment of this act.
    Vegetation Management Relating to Electric Transmission 
Rights-of-Way.--The Committee directs the Secretaries of the 
Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture to 
report to the committees of jurisdiction of the House and the 
Senate on the implementation of section 211 of division O of 
the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141).
    Wildland Firefighter Operational Requirements.--The 
Committee encourages the National Interagency Fire Center to 
review operational requirements to ensure that wildland 
firefighters maintain proper hydration and have access to on-
the-move, hands-free hydration systems.
    PFAS and Contaminants of Emerging Concern.--The Committee 
provides increases totaling $25,000,000 across the bill to help 
meet the public health and safety risks of per- and 
polyfluoroalkyl substances [PFAS] and other contaminants of 
emerging concern, along with base funding for numerous programs 
that also address these contaminants. The increased funding 
supports PFAS related regulatory actions, research on the human 
health and environmental impacts of PFAS, and State-led cleanup 
and remediation efforts of PFAS contaminated water sources, 
water systems, and lands. Of this increased funding, the 
Environmental Protection Agency receives $21,000,000: 
$1,000,000 for priority actions associated with PFAS as the 
Agency requested in the budget request and $20,000,000 in grant 
funding for State cleanup and remediation efforts of PFAS and 
other contaminants of emerging concern. Further, the National 
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Agency for 
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry each receive an increase 
of $2,000,000 for improved capacity and further research on the 
health and environmental effects of PFAS and other contaminants 
of emerging concern.
    Everglades Restoration.--The Committee notes that critical 
progress towards restoring the Everglades ecosystem is within 
reach with several projects to improve infrastructure for 
enhanced water deliveries nearing completion. The Committee 
continues to support this multiyear effort to preserve one of 
the great ecological treasures of the United States and urges 
the Department of the Interior and its relevant bureaus to 
ensure that restoration activities, research, and monitoring 
are not hindered by bureaucratic delays. These activities are 
critical to restoring Federal lands in South Florida such as 
Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, combating invasive 
species like the Burmese python and the invasive exotic plant 
invasions ongoing at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee 
National Wildlife Refuge, reducing polluted water discharges 
from Lake Okeechobee to Florida's coastal waterways, and 
helping ensure clean drinking water for millions across the 
State.
    Regional Biosecurity for the Pacific Region.--The Committee 
is aware of the Department of the Navy's ``Regional Biosecurity 
Plan for Micronesia and Hawaii'' [RBP] which provides 
recommendations for Hawaii and other Pacific islands to 
implement in order to enhance biosecurity in the region. The 
Department of the Interior and the Forest Service are 
referenced in the RBP and are encouraged to consider the 
recommendations put forth to mitigate current and future 
biosecurity threats in the Pacific region.
    Transparency of Information Regarding Grants, Agreements, 
Research, and Conferences Attendance.--The Committee 
acknowledges that transparency is key to good governance, and 
that the U.S. taxpayer would benefit from having more 
information about how much money comes from Federal sources for 
every project or grant, across all Federal departments and 
agencies. The agencies covered by this act are encouraged to 
disclose the full costs of grants or projects in any public 
documents. Additionally, the Committee urges each agency, prior 
to undertaking research, to evaluate whether the research will 
promote the progress of science in the United States or will 
advance a national security or economic interest. Further, the 
Committee is also aware of the need for accountability in 
spending on conferences and believes that agencies funded by 
this act should evaluate spending on conferences and only send 
individuals whose attendance is necessary to achieving an 
objective that could otherwise not be achieved without physical 
attendance at the conference.
    Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.--The Committee 
directs the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service 
to annually post on a centralized agency website, the list of 
Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act projects performed in 
each fiscal year, which should include a project title, 
description, location, and amount obligated for each project, 
beginning with fiscal year 2019.

                        Reprogramming Guidelines

    The following are the procedures governing reprogramming 
actions for programs and activities funded in the Department of 
the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
Act. The Committee is dismayed by multiple agencies' lack of 
strict adherence to the Committee's reprogramming guidelines 
and reminds agencies funded by this act that no reprogramming 
shall be implemented without the advance approval of the House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriations in accordance with the 
procedures detailed in this section. The Committee also reminds 
the agencies funded in this act that these reprogramming 
guidelines are in effect, and must be complied with, until such 
time as the Committees modify them through bill or report 
language.
    Definitions.--``Reprogramming,'' as defined in these 
procedures, includes the reallocation of funds from one budget 
activity, budget line-item, or program area to another within 
any appropriation funded in this act. In cases where either the 
House or Senate Committee on Appropriations report displays an 
allocation of an appropriation below that level, the more 
detailed level shall be the basis for reprogramming.
    For construction, land acquisition, and forest legacy 
accounts, a reprogramming constitutes the reallocation of 
funds, including unobligated balances, from one construction, 
land acquisition, or forest legacy project to another such 
project.
    A reprogramming shall also consist of any significant 
departure from the program described in the agency's budget 
justifications. This includes all proposed reorganizations or 
other workforce actions detailed below which affect a total of 
10 staff members or 10 percent of the staffing of an affected 
program or office, whichever is less, even without a change in 
funding. Any change to the organization table presented in the 
budget justification shall also be subject to this requirement.
    The Committee is aware that agencies funded by this act are 
continuing to work to implement Executive Order 13781, a 
Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch, and 
have included in the fiscal year 2020 budget request funding 
for these activities. The Committee is also aware that agencies 
funded by this act continue to weigh additional organizational 
changes during the fiscal year. Agencies are reminded that this 
recommendation continues longstanding General Guidelines for 
Reprogramming that require agencies funded by this act to 
submit reorganization proposals for Committee review prior to 
their implementation. It is noted that such reprogramming 
guidelines apply to proposed reorganizations, workforce 
restructure, reshaping, transfer of functions, or bureau-wide 
downsizing and include closures, consolidations, and 
relocations of offices, facilities, and laboratories. In 
addition, no agency shall implement any part of a 
reorganization that modifies regional or State boundaries for 
agencies or bureaus that were in effect as of the date of 
enactment of this act unless approved consistent with the 
General Guidelines for Reprogramming procedures specified 
herein. Any such reprogramming request submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations shall include a description of 
anticipated benefits, including anticipated efficiencies and 
cost-savings, as well as a description of anticipated personnel 
impacts and funding changes anticipated to implement the 
proposal.
    General Guidelines for Reprogramming.--
      (a) A reprogramming should be made only when an 
        unforeseen situation arises, and then only if 
        postponement of the project or the activity until the 
        next appropriation year would result in actual loss or 
        damage.
      (b) Any project or activity, which may be deferred 
        through reprogramming, shall not later be accomplished 
        by means of further reprogramming, but instead, funds 
        should again be sought for the deferred project or 
        activity through the regular appropriations process.
      (c) Except under the most urgent situations, 
        reprogramming should not be employed to initiate new 
        programs or increase allocations specifically denied or 
        limited by Congress, or to decrease allocations 
        specifically increased by the Congress.
      (d) Reprogramming proposals submitted to the House and 
        Senate Committees on Appropriations for approval will 
        be considered as expeditiously as possible, and the 
        Committee reminds the agencies that in order to process 
        reprogramming requests, adequate, and timely 
        information must be provided.
    Criteria and Exceptions.--A reprogramming must be submitted 
to the Committees in writing prior to implementation if it 
exceeds $1,000,000 annually or results in an increase or 
decrease of more than 10 percent annually in affected programs 
or projects, whichever amount is less, with the following 
exceptions:
      (a) With regard to the Tribal priority allocations of the 
        Bureau of Indian Affairs [BIA] and Bureau of Indian 
        Education [BIE], there is no restriction on 
        reprogrammings among these programs. However, the 
        Bureaus shall report on all reprogrammings made during 
        a given fiscal year no later than 60 days after the end 
        of the fiscal year.
      (b) With regard to the EPA, the Committee does not 
        require reprogramming requests associated with the 
        States and Tribes Partnership Grants or up to a 
        cumulative total of $30,000,000 from carryover balances 
        among the individual program areas delineated in the 
        Environmental Programs and Management account. No 
        funds, however, shall be reallocated from individual 
        Geographic Programs.
    Assessments.--``Assessment'' as defined in these procedures 
shall refer to any charges, reserves, or holdbacks applied to a 
budget activity or budget line item for costs associated with 
general agency administrative costs, overhead costs, working 
capital expenses, or contingencies.
      (a) No assessment shall be levied against any program, 
        budget activity, subactivity, budget line item, or 
        project funded by the Interior, Environment, and 
        Related Agencies Appropriations Act unless such 
        assessment and the basis therefore are presented to the 
        Committee in the budget justifications and are 
        subsequently approved by the Committee. The explanation 
        for any assessment in the budget justification shall 
        show the amount of the assessment, the activities 
        assessed, and the purpose of the funds.
      (b) Proposed changes to estimated assessments, as such 
        estimates were presented in annual budget 
        justifications, shall be submitted through the 
        reprogramming process and shall be subject to the same 
        dollar and reporting criteria as any other 
        reprogramming.
      (c) The Committee directs that each agency or bureau 
        which utilizes assessments shall submit an annual 
        report to the Committee which provides details on the 
        use of all funds assessed from any other budget 
        activity, line item, subactivity, or project.
      (d) In no case shall contingency funds or assessments be 
        used to finance projects and activities disapproved or 
        limited by Congress or to finance programs or 
        activities that could be foreseen and included in the 
        normal budget review process.
      (e) New programs requested in the budget should not be 
        initiated before enactment of the bill without 
        notification to, and the approval of, the Committee. 
        This restriction applies to all such actions regardless 
        of whether a formal reprogramming of funds is required 
        to begin the program.
    Quarterly Reports.--All reprogrammings between budget 
activities, budget line-items, program areas, or the more 
detailed activity levels shown in this recommendation, 
including those below the monetary thresholds established 
above, shall be reported to the Committee within 60 days of the 
end of each quarter and shall include cumulative totals for 
each budget activity or budget line item, or construction, land 
acquisition, or forest legacy project.
    Land Acquisitions, Easements, and Forest Legacy.--Lands 
shall not be acquired for more than the approved appraised 
value, as addressed in section 301(3) of Public Law 91-646, 
unless such acquisitions are submitted to the Committees on 
Appropriations for approval in compliance with these 
procedures.
    Land Exchanges.--Land exchanges, wherein the estimated 
value of the Federal lands to be exchanged is greater than 
$1,000,000, shall not be consummated until the Committee have 
had 30 days in which to examine the proposed exchange. In 
addition, the Committee shall be provided advance notification 
of exchanges valued between $500,000 and $1,000,000.
    Budget Structure.--The budget activity or line item 
structure for any agency appropriation account shall not be 
altered without advance approval of the Committee.

                                TITLE I

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                        LAND AND WATER RESOURCES

                       Bureau of Land Management

    The Bureau of Land Management [Bureau] manages over 245 
million acres of public lands, primarily in 11 Western States 
and Alaska. The Bureau also has responsibility for 700 million 
acres of federally owned sub-surface mineral estate. The Bureau 
is mandated to administer these lands for multiple uses, 
including recreation, wildlife habitat, mineral and energy 
production, timber harvesting, and rangeland grazing, while 
managing natural, cultural, and historical resources.

                   MANAGEMENT OF LANDS AND RESOURCES

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $1,178,696,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   1,054,430,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,229,970,000

    The bill provides a total appropriation of $1,229,970,000 
for the Management of Lands and Resources account. This amount 
is $51,274,000 above the enacted level and $175,540,000 above 
the request. Program changes to the enacted level are detailed 
in the following budget activity narratives. Funding levels for 
each subactivity can be found in the table that accompanies 
this statement.
    The United States, as an Arctic Nation, has broad interest 
in the region, which includes meeting security needs, 
protecting the environment, responsibly managing resources, 
supporting indigenous communities, promoting scientific 
research, and strengthening international cooperation. The 
Bureau is directed to focus on enhancing economic opportunities 
for the people who live and work in the Arctic. While the 
Committee appreciates the diverse mission of the Arctic 
Council, it believes that focusing on subsistence and improving 
the lives of the local communities through economic development 
is of the utmost importance.
    Land Resources.--The bill provides $248,742,000 for Land 
Resources, an increase of $37,000,000 above the enacted level 
and $55,140,000 above the request. Within the funds provided 
for Rangeland Management, the Committee expects the Bureau to 
continue to implement the Secretary's directive to adopt more 
aggressive practices to prevent catastrophic wildfires through 
robust fuels reduction and pre-suppression techniques and to 
manage the spread of invasive plants. Additionally, the Bureau 
is directed, to the greatest extent practicable, to make vacant 
grazing allotments available to a holder of a grazing permit or 
lease when lands covered by the holder of the permit or lease 
are unusable because of drought or wildfire.
    Plant Conservation and Restoration Program.--The Committee 
continues to support the Bureau's Plant Conservation and 
Restoration Program as a subactivity of Wildlife and Aquatic 
Habitat Management and recognizes the importance of the 
National Seed Strategy. The Committee directs that both the 
Program and National Seed Strategy be funded and operated 
consistent with prior years. Additionally, because of the 
importance of healthy and diverse ecosystems especially in the 
aftermath of severe fires, the Committee directs the Bureau to 
continue to implement the National Seed Strategy in a manner 
that balances the need for a variety of seeds to accomplish 
immediate and long-term restoration goals.
    Wild Horses and Burros.--The Committee acknowledges that 
on-range wild horse and burro population growth is and has been 
on an unsustainable trajectory. Without appropriate remedial 
action, rangelands face continued and severe deterioration in 
condition, other species face the loss of habitat, and the wild 
horse and burro populations face the threat of population 
collapses. The Committee, after consultation with the Bureau on 
an achievable investment in Bureau resources and fiscal year 
2020 programmatic capacity, includes a $35,000,000 increase to 
the Wild Horse and Burro Program to enable the Bureau to 
implement an aggressive, non-lethal population control 
strategy. A central focus of this strategy must be prioritizing 
overpopulated Herd Management Areas for removals that exceed 
the projected annual growth rate coupled with comprehensive on-
range population growth suppression to reduce the future growth 
rate. All removals must be conducted in strict compliance with 
the Bureau's Comprehensive Animal Welfare Program and any 
population growth suppression strategies must be proven, safe, 
and humane. The strategy will not include any sale or actions 
that result in the destruction of healthy animals, which 
continues to be prohibited by this bill. The Bureau should work 
with interested stakeholders to further develop and implement 
appropriate removal, fertility control, and relocation plans, 
including the relocation of horses from both the range and 
high-cost holding facilities into lower-cost, off-range 
pastures; and to increase adoptions. The Bureau is directed to 
keep the Committee informed of its progress. As noted above, 
the current prohibitions on destruction and sale authority are 
continued in this bill.
    Badger-Two Medicine Area.--The Committee encourages the 
Department of the Interior to continue working with the 
Blackfeet Tribe to protect the Badger-Two Medicine area. The 
Department shall report to the Committee on its plans and 
efforts to protect this culturally significant area and its 
continued coordination with the Tribe to protect this 
landscape.
    Wildlife and Aquatic Habitat Management.--The bill provides 
$183,504,000 for Wildlife and Aquatic Habitat Management, 
$65,072,000 above the request. The Committee expects that no 
less than $21,567,000 will be spent on activities previously 
covered under the threatened and endangered species standalone 
budget line item.
    Salinity Control Program.--The Committee supports the 
Bureau's Salinity Control Program and the Bureau's involvement 
in the Colorado River Salinity Control Forum. The Program 
should continue the mission of addressing sediment and salt 
discharges to ensure usable water supplies for downstream 
users. The Committee directs that the Program be funded and 
maintained consistent with prior years.
    Recreation Management.--The bill provides $75,229,000 for 
Recreation Management, an increase of $1,500,000 above the 
enacted level and $3,500,000 above the request. Of the funds 
provided, $18,264,000 is for Wilderness Management and 
$56,965,000 is for Recreation Resources Management activities. 
Of the funds made available for wilderness, priority shall be 
given to activities to improve wilderness habitat and adjoining 
habitat by managing for noxious weed infestations and fuels 
management.
    Energy and Minerals Management.--The bill provides 
$196,363,000 for oil, gas, coal, renewable, and other minerals 
management, an increase of $1,939,000 above the enacted level 
and $2,002,000 below the request. The detailed allocation of 
funding by program is included in the table that accompanies 
this statement. Within the oil and gas programs, funding levels 
are sufficient to maintain program capacity and to continue 
progress toward cleanup of the next cluster of legacy wells in 
need of remediation. The Committee continues the directive for 
the Bureau to conduct a pilot program to incorporate technology 
to remotely manage permitting workloads in up to two high-
volume offices. The Committee is aware of the difficulty the 
Bureau has in recruiting and maintaining personnel in some 
areas where demand for permitting activities is greatest. The 
Committee believes that the utilization of certain data files, 
such as those containing high definition video and/or Global 
Positioning System location data, provided at the expense of 
the permittee, may allow the Bureau to more efficiently utilize 
time and resources within the program by obviating the need for 
site visits. The goal of the pilot should be to utilize 
personnel in remote field offices and demonstrate the utility 
of using advancements in technology to validate compliance with 
permit conditions.
    Chaco Canyon.--On May 28, 2019, the Secretary announced 
that the Department will refrain from oil and gas leasing 
within the 10-mile radius of Chaco Culture National Historical 
Park pending completion of planning activities and tribal 
consultation. The Committee appreciates this commitment and 
therefore directs the Bureau not to conduct any oil and gas 
leasing activities authorized by section 17 of the Mineral 
Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 226) in the withdrawal area identified 
on the map of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park 
prepared by the Bureau of Land Management and dated April 2, 
2019. The Committee notes that this directive does not affect 
mineral rights of an Indian Tribe or member of an Indian Tribe 
to trust land or allotment land.
    Soda Ash.--The Committee is concerned about maintaining the 
United States' global competitiveness in the production of 
natural soda ash and supports a reduction in the Federal 
royalty rate for soda ash mined on Federal land to a minimum of 
2 percent, which is consistent with current law. The Committee 
encourages the Bureau to work with soda ash producers to assist 
them in reducing royalty rates and directs the Bureau to take 
the necessary steps to reduce the Federal royalty rate for soda 
ash as appropriate.
    Required Reports.--The Committee directs the Bureau to 
submit all outstanding reports required under 42 U.S.C. 
15924(e) no later than 30 days after the enactment of this act.
    Legacy Wells.--The Bureau is directed to provide the 
Committee, within 90 days of enactment of this act, with a 
detailed strategy for funding completion of remediation of the 
remaining legacy wells within its jurisdiction within the next 
10 years.
    Tribal Coordination.--The Committee directs that any 
coordinating office created by the Bureau in partnership with 
other oil and gas related permitting agencies shall closely 
coordinate with the Fort Berthold Tribal authorities.
    Placer Mining Reclamation Activities.--The Bureau is 
instructed to utilize existing revegetation standards and 
approve reclamation where evidence of regrowth exists within 
180 days of enactment of this act.
    Validity Exams for Placer Mines.--The Committee is 
concerned with the Bureau's application of 43 CFR 3809.100 as 
it relates to the use of its discretion to require completion 
of a mineral examination report, also known as validity 
examinations, for existing mine claims prior to approval of a 
plan of operation, especially in the case of placer miners in 
the State of Alaska. The Bureau is directed to review and, if 
appropriate, modify existing regulations and procedures for 
determining when and how validity exams are required and 
performed. The review and modification shall ensure discretion 
of field managers is exercised carefully, require external 
characteristics indicating validity to be considered before 
mandating a costly validity examination, and recognize that the 
law provides broad authority to determine the validity of a 
mining claim for any reason.
    Competitive Leasing Rule.--Pursuant to the June 6, 2018, 
recommendation provided to the Secretary of the Interior, the 
Committee encourages the Secretary to issue a Secretarial Order 
to grandfather projects that were under construction or 
development, or for which an application had been accepted when 
the Bureau of Land Management issued the December 19, 2016, 
rule entitled ``Competitive Processes, Terms, and Conditions 
for Leasing Public Lands for Solar and Wind Energy Development 
and Technical Changes and Corrections.''
    Realty and Ownership Management.--The bill provides 
$74,125,000 for public land realty and ownership management 
activities, $3,835,000 above the enacted level and $645,000 
above the request. The Committee continues the direction to the 
Bureau to coordinate with all responsible Federal agencies to 
expedite the cleanup process of contaminated Alaska Native 
lands, including the Department of Defense and the Forest 
Service, so that the lands meet appropriate environmental 
standards at the earliest possible date.
    Red River Survey.--The Bureau is directed to utilize funds 
provided to the Bureau to commission surveys pursuant to 
section 1120 of Public Law 116-9. The Bureau is expected to 
defer any final decision-making regarding land use plans as 
part of the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas Resource Management 
Plan Revision until the required surveys have been conducted to 
determine ownership along the Red River.
    Resource Protection and Maintenance.--The bill provides 
$132,741,000 for Resource Protection and Maintenance, an 
increase of $3,500,000 above the enacted level and $22,630,000 
above the request. The Bureau is expected to prioritize 
marijuana eradication programs. The Bureau is encouraged to 
consider recurring recreational events carefully as land use 
plans are revised or updated.
    Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan.--The Committee is 
concerned about the lengthy planning process for an amendment 
to the Bureau's Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan regarding 
the Haines Planning Block. The Committee directs the Bureau to 
swiftly work through the remainder of the planning process in 
order to finalize the amendment to the Ring of Fire Resource 
Management Plan.
    Eastern Interior Planning Area of Alaska.--The Committee 
supports the Department of the Interior's conveyance of lands 
selected by the State of Alaska and Alaska Native Corporations 
within the Fortymile Subunit of the Eastern Interior of Alaska. 
The Committee instructs the Bureau to initiate the process of 
replacing the Fortymile Resource Management Plan with a 
management document that reflects the inventory and nature of 
Federal lands that will exist once those conveyances are 
complete. Any new management documents should address the 
restrictions imposed through the current Fortymile Record of 
Decision and Resource Management Plan, which continue to impact 
the people who live in and near the area. The Bureau is further 
instructed to evaluate reopening its Tok field office in order 
to locate the Eastern Interior field office within its 
operating area.
    Ambler Mining District.--The Committee continues to closely 
monitor the Alaska Industrial Development and Export 
Authority's application for a right-of-way authorization across 
Federal public land for an industrial access road from Dalton 
Highway to the Ambler Mining District in north-central Alaska. 
The Committee expects all Federal agencies charged with the 
processing of the application, including the BLM, National Park 
Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, and 
the Federal Highway Administration, to adhere to the 
expeditious review requirements outlined in the Alaska National 
Interest Lands Conservation Act (Public Law 96-487) while 
ensuring appropriate local consultation and subsistence impact 
reviews are completed.
    Bonneville Salt Flats.--The Committee expects the 
Department to continue working with the State of Utah, 
including exploring options such as cooperative agreements, on 
restoration activities for the Bonneville Salt Flats.
    Transportation and Facilities Maintenance.--The bill 
provides $115,000,000 for Transportation and Facilities 
Maintenance, equal to the enacted level and $21,674,000 above 
the request.
    Workforce and Organizational Support.--The bill provides 
$181,251,000 for Workforce Organization and Support, equal to 
the enacted level and $1,674,000 above the request. The 
Committee supports efforts to invest in Service First 
initiatives to increase efficiency and provide better service 
to the public. While the Committee believes the Bureau can make 
significant improvements, the Committee believes it is 
unrealistic to expect the Bureau to find more than $6,580,000 
in efficiencies in one fiscal year.
    National Landscape Conservation System.--The bill provides 
$43,319,000 for the National Landscape Conservation System, 
$3,500,000 above the enacted level and $6,207,000 above the 
request. It is the Committee's belief that when developing a 
plan for a national monument, livestock grazing should 
continue.
    Mining Law Administration.--The bill provides $40,696,000 
for Mining Law Administration. This amount is $1,000,000 above 
the budget request and the enacted level and is fully offset by 
collections from mining claims fees.

                            LAND ACQUISITION

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $24,716,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     -10,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   \1\28,800,000

\1\Includes a rescission of $2,367,000 from unobligated balances.

    The bill provides $28,800,000 in new spending authority for 
land acquisition in fiscal year 2020, with a rescission of 
$2,367,000 from unobligated balances for a total of 
$26,433,000. The Committee identified the rescission based upon 
a review of projects that either have a remaining balance due 
to a cost savings from previously appropriated funds or those 
projects that no longer have a willing seller. The Committee is 
concerned about the length of time the Bureau is spending to 
approve projects and encourages the Bureau to complete the 
review and closing of projects on a timely basis. The Committee 
provides $10,000,000 for recreational access, $1,000,000 above 
the enacted level, and increases funding for acquisition 
management, inholdings, emergencies, and hardships. The amount 
provided within this bill is available for the following 
distribution of funds and projects as ranked and provided by 
the administration:

                        BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Budget            Bill
State               Project                 estimate     (Discretionary)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   AZAravaipa Canyon Access            ..............            2,600
   CABodie Hills                       ..............              900
   CALos Gatos Creek Ranch             ..............            1,200
   COMcInnis Canyons National          ..............              600
      Conservation Area
   IDCoeur d'Alene Lake Special        ..............            1,300
      Recreation Management Area
   MTBlackfoot River Watershed         ..............            3,500
   ORSandy River                       ..............              500
   ORTable Rocks Special Recreation    ..............            2,700
      Management Area
                                      ----------------------------------
         Subtotal                      ..............           13,300
 
     Sportsman/Recreational Access     ..............           10,000
     Acquisition Management            ..............            2,500
     Inholdings, Emergencies, and      ..............            3,000
      Hardships
                                       ..............           28,800
     Rescission                               -10,000           -2,367
                                      ----------------------------------
         Total, Land Acquisition       ..............           26,433
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                   OREGON AND CALIFORNIA GRANT LANDS

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $106,985,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     106,985,000
Committee recommendation................................     106,985,000

    The bill provides an appropriation of $106,985,000 for 
Oregon and California Grant Lands, equal to the enacted level 
and the request. The Committee appreciates the unique and 
important role of the Oregon and California Grant Lands within 
the Bureau. The Committee is concerned about the Bureau's 
ability to generate an adequate and predictable supply of 
timber and the resulting county revenues in Western Oregon 
under the agency's plan that limits sustained yield management 
to just 20 percent of the forest land. The Committee encourages 
the Bureau to regularly report its timber sale accomplishments 
for sales that have been sold and awarded, rather than merely 
offered for sale.
    Sudden Oak Death.--The Committee is aware that since 2001, 
the Bureau, in partnership with the Forest Service, has been 
treating Sudden Oak Death infestations on public lands in 
Oregon. The Committee expects the funding provided to be 
adequate to continue these efforts.

                           RANGE IMPROVEMENTS

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $10,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      10,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,000,000

    The bill provides an appropriation of $10,000,000 for range 
improvements, an amount equal to the enacted level.

               SERVICE CHARGES, DEPOSITS, AND FORFEITURES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $25,850,000
    Offsetting collections..............................     -25,850,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      26,000,000
    Offsetting collections..............................     -26,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      26,000,000
    Offsetting collections..............................     -26,000,000

    The bill provides an appropriation of $26,000,000 for 
service charges, deposits, and forfeitures. The appropriation 
is fully offset by the collection of fees to pay for reasonable 
administrative and other costs.

                       MISCELLANEOUS TRUST FUNDS

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $24,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      26,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      26,000,000

    The bill provides an appropriation of $26,000,000 for 
miscellaneous trust funds, $2,000,000 above the enacted level 
and equal to the request.

                      FISH AND WILDLIFE AND PARKS


                     U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Service] is the 
principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, 
protecting, and enhancing fish, wildlife, plants, and their 
habitats. The Service manages more than 150 million acres in 
the National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 566 
national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands, and 
other special management areas and Marine National Monuments. 
It also operates 72 national fish hatcheries, 65 fish and 
wildlife management offices, and 80 ecological services field 
stations. The agency enforces Federal wildlife laws, 
administers the Endangered Species Act (Public Law 93-205), 
manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally 
significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat 
such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their 
conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Assistance 
program, which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in 
excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to State fish and 
wildlife agencies.

                          RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $1,292,078,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   1,257,161,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,357,182,000

    The bill provides $1,357,182,000 for resource management. 
This amount is $65,104,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted 
level.
    Ecological Services.--$257,322,000 is provided for 
Ecological Services activities. Within the ecological services 
program, funding is provided as follows:
    Listing.--$18,318,000 is provided for endangered species 
listing activities. The Service is directed to brief the 
Committee on its work plan for this funding as it relates to 
petition activities, listing of foreign species, and critical 
habitat designations.
    Lesser Prairie-Chicken [LPC].--The Committee continues the 
direction regarding Lesser Prairie-Chicken contained in the 
Statement of Managers accompanying the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-6) and further, the 
Committee directs the Service to collaborate with local and 
regional stakeholders on improving voluntary solutions to 
conserve the species with the goal of avoiding the necessity of 
listing the LPC under the Endangered Species Act [ESA] (Public 
Law 91-135).
    Settlement Agreements.--The Committee continues to be 
concerned that there is not adequate transparency for impacted 
stakeholders when the Service chooses to enter into a 
settlement agreement on an endangered species listing petition. 
This is particularly concerning in the context of multiple 
species, as happened in the 2011 multispecies litigation 
settlement agreements. The Committee urges the Service to avoid 
entering into any multi-species settlement agreement unless the 
State and local governments where the species are located are a 
party to that agreement.
    Transparency of Data.--The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 
2018 (Public Law 115-141) [Act] included language directing the 
Service to develop a plan to improve the transparency of the 
underlying data used to make listing determinations and 
critical habitat designations. The Committee expects the 
Service to provide the report required by the Act and improve 
upon its efforts to make underlying data publicly available.
    Traditional Knowledge.--The Committee remains concerned 
that the Service has not fully incorporated traditional Tribal 
knowledge in its implementation of the ESA. When appropriate, 
the Committee expects the Service to make every effort to 
incorporate traditional knowledge in ESA decisions. The 
Committee also expects the Service to engage in additional 
outreach to Tribal governments in circumstances where 
traditional knowledge may provide valuable information, 
including for species like the northern sea otter.
    Planning and Consultation.--The bill provides $107,516,000 
for planning and consultation, $1,437,000 above the fiscal year 
2019 level. The increase should be used to assist the Service 
with National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA] (Public Law 91-
190) compliance and specifically avoid delays in permitting 
energy development and infrastructure projects. Within planning 
and consultation, $4,000,000 is provided for Gulf Coast 
Restoration activities to ensure that the Service has the 
resources necessary to avoid delays in projects related to the 
Deepwater Horizon incident. This is consistent with the amount 
provided in fiscal year 2019. Because the Committee has 
provided the Service with substantial resources for Gulf Coast 
Restoration, the Committee expects the Service to move forward 
with project reviews in a timely manner.
    Native Watershed Forests.--Watershed forests provide the 
important ecological service of recharging aquifers and other 
underground water resources. Such forests may also provide 
critical habitat for endangered endemic species uniquely 
evolved for the ecosystems they create. In such cases, active 
management becomes a cost effective way to support multiple 
conservation goals. The Committee urges the Service to support 
State and local management of native watershed forests.
    Central Everglades Planning Project [CEPP].--The Committee 
urges the Service to continue all efforts to consult and 
coordinate with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite 
the biological opinions for the CEPP South Phase and New Water 
Phase, including the Everglades Agricultural Area Storage 
Reservoir, to enable the initiation of construction critical 
elements of the CEPP in fiscal year 2020.
    Conservation and Restoration.--The bill provides 
$32,396,000 for conservation and restoration. This is equal to 
the fiscal year 2019 enacted level.
    Recovery.--$99,092,000 is provided for recovery, an 
increase of $4,060,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted 
level. The Service should focus its resources on delisting and 
downlisting of species that have met articulated conservation 
goals and should use funding to propose or finalize rules for 
species with completed 5-year review status reviews that 
recommend delisting and downlisting. Within the funds provided, 
$730,000 is for the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish 
Recovery Program.
    Within the funds provided, $6,000,000 is provided for 
Recovery Challenge matching grants to increase partnerships 
with agencies and organizations implementing high priority 
recovery activities as prescribed in recovery plans. Of this 
amount, $2,500,000 is for longstanding partnerships that were 
funded prior to the creation of these grants in the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, including for the 
northern aplomado falcon, California condor, and Stellar's 
eider. The remaining $3,500,000 shall be spent in accordance 
with the instructions in the report accompanying the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019. $3,250,000 is for the 
State of the Birds program. Additionally, the Service is 
directed to use $1,000,000 of the amount provided to reinstate 
the wolf-livestock loss demonstration program as authorized by 
Public Law 111-11. States with de-listed wolf populations shall 
continue to be eligible for funding, provided that those States 
continue to meet the eligibility criteria contained in Public 
Law 111-11. Additionally, the bill provides $1,200,000 to 
implement the Prescott Grant Program as authorized by section 
408(e) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1421f-
1(e)).
    Monarch Butterfly Populations.--The Committee directs the 
Service to provide information on whether there are areas 
currently under Federal stewardship where milkweed habitat 
could be restored, enhanced, or expanded.
    American Burying Beetle.--The Committee is aware that the 
Service proposed to downlist the American burying beetle from 
endangered to threatened under the ESA in May 2019 and has 
announced the reopening of the public comment period on the 
proposed rule. Within funds provided, the Service is directed 
to finalize a rule by the end of the fiscal year that will 
provide regulatory certainty to the public while contributing 
to the conservation of the American burying beetle.
    Eider Recovery Efforts.--The Service is directed to 
continue its support of captive propagation of the spectacled 
and Stellar's eiders and fund it at not less than the fiscal 
year 2019 level.
    Florida Grasshopper Sparrow.--The Committee directs the 
Service to support Florida Grasshopper Sparrow recovery efforts 
and provides an additional $100,000 in funding above the fiscal 
year 2019 enacted level. Furthermore, the Committee is 
encouraged by the success of the Service's captive breeding 
program as managed by its conservation partners and notes 
augmenting the wild population with captive bred releases as 
early as this year will mark an important new phase in the 
species' recovery. The Committee notes that the disease and 
health studies necessary to understand and combat captive bred 
sparrow mortality may have important benefits to the recovery 
of other endangered birds including the Cape Sable Seaside 
Sparrow.
    Native Handicrafts.--On July 6, 2016, the Service issued 
regulation that implemented a ``near-total ban'' on the 
commercial trade of elephant ivory in the United States. The 
Committee is concerned that the Federal prohibition on the sale 
and trade of elephant ivory has negatively impacted the Alaska 
Native arts economy. The Committee reiterates that the 
Service's 2016 regulation does not apply to Alaska Native 
handicrafts made from walrus ivory and mammoth ivory. The 
Committee appreciates the Service's efforts on this matter to 
date. The Committee expects the Service to continue its efforts 
to promote this distinction and directs the Service to develop 
a plan for greater outreach on this matter.
    Subsistence Activities.--The Committee is closely 
monitoring the Service's efforts to implement an agreement 
between the United States and the Russian Federation on 
management of the Alaska-Chukotka Polar Bear Population. The 
Service should seek the most current science on this matter as 
it works to implement the agreement and should incorporate 
traditional knowledge from Alaska Natives. The Committee 
believes successful management of the population can only occur 
with the engagement of Alaska Natives and expects the Service 
to consult with Alaska Native Organizations and other wildlife 
management organizations with expertise on matters related to 
subsistence. Subsistence is culturally important and a primary 
source of Alaska Natives' nutritional needs. The Committee 
directs the Service to implement a civil-based, co-management 
regime.
    Habitat Conservation.--The bill provides $70,433,000 for 
habitat conservation, an increase of $5,425,000 above the 
fiscal year 2019 enacted level. The Partners for Fish and 
Wildlife Program is funded at $57,058,000. Funding is provided 
for nutria eradication at not less than the fiscal year 2019 
level of $1,750,000 and $3,000,000 is included for Urban 
Wildlife Conservation.
    Partners for Fish and Wildlife.--Funds made available above 
the enacted level are available for habitat restoration needs 
associated with the anticipated removal of the four mainstream 
dams on the Klamath River in 2021.
    National Wildlife Refuge System.--$504,366,000 is provided 
for the National Wildlife Refuge System, an increase of 
$16,115,000 above the fiscal year 2019 level.
    Within that amount, $235,410,000 has been provided for 
wildlife and habitat management, an increase of $943,000 over 
fiscal year 2019. Funding for the subsistence program is 
provided at $2,835,000 and $11,925,000 is provided for invasive 
species with an emphasis on invasive species activities within 
the Everglades. Additionally, the bill provides $1,500,000 for 
the Pacific Marine National Monuments and $1,750,000 for nutria 
eradication in the Chesapeake Bay.
    Refuge Visitor Services has been provided $76,319,000 and 
refuge maintenance is funded at $146,919,000.
    Trapping in National Wildlife Refuges.--The Committee 
understands that the Service makes efforts to provide 
information to the public regarding acceptable trapping 
practices on refuge lands. The Service is directed to improve 
efforts to inform the public about acceptable trapping 
practices and collect data on trapping activities in refuges 
and to share those efforts and outcomes with the Committee.
    Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.--The Committee 
encourages the Service to contribute funding aligned with 
commitments established in the 2018 license agreement with the 
South Florida Water Management District towards the management 
of invasive plant infestations, including Old World Climbing 
Fern, which threaten the value of this resource; ongoing 
Everglades restoration efforts; the provision of critical 
wildlife habitat; and the enjoyment of the public.
    Polar Bear Tourism.--The Committee is aware of significant 
concerns among residents in Kaktovik, Alaska, related to the 
Service's program for polar bear viewing. While tourism has 
increased significantly in recent years, the Committee has 
received reports of bears becoming less fearful of humans as a 
result of tourism, leading to more human encounters with bears 
within the village. In addition, tourism has reportedly made it 
more difficult for local residents to travel to and from 
Kaktovik, given the limited availability of air service. The 
Committee instructs the Service to review its program for polar 
bear tourism, consult and incorporate the views of Kaktovik 
residents in its decisions related to the program, and explore 
co-management of the Beaufort polar bear population with Native 
peoples in the village.
    Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge.--The Committee 
appreciates the Service's recent announcement related to a 
visitor's center at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. 
The Committee encourages the Service to consider and prioritize 
Leadership in Energy and Environment Design certification as a 
goal for the planning and design, construction, operations, and 
maintenance of a visitor center and administrative building at 
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
    Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.--The Committee 
continues to follow the impacts to landowners of high runoff 
rates and oversaturation in the areas adjacent to the Pocosin 
Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. The Committee expects the 
Service to continue to work with landowners to find ways to 
improve management practices and infrastructure to address 
flooding from weather events.
    Green River National Wildlife Refuge.--The Committee 
appreciates the efforts of the Service regarding a potential 
national wildlife refuge consisting of approximately 24,000 
acres, to be acquired willingly from landowners, in the Green 
River Bottoms area near the confluence of the Green River and 
Ohio River in Henderson County, Kentucky. The Committee 
continues to direct the Service to forgo the development of the 
preliminary Land Protection Strategy and proceed directly to 
the full Land Protection Plan in order to expedite its 
establishment of the Green River National Wildlife Refuge in 
that area to provide high-quality hunting and sportfishing 
opportunities; opportunities for environmental education, 
interpretation, and wildlife-oriented recreation; and habitat 
for waterfowl, nongame birds, fish, and wildlife. As the 
Service establishes the refuge, the Committee encourages the 
Service to look for opportunities to partner with other 
Federal, State, local, and non-governmental entities. Within 30 
days of the date of enactment of this act, the Service is 
directed to report to the Committee on its progress toward 
establishment of the refuge.
    Continued Funding Prohibitions.--The Committee directs the 
Service to continue to follow the directive from previous 
fiscal years that prohibits a caribou hunt on Kagalaska Island 
and efforts to remove cattle on Chirikof and Wosnesenski 
Islands in the State of Alaska.
    Corolla Wild Horses.--The Corolla Wild Horses are a unique 
piece of America's history that can be traced back over 400 
years to the arrival of Spanish explorers on the Outer Banks of 
North Carolina. Due to economic development in Currituck 
County, North Carolina, the herd size has diminished, resulting 
in lack of genetic diversity and consequently threatening the 
entire herd. Because the horses roam on private and Service 
lands, a management plan is needed between the Service, the 
State of North Carolina, Currituck County, North Carolina, and 
the Corolla Wild Horses Fund that allows for the herd size to 
be grown to no fewer than 110 and no greater than 130 horses, 
which may be achieved through the introduction of horses from a 
related herd. The Committee expects this management plan be 
entered into between the four parties no later than 180 days 
after enactment of this act, and the Committee expects the 
Corolla Wild Horses Fund to continue to pay all costs 
associated with managing the Corolla horses.
    Planning and Management of Remote Sites.--Physically 
isolated sites present special challenges for the Service 
because of the high cost of transportation to and from such 
areas. The Committee commends the Service's use of satellites 
and other remote sensing data for such areas and urges the 
Service to conduct site assessments in accordance with a 
comprehensive plan for conservation and management.
    Conservation and Enforcement.--$151,023,000 has been 
provided for Conservation and Enforcement, which is $9,733,000 
above the enacted level in fiscal year 2019.
    Within Conservation and Enforcement, the bill includes 
$50,692,000 for the migratory bird management program. This 
includes $2,000,000 for aviation management to continue the 
Service's efforts on aviation safety and training for pilots.
    Further, $82,539,000 is included for law enforcement 
activities to help combat illegal global wildlife trafficking 
and for implementation of the Lacey Act as amended, (Public Law 
110-246) an increase of $3,486,000 over the enacted level. 
$3,500,000 is provided for the Service's work with the Indian 
Arts and Crafts Board to combat international trafficking of 
counterfeit arts and crafts and to conduct criminal 
investigations of alleged violations of the Indian Arts and 
Crafts Act (Public Law 101-644).
    Additionally, the bill includes $17,792,000 for 
international affairs, which is $1,976,000 above the enacted 
level. The Committee is aware that while the United States is 
no longer chairing the Arctic Council, prioritization of work 
in the Arctic is still critical and significant work remains 
for coordination with other member countries, and funding is 
provided to continue these efforts.
    Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize.--The Committee provides 
$1,000,000 to implement section 7001 of Public Law 116-9, the 
Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver [WILD] Act. Among its 
provisions, the WILD Act requires the Secretary to establish 
five Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prizes for technological 
innovation to prevent poaching and trafficking; promote 
wildlife conservation; manage invasive species; protect 
endangered species; and provide nonlethal management of human-
wildlife conflicts. Under the new law, a $100,000 cash prize 
may be awarded for each category on an annual basis. Additional 
cash prizes may be awarded if the initial cash prize and any 
additional cash prize are awarded using only non-Federal funds. 
The cash prizes are intended to further incentivize 
technological innovation in order to advance successful 
wildlife conservation. The Committee recognizes that 
technological innovation has become increasingly important in 
wildlife management and is hopeful that the Theodore Roosevelt 
Genius Prizes will help create the next innovative uses of 
technology to conserve and manage wildlife.
    Wildlife Trafficking.--The Service plays a critical role in 
the ongoing effort to combat the global crisis of wildlife 
poaching and trafficking, which is driven by demand for high-
value illegal wildlife products and facilitated by 
sophisticated criminal networks profiting from this multi-
billion dollar black market industry. Poaching of rhinoceros, 
pangolin, loris, and elephants has reached unprecedented 
levels, and illegal trade is undermining the conservation of 
scores of other species. The Committee continues to support 
government-wide efforts to combat wildlife trafficking and has 
provided significant resources to that effort. These resources 
will support the Service in continuing to strengthen its 
forensic capabilities to disrupt smuggling networks, improve 
collaboration with other Federal, State, local, and foreign 
governments, and promote international wildlife conservation.
    Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of 
Wild Fauna and Flora [CITES] Permits.--The Committee directs 
the Service to conduct an internal review of their current 
CITES Flora permitting process, in an effort to identify any 
inefficiencies resulting in significant delays of permit 
approval. Within 150 days of enactment of this act, the 
Committee directs the Service to provide a detailed report of 
their findings to the Committee. The Service should consider 
alternative solutions to the current CITES permitting process 
that would ameliorate any delays and include these suggestions 
in their report to the Committee.
    Fish and Aquatic Conservation.--$201,258,000 is provided 
for Fish and Aquatic Conservation, an increase of $34,031,000 
above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. Adequate funding is 
provided to ensure that no fish hatcheries will close in fiscal 
year 2020. The Committee encourages the Service to include 
adequate support for mitigation activities at National Fish 
Hatcheries in future budget submissions. Additionally, funds 
made available above the enacted level are available for 
improvements to aquatic habitat through the removal of locks 
and dams. The bill provides $3,000,000 for Klamath Basin 
restoration and monitoring activities. The Service is directed 
to work with the affected tribes on fish restoration 
activities. Additionally, $4,700,000 is provided for 
implementation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty and the Service is 
directed to work in cooperation with State fish and game 
agencies on marking of anadromous salmonids. Marked fish must 
have a visible mark that can be readily identified by 
commercial and recreational fishers.
    The Committee is aware of the importance of the Ouray 
National Fish Hatchery to the Upper Colorado River's hatchery 
stocking objectives. The Committee expects the Service to 
continue to meet ongoing operation, maintenance, and upkeep 
expenses associated with this innovative program.
    Within the Fish and Aquatic Conservation program, funding 
is provided for national fish hatchery system operations, 
maintenance and equipment, and aquatic habitat and species 
conservation as follows:
    National Fish Hatchery System Operations.--$60,655,000 is 
provided for National Fish Hatchery System Operations, an 
increase of $833,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. 
The bill continues the enacted funding and direction on Klamath 
Basin Restoration activities.
    It is recognized that the Service has entered into 
reimbursable agreements with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Department of the 
Interior's Central Utah Project, and the Bonneville Power 
Administration in order to ensure the continued operation of 
mitigation hatcheries. So that operations at these hatcheries 
are not disrupted, future budget requests must ensure that 
Federal partners have committed to making sufficient funding 
available to reimburse the Service before the Service proposes 
to eliminate funding for mitigation hatcheries.
    Maintenance and Equipment.--$25,846,000 is provided for 
maintenance and equipment expenses related to the National Fish 
Hatchery System, an increase of $2,926,000 above the fiscal 
year 2019 enacted level. A portion of the funding provided for 
National Fish Hatchery Maintenance and Equipment should be 
allocated to hatcheries where partner agencies fund mitigation 
work.
    Aquatic Habitat and Species Conservation.--$114,757,000 is 
provided for aquatic habitat and species conservation, an 
increase of $30,272,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted 
level. Within aquatic habitat and species conservation, funding 
is provided as follows:
  --Habitat Assessment and Restoration.--$40,823,000 is 
        provided for habitat assessment and restoration 
        activities. Within the funds provided, $1,680,000 is 
        provided for the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife 
        Restoration grants, an increase of $300,000 above the 
        enacted level, and $6,500,000 has been provided for 
        activities associated with the Delaware River Basin 
        Conservation Act (Public Law 114-322). The Committee 
        also provides $18,998,000 for fish passage 
        improvements. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
        Southeast Region and Kentucky Field Office is to be 
        commended for its ongoing efforts to work with Federal, 
        State, and local partners to remove deauthorized and 
        defunct locks and dams on the Green River and a key 
        tributary, the Barren River. Removal of additional dams 
        will provide important ecological, safety, and public 
        access improvements, benefiting local communities and a 
        growing outdoor recreation economy and the Committee 
        encourages these efforts. The Committee also encourages 
        the Service to complete a feasibility study of the 
        removal of the Warren Mill Dam for improvement of 
        habitat for migratory fish.
  --Population Assessment and Cooperative Management.--
        $35,179,000 is provided for population assessment and 
        cooperative management activities. Fisheries 
        subsistence is funded at $9,554,000, equal to the 
        fiscal year 2019 enacted level, and $818,000 is 
        provided for the Lake Champlain Sea lamprey program. 
        The Service is directed to fully fund its contributions 
        under the Coded Wire Tag Program. Additionally, the 
        Population Assessment and Cooperative Management 
        program supports critical work to restore Great Lakes 
        fisheries and inform management decisions through sound 
        science. This includes the Great Lakes Mass Marking 
        Program, which is essential to assessing hatchery 
        production and supporting a robust fishery. Within 
        funds provided, the Service is encouraged to support 
        these important efforts.
  --Aquatic Invasive Species.--$38,755,000 is provided for 
        aquatic invasive species activities, an increase of 
        $16,407,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. 
        Within these funds, the enacted level has been provided 
        to implement section 5(d)(2) of the Lake Tahoe 
        Restoration Act (Public Law 114-322).
    Non-Intrusive Zebra Mussel Elimination.--The Committee is 
aware of the environmental and economic threat posed by 
invasive quagga and zebra mussels. The Committee directs the 
Service to pursue technologies to aid in the elimination, 
mitigation, or control of aquatic nuisance species and invasive 
species, with an emphasis on methods that do not result in the 
addition of chemical agents to the ecosystem and that do not 
result in harmful secondary by-products, such as algal blooms, 
taste and odor concerns, and toxic by-products. Of particular 
interest are those technologies that can be implemented without 
extensive infrastructure modification and those that show 
immediate economic benefit as compared to the currently used 
methods of control, such as periodic physical removal and 
ongoing or periodic chemical treatment.
    Asian Carp.--The Committee recognizes the importance of the 
work conducted by the Service to combat the serious threat of 
Asian carp and provides $25,000,000 for Asian carp activities, 
an increase of $14,000,000 above the enacted level. This 
significant increase in funding is aimed at protecting and 
enhancing Asian carp activities in the Great Lakes to prevent 
them from entering and establishing in the Great Lakes and for 
Asian carp activities in the Mississippi River and its 
tributaries, including its sub-basins. Increased funding should 
be used to control Asian carp in the Mississippi River and its 
Sub-basins, including the Upper Mississippi River Sub-basin, 
Missouri River Sub-basin, Arkansas-Red-White River Sub-basin, 
Lower Mississippi River Sub-basin, Tennessee Cumberland Sub-
basin, and Ohio River Sub-basin including in Kentucky Lake, 
Lake Barkley, and the Ohio River. The Service should consider 
the utility of creating a dedicated funding source to increase 
the intensity and geographic scope of efforts to prevent entry 
into the Great Lakes and control in areas where Asian carp are 
currently located. Additionally, $4,400,000 is included for 
implementation of State Aquatic Nuisance Species management 
plans to help control the spread of Asian carp.
    Invasive Species.--The Committee is aware that work is 
ongoing in several regions to address the threats posed by 
aquatic invasive species and directs the Service to continue to 
make available competitive grant funding for projects to 
eliminate these destructive, non-native species.
    Prioritization of Combatting Invasive Plant and Animal 
Species.--Invasive plant and animal species are a pervasive 
problem affecting communities across the Nation. Invasives, 
such as the Asian carp, quagga and zebra mussels, emerald ash 
borer, Eurasian milfoil, elodea, and the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid 
threaten our natural resources and wreak havoc on the 
communities and industries that rely upon them. Preventing 
invasive species from gaining a foothold in our communities and 
suppressing established species is of most importance. The 
Committee makes several increases to programs designed to 
combat invasive species before and after they become a problem. 
The Committee encourages the Service to support research, 
monitoring, and mitigation efforts, as well as efforts to 
disseminate such work, in all regions.
    Cooperative Landscape Conservation.--Cooperative landscape 
conservation is funded at $12,500,000, equal to the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level. Within that amount, $1,000,000 is provided 
for Gulf Coast restoration.
    The Committee is aware of the changes made to the Landscape 
Conservation Cooperatives [LCC] program in consultation with 
States and is disappointed that the Service did not follow the 
Committee's explicit reprogramming guidelines that require that 
any deviation from the budget justification must be transparent 
and officially presented to the Appropriations Committees of 
the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Committee is 
also aware that implementation of those changes to provide 
funding for projects for LCCs, rather than operational funding 
for LCCs, resulted in changes to organizational structures on 
the ground that would make requiring the Service to reestablish 
or begin providing direct funding to defunct LCCs for 
operations again problematic. The Service is directed to 
provide the Committee with the following from fiscal year 2016 
to the present: recipients, funding allocations, and a detailed 
analysis for why the Service believes the program change is 
beneficial.
    Science Support.--The Committee has rejected the proposal 
to eliminate the Service's Science Support program and has 
provided $17,267,000 for the program. Adaptive science is 
funded at $10,517,000, of which $931,000 is for Gulf Coast 
restoration activities. Service science is funded at 
$6,750,000.
    Within Service Science, $3,500,000 is provided for white-
nose syndrome research. In addition to these funds, the Service 
is encouraged to continue dedicating at least $2,000,000 of 
funds appropriated for species recovery to white-nose syndrome 
work. The Committee also directs that best practices developed 
in response to White Nose Syndrome be applied in response to 
other new and emerging high-risk wildlife diseases with the 
support of these funds. The Service should also continue, along 
with the U.S. Geological Survey, to lead and implement the 
North American Bat Monitoring Program in association with other 
Federal natural resource management agencies and offices, 
States, and non-governmental partners.
    Unknown Florida Panther Disorder.--The Committee is 
concerned about a disorder detected in some Florida panthers 
and bobcats and encourages the Service to work with the Florida 
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to provide technical 
assistance to diagnose and determine the cause[s] of this 
disorder that could threaten Florida panther recovery.
    General Operations.--$143,013,000 is provided for general 
operations. Funding for central and regional operations is 
provided at the requested level. Funding for the National Fish 
and Wildlife Foundation is maintained at the fiscal year 2019 
level of $7,022,000.

