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(8) MEETINGS.—The Commission shall meet at the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. contract” and inserting, "partial or full paythe call of the Chairpersons.
App.; relating to the termination of advisory ment of claim under one or more mortgage in(d) DIRECTOR AND STAFF.
committees) shall not apply to the Commission. surance contracts”. (1) DIRECTOR.-The Commission shall have a
FHA TECHNICAL CORRECTION
(b) Section 517 of the Multifamily Assisted Director who shall be appointed by the Chair SEC. 207. Section 203(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Na Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 is person. The Director shall be paid at a rate not tional Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1709(b)(2)(A)(ii))
amended by adding a new subsection (a)(6) to to exceed the rate of basic pay payable for level is amended by adding before “48 percent” the
read as follows: "(6) The second mortgage under V of the Executive Schedule.
following: "the greater of the dollar amount lim this section may be a first mortgage if no re(2) STAFF.—The Commission may appoint per itation in effect under this section for the area structured or new first mortgage will meet the sonnel as appropriate. The staff of the Commis
on the date of the enactment of the Departments requirement of paragraph (1)(A).”. sion shall be appointed subject to the provisions of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban De
AVAILABILITY OF INCOME MATCHING of title 5, United States Code, governing apvelopment, and Independent Agencies Appro
INFORMATION pointments in the competitive service, and shall priations Act for Fiscal Year 1999 or”.
SEC. 214. (a) Section 3(f) of the United States be paid in accordance with the provisions of
Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a), as amendchapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of
SEC. 208. Of the balances remaining from ed by section 508(d)(1) of the Quality Housing that title relating to classification and General
funds appropriated to the Department of Hous and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, is further Schedule pay rates.
ing and Urban Development in Public Law 105 amended(3) EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS.—The Commis
65 and prior appropriations Acts, $74,400,000 is (1) in paragraph (1)sion may procure temporary and intermittent
rescinded: Provided, That the amount rescinded (A) after the first appearance of public housservices under section 3109(b) of title 5, United shall be comprised of
ing agency”, by inserting “, or the owner reStates Code, but at rates for individuals not to
(1) $30,552,000 of the amounts that were ap sponsible for determining the participant's eligiexceed the daily equivalent of the maximum an
propriated for the modernization of public hous bility or level of benefits,"; and nual rate of basic pay payable for the General
ing unit; under the heading “Annual contribu (B) after “as applicable”, by inserting ", or to Schedule.
tions for assisted housing”, including an the owner responsible for determining the par(4) STAFF OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.-Upon re
amount equal to the amount transferred from ticipant's eligibility or level of benefits”; and quest of the Commission, the head of any Fed
such account to, and merged with amounts (2) in paragraph (2)— eral department or agency may detail, on a re
under the heading “Public housing capital (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking “or”; imbursable basis, any of the personnel of that fund”;
(B) in subparagraph (B), by striking the pedepartment or agency to the Commission to as
(2) $3,048,000 of the amounts from which no riod and inserting “, or”; and sist it in carrying out its duties under this Act.
disbursements have been made within five suc (C) by inserting at the end the following new (e) POWERS.
cessive fiscal years beginning after September subparagraph: (1) HEARINGS AND SESSIONS.—The Commission
30, 1993, that were appropriated under the head "(C) for which project-based assistance is promay, for the purpose of carrying out this sec
ing “Annual contributions for assisted hous vided under section 8, section 202, or section tion, hold hearings, sit and act at times and
ing”, including an amount equal to the amount 811.". places, take testimony, and receive evidence as
transferred from such account to the account (b) Section 904(b) of the Stewart B. McKinney the Commission considers appropriate.
under the heading “Housing certificate fund”; Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1988 (42 (2) POWERS OF MEMBERS AND AGENTS.—Any
(3) $22,975,000 of amounts appropriated for U.S.C. 3544), as amended by section 508(d)(2) of member or agent of the Commission may, if au
homeownership assistance under section 235(r) thorized by the Commission, take any action
the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility of the National Housing Act, including which the Commission is authorized to take by
Act of 1998, is further amended in paragraph $6,875,000 appropriated in Public Law 103–327
(4)— this section.
(approved September 28, 1994, 104 Stat. 2305) for (3) OBTAINING OFFICIAL DATA.—The Commis
(1) by inserting after “public housing agency” such purposes, sion may secure directly from any department or
the first time it appears the following: ", or the
(4) $11,400,000 of the amounts appropriated for agency of the United States information nec
owner responsible for determining the particithe Homeownership and Opportunity for People pant's eligibility or level of benefits,”