                              CONSTRUCTION

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $54,113,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      15,693,000
Committee recommendation................................      43,226,000

    The bill provides $43,226,000 for Construction and includes 
$26,793,000 for the backlog of deferred maintenance principally 
at national fish hatcheries and national wildlife refuges. The 
Service is directed to provide a spend plan to the Committee 
within 120 days of enactment of this act for the additional 
deferred maintenance funding. The detailed allocation of 
funding by activity is included in the table at the end of this 
explanatory statement. For line-item construction, the Service 
is expected to follow the project priority list in the table 
below. When a construction project is completed or terminated 
and appropriated funds remain, the Service may use these funds 
for reconstruction, replacement, or repair of facilities or 
equipment damaged or destroyed by storms, floods, fires, and 
similar unanticipated events.
    The amount provided within the bill is available for the 
following distribution of funds and projects requested by the 
administration:

                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Budget         Committee
   State               Project               estimate     Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        CA Don Edwards San Francisco             5,875           5,875
            Bay NWR
        MI Jordan River NFH                        500             500
        VA Harrison Lake NFH                       558             558
        GA Chattahoochee Forest NFH                816             816
        WY Saratoga NFH                            644             644
           HQ Branch of Dam Safety                 250             250
           HQ Branch of Dam Safety                 200             200
           HQ Information Resources &              250             250
            Technology Management
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                            LAND ACQUISITION

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $65,189,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       4,540,000
Committee recommendation................................   \1\58,770,000

\1\Includes a rescission of $3,628,000 from unobligated balances.

    The bill provides $58,770,000 in new spending authority for 
land acquisition in fiscal year 2020, with a rescission of 
$3,628,000 from unobligated balances for a total of 
$55,142,000. The Committee identified the rescission based upon 
a review of projects that either have a remaining balance due 
to a cost savings from previously appropriated funds or those 
projects that no longer have a willing seller. The Committee 
provides $6,000,000 for recreational access. The Committee 
includes $1,500,000 to support the work of the Highlands 
Conservation Act (Public Law 108-421) grants to protect and 
preserve the priority projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New 
York, and Connecticut and expects the Service to continue to 
obligate funding from prior years to support eligible projects. 
The Committee strongly encourages the Service to continue to 
provide outreach to all units of the National Wildlife Refuge 
System, including both Clarks and Cahaba River, to ensure these 
refuges are aware of all funding opportunities available to 
fulfill the vision of Secretarial Order 3356. The Committee is 
aware that newly established refuges and those nearing 
establishment, such as the Green River, are eligible for 
funding under the recreational access, inholding, and other 
lines included in the detail table; therefore, the Committee 
encourages the Service to use the additional funding provided 
in the recommendation to purchase parcels as they become 
available for newly established refuges. The amount provided 
within this bill is available for the following distribution of 
funds and projects as ranked and provided by the 
administration:

                        FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Budget            Bill
    State              Project              estimate     (Discretionary)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
       IA/MN Northern Tallgrass        ..............            1,000
              Prairie NWR
          TX Lower Rio Grande Valley   ..............            2,000
              NWR
       SD/ND Dakota Grassland          ..............            4,250
              Conservation Area
          FL Everglades Headwaters     ..............            3,700
              NWR and Conservation
              Area
          WA Steigerwald Lake NWR      ..............            1,900
          IA Neal Smith NWR            ..............              500
          LA Bayour Sauvage NWR        ..............            2,000
          TX Laguna Atascosa NWR       ..............            2,000
          FL St Marks NWR              ..............            1,500
          WA Willapa NWR               ..............            1,500
 IA/IL/MN/WI Upper Mississippi         ..............            1,000
              National Wildlife and
              Fish Refuge
          MT Montana NWR and           ..............            2,000
              Conservation Areas
          CA North Central Valley      ..............              500
              Wildlife Management
              Area
          KS Flint Hills Legacy        ..............            3,000
              Conservation Area
          NC Alligator River NWR       ..............            1,000
CT/MA/ME/NH/ Great Thicket NWR         ..............              500
       NY/RI
          CA Humboldt Bay NWR          ..............            1,000
          AR Cache River NWR           ..............            1,800
             Acquisition Management             9,526           12,055
             Land Protection Planning  ..............              465
             Inholdings/Emergencies/              338            6,000
              Hardships
             Exchanges                 ..............            1,500
             Sportsman/Recreational    ..............            6,000
              Access
             Highlands Conservation    ..............            1,500
                                       ..............           54,988
             Rescission                         5,324            3,628
                                      ----------------------------------
                 Total, Land           ..............           51,360
                  Acquisition
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            COOPERATIVE ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSERVATION FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $45,995,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     -31,008,000
Committee recommendation................................   \1\53,495,000

\1\Includes a rescission of $18,771,000 from unobligated balances.

    The Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund 
program has been provided $53,495,000 including a rescission of 
$18,771,000. Funds are to be distributed as follows: 
$12,508,000 for endangered species conservation grants to 
States and territories; $7,485,000 for habitat conservation 
planning grants; $19,638,000 for habitat conservation land 
acquisition grants; and $11,162,000 for species recovery land 
acquisition. The Committee is aware there is currently an 
unobligated balance of over $142,000,000 for this program, with 
over $89,000,000 in prior years. The Committee has rescinded 
$18,771,000 from this substantial balance, but is very 
concerned about the obligation of funds. The Service is 
directed to brief the Committee within 30 days after the 
enactment of this act on the geographical distribution funds, 
the unobligated balances, and the overall management of the 
program.

                     NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $13,228,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................      13,228,000

    The National Wildlife Refuge Fund has been provided 
$13,228,000. This amount is equal to the fiscal year 2019 
enacted level.

               NORTH AMERICAN WETLANDS CONSERVATION FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $42,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      40,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      44,000,000

    The North American Wetlands Conservation Fund program has 
been provided $44,000,000. This amount is $2,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2019 enacted level.

              NEOTROPICAL MIGRATORY BIRD CONSERVATION FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $3,910,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       3,900,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,910,000

    The recommendation for the neotropical migratory bird 
conservation fund is $4,910,000, an increase of $1,000,000 
above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level.

                MULTINATIONAL SPECIES CONSERVATION FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $11,561,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       6,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,800,000

    The multinational species conservation fund programs have 
been provided $12,800,000, an increase of $1,239,000 above the 
fiscal year 2019 enacted level. Funds are distributed as 
follows: $3,100,000 for African elephant conservation; 
$3,800,000 for rhinoceros and tiger conservation; $1,900,000 
for Asian elephant conservation; $2,200,000 for great ape 
conservation; and $1,800,000 for marine turtle conservation.

                    STATE AND TRIBAL WILDLIFE GRANTS

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $64,571,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      31,286,000
Committee recommendation................................      65,171,000

    The State and Tribal Wildlife Grants program has been 
provided $65,171,000. This amount is $600,000 above the fiscal 
year 2019 enacted level. The recommended level provides 
$54,000,000 for State and Tribal apportioned grants; $4,809,000 
for competitive grants for Tribes; and $6,362,000 for 
competitive grants for States.
    Pacific Flyway.--The Committee is concerned about the loss 
of seasonal wetland habitat along the Pacific Flyway. The 
Committee encourages the Service to work with private 
landowners and organizations representing agriculture, 
conservation science, and waterbird habitat enhancement to 
develop critical waterbird conservation programs that provide 
temporary, seasonal, and working wetland habitat for 
shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and other species.

                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    The bill continues several administrative provisions from 
previous years.

                         National Park Service

    Since the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872, 
the National Park System has grown to encompass 401 sites 
spanning more than 84 million acres in all 50 States, the 
District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, 
Saipan, and the Virgin Islands. The National Park Service 
[Service], created in 1916, is charged with preserving these 
sites ``unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.'' 
The Service and its more than 20,000 employees also contribute 
to the protection of other historical, cultural, and 
recreational resources through a variety of grant and technical 
assistance programs.
    Unless otherwise noted in the narratives below, the 
Committee recommendation rejects all proposed cuts to programs 
and parks, and also rejects any proposed program eliminations.

                 OPERATION OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $2,502,711,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   2,425,517,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,564,597,000

    The Committee recommends $2,564,597,000 for the operation 
of the national park system, an increase of $139,080,000 above 
the budget request. The Committee has focused on maintaining 
services and the physical infrastructure at the Nation's parks 
in order to preserve the visitor experience. The Committee 
notes that funding recommendations are provided with the 
Service's fiscal year 2019 operating plan as the measure of 
actual spending. Fiscal year 2019 operating plan levels are 
detailed in the following table:

                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               Fiscal year 2019
   Operation of the National Park    -----------------------------------
               System                      Enacted       Operating plan
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Resource Stewardship................           334,437           334,332
Visitor Services....................           255,683           252,152
Park Protection.....................           357,226           369,595
Faciltiy peratios and Maintenance...           821,538           833,608
Park Support........................           548,902           528,099
External Administrative Costs.......           184,925           184,925
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Operation of the                2,502,711         2,502,711
       National Park System.........
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee believes that the practice of providing an 
operating plan does not provide enough transparency in 
budgeting or ability for Congress to provide increases to 
priority programs and is not intended as a vehicle to address 
policy priorities not included in the budget request. As a 
result, the Committee is committed to working with the Service 
to identify a structure that will allow the Service to execute 
spending at the levels provided and end the practice of 
redistributing recommendations in a fiscal year 2020 operating 
plan. Program changes are detailed below and in the table that 
accompanies the Committee report. The bill continues the 
Committee's longstanding commitment to funding requested 
increases for new responsibilities at existing parks and 
including newly authorized park units, and has provided a total 
increase of $2,245,000 as requested within the program below.
    Resource Stewardship.--The Committee recommends 
$341,338,000 for resource stewardship, an increase of 
$6,901,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and 
$19,776,000 above the budget request. Funds within the Resource 
Stewardship program, a total of $1,500,000 shall be used to 
continue landscape restoration projects at newly authorized 
national parks, as provided by Public Law 114-113. $800,000 is 
provided for cave and karst ecosystem research. The Committee 
expects these landscape restoration funds to be merged with 
park unit operating budgets beginning in fiscal year 2020. 
Within the funds provided, $4,000,000 is also provided to 
address active forest management at national parks; $3,000,000 
is provided to address quagga and zebra mussels; $12,316,000 is 
for natural resources projects and $300,000 to fund Alaska 
subsistence activities. A total of $10,032,000 is provided for 
Everglades restoration, consistent with fiscal year 2019.
    Visitor Services.--The Committee recommends $257,245,000 
for visitor services, which is $1,562,000 above the enacted 
level and $20,158,000 above the budget request, which includes 
funding for the National Capital Performing Arts program at the 
enacted level. The recommendation includes $1,200,000 for 
recreational fishing as requested and maintains enacted level 
for funding volunteers in parks programs, interpretation and 
education programs, and youth partnership programs.
    Park Protection.--The Committee recommends $371,470,000 for 
park protection, a $14,244,000 increase above the fiscal year 
2019 level.
    Within the amounts provided, the bill supports the 
requested increase of $1,500,000 for veterans' fire corps.
    U.S. Park Police.--The Committee is concerned about the 
lack of information provided to members of Congress in response 
to inquiries of U.S. Park Police policies and procedures 
relating to body-worn cameras, use of force, officers' 
authority outside national parks, and the number of officers 
involved in shootings. The Committee directs the Service to 
provide a report to the Committee no later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act which details: (1) the agency's standard 
operating procedures relating to officers' authority outside of 
national parks; (2) policies regarding when and how body-worn 
cameras are used and when and how footage from cameras is 
retained; and (3) statistics on use-of-force incidents for each 
of the last five fiscal years, including the number of officers 
involved in shootings.
    Facility Operations and Maintenance.--The Committee 
recommends $850,795,000 for facility operations and 
maintenance, an increase of $29,257,000 above the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level and $54,005,000 above the budget request. 
The bill includes $153,575,000 for cyclic maintenance and 
$135,980,000 for repair and rehabilitation projects. Requested 
increases for utility payments are also provided.
    Park Support.--The Committee recommends $547,482,000 for 
park support, a decrease of $1,420,000 below the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level and $32,961,000 above the budget request.
    Except as detailed below, increases requested in the budget 
request are not included in the recommendation. The bill does 
accept the request of $5,000,000 in matching program funds for 
the National Park Foundation within the Operation of the 
National Park System appropriation rather than in the 
Centennial Challenge appropriation as in previous years. 
Requested increases for new responsibilities and outdoor 
recreation and tourism opportunities are also provided. The 
recommendation includes funding for the Service's Chesapeake 
Bay Office at the fiscal year 2019 level and retains funding 
provided in fiscal year 2019 for the Honouliuli units, 
Coltsville National Historic Park, and the Partnership Wild and 
Scenic River program. Funding for the Roosevelt-Campobello 
International Park shall also be maintained at the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level and the Service is directed to follow the 
direction contained in the explanatory statement accompanying 
the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113) 
concerning budget submissions for the park.
    Within the funds provided for Park Support, the Committee 
has provided the request of $580,000 to support operations at 
the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The Service is 
directed to continue its collaborative work to ensure the 
development of a Management Plan for the Katahdin Woods and 
Waters National Monument that addresses the concerns of 
affected stakeholders including, but not limited to, local 
communities and businesses. The Committee directs the 
department to maintain the line item and program summary in the 
budget for Honouliuli. Further, the agency shall not construe 
Section 2206 of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, 
Management, and Recreation Act, to result in any reduction in 
funding for Honouliuli.
    Within Park Support, the recommendation includes $500,000 
for the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to be 
spent in accordance with the 400 Years of African-American 
History Commission Act (Public Law 115-102) and $3,300,000 for 
the Semiquincentennial Commission to be spent in accordance 
with the Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016 (Public Law 
114-196).
    The Committee is aware that the Semiquincentennial 
Commission is finalizing its required report to the President 
outlining a strategic plan for the years leading up to the 
Semiquincentennial. The Committee understands the need for 
appropriations as a foundation to facilitate fundraising 
efforts, which the Committee expects to make up the majority of 
funding for Semiquincentennial related activities. The 
Semiquincentennial Commission is directed to provide the 
Committee with quarterly reports detailing spending by activity 
to help the Committee understand the Semiquincentennial 
Commission's needs.
    External Administrative Costs.--The Committee recommends 
$196,267,000 for external administrative costs, which is a 
$11,342,000 increase above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. 
The Committee notes the rising costs associated with 
assessments for the Department's working capital fund and 
encourages the Department to seek efficiencies to reduce these 
charges to the individual agencies. Requested reductions to 
employee compensation payments are not included.
    Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.--The 
recommendation continues funding for the Blackstone River 
Valley National Historical Park at no less than the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level and expects that the Service will continue 
to make funds available to the local coordinating entity to 
maintain staffing and capacity to assist in management of the 
park, as authorized in Public Law 113-291. Further, the 
Committee is concerned by the lack of progress in fulfilling 
the statutory requirements of the park authorization in the 5 
years since the Blackstone River Valley National Historical 
Park was established. The Service is directed to complete a 
General Management Plan for the Park, as required by Public Law 
113-291, and to prioritize activities that will advance 
development of the Park, including the establishment of 
boundaries and the acquisition of key sites as outlined in the 
law. The Service shall brief the Committee on its plan to 
fulfill this directive within 30 days of enactment of this act.
    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.--The 
Committee is concerned that the Federal Advisory Commission for 
the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park has not 
had a scheduled meeting since the first quarter of 2017 and the 
Committee expects the Commission to schedule a public meeting 
within 90 days of enactment of this act and notify the 
Committee once such a meeting has been scheduled.
    National Trails System.--The Committee understands the 
importance of providing adequate funding to develop and 
maintain the National Trails System for future generations to 
enjoy. In preparation for the National Trails System's 50-year 
anniversary in 2020, the Committee urges the Service to 
continue its efforts to support construction and maintenance 
projects and volunteer coordination efforts, including 
activities in support of non-unit National Scenic Trails.
    Trail Building.--The Committee recognizes the great need 
for trail building and repair and commends the Service on its 
work to engage and support volunteers who contribute thousands 
of hours each year completing this work. The Committee is 
concerned that the National Scenic Trails lack capacity to 
coordinate volunteers who would be willing to help address 
local maintenance backlogs and to buildout new miles of trail 
and therefore encourages the Service to support trail design, 
project planning, and volunteer coordination necessary to 
facilitate use of volunteer hours on non-unit National Scenic 
Trails.
    Director's Order 21.--Given the Service's budget 
constraints of the last decade and the need to find other 
revenue sources, Congress provided the Service authority to 
expand its donor acknowledgement policies as part of Public Law 
113-291. Within 90 days of enactment of this act, the Service 
shall report to the Committee on the steps that it has taken or 
is planning to take in fiscal year 2020 to implement the law.
    Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.--The Oklahoma 
City National Memorial is critical educational asset that 
honors the lives lost and affected in the tragic domestic 
terror event of April 19, 1995 at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal 
Building in Oklahoma City and the Committee is committed to 
working with the department to provide the remaining funds 
authorized by Congress for the Oklahoma City National Memorial 
Foundation as authorized by Congress.
    Digitization Partnerships.--The Committee continues to 
support the Service's continued efforts to increase outreach 
and work to develop partnerships and programs with Hispanic 
Serving Institutions and Historical Black Colleges and 
Universities by focusing on public-private partnerships. These 
collaborative efforts will allow our nationally recognized 
parks to disseminate critical and historically significant 
information such as the National Underground Railroad 
collection to the public through digital means.
    Denali National Park Road.--The Secretary of the Interior, 
acting through the Director of the National Park Service, shall 
submit to Congress a report regarding the feasibility of 
rerouting the Denali National Park Road [Road] should current 
stabilization efforts fail; as well as options for 
reconstruction of the Road in the future, including cost 
estimates and alternatives, within 90 days of enactment of this 
act. The Department is encouraged to allocate sufficient 
funding provided in this act to ensure the report is published 
in an expedited timeframe. The Department is also directed to 
provide quarterly updates to the Committees on Appropriations 
of both the House and Senate on the progress and status of 
efforts to inform additional vulnerability assessments along 
the road as well as to inform risk reduction techniques, 
including the use of emergency procedures.
    The Department shall continue to collaborate with the U.S. 
Geological Survey, Federal Highway Administration, and Army 
Corps of Engineers, to further monitor, predict, and respond to 
geohazard threats along the road. The multidisciplinary team 
shall continue to develop both long and short-term plans for 
incorporating geohazards into the rerouting and potential 
reconstruction of the road. Any findings of such an evaluation 
shall be included in the quarterly briefings to the Committees 
on Appropriations.

                  NATIONAL RECREATION AND PRESERVATION

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $64,138,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      32,337,000
Committee recommendation................................      68,084,000

    The Committee recommends $68,084,000 for national 
recreation and preservation programs, an increase of 
$35,747,000 above the budget request and $3,946,000 above the 
fiscal year 2019 enacted level.
    Natural Programs.--The Committee recommends $15,257,000 for 
natural programs, an increase of $1,087,000 above the fiscal 
year 2019 enacted level. $3,000,000 is provided for the 
Chesapeake Gateways and Trails program and Rivers, Trails, and 
Conservation Assistance.
    Cultural Programs.--The Committee recommends $28,545,000 
for cultural programs, an increase of $2,983,000 above the 
enacted level. The increase above the enacted level is provided 
pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 4451(b) for grants to nonprofit 
organizations or institutions for the purpose of supporting 
programs for Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native culture and arts 
development at a total program level of $1,500,000 as provided 
in the explanatory statement accompanying the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2019. This program is a good example of a 
multi-State, multi-organizational collaboration as envisioned 
under the American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian 
Culture and Art Development Act (20 U.S.C. Ch. 56). Other 
cultural programs, including grants to preserve and interpret 
Japanese American Confinement Sites and Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act grants, are continued at their 
fiscal year 2019 levels.
    9/11 Memorial Competitive Grant Program.--The Committee 
provides $2,000,000 for the competitive grant program 
authorized by the 9/11 Memorial Act (Public Law 115-413).
    Heritage Partnership Programs.--The Committee recommends 
$21,944,000 for heritage partnership programs, which is an 
increase of $1,623,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted 
level. This level of funding provides $20,962,000 for grants to 
national heritage areas and $982,000 to administer the program. 
The Committee believes that Heritage areas serve an important 
purpose in support of historical and cultural education, 
preservation, and tourism activities. The Committee continues 
to encourage individual heritage areas to develop plans for 
long-term sufficiency and supports longstanding efforts to 
develop and implement a new distribution formula that provides 
additional resources for newer areas while maintaining the 
robust capabilities of more established areas. The Committee is 
aware that progress has been made towards this goal but 
understands that more work is still needed to develop a 
consensus among the Service and all congressionally authorized 
areas on an equitable funding distribution. Accordingly, the 
Committee expects the Service to continue its work with 
currently authorized areas to develop and implement a 
sustainable, long-term funding solution for the program. In the 
meantime, $21,944,000 is provided to continue Heritage 
Partnership Program grants in the same manner as fiscal year 
2019, which provides that the increase above the fiscal year 
2017 funding level shall be equally distributed to Tier 1 areas 
or Tier 2 areas currently receiving the minimum funding levels, 
including newly authorized areas.
    Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails.--The Committee 
notes that the recommendation has increased support for the 
Gateways and Watertrails program to a total of $3,000,000, in 
recognition of its longstanding role in supporting the 
conservation and interpretation of the Chesapeake Bay region. 
The Committee notes that efforts to enact a long-term 
reauthorization of this program continue and expects that the 
Service will continue to implement the program at the funding 
level appropriated by Congress in the meantime, pursuant to a 
recent opinion by the Service's comptroller and consistent with 
the U.S. Government Accountability Office's principles of 
Federal appropriations law.

                       HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $102,660,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      32,672,000
Committee recommendation................................     113,160,000

    The Committee recommends $113,160,000 for the historic 
preservation fund, an increase of $80,488,000 above the budget 
request and $10,500,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted 
level. Program changes are detailed below and in the 
comprehensive table that accompanies the Committee report.
    The Committee recommendation provides $52,675,000 for 
grants-in-aid to States and territories and $13,735,000 for 
grants-in-aid to Tribes.
    The Committee has provided $15,500,000 to continue the 
Civil Rights in America portion of the Centennial Initiative. 
These funds are available to protect and preserve the history 
and sites associated with the Civil Rights movement as well as 
recently discovered sites and stories of the transatlantic 
slave trade. The recommendation also provides $9,000,000 to 
fund preservation grants for Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities and continues $750,000 in grants for underserved 
populations.
    The Committee provides $7,500,000 for preservation grants 
to revitalize historic properties of national, State, and local 
significance in order to restore, protect, and foster economic 
development of rural villages and downtown areas. Grants shall 
be made available to States, local governments, Tribes, or 
community non-profit organizations for the purpose of making 
sub-grants to eligible projects. Priority shall be given to 
applicants with a demonstrated capacity for allocating similar 
awards for preservation of such sites. The Committee recommends 
that applicants cap their administrative costs at no more than 
5 percent. The Service shall provide a spend plan for the 
Committee's review no later than 60 days after the enactment of 
this act and shall distribute grants expeditiously. Further, 
the Committee designates these grants the ``Paul Bruhn Historic 
Revitalization Grants,'' in recognition of his 40-year 
commitment to historic preservation and downtown 
revitalization, and his exceptional legacy of public service.
    National Register of Historic Places.--The Committee is 
concerned by the March 1, 2019, proposal by the Service to 
modify the long-standing procedure used to nominate properties 
for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places (84 
Fed. Reg. 6996). The Committee is aware of concern from the 
Historic Preservation Community that the proposed changes are 
not required by the minor amendments Congress made to the 
National Historic Preservation Act in 2016 as part of Public 
Law 114-298. Further, the Committee is troubled that the 
Service has failed to appropriately conduct meaningful tribal 
consultation or adequately consult with other Federal land 
management agencies, state and tribal historic preservation 
officers or other key stakeholders during the proposal's 
development. The Committee directs the Department to complete 
meaningful government-to-government consultation with Tribes 
pursuant to Executive Order 13175 and consult with these key 
stakeholders prior to finalizing or implementing the rule.
    The Save America's Treasures program is provided 
$14,000,000. The recommendation supports this program because 
of its important role in providing preservation and 
conservation assistance to nationally significant historical 
properties and collections, including historic courthouses.

                              CONSTRUCTION

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $364,704,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     246,333,000
Committee recommendation................................     392,185,000

    The bill includes $392,185,000 for construction 
requirements for the national park system, which is $27,481,000 
above the enacted level, and $145,852,000 above the request. 
The Committee directs the Service to provide no later than 60 
days after enactment of this act an operating plan for the 
allocation of funds. Requests for reprogramming will be 
considered pursuant to the guidelines in the front of this 
report. Within 180 days of enactment of this act, the Secretary 
is directed to submit to the Committees on Appropriations and 
Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and Natural 
Resources of the House of Representatives a formal evaluation 
of the National Park Service's Capital Investment Strategy, 
including any assessment of performance metrics and 
opportunities for investment.
    The Committee has not yet received an updated fiscal year 
2020 construction priority list from the Service due to the 
late passage of fiscal year 2019 appropriations. As a result, a 
detailed list of distribution of line-item construction 
projects is not included in this report. The Committee expects 
the Service to provide its updated fiscal year 2020 priority 
list as expeditiously as possible.
    Ft. Vancouver National Historic Site Rehabilitation.--The 
Committee's recommendation supports the rehabilitation of the 
barracks located at the site, a former U.S. Army facility 
listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, 
the Committee directs the Service not to take any action to 
relocate any Service personnel to the site from other 
locations, as originally proposed. The Service shall instead 
brief the Committee within 60 days of enactment of this act 
regarding an alternative plan for the long-term utilization of 
the site.
    Gustavus Intertie, Glacier NP.--The Committee continues the 
direction contained in Senate Report 115-276 and further notes 
that it is the expectation of Congress that the Secretary, 
consistent with authority conveyed by 54 USC 100901, will 
contract with Alaska Power and Telephone, the only established 
hydro-electrical utility in the remote Alaska community of 
Gustavus, and for which the Service has previously received 
funds for expansion to meet all community needs, for the 
operation, maintenance, and repair of National Park Service-
owned electric generation facilities. These facilities will be 
used to contribute energy to the micro grid during low periods 
of water and hydro -electrical generation, to preclude energy 
interruptions to benefit the administration and protection of 
the System and other users of the local area micro grid. Such 
use by AP&T of NPS facilities will negate additional similar 
facility acquisitions or construction and result in lower 
energy costs to users.

                 LAND ACQUISITION AND STATE ASSISTANCE

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $168,444,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       4,828,000
Committee recommendation................................  \1\199,899,000

\1\Includes a rescission of $2,279,000 from unobligated balances.

    The bill provides $199,899,000 for land acquisition and 
State assistance including $59,899,000 for land acquisition and 
$140,000,000 for State assistance, with a rescission. The 
Committee provides $2,500,000 for recreational access activity 
for the Service, an increase of $500,000 above the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level and increases for the emergencies, 
hardships, and inholding activities. The funding provided by 
the Committee for recreation access may be available to acquire 
land to close gaps in the National Scenic Trails. The Committee 
urges the Service to consider geographic distribution to ensure 
investments for the trail system are reflected in project 
prioritization. The Service is encouraged to use appropriated 
funds to purchase additional inholdings within the boundaries 
of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park as 
part of the fiscal year 2018 funded project now underway. The 
Committee encourages the Park Service to establish a working 
group of interested stakeholders to develop a set of 
recommendations that could help states address their 
administrative obligations and compliance responsibilities 
under the state side program. The amount provided within this 
bill is available for the following distribution of funds and 
projects as ranked and provided by the administration:

                          NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Budget            Bill
   State              Project               estimate     (Discretionary)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
     WA/OR Lewis and Clark National    ..............            2,555
            Historical Park
        GA Cumberland Island National  ..............            1,100
            Seashore
        TX Palo Alto Battlefield       ..............            3,500
            National Historical Park
        NM El Malpais National         ..............            5,182
            Monument
        VA Petersburg National         ..............            2,417
            Battlefield
     KY/TN Big South Fork National     ..............              850
            River & Recreation Area
        NC Guilford Courthouse         ..............              400
            National Military Park
     Multi Battlefield Park Units:     ..............            2,000
            Cedar Creek, Belle Grove,
            Guilford, Fort Donelson,
            Fredericksburg, Saratoga,
            Gettysburg, Spotslyvania,
            Shiloh, Vicksburg
        HI Kahakai National Historic   ..............            6,000
            Trail
     NE/SD Missouri National           ..............            2,100
            Recreation River
        ND Theodore Roosevelt          ..............              900
            National Park
     MD/VA George Washington Memorial  ..............            1,395
            Parkway
           Acquisition Management               8,828           10,000
           Emergencies, Hardships,     ..............            4,000
            Relocations and
            Deficiencies
           Inholdings, Exchanges,      ..............            5,000
            Donations
           American Battlefield                 5,000           10,000
            Protection Grant Program
           Sportsman/Recreational               1,000            2,500
            Access
               Subtotal, Land                  14,828           59,899
                Acquisition
           State Assistance Grants,    ..............          110,000
            Discretionary
           State Assistance Grants,    ..............           25,000
            Competitive
           Administrative Expenses     ..............            5,000
               Subtotal, State         ..............          140,000
                Assistance
           Rescission                         -10,000            2,279
               Total, Land                      4,828          197,620
                Acquisition and State
                Assistance
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $20,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................      20,000,000

    The recommendation includes $20,000,000, equal to the 
fiscal year 2019 level for the Centennial Challenge program. 
The Committee expects that these funds will be used primarily 
as an additional tool for the Service to address its backlog 
maintenance issues. While a 1-to-1 matching requirement is 
required by law for projects to qualify for these funds, the 
Service is urged to give preference to projects that 
demonstrate additional leveraging capacity from its partners. 
The Committee further encourages the Service to support 
deferred maintenance priorities that support recreational and 
education opportunities relating to urban and underserved 
youth.

                          ENERGY AND MINERALS


                         U.S. Geological Survey

    Established in 1879, the U.S. Geological Survey [USGS] 
serves as the Earth and natural science research bureau for the 
Department of the Interior and is the only integrated natural 
resources research bureau in the Federal Government. USGS 
conducts research, monitoring, and assessments to contribute to 
understanding America's lands, water, and biological resources. 
Its research and data products support the Department's 
resource and land management needs and also provide the water, 
biological, energy, and mineral resources information needed by 
other Federal, State, Tribal, and local government agencies to 
guide planning, management, and regulatory programs. More than 
9,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS 
are located in nearly 400 offices in every State and in several 
foreign countries throughout the world. The USGS leverages its 
resources and expertise in partnership with more than 2,000 
agencies of Federal, State, local, and Tribal governments; the 
academic community; nongovernmental organizations; and the 
private sector.

                 SURVEYS, INVESTIGATIONS, AND RESEARCH

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $1,160,596,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     983,467,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,209,601,000

    The bill provides $1,209,601,000 for the U.S. Geological 
Survey, $49,005,000 above the enacted level. The Committee 
approves the proposed budget restructure and realignment which 
consolidates the function of two mission areas, Land Resources 
and Environmental Health, and realigns the structure of the 
Ecosystems, Water Resources, and the Core Science Systems 
Mission areas. The Committee recommendation also moves all the 
Environmental Health Programs into the Ecoystems Mission Area. 
All programs are maintained at the 2019 enacted levels unless 
further stipulated below.
    Ecosystems.--The bill provides $225,015,000 for Ecosystems 
programs and approves the Survey's request to restructure this 
activity with the following instructions. It is important to 
the Committee that as the Survey transitions to a new budget 
structure, the research capabilities centered on migratory fish 
conservation, aquatic health, fish biology, and invasive 
species continue and that all the science centers that perform 
this type of work, such as the Leetown Center, remain utilized.
    The new Species Management Research Program receives 
$72,159,000 including a transfer of $2,500,000 from species 
specific research to the new biological threats program. 
Funding is provided to Species Management Research, with the 
expectation the $250,000 will be used for competitively awarded 
grants for applied research to develop a system for integrating 
sensors. It also is the Committee's expectation that by working 
with partners, USGS can develop a convergent platform that 
enables existing and future sensor technologies to be deployed 
in extreme environments where real-time information is 
required.
    The new Land Management Research Program receives 
$55,448,000. Biological carbon sequestration activities are 
reduced by $5,025,000 due to the completion of activities that 
were conducted as part of the Energy Independence and Security 
Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-140) and the necessary assessments 
have been completed with published reports and papers. The next 
phase of assessments set to be conducted are for carbon 
sequestration in wetlands, which are funded under a different 
sub activity.
    The new Biological Threats Research Program receives 
$34,549,000.
    The Committee provides an increase in funds for a total of 
$1,000,000 to research the predominant pathways and mechanisms 
of the transmission of chronic wasting disease in wild, 
captive, and farmed populations of cervids in North America, 
including identifying significant gaps in the current 
scientific knowledge regarding transmission pathways. In 
carrying out this research, USGS may consult, partner, or 
contract with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
the National Academy of Sciences, and other public and private 
entities.
    Funding for white nose syndrome is increased by $500,000 to 
assist the Survey in leading and implementing the North 
American Bat Monitoring Program in association with other 
Federal natural resource management agencies and offices, 
States, and non-governmental partners. Asian Carp activities 
are funded at $9,600,000, a $2,000,000 increase which shall 
continue to be used to address Asian Carp issues in the Great 
Lakes and Upper Mississippi River Basin. In order to 
effectively control the spread of Asian Carp, the Committee 
expects all six sub basins of the Mississippi River Basin will 
be included in funding opportunities.
    Additionally, of the funds provided, the Committee expects 
a total of $400,000 to be devoted to Coral Disease Research, 
Detection, and Response as a result of concerns that emerging 
coral diseases have proven to be a major source of coral 
mortality, especially along the Florida Reef Tract, and pose a 
significant obstacles to coral reef restoration efforts. The 
Committee encourages the Department of the Interior to work 
with other Federal partners, as well as State and territorial 
government partners, to support coral monitoring, research, and 
restoration efforts in highly impacted and high priority coral 
reef habitats in U.S. waters including in Biscayne National 
Park and Dry Tortugas National Park.
    The Committee is aware of the work the Survey is performing 
in critical landscapes, such as the Arctic, Puget Sound, 
California Bay Delta, Everglades, Great Lakes, Columbia River, 
and the Chesapeake Bay, and encourages this work to continue.
    The Committee appreciates the research that the Survey is 
conducting regarding the Columbia River's flow regimes and 
understands the value of such research in light of the Columbia 
River Treaty. The Committee urges such flow regime research to 
be conducted in partnership with academic partners that have an 
advanced-technology observation and prediction system in this 
estuary.
    The Committee also notes the grave ecological threats and 
public nuisance posed by many invasive species and directs the 
Survey to prioritize research, detection, and response efforts 
on invasive species with extremely high impacts on public lands 
and natural resources, including Burmese Pythons in the Florida 
Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp, as well as Lionfish in the 
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and South Atlantic waters.
    The Cooperative Research Units Program receives 
$18,371,000, maintaining the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. 
The Committee notes that USGS Cooperative Research Units [CRU] 
have served as a cooperative network with Interior partners to 
improve and increase youth involvement in science and resources 
management. The Committee recognizes the value of these 
programs in building the workforce of tomorrow and strongly 
encourages the Survey to develop a plan and address open 
research positions at research institutions and fill open 
positions at CRUs as quickly as practicable to support the 
educational pipeline. The Committee strongly encourages that of 
the funds provided, $250,000 be maintained for research into 
the causes, and possible mitigation, of the dramatic decline in 
moose populations in the southern portions of that animal's New 
England range.
    The new Climate Adaption Science Center sub activity 
receives $44,488,000. The recommendation includes funding to 
maintain the fiscal year 2019 levels for the Centers. It is the 
Committee's expectation that funding will be distributed 
according to the allocation methodology in previous years 
ensuring all Centers remain open and at current levels.
    Energy and Mineral Resources.--The bill provides 
$90,041,000 for Mineral Resources. The Committee includes 
$4,000,000 for the implementation of Secretarial Order 3352 and 
encourages the Survey to continue to work on the U.S. domestic 
mineral base survey.
    The Committee supports the direction in Executive Order 
13817 and Secretarial Order 3359 to improve topographic, 
geological, and geophysical mapping and provides $10,598,000 
for the new critical minerals initiative. The Committee also 
encourages the completion of the pyrrhotite occurrence study, 
which was provided funding in 2019.
    The Committee expects the Survey to work collaboratively 
with State geological surveys to focus resources toward 
completing its core task of geologically surveying regions of 
the country that have high quality mineral and energy resources 
that remain unmapped at a useable scale, such as the Arctic 
mineral belt which includes the Yukon Tanana Uplands. The 
Survey will consult with State geological surveys to update and 
conduct new evaluations of oil and gas resources in low-
permeability reservoirs as in previous years.
    Natural Hazards.--The bill includes $170,838,000 for 
Natural Hazards programs. Within the Earthquake Hazards 
program, the Committee continues to support the multitude of 
regional earthquake initiatives, but is concerned about the 
budget structure for each network as it relates to operations, 
maintenance, and infrastructure; therefore, the Committee 
directs the Survey to report back within 90 days after 
enactment of this act with a breakdown of funding between the 
operations, maintenance, and infrastructure expenditures in 
2018 and 2019 along with recommendations on how to better 
structure the funding for these initiatives. This 
recommendation provides funding to ensure all the regional 
networks receive 2019 base funding level for operations and 
maintenance, including earthquake early warning and the Central 
and Eastern US Network [CEUSN]. Within these amounts, the 
Committee directs that regional networks which recently 
acquired the USArray stations from the National Science 
Foundation receive $3,000,000 for the operations and 
maintenance as these networks work to incorporate and use all 
Earthscope data. On top of base operations and maintenance for 
each network, the recommendation includes $17,500,000 for 
equipment and infrastructure costs. The Committee is also 
concerned that the updates to the national seismic hazard maps 
do not consistently include all 50 States and directs the 
Survey to update these maps for all 50 States, not just the 
lower 48, and provides $2,000,000 for this effort.
    The Committee is concerned about the lack of knowledge and 
real time instrumentation available for the Cascadia subduction 
zone; therefore, the Committee encourages the continued 
development of a system for Cascadia that will help prepare for 
and mitigate the negative human and economic impacts of a major 
seismic event.
    Base funding for the volcano hazards program is included 
along with $1,540,000 for the operation of equipment purchased 
with the onetime capital infrastructure provided in fiscal year 
2018 funding. The Committee remains concerned that systems and 
equipment used to monitor, detect, and warn the public of 
volcanic and seismic hazards, including lahars and earthquakes 
on high-threat volcanoes, are outdated and inadequate to 
address the substantial risks posed by those natural hazards. 
The Committee continues funding for next generation lahar 
operations and includes $1,645,000 for the Survey's plan to 
repair, upgrade, and expand monitoring, detection, and warning 
systems and equipment on high-threat volcanoes.
    The Committee is encouraged by the establishment of the 
National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System [NVEWS] 
(section 5001 of Public Law 116-9) in 2019. NVEWS will vastly 
improve, organize, and modernize volcano monitoring efforts in 
the United States to mitigate volcanic hazards. Building upon 
the lessons learned from developing the Earthquake Early 
Warning system, the Committee recommends that the USGS continue 
development of an implementation plan and operations and 
maintenance budget projections for NVEWS, with a focus and 
priority on high-threat volcanoes in areas of sparse 
instrumentation. The Committee recognizes the risk of 
geomagnetic field disturbances, including from Space Weather, 
on the Nation's electric power transmission network, pipelines, 
and other critical infrastructure. The Committee provides an 
additional $1,500,000 to complete a magnetotelluric survey of 
the earth's electric and magnetic fields on a regular grid 
across the conterminous United States.
    Water Resources.--The bill includes $228,808,000 for Water 
Resources. The Committee provides $1,000,000 to continue the 
U.S.-Mexico transboundary aquifer project; $6,000,000 for the 
Mississippi Alluvial plain project; and $300,000 for shallow 
and fractured bedrock terrain research to continue. The 
groundwater monitoring network is to be maintained at enacted 
levels.
    The Committee includes $1,500,000 for the Survey to install 
streamgages on certain transboundary rivers and an additional 
$1,500,000 for the implementation of the baseline strategy for 
transboundary rivers as outlined by the Surveys Water Quality 
Baseline Assessment for Transboundary Rivers. The Committee 
supports having a cost effective national streamgage strategy 
and continues $7,000,000 for this effort. The Committee also 
encourages the Survey's efforts in this regard as they move 
forward with the Next Generation Water Observing System and 
other efforts, including pilots in reference watersheds. The 
Committee also encourages the Survey to consult with relevant 
State officials to install sufficient monitoring and stream 
gages in the lower basin of the Delaware River as part of this 
effort. The Committee also expects the $120,000 for the 
streamgage on the Unuk River to be continued.
    The Committee continues the direction that the Survey enter 
into a formal partnership with local Tribes and other Federal 
agencies as necessary in the area to develop a water quality 
strategy for the transboundary rivers.
    The Committee expects the $300,000 for work to examine 
perfluorindated compounds to continue with priority given to 
sampling at sources of drinking water near locations with known 
or suspected releases of perfluorinated compounds. The 
Committee is also aware the Survey is been working with other 
Federal partners on various PFAS analytical methods and 
supports the continuation of $1,700,000 for this work on the 
development of a USGS analytical method for measuring PFAS 
compounds in the environment.
    The Water Resources Research Act (Public Law 88-379) 
remains at the enacted fiscal year level of $6,500,000. The 
Cooperative Water Program was renamed as part of a budget 
restructure in 2016 and the Cooperative Matching Funds is 
expected to be maintained at enacted levels.
    Within funds for water resources, $1,500,000 is provided 
for groundwater hydrologic studies for communities to determine 
the potential effects of increased water usage, particularly 
related to proposed water transfers out of fully appropriated 
water basins in the West, such as the Plains of San Agustin 
basin and the Gila River watershed.
    Core Science Systems.--The bill includes $221,688,000 for 
Core Science Systems. Programs are to be maintained at the 
enacted levels including the 3D Elevation Program [3DEP] 
program with a base level of $7,722,000 to be continued for the 
3D Elevation: Alaska Mapping and Map Modernization. It is the 
Committee's understanding this project is almost complete. The 
Survey is directed to brief the Committee regarding the next 
priority objective for mapping within 90 days after enactment 
of this act. The Committee reminds the Survey of the directive 
contained in the 2019 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public 
Law 116-6) regarding partnerships for the integration of 
sensors and encourages the submission of this delayed report.
    The bill provides $101,865,000 for the National Land 
Imaging Program, with full funding for Landsat 9 and the eight 
regional science centers provided at the negotiated annual 
agreement levels. The Committee also recognizes the value of 
the AmericaView State Grant program and directs the Survey to 
continue funding the AmericaView State grant program at the 
fiscal year 2019 enacted levels to ensure the ongoing viability 
of the program nationwide. Funding for the Landsat 7 and 8 
archive activities has been reduced by $5,000,000.
    Science Support.--The bill includes $96,828,000 for Science 
Support programs, a decrease of $6,000,000 below the enacted 
level.
    Facilities.--The bill includes $176,383,000 for facilities, 
deferred maintenance and capital improvement. The Committee has 
continued funding for the Menlo Park facility transition and 
$71,164,000 has been included in facilities funding.
    The Committee is aware the facilities at the Stennis Space 
Center are slated for demolition by 2022, and this facility is 
where the Survey performs the foundational services for all 
facets of the water observing systems; therefore, the Committee 
has included funding for the building of a new facility for 
this work. Also the Committee has included funding to fund the 
replacement of the Survey's facilities on the island of Hawaii 
which were impacted by the 2018 eruption and earthquake at 
Kilauea. The Committee is still waiting for the reports from 
the Survey related to the eruption as required by Public Law 
116-6 and Public Law 116-20 and expects those products. The 
Survey is reminded to continue to keep the Committee and local 
community informed as plans coalesce for replacement 
facilities.
    The Committee continues the direction related to the 
National Wildlife Center in Senate Report 115-276 and notes 
that the Survey has not yet delivered the required report. 
Further, the Committee recognizes there is important ongoing 
research on the potential for interactions between animal and 
human health, and the Survey should report on its capacity to 
partner with other Federal agencies with related 
responsibilities to respond to health threats.

                   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Bureau] is 
responsible for resource evaluation, environmental review, 
leasing activities, and lease management for the Nation's 
offshore energy and minerals resources.

                        OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $179,266,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     193,426,000
Committee recommendation................................     193,426,000

    The bill provides $193,426,000 for the Ocean Energy 
Management account, equal to the request. This amount will be 
partially offset with the collection of offsetting rental 
receipts and cost recovery fees totaling $60,000,000.
    Renewable Energy.--The bill provides $21,325,000 for 
renewable energy activities, as detailed in the request. The 
Bureau should continue to work with the Department of Energy to 
identify and permit a national offshore wind test site and to 
exchange information with the Department and the coastal States 
about the development of new technology related to the 
structural material, environmental, and design safety criteria, 
as well as design and performance standards of transitional 
depth and floating wind turbines. The Bureau is also expected 
to continue working with coastal States and other stakeholders 
to study new wind energy areas, including in shallow, 
transitional, and deep (over 200 feet) waters. The Committee 
expects the review and approval process for offshore renewable 
energy projects, including wind, to remain consistent with the 
legal rights of current leaseholders.
    Conventional Energy.--The bill provides $64,123,000 for 
conventional energy activities, equal to the request. The 
Bureau is reminded to continue to provide quarterly reports on 
the status of exploration and development plans to the House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriations as required under the 
approval of the reorganization of the Bureau of Ocean Energy 
Management, Regulation and Enforcement.
    Environmental Assessment.--The bill provides $85,110,000 
for environmental assessment activities, equal to the request.
    Marine Minerals.--The bill provides $5,729,000 for marine 
minerals activities, equal to the request. The Committee 
concurs with the Bureau's proposal to create a new budget 
activity within the Ocean Energy Management appropriation, 
which will raise the visibility of the Bureau's Marine Minerals 
Program. The Committee further supports the Bureau's initiation 
of an Outer Continental Shelf [OCS] Critical Mineral Inventory 
and is encouraged by the Bureau's decision to make critical 
minerals a new focal area for the Marine Minerals Program.
    Executive Direction.--The bill provides $17,139,000 for 
executive direction of the Bureau, including the Office of the 
Director, equal to the request.
    Offshore Wind Permitting.--The Committee is encouraged by 
the demonstrated potential of offshore wind lease sales, 
including the recent record-breaking lease sale of 390,000 
acres on the OCS, which generated $405,100,000 for American 
taxpayers. The Committee supports the responsible development 
of offshore wind energy projects and expects the Bureau to 
improve engagement with key stakeholders, particularly 
individual commercial and recreational fishermen, as well as 
State fishery and coastal management agencies, during the 
Offshore Wind Energy Authorization Process. The Committee 
further expects the Bureau to ensure that lessees consult with 
and consider the concerns of affected fishermen and other 
stakeholders at each stage of the leasing and development 
process.
    The Committee urges the Bureau to complete OCS development 
and project permitting in a timely manner to avoid stranding 
capital investment. The Committee believes that the interest in 
OCS wind development can only be sustained if project 
permitting is completed expeditiously. Accordingly, the 
Department shall prioritize the efficient processing of permit 
applications of offshore wind development, while ensuring 
proper environmental review, as well as moving forward with 
additional offshore wind lease sales and the establishment of 
further Wind Energy Areas to the extent practicable and with 
appropriate stakeholder input, as noted above.
    North Carolina Wind Leases.--According to information 
provided by the Bureau to the Committee, no lease sales will be 
held for offshore areas of North Carolina for wind energy 
during fiscal year 2020. The Committee directs the Bureau to 
follow this commitment and to continue to work with local 
stakeholders, industry, and State task forces to address local 
concerns related to the visual impacts of any proposed leasing 
activity in subsequent fiscal years.
    Offshore Revenues.--The Committee directs the Department to 
distribute revenues from Gulf of Mexico operations in a manner 
consistent with the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 
(Public Law 109-432).

             Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is 
responsible for regulating and enforcing safety, environmental, 
and conservation compliance during the development of the 
Nation's ocean energy and mineral resources on the Outer 
Continental Shelf, and oil spill research.

             OFFSHORE SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $187,240,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     192,812,000
Committee recommendation................................     187,341,000

    The bill provides $187,341,000 for the Offshore Safety and 
Environmental Enforcement account, $101,000 above the enacted 
level. This amount will be partially offset with the collection 
of offsetting rental receipts, cost recovery fees, and 
inspection fees, totaling $67,000,000.
    Operations, Safety and Regulation.--The bill provides 
$146,340,000 for operations, safety, and regulation activities, 
equal to the enacted level and $5,471,000 below the request.
    Administrative Operations.--The bill provides $18,150,000 
for administrative operations equal to the request.
    Executive Direction.--The bill provides $18,093,000 for 
executive direction of the Bureau, including the Office of the 
Director equal to the request.

                           OIL SPILL RESEARCH

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $14,899,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      12,700,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,899,000

    The bill provides $14,899,000 for oil spill research, equal 
to the enacted level and $2,199,000 above the request.

          Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

    The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 
[OSMRE] was established in 1977 to oversee and carry out the 
requirements of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act 
(Public Law 95-87) in concert with States and Indian Tribes. 
OSMRE's primary objectives are to ensure coal mining activities 
are conducted in a manner that protects citizens and the 
environment during mining, ensure the land is properly 
reclaimed, and mitigate effects of past mining by reclaiming 
abandoned coal mines. OSMRE addresses its mission through 
grants to States and Tribes to carry out their own regulatory 
and reclamation programs and the administration of OSMRE's 
regulatory and reclamation programs. The Surface Mining Control 
and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2006 (Public Law 109-432) 
revised the mine reclamation fee distribution mechanism 
beginning in fiscal year 2008. State and Tribal reclamation 
grants are now provided under mandatory appropriations instead 
of through this bill.

                       REGULATION AND TECHNOLOGY

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $115,804,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      96,960,000
Committee recommendation................................     117,768,000

    The bill provides a total appropriation of $117,768,000 for 
Regulation and Technology, $1,964,000 above the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level. The bill maintains State regulatory grants 
at $68,590,000, which is equal to the fiscal year 2019 enacted 
level.

                    ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $139,672,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      24,713,000
Committee recommendation................................     139,713,000

    The bill provides a total appropriation of $139,713,000 for 
the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund, $41,000 above the fiscal 
year 2019 enacted level. Of the funds provided, $24,713,000 
shall be derived from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund and 
$115,000,000 shall be derived from the General Fund.
    The Committee provides a total of $115,000,000 for grants 
to States and federally recognized Indian Tribes for the 
reclamation of abandoned mine lands in conjunction with 
economic and community development and reuse goals. States and 
Tribes shall use these funds to accelerate the remediation of 
Abandoned Mine Land [AML] sites with economic and community 
development end uses in mind. In doing so, the Committee 
envisions a collaborative partnership between the State and 
Tribal AML programs and their respective State and local 
economic and community development programs that will explore 
ways to return legacy coal sites to productive reuse. The 
Committee notes that these grants are provided from the General 
Fund and are therefore separate from the mandatory payments 
from the AML fund in fiscal year 2020.
    Assistance to Impacted States.--For fiscal year 2020, 
$75,000,000 shall be provided to the three Appalachian States 
with the largest unfunded needs for the reclamation of Priority 
1 and Priority 2 sites as delineated in the AML Inventory 
System. State AML programs, in consultation with State economic 
and community development authorities, shall develop a list of 
eligible AML projects in Appalachian counties that have a nexus 
to economic and community development and select qualifying AML 
projects that have the potential to create long-term economic 
benefits. State AML programs should consider whether a model 
similar to the Appalachian Regional Commission grants process 
could streamline project selection and whether an interagency 
agreement or other contracting mechanisms could streamline 
program implementation. Eligible grant recipients are limited 
to State and local governmental entities who may subcontract 
project-related activities as appropriate.
    Consistent with fiscal year 2019, the Committee provides an 
additional $30,000,000 for the next three Appalachian States 
with the largest unfunded needs for the reclamation of Priority 
1 and Priority 2 sites as delineated in the AML Inventory 
System. The $30,000,000 shall be divided equally among the next 
three States. Eligible grant recipients for the $30,000,000 are 
also limited to State and local governmental entities who may 
subcontract project-related activities as appropriate.
    The Committee provided funds for Tribes for the first time 
in fiscal year 2018 and continues to believe that Tribes can 
contribute to the success of the pilot. For fiscal year 2020, 
the Committee has provided $10,000,000 for grants to federally 
recognized Indian Tribes. Eligible grant recipients for the 
$10,000,000 are also limited to Tribal governmental entities 
who may subcontract project-related activities as appropriate.
    AML Pilot Program.--The Committee appreciates the guidance 
distributed by OSMRE on project eligibility for the AML Pilot 
Program. The Committee encourages the Secretary to continue 
working with OSMRE field offices and State AML programs to vet 
project proposals in the early stages of developing AML pilot 
projects.

                             INDIAN AFFAIRS


                        Bureau of Indian Affairs

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs [BIA] was founded in 1824 to 
uphold a Government-to-government relationship between the 
Federal Government and Tribal entities. The Federal Government 
retains trust responsibility for individual Indians and Tribes 
as a result of formal treaties and agreements with Native 
Americans.
    The Bureau provides services directly or through contracts, 
grants, or compacts to a population of 1.9 million American 
Indians and Alaska Natives who are members of 566 federally 
recognized Indian Tribes in the lower 48 States and Alaska. 
Programs administered by the BIA and Tribes include an 
education system for almost 48,000 elementary and secondary 
students; 28 Tribal colleges, universities and post secondary 
schools; social services; natural resource management on 56 
million acres of trust land; economic development; law 
enforcement; administration of Tribal courts; implementation of 
land and water claim settlements; replacement and repair of 
schools; repair and maintenance of roads and bridges; and 
repair of structural deficiencies on high hazard dams.

                      Operation of Indian Programs


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $2,414,577,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   1,462,310,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,533,461,000

    The recommendation provides a total of $1,533,461,000 for 
the Operations of Indian Programs account, a decrease of 
$881,116,000 below the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. The 
Committee approves the proposed restructure to separate the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education, which 
accounts for the decrease in funding for the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs. Funding reductions proposed in the request are not 
included unless specifically mentioned in the details that 
follow. The Committee has included fixed costs and internal 
transfers as proposed along with the following instructions and 
the Committee would like to remind the Bureau of the importance 
of meeting reporting requirements.
    The addition of many Bureau programs to the Government 
Accountability Office's [GAO] 2019 high risk list (GAO-17-317) 
indicate there remain several challenges to overcome in order 
to improve the Federal management of programs that serve Tribes 
and their members. The Committee stands ready to work with the 
Bureau to implement the GAO recommendations and strongly 
encourages the necessary changes be made to be removed from the 
GAO high risk list.
    The Committee is aware the Bureau of Indian Affairs has 
received proposals from tribes seeking to procure a lease under 
section 105(l) of the Indian Self Determination Act and 
Education Assistance Act [ISDEAA], Public Law 93-638, 25 U.S.C. 
5342(l). The Committee expects the Bureau to communicate 
regularly on the status of cost estimates for the leases and 
directs the Bureau to report back to the Committee within 90 
days of enactment of this act regarding what actions the 
Department has taken or plans to take in fiscal year 2020 to 
engage Tribes and Tribal organizations to develop the necessary 
policies and protocols to analyze and evaluate future lease 
requests. The Committee also directs the Indian Health Service 
and the Department of the Interior to consult with Tribes, the 
Department of Justice, and the Office of Management and Budget 
and to work with the House and Senate committees of 
jurisdiction, the Committees on Appropriations, and other 
relevant Federal partners to formulate budget and legislative 
strategies to address this situation, including discussions 
about whether, in light of the Maniilaq decisions, these funds 
should be reclassified as an appropriated entitlement.
    Tribal Government.--The bill provides $334,179,000 for 
Tribal government programs, an increase of $13,206,000 over the 
fiscal year 2019 enacted level. The recommendation supports 
$5,000,000 for Small and needy Tribes and this funding amount 
ensures all Small and needy Tribes receive the maximum base 
level. The Committee is aware some eligible Tribes have not 
received the maximum amount available even though the funding 
and report language have been explicit; therefore, the 
Committee expects the Department of the Interior to provide 
helpful oversight to the Bureau to ensure this program 
distributes the funding accurately and on time. The 
recommendation supports $1,281,000 for new Tribes and notes the 
challenge of reconciling the timing of the Tribal recognition 
process with the annual budget formulation process. If 
additional Tribes are recognized during fiscal year 2020 beyond 
those contemplated in the budget request, the Bureau is urged 
to support their capacity building efforts to the extent 
feasible. The Committee is also aware that new Tribes seeking 
Tribal recognition are often meet with delay. The Committee 
expects the Bureau to efficiently administer the Tribal 
recognition process and strongly encourages action on pending 
requests. The Committee provides $36,063,000 for road 
maintenance. The Committee is concerned about the obligation of 
road maintenance funding given the balances and backlog for 
deferred maintenance of roads in Indian Country; therefore, the 
Committee again directs the Bureau to report back to the 
Committee within 60 days of enactment of this act on the 
progress being made to implement the GAO recommendations 
outlined in the report GAO-17-423 as well as an explanation on 
how the funds provided in this bill will be allocated along 
with an explanation and the process for the distribution of 
funds.
    Within the program funding for road maintenance, $1,000,000 
is continued for the implementation of the Native American 
Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act of 2016 (Public 
Law 114-221) and the Bureau is instructed to report back within 
30 days of enactment of this act on how this funding will be 
distributed.
    Human Services.--The bill includes $154,685,000 for human 
services programs, a decrease of $6,731,000. The Committee 
would like to note the funding decrease is the result of Tribes 
transferring these funds from these activities that the 
Committee must account for and this funding level and is not 
due to a decrease in appropriation. The Committee is concerned 
about the transfers in funding for welfare assistance, social 
services, and the Indian Child Welfare Act (Public Law 95-608) 
and directs the Bureau to brief staff within 30 days of 
enactment of this act regarding these transfers. The 
recommendation includes funding to continue the Tiwahe 
Initiative. The Committee believes this initiative has helped 
strengthen Tribal communities by leveraging programs and 
resources; however, it is important to accurately track the 
funding going to pilot sites and others to measure overall 
program effectiveness and to ensure funding is not diverted for 
other purposes. The Committee is concerned that funding for the 
Tiwahe initiative has not been properly documented; therefore, 
the Committee directs the Bureau to produce a comprehensive 
report on funding levels and distribution with an outline of 
recipients since the initiative began in 2014. Within the 
amounts provided for Tiwahe, at least $300,000 is to be used to 
support women and children's shelters that are serving the 
needs of multiple Tribes or Alaska native Villages in the areas 
served by Tiwahe pilot sites.
    As the Committee continues to support the Tiwahe 
initiative, the Committee understands there are significant 
social service needs in Indian Country. The Committee directs 
the Bureau to report back within 180 days of enactment of this 
act on the status of the National Training Center for Indian 
Services and how this Center will seek to improve social 
services across Indian Country.
    The Committee recommends an increase of $2,000,000 for the 
Housing Program for a level of $11,708,000. The Bureau is 
instructed to report back within 30 days of enactment of this 
act on how this funding will be distributed.
    Trust--Natural Resources Management.--The recommendation 
includes $209,362,000 for trust and natural resources programs, 
an increase of $2,492,000 above the enacted level. Within the 
amounts, $12,036,000 is provided for the Tribal Management/
Development Program. It is the Committee's understanding the 
Bureau has entered into cooperative agreements with Ahtna Inter 
Tribal Resource Commission and the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal 
Fisheries Commission with other organizations interested in 
establishing similar agreements; therefore, it is the 
Committee's expectation that within the funding provided, pilot 
projects and programs for Alaska subsistence will continue. An 
additional $900,000 has been included for the implementation of 
the Pacific Salmon Treaty and $500,000 for the law enforcement 
needs for treaty sites on the Columbia River under the rights 
protection program as well as $1,000,000 for the invasive 
species program.
    The Committee continues support for the Bureau's 
partnership with local Tribes and the U.S. Geological Survey to 
help develop a water quality strategy for transboundary rivers.
    The Committee recognizes that many Tribes west of the 
Mississippi River tend to have reservations that are larger in 
terms of land mass than those east of the Mississippi River and 
face challenges including drought. However, the Committee 
expects that Tribes across the country who have resource 
challenges receive appropriate funding.
    The Department of the Interior is expected to promote and 
expand the use of agreements with Indian Tribes to protect 
Indian trust resources from catastrophic wildfire, insect and 
disease infestation, or other threats from adjacent Federal 
lands, as authorized by law. The Committee directs the Bureau 
to continue to coordinate with the Office of Wildland Fire to 
submit a report describing how the Department determines the 
use of wildfire suppression and rehabilitation resources and 
prioritizes Indian forest land.
    The Committee is aware that Tolowa Dee-ni' has been working 
with the Department to confirm the existence of a reserved 
fishing right and urges the Department to review and make a 
decision expeditiously on the Tribe's pending application. The 
Committee understands there are several Tribes with hatcheries 
that do not receive fish hatchery operations funding even 
though an established fishing right exists. The Committee 
directs the Bureau to compile a list of these Tribes to be 
publicly distributed.
    The Committee's recommendation provides $1,000,000 for the 
Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs to contract with relevant 
federally recognized tribes or tribal organizations to allow 
tribal cultural experts to perform a cultural resources 
investigation to identify culturally and historically 
significant areas and sites in areas of high energy development 
potential within the Chaco Canyon region of the Southwest. As 
part of this investigation the Committee expects special 
emphasis to be given to areas of high development potential as 
defined in Figure 10 of the Bureau of Land Management's 
February 2018 Final Report, ``Reasonable Development Scenario 
of Oil and Gas Activities'' for the Mancos-Gallup RMPA Planning 
Area. The Assistant Secretary shall consult with affected 
tribes prior to soliciting proposals and shall award funds 
within 270 days of enactment of this act.
    Trust--Real Estate Services.--The bill includes 
$130,905,000, for trust-real estate services programs, an 
increase of $225,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. 
Within the amounts provided, programs are expected to be 
continued at the fiscal year 2019 enacted level with fixed 
costs and internal transfers included. The Committee has 
restored the proposed budget cuts to the Alaska Native programs 
and directs a program level of $450,000 for the certification 
of historical places and cultural sites, including Alaska 
Native Claims Settlement Act sites. Within the amounts 
provided, the Committee also expects funding of $1,500,000 to 
continue for rights protection litigation support. The 
Committee directs the Bureau to conduct an inventory of wells 
for which BIA is responsible to reclaim, including cost 
estimates, for submission to the Committee within 90 days of 
enactment of this act.
    The Committee is aware that recruitment and retention 
challenges for staff positions within Trust-Real Estate 
Services programs negatively impact the ability of the 
Department to carry out its duties as a Trustee for Indian 
Trust Land, prevent Tribes from successfully participating in 
other Federal programs, and stymie Tribal economic development 
opportunities. The Committee also recognizes increased 
digitization of Indian land records would increase efficiency 
within Trust-Real Estate Services. Within the amounts provided, 
the Committee encourages Trust-Real Estate Services to 
implement additional digitization of Indian land records to 
promote Tribal economic development opportunities in Indian 
Country, including the Fort Belknap Indian Community. With 90 
days of enactment of this act, the Department shall submit a 
report to the Committee on Appropriations and Senate Committee 
on Indian Affairs that details actual staffing and vacancy 
levels within the program and provides specific recommendations 
to retain staff and improve program performance.
    Public Safety and Justice.--The bill includes $419,326,000 
for public safety and justice programs, an increase of 
$7,809,000 above the enacted level. Within the funding provided 
for criminal investigations and police services, $1,000,000 is 
to be continued for the implementation of Native American 
Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (Public Law 101-601). 
The Committee also expects the recidivism initiative 
administered through the Tiwahe initiative to be continued at 
current levels with this funding going to those pilot sites.
    The Committee continues $13,000,000 to address the needs of 
Public Law 83-280 States. The Committee remains concerned about 
the Tribal courts needs as identified in the Indian Law and 
Order Commission's November 2013 report which notes Federal 
investment in Tribal justice for Public Law 83-280 States has 
been more limited than elsewhere in Indian Country. The 
Committee expects the Bureau to continue to work with Indian 
Tribes and Tribal organizations to consider options that 
promote, design, or pilot Tribal court systems for Tribal 
communities subject to full or partial State jurisdiction under 
Public Law 83-280.
    Within the amounts provided, the Committee continues 
$2,000,000 for the implementation of the Violence Against Women 
Act [VAWA] (Public Law 103-322) for both training and VAWA 
specific Tribal court needs.
    To help better address Missing and Murdered Indigenous 
Women, the recommendation includes an additional $1,000,000 for 
criminal investigation and services to focus on unsolved 
missing and murdered cases and $2,000,000 through the special 
initiatives activities for equipment that can be used to help 
collect and preserve evidence at the scene of crimes throughout 
Indian country. Additionally, within the funds provided for law 
enforcement, $1,000,000 is provided to perform background check 
investigations to help with the hiring process.
    The Committee is aware that it is necessary to both boost 
coordination and data collection among Tribal, local, State, 
and Federal law enforcement in order address the crisis of 
missing, trafficked, and murdered indigenous women. For this 
reason, the Committee directs the Bureau to designate an 
official within the Office of Justice Services to work with 
Tribes to develop a set of guidelines on how to best collect 
the statistics on missing, trafficked, and murdered native 
women. The Committee expects this designee to report back to 
the Committee on his or her findings within 1 year after 
enactment. Additionally, the Committee directs the Government 
Accountability Office [GAO] to conduct a review of the Bureau's 
Federal policy for investigating and reporting missing and 
murdered Native Americans as well as outline recommendations 
for ways in which the Bureau can improve and better coordinate 
Tribal law enforcement activities with other Federal agencies 
to improve access to databases and public notification systems.
    In addition to these resources, the recommendation also 
includes funding to focus on retention and advanced training 
needs. The Committee includes $2,500,000 to operate new 
advanced (non-basic) training activities in the Great Plains 
region. These advanced training activities shall focus on 
training for detectives, forensics, and other advanced training 
and shall not duplicate training conducted at the Indian Police 
Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers [FLETC] 
in Artesia, New Mexico, where training will continue for entry-
level tribal and BIA law enforcement officers, agents, and 
corrections officers. The Committee remains fully supportive of 
the Indian Police Academy at FLETC in Artesia, New Mexico, and 
expects the Bureau to maintain the Academy's longstanding role 
as the central justice services training location for tribal 
law enforcement, including entry-level law enforcement 
officers, agents, and corrections officers. The bill provides 
$4,939,000 for the Indian Police Academy.
    The Committee is aware that Indian reservations have 
violent crime rates that are more than two and a half times 
higher than the national average. The Committee recognizes the 
need to address crime and violence in Indian Country and is 
concerned that there is a nearly 30 percent vacancy rate among 
Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement personnel. The 
Committee notes that the vacancy and turnover rate is 
especially high in the Great Plains Region, which contains 60 
percent of all Office of Justice Services vacancies and over 
half of all Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer vacancies. 
The Committee directs the Bureau of Indian Affairs, working 
with other Federal partners, to report back to the Committee 
within 1 year of enactment of this Act detailing the training 
needs for BIA law enforcement and tribal law enforcement by 
location with a comprehensive plan on how to recruit, train, 
and fill the vacancies. As part of this report, the Committee 
expects the Bureau to work with the Federal Law Enforcement 
Training Centers to clearly identify what funding mechanisms 
are authorized that may be used for the recruitment, training, 
and facility needs as well as what type of partnerships, both 
Federal, state, and tribal, could be utilized to address and 
fill these needs.
    The Committee understands the $7,500,000 provided in fiscal 
year 2018 and fiscal year 2019 for opioid addiction was not 
used solely for this purpose, but used to hire additional drug 
enforcement officers to assist with all drug related issues on 
Tribal lands. The Committee has continued this funding without 
the designation of opioid funding. The Committee directs the 
Bureau to include Tiwahe funding provided under this activity 
be included in the directive under Social Services. The Tiwahe 
initiative is funded at enacted levels.
    Community and Economic Development.--The bill provides 
$49,529,000 for community and economic development programs, an 
increase of $1,950,000 above the enacted level. The 
recommendation continues $3,400,000 for cooperative agreements 
to carry out the provisions of the NATIVE Act (Public Law 114-
221) of 2016, including activities related to technical 
assistance, improved data collection and analysis of tribal 
tourism. The Committee also continues $1,000,000 for the 
modernization of oil and gas records including the National 
Indian Oil and Gas Management System [NIOGEMS]. The recent GAO 
high risk report found the Bureau does not properly manage 
Indian energy resources held in trust and thereby limits 
opportunities for Tribes and their members to use those 
resources to create economic benefits in their communities. The 
Committee requests the Bureau work to make the necessary 
changes recommended by the GAO report and report back to the 
Committee outlining any barriers, statutory or regulatory, that 
prohibit or slow the pace of resource development as well as a 
status update on the open items that still need to be 
implemented according to the GAO report.
    The Committee understands the importance of preserving 
native languages for all Tribal communities. The Committee has 
previously appropriated funds to the Bureau of Indian Education 
to build capacity for language immersion programs or to create 
new programs; however, those States with federally recognized 
Tribes without Bureau funded schools have been prevented from 
participating in this program even though eligibility for these 
grants have included potential applicants beyond the Bureau of 
Education school system. The Committee includes $2,000,000 in 
new funding under this subactivity for language immersion 
grants. The Committee expects eligibility to be any private 
nonprofit, or Tribal organization in those States without 
Bureau-funded schools that are also interested in further 
enhancing or creating native language immersion programs.
    The Committee directs the Bureau to include Tiwahe funding 
provided under this activity be included in the directive under 
Social Services. The Tiwahe initiative is funded at enacted 
levels.
    Executive Direction and Administrative Services.--The bill 
includes $235,475,000 for executive direction and 
administrative services, an increase of $4,490,000 above the 
enacted level.
    The Committee is concerned the Indian Employment, Training 
and Related Services Act (Public Law 102-477), as amended, has 
not been fully implemented. The Bureau shall report back within 
60 days of enactment of this act on the status of 
implementation.

                              CONSTRUCTION

              (INCLUDING RESCISSION AND TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $358,719,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      58,482,000
Committee recommendation................................     128,723,000

    The Committee notes the decrease in funding is the result 
of the budget restructure. Public Safety and Justice programs 
receive $40,311,000, an increase of $5,001,000. The 
recommendation provides $23,000,000 for the restart of the 
facilities replacement and construction program; $4,494,000 for 
employee housing; $9,372,000 for facilities improvement and 
repair; $171,000 for fire safety coordination; and $3,274,000 
for fire protection. Resources management receives a total of 
$71,258,000 and includes: $28,698,000 for irrigation projects, 
with at least $10,000,000 for projects authorized by the WIIN 
Act; $38,280,000 for dam projects; $1,016,000 for survey and 
design; $2,613,000 for engineering and supervision; and 
$651,000 for Federal power compliance, along with a $2,000,000 
rescission from resources management construction account 
unobligated balances. The Committee expects the funds 
designated for WIIN Act (Public Law 114-322) activities will be 
deposited into the Indian Irrigation Fund and fund those 
projects authorized by Public Law 114-322. General 
administration or other Program Construction receives 
$17,154,000 and includes $1,417,000 for telecommunications 
repair; $11,818,000 for construction program management, with 
increases in order to fully fund the Ft. Peck water system; and 
$3,919,000 for facilities improvement and repair.
    The Committee continues the funding increases for dam 
safety, but the Committee is concerned there is an unknown 
number of dams on reservations that have not received a hazard 
classification and that the current review process is behind 
schedule resulting in delays for dams to receive a 
comprehensive review. The Committee strongly encourages the 
Bureau to begin the work on the dams and report back to the 
Committee on the best way to effectively quantify the potential 
pool of dams on reservations in need of a review and/or 
classification.
    The Committee understands the demand for public safety and 
construction funding remains high and the backlog to replace 
these facilities has grown exponentially. The Committee is 
aware there are many condemned facilities across the country 
including the Hopi, White Mountain Apache, and San Carlos 
Apache detention and justice facilities. For this reason, the 
Committee directs the Bureau to report back in 90 days after 
enactment of this act with a comprehensive list of condemned 
facilities that need to be replaced.
    The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe, and the surrounding 
area, is facing an increase in substance abuse and related 
violence. The Committee is aware the Tribe received funding to 
replace an old detention center in fiscal year 2018 that would 
allow the Tribe to replace its old detention center up to its 
previous capacity; however, the capacity of the prior facility 
does not account for the increase in population growth or the 
need to address rising violent crime issues on the reservation. 
The Committee recognizes the need for increased detention space 
is dependent upon supportive data. Therefore, the Committee 
directs the Bureau to report back to the Committee within 60 
days of enactment of this act with factors used to determine 
the appropriate size the of the detention center including the 
consideration of a high security adult detention block and a 
cost estimate.

                       Bureau of Indian Education


                 Operation of Indian Education Programs


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................................
Budget estimate, 2020...................................    $867,416,000
Committee recommendation................................     905,841,000

    Education.--The bill includes $905,841,000 for education 
programs, and the Committee approves the separation of this 
funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Operation of Indian 
Programs. The Committee fully supports making the needed 
reforms to the Bureau of Indian Education [BIE] in order to 
improve the quality of education offered to address the 
performance gap of student's education at BIE-funded schools. 
The first phase of the current reform effort was approved in 
2015 and the Committee directs the Bureau to regularly inform 
the Committee on progress. Over the past 3 years, the GAO has 
issued several reports (GAO-13-774, GAO-15-121, GAO-17-447, 
GAO-17-421, and GAO-16-313) outlining management challenges at 
the Bureau and there are still outstanding open recommendations 
to address as well as additional issues outlined in the high 
risk report (GAO-17-317). The Committee is fully supportive of 
efforts to reform and better the system, but concerns about how 
the Bureau manages funding, tracks school conditions, and 
manages the overall school system remain. The Committee stands 
ready to work with the administration on the appropriate steps 
forward and directs the Office of the Assistant Secretary-
Indian Affairs to report back within 60 days of enactment of 
this act on the progress made towards implementing all the GAO 
recommendations and the current status of the reform effort as 
well as the status of Congressional directives.
    The Committee understands the Bureau and the Department of 
Education currently have a Memorandum of Understanding that 
allows the two agencies to work collaboratively through 
regularly scheduled meetings to discuss how to improve 
efficiency and student outcomes. The Committee encourages this 
to continue.
    The Committee fully supports broadening access to Native 
language and culture programs, which have been linked to higher 
academic achievement for Native youth. The Committee expects 
the Individual Student Equalization Program should continue to 
enhance access to Native language and culture programs in BIE-
funded schools and directs the Bureau to report within 60 days 
of enactment of this act on how previous funding provided has 
been and can continue to be used to support these programs.
    Within the funds provided for education program 
enhancements, $2,000,000 continues native language immersion 
grants with the understanding the recipients of these grants 
are Bureau funded schools. The Bureau is expected to report 
within 60 days of enactment of this act regarding the status of 
fiscal year 2019 funds and the planned distribution of funds in 
this act.
    The Committee remains concerned about the distribution 
methodology of the Johnson O'Malley [JOM] assistance grants and 
is aware Congress enacted the Johnson O'Malley Modernization 
Act (Public Law 115-404) in 2018. In addition to a report 
detailing its compliance with the Act, the Committee requests 
the Department include estimates of necessary appropriations 
levels to provide per pupil funding levels equal to the fiscal 
year 2018 level per pupil level for all newly reported eligible 
students.
    The Committee also recognizes that many Tribal colleges 
have significant unfunded needs and directs the Bureau to work 
with Tribal leaders and other stakeholders to develop a 
consistent methodology for determining Tribal college operating 
needs to inform future budget requests. The Committee expects 
the methodology to address operating and infrastructure needs, 
including classrooms and housing. The Committee also directs 
the Bureau to report back to the within 60 days of enactment of 
this act on how the Bureau conducts student counts at Tribal 
colleges and how funding is provided to address facilities 
operation, maintenance, and construction needs.
    The administration's emphasis on education must be 
complemented by efforts to improve interagency coordination for 
the multiplicity of programs that affect the wellbeing of 
Native children. In addition to education, these include 
healthcare, social service, child welfare, and juvenile justice 
programs. The Committee encourages the Bureau to work with 
other relevant Federal, State, local, and Tribal organizations 
to begin the process of identifying ways to make programs more 
effective in serving Native children.
    The Committee is concerned by the recent Government 
Accountability Office report (GAO-17-423) on Tribal 
transportation, which identified potential negative impacts of 
road conditions on Native student school attendance. The 
Committee recommends BIE take steps to improve its data 
collection on the cause of student absences, including data on 
road and weather conditions, and to report back to the 
Committee within 120 days of enactment of this act regarding 
its actions to improve student absence data tracking and 
analysis.
    The Committee understands the importance of bringing 
broadband to reservations and villages but remains concerned 
about how these funds are used and the planning process used 
for this type of investment. The Committee directs the agency 
to report back within 90 days of enactment of this act on a 
scalable plan to increase bandwidth in schools, procure 
computers, and acquire software. This report should also 
include how the Bureau is working with other Federal agencies 
to coordinate and plan for the technology buildout.
    The Bureau, working with the Indian Health Service as 
appropriate, is also urged to consider integrating school-based 
preventative health services such as dental care into 
elementary schools in order to improve health outcomes of 
Tribal students.
    The Committee is concerned that BIE is not in compliance 
with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 89-
10) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Public 
Law 101-476). Within 180 days of enactment of this act, the 
Department shall submit a report detailing BIE's compliance, or 
lack thereof, with these for the past five academic years.

                         Education Construction

Appropriations, 2019....................................................
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     $68,858,000
Committee recommendation................................     238,250,000

    The bill includes a total appropriation of $238,250,000 for 
the construction account, equal to the enacted level. Education 
Construction program amounts support a level of $238,250,000 
and includes $105,504,000 for replacement schools, $23,935,000 
for replacement facilities, $13,576,000 for employee housing, 
and $95,235,000 for facility improvement and repair. The 
Committee expects the increases continued for the facility 
improvement and repair program shall be used to address 
deficiencies identified by annual school safety inspections.
    The Committee remains concerned about the deferred 
maintenance projects at schools and directs the Bureau to 
submit the allocation plan as required by Public Law 115-31. 
The Committee is encouraged to learn that BIA and BIE continue 
to work together to ensure annual safety inspections are 
completed for all BIE school facilities. However, the Committee 
is concerned that, as recommended by the GAO in report GAO-16-
313, BIA and BIE have not developed concrete tracking and 
capacity-building systems to ensure safety issues flagged by 
these inspections are addressed in a timely manner. 
Furthermore, the Committee is concerned by reports from 
Tribally operated BIE schools that BIE does not provide timely 
access to or training about the Facilities Improvement and 
Repair Program and other available emergency maintenance 
funding. The Committee directs BIE and BIA to report back 
within 90 days of enactment of this act with a detailed 
implementation plan to address these remaining concerns.
    The Committee understands many schools are in need of 
repair, improvement, and upgrades in order to bring schools 
into good condition. The Committee stands ready to work with 
the administration and Tribes to develop a comprehensive 
strategy that provides safe, functional, and accessible 
facilities for schools. The Committee directs the Bureau to 
report back within 90 days of enactment of this act on the 
progress the Bureau has made towards implementing a long-term 
facilities plan similar to the Department of Defense process in 
2009, as encouraged in the joint explanatory statement 
accompanied by Public Law 114-113.

                         CONTRACT SUPPORT COSTS

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $247,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     271,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     271,000,000

    Contract Support Costs.--The Committee has continued 
language from fiscal year 2019 establishing an indefinite 
appropriation for contract support costs estimated to be 
$271,000,000, which is an increase of $24,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2019 level. By retaining an indefinite 
appropriation for this account, additional funds may be 
provided by the Bureau if its budget estimate proves to be 
lower than necessary to meet the legal obligation to pay the 
full amount due to Tribes. The Committee believes fully funding 
these costs will ensure that Tribes have the necessary 
resources they need to deliver program services efficiently and 
effectively.

INDIAN LAND AND WATER CLAIMS SETTLEMENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS TO 
                                INDIANS

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $50,057,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      45,644,000
Committee recommendation................................      45,644,000

    The bill provides a total appropriation of $45,644,000 for 
the Indian Land and Water Claim Settlements account. The 
Committee appreciates the importance of settling the numerous 
land and water settlements and directs the Department to submit 
a spending plan to the Committee within 90 days of enactment of 
this act for how it plans to allocate the funds provided by the 
bill for the specific settlements detailed in the budget 
request. The Committee recommendation notes that sufficient 
funding has been provided to complete required payments for the 
Navajo Trust Fund and the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project.

                 INDIAN GUARANTEED LOAN PROGRAM ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $10,779,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................         909,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,779,000

    The bill includes a total appropriation of $10,779,000 for 
the Indian Guaranteed Loan account equal to the enacted level.

                          Departmental Offices


                        Office of the Secretary


                        DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $124,673,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     129,422,000
Committee recommendation................................     136,244,000

    The bill includes a total appropriation of $136,244,000 for 
the Office of the Secretary account. This amount is $11,571,000 
above the enacted level and $6,822,000 above the request. The 
Department is directed to maintain the Office of Native 
Hawaiian Relations within the Office of the Assistant 
Secretary-Policy, Management, and Budget.
    Leadership and Administration.--The recommendation includes 
an appropriation of $107,368,000 for the leadership and 
administration activity, equal to the fiscal year 2019 enacted 
level.
    Management Services.--The bill provides an appropriation of 
$28,876,000 for the management services activity, an increase 
of $810,000 above the request. Funding provided includes 
$9,000,000 for the Office of Valuation Service.
    Conservation Partnerships.--The Committee continues to 
support the partnerships between the Department and the 21st 
Century Conservation Service Corps and Public Land Corps, which 
help to engage youth and veterans in hands-on service to our 
public lands, and expects these efforts to continue.
    Aviation Helmet Standard.--The Committee encourages the 
Department to ensure that all relevant regulations related to 
the Aviation Helmet Standard reflect appropriate safety 
concerns and promote improved competition for procurement 
contracts.
    Indian and Arts and Crafts Board [IACB].--The Committee 
supports the work of the IACB to promote the economic 
development of Native Americans through the expansion of the 
Indian arts and crafts market and combatting illegal sales and 
trafficking of indigenous artisanry.
    ESA Transparency.--The Committee encourages the Secretary 
to make publicly available on the Internet the best scientific 
and commercial data available that are the basis for each 
regulation, including each proposed regulation, promulgated 
under subsection (a)(1) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1533(a)(1)), as 
long as that information does not make available information 
which a State or Governor has determined public disclosure is 
prohibited by a law of that State relating to the protection of 
personal information.
    Freedom of Information Act [FOIA].--The Committee is aware 
of concern regarding the Department's proposal to amend its 
FOIA regulations (83 Fed. Reg. 67175), which was published on 
December 28, 2018. The Committee wants to ensure that any rule 
does not unduly restrict public access to the Department's 
records and cause delays in the processing of FOIA requests. 
The Committee expects that the Department will not finalize or 
implement the proposed rule until it consults with the House 
and Senate Appropriations Committees and other Congressional 
committees of jurisdiction to ensure compliance with letter and 
spirit of the FOIA statute.
    International Activities.--The Committee commends the 
Department for its international conservation efforts, 
particularly those facilitated by the International Technical 
Assistance Program and the U.S. Agency for International 
Development, such as tropical forest conservation activities in 
the Mirador-Calakmul Basin and anti-wildlife trafficking 
activities in Vietnam. The Committee expects the Department to 
obligate all funds provided for international conservation 
activities prior to the date of expiration and directs the 
Department to provide the Committee with information on needs 
relating to increased oversight and implementation of grant 
funding.

                            Insular Affairs

    The Office of Insular Affairs [OIA] was established on 
August 4, 1995, through Secretarial Order No. 3191, which also 
abolished the former Office of Territorial and International 
Affairs. OIA has administrative responsibility for coordinating 
Federal policy in the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the 
U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands [CNMI] and oversight of Federal programs and 
funds in the freely associated States of the Federated States 
of Micronesia [FSM], the Republic of the Marshall Islands 
[RMI], and the Republic of Palau.
    Following the expiration of the first Compact of Free 
Association in 2003, a new Compact of Free Association was 
negotiated between the United States and the states of FSM and 
RMI. Under the Compact, the status of free association 
recognizes each Freely Associated State as a sovereign State 
with the capacity to conduct foreign affairs consistent with 
the terms of the Compact. The Compact places full 
responsibility for defense with the United States. The Compact 
also provides grant funds and Federal program assistance, 
principally through the Department of the Interior.

                       ASSISTANCE TO TERRITORIES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $100,688,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      80,967,000
Committee recommendation................................     102,131,000

    The bill includes $102,131,000 for assistance to 
territories, $1,443,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted 
level and $21,164,000 above the request. Funding levels for 
each subactivity can be found in the table at the end of this 
statement.
    Within these amounts, the bill includes a total of 
$4,500,000 to continue discretionary grants to mitigate the 
impact of Compact-related migration on affected jurisdictions, 
as authorized by section 104(e) of Public Law 108-188. This 
amount is equal to the fiscal year 2019 level. As in previous 
years, the Department shall allocate these grants in 
conjunction with other currently authorized mandatory grants in 
order to help offset educational costs incurred by these 
jurisdictions.
    The bill recognizes that the Office of Insular Affairs' 
most impactful spending is through projects to improve 
education, drinking water, sanitation, health, safety, 
transportation, reliability of power, availability of 
technology, including through fiber optics, and economic 
opportunity and sustainability. The Committee directs these 
funds to be awarded accordingly. Additionally, the Office of 
Insular Affairs is directed to continue to award non-
competitive technical assistance funds to support investments 
in civic education programs for Insular Area students.
    American Samoa Operations Grants/American Samoa 
Construction.--The bill provides $24,120,000 for grants to 
American Samoa, $400,000 above the enacted level and $2,591,000 
above the request.
    CNMI/Covenant Grants.--The recommendation includes 
$27,720,000 for covenant grants, equal to the enacted level.

                      COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $3,413,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       3,109,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,463,000

    The bill includes $8,463,000 for Compact of Free 
Association programs, $5,050,000 above the enacted level, and 
$5,354,000 above the request. Within the funds made available, 
the Committee has provided $650,000 for Enewetak support.
    The Committee recognizes the importance of the relationship 
between the United States and the Republic of the Marshall 
Islands. $5,000,000 is provided as an initial payment towards 
the $20,000,000 in compensation requested by the Republic of 
the Marshall Islands for adverse financial and economic impacts 
as authorized by Public Law 108-188.

                        Office of the Solicitor


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $65,674,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      66,816,000
Committee recommendation................................      66,816,000

    The bill provides a total appropriation of $66,816,000 for 
the Office of the Solicitor, equal to the budget request.

                      Office of Inspector General


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $52,486,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      52,486,000
Committee recommendation................................      53,000,000

    The bill provides a total appropriation of $53,000,000 for 
the Office of Inspector General, $514,000 above the budget 
request.

             Office of Special Trustee for American Indians

    The Office of the Special Trustee [OST] for American 
Indians holds responsibility for approximately 56 million acres 
of land, with more than 10 million acres belonging to 
individual Indians and 46 millions acres held in trust for 
Indian Tribes.

                         FEDERAL TRUST PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $111,540,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     105,143,000
Committee recommendation................................     111,540,000

    The bill provides an appropriation of $111,540,000 for the 
Federal Trust Programs account, equal to the enacted level. The 
recommendation includes a total appropriation of $19,016,000 
for historical accounting activities.
    The Committee has previously included report language and 
funding for the eventual closure of the Office of Navajo and 
Hopi Indian Relocation [ONHIR] and still expects the 
administration to submit a comprehensive plan that addresses 
the transfer of all outstanding services, records, and 
rangeland activities to other agencies before the closure of 
the office. The Committee remains concerned by the lack of 
information related to the proposal and directs the OST to 
continue to work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and ONHIR to 
immediately consult with affected Tribes on matters related to 
the closure and transition.

                        Department-Wide Programs


                        WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The Department's Wildland Fire Management account funds 
fire prevention, readiness, suppression, and rehabilitation 
activities performed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of 
Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the 
National Park Service.

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $941,211,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   1,219,908,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,252,338,000

Note: Totals include funding designated by the Congress as being for 
disaster relief pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(F) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The bill provides a total appropriations of $1,252,338,000 
for wildland fire management, which includes $300,000,000 in 
fire cap adjustment funding and is $311,127,000 above the 
enacted level and $32,430,000 above the request.
    Fire Operations.--The bill provides $716,441,000 for 
Wildfire Preparedness and Suppression. This amount includes 
$332,784,000 for preparedness and $683,657,000 for fire 
suppression operations.
    Other Operations.--The bill provides $235,897,000 for other 
wildland fire management operations. This includes $194,000,000 
for hazardous fuels management, $20,470,000 for burned area 
rehabilitation, $18,427,000 for fire facilities, and $3,000,000 
for joint fire science. Prior to the Committee accepting the 
proposal to require individual bureaus to fund their respective 
fire facilities, the Department must provide an analysis of the 
impact to individual bureaus and the line items through which 
the Department expects those facilities to be funded.
    The Committee is concerned that a departure from the 
existing agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry to 
provide fire protection services would neither be in the 
interest of lands managed by the Department in western Oregon 
nor the significant interspersed communities and other 
significant timberlands that are immediately adjacent to 
Federal lands and directs the Department to reevaluate its 
departure from the existing agreement to ensure there is 
seamless fire protection across Federal, State, Tribal, and 
private lands in western Oregon.
    The Department shall report at the end of each fiscal year 
the number of acres treated by prescribed fire, mechanical 
fuels reduction, and thinning activities, as well as the acres 
treated in wildland urban interface and the costs associated 
with such activities.

                    CENTRAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $10,010,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       2,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,010,000

    The bill provides an appropriation of $10,010,000 for the 
Central Hazardous Materials Fund, equal to the enacted level 
and $8,010,000 above the request.

           NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND RESTORATION

                NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $7,767,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       4,600,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,767,000

    The bill provides a total appropriation of $7,767,000 for 
the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Fund, an amount equal to 
the enacted level and $3,167,000 above the request. The 
detailed allocation of funding by activity is included in the 
table at the end of this explanatory report.
    Restoration Fund Balances.--The Committee urges the NRDAR 
Program to reduce the growing balance of $1,300,000,000, 
including through greater partnerships with State trustees, 
performance based contracts, and other appropriate actions.

                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $55,735,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      69,284,000
Committee recommendation................................      68,235,000

    The bill provides a total appropriation of $68,235,000 for 
the Working Capital Fund. This amount is $12,500,000 above the 
enacted level and $1,049,000 below the request. The increase is 
provided to support the Department's implementation of NewPay.

                  OFFICE OF NATURAL RESOURCES REVENUE

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $137,505,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     147,330,000
Committee recommendation................................     147,330,000

    The bill provides $147,330,000 for the Office of Natural 
Resources Revenue, which is equal to the request. The increase 
is provided for information technology [IT] modernization of 
the Minerals Revenue Management Support System and for audit 
and compliance activities.

                       PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $500,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     465,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     500,000,000

    The bill includes full funding for the Payments in Lieu of 
Taxes [PILT] program for fiscal year 2019 in section 114 of 
title I, General Provisions, which is estimated to be 
$500,000,000 for the fiscal year.

                           General Provisions


                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Title I of the bill includes ``General Provisions, 
Department of the Interior'', which are various legislative 
provisions affecting the Department. The provisions are:
    Sec. 101. Provides secretarial authority for the intra-
bureau transfer of program funds for expenditures in cases of 
emergency when all other emergency funds are exhausted.
    Sec. 102. Provides for the department-wide 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, oil spills, 
grasshopper and Mormon cricket outbreaks, and surface mine 
reclamation emergencies.
    Sec. 103. Provides for use of appropriated funds by the 
Secretary for contracts, rental cars and aircraft, certain 
library memberships, and certain telephone expenses.
    Sec. 104. Provides for the transfer of unobligated balances 
from the Bureau of Indian Affairs or the Office of Special 
Trustee for American Indians for expenditure or transfer for 
Indian trust management activities.
    Sec. 105. Permits the redistribution of Tribal priority 
allocation and Tribal base funds to alleviate funding 
inequities.
    Sec. 106. Authorizes the acquisition of lands for the 
purpose of operating and maintaining facilities that support 
visitors to Ellis, Governors, and Liberty Islands.
    Sec. 107. Authorizes Outer Continental Shelf inspection 
fees to be collected by the Secretary of the Interior.
    Sec. 108. Provides the Secretary of the Interior with 
authority to enter into multi-year cooperative agreements with 
nonprofit organizations for long-term care of wild horses and 
burros.
    Sec. 109. Addresses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 
responsibilities for mass marking of salmonid stocks.
    Sec. 110. Allows the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of 
Indian Education to more efficiently and effectively perform 
reimbursable work.
    Sec. 111. Provides for the humane transfer of excess wild 
horses.
    Sec. 112. Provides authority for the Department of the 
Interior to enter into cooperative agreements with nonprofit 
organizations designated under the Older Americans Act.
    Sec. 113. Extension of Payments in lieu of taxes.
    Sec. 114. Obligation of Department of the Interior funds.
    Sec. 115. Addresses issuance of rules for sage-grouse.
    Sec. 116. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to 
continue the reorganization of the Bureau of Ocean Energy 
Management, Regulation and Enforcement.

                                TITLE II

                    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

                          Program Description

    The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] was created 
through Executive Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1970, designed 
to consolidate certain Federal Government environmental 
activities into a single agency. The plan was submitted by the 
President to the Congress on July 8, 1970, and the EPA was 
established as an independent agency in the executive branch on 
December 2, 1970, by consolidating 15 components from 5 
departments and independent agencies.
    A description of EPA's pollution control programs by media 
follows:
    Air.--The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (Public Law 101-
549) authorize a national program of air pollution research, 
regulation, prevention, and enforcement activities.
    Water Quality.--The Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
(Public Law 92-500), as amended, provides the framework for 
protection of the Nation's surface waters. The law recognizes 
that it is the primary responsibility of the States to prevent, 
reduce, and eliminate water pollution. The States determine the 
desired uses for their waters, set standards, identify current 
uses and, where uses are being impaired or threatened, develop 
plans for the protection or restoration of the designated use. 
They implement the plans through control programs such as 
permitting and enforcement, construction of municipal waste 
water treatment works, and nonpoint source control practices. 
The act also regulates discharge of dredge or fill material 
into waters of the United States, including wetlands.
    Drinking Water.--The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 
(Public Law 93-523), as amended in 1996, charges EPA with the 
responsibility of implementing a program to assure that the 
Nation's public drinking water supplies are free of 
contamination that may pose a human health risk and to protect 
and prevent the endangerment of ground water resources which 
serve as drinking water supplies.
    Hazardous Waste.--The Resource Conservation and Recovery 
Act of 1976 [RCRA] (Public Law 94-580) mandated EPA to develop 
a regulatory program to protect human health and the 
environment from improper hazardous waste disposal practices. 
The RCRA Program manages hazardous wastes from generation 
through disposal.
    EPA's responsibilities and authorities to manage hazardous 
waste were greatly expanded under the Hazardous and Solid Waste 
Amendments of 1984 (Public Law 98-616). Not only did the 
regulated universe of wastes and facilities dealing with 
hazardous waste increase significantly, but past mismanagement 
practices, in particular prior releases at inactive hazardous 
and solid waste management units, were to be identified and 
corrective action taken. The 1984 amendments also authorized a 
regulatory and implementation program directed to owners and 
operators of underground storage tanks.
    The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act 
of 2012 (Public Law 112-195) amended subtitle C of the Solid 
Waste Disposal Act (Public Law 89-272) to establish an 
electronic means of tracking wastes subject to RCRA regulation. 
Appropriations to the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Fund 
support development, operation, maintenance, and upgrading of 
the hazardous waste electronic manifest system.
    Pesticides.--The objective of the pesticide program is to 
protect the public health and the environment from unreasonable 
risks while permitting the use of necessary pest control 
approaches. This objective is pursued by EPA under the Food 
Quality Protection Act (Public Law 104-170), the Federal 
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (Public Law 61-
152), the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Public Law 75-
717), and the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act 
of 2012 (Public Law 112-117) through three principal means: (1) 
review of existing and new pesticide products; (2) enforcement 
of pesticide use rules; and (3) research and development to 
reinforce the ability to evaluate the risks and benefits of 
pesticides.
    Radiation.--The radiation program's major emphasis is to 
minimize the exposure of persons to ionizing radiation, whether 
from naturally occurring sources from medical or industrial 
applications, nuclear power sources, or weapons development.
    Toxic Substances.--The Toxic Substances Control Act (Public 
Law 94-469) established a program to stimulate the development 
of adequate data on the effects of chemical substances on 
health and the environment and instituted control action for 
those chemicals which present an unreasonable risk of injury to 
health or the environment. The act's coverage affects more than 
60,000 chemicals currently in commerce and all new chemicals.
    Multimedia.--Multimedia activities are designed to support 
programs where the problems, tools, and results are cross media 
and must be integrated to affect results. This integrated 
program encompasses the EPA's research, enforcement, and 
abatement activities.
    Superfund.--The Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-510) 
established a national program to protect public health and the 
environment from the threats posed by inactive hazardous waste 
sites and uncontrolled spills of hazardous substances. The 
original statute was amended by the Superfund Amendments and 
Reauthorization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-499). Under these 
authorities, EPA manages a hazardous waste site clean-up 
program that includes emergency response and long-term 
remediation.
    Brownfields.--The Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-510), as 
amended by the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields 
Revitalization Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-118), established a 
national program to assess, cleanup, and provide support to 
States, Tribes, local communities, and other stakeholders to 
work together to develop Brownfields.
    Leaking Underground Storage Tanks.--The Leaking Underground 
Storage Tank [LUST] Program addresses petroleum releases from 
federally regulated underground storage tanks. It was created 
in 1986 when Congress amended subtitle I of the Solid Waste 
Disposal Act (Public Law 89-272). EPA implements the LUST 
response program primarily through cooperative agreements with 
the States. In 2005, the Energy Policy Act (Public Law 109-58) 
expanded eligible uses of the Trust Fund to include certain 
leak prevention activities.
    Inland Oil Spill.--The Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
(Public Law 80-845), as amended by section 4202 of the Oil 
Pollution Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-380), established a 
national program to help prepare for, and respond to, any oil 
spill affecting the inland waters of the United States.

                         Programmatic Guidance

    The bill provides $9,010,839,000 for the EPA. The bill does 
not support reductions proposed in the budget request unless 
explicitly noted.
    Congressional Budget Justification.--The Agency is directed 
to continue to include the information requested in House 
Report 112-331 and any proposals to change State allocation 
formulas that affect the distribution of appropriated funds in 
future budget justifications.
    Reprogramming and Workforce Reshaping.--The agreement does 
not include any of the requested funds for workforce reshaping. 
Further, the Committee does not expect the Agency to 
consolidate or close any regional offices in fiscal year 2020. 
The Agency is held to the reprogramming limitation of 
$1,000,000 and should continue to follow the reprogramming 
directives as provided in the front of this report. It is noted 
that such reprogramming directives apply to proposed 
reorganizations, workforce restructure, reshaping, transfer of 
functions, or downsizing, especially those of significant 
national or regional importance, and include closures, 
consolidations, and relocations of offices, facilities, and 
laboratories.
    Further, the Agency may not use any amount of deobligated 
funds to initiate a new program, office, or initiative without 
the prior approval of the Committee. Within 30 days of 
enactment of this act, the Agency is directed to submit to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations its annual 
operating plan for fiscal year 2020, which shall detail how the 
Agency plans to allocate funds at the program project level.
    Budget Rebaselining.--For fiscal year 2020, the Committee 
provides all funding for the Agency in title II of the bill and 
does not include any rescissions of funds. In previous fiscal 
years, the Committee has included rescissions of funds to the 
Science and Technology account, Environmental Programs and 
Management account, and State and Tribal Grants [STAG] account 
and provided additional infrastructure funding in a title IV 
general provision. The Committee ends both practices for fiscal 
year 2020. The Committee therefore has rebaselined the Agency's 
funding levels for fiscal year 2020 to show funding levels for 
accounts and program areas with the fiscal year 2019 
rescissions applied and with the title IV infrastructure money 
included in title II.
    Rescissions have been enacted to the three accounts for a 
number of fiscal years, and the Committee does not continue the 
practice in this bill in order to exercise further control over 
funding levels of program areas. For reference, the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level for the Agency was $9,060,017,000 with 
$210,529,000 in rescissions, which amounted to $8,849,488,000 
in actual budget authority. The enacted rescissions in previous 
fiscal years were account-wide and the Agency was left 
discretion as how to apply the rescissions to the program areas 
in each of the three accounts. The Agency in fiscal year 2019 
and previous years would decide how to apply the rescissions by 
formulating an operating plan for the accounts with the 
rescissions included. Therefore, as the Agency's fiscal year 
2019 operating plan for these accounts provided the actual 
baseline of funding for each program area, the Committee views 
the operating plan levels for fiscal year 2019 as the base 
funding levels for the accounts and each program area. The 
Committee has not cut any program area below the Agency's 
fiscal year 2019 operating plan level. For fiscal year 2020, 
while a program area may appear at a level below the fiscal 
year 2019 enacted level, the Committee has not reduced funding 
for any program area below the Agency's fiscal year 2019 
operating plan level. Further, in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 
the bill included a title IV general provision that provided 
$791,000,000 in Superfund and STAG account funding. The 
Committee for fiscal year 2020 includes the $791,000,000 in 
funding from the title IV general provision as base funding in 
title II accounts. In total, the Committee provides 
$9,010,839,000 in fiscal year 2020 for the Agency with no 
rescission, an increase of $161,351,000 above the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level of $8,849,488,000.

                         Science and Technology

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $706,473,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     463,060,000
Committee recommendation................................     713,259,000

    The bill provides $713,259,000 for science and technology 
activities with an additional $17,775,000 to be paid from 
Hazardous Substance Superfund to fund ongoing research 
activities authorized by the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (Public Law 
96-510), as amended. This amount is $6,786,000 above the 
Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan level and does not 
include a rescission of funds.
    Budget Rebaseline.--Unlike in previous fiscal years, the 
Committee has not included a rescission of funds to the Science 
and Technology account. Rescissions have been enacted to this 
account for a number of fiscal years, and the Committee does 
not continue the practice in this bill in order to exercise 
further control over funding levels of program areas. The 
enacted rescissions in previous fiscal years were account-wide, 
and the Agency was left discretion as how to apply the 
rescission to the program areas in the account. For reference, 
the fiscal year 2019 enacted level for the account was 
$717,723,000 with an $11,250,000 rescission, which amounted to 
$706,473,000 in actual budget authority. The Agency in fiscal 
year 2019 and previous years would decide how to apply the 
rescission by formulating an operating plan for the account 
with the rescission included. Therefore, as the Agency's fiscal 
year 2019 operating plan for the account provided the actual 
baseline of funding for each program area, the Committee views 
the operating plan levels for fiscal year 2019 as the base 
funding levels for the account and each program area. For 
fiscal year 2020, while a program area may appear at a level 
below the fiscal year 2019 enacted level, the Committee has not 
reduced funding for any program area below the Agency's fiscal 
year 2019 operating plan level. The Committee provides 
$713,259,000 for the Science and Technology account for fiscal 
year 2020 with no rescission, an increase of $6,786,000 above 
the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan level of 
$706,473,000. A table is included below to further detail the 
fiscal year 2019 funding levels, both enacted and the Agency's 
operating plan, and the fiscal year 2020 Committee 
recommendations.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Fiscal year 2019                Fiscal year 2020
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                  Recommendation
                  Program area                                                                      compared to
                                                  Enacted  level     Operating       Committee      fiscal year
                                                                    plan level    recommendation       2019
                                                                                                  operating plan
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Clean Air.......................................         116,541         115,364         115,364  ..............
Enforcement.....................................          13,669          12,992          12,992  ..............
Homeland Security...............................          33,122          31,378          33,089           1,711
Indoor Air and Radiation........................           5,997           5,149           5,149  ..............
IT/Data Management/Security.....................           3,089           3,072           3,072  ..............
Operations and Administration...................          68,339          67,482          67,482  ..............
Pesticide Licensing.............................           6,027           5,886           5,886  ..............
Research: Air and Energy........................          94,906          92,996          94,496           1,500
Research: Chemical Safety and Sustainability....         126,930         126,268         126,268  ..............
Research: National Priorities...................           5,000           5,000           6,000           1,000
Research: Safe and Sustainable Water Resources..         106,257         104,890         106,890           2,000
Research: Sustainable and Healthy Communities...         134,327         132,477         132,477  ..............
Water: Human Health Protection..................           3,519           3,519           4,094             575
Rescission......................................         -11,250  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Totals....................................         706,473         706,473         713,259           6,786
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    Program Area and Program Project Funding Levels.--A 
detailed allocation of funding by program area is included in 
the table that accompanies this report. Additional changes to 
the request are detailed below. Unless otherwise detailed 
below, funding levels shall be maintained at the level included 
in the table accompanying this report and program project 
funding levels are not specified.
    Indoor Air and Radiation.--$5,149,000 is provided for 
indoor air and radiation activities, equal to funding provided 
in the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan. The proposed 
elimination of radon activities has been rejected and the 
program is funded at not less than the fiscal year 2019 level.
    Pesticides Licensing.--$5,886,000 is provided for pesticide 
program activities. This amount is equal to funding provided in 
the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan.
    Research: Air and Energy.--$94,496,000 has been provided, 
$1,500,000 above the funding provided in the Agency's fiscal 
year 2019 operating plan. Of this amount, up to $4,500,000 
shall be used to continue the study under the heading 
``Partnership Research'' contained in the explanatory statement 
of Public Law 115-141.
    Research: Chemical Safety and Sustainability.--$126,268,000 
is provided for the chemical safety and sustainability program, 
equal to funding provided in the Agency's fiscal year 2019 
operating plan. Funding for the endocrine disruptor program and 
for computational toxicology are maintained at the fiscal year 
2019 level.
    Research: National Priorities.--The bill provides 
$6,000,000, which shall be used for extramural research grants, 
independent of the Science to Achieve Results [STAR] grant 
program, to fund high-priority water quality and availability 
research by not-for-profit organizations who often partner with 
the Agency. Because these grants are independent of the STAR 
grant program, the Agency should strive to award grants in as 
large an amount as is possible to achieve the most 
scientifically significant research. Funds shall be awarded 
competitively with priority given to partners proposing 
research of national scope and who provide a 25-percent match. 
The Agency is directed to allocate funds to grantees within 180 
days of enactment of this act.
    Additional Guidance.--The Committee has provided the 
following additional guidance with respect to funding provided 
under this account.
    Computational Toxicology.--The Agency is directed to 
continue following the guidance contained in the explanatory 
statement of Public Law 115-141.
    Enhanced Aquifer Use.--The Agency is directed to continue 
following the guidance contained in Senate Report 114-281. 
Further, an increase of $2,000,000 is provided to the Research: 
Safe and Sustainable Water Resources program above the Agency's 
fiscal year 2019 operating plan. The Agency shall use this 
increase for a grant to an appropriate Research Center to carry 
out activities that would directly support groundwater research 
on Enhanced Aquifer Recharge in support of sole source 
aquifers; to enter into an interagency agreement with U.S. 
Geological Survey to carry out these activities; or to make 
grants to universities, tribes, and water related institutions 
for planning, research, monitoring, outreach, and 
implementation in furtherance of Enhanced Aquifer Recharge 
research.
    Integrated Risk Information System.--The Agency is directed 
to continue following the guidance contained in the explanatory 
statement accompanying Public Law 115-141.
    Nanomaterials Research.--The Committee notes the increased 
capabilities that the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] has 
developed to study environment, health, and safety of 
nanomaterials [nanoEHS] within FDA's Jefferson Laboratory 
Campus, including the National Center for Toxicological 
Research, and its consolidated headquarters at White Oak, 
Maryland. The FDA can and should be more involved in nanoEHS 
research with other agencies, particularly in activities 
involving human health. Out of the amounts appropriated, the 
Administrator shall seek to involve the FDA in nanoEHS research 
to the maximum extent possible, including participation in EPA 
funded research.
    STAR Grants.--The Committee has provided funds to continue 
the STAR program, and the Committee directs the Agency to 
distribute grants consistent with fiscal year 2019. The 
Committee directs that funding for the Children's Environmental 
Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers are continued at 
a level consistent with prior years of funding by EPA, and that 
the Agency must brief the Committee on its efforts of re-
establishing a grant process for the Centers within 60 days of 
enactment of this act.
    Harmful Algal Blooms.--The Committee recognizes the 
increasing challenges many communities face from harmful algal 
blooms [HABs] in freshwater and coastal ecosystems. The 
Committee encourages the Agency to fund research grants that 
help promote scientific progress towards preventing and 
controlling HABs in freshwater and coastal ecosystems, 
including research to (1) determine the effectiveness of 
existing nutrient treatment technologies; (2) evaluate the 
scale-up of emerging nutrient treatment technologies and 
develop new technologies; and (3) develop best management 
practices to help both rural and urban communities control 
nutrients in their watersheds.
    Sunscreen Ingredient Analysis.--Using the funds provided, 
the Agency is directed to contract with the National Academy of 
Sciences to conduct a review of the current scientific 
literature of currently marketed sunscreen ingredients in the 
U.S. oxybenzone and octinoxate using standard Federal 
reliability guidelines for toxicity data to determine potential 
risks to the marine environment. The study should include a 
review of existing hazard and exposure data encompassing both 
ecological and animal toxicology endpoints for these two 
chemicals as well as recommendations for additional research to 
be undertaken that will generate the data required to conduct a 
marine environmental risk assessment of currently marketed 
sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate, including 
recommendations on testing methods, study designs, and research 
priorities. The study should also evaluate the need for risk 
mitigation focusing on development of a comparative risk 
assessment balancing the risk posed by sunscreen ingredients 
oxybenzone and octinoxate to the marine environment with the 
potential public health implications associated with reduced 
use of sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate for 
protection against excess ultraviolet radiation exposure to 
complement human safety data currently being collected by the 
FDA.
    Wildfire Smoke Research.--The Committee notes with concern 
the adverse health effects smoke from wildfires has on impacted 
communities. The Committee is aware of and supports efforts by 
EPA to develop community-based interventions and communication 
strategies for affected communities.
    Microplastics.--The Committee supports EPA's ongoing 
efforts to develop standards for microplastics analysis. The 
Committee provides no less than $1,000,000 in Research: Safe 
and Sustainable Water Resources for research to produce 
standard reference materials, appropriate instrumentation, and 
accurate and precise methods for microplastics analysis that 
include appropriate quality assurance and quality control for: 
microplastics sample collection; microplastics extraction from 
surface and drinking water, dust, sediment and tissue samples; 
microplastics characterization; and microplastics 
quantification. The Committee encourages the EPA to continue to 
work with industry partners and other interested stakeholders 
on these efforts and directs the EPA to coordinate with 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] and 
National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST] where 
appropriate.

                 Environmental Programs and Management

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $2,597,999,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   2,149,268,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,623,582,000

    The bill provides $2,623,582,000 for environmental programs 
and management activities. This amount is $25,583,000 above the 
Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan.
    Budget Rebaseline.--Unlike in previous fiscal years, the 
Committee has not included a rescission of funds to the 
Environmental Programs and Management account. Rescissions have 
been enacted to this account for a number of fiscal years, and 
the Committee does not continue the practice in this bill in 
order to exercise further control over funding levels of 
program areas. The enacted rescissions in previous fiscal years 
were account-wide, and the Agency was left discretion as how to 
apply the rescission to the program areas in the account. For 
reference, the fiscal year 2019 enacted level for the account 
was $2,658,200,000 with a $60,201,000 rescission, which 
amounted to $2,597,999,000 in actual budget authority. The 
Agency in fiscal year 2019 and previous years would decide how 
to apply the rescission by formulating an operating plan for 
the account with the rescission included. Therefore, as the 
Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan for the account 
provided the actual baseline of funding for each program area, 
the Committee views the operating plan levels for fiscal year 
2019 as the base funding levels for the account and each 
program area. For fiscal year 2020, while a program area may 
appear at a level below the fiscal year 2019 enacted level, the 
Committee has not reduced funding for any program area below 
the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan level. The 
Committee provides $2,623,582,000 for the Environmental 
Programs and Management account for fiscal year 2020 with no 
rescission, an increase of $25,583,000 above the Agency's 
fiscal year 2019 operating plan level of $2,597,999,000. A 
table is included below to further detail the fiscal year 2019 
funding levels, both enacted and the Agency's operating plan, 
and the fiscal year 2020 Committee recommendations.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                         Fiscal year 2019                Fiscal year 2020
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                  Recommendation
                  Program area                                                                      compared to
                                                  Enacted  level     Operating       Committee      fiscal year
                                                                    plan level    recommendation       2019
                                                                                                  operating plan
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Brownfields.....................................          25,593          23,647          23,647  ..............
Clean air and climate...........................         273,108         272,844         272,844  ..............
Compliance......................................         101,665          98,052          98,052  ..............
Enforcement.....................................         240,637         229,003         229,003  ..............
Environmental protection: National priorities...          15,000          15,000          17,700           2,700
Geographic programs.............................         456,958         456,958         471,741          14,783
Homeland security...............................          10,195          10,013          10,013  ..............
Indoor air and radiation........................          27,637          24,951          24,951  ..............
Information exchange/Outreach...................         126,538         118,828         118,828  ..............
International programs..........................          15,400          14,611          14,611  ..............
IT/Data management/Security.....................          90,536          87,816          87,816  ..............
Legal/science/regulatory/economic review........         111,414         104,243         104,243  ..............
Operations and administration...................         480,751         474,153         474,153  ..............
Pesticide licensing.............................         109,363         107,046         107,046  ..............
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)...         112,377         108,789         108,789  ..............
Toxics risk review and prevention...............          92,521          90,715          90,715  ..............
Underground storage tanks (LUST/UST)............          11,295          10,750          10,750  ..............
Water: Ecosystems:..............................          47,788          45,964          49,064           3,100
Water: Human health protection..................          98,507          98,427         101,927           3,500
Water quality protection........................         210,917         206,189         207,689           1,500
Rescission......................................         -60,201  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Totals....................................       2,597,999       2,597,999       2,623,582          25,583
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    Program Area and Program Project Funding Levels.--A 
detailed allocation of funding by program area is included in 
the table that accompanies this report. Additional changes to 
the request are detailed below. Unless otherwise detailed 
below, funding levels shall be maintained at the level included 
in the table accompanying this report and program project 
funding levels are not specified.
    Freedom of Information Act [FOIA].--The Committee is aware 
of concerns about the EPA's ``Freedom of Information Act 
Regulations Update'' final rule, 84 Fed. Reg. 30028, 
promulgated on June 26, 2019. The Committee wants to ensure 
that such regulatory changes do not result in undue delays, 
redactions, and the withholding of information in contravention 
of the intent of the FOIA statute. To better understand the 
impact of the final rule on EPA's compliance with the 
requirements of FOIA, the Committee expects EPA to provide a 
quarterly briefing to the House and Senate Appropriations 
Committees and the committees of Jurisdiction for each quarter 
that the rule remains in effect to provide information on the 
implementation of the rule and its impacts on FOIA responses. 
The briefings should include detail on the number of times that 
agency officials issue final determinations described in the 
rule and the specific statutory exemptions invoked in instances 
where an official issues a final determination outlined in the 
rule to withhold a record or a portion thereof.
    Clean Air.--The Committee has provided funding for Clean 
Air programs equal to the level provided in the Agency's fiscal 
year 2019 operating plan. The Committee continues to support 
the EnergySTAR program at the fiscal year 2019 level. The 
Committee does not support the proposed termination of 
voluntary programs, including Natural GasSTAR, AgSTAR, the 
Combined Heat and Power Partnership, and other partnership 
programs where EPA works collaboratively with non-governmental 
entities to identify beneficial methods to reduce emissions, 
reduce pollution, or increase efficiency. The Committee 
encourages EPA to inform states of applicable tools, such as 
output-based regulations, that will encourage fuel efficiency 
as an air pollution prevention measure and assist states in 
meeting environmental and energy goals. The Committee funds 
both program areas related to stratospheric ozone at not less 
than the fiscal year 2019 enacted level.
    Environmental Protection: National Priorities.--The bill 
provides $17,700,000, an increase of $2,700,000 above the 
enacted level and the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan 
level, for a competitive grant program for qualified non-profit 
organizations, excluding institutions of higher education, to 
provide technical assistance for improved water quality or safe 
drinking water, adequate waste water to small systems, or 
individual private well owners. The Agency shall provide 
$15,000,000 for Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water 
Systems Assistance Act (Public Law 114-98), for activities 
specified under section 1442(e) of the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(42 U.S.C. 300j-1(e)(8)). The Agency is also directed to 
provide $1,700,000 for grants to qualified not-for-profit 
organizations for technical assistance for individual private 
well owners, with priority given to organizations that 
currently provide technical and educational assistance to 
individual private well owners. The Agency is directed to 
provide on a national and multi-State regional basis, 
$1,000,000 for grants to qualified organizations for the sole 
purpose of providing on-site training and technical assistance 
for wastewater systems. The Agency shall require each grantee 
to provide a minimum 10 percent match, including in kind 
contributions. The Agency is directed to allocate funds to 
grantees within 180 days of enactment of this act.
    The Committee remains concerned that the Agency made a 
decision to put out a multi-year Request for Applications for 
fiscal year 2017 and 2018 without the express approval of the 
Committee. The Agency is directed to obtain Committee approval 
for any similar activity in the future.
    Geographic Programs.--The bill provides $471,741,000 for 
Geographic Programs, an increase of $14,783,000 above the 
Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan level. Funding levels 
for the specific geographic programs are as follows:
  --$301,000,000 for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
  --$76,000,000 for the Chesapeake Bay program.
  --$5,750,000 for the San Francisco Bay program.
  --$29,000,000 for the Puget Sound program.
  --$4,704,000 for the South Florida program.
  --$16,000,000 for the Long Island Sound program.
  --$17,042,000 for the Gulf of Mexico program.
  --$13,000,000 for the Lake Champlain program.
  --$5,200,000 for the Southern New England Estuaries program.
  --$1,400,000 for the Lake Pontchartrain program.
  --$1,200,000 for the Columbia River Basin Restoration 
        program.
    Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.--A long-term goal of 
the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative [GLRI] articulated in 
the GLRI Action Plan calls for land use, recreation, and 
economic activities that are managed to ensure that nearshore 
aquatic, wetland, and upland habitats will sustain the health 
and function of natural communities. The Committee is aware 
that Metropolitan Planning Organizations in the region are 
working on site-specific land-use and economic development 
projects with local communities bordering the Great Lakes that 
can help advance this effort. The Agency is encouraged to work 
with these groups to advance this long-term goal as they 
allocate funding under the GLRI.
    Additionally, the Committee urges the Environmental 
Protection Agency and Great Lakes Interagency Taskforce to 
provide continued attention and resources towards building the 
capacity of on-the-ground partners, including States and 
Tribes, as ongoing partners in the stewardship of the Great 
Lakes. The Committee recognizes the importance of Tribal self-
governance and encourages the Agency to work with Tribal 
governments and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to develop a 
proposal for the creation of a distinct GLRI Tribal program 
through which GLRI funds would be provided to allow Tribes the 
flexibility to develop the programs that are of the highest 
priorities to their communities and which fulfill the spirit of 
self-determination, meet treaty obligations, and carry out 
Federal trust responsibilities.
    The Committee encourages agency funds for Great Lakes 
projects to be made available for projects in the historic 
Great Lakes Basin, which includes the Chicago River Watershed.
    In delivering this program as authorized for Lake 
Champlain, the Agency is encouraged to support and expected to 
coordinate with the federally authorized Lake Champlain Basin 
Program and the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program, each of which 
has expertise and jurisdiction for aquatic invasive species, 
and work cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    Gulf of Mexico.--The bill provides $17,042,000 for the Gulf 
of Mexico Geographic Program, an increase of $2,500,000 above 
the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan. The Committee 
notes that hypoxia continues to be a growing cause for concern. 
The Committee directs the Agency to coordinate with the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, the Gulf States, and other State, 
local, and private partners to leverage greater resources 
toward conservation projects on working-lands within the Gulf 
Region and Mississippi River Basin. The Agency is directed to 
distribute funds in the same manner as fiscal year 2019.
    Chesapeake Bay.--The Committee recommends $76,000,000 for 
the Chesapeake Bay program, an increase of $3,000,000 above the 
Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan. From within the 
amount provided, $7,500,000 is for nutrient and sediment 
removal grants and $7,500,000 is for small watershed grants to 
control polluted runoff from urban, suburban, and agricultural 
lands.
    Lake Champlain.--The Committee recommends $13,000,000 for 
the Lake Champlain program, an increase of $2,000,000 above the 
enacted level and the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan. 
From within the amount provided, $7,000,000 shall be allocated 
through the Lake Champlain Basin Program Process. Funds 
appropriated above $7,000,000 shall be directed to projects 
determined to make the most significant, achievable, and 
measurable progress towards meeting the phosphorus reduction 
targets of the EPA's 2016 Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load 
Plan for Lake Champlain for projects and work identified in the 
State implementation plan.
    Puget Sound.--The bill provides $29,000,000 for the Puget 
Sound program, an increase of $1,000,000 above the enacted 
level and the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan. The 
Agency shall follow the direction under this heading in House 
Report 115-238.
    Northwest Forest Program.--The Committee continues to 
support the Northwest Forest Program at not less than the 
fiscal year 2019 funding level.
    South Florida Program.--The Committee has provided 
$4,704,000 for the South Florida program, an increase of 
$1,500,000 above the enacted level and the Agency's fiscal year 
2019 operating plan. Within the increase, the Committee 
provides $1,000,000 to monitor coral health in South Florida; 
$650,000 to enhance water quality and seagrass monitoring in 
the Caloosahatchee Estuary and Indian River Lagoon, especially 
with respect to assessing the impact of Lake Okeechobee 
discharges and harmful algal blooms; and $650,000 to enhance 
water quality and seagrass monitoring in Florida Bay and 
Biscayne Bay, especially with respect to assessing the impact 
of Everglades Restoration projects and harmful algal blooms.
    Columbia River Basin Restoration Program.--The bill 
provides $1,200,000 for the Columbia River Basin Restoration 
Program, an increase of $200,000 above the enacted level and 
the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan.
    Indoor Air and Radiation.--$24,951,000 has been provided 
for indoor air and radiation activities, equal to funding 
provided in the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan. The 
proposed elimination of the radon program is rejected and 
funding should be provided at not less than the fiscal year 
2019 level. Funds have been included for the Radiation 
Protection and Reduce Risks from Indoor Air programs.
    Information Exchange/Outreach.--Tribal capacity building is 
funded at not less than the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating 
plan level. The Committee is concerned that the smart skin 
cancer education program has recently received insufficient 
attention from the Agency; therefore, the Agency is directed to 
use environmental education funds for the smart skin cancer 
education program, similar to prior years. The Committee 
expects the Agency to continue the Small Minority Business 
Assistance program.
    International Programs.--The bill provides $14,611,000 for 
International Programs, which includes funds for the U.S.-
Mexico Border program equal to funding provided in the Agency's 
fiscal year 2019 operating plan. The Committee remains 
concerned that despite millions of dollars of U.S. 
infrastructure investments on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico 
border over the past two decades, untreated sewage, chemicals, 
and pollution continue to flow from Mexico into U.S. 
communities. The Committee directs EPA to increase its efforts 
to address toxic cross-border flows through the Border Water 
Infrastructure Program in coordination with the International 
Boundary and Water Commission and the North American 
Development Bank.
    IT/Data Management.--The Committee has provided $87,816,000 
for the program area, equal to funding provided in the Agency's 
fiscal year 2019 operating plan.
    Legal/Science/Regulatory/Economic Review.--The Committee 
recommends $104,243,000, equal to funding provided in the 
Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan. Within this amount, 
Integrated Environmental Strategies is funded at the fiscal 
year 2019 level so that the Agency can continue to provide 
locally-led, community-driven technical assistance to 
localities, States, and other Federal agencies.
    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.--The bill provides 
$108,789,000, equal to funding provided in the Agency's fiscal 
year 2019 operating plan. Of funds provided under this section, 
not less than $8,000,000 should be allocated for the purpose of 
developing and implementing a Federal permit program for the 
regulation of coal combustion residuals in nonparticipating 
States, as authorized under section 4005(d)(2)(B) of the Solid 
Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6945(d)(2)(B)). Additionally, the 
Committee continues the Waste Minimization and Recycling 
program and provides $2,000,000 to help public entities 
demonstrate community anaerobic digester applications to 
municipal solid waste streams and farm needs, such as capturing 
excess phosphorus. The Committee directs that grants shall be 
prioritized to communities and/or States that have statutes 
mandating removal of foodwaste and similar organic material 
from municipal waste streams.
    Toxics Risk Review and Prevention.--$90,715,000 is provided 
for toxics risk review and prevention activities and maintains 
funding for the Pollution Prevention program and the Lead Risk 
Reduction program. The Committee supports the Safer Choice 
program and directs that the program be funded and operated 
consistent with prior years.
    Water: Ecosystems.--$49,064,000 has been provided for water 
ecosystem programs, an increase of $3,100,000 above the 
Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan level and for the 
National Estuary Program. Within the amount provided, 
$29,823,000 has been provided for National Estuary Program 
grants as authorized by section 320 of the Clean Water Act 
(Public Law 92-500). This amount is sufficient to provide each 
of the 28 national estuaries in the program with a grant of at 
least $675,000.
    Water: Human Health Protection.--$101,927,000 has been 
provided for water-related human health protection activities, 
an increase of $3,500,000 above the Agency's fiscal year 2019 
operating plan level. Of the amount, $1,000,000 is provided as 
requested to advance priority actions associated with per- and 
polyfluoroalkyl substances [PFAS] in drinking water systems. 
$1,500,000 of the amount provided is for the initiation of the 
next Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey. $1,000,000 is 
provided for implementation of Public Law 115-270. The proposed 
elimination of the beach program has been rejected and funding 
is provided at the fiscal year 2019 level.
    Water Quality Protection.--$207,689,000 has been provided 
for water quality protection, an increase of $1,500,000 above 
the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan level. The 
increase supports the development of the next Clean Watershed 
Needs Survey. The Committee rejects the proposed elimination of 
the WaterSense program and the Urban Waters program and 
provides not less than the fiscal year 2019 enacted level for 
the programs. The Committee supports the WaterSense program, a 
voluntary program that assists American businesses and families 
save water through choosing certified water-efficient products 
and practices. The WaterSense program is one of the most 
successful public-private partnerships in the Federal 
Government. More than 1,700 WaterSense partners, including 
manufacturers, water utilities, building groups, retailers, 
associations, and communities, have leveraged Federal funding 
by investing millions of non-Federal dollars to implement water 
savings solutions. In many parts of the country, water 
conservation is increasingly critical to enable future job 
growth and development in the face of water shortage and 
drought. Since 2006, consumers have saved a cumulative 1.5 
trillion gallons of water and created thousands of American 
jobs supporting water-efficient products, infrastructure, and 
services.
    The Agency is encouraged to continue utilizing 
infrastructure solutions, such as distribution network leak 
detection, pressure monitoring, and sanitary and combined sewer 
monitoring technologies during upgrades to water and wastewater 
systems, to optimize water delivery performance, reduce energy 
usage, limit water waste in distribution systems, and enhance 
modeling of sewer collection networks. This will help to 
improve operations, maintenance, and capital expenditure in 
planning and budgeting and increase spatial and temporal 
monitoring data available on U.S. water quality and quantity.
    Additional Guidance.--The Committee has provided the 
following additional guidance with respect to funding provided 
under this account.
    Biointermediates.--The Committee is aware that the Agency 
included provisions on the production, transfer, and use of 
biointermediates in its proposed rulemaking ``Renewables 
Enhancement and Growth Support'' [REGS rule]. The Committee 
notes that some stakeholders believe a multi-facility approach 
to biointermediates, allowing biofuel feedstocks to be 
produced, partially processed, or both at one or more locations 
and refined at another location, enhances feedstock and product 
flexibility, addressing the need for continued growth in the 
production of second generation biofuels. Further, the 
Committee notes that the Agency receives renewable fuel pathway 
petitions that, despite meeting all of the other requirements 
under the regulations, are deemed ineligible due to the use of 
biointermediates as feedstock. The Committee recommends the 
Agency finalize a rule permitting the production, transfer, and 
use of biointermediates in renewable fuel production, as soon 
as practicable, consistent with the biointermediates provisions 
included in the REGS rule, the record of the public hearing 
held on December 16, 2016, and public comments received in the 
docket associated with the proposed rule. Further, the 
Committee recommends that the Administrator, consistent with 
the pathway provisions in the REGS rule addressing 
coprocessing, review the renewable fuel pathways so as to 
ensure the inclusion of biointermediates, including those 
coprocessed with petroleum to produce cellulosic gasoline, 
diesel, jet fuel, and heating oil, and revise the definition of 
cellulosic diesel to permit renewable fuel that is coprocessed 
with petroleum to qualify. The Committee encourages the Agency 
to allow the use of either of the two methods for determining 
the renewable content of co-processed fuels currently found at 
40 CFR 80.1426(f)(4). The Committee directs the Agency to 
provide a report on these efforts, including the number of 
renewable fuel pathway petitions approved during the fiscal 
year that use biointermediates and coprocessing.
    Coal Refuse-Fired Electrical Generating Units.--The Agency 
is directed to continue following the guidance contained in the 
explanatory statement accompanying Public Law 115-141.
    Designating Chitosan as Minimum Risk.--The Committee is 
aware that the Agency has received a petition to add chitosan 
to the Minimum Risk Pesticide List. The Committee encourages 
the Agency to review this petition in a timely matter and to 
notify the Committee when the review has been completed.
    Diesel Generators in Remote Alaska Villages.--Under 40 CFR 
60.4216, diesel generators purchased after Model Year 2014 are 
required to have a diesel particulate filter if they are used 
as the primary power generator. The Committee understands that 
these filters have a high failure rate in harsh weather 
conditions and that repair of the filters can be difficult and 
expensive. The Committee directs the Agency to continue to 
reexamine 40 CFR 60.4216 and consider exempting remote Alaska 
Villages from the diesel particulate filter requirement.
    Ecolabels for Federal Procurement.--The Agency is directed 
to continue following the guidance contained in the explanatory 
statement accompanying Public Law 115-141.
    EnergySTAR.--The Committee is concerned that litigation 
over non-compliance of voluntary EnergySTAR efficiency 
standards, which can be the result of a standard that has 
changed, may lead some participants to avoid participating in 
the program. The Committee is also aware of the need for 
products carrying the EnergySTAR label to achieve the required 
efficiency levels to best benefit consumers. The Committee 
directs the Agency to evaluate how the Agency may balance these 
interests to ensure that the EnergySTAR program is both fair to 
voluntary participants and reliable for consumers and report 
back within 180 days of the enactment of this act.
    Fish Grinding.--The Committee appreciates the Agency's work 
to ensure that waste grinding requirements for offshore seafood 
processors are not overly burdensome or of questionable 
necessity. Under a Clean Water Act general permit, onshore 
seafood processors in Alaska are allowed to grind and discharge 
seafood waste. The permit requires that all seafood waste be 
ground to a size of no more than one-half inch in any 
dimension. Unfortunately, in some instances, the best available 
technology is unable to achieve an exact half inch grind 
dimension on a consistent basis due to the malleable and 
irregular nature of fish waste. The Agency should develop a 
policy to ensure that fish processors using the best available 
technology and/or best conventional practice will be considered 
in compliance.
    Interagency Consultations.--The Agency is directed to 
continue following the requirements of Senate Report 114-281 
regarding consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture 
related to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide 
Act (Public Law 95-396, as amended).
    Integrated Planning.--The Committee supports the Agency's 
ongoing activities related to integrated planning, which will 
be increasingly necessary as States and communities work to 
meet their myriad clean water obligations while keeping rates 
affordable for water ratepayers. The Committee also encourages 
EPA to move as expeditiously as possible in establishing the 
Office of Municipal Ombudsman as authorized by Congress and in 
providing States with additional resources and guidance to 
issue CWA permits for municipal dischargers that include 
integrated planning concepts.
    Manganese.--The Committee is concerned about manganese soil 
contamination in Chicago and encourages EPA to clean up all 
affected areas to the lowest possible limits for residential 
screening and monitoring to protect public health.
    Kootenai Watershed.--The Committee directs the Agency to 
continue and expand its work coordinating with Federal, State, 
local, and tribal agencies to monitor and reduce transboundary 
hazardous contaminants in the Kootenai watershed. The Agency is 
directed to coordinate with the Department of State, U.S. 
Geological Survey, and other partners to submit a report to the 
Committee within 60 days of enactment of this act on any 
remaining data gaps to address transboundary watershed 
contamination in the Kootenai with Canada.
    National Estuary Program.--The Committee supports the 
National Estuary Program and believes that estuaries provide 
critical ecosystem services that protect human health and 
public safety. These include water filtration, flood control, 
habitat enhancement and restoration, shoreline stabilization, 
erosion prevention, and the protection of coastal communities 
during hurricanes and storms. The Committee recognizes that 
many industries rely on healthy estuaries, and the Committee 
has provided funding to ensure the protection of these critical 
ecosystems.
    PFOA/PFAS.--The Committee notes that the Agency's published 
``Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances [PFAS] Action Plan'' 
calls for moving forward with the maximum contaminant level 
process outlined in the Safe Drinking Water Act (Public Law 93-
523) for PFAS chemicals. The Committee supports this action and 
urges the Agency to act expeditiously on this matter. The 
Committee directs the Agency to brief the Committee within 60 
days of enactment of this act about its plans for this action.
    Interagency Coordination on Flood Reduction.--The Committee 
is concerned by the consequences of frequent and severe 
flooding within Federal flood control project areas. A major 
disaster declaration under the Stafford Act was issued for the 
lower Mississippi River Valley on April 23, 2019, due to months 
of severe flooding that caused significant damage to 
infrastructure and the environment. In 2008, the Environmental 
Protection Agency disapproved of the Corps' recommended plan 
for remaining unconstructed features after the Corps had 
completed a complex system of improvements in the area as 
authorized by Congress. As flooding remains a significant 
problem in the lower Mississippi River Valley, the Committee 
understands that EPA is working with the Corps to explore 
alternatives to provide a balanced approach to the flood damage 
reduction and environmental needs of the affected area. EPA 
shall brief the Committee within 30 days of the enactment of 
this Act on this matter.
    Public Access to Research.--The Agency released its Plan to 
Increase Access to Results of EPA-Funded Scientific Research on 
November 29, 2016. The Committee urges the Agency to continue 
its efforts towards full implementation of the plan and directs 
the Agency to provide an update on its efforts in its fiscal 
year 2021 budget request.
    Regulation of Groundwater.--The Agency is directed to 
continue following the guidance contained in the explanatory 
statement accompanying Public Law 115-141. The Committee 
reiterates that, since enactment in 1972, the Clean Water Act 
(Public Law 92-500) [CWA] has regulated impacts to navigable 
waters, while regulation of groundwater has remained outside of 
the act's jurisdiction. Instead, legislative history 
surrounding the CWA indicates that Congress intended for 
groundwater pollution to be regulated through the CWA's 
nonpoint source program and other Federal and State laws.
    Protection of Resources in Bristol Bay, Alaska.--The 
Committee appreciates that the Environmental Protection Agency 
[EPA], Department of the Interior [DOI], the National Marine 
Fisheries Service [NMFS], the State of Alaska, and independent 
subject matter experts have provided significant technical 
comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) in 
response to its draft Environmental Impact Statement [DEIS] for 
the proposed Pebble mine project in southwest Alaska. The 
Committee notes that multiple Federal agencies commented to 
express their concerns that the DEIS is inadequate and does not 
meet the Army Corps' obligations to thoroughly evaluate the 
potential impacts of the proposed project. The Committee shares 
the agencies' concerns that the DEIS lacks certain critical 
information about the proposed project and related mitigation 
and therefore likely underestimates its potential risks and 
impacts. Sound science must guide Federal decisionmaking and 
all gaps and deficiencies identified in comments from Federal 
agencies and other stakeholders, including Alaska Natives, must 
be fully addressed, even if that requires additional scientific 
study, data collection, and more comprehensive analysis of the 
project's potential impacts. In addition, the Committee 
encourages the Army Corps to utilize EPA, NMFS, and the Alaska 
Department of Fish and Game to provide assistance on fisheries-
related analysis given the special expertise and jurisdiction 
of those agencies. Adverse impacts to Alaska's world-class 
salmon fishery and to the ecosystem of Bristol Bay, Alaska, are 
unacceptable. To the extent DOI, EPA, or NMFS are not satisfied 
with the Army Corps' analysis of the project, the agencies are 
encouraged to exercise their discretionary authorities, which 
include EPA's enforcement authority under the Clean Water Act, 
at an appropriate time in the permitting process to ensure the 
full protection of the region.
    Significant New Alternatives Policy Program.--The Committee 
reiterates the direction contained within the explanatory 
statement accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 
2017 (Public Law 115-31) to consider harmonizing the status of 
any previously approved refrigerant or foam-blowing agent with 
other domestic and international programs for refrigeration and 
commercial air conditioning applications and corresponding 
deadlines for military, space-, and aeronautics-related 
applications.
    Small Refinery Relief.--The Committee continues the 
directive contained in Senate Report 114-281 related to small 
refinery relief. The Agency is reminded that, regardless of the 
Department of Energy's recommendation, additional relief may be 
granted if the Agency believes it is warranted.
    Small Remote Incinerators.--The Committee believes the 
Agency's efforts to regulate small remote incinerators [SRIs] 
will have negative impact on remote areas in Alaska where 
traditional waste disposal methods are unavailable. Because 
SRIs in Alaska are used to manage food waste, elimination of 
SRIs would result in the inability to dispose of food waste in 
a timely manner, resulting in a situation that creates an 
attraction to wildlife and increases the potential for 
potentially lethal human--wildlife contact. Additionally, many 
Alaska sites have no road connection to landfills so waste will 
often have to be flown via fixed and rotary wing aircraft to 
landfills as far away as 65 miles. In its original efforts to 
regulate SRIs, the Agency recognized these issues and exempted 
SRIs in Alaska. Following the Agency's decision to reverse 
course because of a court decision, the Committee and 
stakeholders have attempted to work with the Agency for at 
least 4 years. Unfortunately, those efforts have not resulted 
in any relief for users of SRIs in Alaska. Therefore, the bill 
includes language delaying enforcement as the Committee, 
stakeholders, and the Agency work toward a solution. The 
Committee appreciates the work of the Agency and encourages all 
parties to find a solution by the end of fiscal year 2020. The 
Committee directs the Agency to brief the Committee on its 
progress on a quarterly basis.
    Toxic Substances Control Act Modernization.--The Committee 
notes that legislation to modernize the Toxic Substances 
Control Act [TSCA] (Public Law 114-182) was enacted in 2016. 
This bill includes language that will enable the EPA to collect 
and spend new fees to conduct additional chemical reviews, 
consistent with TSCA modernization legislation. Those fees are 
expected to be $27,000,000 per year once the program is fully 
implemented. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that in 
fiscal year 2020, fee collections will begin several months 
after the beginning of the fiscal year and will total 
$5,000,000. This bill also includes language ensuring that new 
fee collections will supplement, not supplant, appropriated 
resources for these activities.
    Transparency of Public Calendars.--The Committee 
appreciates the Agency's recent steps to post the daily 
calendars of the Agency's senior leaders on the Agency's public 
website. These efforts follow a traditional commitment by the 
Agency to provide a high level of transparency of officials' 
calendars. The Committee directs the Agency to continue 
publishing such daily calendars and, to the extent it is 
practicable, encourages the Agency to take steps to publish 
calendars within 24 hours of the end of each day in which 
official or political business is conducted, including the 
calendars of the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, each 
Regional Administrator, and any individuals serving in an 
acting capacity for such positions. As the EPA continues to 
take steps to improve transparency, the Agency should ensure 
that each daily calendar includes meetings, calls, and events, 
as well as the names of the organizations represented in those 
meetings, calls, or events.
    Vehicle Idling Training.--The Committee notes that diesel 
vehicle operators and businesses in the private sector have 
reduced their vehicle fleet costs and improved air quality by 
participating in programs that offer certifications for idle 
reduction and fuel efficient driving programs. The Agency is 
directed to conduct a cross agency analysis to determine which 
branches of government could achieve savings and improve air 
quality by engaging in external programs, including University 
Extension programs that offer this training.
    Electric Pathway.--The Committee notes the backlog of 
applications under the Renewable Fuels Pathway II rule 
finalized in 2014. No applications for the electric pathway, 
which could help support rural agricultural communities, have 
been approved since the rule went into effect. The Agency shall 
take action on the existing applications within 90 days of the 
enactment of this act.
    Ethylene Oxide.--The Committee recognizes public concerns 
about ethylene oxide emissions. The Committee is aware that the 
Agency has announced plans to review and update ethylene oxide 
emission standards. The Committee supports this action and 
urges the Agency to act expeditiously on this matter. The 
Committee directs the Agency to brief the Committee within 60 
days of enactment of this act about its plans for this action.
    Asbestos.--The Committee notes that the EPA has announced 
plans to undergo risk evaluations for a number of uses of 
asbestos. As the Agency has previously announced that exposure 
to asbestos increases the risk of lung disease, the Committee 
encourages the Agency to issue its determination to Congress 
expeditiously. The Agency must work with Congress to 
effectively protect communities from further exposure.
    Recycling.--The Committee encourages the Agency to consider 
developing a definition of ``recycling'' to allow for better 
tracking and understanding of the performance of the different 
beverage and food packaging substrates, including glass, 
plastic, aluminum, cardboard, tetrapack and others, including 
whether or not products are efficiently and effectively 
recycled.
    Solid Sodium Cyanide Briquettes.--The Committee is 
concerned about reports of potential environmental impacts of 
imported solid sodium cyanide briquettes for mining purposes 
that fail to meet current industrial standards. The Agency 
should appropriately monitor the situation.

             HAZARDOUS WASTE ELECTRIC MANIFEST SYSTEM FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $8,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................       8,000,000

    The bill provides $8,000,000, which is expected to be fully 
off-set by fees for a new appropriation of $0.

                      Office of Inspector General

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $41,489,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      38,893,000
Committee recommendation................................      41,489,000

    The bill provides $41,489,000 for the Office of Inspector 
General, which is equal to the fiscal year 2019 enacted level 
and the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan level, and 
$2,596,000 above the budget request.
    Program Area and Program Project Funding Levels.--A 
detailed allocation of funding by program area is included in 
the table that accompanies this report. Additional changes to 
the request are detailed below. Funding levels shall be 
maintained at the level included in the table accompanying this 
report and program project funding levels are not specified.

                        Buildings and Facilities

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $34,467,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      39,553,000
Committee recommendation................................      34,467,000

    The bill provides $34,467,000 for buildings and facilities 
programs. This amount is equal to the Agency's fiscal year 2019 
operating plan level.
    Program Area and Program Project Funding Levels.--A 
detailed allocation of funding by program area is included in 
the table that accompanies this report. Additional changes to 
the request are detailed below. Funding levels shall be 
maintained at the level included in the table accompanying this 
report and program project funding levels are not specified.

                     Hazardous Substance Superfund


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $1,091,947,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   1,045,351,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,167,783,000

    The bill provides $1,167,783,000 for Superfund programs and 
language to transfer $9,856,000 to the Office of Inspector 
General account and $17,775,000 to the Science and Technology 
account. This funding level includes $68,000,000, which was 
included in fiscal year 2019 funding in a title IV general 
provision but has since moved into program base funding of 
title II for fiscal year 2020. Therefore, the bill provides an 
increase of $7,836,000 over the Agency's fiscal year 2019 
operating plan level.
    Program Area and Program Project Funding Levels.--A 
detailed allocation of funding by program area is included in 
the table that accompanies this report. Additional changes to 
the request are detailed below. Unless otherwise detailed 
below, funding levels shall be maintained at the level included 
in the table accompanying this report and program project 
funding levels are not specified.
    Enforcement.--$166,375,000 is provided for Superfund 
enforcement, equal to the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and 
the Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan level. The Agency 
is directed to continue financial support of the Department of 
Justice [DOJ] in fiscal year 2020 at a level that will ensure 
the DOJ can continue to initiate and prosecute civil, judicial, 
and administrative site remediation cases and ensure that 
responsible parties perform cleanup actions at sites where they 
are liable.
    Additional Guidance.--The Committee has provided the 
following additional guidance with respect to funding provided 
under this account:
    Contaminants of Emerging Concern.--The Committee recommends 
$189,306,000 for Emergency Response and Removal activities. 
This funding level includes $8,000,000, which was included in 
fiscal year 2019 funding in a title IV general provision but 
has since moved into activity base funding of title II for 
fiscal year 2020. These activities should include collaborative 
work with State, Tribal, and local governments to help 
communities address contaminants of emerging concern. 
Furthermore, the Committee recommends that the Agency 
expeditiously remediate Superfund sites contaminated by these 
emerging contaminants, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl 
substances [PFAS], and provide technical assistance and support 
to States and Tribes during the remedial cleanup process.
    Continued Improvements.--The Committee encourages the 
Superfund program to continue to implement more meaningful 
performance measures of Superfund site clean-up. Additionally, 
the Committee encourages efforts to continually improve the 
system for delisting National Priority List sites in order to 
recognize cleanup progress and to consider more consistency in 
site cleanup standards while recognizing site variabilities, 
ensuring that the requirements of the National Contingency Plan 
are met. The Committee urges the Agency to enhance on-the-
ground cooperation with local impacted parties by engaging 
local stakeholders on a consistent basis.
    Privacy for Agricultural Producers.--The Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-6) included bill 
language to provide relief to livestock producers related to 
emissions reporting under the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (Public Law 
96-510) [CERCLA]. In order to protect American farmers and 
ranchers, the Committee directs the Agency, consistent with its 
legal obligations, to maintain efforts to preserve the privacy 
of agricultural operations who are required to report under 
other statutes in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(Public Law 96-511), the Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-
579), and section 1170 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (Public 
Law 99-198).
    Sediment Guidance.--The Committee notes that EPA first 
issued the Contaminated Sediment Remediation Guidance for 
Hazardous Waste Sites in 2005 and provided some updates in 
EPA's January 2017 Office of Land Emergency Management 
Directive (9200.1-130). Given the importance of consistently 
implementing Superfund policy, the Committee encourages the 
Administrator to issue a directive reiterating the critical 
need to strictly follow the Contaminated Sediment Guidance and 
integrate applicable recommendations from the Task Force.
    Tribal Guidance.--The Committee recognizes the importance 
of government-to-government Tribal consultation as well as the 
necessity to honor Tribal treaty rights and resources protected 
by treaties. The Agency is directed to fully implement the 
Agency's Guidance for Discussing Tribal Treaty Rights to ensure 
Agency actions adequately consider treaty rights proactively 
throughout the consultation process.
    PCB Contamination.--The Committee applauds the Agency's 
addition of Minden, West Virginia to the National Priorities 
List. The Committee encourages the Agency to report regularly 
to the West Virginia congressional delegation on the status of 
its efforts in Minden, including providing the delegation 
health assessment results and analysis after the completion of 
any testing, with a report within 90 days of enactment of this 
act.
    Bubbly Creek.--The Committee is disappointed that 
negotiations between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the 
Department of Justice, and the EPA over remaining liability 
concerns have yet to produce an outcome that will allow the 
project to move forward. The Committee urges the parties to 
expedite a resolution.
    Libby.--The Committee encourages any remaining funds from 
the W. R. Grace Settlement pertaining to the Libby, Montana 
Asbestos Superfund Site to remain expendable for operation and 
maintenance by eligible parties in Northwest Montana.
    Radiological Limits.--The Committee is concerned that EPA 
Region 4 is creating new standards and limits for setting 
cleanup goals at sites managed by the Department of Energy. The 
EPA is directed to brief the Committee within 30 days of 
enactment of this act on the rationale for permitting 
individual Regions to create their own standards and limits, 
rather than using existing Nuclear Regulatory Commission [NRC] 
radiological limits for the Comprehensive Environmental 
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act [CERCLA] sites 
managed by the Department of Energy where such limits exist. 
Further, EPA is directed to provide a report on any instances 
where it has proposed radiological limits different from 
existing NRC limits for CERCLA sites managed by the Department 
of Energy, including the technical rationale and data that 
supports the EPA's proposed limits.

              Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $91,941,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      47,801,000
Committee recommendation................................      91,941,000

    The bill provides $91,941,000 for leaking underground 
storage tank trust fund activities, equal to the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level and the Agency's operating plan level.
    Program Area and Program Project Funding Levels.--A 
detailed allocation of funding by program area is included in 
the table that accompanies this report. Additional changes to 
the request are detailed below. Funding levels shall be 
maintained at the level included in the table accompanying this 
report and program project funding levels are not specified.
    Tribal Consultation.--The Agency should fully engage in 
meaningful consultation with Tribes and honor Tribal cleanup 
standards when developing interim and final action plans to 
remediate LUST sites located on reservations.

                        Inland Oil Spill Program

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $18,209,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      15,962,000
Committee recommendation................................      18,290,000

    The bill provides $18,209,000 for inland oil spill 
programs, which is an increase of $81,000 above the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level.
    Program Area and Program Project Funding Levels.--A 
detailed allocation of funding by program area is included in 
the table that accompanies this report. Additional changes to 
the request are detailed below. Funding levels shall be 
maintained at the level included in the table accompanying this 
report and program project funding levels are not specified.

                   State and Tribal Assistance Grants

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $3,605,041,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   2,774,602,000
Committee recommendation................................   4,247,028,000

    The bill provides $4,247,028,000 for State and Tribal 
assistance grants. This amount is $116,065,000 above the 
Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan level.
    Budget Rebaseline.--Unlike in previous fiscal years, the 
Committee has not included a rescission of funds to the State 
and Tribal Grants [STAG] account. Rescissions have been enacted 
to this account for a number of fiscal years and the Committee 
does not continue the practice in this bill in order to 
exercise further control over funding levels of program areas. 
The enacted rescissions in previous fiscal years were account-
wide and the Agency was left discretion as how to apply the 
rescission to the program areas in the account. For reference, 
the fiscal year 2019 enacted level for the account was 
$4,270,041,000 with a $139,078,000 rescission, which amounted 
to $4,130,963,000 in actual budget authority. The Agency in 
fiscal year 2019 and previous years would decide how to apply 
the rescission by formulating an operating plan for the account 
with the rescission included. Therefore, as the Agency's fiscal 
year 2019 operating plan for the account provided the actual 
baseline of funding for each program area, the Committee views 
the operating plan levels for fiscal year 2019 as the base 
funding levels for the account and each program area. For 
fiscal year 2020 while a program area may appear at a level 
below the fiscal year 2019 enacted level, the Committee has not 
reduced funding for any program area below the Agency's fiscal 
year 2019 operating plan level. Further, in fiscal years 2018 
and 2019 the bill included a title IV general provision that 
provided $665,000,000 in STAG account funding for the State 
Revolving Funds ($300,000,000 each) and three grant programs 
($65,000,000 in total) as authorized in the WIIN Act, Public 
Law 114-322. The bill includes the $665,000,000 in funding from 
the title IV general provision as base funding in title II STAG 
accounts. In total, the Committee provides $4,247,028,000 for 
the State and Tribal Grants account for fiscal year 2020 with 
no rescission, an increase of $116,065 above the Agency's 
fiscal year 2019 operating plan level of $4,130,963,000. A 
table is included below to further detail the fiscal year 2019 
funding levels, both enacted and the Agency's operating plan, 
and the fiscal year 2020 Committee recommendations.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                         Fiscal year 2019                Fiscal year 2020
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                  Recommendation
                  Program area                                                                      compared to
                                                  Enacted  level     Operating       Committee      fiscal year
                                                                    plan level    recommendation       2019
                                                                                                  operating plan
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Clean water state revolving fund [SRF]..........       1,694,000       1,638,826       1,638,826  ..............
Drinking water state revolving fund [SRF].......       1,164,000       1,126,088       1,126,088  ..............
Mexico border...................................          15,000          14,511          19,511           5,000
Alaska Native villages..........................          25,000          24,186          29,186           5,000
Brownfields projects............................          87,000          84,166          85,166           1,000
Diesel emissions grants.........................          87,000          84,166          85,166           1,000
Targeted airshed grants.........................          52,000          50,306          56,306           6,000
Water Quality Monitoring (Public Law 114-322)...           4,000           3,870           4,000             130
Small and Disadvantaged Communities.............          25,000          24,186          25,816           1,630
Lead Testing in Schools.........................          25,000          24,186          29,186           5,000
Reducing Lead in Drinking Water.................          15,000          14,511          19,511           5,000
Drinking Water Infrastructure Resilience and      ..............  ..............           2,000           2,000
 Sustainability (new)...........................
Technical Assistance for Treatment Works (new)..  ..............  ..............          13,000          13,000
Sewer Overflow Control Grants (new).............  ..............  ..............          20,497          20,497
Water Workforce And Workforce Investment (new)..  ..............  ..............           1,000           1,000
School Drinking Fountain Lead Testing/            ..............  ..............           5,000           5,000
 Replacement (new)..............................
Categorical Grants..............................       1,077,041       1,041,961       1,086,769          44,808
Rescission......................................        -139,078  ..............  ..............  ..............
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Totals....................................       4,130,963       4,130,963       4,247,028         116,065
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    Program Area and Program Project Funding Levels.--A 
detailed allocation of funding by program area is included in 
the table that accompanies this report. Additional changes to 
the request are detailed below. Funding levels shall be 
maintained at the level included in the table accompanying this 
report and program project funding levels are not specified.
    Infrastructure Assistance.--$3,160,259,000 has been 
provided for infrastructure assistance. This funding level 
includes $665,000,000, which was included in fiscal year 2019 
funding in a title IV general provision but has been moved here 
into program base funding of title II for fiscal year 2020. The 
Committee is aware that the Agency requires a certified 
operator in order to release funds for certain water and 
sanitation funding; however, some communities do not have a 
community system for either, access to a certified operator. 
Therefore, the Committee directs the Agency to work with the 
Indian Health Service and those communities that lack water and 
sanitation systems, as well as a certified operator, to prevent 
the potential loss of funding and develop a training plan for 
operator certification.
    Assistance to Small and Disadvantaged Communities.--The 
bill provides $25,816,000 to continue a grant program to assist 
small and disadvantaged communities develop and maintain 
adequate water infrastructure, as authorized in section 2104 of 
Public Law 114-322. The Committee is concerned with the 
Agency's funding distribution to States for the grant program, 
particularly in regard to how the number of small and 
disadvantaged communities in each State is considered. The 
Committee expects the Agency to review its funding distribution 
and brief the Committee on the matter within 90 days of 
enactment of this act.
    Reducing Lead in Drinking Water.--The bill provides 
$19,511,000 to continue a grant program to provide assistance 
to eligible entities for lead reduction projects, as authorized 
in section 2105 of Public Law 114-322.
    Lead Testing in Schools.--The bill provides $29,186,000 to 
continue a grant program for voluntary testing of drinking 
water for lead contaminants at schools and child care 
facilities, as authorized in section 2107 of Public Law 114-
322.
    Use of Iron and Steel.--The bill includes language in title 
IV general provisions that stipulates requirements for the use 
of iron and steel in State Revolving Fund projects, and the 
agreement includes only the following guidance. The Committee 
acknowledges that EPA may issue a waiver of said requirements 
for de minimis amounts of iron and steel building materials. 
The Committee emphasizes that any coating processes that are 
applied to the external surface of iron and steel components 
that otherwise qualify under the procurement preference shall 
not render such products ineligible for the procurement 
preference regardless of where the coating processes occur, 
provided that final assembly of the products occurs in the 
United States.
    Rubber Gaskets.--The Committee is aware of concerns about 
the use of rubber gaskets that do not meet the National 
Sanitation Foundation and American National Standards Institute 
Standard 61 [NSF/ANSI 61] in potable water systems. The NSF/
ANSI Standard 61 establishes health-related requirements for 
drinking water components like rubber gaskets and has been 
adopted by 47 States. EPA should work with States to ensure 
that funds provided to the State Revolving Fund [SRF] of a 
State are used for the purchase of rubber gaskets that are in 
compliance with the NSF/ANSI Standard 61 when a State has 
adopted the standard by regulation or statute. The Agency is 
directed to brief the Committee within 60 days of enactment of 
this Act on how the Agency can work with States to ensure 
projects funded by SRFs use safe and non-harmful rubber 
gaskets.
    Targeted Airshed Grant.--$56,306,000 has been provided for 
Targeted Airshed Grants. These grants shall be distributed on a 
competitive basis to nonattainment areas that EPA determines 
are ranked as the top five most polluted areas relative to 
annual ozone or particulate matter 2.5 standards as well as the 
top five areas based on the 24-hour particulate matter 2.5 
standard where the design values exceed the 35 mg/m3 standard. 
To determine these areas, the Agency shall use the most recent 
design values calculated from validated air quality data. The 
Committee notes that these funds are available for emission 
reduction activities deemed necessary for compliance with 
national ambient air quality standards and included in a State 
Implementation Plan submitted to EPA. Not later than the end of 
fiscal year 2020, EPA should provide a report to the Committee 
that includes a table showing how fiscal year 2018 and 2019 
funds were allocated. The table should also include grant 
recipients and metrics for anticipated or actual results.
    Animas River Spill.--The Committee feels strongly that an 
adequate long-term water quality monitoring program must be 
place for the States and Tribes affected following the Gold 
King Mine Spill into the Animas River that impacted Colorado, 
New Mexico, Arizona, and the Navajo Nation. The Committee has, 
to date, provided $12,000,000 for three installments of a 5-
year total authorization of $20,000,000 in the Water 
Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (Public Law 114-
322). The Committee provides $4,000,000 for fiscal year 2020 
and directs the EPA to continue to work in consultation with 
affected States and Tribes on this effort. In addition, the 
Committee expects the EPA to process all State, tribal, and 
local requests for reimbursements for costs incurred in an 
expeditious manner.
    Further, the Committee concurs with the Agency's decision 
to reconsider its previous determination to deny claims for 
damages from the Animas River Spill by invoking the 
discretionary act exemption in the Federal Tort Claims Act 
(Public Law 79-601) but is concerned that little progress has 
been made on processing or paying out claims. The Committee is 
also concerned that the Agency is applying or may apply an 
inconsistent standard that discriminates against certain 
claimants. The Committee expects the Agency and the Federal 
Government to take a clear and consistent position as to 
whether they are responsible for damages caused to others by 
the Gold King Mine release. The Committee supports paying out 
all legitimate claims from the Judgment Fund, consistent with 
the Federal Tort Claims Act, and communicating all relevant 
aspects of the claims process clearly to all affected 
communities, State, local, and Tribal governments, along with 
the Committee. Within 30 days of enactment of this act, the 
Agency shall provide to the Committee a written report 
detailing the status of the review of the legal basis for 
allowing or rejecting claims and the date by which such review 
will be complete; the current process underway for processing 
claims; the status of all claims, including reconsidered 
claims; the Agency's complete plan for processing all claims; 
and any other future planned actions related to current or 
future claims.
    Drinking Water Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability 
Program Grants.--The Committee provides $2,000,000 for a new 
grant program to increase resilience of drinking water 
infrastructure to natural hazards, as authorized in section 
2005 of Public Law 115-270.
    Technical Assistance for Treatment Works Grants.--The 
Committee recommends $13,000,000 for a new grant program to 
provide technical assistance to small, rural, and disadvantaged 
communities for the planning, design, financing, operation, and 
maintenance of water treatment infrastructure, as authorized by 
section 4103 of Public Law 115-270.
    Sewer Overflow Control Grants.--The Committee recommends 
$20,497,000 for a new grant program to control and treat sewer 
overflows and stormwater, as authorized in section 4106 of 
Public Law 115-270.
    Water Infrastructure Workforce Development.--The Committee 
recommends $1,000,000 for a new grant to support workforce 
development for drinking water and waste water system workers, 
as authorized by section 4304 of Public Law 115-270.
    School Drinking Fountain Lead Testing and Replacement.--The 
Committee recommends $5,000,000 for a new grant program to 
support testing for lead in and replacement of school drinking 
fountains, as authorized by section 2006 of Public Law 115-270.
    Categorical Grants.--For categorical grants to States and 
other environmental partners for the implementation of 
delegated programs, the bill provides $1,086,769,000, an 
increase of $44,808,000 above the Agency's fiscal year 2019 
operating plan level. The Committee continues to reject the 
elimination of the Radon program and the Beaches Protection 
program and funding is provided at the Agency's fiscal year 
2019 operating plan levels for both programs.
    The Committee has provided additional funding to the States 
because the States are expected to continue the leading role 
they have taken to ensure compliance with environmental 
statutes. The Committee believes that it is important for the 
Agency to work collaboratively with State partners and to 
provide them support as they attempt to implement delegated 
environmental program.
    Categorical Grant: Multipurpose Grants.--Because the States 
and Tribes are expected to take a leading role in environmental 
cleanup and compliance, the bill contains $24,000,000 for 
multipurpose grants to States and Tribes, $13,358,000 above the 
Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan level. States and 
Tribes often undertake primary cleanup and remediation efforts 
on emerging contaminants like PFAS while the Agency goes 
through the regulatory process on setting standards for such 
contaminants. Given the current activities of States and Tribes 
to address emerging contaminants like PFAS, this increase in 
funding is expected to aid such cleanup and remediation efforts 
of contaminated water sources, water systems, and lands. The 
Agency is directed to continue to give maximum flexibility to 
States and Tribes so that they, not the Agency, may determine 
where funds from this grant program are of most value.
    Categorical Grant: Nonpoint Source (Sec. 319).--The 
Committee has provided $172,348,000 in Nonpoint Source grants, 
an increase of $7,000,000 above the Agency's fiscal year 2019 
operating plan level. The Committee expects the Agency to 
examine the allocation formula to ensure that resources are 
being spent in areas with the most pressing need.
    Categorical Grant State and Local Air Quality Management.--
The bill provides $220,786,000 for State and Local Air Quality 
Management Grants, equal to the Agency's fiscal year 2019 
operating plan level. The Agency is directed to allocate funds 
for this program using the same formula as fiscal year 2015. 
The Committee understands the Office of Air and Radiation was 
able to provide some additional funds to the States in fiscal 
year 2016 using balances. The Committee encourages the Agency 
to do the same in fiscal year 2020 and to provide those 
additional funds to the regions with the highest need. Should 
the Agency seek to change the formula, it should submit a 
proposal in its fiscal year 2021 budget justification for 
consideration by the Committee.
    Categorical Grant: Public Water System Supervision.--The 
Committee has provided $105,642,000 in Public Water System 
Supervision grants, an increase of $7,000,000 above the 
Agency's fiscal year 2019 operating plan level. This increase 
is provided to further support States, Territories, and Tribes 
in addressing PFAS and other contaminants of emerging concern 
as they carry out their Public Water System Supervision 
programs.
    Categorical Grant: Hazardous Waste Financial Assistance.--
The bill provides $104,446,000 for Hazardous Waste Financial 
Assistance Grants, $8,000,000 above the Agency's fiscal year 
2019 operating plan level. Of the funds provided under this 
section, not less than $8,000,000 should be allocated for State 
grants that the Agency shall award to States for the combined 
effort of developing and implementing State permit programs or 
other systems of prior approval and conditions to implement and 
enforce the requirements for the regulation of coal combustion 
residuals under section 4005(d) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act 
(42 U.S.C. 6945(d)). When determining the amount of the grant 
awarded to each participating State, the Agency should consider 
the number of coal combustion residuals disposal units located 
in the State and the number that are subject to regulation.

          Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Program

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $10,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      25,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      73,000,000

    The bill provides a total of $73,000,000 for the Water 
Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (Public Law 113-121) 
[WIFIA] Program. This funding level includes $55,000,000, which 
was included in fiscal year 2019 funding in a title IV general 
provision but has since moved into program base funding of 
title II for fiscal year 2020. This level is a $5,000,000 
increase above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and the 
Agency's operating plan level. From within the amount provided, 
the Committee directs $8,000,000 to assist with the 
administrative expenses for the WIFIA program. Because the 
Committee has provided significant funding for administrative 
expenses, the Agency has the resources it needs to avoid any 
delays in project funding.
    Of the amount included, the Committee provides $5,000,000 
for the implementation of the SRF WIN Act, as authorized by 
section 4201 of Public Law 115-270.
    Greater investment in the replacement of aging 
infrastructure will help mitigate nationwide issues the 
Committee is tracking related to contaminants such as lead and 
arsenic, address Combined Sewer Overflows and Sanitary Sewer 
Overflows, and allow systems to improve water delivery for 
residents. Of the recommended amount, $65,000,000 is provided 
for direct loan subsidization which may translate into a 
potential loan capacity in excess of $6,000,000,000 to eligible 
entities for water infrastructure projects.
    The Committee encourages the Agency to prioritize 
applications for WIFIA financing for projects that address lead 
and emerging contaminants, including PFOA and PFAS.

                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The bill continues several administrative provisions from 
previous years.

                               TITLE III

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

  Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment

Appropriations, 2019....................................        $875,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................         875,000
Committee recommendation................................         875,000

    The Committee recommends $875,000 for the Office of the 
Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, equal to 
the enacted level and the budget request.

                             Forest Service

    The Forest Service [Service], a bureau of the Department of 
Agriculture, manages 193 million acres in 44 States and 
territories. In addition, the Service maintains a system of 
research stations and experimental forests and ranges 
throughout the country. The Service also provides technical and 
financial assistance to private landowners, States, and 
communities to help sustain the Nation's urban and rural 
forests.
    The Committee has expressed a desire for the Service's 
budget to better reflect management needs for our Nation's 
forests and acknowledges the work the Service has done to take 
steps to end the use of Cost Pools to pay for certain costs 
associated with personnel, administrative activities, 
facilities, and other expenses, rather than paying those costs 
out of program dollars or utilizing an administrative account. 
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-6) 
ended the assessment of Cost Pool 9 and directed the Service to 
plan for transitioning away from Cost Pools, generally. The 
Committee has been engaged with the Service to evaluate plans 
to modernize budgeting practices. In an effort to provide for 
an orderly transitioning away from Cost Pools and into the new 
budget structure, the Service was directed to employ the new 
budget structure beginning with fiscal year 2021. As a result 
of those efforts, the Service and the Committee have worked 
together on a new budget structure to provide increased 
transparency of agency spending activities. The Committee 
believes the new structure will facilitate more efficient 
budgeting practices by providing dedicated funding for salaries 
and expenses separately from project dollars. This will relieve 
line officers of the burden of cobbling together resources from 
programs to pay for personnel. It will also provide the Service 
with the opportunity to engage in much-needed strategic 
workforce planning.
    In this new structure, funds provided for Forest Service 
programs appear substantially different after cost pools and 
salaries and expenses have been removed; however, programs are 
funded at no less than the fiscal year 2019 enacted level.
    Wildfire Suppression.--As noted previously, the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141) 
created a wildfire suppression cap adjustment to fund 
extraordinary fire suppression costs. Fiscal year 2020 is the 
first year of availability of this important budgeting tool and 
the Service is provided with $11,950,000 for this purpose. Much 
like the aftermath of the fire season of 2000 that spurred the 
development of the National Fire Plan, the Committee expects an 
evaluation of how the Federal Government manages our national 
forests for optimum health and risk-management now that the 
imminent threat of fire borrowing has been drastically 
diminished. Despite ever-increasing investments in hazardous 
fuels mitigation since the development of the National Fire 
Plan, the Service has not been able to keep pace with the 
disastrous curve on wildfires. The Committee is also aware that 
at the time of the development of the National Fire Plan, 
approximately 34 million acres were identified as having a high 
risk of fire. The Committee is troubled that, after significant 
investments in hazardous fuels management since that time, 
there are now more than 80 million acres at a high risk of 
fire. This troubling trend will not reverse itself if the 
Service continues to operate under the status quo. The 
Committee believes that the Service should more precisely and 
effectively target management activities to reduce the threat 
of catastrophic wildfires, improve management of the National 
Forest System, and assist in protection of other Federal, 
State, and private lands from the ravages of catastrophic fire. 
This is a function of both prioritization and budgeting 
practices and should include an evaluation of the impacts to 
non-Federal lands when the Service forgoes initial attack to 
suppress a fire, especially within proximity to communities.
    The Committee is disappointed that the Service has not yet 
complied with requirements in division O of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141) to provide the 
Committee with both risk-mapping for high fire-prone areas and 
a description of the resources that would be necessary to treat 
the highest risk areas on an annual basis. The Service should 
cooperatively work with universities, such as the University of 
California and the University of Nevada, that have expertise in 
this area, as well as the Department of the Interior. The 
Service is directed and expected to use all authorities 
available to harvest salvage timber, decrease the risk of fires 
around communities, and secure safe access to national forest 
system lands for the public. Additionally, the Committee 
directs the Service to utilize the authorities provided by the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-6) and 
the Agriculture Improvement Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-334) to 
perform critically needed restoration treatments on National 
Forest System lands.

                       FOREST SERVICE OPERATIONS

Appropriations, 2019....................................................
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee Recommendation................................    $953,750,000

    The bill provides $953,750,000 for a new Forest Service 
Operations account. This new appropriation constitutes those 
activities previously supported through the existing cost pool 
structure, as well as other general activities of the Service. 
The account divides these activities into facilities 
maintenance and leases, information technology and centralized 
processing, organizational services, and salaries and expenses. 
The detailed allocation of funding by activity is included in 
the table at the end of this report and further description of 
these changes has been provided above.

                     FOREST AND RANGELAND RESEARCH

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $300,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     254,500,000
Committee recommendation................................     257,640,000

Note: $48,490,000 is included in the new Forest Service Operations 
account that previously would have been assessed for operations and cost 
pools from Forest & Rangeland Research.

    The bill provides an appropriation of $257,640,000 for 
Forest and Rangeland Research. In this new structure, funds 
provided for programs appear substantially different after cost 
pools and salaries and expenses have been removed; however, 
programs are funded at no less than the fiscal year 2019 level.
    Forest Inventory and Analysis.--The bill provides 
$14,810,000 for Forest Inventory and Analysis in program funds, 
coupled with salaries and expenses, is equal to the enacted 
level.
    Research and Development Programs.--The bill provides 
$36,770,000 for base research activities, including Fire Plan 
Research and Development. Within the funds provided, the 
Service is expected to adequately fund Fire Plan Research and 
Development. Of the funds available for Forest and Rangeland 
Research, not less than $2,000,000 is to support the work of 
existing academic partners from multiple states in the northern 
forest region, the Northeastern States Research Cooperative, 
sponsoring research to sustain the health of northern forest 
ecosytems and communities, to develop new forest products, and 
improve forest bio-diversity management.
    The Service is directed to provide $3,000,000 to the Joint 
Fire Science Program for fiscal year 2020.
    The Committee continues to be concerned that the Service's 
research program does not focus on key areas where the 
Service's management responsibilities will benefit the most. 
This includes forest land management, research to improve the 
sustainability of the domestic forest products industry, and 
collaborations to solve real-time problems facing our Nation's 
forests. The Committee appreciates the Service's engagement on 
modernizing the research program and remains committed to 
partnering with the Service to restructure its research program 
for fiscal year 2021 to enhance coordination on forest related 
research and development for enhanced relevance, global 
competitiveness, and effective coordination. The Committee 
continues to note the success and popularity of the Forest 
Products Laboratory as a model for the type of applied research 
in which the Committee believes the Service should be engaged. 
The Service is directed to report on its research restructuring 
progress within 30 days of enactment of the act.
    The Committee recognizes the importance of bottomland 
hardwoods research to expand research efforts on hardwood 
plantation management, associated wildlife management, flooding 
effects to forests, forest health, and threatened and 
endangered plants and animals and encourages the Service to 
sustain partnerships aimed at achieving these goals.
    Forest Products Laboratory.--The Forest Products Laboratory 
[FPL] provides benefits across a wide range of forest related 
issues, as demonstrated in part by the requests for FPL 
participation in a variety of endeavors important to Members of 
Congress. The Service is encouraged to engage in a program of 
work that provides economic insights, research, international 
market analysis, education, and technical assistance that draws 
on the expertise of the FPL and supports the commercialization 
of research findings. Of the funds available to the FPL, 
$1,000,000 is provided to sustain work with existing academic 
partners focused on research and technology development to 
create new and expanded markets and to advance high-value, 
high-volume wood markets from restorative actions on the 
Nation's public and private forests. Additionally, $1,500,000 
is to develop a wood bridge demonstration program in 
conjunction with non-Federal partners to support rural 
infrastructure needs through research, development, and 
demonstration to stimulate new market development, as well as 
education and technical assistance to governmental agencies, 
industry, and research institutions.
    Downed Timber Research.--The Committee understands wood 
from partially decayed timber has the potential to be utilized 
in a wide array of novel wood products for which lower wood 
quality and mechanical strength are not impediments. Within the 
funds provided, $1,500,000 shall be made available for 
cooperative research to develop new products from wood that has 
traditionally been unusable because of decay. The project 
should seek to extend the time window for marketing fallen 
wood.
    Sudden Oak Death.--The Committee is aware that since 2001, 
the Service, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, 
has been treating Sudden Oak Death infestations on public lands 
in Oregon. The Committee expects the funding provided to be 
adequate to continue these efforts.
    Bighorn Sheep.--The Committee directs the Service to 
continue the quantitative, science-based analysis of the risk 
of disease transmission between domestic and bighorn sheep 
required in the explanatory statement accompanying the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113).

                       STATE AND PRIVATE FORESTRY

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $335,487,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     182,296,000
Committee recommendation................................     317,964,000

Note: $19,620,000 is included in the new Forest Service Operations 
account that previously would have been assessed for operations and cost 
pools from State & Private Forestry.

    The bill provides a total appropriation of $317,964,000 for 
State and Private Forestry programs. In this new structure, 
funds provided for programs appear substantially different 
after cost pools and salaries and expenses have been removed; 
however, programs are funded at no less than the fiscal year 
2019 level. Program funding levels are detailed in the 
following budget activity narratives and funding levels for 
each sub activity can also be found in the table at the end of 
this report. Within the funds provided, $2,000,000 shall be 
made available to support existing academic partnerships in the 
Northern Forest Region for the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring 
Cooperative for Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. 
The Committee further recognizes the importance of the Wood 
Education and Resource Center supporting the forest products 
industry in the Eastern Hardwood Region through its Wood Energy 
Technical Assistance Program and provides an increase of 
$1,000,000 for the Center's activities.
    Forest Ecosystem Services Research.--The Committee directs 
the Service to continue to utilize existing partnerships with 
research institutions and States to fund research to establish 
methods, tools, and standard protocols that help quantify 
forest ecosystem services, particularly carbon, in natural 
forested regions as a resource that can be managed by forest 
landowners for ecological and economic benefit.
    Landscape Scale Restoration [LSR].--The bill provides an 
appropriation of $14,000,000 for LSR, an amount equal to the 
enacted level and $14,000,000 above the request. The Committee 
directs the Service to include outcomes produced from the LSR 
program in the previous fiscal year in future budget 
submissions. Funds available for LSR should be focused on State 
and national priority projects that have significant, 
measurable impact on these priorities.
    The Committee expects that the regional competitive 
processes will continue. Additionally, the Committee directs 
the Service to work with State foresters to make a portion of 
the LSR funds available to State forestry organizations, based 
on overall percentage of Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act 
(Public Law 95-313) funds received, to further implementation 
of their State Forest Action Plan. The Forest Service is 
directed to continue to work with other Federal agencies, 
States, private landowners, and stakeholders to create markets 
for low-grade and low-value wood.
    Forest Health Management.--The bill provides $45,720,000 
for Forest Health Management activities, which includes 
$12,550,000 for activities on Federal lands and $33,170,000 on 
cooperative lands.
    Cooperative Forestry.--The bill provides $101,950,000 for 
Cooperative Forestry activities. This includes $12,000,000 for 
Forest Stewardship, $5,000,000 for Community Forest and Open 
Space Conservation, and $20,960,000 for Urban and Community 
Forestry.
    When funding decisions are made regarding investigating and 
addressing tree mortality, strong consideration should be given 
to Spruce beetle infestations in Region 10, especially in light 
of its rapid spread into Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna 
Valley, and Denali National Park and Preserve and Alaska's 
catastrophic fire season. The Committee expects the Service's 
partnership with the Alaska Division of Forestry and the 
University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service to 
expand, as needed, to educate and assist private landowners 
with bark beetle infestations and to work with private and 
public landowners where infestations occur to manage dead and 
dying trees in an effort to prevent devastating wildfires.
    The Committee encourages the Service to prioritize work 
with regional, multi-organizational collaborations to support 
conservation efforts that help trees adapt to and offset 
climate change, as these partnerships can model best practices 
for effective urban and community forestry grants.
    Forest Legacy.--The bill provides $63,990,000 for the 
forest legacy program. The amount provided within this bill is 
available for the following distribution of funds and projects 
as ranked and provided by the administration:

                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Budget            Bill
State               Project                 estimate     (Discretionary)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   ARHot Springs Forest                ..............            1,460
   CONavajo River Headwaters Phase 3   ..............            7,000
   GACabin Bluff                       ..............            4,000
   WADewatto Headwaters Forest Phase   ..............            5,250
      II
   UTSoldier Summit Phase II           ..............            3,315
   IDMoyie River Corridor              ..............            4,500
   WAYacolt Forest Phase I             ..............            2,000
   VARoanke River Working Forest       ..............            3,000
   MTLost Trail Conservation Project   ..............            2,850
   NCBalsam Range Phase III            ..............            4,800
   ORHood River Forest and Fish        ..............            5,000
      Conservation Project Phase III
   FLWelannee Watershed Forest         ..............            2,900
   HIHaloa 'Aina - Royal Hawaiian      ..............            1,500
      Sandalwood Phase II
   SCSaluda Rivers Connector           ..............            1,920
   PRProtecting the Central Mountain   ..............              225
      Range
   IAHeritage Valley                   ..............              850
   ARPine-Flatwoods Recovery           ..............              955
      Initiative
   CAPUC Forest Phase II               ..............            1,000
   LAClear Creek WMA Phase II          ..............            1,500
   CAMattole Headwaters Forest         ..............            1,565
   ORArch Cape Watershed               ..............            1,000
   TXFox Hunters Hill                  ..............            1,000
 
     Administration                    ..............            6,400
                                      ----------------------------------
         Subtotal, Forest Legacy       ..............           63,990
          Program
                                      ----------------------------------
         Total, Forest Legacy Program  ..............           63,990
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    International Forestry.--The bill provides $3,804,000 for 
the Forest Service Office of International Programs. This 
amount is $2,000,000 above the enacted level for the office's 
programmatic work. The Committee expresses its support for the 
important work of the office to combat overseas illegal timber 
harvests that adversely impact domestic timber producers, 
reduce the market for illegal wood products from protected 
species, and provide technical assistance to partner countries 
on sustainable forest management practices. These activities 
support American forestry by leveling the international playing 
field for domestic timber producers, protecting U.S. 
forestlands from invasive species, and promoting healthy 
forests and rural communities around the world.

                         NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $1,938,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   1,912,750,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,857,280,000

Note: $404,300,000 is included in the new Forest Service Operations 
account that previously would have been assessed for operations and cost 
pools from National Forest System.

    The bill provides an appropriation of $1,857,280,000 for 
national forest system operations, a decrease of $80,720,000 
below the enacted level and $55,470,000 below the request. In 
this new structure, funds provided for programs appear 
substantially different after cost pools and salaries and 
expenses have been removed; however, programs are funded at no 
less than the fiscal year 2019 level.
    Land Management Planning, Assessment, and Monitoring.--The 
bill provides $13,310,000 for Land Management Planning, 
Assessment, and Monitoring.
    Recreation, Heritage, and Wilderness.--The bill provides 
$39,940,000 for Recreation, Heritage, and Wilderness. Within 
the funds provided, $1,500,000 is made available to support 
infrastructure and trails development and to build the capacity 
of local user groups and partnership organizations for all 
National Recreation Areas administered by the Service 
established after 1997.
    Recommended Wilderness.--The Committee recognizes that 
management of Service land recommended as wilderness in forest 
plans is not consistent across all regions, nor are the full 
spectrum of adaptive management steps, provided in the Forest 
Service Handbook Chapter 70, consistently utilized in plan 
components to maintain existing uses to the extent possible. 
The Committee recognizes the Service is required by statute to 
protect the characteristics that provide the basis for 
wilderness recommendation. The Committee encourages the Service 
to allow and manage existing uses, to the extent possible, 
utilizing all the adaptive management steps provided in the 
handbook so that such uses do not prevent the protection and 
maintenance of the social and ecological characteristics that 
provide the basis for wilderness designation. The Committee 
also encourages the Service to reconsider historic uses that 
have been prevented in areas recommended as wilderness that 
otherwise can be managed utilizing the adaptive management 
steps provided in the handbook so that they do not permanently 
harm the social and ecological characteristics that provide the 
basis for wilderness designation.
    Grazing Management.--The bill provides $6,090,000 for 
Grazing Management programs.
    Vacant Grazing Allotments.--The Service is directed, to the 
greatest extent practicable, to make vacant grazing allotments 
available to a holder of a grazing permit or lease when lands 
covered by the holder of the permit or lease are unusable 
because of drought or wildfire.
    Hazardous Fuels.--The bill provides an appropriation of 
$149,990,000 for Hazardous Fuels, of which up to $5,000,000 may 
be used for implementation of Section 8644 of Public Law 115-
334. The Committee directs the Service to prioritize hazardous 
fuel removal projects that are critical to protecting public 
safety in high hazard areas in national forests facing 
significant tree mortality and to increase cross-boundary 
collaboration with landowners near National Forest System lands 
and encourages the use of hazardous fuels funding for this 
purpose. Of the funds made available, no less than $6,000,000 
is for implementation of section 5 of Public Law 106-506. The 
Committee urges the Service to increase cross-boundary 
collaboration with landowners near National Forest System lands 
and encourages the use of hazardous fuels funding for work 
across ownerships. The Committee believes that investing in the 
research and development of advanced woody biomass uses will 
help reduce excessive hazardous fuels on our Nation's 
forestlands while creating new economic markets and opportunity 
for taxpayers.
    The Committee is cognizant of the importance of prescribed 
fire as a tool for forest management, as well as the challenges 
associated with utilizing prescribed burns in many geographic 
areas. The Service is directed to include the number of acres 
treated using prescribed fire at the end of each fiscal year as 
well as the costs associated with such activities.
    Of the funds provided, $4,000,000 is for the Southwest 
Ecological Restoration Institutes to continue to enhance the 
Service's capacity to execute science-based forest restoration 
treatments to reduce the risk of wildfires and improve the 
health of dry forest ecosystems.
    Forest Products.--The bill provides $24,330,000 for Forest 
Products. Funds made available for Forest Products shall not be 
used for restoration projects that are not tied to the offering 
or completion of a timber sale or in association with a 
stewardship contracting process. Additionally, the Service is 
directed to utilize timber sales, whenever possible and 
appropriate, to address issues relating to tree mortality. The 
additional funds provided for forest products are directed to 
be used to build the timber program capacity by facilitating 
necessary planning work and the hiring and training of timber 
management personnel to deliver increased volume levels.
    Agency Timber Target.--The Service is directed to provide 
information to the Committee within 90 days of enactment of 
this act detailing the resources necessary to increase the 
agency's timber target to four billion board feet, annually, 
including the geographic regions most likely to contribute to 
the increase in forest product production should a new timber 
target be implemented, as well as any barriers to achieving the 
higher target level. Additionally, the Service is directed to 
meet timber target goals using commercial products and 
excluding personal use firewood from accomplishment reporting.
    Prairie Dog Management in the Dakota Prairie Grasslands.--
The Committee encourages the Forest Service to begin a pilot 
program examining the effectiveness of existing active prairie 
dog management activities and to implement controls on National 
Forest System lands in the Dakota Prairie Grasslands.
    Dead and Dying Trees.--The Committee directs the Service to 
prioritize hazardous fuels reduction projects on the greatest 
fire risks along wildland urban interfaces facing significant 
tree mortality. Additionally, the Service is directed to offer 
timber sales expeditiously in areas where dead and dying trees 
occur as a result of wildfire or insect and disease 
infestations.
    Permitting and Staffing on Grasslands.--The Service is 
encouraged to hire staff to fill existing vacancies whose 
primary responsibilities are reviewing and issuing permits on 
the National Grasslands.
    Vegetation and Watershed Management.--The bill provides 
$27,450,000 for Vegetation and Watershed Management activities, 
$152,550,000 below the enacted level and the request. The 
Committee continues to be concerned with the pace and scale of 
the Service's use of the authorities granted by section 8204 of 
the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-79) to perform 
critically needed treatments of insect and disease infested 
trees on National Forests, particularly in light of the recent 
severe fire season. The Committee expects the Service to fully 
and promptly implement this authority. The Service is directed 
to provide to the Committee within 45 days of enactment of this 
act specific information regarding geographic locations where 
the Service intends to take advantage of this authority. Within 
the funds made available, $6,000,000 is provided for 
implementation of section 5 of Public Law 106-506.
    Wildlife and Fish Habitat Management.--The bill provides 
$17,330,000 for Wildlife and Fish Habitat Management.
    Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Fund.--The bill 
provides $40,000,000 for Collaborative Forest Landscape 
Restoration projects.
    Minerals and Geology Management.--The bill provides 
$15,980,000 for Minerals and Geology Management.
    Landownership and Access Management.--The bill provides 
$12,940,000 for Landownership and Access Management. Given the 
importance of special-use permitting activities to users of our 
National Forests, $2,500,000 in additional funding is made 
available to spur processing of special-use permits. The 
Service is directed to use these additional funds to increase 
the pace of evaluation of special-use permits in high demand 
regions, such as Regions 6 and 10.
    Law Enforcement.--The bill provides $17,630,000 for Law 
Enforcement activities. The Committee acknowledges the rising 
cost of Federal land management to States and other parties and 
encourages the Service to improve coordination with State 
agencies and local partners in the management, maintenance, and 
law enforcement expenditures on National Forest System lands, 
pursuant to the National Forests Law Enforcement Act of 1971.
    Tongass National Forest.--The Committee continues the 
direction contained in Senate Report 115-276.
    Wild Horses.--The Service shall ensure that healthy, 
unadopted, wild horses and burros are not destroyed nor sold or 
otherwise transferred in a way that results in their 
destruction for processing into commercial products.
    Hurricane Impacts on the Apalachicola National Forest.--The 
Committee recognizes the impacts of Hurricane Michael on the 
region's private timber base and encourages the Service to 
explore opportunities to utilize fast-growing native Slash and 
Loblolly pines in replanting efforts, and the expanded use of 
Good Neighbor Agreements between the Federal Government and 
State to simplify timber contract purchases.
    Tariffs on Timber Exports.--The Committee is concerned that 
China's recent escalation of tariffs against hardwood and 
softwood timber is negatively impacting domestic producers 
including in Alaska. The Committee notes that the 
Administration announced a tariff relief package for certain 
agriculture commodities to compensate for Chinese retaliation. 
The Committee urges the Department of Agriculture to include 
domestic timber products on the list of agriculture commodities 
covered for tariff relief.

                  CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $431,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     434,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     107,940,000

Note: $141,360,000 is included in the new Forest Service Operations 
account that previously would have been assessed for operations and cost 
pools from Capital Improvement and Maintenance.

    The bill provides an appropriation of $107,940,000 for 
Capital Improvement and Maintenance programs. In this new 
structure, funds provided for Capital Improvement and 
Maintenance appear substantially different after facilities 
leases and maintenance have been moved to the new Forest 
Service Operations account and cost pools and salaries and 
expenses have been removed. As in previous years, this amount 
is offset with a $15,000,000 scoring credit related to the 
Roads and Trails Fund.
    Facilities.--The bill provides $26,230,000 for Facilities. 
The Committee finds that repairs, maintenance, and upgrades are 
needed for the smokejumper bases operated by the Service. Funds 
are provided within capital improvement and maintenance to 
address the backlog of repairs, maintenance, and needed 
upgrades of its smokejumper bases in order to help keep bases 
in operational status. For the replacement of the Green 
Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests Supervisor's Office, 
the Service is directed to complete final site and building 
designs and begin construction in fiscal year 2020. The Service 
will report to the Committee within 90 days of enactment of 
this act with a schedule for completion of this project.
    Roads.--The bill provides $62,040,000 for Roads and 
includes funding for Legacy Road remediation activities.
    Trails.--The bill provides $19,670,000 for Trails and 
includes funding for Legacy Trail remediation activities.
    Legacy Roads and Trails.--The Committee appreciates the 
need for remediation of Legacy Roads and Trails and believes 
funding provided for these activities should continue to 
compete from within the broader Capital Improvement and 
Maintenance program. The Service is directed to prioritize the 
highest priority road and trail projects, without a set-aside 
for Legacy Roads and Trails, and to report annually to the 
Committee where these projects rank within the overall need for 
roads and trails construction and maintenance. The Service is 
further directed to continue to track Legacy Roads and Trails 
accomplishments including miles of roads and trails improved, 
miles of streams restored, number of bridges and culverts 
constructed, and miles of road decommissioned.

                            LAND ACQUISITION

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $72,564,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................   \1\73,741,000

\1\Includes a rescission of $2,000,000 from unobligated balances.

    The bill provides $73,741,000 in new budget authority for 
Land Acquisition including a rescission of $2,000,000 from 
unobligated balances.
    The Committee has provided $5,500,000 for recreational 
access and the Service is directed to prioritize recreational 
access projects that significantly enhance access to existing 
public lands that have inadequate access for hunting, fishing, 
and other recreational activities. The Committee remains 
concerned about the prioritization of projects and the ability 
to allocate funds once appropriated. The Committee strongly 
encourages the Service to quickly close projects once funds 
have been made available and a willing seller has been 
identified, an appraisal has been completed, and a purchase 
contract has been agreed to. The Service is expected to use the 
Critical Inholdings/Wilderness account to acquire high priority 
lands, such as wilderness and lands of significant value in 
designated conservation units, to consolidate Federal ownership 
and has provided an increase of $1,000,000 for this activity.
    The amount provided within this bill is available for the 
following distribution of funds and projects as ranked and 
provided by the administration:

                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Budget            Bill
State               Project                 estimate     (Discretionary)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   MTClearwater Blackfoot              ..............            8,000
   IDTeton Timbers                     ..............            2,750
   MTLolo Trails Landmark              ..............            4,400
   ORWasson Creek                      ..............            4,268
   MNSchool Trust                      ..............            4,500
   CASanhedrin                         ..............            6,400
   SCPromise of the Piedmont           ..............            1,600
   CAWild and Scenic Kern River        ..............            1,505
      Access
   MIWest Branch of the Ontonagon      ..............            2,000
   TNTennessee Mountain Trails and     ..............            4,000
      Waters
   NCNorth Carolina's Threatened       ..............            4,500
      Treasures
   IDSF Wildnerness Ranch              ..............            1,500
   NMMimbres River Parcels             ..............            2,906
   WVHooke Brothers                    ..............              750
   KYDaniel Boone National Forest      ..............              350
   VTGreen Mountain National Forest    ..............              600
      Inholdings
VA/WVGeorge Washington and Jefferson   ..............              920
      National Forest
   AlAlabama's Wild Wonders            ..............              500
   ORThree Rivers                      ..............              720
   AKKadashan                          ..............              500
   GAChattachoochee-Oconee National    ..............              620
      Forest
   WAWashignton Cascades               ..............            1,800
   VTLincoln Peek                      ..............              350
   CATrinity Alps Wilderness           ..............            1,200
      Inholdings
   MTFalls Creek Access                ..............            1,000
                                       ..............           57,639
 
     Acquisition Management            ..............            7,352
     Cash Equalization                 ..............              250
     Critical Inholdings/Wilderness    ..............            3,000
     Sportsman/Recreational Access     ..............            5,500
                                       ..............           73,741
     Rescission                        ..............            2,000
                                      ----------------------------------
         Total, Land Acquisition       ..............           71,741
------------------------------------------------------------------------


        ACQUISITION OF LANDS FOR NATIONAL FORESTS, SPECIAL ACTS

Appropriations, 2019....................................        $700,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................         700,000

    The bill provides an appropriation of $700,000, an amount 
equal to the enacted level and $700,000 above the request. This 
amount is derived from funds deposited by State, county, and 
municipal governments or public school authorities pursuant to 
16 U.S.C. 484a, as amended.

            ACQUISITION OF LANDS TO COMPLETE LAND EXCHANGES

Appropriations, 2019....................................        $150,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................         150,000

    The bill provides an appropriation of $150,000, an amount 
equal to the enacted level and $150,000 above the request. This 
amount is derived from funds deposited by State, county, and 
municipal governments or public school authorities pursuant to 
16 U.S.C. 484a, as amended.

                         RANGE BETTERMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $1,700,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................       2,000,000

    The bill provides an appropriation of $2,000,000, an amount 
$300,000 above the enacted level and $2,000,000 above the 
request. 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, 2019....................................         $45,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................          45,000

    The bill provides an appropriation of $45,000, which is 
equal to the enacted level, and $45,000 above the request. This 
amount is derived from the fund established under 16 U.S.C. 
1643(b).

        MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL FOREST LANDS FOR SUBSISTENCE USES

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $2,500,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       1,832,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,500,000

    The bill provides an appropriation of $2,500,000, equal to 
the enacted level and $668,000 above the request. This account 
provides for carrying out the Service's responsibilities for 
subsistence under the Alaska National Interest Lands 
Conservation Act (Public Law 96-487).

                        WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $3,004,986,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   4,300,620,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,914,730,000

Note: Totals include funding designated by the Congress as being for 
disaster relief pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(F) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. And, $338,530,000 is included 
in the new Forest Service Operations account that previously would have 
been assessed for operations and cost pools from Wildland Fire 
Management.

    Fire Operations.--The bill provides a $3,914,730,000 for 
Wildlfire Preparedness and Management, which is $909,744,000 
above the enacted level and $385,890,000 below the request. Of 
the funds provided, $2,961,000,000 is for wildfire suppression, 
including $1,950,000,000 in fire cap funding. $184,070,000 is 
provided for Preparedness. As with other accounts, this new 
structure appears substantially different after cost pools and 
salaries and expenses have been removed; however, funds 
provided are not less than the enacted level.
    Of the funds provided, $4,000,000 is for the Southwest 
Ecological Restoration Institutes to continue to enhance the 
Service's capacity to execute science-based forest restoration 
treatments to reduce the risk of wildfires and improve the 
health of dry forest ecosystems.
    Unmanned Aircraft for Wildfire Firefighting and Safety.--
The Committee recognizes the potential of safely integrating 
commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems into wildland firefighting 
to aid decision-making and provide an additional mechanism to 
ensure the safety of firefighters.
    Aerial Firefighting Use and Effectiveness Study [AFUE].--
The Committee notes that the Service has not finalized its 
study to assess the effectiveness of aviation assets in 
achieving wildfire suppression objectives and encourages the 
Service to complete the AFUE study as part of its next budget 
submission and detail how the data collected from the study 
will be used to inform decisions about the composition of the 
wildland firefighting aircraft fleet in the future.

                       Administrative Provisions


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The bill continues several administrative provisions from 
previous years.

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


                         Indian Health Service

    The Indian Health Service [IHS] is the agency within the 
Department of Health and Human Services that has responsibility 
for providing Federal health services to approximately 2.2 
million American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of 
health services to Tribes grew out of the special relationship 
between the Federal Government and Indian Tribes that was 
established in 1787, based on article I, section 8 of the 
Constitution, and given form and substance by numerous 
treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive orders 
that followed. Most notable among these is the Snyder Act of 
1921 (Public Law 67-85), which provides the basic authority for 
most Indian health services provided by the Federal Government 
to Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
    IHS services are provided directly and through tribally 
contracted and operated programs in over 600 healthcare 
facilities located throughout the United States, primarily in 
rural and isolated areas. Healthcare is also purchased from 
more than 9,000 private providers annually. The Federal system 
consists of 28 hospitals, 61 health centers, and 34 health 
stations. Through Public Law 93-638, the Indian Self-
Determination and Education Act, Tribes and Tribal 
organizations compact and contract health programs to manage 17 
hospitals, 249 health centers, and 70 health stations. In 
addition, grants to 34 nonprofit urban Indian health 
organizations provide a variety of health and referral 
services.

                         Indian Health Services

Appropriations, 2019....................................  $4,103,190,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................   4,286,541,000
Committee recommendation................................   4,318,884,000

    The Committee recommends $4,318,884,000 for Indian Health 
Services, which is $215,694,000 above the enacted level and 
includes expected pay and inflation costs. Program changes are 
detailed below and in the table that accompanies the report.
    The Committee recommends $3,949,062,000 for clinical 
services programs of the IHS. This is an increase of 
$209,101,000 above the enacted level. Proposed reductions are 
restored and unless otherwise noted, programs shall be 
maintained at current levels.
    The Committee has a longstanding policy of providing 
sufficient staffing funds for all facilities that are expected 
to open during the fiscal year. Without such a policy, the 
Service could not fulfill its commitments to Tribes that have 
newly constructed facilities, including tribally constructed 
facilities through the joint venture partnership program; 
therefore, the recommendation includes the updated $84,295,900 
funding estimates requested for the facilities that will open 
in fiscal year 2020 across all budget lines. Funds for the 
staffing of new facilities are provided solely to support 
facilities on the Health Care Facilities Construction Priority 
System and Joint Venture construction projects that have opened 
in fiscal year 2019 or will open in fiscal year 2020. None of 
these funds may be allocated to a facility until such facility 
has achieved beneficial occupancy status.
    The Committee notes initial estimates included as part of 
the annual budget request to fund staffing of new facilities 
and 105(l) leases are frequently refined. The Committee expects 
the Service to communicate regularly with the Committee on the 
status of cost estimates for the staffing of new facilities and 
105(l) leases so that the Committee is kept informed of any 
changes that may affect the amounts necessary to fully fund 
these needs. The current estimate for tribal clinic operational 
costs, including 105(l) leases, is $97,000,000, an increase of 
$61,000,000 above the enacted level and even this amount has 
the potential to increase over the coming months. The Committee 
directs the Service to provide a report to the Committee within 
90 days of enactment of this act regarding specific challenges 
that make it difficult to accurately formulate a budget for the 
105(l) lease costs, including statutory and regulatory 
requirements for the lease agreements and the rationale behind 
the Service's decision to enter into 12 month lease agreements 
at any time during the fiscal year instead of on a prospective 
basis from the date the lease is received.
    The uncertainty surrounding the estimates, especially the 
105(l) lease agreements, has inserted a high level of 
unpredictability into the budget process and has the potential 
to increase pressure on funding for other important IHS 
programs. The Committee is concerned these costs are growing 
exponentially rapidly without a long term funding strategy. The 
recommendation includes the current estimate, but the Committee 
notes that payments for 105(l) leases directly resulting from 
decisions in the case of Maniilaq Ass'n v. Burwell in both 2014 
(72 F. Supp. 3d 227 (D.D.C. 2014)) and 2016 (70 F. Supp. 3d 243 
(D.D.C. 2016)) appear to create an entitlement to compensation 
for 105(l) leases that is typically not funded through 
discretionary appropriations. The Committee therefore directs 
the IHS and the Department of the Interior to consult with 
tribes, the Department of Justice, and the Office of Management 
and Budget and to work with the House and Senate committees of 
jurisdiction, the Committees on Appropriations, and other 
relevant federal partners to formulate budget and legislative 
strategies to address this situation, including discussions 
about whether, in light of the Maniilaq decisions, these funds 
should be reclassified as an appropriated entitlement.
    Hospitals and Health Clinics.--The recommendation includes 
$2,339,707,000 for hospitals and health clinics, an increase of 
$192,364,000 above the enacted level. The recommendation 
includes the fiscal year 2019 enacted base levels for the 
village built clinics leasing program and maintains the 
$4,000,000 increase for the domestic violence prevention 
initiative provided in fiscal year 2019. The recommendation 
also includes the $11,463,000 for new Tribes as requested. The 
Committee directs the Service to continue the cooperative 
agreement with the National Indian Health Board from within 
existing funds.
    Village Built Clinics.--The Committee has provided 
resources for village built clinics [VBCs] leasing costs and 
other associated leasing costs. The Committee is aware the 
Service has testified that these resources are being used not 
only to pay for the traditional VBCs but also for new costs 
relating to litigation which requires that section 105(l) of 
the Indian Self-Determination Act (Public Law 93-638) mandates 
payment of leasing costs when Tribal facilities are used to 
operate IHS programs. The Committee has not included proposed 
language in this recommendation for the 105(l) costs but does 
believe these costs should be accounted for separately in the 
fiscal year 2021 budget request from those funded needed for 
village built clinics.
    The Committee is aware there is a need for a new electronic 
health record system to improve the overall interoperability, 
efficiency, and security of the Service's information 
technology system and has included $3,000,000 for this effort. 
The Committee directs the Service to report back within 90 days 
of enactment of this act detailing the number of tribal 
organizations that use their own system and how any upgrade 
will be compatible with the new Veterans Affairs system and 
with systems used by Indian Tribes or Tribal organizations that 
do not currently use the resource patient management system 
[RPMS].
    The recommendation includes $8,000,000 as requested for 
recruitment and retention as well as the $2,000,000 requested 
to increase quality and oversight capacity at the agency. The 
Committee is concerned the IHS is not able to recruit and 
retain enough clinical staff to maintain a high quality of care 
at the Service's federally operated facilities and directs the 
Service to work with the Office of Management and Budget to 
expedite creation of market-specific pay scales to ensure the 
Service is able to offer competitive recruitment packages. 
Within 180 days of enactment of this act, the IHS shall report 
on any regulatory or statutory limitations that prohibit the 
Service from offering incentives, such as scheduling 
flexibility, that the Service believes hurts its recruitment 
and retention efforts. The Committee is encouraged by the 
establishment of the Office of Quality that will hopefully 
improve access to care and availability of service. The 
Committee directs the Service to establish measurements for 
tracking the improvement of patient health rather than defining 
increased funding alone as the metric for measuring 
improvements. The Committee is also very concerned about the 
recent sexual abuse reports and directs the Service to keep the 
Committee apprised of the on-going investigations into this 
matter and any policy recommendations for Congress to consider 
to prevent this from happening again.
    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$5,000,000 the Community Health Aide program [CHAP] expansion 
with instruction that this expansion should not divert funding 
from the existing CHAP program and it shall continue at the 
current 2019 funding levels. The Committee is supportive of 
developing a network of partnerships with Tribal colleges and 
universities that may serve as regional training centers for 
behavioral, community, and dental health aides and this network 
shall include those universities defined under 25 U.S.C. 1801. 
The Committee also encourages the Service to look at programs 
similar to the Alaska Comprehensive Forensic Training Academy, 
which partners with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual 
Assault and the University of Alaska, Anchorage, which can help 
educate community health aides on trauma informed care and 
collecting medical evidence. This type of training has the 
potential to help communities address the crisis of missing, 
trafficked, and murdered indigenous women.
    The Committee has maintained funding for accreditation 
emergencies at the fiscal year 2019 level of $58,000,000. The 
Committee remains extremely concerned with the potential loss 
of Medicare or Medicaid agreements with the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services at any facility. This has been a 
particular problem in the Great Plains region and has also 
occurred in other regions. The Committee expects the Service to 
use these funds in order to correct problems at those 
facilities and to keep the Committee apprised of its progress.
    Dental Health.--The recommendation includes $210,315,000 
for dental health, an increase of $5,643,000 above the enacted 
level. The Service is encouraged to coordinate with the Bureau 
of Indian Education [BIE] to integrate preventive dental care 
at schools within the BIE system.
    Mental Health.--The recommendation includes $108,569,000 
for mental health programs, an increase of $3,288,000 above the 
enacted level. The increases provided in previous fiscal years 
of $6,946,000 for the behavioral health integration Initiative 
to better integrate treatment programs for mental health and 
substance abuse problems and $3,600,000 for the suicide 
prevention initiative are maintained.
    Alcohol and Substance Abuse.--The recommendation includes 
$247,828,000 for alcohol and substance abuse programs, an 
increase of $2,262,000 above the enacted level. The bill also 
continues $10,000,000 for opioid abuse and is described below. 
The bill retains increases provided in previous fiscal years of 
$6,500,000 for the Generation Indigenous initiative; $1,800,000 
for the youth pilot project; and $2,000,000 to fund essential 
detoxification related services as provided herein. The 
Committee has continued bill language which allocates 
$2,000,000 to continue funding for essential detoxification and 
related services provided by the Service's public and private 
partners to IHS beneficiaries and expects these funds to be 
allocated in a manner consistent with previous years. The 
Service is directed to report to the Committee within 60 days 
of enactment of this act regarding distribution of these funds. 
The Service shall continue its partnership with Na'Nizhoozhi 
Center in Gallup, N.M., and work with the Center and other 
Federal, State, local, and Tribal partners to develop a 
sustainable model for clinical capacity, as provided by the 
statement to accompany Public Law 115-31.
    The Committee is concerned that alcohol and opioid use 
disorders continue to be some of the most severe public health 
and safety problems facing American Indian and Alaska Native 
[AI/AN] individuals, families, and communities. To address this 
problem, the Committee continues to direct IHS to increase its 
support for culturally competent preventive, educational, and 
treatment services programs and partner with academic 
institutions with established AI/AN training and health 
professions programs to research and promote culturally 
responsive care. Additionally, the Committee encourages the 
Service to employ the full spectrum of medication assisted 
treatments [MAT] for alcohol and opioid use disorders, 
including non-narcotic treatment options that are less subject 
to diversion combined with counseling services.
    The Committee understands the Service is finishing tribal 
consultation for the substance abuse, suicide prevention, and 
domestic violence funding and encourages the Service to timely 
complete this phase of the process.
    The Committee expects the Service to take action within 90 
days of the date of enactment of this act.
    Opioid Grants.--To better combat the opioid epidemic, the 
Committee has continued funding of $10,000,000 and instructs 
the Service, in coordination with the Assistant Secretary for 
Mental Health and Substance Abuse, to use the funds provided to 
continue a Special Behavioral Health Pilot Program as 
authorized by Public Law 116-6. The Director of IHS, in 
coordination with the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and 
Substance Use, shall award grants for providing services, 
provide technical assistance to grantees under this section 
collect, and evaluate performance of the program.
    Purchased/Referred Care.--The recommendation includes 
$967,363,000 for purchased/referred care, an increase of 
$2,544,000 above the enacted level.
    Public Health Nursing.--The recommendation includes 
$92,677,000 for public health nursing, an increase of 
$3,518,000 above the enacted level.
    Health Education.--The recommendation includes $20,923,000 
for health education, an increase of $355,000 above the enacted 
level.
    Community Health Representatives.--The bill does not agree 
to the proposal to reduce the community health representatives 
program. The recommendation includes $62,888,000 for the 
community health representatives program, equal to the fiscal 
year 2019 level.
    Urban Indian Health.--The recommendation includes 
$53,159,000 for the Urban Indian Health program, $1,844,000 
above the enacted level. The Committee strongly supports this 
program and does not concur with the proposal to reduce the 
program and acknowledges the transfer for $1,369,900 former 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [NIAAA] 
programs from Alcohol and Substance Program to Office of Urban 
Indian Health Programs.
    Indian Health Professions.--The recommendation includes 
$57,796,000 for the Indian Health Professions program, an 
increase of $433,000 equal to the enacted level. The Committee 
believes this is a critical program and the recommendation 
continues the program increase provided in fiscal year 2019 and 
continues the additional increase of $195,000 to expand the 
Indians into Medicine program to four sites. Within funds, the 
recommendation also includes funding for the Quentin N. Burdick 
American Indians into Nursing Program, and American Indians 
into Psychology Program at no less than fiscal year 2019 
levels.
    First Aid Kit Enhancements.--The Committee is aware that 
first aid products endorsed by the Department of Defense's 
Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care [CoTCCC] help to 
reduce death or trauma as a result of bleeding. The Committee 
believe these products could help the Service save lives, 
especially in rural areas where it might take significant time 
to transport a patient to a hospital and/or healthcare facility 
for appropriate treatment. Accordingly, the Committee 
encourages the Service to analyze incorporating CoTCCC's 
hemostatic dressing of choice in healthcare facilities and 
vehicles and provide a report to the Committee within 90 days 
of enactment of this act.
    Prescription Drug Monitoring.--The Committee is concerned 
that IHS and Tribally operated health facilities are not 
participating in State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs 
and emergency department information exchanges. The Committee 
strongly encourages these facilities to participate in these 
programs. Accordingly, within 90 days of enactment of this act, 
the Service shall provide the Committee with a report outlining 
by State such facilities that are participating and those that 
are not and any issues preventing facilities from uploading 
data to these programs or exchanges.
    Teledermatology.--The Committee recognizes the value of 
tele-health technology to expand access to critical healthcare 
services and to help address the impacts of provider shortages 
across the Service. The Committee recognizes that access to 
specialty programs like tele-dermatology help fill important 
gaps in the Service to diagnose and treat disease and 
encourages the Service to expand access to these programs and 
make needed equipment investments, such as mobile high 
definition cameras, to support them.

                         CONTRACT SUPPORT COSTS

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $822,227,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     820,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     820,000,000

    The Committee has continued language from fiscal year 2019 
establishing an indefinite appropriation for contract support 
costs estimated to be $820,000,000. By retaining an indefinite 
appropriation for this account, additional funds may be 
provided by the Agency if its budget estimate proves to be 
lower than necessary to meet the legal obligation to pay the 
full amount due to Tribes. The Committee believes fully funding 
these costs will ensure Tribes have the necessary resources 
they need to deliver program services efficiently and 
effectively.

                        INDIAN HEALTH FACILITIES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $878,806,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     803,026,000
Committee recommendation................................     902,878,000

    The Committee recommends $902,878,000 for health facilities 
operations of the IHS. This amount is $24,072,000 above the 
enacted level and includes expected pay and inflation costs.
    Program changes are detailed below and in the table that 
accompanies the report, and funding includes $11,489,000 for 
staffing quarters. Of the funds provided, $15,000,000 is for 
the small ambulatory clinic program, equal to the enacted 
level. The Committee expects the Service to continue following 
its existing interpretation of criteria for the funding of new, 
improved, or replacement sanitation facilities.
    The Committee would also like to remind the Service about 
the directive contained in the 2019 Consolidated Appropriations 
Act (Public Law 116-6) to provide the Committee with report 
identifying the criteria the agency will use to rank projects 
funded through demonstration authorities. The bill provides 
$5,000,000 for healthcare facilities construction for the 
Service to enter into contracts with tribes or tribal 
organizations to carry out demonstration projects as authorized 
under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act for construction 
and renovation of hospitals and health centers.
    The health impacts of a lack of sanitation infrastructure 
remain a public health crisis. The Committee is concerned 
delayed decision making is jeopardizing these projects and 
directs the Service to brief the Committee within 60 days of 
enactment of this act on the status of discussions with other 
Federal partners involved to ensure funding for these projects 
are coordinated and completed.
    The Committee believes that funds for quarters is essential 
to help resolve the widespread housing shortages which have 
contributed to high vacancy rates for medical personnel 
throughout the system, particularly in rural areas. These funds 
have been used in areas with chronic housing shortages like 
Alaska and the Great Plains in order to ameliorate these 
problems. The Committee expects a report from the Service 
within 60 days of enactment of this act on the distribution of 
funds.
    The Committee notes its strong support for the small 
ambulatory clinic program. As the Service testified before the 
Committee, this program provides another critical tool for 
addressing facilities maintenance and construction backlogs 
throughout the Nation. The stipulations included in the Indian 
Health Services account regarding the allocation of funds for 
the staffing of new facilities pertain to the funds in this 
account as well.
    The Committee strongly supports the joint venture program 
and believes the Service should establish a more consistent 
competitive cycle between 3 and 5 years. At each competitive 
cycle, IHS should select a specific number of awards and non-
selected applications should be eligible to reapply during the 
next competitive cycle.
    The 2019 Consolidated Appropriations Act included a 
directive to the Service to work with appropriate Tribal 
organizations and submit a report to the Committee within 180 
days of enactment of the act that includes an assessment of 
updated facility needs in the state as well as recommendations 
for alternative financing options. The Committee has not 
received this report and strongly encourages the Service to 
complete and submit this report.
    The Committee acknowledges the receipt of the previous 
report formulated for facility upgrades and replacement for Mt. 
Edgecombe in Sitka and directs the Service to work with the 
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium to update the cost 
estimates for healthcare needs.

                     National Institutes of Health


          NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES

    The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, an 
agency within the National Institutes of Health, was authorized 
in section 311(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (Public Law 
115-141), to conduct multidisciplinary research and training 
activities associated with the Nation's Hazardous Substance 
Superfund program. Section 126(g) of the Superfund Amendments 
and Reauthorization Act of 1968 (Public Law 99-499) authorizes 
the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to 
conduct training and education of workers who are or may be 
engaged in activities related to hazardous waste removal or 
containment or emergency response.

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $79,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      66,581,000
Committee recommendation................................      81,000,000

    The bill provides $81,000,000 for the operations of the 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences account. 
This amount is $2,000,000 above the enacted level to help meet 
the demands of the Superfund Research Program and to support 
research on PFAS and other contaminants of emerging concern. 
The Institute both leads and supports significant research on 
PFAS, which will result in better remediation outcomes.

            Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

    The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
[ATSDR], an agency of the Public Health Service, was created in 
section 104(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-510). 
The ATSDR's primary mission is to conduct surveys and screening 
programs to determine relationships between exposure to toxic 
substances and illness. Other activities include the 
maintenance and annual update of a list of hazardous substances 
most commonly found at Superfund sites, the preparation of 
toxicological profiles on each such hazardous substance, 
consultations on health issues relating to exposure to 
hazardous or toxic substances, and the development and 
implementation of certain research activities related to 
ATSDR's mission.

            TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $74,691,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      62,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      76,691,000

    The bill provides a total appropriation of $76,691,000 for 
the operations of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease 
Registry account. This amount is an increase of $2,000,000 
above the enacted level. This increase is provided to support 
further PFAS and other contaminants of emerging concern 
research and responding to communities exposed to such 
chemicals.
    Birth Cohort Study.--The bill provides funding for 
continuation of the birth cohort study on the Navajo Nation. 
The Committee supports the study to better understand the 
relationship between uranium exposures, birth outcomes, and 
early developmental delays on the Navajo Nation.
    Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances [PFAS].--The Committee 
recognizes the importance of making information available on 
PFAS to understand and address the needs of communities exposed 
to these chemicals and is aware that the Agency for Toxic 
Substances and Disease Registry [ATSDR] toxological profile for 
four PFAS substances prepared pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 9604(i)(2) 
has been released as a draft for public comment. This 
information is critically important to Federal and State 
efforts to respond and strengthen the effectiveness of drinking 
water advisories or standards for these materials. Therefore, 
ATSDR is directed to publish to the Federal Register within 15 
days of enactment of the final toxicological profile which 
includes the chemicals perfluorooctanoic acid [PFOA], 
perfluorooctane sulfonic acid [PFOS], perfluorononanoic acid 
[PFNA], and perfluorohexane sulfonic acid [PFHxS]. Furthermore, 
within 15 days of enactment of this act, ATSDR is directed to 
work with the appropriate Federal partners to submit a report 
to the Committee identifying any changes made after January 30, 
2019, to the toxicology profile of the PFAS substances and 
include ATSDR's recommendations for next steps for addressing 
health concerns related to PFAS.
    Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units.--The 
Committee recognizes the importance of the Pediatric 
Environmental Health Specialty Units [PEHSUs] program and its 
support from ATSDR in helping to identify environmental risks 
to the health of children and reproductive-age adults. The 
Committee encourages ATSDR to expand its support for PEHSUs and 
to direct PEHSUs to focus on outreach and education to 
communities affected by pediatric cancer clusters and States 
with abnormally high incidences of pediatric cancer.

                         OTHER RELATED AGENCIES


                   Executive Office of the President


  COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

    The Council on Environmental Quality [CEQ] and the Office 
of Environmental Quality were established by the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Public Law 91-190) and the 
Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-
224), respectively. The Council serves as a source of 
environmental expertise and policy analysis for the White 
House, Executive Office of the President, and other Federal 
agencies. CEQ promulgates regulations binding on all Federal 
agencies to implement the procedural provisions of the National 
Environmental Policy Act (Public Law 91-190) and resolves 
interagency environmental disputes informally and through 
issuance of findings and recommendations.

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $2,994,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       2,750,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,994,000

    The bill provides $2,994,000 for the operations of the 
Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental 
Quality account. This amount is equal to the enacted level.

             Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

    The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board was 
authorized by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (Public Law 
101-549) to investigate accidental releases of certain 
chemicals substances that result in, or may cause, serious 
injury, death, substantial property damage, or serious adverse 
effects on human health. It became operational in fiscal year 
1998.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $12,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      10,200,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,000,000

    The bill provides $12,000,000 for salaries and expenses of 
the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, equal to 
the fiscal year 2019 level. The Board has the important 
responsibility of independently investigating industrial 
chemical accidents and collaborating with industry and 
professional organizations to share safety lessons that can 
prevent catastrophic incidents and the Committee expects this 
work to continue.

              Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation

    The Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation [ONHIR] was 
established by Public Law 93-531. The Office is charged with 
planning and conducting relocation activities associated with 
the settlement of land disputes between the Navajo Nation and 
Hopi Tribe.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $8,750,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       7,500,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,500,000

    The bill provides $7,500,000 for the Office of Navajo and 
Hopi Indian Relocation, a decrease of $1,250,000 below the 
fiscal year 2019 enacted level.
    The Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation was 
established by Public Law 93-531. The Office is charged with 
planning and conducting relocation activities associated with 
the settlement of land disputes between the Navajo Nation and 
Hopi Tribe. The Committee supports efforts to close the Office 
because its primary relocation function has reached its 
conclusion.
    The Committee continues to be concerned about the lack of 
meaningful Tribal consultation on matters related to the 
closure and transition and directs the ONHIR to continue work 
with the Office of Special Trustee and Bureau of Indian Affairs 
to continue to consult with affected Tribes. The Committee 
continues to urge the ONHIR to work with the appropriate 
congressional authorizing Committee to develop legislation as 
necessary to affect its closure upon consultation.

    Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts 
                              Development

    The Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture 
and Arts Development [IAIA] was originally founded in 1962 as a 
Bureau of Indian Affairs high school. The Institute was moved 
out of the BIA in 1988 to become a federally chartered 4-year 
college governed by a board of trustees appointed by the 
President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate. Its 
mission is to serve as the national center of research, 
training, language, and scholarship for Native Americans and 
Alaska Natives through the dedicated study, creative 
application, preservation, and care of Native cultures and 
arts. In addition to its academic programs, the IAIA houses the 
National Collection of Contemporary Indian Art and carries the 
designation as the National Repository for Native Languages. 
The IAIA's operations are funded by direct Federal support and 
a diversified private sector approach to foundations, 
corporations, Tribes, and individual donors.

                        PAYMENT TO THE INSTITUTE

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $9,960,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      10,210,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,210,000

    The recommendation provides $10,210,000 for the Institute 
of American Indian Arts, an increase of $250,000 above the 
enacted level.

                        Smithsonian Institution

    Congress established the Smithsonian Institution in 1846 to 
administer a large bequest left to the United States by James 
Smithson, an English scientist, for the purpose of establishing 
in Washington, DC, an institution `` . . . for the increase and 
diffusion of knowledge among men.'' The act establishing the 
Smithsonian provided for the administration of the trust, 
independent of the Government itself, by a Board of Regents and 
a Secretary, who were given broad discretion in the use of 
these funds. The board was to be composed of both private 
citizens and members of all three branches of the Federal 
Government in order to ensure ``the wise and faithful use'' of 
the Institution's funds. The trust funds were permanently 
loaned to the U.S. Department of the Treasury to be maintained 
in a separate account, with the interest from that money used 
for the operation of the Institution. Construction of the 
Smithsonian Castle was completed in 1855 and collections that 
the Government had accepted on behalf of the Institution were 
moved into the building. Today, the Smithsonian Institution is 
the world's largest museum and research complex, housing 
approximately 144 million objects and specimens and receiving 
an estimated 25 million visitors annually.
    Its facilities include 19 museums and galleries, the 
National Zoo, and nine research facilities, most located in or 
near Washington, D.C., with others in Massachusetts, New York, 
Florida, Arizona, Hawaii, and the Republic of Panama. The 
Smithsonian's growth continues as construction proceeds on the 
National Museum of African American History and Culture, 
authorized by Congress in 2003 and scheduled to open to the 
public in 2019.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $739,994,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     759,345,000
Committee recommendation................................     751,110,000

    The bill provides $751,110,000 for salaries and expenses of 
the Smithsonian Institution, an increase of $11,116,000 above 
the 2019 enacted level. Unless otherwise detailed, increases 
above the fiscal year 2019 level account for fixed costs for 
the Institution's programs.
    The Committee understands the role the Institution has 
played as a source of learning and inspiration and appreciates 
the challenges the Institution must overcome to keep the 
museums open and available to the public. The Committee 
understands the importance of collaboration and partnerships 
and strongly encourages areas, such as the National Zoological 
Park, to work with external sources to provide support in 
pathological research, services, and training to augment the 
existing needs of the National Zoo. The Committee also supports 
collaborations with outside partners about utilizing technology 
to make the Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural 
Heritage artifacts and collections more accessible for teachers 
and students so these resources can enhance school curriculums. 
Further, the recommendation includes an increase of $500,000 
for the National Museum of African American History and Culture 
for partnerships activities related to the recent discovery of 
the last known slave ship to arrive in the United States, the 
Clotilda, and supports educational and community engagement 
related to the vessel discovery.
    The Committee provides a total of $318,449,000 for 
Facilities Services, of which $82,045,000 is for Facilities 
Maintenance and $236,404,000 is for Facilities Operations, 
Security, and Support. Within the amounts provided for salaries 
and expenses, the National Museum of African American History 
and Culture is fully funded and Security increases for museums 
are provided.
    The creation of a Museum of the American Latino within the 
Smithsonian Institution at some future date continues to be a 
strongly supported priority. Until such time, the Smithsonian 
Latino Center, which was formed in 1997 with the goal of 
promoting the inclusion of Latino contributions in the 
Institution's exhibitions, collections, and public outreach 
programs, should continue this important work. In accordance 
with the recommendations provided to Congress and the President 
of the United States in the May 2011 report by the National 
Museum of the American Latino Commission, created by Public Law 
110-229, the Committee continues to urge collaboration between 
the Smithsonian and appropriate Federal and local organizations 
for Latino programming, exhibitions, collections, and outreach 
at the Institution. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, 
Public Law 115-141, provided additional funding for the Latino 
and Asian Pacific initiatives as well as the new Women's 
Initiative. The recommendation continues that funding and 
includes an additional $200,000 for each initiative. The 
Committee strongly encourages the Institution to find 
innovative ways to share the contributions these individuals 
have contributed to the American experience.
    The Committee supports the Institution's American Women's 
History Initiative, launched in 2018, to celebrate and deepen 
the public's understanding of the contributions of American 
women. American women have made invaluable contributions to our 
county across such diverse fields as government, business, 
medicine, law, literature, sports, entertainment, the arts, and 
the military, but there is no comprehensive museum anywhere in 
the United States dedicated to the full story of women's 
history. In 2014, Congress established a Congressional 
Commission to study the potential for an American museum of 
women's history. This commission recommended the establishment 
of such a museum governed by the Institution. The Committee 
continues the $2,000,000, with the additional increase, to 
continue the American Women's History Initiative programming 
concurrent with efforts to establish a permanent American 
Women's History Museum.

                           FACILITIES CAPITAL

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $303,503,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     219,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     296,499,000

    The bill includes $296,499,000 for the Smithsonian 
Institution's Facilities Capital program, which is $7,004,000 
below fiscal year 2019 enacted level. Within these funds, 
$273,001,000 is provided for revitalization efforts with 
$23,498,000 designated for planning and design efforts. Funding 
has been continued for the National Air and Space Museum [NASM] 
and other high priority revitalization projects.
    The Committee understands the Institution is in the process 
of a multi-year, multi-phase renovation project for the 
National Air and Space Museum, including the necessary 
replacement of the building's facade. The Committee has 
included $190,000,000 for the NASM's renovation and with this 
funding the Committee has provided the final payment for 
completion of the museum project. The Committee recognizes NASM 
is a popular stop for visitors and it is important to ensure 
the public has access to the collection of artifacts; 
therefore, the Committee directs the Institution to continue to 
keep the Committee apprised of this project to ensure timely 
completion.
    The recommendation includes bill language to allow the 
Institution to purchase a new administrative building with the 
Institution's trust funds in an effort to curtail escalating 
lease costs. The Committee understands the Board of Regents 
have approved the plan, contingent upon Congressional approval, 
and that under this plan the Institution will save over 
$130,000,000 in lease costs over the next 25 years. The 
Committee has included language for the Institution to proceed 
with the understanding that no Federal funds will be used to 
purchase, retrofit, or renovate the building.

                        National Gallery of Art

    The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 by a joint 
resolution of Congress accepting Andrew W. Mellon's gift to the 
Nation of his art collection. The generosity of the Mellon 
family also provided the funds to construct the Gallery's two 
landmark buildings, the West Building, designed by Alexander 
Pope and completed in 1941, and the East Building, designed by 
I.M. Pei and completed in 1978. In 1999, an outdoor sculpture 
garden was created with funding from the Cafritz Foundation. 
Today, these two buildings and the Sculpture Garden form a 
museum complex that houses one of the world's premier art 
collections. Since the Gallery's founding, Federal funds have 
been appropriated to ensure the operation, maintenance, 
protection, and care of its collection. Private contributions 
are used by the Gallery for art acquisition and conservation, 
scholarly and scientific research, exhibitions, and educational 
outreach programs.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $144,202,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................     139,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     147,022,000

    The bill provides $147,022,000 for salaries and expenses of 
the National Gallery of Art. This amount is $2,820,000 above 
the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and $8,022,000 above the 
request. The distribution of funds among the Gallery's various 
activities is displayed in the table that accompanies this 
report.

            REPAIR, RESTORATION, AND RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $24,203,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      15,114,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,203,000

    The bill provides $25,203,000 for major repairs, 
restoration, and renovation of the Gallery's buildings. This 
amount is $1,000,000 above the enacted level and $10,089,000 
above the request.

             John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    Originally established in 1958 as the National Cultural 
Center, an independently administered bureau of the Smithsonian 
Institution, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 
was designated as a living memorial to President Kennedy in 
1964. The Kennedy Center building was constructed with a 
combination of private contributions, Federal matching funds, 
and long-term revenue bonds held by the U.S. Department of the 
Treasury. Since 1972, Congress has provided funds for the 
operations and repair of the presidential monument, initially 
through the National Park Service and since 1995 to the Kennedy 
Center Board of Trustees. Approximately 87 percent of the 
Center's total annual operating budget is derived from 
nonappropriated funds such as ticket sales, auxiliary income, 
investment income, and private contributions that support 
performing arts programming and administrative activities.

                       OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $24,490,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      25,690,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,690,000

    The bill provides $25,690,000 for the operations and 
maintenance of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing 
Arts, the same amount as the fiscal year 2020 request.

                     CAPITAL REPAIR AND RESTORATION

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $16,800,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      14,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      17,600,000

    The bill provides $17,600,000 for the Kennedy Center's 
capital repair and restoration program. Funds provided above 
the request are to address critical safety, security, and 
capital repair and restoration needs.

            Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

    The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the 
living national memorial to President Wilson established by 
Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, DC. Its 
mission is to commemorate the ideals and concerns of the former 
president by providing a link between the world of ideas and 
the world of policy; and by fostering research, study, 
discussion, and collaboration among a full spectrum of 
individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national 
and world affairs. The Woodrow Wilson Center is a nonpartisan 
institution that is supported by a combination of public and 
private funds.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $12,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       8,139,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,000,000

    The bill provides $14,000,000 for salaries and expenses of 
the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 
$2,000,000 above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. The 
Committee does not concur with the administration's proposal to 
end the Federal commitment to the Center and expects operations 
to be maintained as in previous years. The Committee believes 
the Center provides an important mission that serves U.S. 
policy makers.

           National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities


                    National Endowment for the Arts

    Established in 1965 as an independent agency of the Federal 
Government, the National Endowment for the Arts [NEA] is the 
official arts organization of the United States Government. As 
the largest annual funder of the arts in the United States, the 
NEA has helped to create regional theater, opera, ballet, 
symphony orchestras, museums, and other arts organizations that 
Americans now enjoy. Since its founding, the National Endowment 
for the Arts has awarded more than 120,000 grants that have 
brought the arts to Americans in communities both large and 
small. The NEA, through its competitive, peer-reviewed grants 
process, uses the majority of its annual operating funds to 
award grants to nonprofit organizations for arts education, 
arts outreach, artistic excellence, and partnership agreements. 
In addition to those activities, State and jurisdictional arts 
agencies are awarded 40 percent of the Endowment's funds.

                       GRANTS AND ADMINISTRATION

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $155,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      29,333,000
Committee recommendation................................     157,000,000

    The bill provides $157,000,000 for grants and 
administration of the National Endowment for the Arts, an 
increase of $2,000,000 to the fiscal year enacted level. The 
NEA is to be commended for its efforts related to Creative 
Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network to serve unique needs 
of patients and families of military and veterans diagnosed 
with Traumatic Brain Injuries and associated psychological 
health conditions. The Committee supports the NEA's continued 
efforts to expand upon this successful program to embed 
Creative Arts Therapies at the core of integrative care efforts 
in clinical settings, advance collaboration among clinical and 
community arts providers to support wellness and reintegration 
efforts for affected families, and advance research to improve 
our understanding of impacts of these interventions in both 
clinical and community settings. The Committee also encourages 
State arts agencies to explore how they can contribute to 
expanding arts programs for service members and their families 
at the local level. The distribution of funds among the 
agency's various activities is displayed in the table that 
accompanies this statement.

                 National Endowment for the Humanities

    The National Endowment for the Humanities [NEH] was 
established by the 1965 National Foundation on the Arts and 
Humanities Act as an independent Federal agency of the United 
States Government dedicated to supporting research, education, 
preservation, and public programs in the humanities. Today, it 
is the largest funder of humanities programs in the Nation. 
NEH's longstanding tradition of a peer-reviewed competitive 
grant process is designed to ensure that the most meritorious 
projects are funded. Typically, NEH grants are used to support 
cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, 
colleges, universities, public television and radio, and 
individual scholars. The NEH, through its State-Federal 
partnership, also provides grants to State humanities councils 
in all 50 States and the 6 territories.

                       GRANTS AND ADMINISTRATION

Appropriations, 2019....................................    $155,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      37,891,000
Committee recommendation................................     157,000,000

    The bill provides $157,000,000 for grants and 
administration of the National Endowment for the Humanities, an 
increase of $2,000,000 to the fiscal year 2019 enacted level. 
The Committee includes $4,500,000 for a new ``A More Perfect 
Union'' initiative for the Endowment. The Committee encourages 
the NEH to incorporate and continue the two popular components 
of the former ``We the People'' initiative grant opportunities, 
the National Digital Newspapers Program, and the Landmarks of 
American History and Culture workshops as part of the new 
initiative or with other funds. The Committee encourages NEH to 
continue providing support to projects that focus on our 
Nation's history and culture. The distribution of funds among 
the agency's various activities is displayed in the table that 
accompanies this statement.

                        Commission of Fine Arts

    The Commission of Fine Arts was established in 1910 to fill 
the need for a permanent agency whose members would be 
qualified to make available to the Government expert opinion on 
questions of art and architecture. The Commission's mission, as 
design proposals are brought before it, is to safeguard and 
improve the appearance and symbolic significance of the city as 
a capital. The Commission provides knowledgeable advice on 
matters pertaining to architecture, landscape architecture, 
sculpture, painting, and the decorative arts to all branches 
and departments of the Federal and District of Columbia 
governments when such matters affect the National Capital. The 
Commission also must approve of the site and design of all 
commemorative works and memorials erected in the District. The 
Commission advises on the design of circulating and 
commemorative coinage and must approve the siting and design 
for national memorials, both in the United States and on 
foreign soil, in accordance with the American Battle Monuments 
Act and the Commemorative Works Act.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $2,771,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       3,050,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,050,000

    The bill provides $3,050,000 for salaries and expenses of 
the Commission of Fine Arts, $279,000 above the fiscal year 
2019 enacted level and equal to the request.

               National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs

    The National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program was 
established by Public Law 99-190 to provide grants for general 
operating support to District of Columbia nonprofit arts and 
other cultural organizations. In fiscal year 1988, 
administrative responsibility for the program was transferred 
from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the 
Commission of Fine Arts. Currently, this program helps support 
more than 20 nationally renowned organizations in the Nation's 
Capital by providing funding for operating expenses, jobs, 
exhibits, and performances that might not have been possible 
otherwise.

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $2,750,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................       2,750,000

    The bill provides $2,750,000, for the National Capital Arts 
and Cultural Affairs program administered by the Commission of 
Fine Arts. Grant funds should be distributed consistent with 
the established formula and eligibility requirements used in 
fiscal year 2019.

               Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

    The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 established 
the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation as an independent 
Federal agency. The Council's mission is to promote the 
preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation's 
historic resources and advise the President and Congress on 
national historic preservation policy. It also provides a forum 
for discussion of Federal activities, programs, and policies 
that affect historic properties. One of the principal 
responsibilities of the Council is to implement section 106 of 
the National Historic Preservation Act (Public Law 89-665), 
which requires that the Council be given an opportunity to 
comment on the impacts of projects or actions undertaken by 
other Federal agencies on sites or structures eligible for 
inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $6,890,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       7,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,000,000

    The bill provides $7,000,000 for the Advisory Council on 
Historic Preservation, an increase of $110,000 above the 
enacted level.

                  National Capital Planning Commission

    The National Capital Planning Commission [NCPC] was 
established in 1924 as a park planning agency. Two years later, 
the agency's role was expanded to include more comprehensive 
planning. The National Capital Planning Act of 1952 designated 
the NCPC as the central planning agency for the Federal 
Government in the National Capital Region. Today, major 
functions and responsibilities of the NCPC include 
comprehensive and coordinated planning for the Nation's 
Capital; an annual assessment of all proposed Federal capital 
improvements in the National Capital region; the review of 
proposed Federal development projects; and representation of 
the Federal interest in local and regional planning 
initiatives.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $8,099,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       7,948,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,948,000

    The bill provides $7,948,000 for salaries and expenses of 
the National Capital Planning Commission, $151,000 below the 
enacted level.

                United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was created by 
Congress in 1980 through Public Law 96-388 with the mandate to 
operate and maintain a permanent living memorial museum to the 
victims of the Holocaust; provide appropriate ways for the 
Nation to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust through the 
annual national civic observances known as the Days of 
Remembrance; and carry out the recommendations of the 
President's Commission on the Holocaust. The building that 
houses the museum was constructed with private funds and opened 
to the public in 1993. Since that time, the museum has 
attracted four to five times the number of expected visitors 
and has been highly successful in its fundraising efforts. With 
private contributions comprising nearly 50 percent of its 
annual operating budget, the Holocaust Memorial Museum serves 
as a model for the public-private partnership.

                       HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Appropriations, 2019....................................     $59,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      59,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      59,500,000

    The bill provides $59,500,000 for operations of the United 
States Holocaust Memorial Museum, $500,000 above the enacted 
level and the request.

                Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $1,800,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................       1,800,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,800,000

    The bill provides $1,800,000 for salaries and expenses of 
the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, equal to the 
enacted level.

                 Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $1,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................       1,000,000

    The bill includes $1,000,000 for the Women's Suffrage 
Centennial Commission, as authorized by title VII of Public Law 
115-31. The Commission shall plan, execute, and coordinate 
programs and activities in honor of the 100th anniversary of 
the passage and ratification the Nineteenth Amendment to the 
U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote.

                   WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL COMMISSION

    The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission was created by 
an Act of Congress in 2013 as an independent agency of the 
Legislative Branch of the United States Government. Members of 
the 12-member Commission were appointed by the President and 
the leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives, as 
well as the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and 
the National World War I Museum. The Commission's mission is to 
plan, develop, and execute programs, projects, and activities 
to commemorate the Centennial of World War I.

Appropriations, 2019....................................      $7,000,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................      21,093,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,000,000

    The bill provides $7,000,000 for salaries and expenses of 
the World War I Centennial Commission, equal to the enacted 
level and a decrease of $14,093,000 below the request. The 
Committee supports the construction of the national World War I 
Memorial at Pershing Park as a long, overdue tribute to those 
who sacrificed for freedom in the Great War. World War I 
Memorial efforts have been in the works since 1960, and 
Congress has affirmed on several occasions a desire to pay 
tribute to veterans of World War I. The Committee understands 
that World War I Memorial Commission is prepared to complete 
the World War I Memorial in two phases. The first phase is to 
complete the revitalization of Pershing Park in preparation for 
installation of the Memorial sculpture and the second is the 
installation of the Memorial sculpture when it is complete. The 
Service is directed to work with the Commission to commence 
phase one construction as soon as possible to ensure Pershing 
Park is rehabilitated and ready for installation of the 
Memorial sculpture upon its completion.

            Alyce Spotted Bear Native Children's Commission

Appropriations, 2019....................................        $400,000
Budget estimate, 2020...................................................
Committee recommendation................................         500,000

    The bill includes $500,000 for the Alyce Spotted Bear 
Native Children's Commission, Public Law 114-244. The 
Commission must conduct a comprehensive study of Federal, 
State, local, and Tribal programs that serve Native children.


                                TITLE IV

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Title IV of the bill includes the following general 
provisions:
    Sec. 401. Provides that appropriations available in the 
bill shall not be used to produce literature or otherwise 
promote public support of a legislative proposal or regulation 
on which action is not complete or for publicity or propaganda 
purposes in support of administration policies except to the 
executive branch or Congress.
    Sec. 402. Continues a provision providing for annual 
appropriations unless expressly provided otherwise in this act.
    Sec. 403. Continues a provision providing restrictions on 
departmental assessments unless approved by the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Sec. 404. Retains the mining patent moratorium carried in 
previous years.
    Sec. 405. Continues a provision regarding the payment of 
contract support costs.
    Sec. 406. Provides that only certain amounts provided in 
this act may be used to fund contract support costs.
    Sec. 407. Continues a provision providing that the 
Secretary of Agriculture shall not be considered in violation 
of certain provisions of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable 
Resources Planning Act solely because more than 15 years have 
passed without revision of a forest plan, provided that the 
Secretary is working in good faith to complete the plan 
revision within available funds.
    Sec. 408. Prohibits oil, natural gas, and mining-related 
activities within current national monument boundaries, except 
where such activities are allowed under the presidential 
proclamation establishing the monument.
    Sec. 409. Restricts funding appropriated for acquisition of 
land or interests in land from being used for declarations of 
taking or complaints in condemnation.
    Sec. 410. Addresses timber sales involving Alaska western 
red and yellow cedar.
    Sec. 411. Restricts awards of no-bid contracts.
    Sec. 412. Requires the public disclosure of certain 
reports.
    Sec. 413. Continues a provision which delineates the grant 
guidelines for the National Endowment for the Arts.
    Sec. 414. Continues a provision which delineates the 
program priorities for the National Endowment for the Arts.
    Sec. 415. Retains certain reporting requirements regarding 
the status of appropriations balances.
    Sec. 416. Continues prohibition of any rules that would 
require the regulation of emissions from livestock.
    Sec. 417. Continues prohibition on EPA using funds to 
implement a mandatory greenhouse gas reporting system for 
manure management systems.
    Sec. 418. Continues prohibition on regulation of fishing 
tackle and ammunition under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
    Sec. 419. Continues provision regarding grazing permits on 
Forest Service lands.
    Sec. 420. Prohibits the use of funds to maintain or 
establish a computer network unless such network blocks the 
viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography.
    Sec. 421. Extends authorities relating to disposal of 
Forest Service facilities.
    Sec. 422. Continues standards for the use of American iron 
and steel for certain infrastructure projects.
    Sec. 423. Prohibits destruction of certain structures on 
Midway Island.
    Sec. 424. John F. Kennedy Center 1 year reauthorization.
    Sec. 425. Provides authority for the Secretary of the 
Interior to enter into training agreements and to transfer 
excess equipment and supplies for wildfires.
    Sec. 426. Extends existing authority to collect recreation 
fees.
    Sec. 427. Addresses carbon emissions from forest biomass.
    Sec. 428. Addresses the use of small, remote incinerators 
in the State of Alaska.
    Sec. 429. Addresses section of the Federal Water Pollution 
Control Act.
  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 for 
        management of lands and resources, land acquisition, 
        construction and maintenance, and loans to States.
  --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.
  --$250,017,000 for the endangered species program, U.S. Fish 
        and Wildlife Service.
  --Sums provided to the Fish and Wildlife service for coastal 
        wetlands planning, protection, and restoration.
  --Sums provided for the Yukon River Restoration and 
        Enhancement Fund, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
        pursuant to the Fisheries Act of 1995.
  --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 for Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration 
        grants.
  --Sums provided to the Fish and Wildlife Service pursuant to 
        the Klamath River Basin Fishery Resources Restoration 
        Act; Fisheries Restoration Irrigation Mitigation Act; 
        and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
        Establishment Act.
  --Sums provided to the U.S. Geological Survey for the 
        National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program.
  --Sums provided to the Bureau of Indian Affairs pursuant to 
        The Tribal Colleges or Universities Assistance Act of 
        1978; The Indian Tribal Justice Act; Indian Child 
        Protection and Family Violence Act; and The No Child 
        Left Behind Act.
  --$1,134,947,000 for the Hazardous Substance Superfund.
  --$25,000,000 for State and Tribal assistance grants: Alaska 
        Native Villages.
  --$1,694,000,000 for State and Tribal assistance grants: 
        Clean Water SRF.
  --$1,164,000,000 for State and Tribal assistance grants: 
        Drinking Water SRF.
  --Sums provided pursuant to the Clean Air Act, Radon 
        Abatement Act, Clean Water Act, BEACH Act, Safe 
        Drinking Water Act, Solid Waste Disposal Act [RCRA], 
        Toxic Substances Control Act, Pollution Prevention Act, 
        and the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program 
        Act.
  --$3,000,000 for matching funds for projects of the National 
        Forest Foundation, U.S. Forest Service.
  --$155,000,000 for the National Endowment for the Arts.
  --$155,000,000 for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on September 26, 
2019, the Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill 
(S. 2580) making appropriations for the Department of the 
Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes, provided, 
that the bill be subject to amendment and that the bill be 
consistent with its budget allocation, and provided that the 
Chairman of the Committee or his designee be authorized to 
offer the substance of the original bill as a Committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute to the House companion 
measure, by a recorded vote of 31-0, a quorum being present. 
The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Shelby
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Alexander
Ms. Collins
Ms. Murkowski
Mr. Graham
Mr. Blunt
Mr. Moran
Mr. Hoeven
Mr. Boozman
Mrs. Capito
Mr. Kennedy
Mrs. Hyde-Smith
Mr. Daines
Mr. Rubio
Mr. Lankford
Mr. Leahy
Mrs. Murray
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Reed
Mr. Tester
Mr. Udall
Mrs. Shaheen
Mr. Merkley
Mr. Coons
Mr. Schatz
Ms. Baldwin
Mr. Murphy
Mr. Manchin
Mr. Van Hollen

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

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee reports 
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 16--CONSERVATION


     Chapter 3--Forests; Forest Service; Reforestation; Management


                    Subchapter I--General Provisions


Sec. 580d. Use of Forest Service structures or improvements and land by 
                    public and private agencies, etc.; terms

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


          Forest Service Facility Realignment and Enhancement


``SEC. 503. AUTHORIZATION FOR CONVEYANCE OF FOREST SERVICE 
                    ADMINISTRATIVE SITES.

            ``(f) Duration of Authority.--The authority of the 
        Secretary to initiate the conveyance of an 
        administrative site under this title expires on 
        September 30, [2019] 2020.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


            Chapter 87--Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement


Sec. 6809. Sunset provision

    The authority of the Secretary to carry out this chapter 
shall terminate [September 30, 2019] October 1, 2021.
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                          TITLE 20--EDUCATION


 Chapter 3--Smithsonian Institution, National Museums and Art Galleries


      Subchapter V--John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


Sec. 76r. Authorization of appropriations

[(a) Maintenance, repair, and security

    [There is authorized to be appropriated to the Board to 
carry out section 76j(a)(1)(H) of this title, $24,490,000 for 
fiscal year 2019.

[(b) Capital projects

    [There is authorized to be appropriated to the Board to 
carry out subparagraphs (F) and (G) of section 76j(a)(1) of 
this title, $16,800,000 for fiscal year 2019.]

    (a) Maintenance, Repair, and Security.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to the Board to carry out section 
4(a)(1)(H), $25,690,000 for fiscal year 2020.

    (b) Capital Projects.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Board to carry out subparagraphs (F) and 
(G) of section 4(a)(1), $17,600,000 for fiscal year 2020.
                                ------                                


                        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  in     Committee    Amount  in
                                                           allocation       bill       allocation       bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with the subcommittee
 allocation for 2020: Subcommittee on Department of the
 Interior, environment, and related agencies:
    Mandatory...........................................           64            64            65         \1\65
    Discretionary.......................................       35,800        38,050        35,105     \1\37,355
        Security........................................  ............  ............           NA            NA
        Nonsecurity.....................................       35,800        38,050            NA            NA
Projection of outlays associated with the
 recommendation:
    2020................................................  ............  ............  ............    \2\25,108
    2021................................................  ............  ............  ............        8,172
    2022................................................  ............  ............  ............        3,081
    2023................................................  ............  ............  ............        1,025
    2024 and future years...............................  ............  ............  ............          249
Financial assistance to State and local governments for            NA         6,958            NA      \2\2,123
 2020...................................................
 
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\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
 
NA: Not applicable.
 
NOTE.--Consistent with the funding recommended in the bill for wildfire suppression and in accordance with
  subparagraph (F) of section 251(b)(2) of the BBEDCA of 1985, the Committee anticipates that the Budget
  Committee will provide a revised 302(a) allocation for the Committee on Appropriations reflecting an upward
  adjustment of $2,250,000,000 in budget authority plus associated outlays.


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2020
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                       Committee recommendation compared
                                                                                                                                 with (+ or -)
                             Item                                     2019         Budget estimate      Committee    -----------------------------------
                                                                  appropriation                      recommendation         2019
                                                                                                                        appropriation    Budget estimate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
 
                   BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
               Management of Lands and Resources
 
Land Resources:
    Rangeland management......................................          103,921            92,031           105,921            +2,000           +13,890
    Forestry management.......................................           10,135            10,241            10,135   ................             -106
    Cultural resources management.............................           17,131            15,585            17,131   ................           +1,546
    Wild horse and burro management...........................           80,555            75,745           115,555           +35,000           +39,810
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          211,742           193,602           248,742           +37,000           +55,140
 
Wildlife and Aquatic Habitat Management:
    Wildlife habitat management...............................          126,848            81,753           127,848            +1,000           +46,095
      Threatened and endangered species.......................          (21,567)  ................          (21,567)  ................         (+21,567)
    Aquatic habitat management................................           55,656            36,679            55,656   ................          +18,977
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          182,504           118,432           183,504            +1,000           +65,072
 
Recreation Management:
    Wilderness management.....................................           18,264            16,901            18,264   ................           +1,363
    Recreation resources management...........................           55,465            54,828            56,965            +1,500            +2,137
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           73,729            71,729            75,229            +1,500            +3,500
 
Energy and Minerals:
    Oil and gas management....................................           88,947            88,325            90,947            +2,000            +2,622
    Oil and gas permit processing.............................            5,737   ................  ................           -5,737   ................
    Oil and gas inspection and enforcement....................           48,385            48,925            48,925              +540   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Oil and gas...................................          143,069           137,250           139,872            -3,197            +2,622
 
    Coal management...........................................           14,868            19,751            16,868            +2,000            -2,883
    Other mineral resources...................................           12,167            12,303            12,303              +136   ................
    Renewable energy..........................................           24,320            29,061            27,320            +3,000            -1,741
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Energy and Minerals...........................          194,424           198,365           196,363            +1,939            -2,002
 
Realty and Ownership Management:
    Alaska conveyance.........................................           22,000            22,152            22,797              +797              +645
    Cadastral, lands, and realty management...................           48,290            51,328            51,328            +3,038   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           70,290            73,480            74,125            +3,835              +645
 
Resource Protection and Maintenance:
    Resource management planning..............................           63,125            52,125            66,625            +3,500           +14,500
    Resource protection and law enforcement...................           27,616            26,616            27,616   ................           +1,000
    Abandoned minelands and hazardous materials management....           38,500            31,370            38,500   ................           +7,130
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          129,241           110,111           132,741            +3,500           +22,630
 
Transportation and Facilities Maintenance:
    Annual maintenance........................................           40,000            39,500            40,000   ................             +500
    Deferred maintenance......................................           75,000            53,826            75,000   ................          +21,174
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          115,000            93,326           115,000   ................          +21,674
 
Workforce and Organizational Support:
    Administrative support....................................           58,694            60,339            58,694   ................           -1,645
    Bureauwide fixed costs....................................           96,480            93,161            96,480   ................           +3,319
    Information technology management.........................           26,077            26,077            26,077   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          181,251           179,577           181,251   ................           +1,674
 
National landscape conservation system, base program..........           39,819            37,112            43,319            +3,500            +6,207
Communication site management.................................            2,000             2,000             2,000   ................  ................
Offsetting collections........................................           -2,000            -2,000            -2,000   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Management of lands and resources.............        1,198,000         1,075,734         1,250,274           +52,274          +174,540
 
Mining Law Administration:
    Administration............................................           39,696            39,696            40,696            +1,000            +1,000
    Offsetting collections....................................          -59,000           -61,000           -61,000            -2,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Mining Law Administration.....................          -19,304           -21,304           -20,304            -1,000            +1,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Management of Lands and Resources................        1,178,696         1,054,430         1,229,970           +51,274          +175,540
                                                               =========================================================================================
                       Land Acquisition
 
Acquisitions..................................................           15,700   ................           13,300            -2,400           +13,300
Acquisition Management........................................            2,000   ................            2,500              +500            +2,500
Recreational Access...........................................            9,000   ................           10,000            +1,000           +10,000
Emergencies, Hardships, and Inholdings........................            1,616   ................            3,000            +1,384            +3,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           28,316   ................           28,800              +484           +28,800
 
Rescission....................................................           -1,800           -10,000            -2,367              -567            +7,633
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition.................................           26,516           -10,000            26,433               -83           +36,433
                                                               =========================================================================================
               Oregon and California Grant Lands
 
Western Oregon resources management...........................           94,445   ................           94,445   ................          +94,445
Oregon and California grant lands management..................  ................           97,007   ................  ................          -97,007
Western Oregon information and resource data systems..........            1,798   ................            1,798   ................           +1,798
Western Oregon transportation & facilities maintenance........            9,628             9,642             9,628   ................              -14
Western Oregon construction and acquisition...................              335               336               335   ................               -1
Western Oregon national monument..............................              779   ................              779   ................             +779
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Oregon and California Grant Lands................          106,985           106,985           106,985   ................  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                      Range Improvements
 
Current appropriations........................................           10,000            10,000            10,000   ................  ................
 
          Service Charges, Deposits, and Forfeitures
 
Service charges, deposits, and forfeitures....................           25,850            26,000            26,000              +150   ................
Offsetting fees...............................................          -25,850           -26,000           -26,000              -150   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Service Charges, Deposits & Forfeitures..........  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
    Miscellaneous Trust Funds and Permanent Operating Funds
 
Current appropriations........................................           24,000            26,000            26,000            +2,000   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT........................        1,346,197         1,187,415         1,399,388           +53,191          +211,973
                                                               =========================================================================================
            UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
 
                      Resource Management
 
Ecological Services:
    Listing...................................................           18,318            11,065            18,318   ................           +7,253
    Planning and consultation.................................          106,079           107,516           107,516            +1,437   ................
    Conservation and restoration..............................           32,396            26,441            32,396   ................           +5,955
        (National Wetlands Inventory).........................           (3,471)           (3,471)           (3,471)  ................  ................
        (Coastal Barrier Resources Act).......................           (1,390)           (1,390)           (1,390)  ................  ................
    Recovery..................................................           95,032            95,000            99,092            +4,060            +4,092
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          251,825           240,022           257,322            +5,497           +17,300
 
Habitat conservation:
    Partners for fish and wildlife............................           51,633            54,417            57,058            +5,425            +2,641
    Coastal programs..........................................           13,375            13,375            13,375   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           65,008            67,792            70,433            +5,425            +2,641
 
National Wildlife Refuge System:
    Wildlife and habitat management...........................          234,467           239,437           235,410              +943            -4,027
    Visitor services..........................................           73,319            80,855            76,319            +3,000            -4,536
    Refuge law enforcement....................................           38,054            43,195            43,195            +5,141   ................
    Conservation planning.....................................            2,523   ................            2,523   ................           +2,523
    Refuge maintenance........................................          139,888           146,042           146,919            +7,031              +877
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          488,251           509,529           504,366           +16,115            -5,163
 
Conservation and Enforcement:
    Migratory bird management.................................           46,421            49,485            50,692            +4,271            +1,207
    Law enforcement...........................................           79,053            77,217            82,539            +3,486            +5,322
    International affairs.....................................           15,816            16,623            17,792            +1,976            +1,169
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          141,290           143,325           151,023            +9,733            +7,698
 
Fish and Aquatic Conservation:
    National fish hatchery system operations..................           59,822            56,390            60,655              +833            +4,265
    Maintenance and equipment.................................           22,920            25,846            25,846            +2,926   ................
    Aquatic habitat and species conservation..................           84,485            73,391           114,757           +30,272           +41,366
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          167,227           155,627           201,258           +34,031           +45,631
 
Cooperative landscape conservation............................           12,500   ................           12,500   ................          +12,500
 
Science Support:
    Adaptive science..........................................           10,517   ................           10,517   ................          +10,517
    Service science...........................................            6,750   ................            6,750   ................           +6,750
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           17,267   ................           17,267   ................          +17,267
 
General Operations:
    Central office operations.................................           43,049            21,804            21,804           -21,245   ................
    Management and Administration.............................  ................           54,866            49,166           +49,166            -5,700
    Regional office operations................................           32,860   ................  ................          -32,860   ................
    Servicewide bill paying...................................           36,528            35,770            35,770              -758   ................
    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.....................            7,022             7,000             7,022   ................              +22
    National Conservation Training Center.....................           26,014            21,426            26,014   ................           +4,588
    Aviation Management.......................................            3,237   ................            3,237   ................           +3,237
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          148,710           140,866           143,013            -5,697            +2,147
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Resource Management..............................        1,292,078         1,257,161         1,357,182           +65,104          +100,021
                                                               =========================================================================================
                         Construction
 
Construction and rehabilitation:
    Line item construction projects...........................            8,293             9,093             9,093              +800   ................
    Bridge and dam safety programs............................            1,972             1,232             1,972   ................             +740
    Nationwide engineering service............................            5,475             5,368             5,368              -107   ................
    Deferred maintenance......................................           39,873   ................           26,793           -13,080           +26,793
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           55,613            15,693            43,226           -12,387           +27,533
 
    Rescission................................................           -1,500   ................  ................           +1,500   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction.....................................           54,113            15,693            43,226           -10,887           +27,533
                                                               =========================================================================================
                       Land Acquisition
 
Acquisitions..................................................           22,600   ................           31,250            +8,650           +31,250
Acquisition Management........................................           12,773             9,526            12,055              -718            +2,529
Recreational Access...........................................            2,500   ................            6,000            +3,500            +6,000
Emergencies, Hardships, and Inholdings........................            5,351               338             6,000              +649            +5,662
Exchanges.....................................................            1,500   ................            1,500   ................           +1,500
Land Protection Planning......................................              465   ................              465   ................             +465
Highlands Conservation Act Grants.............................           20,000   ................            1,500           -18,500            +1,500
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           65,189             9,864            58,770            -6,419           +48,906
 
Rescission....................................................  ................           -5,324            -3,628            -3,628            +1,696
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition.................................           65,189             4,540            55,142           -10,047           +50,602
                                                               =========================================================================================
       Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund
 
Grants and Administration:
    Conservation grants.......................................           12,508   ................           12,508   ................          +12,508
    HCP assistance grants.....................................            7,485   ................            7,485   ................           +7,485
    Administration............................................            2,702   ................            2,702   ................           +2,702
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           22,695   ................           22,695   ................          +22,695
 
Land Acquisition:
    Species recovery land acquisition.........................           11,162   ................           11,162   ................          +11,162
    HCP land acquisition grants to states.....................           19,638   ................           19,638   ................          +19,638
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           30,800   ................           30,800   ................          +30,800
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation              53,495   ................           53,495   ................          +53,495
       Fund...................................................
 
Rescission....................................................           -7,500           -31,008           -18,771           -11,271           +12,237
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Cooperative Endangered Species Fund..............           45,995           -31,008            34,724           -11,271           +65,732
                                                               =========================================================================================
                 National Wildlife Refuge Fund
 
Payments in lieu of taxes.....................................           13,228   ................           13,228   ................          +13,228
 
           North American Wetlands Conservation Fund
 
North American Wetlands Conservation Fund.....................           42,000            40,000            44,000            +2,000            +4,000
 
            Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation
 
Migratory bird grants.........................................            3,910             3,900             4,910            +1,000            +1,010
 
            Multinational Species Conservation Fund
 
African elephant conservation fund............................            2,682             1,401             3,100              +418            +1,699
Asian elephant conservation fund..............................            1,657               845             1,900              +243            +1,055
Rhinoceros and tiger conservation fund........................            3,540             1,865             3,800              +260            +1,935
Great ape conservation fund...................................            2,075             1,071             2,200              +125            +1,129
Marine turtle conservation fund...............................            1,607               818             1,800              +193              +982
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Multinational Species Conservation Fund..........           11,561             6,000            12,800            +1,239            +6,800
                                                               =========================================================================================
               State and Tribal Wildlife Grants
 
State wildlife grants (formula)...............................           54,000            29,286            54,000   ................          +24,714
State wildlife grants (competitive)...........................            6,362             2,000             6,362   ................           +4,362
Tribal wildlife grants........................................            4,209   ................            4,809              +600            +4,809
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, State and tribal wildlife grants.................           64,571            31,286            65,171              +600           +33,885
                                                               =========================================================================================
                   Administrative Provision
 
Coastal impact assistance program grants (rescission).........          -15,000   ................  ................          +15,000   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE...................        1,577,645         1,327,572         1,630,383           +52,738          +302,811
                                                               =========================================================================================
                     NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
 
             Operation of the National Park System
 
Park Management:
    Resource stewardship......................................          334,437           321,562           341,338            +6,901           +19,776
    Visitor services..........................................          255,683           237,087           257,245            +1,562           +20,158
    Park protection...........................................          357,226           361,970           371,470           +14,244            +9,500
    Facility operations and maintenance.......................          821,538           796,790           850,795           +29,257           +54,005
    Park support..............................................          548,902           514,521           547,482            -1,420           +32,961
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................        2,317,786         2,231,930         2,368,330           +50,544          +136,400
 
External administrative costs.................................          184,925           193,587           196,267           +11,342            +2,680
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Operation of the National Park System............        2,502,711         2,425,517         2,564,597           +61,886          +139,080
                                                               =========================================================================================
             National Recreation and Preservation
 
Natural programs..............................................           14,170            11,195            15,257            +1,087            +4,062
Cultural programs.............................................           25,562            19,404            28,545            +2,983            +9,141
International park affairs....................................            1,648               975             1,903              +255              +928
Environmental and compliance review...........................              433               389               435                +2               +46
Grant administration..........................................            2,004   ................  ................           -2,004   ................
Heritage Partnership Programs.................................           20,321               374            21,944            +1,623           +21,570
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, National Recreation and Preservation.............           64,138            32,337            68,084            +3,946           +35,747
                                                               =========================================================================================
                  Historic Preservation Fund
 
State historic preservation offices...........................           49,675            26,934            52,675            +3,000           +25,741
Tribal grants.................................................           11,735             5,738            13,735            +2,000            +7,997
Competitive grants............................................           15,250   ................           16,250            +1,000           +16,250
Save America's Treasures grants...............................           13,000   ................           14,000            +1,000           +14,000
Historic Revitalization grants................................            5,000   ................            7,500            +2,500            +7,500
Grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities........            8,000   ................            9,000            +1,000            +9,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Historic Preservation Fund.......................          102,660            32,672           113,160           +10,500           +80,488
                                                               =========================================================================================
                         Construction
 
General Program:
    Line item construction and maintenance....................          147,011           160,692           160,692           +13,681   ................
    Emergency and unscheduled.................................            3,848             3,848             3,848   ................  ................
    Housing...................................................            2,200             2,203             2,203                +3   ................
    Dam safety................................................            1,247             1,247             1,247   ................  ................
    Equipment replacement.....................................           13,474             8,369            13,474   ................           +5,105
    Planning, construction....................................           17,453            17,862            29,453           +12,000           +11,591
    Construction program management...........................           42,115            41,863            43,852            +1,737            +1,989
    General management plans..................................           10,205            10,249            10,265               +60               +16
    General program increase..................................          127,151   ................          127,151   ................         +127,151
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction.....................................          364,704           246,333           392,185           +27,481          +145,852
                                                               =========================================================================================
             Land Acquisition and State Assistance
 
Assistance to States:
    State conservation grants (formula).......................          100,000   ................          110,000           +10,000          +110,000
    State conservation grants (competitive)...................           20,000   ................           25,000            +5,000           +25,000
    Administrative expenses...................................            4,006   ................            5,000              +994            +5,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          124,006   ................          140,000           +15,994          +140,000
 
National Park Service:
    Acquisitions..............................................           13,903   ................           28,399           +14,496           +28,399
    Acquisition Management....................................            9,679             8,828            10,000              +321            +1,172
    Recreational Access.......................................            2,000             1,000             2,500              +500            +1,500
    Emergencies, Hardships, Relocations, and Deficiencies.....            3,928   ................            4,000               +72            +4,000
    Inholdings, Donations, and Exchanges......................            4,928   ................            5,000               +72            +5,000
    American Battlefield Protection Program...................           10,000             5,000            10,000   ................           +5,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           44,438            14,828            59,899           +15,461           +45,071
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Land Acquisition and State Assistance.........          168,444            14,828           199,899           +31,455          +185,071
 
Rescission....................................................  ................          -10,000            -2,279            -2,279            +7,721
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition and State Assistance............          168,444             4,828           197,620           +29,176          +192,792
                                                               =========================================================================================
Centennial Challenge..........................................           20,000   ................           20,000   ................          +20,000
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE............................        3,222,657         2,741,687         3,355,646          +132,989          +613,959
                                                               =========================================================================================
                UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
 
             Surveys, Investigations, and Research
 
Ecosystems:
    Species Management Research...............................  ................           44,359            72,159           +72,159           +27,800
    Land Management Research..................................  ................           43,793            55,448           +55,448           +11,655
    Biological Threats Research...............................  ................           28,996            34,549           +34,549            +5,553
    Climate Adaptation Science Center.........................  ................           23,901            44,488           +44,488           +20,587
    Status and trends.........................................           18,373   ................  ................          -18,373   ................
    Fisheries: Aquatic and endangered resources...............           19,136   ................  ................          -19,136   ................
    Wildlife: Terrestrial and endangered resources............           45,257   ................  ................          -45,257   ................
    Terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments...........           36,415   ................  ................          -36,415   ................
    Invasive species..........................................           19,330   ................  ................          -19,330   ................
    Cooperative research units................................           18,371   ................           18,371   ................          +18,371
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Ecosystems.......................................          156,882           141,049           225,015           +68,133           +83,966
                                                               =========================================================================================
 
Land Resources:
    National Land Imaging.....................................           98,894   ................  ................          -98,894   ................
    Land change science.......................................           34,070   ................  ................          -34,070   ................
    National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers..           25,335   ................  ................          -25,335   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Resources...................................          158,299   ................  ................         -158,299   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
 
Energy, Minerals, and Environmental Health:
    Mineral and Energy Resources:
        Mineral resources.....................................           58,969            60,193            59,869              +900              -324
        Energy resources......................................           29,972            25,879            30,172              +200            +4,293
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           88,941            86,072            90,041            +1,100            +3,969
 
    Environmental Health:
        Contaminant biology...................................           10,197   ................  ................          -10,197   ................
        Toxic substances hydrology............................           12,598   ................  ................          -12,598   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           22,795   ................  ................          -22,795   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Energy, Minerals, and Environmental Health.......          111,736            86,072            90,041           -21,695            +3,969
                                                               =========================================================================================
 
Natural Hazards:
    Earthquake hazards........................................           83,403            64,303            87,903            +4,500           +23,600
    Volcano hazards...........................................           30,266            28,121            28,846            -1,420              +725
    Landslide hazards.........................................            3,538             3,554             3,538   ................              -16
    Global seismographic network..............................            6,653             6,661             6,653   ................               -8
    Geomagnetism..............................................            1,888             1,888             3,388            +1,500            +1,500
    Coastal/Marine hazards and resources......................           40,510            40,498            40,510   ................              +12
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Natural Hazards..................................          166,258           145,025           170,838            +4,580           +25,813
                                                               =========================================================================================
 
Water Resources:
    Water Resources Availability Program......................  ................           74,858            99,763           +99,763           +24,905
    Water Observing Systems Program...........................  ................          105,064           122,545          +122,545           +17,481
    Water Availability and Use Science Program................           45,487   ................  ................          -45,487   ................
    Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program............           82,673   ................  ................          -82,673   ................
    National Water Quality Program............................           91,648   ................  ................          -91,648   ................
    Water Resources Research Act Program......................            6,500   ................            6,500   ................           +6,500
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Water Resources..................................          226,308           179,922           228,808            +2,500           +48,886
                                                               =========================================================================================
 
Core Science Systems:
    National Land Imaging Program.............................  ................           88,955           101,865          +101,865           +12,910
    Science, synthesis, analysis, and research................           24,051            25,987            25,972            +1,921               -15
    National cooperative geologic mapping.....................           24,397            24,397            24,397   ................  ................
    National Geospatial Program...............................           69,454            67,854            69,454   ................           +1,600
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Core Science Systems.............................          117,902           207,193           221,688          +103,786           +14,495
                                                               =========================================================================================
 
Science Support:
    Administration and Management.............................           80,881            80,963            74,881            -6,000            -6,082
    Information Services......................................           21,947            21,947            21,947   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Science Support..................................          102,828           102,910            96,828            -6,000            -6,082
                                                               =========================================================================================
 
Facilities:
    Rental payments and operations & maintenance..............          105,219           113,321           105,219   ................           -8,102
    Deferred maintenance and capital improvement..............           15,164             7,975            71,164           +56,000           +63,189
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Facilities.......................................          120,383           121,296           176,383           +56,000           +55,087
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY..................        1,160,596           983,467         1,209,601           +49,005          +226,134
                                                               =========================================================================================
               BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT
 
                    Ocean Energy Management
 
Renewable energy..............................................           20,720            21,325            21,325              +605   ................
Conventional energy...........................................           61,799            64,123            64,123            +2,324   ................
Environmental assessment......................................           79,774            85,110            85,110            +5,336   ................
Marine Minerals...............................................  ................            5,729             5,729            +5,729   ................
Executive direction...........................................           16,973            17,139            17,139              +166   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          179,266           193,426           193,426           +14,160   ................
 
Offsetting rental receipts....................................          -47,455           -58,000           -58,000           -10,545   ................
Cost recovery fees............................................           -2,361            -2,000            -2,000              +361   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, offsetting collections........................          -49,816           -60,000           -60,000           -10,184   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT................          129,450           133,426           133,426            +3,976   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
        BUREAU OF SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT
 
         Offshore Safety and Environmental Enforcement
 
Environmental enforcement.....................................            4,674             4,758             4,758               +84   ................
Operations, safety and regulation.............................          146,340           151,811           146,340   ................           -5,471
Administrative operations.....................................           18,129            18,150            18,150               +21   ................
 
Executive direction...........................................           18,097            18,093            18,093                -4   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          187,240           192,812           187,341              +101            -5,471
 
Offsetting rental receipts....................................          -20,338           -23,000           -23,000            -2,662   ................
Inspection fees...............................................          -41,765           -43,479           -41,000              +765            +2,479
Cost recovery fees............................................           -3,786            -3,000            -3,000              +786   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, offsetting collections........................          -65,889           -69,479           -67,000            -1,111            +2,479
 
Rescission....................................................  ................           -5,000   ................  ................           +5,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Offshore Safety and Environmental Enforcement....          121,351           118,333           120,341            -1,010            +2,008
                                                               =========================================================================================
                      Oil Spill Research
 
Oil spill research............................................           14,899            12,700            14,899   ................           +2,199
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, BUREAU OF SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT...          136,250           131,033           135,240            -1,010            +4,207
                                                               =========================================================================================
     OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT
 
                   Regulation and Technology
 
Environmental protection......................................           88,562            67,754            88,562   ................          +20,808
    Permit fees...............................................               40                40                40   ................  ................
    Offsetting collections....................................              -40               -40               -40   ................  ................
 
Technology development and transfer...........................           12,801            14,765            14,765            +1,964   ................
Financial management..........................................              505               505               505   ................  ................
Executive direction...........................................           13,936            13,936            13,936   ................  ................
Civil penalties (indefinite)..................................              100               100               100   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          115,904            97,060           117,868            +1,964           +20,808
 
Civil penalties (offsetting collections)......................             -100              -100              -100   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Regulation and Technology........................          115,804            96,960           117,768            +1,964           +20,808
                                                               =========================================================================================
                Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund
 
Environmental restoration.....................................            9,480             9,480             9,480   ................  ................
Technology development and transfer...........................            3,544             3,576             3,576               +32   ................
Financial management..........................................            5,182             5,191             5,191                +9   ................
Executive direction...........................................            6,466             6,466             6,466   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           24,672            24,713            24,713               +41   ................
 
State grants..................................................          115,000   ................          115,000   ................         +115,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund..................          139,672            24,713           139,713               +41          +115,000
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND                   255,476           121,673           257,481            +2,005          +135,808
       ENFORCEMENT............................................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                        INDIAN AFFAIRS
 
                   Bureau of Indian Affairs
 
                 Operation of Indian Programs
 
Tribal Government:
    Aid to tribal government..................................           28,902            27,237            27,441            -1,461              +204
    Consolidated tribal government program....................           75,839            75,271            75,681              -158              +410
    Self governance compacts..................................          166,225           178,909           180,065           +13,840            +1,156
    New tribes................................................            1,120             1,281             1,281              +161   ................
    Small and needy tribes....................................            4,448   ................            5,000              +552            +5,000
    Road maintenance..........................................           35,823            34,893            36,063              +240            +1,170
    Tribal government program oversight.......................            8,616             8,422             8,648               +32              +226
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          320,973           326,013           334,179           +13,206            +8,166
 
Human Services:
    Social services...........................................           53,084            51,548            51,474            -1,610               -74
    Welfare assistance........................................           76,000            74,734            74,734            -1,266   ................
    Indian child welfare act..................................           19,154            13,357            13,431            -5,723               +74
    Housing improvement program...............................            9,708   ................           11,708            +2,000           +11,708
    Human services tribal design..............................              270               266               273                +3                +7
    Human services program oversight..........................            3,200             3,045             3,065              -135               +20
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          161,416           142,950           154,685            -6,731           +11,735
 
Trust--Natural Resources Management:
    Natural resources, general................................            6,419             4,704             6,241              -178            +1,537
    Irrigation operations and maintenance.....................           14,023            14,017            14,031                +8               +14
    Rights protection implementation..........................           40,273            40,231            41,743            +1,470            +1,512
    Tribal management/development program.....................           11,681            11,162            11,691               +10              +529
    Endangered species........................................            2,697             1,001             2,698                +1            +1,697
    Cooperative landscape conservation........................            9,956   ................            9,956   ................           +9,956
    Integrated resource information program...................            2,974             1,973             2,974   ................           +1,001
    Agriculture and range.....................................           31,251            25,101            32,314            +1,063            +7,213
    Forestry..................................................           55,591            54,759            55,473              -118              +714
    Water resources...........................................           10,614            10,592            10,625               +11               +33
    Fish, wildlife and parks..................................           15,287            14,463            14,490              -797               +27
    Resource management program oversight.....................            6,104             6,086             7,126            +1,022            +1,040
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          206,870           184,089           209,362            +2,492           +25,273
 
Trust--Real Estate Services...................................          130,680           121,965           130,905              +225            +8,940
 
Education:
    Elementary and secondary programs (forward funded):
        ISEP formula funds....................................          404,165   ................  ................         -404,165   ................
        ISEP program adjustments..............................            5,479   ................  ................           -5,479   ................
        Education program enhancements........................           12,278   ................  ................          -12,278   ................
        Tribal education departments..........................            2,500   ................  ................           -2,500   ................
        Student transportation................................           56,413   ................  ................          -56,413   ................
        Early child and family development....................           18,810   ................  ................          -18,810   ................
        Tribal grant support costs............................           82,935   ................  ................          -82,935   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          582,580   ................  ................         -582,580   ................
 
    Post secondary programs (forward funded):
        Tribal colleges and universities......................           70,793   ................  ................          -70,793   ................
        Tribal technical colleges.............................            7,505   ................  ................           -7,505   ................
        Haskell & SIPI........................................           22,694   ................  ................          -22,694   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          100,992   ................  ................         -100,992   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, forward funded education......................          683,572   ................  ................         -683,572   ................
 
    Elementary and secondary programs:
        Facilities operations.................................           68,795   ................  ................          -68,795   ................
        Facilities maintenance................................           59,774   ................  ................          -59,774   ................
        Juvenile detention center education...................              500   ................  ................             -500   ................
        Johnson O'Malley assistance grants....................           14,903   ................  ................          -14,903   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          143,972   ................  ................         -143,972   ................
 
    Post secondary programs:
        Tribal colleges and universities supplements..........            1,220   ................  ................           -1,220   ................
        Scholarships & adult education........................           34,996   ................  ................          -34,996   ................
        Special higher education scholarships.................            2,992   ................  ................           -2,992   ................
        Science post graduate scholarship fund................            2,450   ................  ................           -2,450   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           41,658   ................  ................          -41,658   ................
 
    Education management:
        Education program management..........................           25,053   ................  ................          -25,053   ................
        Education IT..........................................           10,302   ................  ................          -10,302   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           35,355   ................  ................          -35,355   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Education.....................................          904,557   ................  ................         -904,557   ................
 
Public Safety and Justice:
    Law enforcement:
        Criminal investigations and police services...........          213,309           212,249           215,926            +2,617            +3,677
        Detention/corrections.................................          102,982           100,812           103,338              +356            +2,526
        Inspections/internal affairs..........................            3,528             3,520             3,538               +10               +18
        Law enforcement special initiatives...................           10,412            12,944            14,942            +4,530            +1,998
        Indian police academy.................................            4,925             4,679             4,939               +14              +260
        Tribal justice support................................           22,271            22,267            22,274                +3                +7
          VAWA................................................           (2,000)  ................           (2,000)  ................          (+2,000)
          PL 280 courts.......................................          (13,000)  ................          (13,000)  ................         (+13,000)
        Law enforcement program management....................            6,555             6,543             6,568               +13               +25
        Facilities operations and maintenance.................           13,701            13,680            13,703                +2               +23
    Tribal courts.............................................           32,244            30,881            32,507              +263            +1,626
    Fire protection...........................................            1,590             1,584             1,591                +1                +7
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          411,517           409,159           419,326            +7,809           +10,167
 
Community and economic development............................           47,579            44,397            49,529            +1,950            +5,132
Executive direction and administrative services...............          230,985           233,737           235,475            +4,490            +1,738
(Amounts available until expended, account-wide)..............          (55,174)          (43,813)  ................         (-55,174)         (-43,813)
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Operation of Indian Programs.....................        2,414,577         1,462,310         1,533,461          -881,116           +71,151
                                                               =========================================================================================
                    Contract Support Costs
 
Contract support costs........................................          242,000           266,000           266,000           +24,000   ................
Indian self-determination fund................................            5,000             5,000             5,000   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Contract Support Costs...........................          247,000           271,000           271,000           +24,000   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                         Construction
 
Education.....................................................          238,250   ................  ................         -238,250   ................
Public safety and justice.....................................           35,310            10,422            40,311            +5,001           +29,889
Resources management..........................................           71,231            36,053            71,258               +27           +35,205
General administration........................................           13,928            12,007            17,154            +3,226            +5,147
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Construction.....................................          358,719            58,482           128,723          -229,996           +70,241
          (Rescission)........................................  ................  ................           -2,000            -2,000            -2,000
                                                               =========================================================================================
   Indian Land and Water Claim Settlements and Miscellaneous
                      Payments to Indians
 
Land Settlements:
    White Earth Land Settlement Act (Admin) (Public Law 99-                 625   ................  ................             -625   ................
     264).....................................................
 
Water Settlements:
    Pyramid Lake Water Rights Settlement (Public Law 101-618).              142   ................  ................             -142   ................
    Navajo Water Resources Development Trust Fund (Public Law             4,011   ................  ................           -4,011   ................
     111-11)..................................................
    Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project (Public Law 111-11)....           21,720   ................  ................          -21,720   ................
    Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights                 9,192   ................  ................           -9,192   ................
     Settlement Act (Public Law 114-322)......................
    Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement (Public Law 114-322)....           14,367   ................  ................          -14,367   ................
 
Unallocated...................................................  ................           45,644            45,644           +45,644   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Indian Land and Water Claim Settlements and                 50,057            45,644            45,644            -4,413   ................
       Miscellaneous Payments to Indians......................
                                                               =========================================================================================
            Indian Guaranteed Loan Program Account
 
Indian guaranteed loan program account........................           10,779               909            10,779   ................           +9,870
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Bureau of Indian Affairs.........................        3,081,132         1,838,345         1,987,607        -1,093,525          +149,262
                                                               =========================================================================================
                  Bureau of Indian Education
 
            Operation of Indian Education Programs
 
Elementary and secondary programs (forward funded):
    ISEP formula funds........................................  ................          404,092           405,351          +405,351            +1,259
    ISEP program adjustments..................................  ................            5,467             5,489            +5,489               +22
    Education program enhancements............................  ................           14,273            12,303           +12,303            -1,970
    Tribal education departments..............................  ................            2,500             2,500            +2,500   ................
    Student transportation....................................  ................           56,363            56,491           +56,491              +128
    Early child and family development........................  ................           20,852            18,852           +18,852            -2,000
    Tribal grant support costs................................  ................           81,508            83,407           +83,407            +1,899
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................  ................          585,055           584,393          +584,393              -662
 
Post secondary programs (forward funded):
    Haskill & SIPI............................................  ................           19,480            22,500           +22,500            +3,020
    Tribal colleges and universities..........................  ................           69,793            70,793           +70,793            +1,000
    Tribal technical colleges.................................  ................            7,537             7,537            +7,537   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................  ................           96,810           100,830          +100,830            +4,020
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, forward funded education......................  ................          681,865           685,223          +685,223            +3,358
 
Elementary and secondary programs:
    Facilities operations.....................................  ................           66,710            68,897           +68,897            +2,187
    Facilities maintenance....................................  ................           59,684            59,906           +59,906              +222
    Juvenile detention center education.......................  ................              500               500              +500   ................
    Johnson O'Malley assistance grants........................  ................           14,835            14,835           +14,835   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................  ................          141,729           144,138          +144,138            +2,409
 
Post secondary programs:
    Tribal colleges and universities supplements..............  ................            1,220             1,220            +1,220   ................
    Scholarships & adult education............................  ................  ................           34,333           +34,333           +34,333
    Special higher education scholarships.....................  ................  ................            2,992            +2,992            +2,992
    Science post graduate scholarship fund....................  ................  ................            2,450            +2,450            +2,450
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................  ................            1,220            40,995           +40,995           +39,775
 
Education management:
    Education program management..............................  ................           32,300            25,178           +25,178            -7,122
    Education IT..............................................  ................           10,302            10,307           +10,307                +5
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................  ................           42,602            35,485           +35,485            -7,117
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Operation of Indian Education Programs...........  ................          867,416           905,841          +905,841           +38,425
                                                               =========================================================================================
                    Education Construction
 
Replacement/School Construction...............................  ................  ................          105,504          +105,504          +105,504
Replacement Facility Construction.............................  ................  ................           23,935           +23,935           +23,935
Replacement/New Employee Housing..............................  ................            1,000   ................  ................           -1,000
Employee Housing Repair.......................................  ................            5,062            13,576           +13,576            +8,514
Facilities Improvement and Repair.............................  ................           62,796            95,235           +95,235           +32,439
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Education Construction...........................  ................           68,858           238,250          +238,250          +169,392
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, Bureau of Indian Education.......................  ................          936,274         1,144,091        +1,144,091          +207,817
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, INDIAN AFFAIRS...................................        3,081,132         2,774,619         3,131,698           +50,566          +357,079
                                                               =========================================================================================
                     DEPARTMENTAL OFFICES
 
                    Office of the Secretary
 
Leadership and administration.................................          107,368           101,356           107,368   ................           +6,012
Management services...........................................           27,305            28,066            28,876            +1,571              +810
General reduction.............................................          -10,000   ................  ................          +10,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of the Secretary..........................          124,673           129,422           136,244           +11,571            +6,822
                                                               =========================================================================================
                        Insular Affairs
 
                   Assistance to Territories
 
Territorial Assistance:
    Office of Insular Affairs.................................            9,448             9,430             9,491               +43               +61
    Technical assistance......................................           20,800            14,671            20,800   ................           +6,129
    Maintenance assistance fund...............................            4,000             1,023             4,500              +500            +3,477
    Brown tree snake..........................................            3,500             2,837             3,500   ................             +663
    Coral reef initiative and Natural Resources...............            2,500               946             3,000              +500            +2,054
    Empowering Insular Communities............................            5,000             2,811             5,000   ................           +2,189
    Compact impact............................................            4,000   ................            4,000   ................           +4,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Territorial Assistance........................           49,248            31,718            50,291            +1,043           +18,573
 
American Samoa operations grants..............................           23,720            21,529            24,120              +400            +2,591
Northern Marianas covenant grants.............................           27,720            27,720            27,720   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Assistance to Territories........................          100,688            80,967           102,131            +1,443           +21,164
                                                               =========================================================================================
                  Compact of Free Association
 
Compact of Free Association--Federal services.................            2,813             2,636             7,813            +5,000            +5,177
Enewetak support..............................................              600               473               650               +50              +177
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Compact of Free Association...................            3,413             3,109             8,463            +5,050            +5,354
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Compact of Free Association......................            3,413             3,109             8,463            +5,050            +5,354
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Insular Affairs..................................          104,101            84,076           110,594            +6,493           +26,518
                                                               =========================================================================================
                    Office of the Solicitor
 
Legal services................................................           58,996            59,240            59,240              +244   ................
General administration........................................            4,940             5,029             5,029               +89   ................
Ethics........................................................            1,738             2,547             2,547              +809   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of the Solicitor..........................           65,674            66,816            66,816            +1,142   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                  Office of Inspector General
 
Audit and investigations......................................           39,522            39,522            40,000              +478              +478
Administrative services and information management............           12,964            12,964            13,000               +36               +36
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of Inspector General......................           52,486            52,486            53,000              +514              +514
                                                               =========================================================================================
        Office of Special Trustee for American Indians
 
                    Federal Trust Programs
 
Program operations, support, and improvements.................          109,843           102,696           109,843   ................           +7,147
    (Office of Historical Accounting).........................          (19,016)          (22,120)          (19,016)  ................          (-3,104)
Executive direction...........................................            1,697             2,447             1,697   ................             -750
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          111,540           105,143           111,540   ................           +6,397
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Federal Trust Programs...........................          111,540           105,143           111,540   ................           +6,397
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, Office of Special Trustee for American Indians...          111,540           105,143           111,540   ................           +6,397
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, DEPARTMENTAL OFFICES.............................          458,474           437,943           478,194           +19,720           +40,251
                                                               =========================================================================================
                   DEPARTMENT-WIDE PROGRAMS
 
                   Wildland Fire Management
 
Fire Operations:
    Preparedness..............................................          322,179           332,784           332,784           +10,605   ................
    Fire suppression..........................................          388,135           383,657           383,657            -4,478   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Fire operations...............................          710,314           716,441           716,441            +6,127   ................
 
Other Operations:
    Fuels Management..........................................          189,000           194,000           194,000            +5,000   ................
    Burned area rehabilitation................................           20,470             9,467            20,470   ................          +11,003
    Fire facilities...........................................           18,427   ................           18,427   ................          +18,427
    Joint fire science........................................            3,000   ................            3,000   ................           +3,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Other operations..............................          230,897           203,467           235,897            +5,000           +32,430
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Wildland fire management.........................          941,211           919,908           952,338           +11,127           +32,430
                                                               =========================================================================================
Suppression Cap Adjustment....................................  ................          300,000           300,000          +300,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Wildland Fire Management with cap adjustment.....          941,211         1,219,908         1,252,338          +311,127           +32,430
                                                               =========================================================================================
               Central Hazardous Materials Fund
 
Central hazardous materials fund..............................           10,010             2,000            10,010   ................           +8,010
 
            Natural Resource Damage Assessment Fund
 
Damage assessments............................................            2,000             1,500             2,000   ................             +500
Program management............................................            2,100             1,000             2,100   ................           +1,100
Restoration support...........................................            2,667             1,900             2,667   ................             +767
Oil Spill Preparedness........................................            1,000               200             1,000   ................             +800
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Natural Resource Damage Assessment Fund..........            7,767             4,600             7,767   ................           +3,167
                                                               =========================================================================================
                     Working Capital Fund
 
Working Capital Fund..........................................           55,735            69,284            68,235           +12,500            -1,049
 
              Office of Natural Resources Revenue
 
Natural Resources Revenue.....................................          137,505           147,330           147,330            +9,825   ................
 
                   Payment in Lieu of Taxes
 
Payments to local governments in lieu of taxes................  ................          465,000   ................  ................         -465,000
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, DEPARTMENT-WIDE PROGRAMS.........................        1,152,228         1,908,122         1,485,680          +333,452          -422,442
                                                               =========================================================================================
                      General Provisions
 
Payments to local governments in lieu of taxes (PILT).........          500,000   ................          500,000   ................         +500,000
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, TITLE I, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR..............       13,020,105        11,746,957        13,716,737          +696,632        +1,969,780
          Appropriations......................................      (13,045,905)      (11,808,289)      (13,745,782)        (+699,877)      (+1,937,493)
          Rescissions.........................................         (-25,800)         (-61,332)         (-29,045)          (-3,245)         (+32,287)
      (Wildland Fire Suppression Cap Adjustment)..............  ................         (300,000)         (300,000)        (+300,000)  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
           TITLE II--ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
 
                    Science and Technology
 
Clean Air.....................................................          116,541            87,341           115,364            -1,177           +28,023
    (Atmospheric Protection Program)..........................           (8,018)  ................           (7,772)            (-246)          (+7,772)
Enforcement...................................................           13,669            10,883            12,992              -677            +2,109
Homeland security.............................................           33,122            32,804            33,089               -33              +285
Indoor air and Radiation......................................            5,997             4,783             5,149              -848              +366
IT/Data management/Security...................................            3,089             2,747             3,072               -17              +325
Operations and administration.................................           68,339            73,268            67,482              -857            -5,786
Pesticide licensing...........................................            6,027             5,273             5,886              -141              +613
Research: Air and energy......................................           94,906            31,707            94,496              -410           +62,789
Research: Chemical safety and sustainability..................          126,930            86,566           126,268              -662           +39,702
    (Research: Computational toxicology)......................          (21,409)          (17,630)          (21,409)  ................          (+3,779)
    (Research: Endocrine disruptor)...........................          (16,253)          (10,346)          (16,253)  ................          (+5,907)
Research: National priorities.................................            5,000   ................            6,000            +1,000            +6,000
Research: Safe and sustainable water resources................          106,257            69,963           106,890              +633           +36,927
Research: Sustainable and healthy communities.................          134,327            53,631           132,477            -1,850           +78,846
Water: Human health protection................................            3,519             4,094             4,094              +575   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Science and Technology........................          717,723           463,060           713,259            -4,464          +250,199
 
Rescission....................................................          -11,250   ................  ................          +11,250   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Science and Technology...........................          706,473           463,060           713,259            +6,786          +250,199
      (By transfer from Hazardous Substance Superfund)........          (15,496)          (17,775)          (17,775)          (+2,279)  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
             Environmental Programs and Management
 
Brownfields...................................................           25,593            16,728            23,647            -1,946            +6,919
Clean Air.....................................................          273,108           155,814           272,844              -264          +117,030
    (Atmospheric Protection Program)..........................          (95,436)          (13,965)          (95,244)            (-192)         (+81,279)
Compliance....................................................          101,665            89,644            98,052            -3,613            +8,408
Enforcement...................................................          240,637           211,566           229,003           -11,634           +17,437
    (Environmental justice)...................................           (6,737)           (2,739)           (6,288)            (-449)          (+3,549)
Environmental protection: National priorities.................           15,000   ................           17,700            +2,700           +17,700
 
Geographic programs:
    Great Lakes Restoration Initiative\1\.....................          300,000           300,000           301,000            +1,000            +1,000
    Chesapeake Bay............................................           73,000             7,300            76,000            +3,000           +68,700
    San Francisco Bay.........................................            4,819   ................            5,750              +931            +5,750
    Puget Sound...............................................           28,000   ................           29,000            +1,000           +29,000
    Long Island Sound.........................................           14,000   ................           16,000            +2,000           +16,000
    Gulf of Mexico............................................           14,542   ................           17,042            +2,500           +17,042
    South Florida.............................................            3,204   ................            4,704            +1,500            +4,704
    Lake Champlain............................................           11,000   ................           13,000            +2,000           +13,000
    Lake Pontchartrain........................................              948   ................            1,400              +452            +1,400
    Southern New England Estuaries............................            5,000   ................            5,200              +200            +5,200
    Columbia River Basin......................................            1,000   ................            1,200              +200            +1,200
    Other geographic activities...............................            1,445   ................            1,445   ................           +1,445
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          456,958           307,300           471,741           +14,783          +164,441
 
Homeland security.............................................           10,195             9,688            10,013              -182              +325
Indoor air and radiation......................................           27,637             4,526            24,951            -2,686           +20,425
Information exchange / Outreach...............................          126,538            89,897           118,828            -7,710           +28,931
    (Children and other sensitive populations: Agency                    (6,548)           (2,545)           (6,173)            (-375)          (+3,628)
     coordination)............................................
    (Environmental education).................................           (8,702)  ................           (8,580)            (-122)          (+8,580)
International programs........................................           15,400             5,339            14,611              -789            +9,272
IT/Data management/Security...................................           90,536            84,890            87,816            -2,720            +2,926
Legal/science/regulatory/economic review......................          111,414           107,842           104,243            -7,171            -3,599
Operations and administration.................................          480,751           494,307           474,153            -6,598           -20,154
Pesticide licensing...........................................          109,363            85,679           107,046            -2,317           +21,367
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).................          112,377            80,015           108,789            -3,588           +28,774
Toxics risk review and prevention.............................           92,521            66,418            90,715            -1,806           +24,297
    (Endocrine disruptors)....................................           (7,553)  ................           (7,477)             (-76)          (+7,477)
Underground storage tanks (LUST/UST)..........................           11,295             5,996            10,750              -545            +4,754
 
Water: Ecosystems:
    National estuary program/Coastal waterways................           26,723   ................           29,823            +3,100           +29,823
    Wetlands..................................................           21,065            21,578            19,241            -1,824            -2,337
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           47,788            21,578            49,064            +1,276           +27,486
 
Water: Human health protection................................           98,507            89,808           101,927            +3,420           +12,119
Water quality protection......................................          210,917           188,233           207,689            -3,228           +19,456
Energy Star (legislative proposal)............................  ................           46,000   ................  ................          -46,000
Offsetting collections, Energy Star (legislative proposal)....  ................          -12,000   ................  ................          +12,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Environmental Programs and Management.........        2,658,200         2,149,268         2,623,582           -34,618          +474,314
 
Rescission....................................................          -60,201   ................  ................          +60,201   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Environmental Programs and Management............        2,597,999         2,149,268         2,623,582           +25,583          +474,314
                                                               =========================================================================================
        Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Fund
 
E-Manifest System Fund........................................            8,000             8,000             8,000   ................  ................
Offsetting Collections........................................           -8,000            -8,000            -8,000   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Fund..  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                  Office of Inspector General
 
Audits, evaluations, and investigations.......................           41,489            38,893            41,489   ................           +2,596
    (By transfer from Hazardous Substance Superfund)..........           (8,778)           (9,586)           (9,586)            (+808)  ................
 
                   Buildings and Facilities
 
Homeland security: Protection of EPA personnel and                        6,676             6,176             6,676   ................             +500
 infrastructure...............................................
Operations and administration.................................           27,791            33,377            27,791   ................           -5,586
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Buildings and Facilities.........................           34,467            39,553            34,467   ................           -5,086
                                                               =========================================================================================
                 Hazardous Substance Superfund
 
Audits, evaluations, and investigations.......................            8,778             9,586             9,586              +808   ................
Compliance....................................................              995               991               995   ................               +4
Enforcement...................................................          166,375           171,357           166,375   ................           -4,982
Homeland security.............................................           32,616            31,969            32,616   ................             +647
Indoor air and radiation......................................            1,985             1,933             1,985   ................              +52
Information exchange/Outreach.................................            1,328             1,293             1,328   ................              +35
IT/data management/security...................................           14,485            18,525            14,485   ................           -4,040
Legal/science/regulatory/economic review......................            1,253               579             1,253   ................             +674
Operations and administration.................................          128,105           124,520           128,105   ................           +3,585
Research: Chemical safety and sustainability..................            2,824             5,338             4,852            +2,028              -486
Research: Sustainable communities.............................           11,463            10,977            11,463   ................             +486
 
Superfund cleanup:
    Superfund: Emergency response and removal.................          181,306           168,370           189,306            +8,000           +20,936
    Superfund: Emergency preparedness.........................            7,636             7,396             7,636   ................             +240
    Superfund: Federal facilities.............................           21,125            20,465            21,125   ................             +660
    Superfund: Remedial.......................................          511,673           472,052           576,673           +65,000          +104,621
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          721,740           668,283           794,740           +73,000          +126,457
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Hazardous Substance Superfund....................        1,091,947         1,045,351         1,167,783           +75,836          +122,432
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund [LUST]
 
Enforcement...................................................              620               470               620   ................             +150
Operations and administration.................................            1,352             1,345             1,352   ................               +7
Research: Sustainable communities.............................              320               424               320   ................             -104
Underground storage tanks (LUST/UST)..........................           89,649            45,562            89,649   ................          +44,087
    (LUST/UST)................................................           (9,240)           (6,722)           (9,240)  ................          (+2,518)
    (LUST cooperative agreements).............................          (55,040)          (38,840)          (55,040)  ................         (+16,200)
    (Energy Policy Act grants)................................          (25,369)  ................          (25,369)  ................         (+25,369)
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund......           91,941            47,801            91,941   ................          +44,140
                                                               =========================================================================================
                   Inland Oil Spill Program
 
Compliance....................................................              139   ................              139   ................             +139
Enforcement...................................................            2,413             2,373             2,413   ................              +40
Oil...........................................................           14,409            12,413            14,409   ................           +1,996
Operations and administration.................................              584               665               665               +81   ................
Research: Sustainable communities.............................              664               511               664   ................             +153
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Inland Oil Spill Program.........................           18,209            15,962            18,290               +81            +2,328
                                                               =========================================================================================
           State and Tribal Assistance Grants [STAG]
 
Clean water state revolving fund [SRF]........................        1,394,000         1,119,772         1,638,826          +244,826          +519,054
Drinking water state revolving fund [SRF].....................          864,000           863,233         1,126,088          +262,088          +262,855
Mexico border.................................................           15,000   ................           19,511            +4,511           +19,511
Alaska Native villages........................................           25,000             3,000            29,186            +4,186           +26,186
Brownfields projects..........................................           87,000            62,000            85,166            -1,834           +23,166
Diesel emissions grants.......................................           87,000            10,000            85,166            -1,834           +75,166
Targeted airshed grants.......................................           52,000   ................           56,306            +4,306           +56,306
Water quality monitoring (Public Law 114-322).................            4,000   ................            4,000   ................           +4,000
Small and Disadvantaged Communities...........................  ................  ................           25,816           +25,816           +25,816
Lead testing in schools.......................................  ................           10,000            29,186           +29,186           +19,186
Reducing Lead in Drinking Water...............................  ................  ................           19,511           +19,511           +19,511
Drinking Water Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability...  ................            2,000             2,000            +2,000   ................
Technical assistance for treatment works......................  ................            7,500            13,000           +13,000            +5,500
Sewer overflow control grants.................................  ................           61,450            20,497           +20,497           -40,953
Water infrastructure workforce development....................  ................              300             1,000            +1,000              +700
Healthy schools (legislative proposal)........................  ................           50,000   ................  ................          -50,000
School drinking fountain replacement..........................  ................            5,000             5,000            +5,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Infrastructure assistance grants..............        2,528,000         2,194,255         3,160,259          +632,259          +966,004
 
Categorical grants:
    Beaches protection........................................            9,549   ................            9,238              -311            +9,238
    Brownfields...............................................           47,745            31,791            46,190            -1,555           +14,399
    Environmental information.................................            9,646             6,422             9,332              -314            +2,910
    Hazardous waste financial assistance......................           99,693            66,381           104,446            +4,753           +38,065
    Lead......................................................           14,049   ................           13,591              -458           +13,591
    Nonpoint source (Sec. 319)................................          170,915   ................          172,348            +1,433          +172,348
    Pesticides enforcement....................................           18,050            10,531            26,912            +8,862           +16,381
    Pesticides program implementation.........................           12,701             8,457            12,287              -414            +3,830
    Pollution control (Sec. 106)..............................          230,806           153,683           223,289            -7,517           +69,606
    (Water quality monitoring)................................          (17,848)  ................          (17,848)  ................         (+17,848)
    Pollution prevention......................................            4,765   ................            4,610              -155            +4,610
    Public water system supervision...........................          101,963            67,892           105,642            +3,679           +37,750
    Radon.....................................................            8,051   ................            7,789              -262            +7,789
    State and local air quality management....................          228,219           151,961           220,786            -7,433           +68,825
    Toxic substances compliance...............................            4,919             3,276             4,759              -160            +1,483
    Tribal air quality management.............................           12,829             8,963            12,411              -418            +3,448
    Tribal general assistance program.........................           65,476            44,233            63,343            -2,133           +19,110
    Underground injection control (UIC).......................           10,506             6,995            10,164              -342            +3,169
    Underground storage tanks.................................            1,498   ................            1,449               -49            +1,449
    Wetlands program development..............................           14,661             9,762            14,183              -478            +4,421
    Multipurpose grants.......................................           11,000            10,000            24,000           +13,000           +14,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Categorical grants............................        1,077,041           580,347         1,086,769            +9,728          +506,422
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, State and Tribal Assistance Grants...............        3,605,041         2,774,602         4,247,028          +641,987        +1,472,426
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Program
 
Administrative Expenses.......................................            5,000            25,000             8,000            +3,000           -17,000
Direct Loan Subsidy...........................................            5,000   ................           65,000           +60,000           +65,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation                 10,000            25,000            73,000           +63,000           +48,000
       Program................................................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                   Administrative Provisions
 
Rescission....................................................         -139,078          -377,000   ................         +139,078          +377,000
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, TITLE II, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY........        8,058,488         6,222,490         9,010,839          +952,351        +2,788,349
          Appropriations......................................       (8,269,017)       (6,599,490)       (9,010,839)        (+741,822)      (+2,411,349)
          Rescissions.........................................        (-210,529)        (-377,000)  ................        (+210,529)        (+377,000)
      (By transfer)...........................................          (24,274)          (27,361)          (27,361)          (+3,087)  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                  TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES
 
                   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
 
Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment.....              875               875               875   ................  ................
 
                        FOREST SERVICE
 
Forest Service Operations Facilities Maintenance and Leases...  ................  ................          190,910          +190,910          +190,910
    Information Technology and Centralized Processing.........  ................  ................          362,990          +362,990          +362,990
    Organizational Services...................................  ................  ................          142,800          +142,800          +142,800
    Salaries and Expenses.....................................  ................  ................          257,050          +257,050          +257,050
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Forest Service Operations........................  ................  ................          953,750          +953,750          +953,750
                                                               =========================================================================================
                 Forest and Rangeland Research
 
Forest inventory and analysis.................................           77,000            77,000            14,810           -62,190           -62,190
Research and development programs.............................          223,000           177,500            36,770          -186,230          -140,730
Salaries and Expenses.........................................  ................  ................          206,060          +206,060          +206,060
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Forest and rangeland research....................          300,000           254,500           257,640           -42,360            +3,140
                                                               =========================================================================================
                  State and Private Forestry
 
Landscape scale restoration...................................           14,000   ................           14,000   ................          +14,000
 
Forest Health Management:
    Federal lands forest health management....................           56,000            51,495            12,550           -43,450           -38,945
    Cooperative lands forest health management................           42,000            34,376            33,170            -8,830            -1,206
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           98,000            85,871            45,720           -52,280           -40,151
 
Cooperative Fire Assistance:
    State fire assistance (National Fire Capacity)............           81,000            65,930            73,540            -7,460            +7,610
    Volunteer fire assistance (Rural Fire Capacity)...........           17,000            11,020            18,500            +1,500            +7,480
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           98,000            76,950            92,040            -5,960           +15,090
 
Cooperative Forestry:
    Forest stewardship (Working Forest Lands).................           20,500            19,475            12,000            -8,500            -7,475
    Forest legacy.............................................           63,990   ................           63,990   ................          +63,990
    Community forest and open space conservation..............            4,000   ................            5,000            +1,000            +5,000
    Urban and community forestry..............................           29,500   ................           20,960            -8,540           +20,960
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          117,990            19,475           101,950           -16,040           +82,475
 
International forestry........................................            9,000   ................            3,804            -5,196            +3,804
Salaries and Expenses.........................................  ................  ................           60,450           +60,450           +60,450
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, State and Private Forestry....................          336,990           182,296           317,964           -19,026          +135,668
 
Unobligated balances: Forest legacy (rescission)..............           -1,503   ................  ................           +1,503   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, State and Private Forestry.......................          335,487           182,296           317,964           -17,523          +135,668
                                                               =========================================================================================
                    National Forest System
 
Land management planning, assessment and monitoring...........          180,000           179,263            13,310          -166,690          -165,953
Recreation, heritage and wilderness...........................          260,000           257,848            39,940          -220,060          -217,908
Grazing management............................................           57,000            56,856             6,090           -50,910           -50,766
Hazardous Fuels...............................................          435,000           450,000           149,990          -285,010          -300,010
Forest products...............................................          368,000           375,000            24,330          -343,670          -350,670
Vegetation and watershed management...........................          180,000           180,000            27,450          -152,550          -152,550
Wildlife and fish habitat management..........................          137,000           136,430            17,330          -119,670          -119,100
Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Fund...............           40,000   ................           40,000   ................          +40,000
Minerals and geology management...............................           75,000            74,200            15,980           -59,020           -58,220
Landownership management (Land Use Authorization and Access)..           75,000            74,000            12,940           -62,060           -61,060
Law enforcement operations....................................          131,000           129,153            17,630          -113,370          -111,523
Salaries and Expenses.........................................  ................  ................        1,492,290        +1,492,290        +1,492,290
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, National Forest System...........................        1,938,000         1,912,750         1,857,280           -80,720           -55,470
                                                               =========================================================================================
              Capital Improvement and Maintenance
 
Facilities....................................................          148,000           151,000            26,230          -121,770          -124,770
Roads.........................................................          218,000           218,000            62,040          -155,960          -155,960
Trails........................................................           80,000            65,000            19,670           -60,330           -45,330
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital improvement and maintenance...........          446,000           434,000           107,940          -338,060          -326,060
 
Deferral of road and trail fund payment.......................          -15,000   ................          -15,000   ................          -15,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Capital improvement and maintenance..............          431,000           434,000            92,940          -338,060          -341,060
                                                               =========================================================================================
                       Land Acquisition
 
Acquisitions..................................................           57,962   ................           57,639              -323           +57,639
Acquisition Management........................................            7,352   ................            7,352   ................           +7,352
Recreational Access...........................................            5,000   ................            5,500              +500            +5,500
Critical Inholdings/Wilderness................................            2,000   ................            3,000            +1,000            +3,000
Cash Equalization.............................................              250   ................              250   ................             +250
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           72,564   ................           73,741            +1,177           +73,741
 
Rescission....................................................  ................  ................           -2,000            -2,000            -2,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Land Acquisition.................................           72,564   ................           71,741              -823           +71,741
                                                               =========================================================================================
Acquisition of land for national forests, special acts........              700   ................              700   ................             +700
Acquisition of lands to complete land exchanges...............              150   ................              150   ................             +150
Range betterment fund.........................................            1,700   ................            2,000              +300            +2,000
Gifts, donations and bequests for forest and rangeland                       45   ................               45   ................              +45
 research.....................................................
Management of national forest lands for subsistence uses......            2,500             1,832             2,500   ................             +668
 
                   Wildland Fire Management
 
Fire operations:
    Wildland fire preparedness................................        1,339,620         1,339,620           184,070        -1,155,550        -1,155,550
    Wildland fire suppression operations......................        1,165,366         1,011,000         1,011,000          -154,366   ................
      Additional suppression funding..........................          500,000   ................  ................         -500,000   ................
    Salaries and Expenses.....................................  ................  ................          769,660          +769,660          +769,660
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, all wildland fire accounts.......................        3,004,986         2,350,620         1,964,730        -1,040,256          -385,890
                                                               =========================================================================================
Suppression cap adjustment....................................  ................        1,950,000         1,950,000        +1,950,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Wildland Fire Management with cap adjustment.....        3,004,986         4,300,620         3,914,730          +909,744          -385,890
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, Forest Service without Wildland Fire Management..        3,082,146         2,785,378         3,556,710          +474,564          +771,332
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, FOREST SERVICE...................................        6,087,132         7,085,998         7,471,440        +1,384,308          +385,442
 
          Forest Service without cap adjustment...............       (6,087,132)       (5,135,998)       (5,521,440)        (-565,692)        (+385,442)
          Forest Service Suppression Cap Adjustment...........  ................       (1,950,000)       (1,950,000)      (+1,950,000)  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
            DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 
                     INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE
 
                    Indian Health Services
 
Clinical Services:
    Hospital and health clinics...............................        2,147,343         2,363,278         2,339,707          +192,364           -23,571
    Electronic Health Record System...........................  ................           25,000             3,000            +3,000           -22,000
    Dental health.............................................          204,672           212,369           210,315            +5,643            -2,054
    Mental health.............................................          105,281           109,825           108,569            +3,288            -1,256
    Alcohol and substance abuse...............................          245,566           246,034           247,828            +2,262            +1,794
    Purchased/referred care...................................          964,819           968,177           967,363            +2,544              -814
    Indian Health Care Improvement Fund.......................           72,280            72,280            72,280   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................        3,739,961         3,996,963         3,949,062          +209,101           -47,901
 
Preventive Health:
    Public health nursing.....................................           89,159            92,084            92,677            +3,518              +593
    Health education..........................................           20,568   ................           20,923              +355           +20,923
    Community health representatives..........................           62,888            24,000            62,888   ................          +38,888
    Immunization (Alaska).....................................            2,127             2,173             2,148               +21               -25
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          174,742           118,257           178,636            +3,894           +60,379
 
Other services:
    Urban Indian health.......................................           51,315            48,771            53,159            +1,844            +4,388
    Indian health professions.................................           57,363            43,612            57,796              +433           +14,184
    Tribal management grant program...........................            2,465   ................            2,465   ................           +2,465
    Direct operations.........................................           71,538            74,131            71,945              +407            -2,186
    Self-governance...........................................            5,806             4,807             5,821               +15            +1,014
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          188,487           171,321           191,186            +2,699           +19,865
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Indian Health Services...........................        4,103,190         4,286,541         4,318,884          +215,694           +32,343
                                                               =========================================================================================
                    Contract Support Costs
 
Contract support..............................................          822,227           820,000           820,000            -2,227   ................
 
                   Indian Health Facilities
 
Maintenance and improvement...................................          167,527           168,568           168,952            +1,425              +384
Sanitation facilities construction............................          192,033           193,252           193,577            +1,544              +325
Health care facilities construction...........................          243,480           165,810           249,279            +5,799           +83,469
Facilities and environmental health support...................          252,060           251,413           261,983            +9,923           +10,570
Equipment.....................................................           23,706            23,983            29,087            +5,381            +5,104
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Indian Health Facilities.........................          878,806           803,026           902,878           +24,072           +99,852
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE............................        5,804,223         5,909,567         6,041,762          +237,539          +132,195
                                                               =========================================================================================
                 NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences...........           79,000            66,581            81,000            +2,000           +14,419
 
       AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY
 
Toxic substances and environmental public health..............           74,691            62,000            76,691            +2,000           +14,691
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES..........        5,957,914         6,038,148         6,199,453          +241,539          +161,305
                                                               =========================================================================================
                    OTHER RELATED AGENCIES
 
               EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
 
Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental              2,994             2,750             2,994   ................             +244
 Quality......................................................
 
        CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................           12,000            10,200            12,000   ................           +1,800
 
          OFFICE OF NAVAJO AND HOPI INDIAN RELOCATION
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................            8,750             7,500             7,500            -1,250   ................
 
  INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE AND
                       ARTS DEVELOPMENT
 
Payment to the Institute......................................            9,960            10,210            10,210              +250   ................
 
                    SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
 
                     Salaries and Expenses
 
Museum and Research Institutes:
    National Air and Space Museum.............................           20,110            20,110            20,110   ................  ................
    Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.....................           24,593            24,745            24,745              +152   ................
    Major scientific instrumentation..........................            4,118             4,118             4,118   ................  ................
    Universe Center...........................................              184               184               184   ................  ................
    National Museum of Natural History........................           49,789            49,789            49,789   ................  ................
    National Zoological Park..................................           27,566            28,066            27,566   ................             -500
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.................            4,227             4,487             4,227   ................             -260
    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute...................           14,486            14,702            14,702              +216   ................
    Biodiversity Center.......................................            1,543             1,543             1,543   ................  ................
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery/Freer Gallery of Art............            6,273             6,273             6,273   ................  ................
    Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.................            3,184             3,484             3,484              +300   ................
    Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.....................            5,086             5,086             5,086   ................  ................
    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.....................            4,544             4,544             4,544   ................  ................
    National Museum of African Art............................            4,654             5,054             4,654   ................             -400
    World Cultures Center.....................................              792               792               792   ................  ................
    Anacostia Community Museum................................            2,405             2,405             2,405   ................  ................
    Archives of American Art..................................            1,933             1,933             1,933   ................  ................
    National Museum of African American History and Culture...           33,079            32,617            33,117               +38              +500
    National Museum of American History.......................           26,704            25,583            25,373            -1,331              -210
    National Museum of the American Indian....................           33,242            33,648            33,648              +406   ................
    National Portrait Gallery.................................            6,556             6,736             6,556   ................             -180
    National Postal Museum....................................  ................            1,581             1,581            +1,581   ................
    Smithsonian American Art Museum...........................           10,239            10,389            10,389              +150   ................
    American Experience Center................................              600               600               600   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Museums and Research Institutes...............          285,907           288,469           287,419            +1,512            -1,050
 
Mission enabling:
 
Program support and outreach:
    Outreach..................................................            9,333             9,333             9,333   ................  ................
    Communications............................................            2,839             2,839             2,839   ................  ................
    Institution-wide programs.................................           16,784            17,784            17,184              +400              -600
    Office of Exhibits Central................................            3,169             3,169             3,169   ................  ................
    Museum Support Center.....................................            1,906             1,906             1,906   ................  ................
    Museum Conservation Institute.............................            3,359             3,359             3,359   ................  ................
    Smithsonian Institution Archives..........................            2,423   ................  ................           -2,423   ................
    Smithsonian Institution Libraries.........................           11,373   ................  ................          -11,373   ................
    Smithsonian Libraries and Archives........................  ................           14,458            14,258           +14,258              -200
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Program support and outreach..................           51,186            52,848            52,048              +862              -800
 
Office of Chief Information Officer...........................           52,509            55,409            52,909              +400            -2,500
Administration................................................           36,405            37,324            36,747              +342              -577
Inspector General.............................................            3,538             4,077             3,538   ................             -539
 
Facilities services:
    Facilities maintenance....................................           79,545            84,545            82,045            +2,500            -2,500
    Facilities operations, security and support...............          230,904           236,673           236,404            +5,500              -269
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Facilities services...........................          310,449           321,218           318,449            +8,000            -2,769
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Mission enabling..............................          454,087           470,876           463,691            +9,604            -7,185
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries and expenses............................          739,994           759,345           751,110           +11,116            -8,235
                                                               =========================================================================================
                      Facilities Capital
 
Revitalization................................................          286,503           189,400           273,001           -13,502           +83,601
Facilities planning and design................................           17,000            29,600            23,498            +6,498            -6,102
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Facilities Capital...............................          303,503           219,000           296,499            -7,004           +77,499
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION..........................        1,043,497           978,345         1,047,609            +4,112           +69,264
                                                               =========================================================================================
                    NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
 
                     Salaries and Expenses
 
Care and utilization of art collections.......................           48,871            45,409            49,214              +343            +3,805
Operation and maintenance of buildings and grounds............           36,154            34,835            36,398              +244            +1,563
Protection of buildings, grounds and contents.................           26,958            26,263            27,838              +880            +1,575
General administration........................................           32,219            32,493            33,572            +1,353            +1,079
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries and Expenses............................          144,202           139,000           147,022            +2,820            +8,022
                                                               =========================================================================================
        Repair, Restoration and Renovation of Buildings
 
Base program..................................................           24,203            15,114            25,203            +1,000           +10,089
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART..........................          168,405           154,114           172,225            +3,820           +18,111
                                                               =========================================================================================
        JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
 
Operations and maintenance....................................           24,490            25,690            25,690            +1,200   ................
Capital repair and restoration................................           16,800            14,000            17,600              +800            +3,600
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS...           41,290            39,690            43,290            +2,000            +3,600
                                                               =========================================================================================
       WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................           12,000             8,139            14,000            +2,000            +5,861
 
      NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
 
                National Endowment for the Arts
 
                   Grants and Administration
 
Grants:
    Direct grants.............................................           66,110   ................           66,730              +620           +66,730
    Challenge America grants..................................            7,600   ................            7,600   ................           +7,600
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           73,710   ................           74,330              +620           +74,330
 
    State partnerships:
    State and regional........................................           38,673   ................           38,736               +63           +38,736
    Underserved set-aside.....................................           10,467   ................           10,484               +17           +10,484
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           49,140   ................           49,220               +80           +49,220
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Grants........................................          122,850   ................          123,550              +700          +123,550
 
Program support...............................................            1,950   ................            1,950   ................           +1,950
Administration................................................           30,200            29,333            31,500            +1,300            +2,167
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Arts.............................................          155,000            29,333           157,000            +2,000          +127,667
                                                               =========================================================================================
             National Endowment for the Humanities
 
                   Grants and Administration
 
Grants:
    Special Initiatives.......................................  ................  ................            4,500            +4,500            +4,500
    Federal/State partnership.................................           48,000   ................           48,500              +500           +48,500
    Preservation and access...................................           19,000   ................           17,500            -1,500           +17,500
    Public programs...........................................           13,500   ................           13,000              -500           +13,000
    Research programs.........................................           14,500   ................           14,000              -500           +14,000
    Education programs........................................           12,250   ................           12,250   ................          +12,250
    Program development.......................................            1,200   ................              500              -700              +500
    Digital humanities initiatives............................            4,600   ................            4,600   ................           +4,600
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Grants........................................          113,050   ................          114,850            +1,800          +114,850
 
Matching Grants:
    Treasury funds............................................            2,000   ................            1,250              -750            +1,250
    Challenge grants..........................................           11,250   ................           11,900              +650           +11,900
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Matching grants...............................           13,250   ................           13,150              -100           +13,150
 
Administration................................................           28,700            37,891            29,000              +300            -8,891
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Humanities.......................................          155,000            37,891           157,000            +2,000          +119,109
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE                    310,000            67,224           314,000            +4,000          +246,776
       HUMANITIES.............................................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                    COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................            2,771             3,050             3,050              +279   ................
 
          NATIONAL CAPITAL ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
 
Grants........................................................            2,750   ................            2,750   ................           +2,750
 
           ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................            6,890             7,000             7,000              +110   ................
 
             NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................            8,099             7,948             7,948              -151   ................
 
            UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
 
Holocaust Memorial Museum.....................................           59,000            59,000            59,500              +500              +500
 
           DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER MEMORIAL COMMISSION
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................            1,800             1,800             1,800   ................  ................
 
            WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................            1,000   ................            1,000   ................           +1,000
 
               WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL COMMISSION
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................            7,000            21,093             7,000   ................          -14,093
 
  ALYCEE SPOTTED BEAK AND WALTER SOBOLEFF COMISSION ON NATIVE
                           CHILDREN
 
Salaries and expenses.........................................  ................  ................              500              +500              +500
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, TITLE III, RELATED AGENCIES......................       13,744,127        14,503,084        15,386,144        +1,642,017          +883,060
          Appropriations......................................      (13,745,630)      (14,503,084)      (15,388,144)      (+1,642,514)        (+885,060)
          Rescissions.........................................          (-1,503)  ................          (-2,000)            (-497)          (-2,000)
      (Fire Suppression Cap Adjustment).......................  ................       (1,950,000)       (1,950,000)      (+1,950,000)  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                 TITLE IV--GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
Infrastructure................................................          791,000   ................  ................         -791,000   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      TOTAL, TITLE IV, GENERAL PROVISIONS.....................          791,000   ................  ................         -791,000   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                     OTHER APPROPRIATIONS
 
  ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR DISASTER RELIEF
                           ACT, 2019
 
                  DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
 
            United States Fish and Wildlife Service
 
Construction (emergency)......................................           82,400   ................  ................          -82,400   ................
 
                     National Park Service
 
Historic Preservation Fund (emergency)........................           50,000   ................  ................          -50,000   ................
Construction (emergency)......................................           78,000   ................  ................          -78,000   ................
 
                United States Geological Survey
 
Surveys, Investigations, and Research (emergency).............           98,500   ................  ................          -98,500   ................
 
                     Departmental Offices
 
Insular Affairs:
    Assistance to Territories (emergency).....................            2,000   ................  ................           -2,000   ................
Office of Inspector General (emergency).......................            1,000   ................  ................           -1,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Department of the Interior.......................          311,900   ................  ................         -311,900   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                Environmental Protection Agency
 
Science and Technology (emergency)............................              600   ................  ................             -600   ................
Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund (emergency).......            1,500   ................  ................           -1,500   ................
State and Tribal Assistance Grants (emergency)................          920,700   ................  ................         -920,700   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Environmental Protection Agency..................          922,800   ................  ................         -922,800   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
 
                        Forest Service
 
Forest and Rangeland Research (emergency).....................            1,000   ................  ................           -1,000   ................
State and Private Forestry (emergency)........................           12,000   ................  ................          -12,000   ................
National Forest System (emergency)............................           84,960   ................  ................          -84,960   ................
Capital Improvement and Maintenance (emergency)...............           36,040   ................  ................          -36,040   ................
Wildland Fire Management (emergency)..........................          720,271   ................  ................         -720,271   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Department of Agriculture........................          854,271   ................  ................         -854,271   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
            DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 
                 National Institutes of Health
 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences                       1,000   ................  ................           -1,000   ................
 (emergency)..................................................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Additional Supplemental Appropriations for               2,089,971   ................  ................       -2,089,971   ................
       Disaster Relief, 2019..................................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      GRAND TOTAL.............................................       37,703,691        32,472,531        38,113,720          +410,029        +5,641,189
          Appropriations......................................      (37,941,523)      (30,660,863)      (35,894,765)      (-2,046,758)      (+5,233,902)
          Rescissions.........................................        (-237,832)        (-438,332)         (-31,045)        (+206,787)        (+407,287)
          Rescissions of contract authority...................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
          Emergency appropriations............................       (2,089,971)  ................  ................      (-2,089,971)  ................
          Fire suppression cap adjustment.....................  ................       (2,250,000)       (2,250,000)      (+2,250,000)  ................
      (By transfer)...........................................          (24,274)          (27,361)          (27,361)          (+3,087)  ................
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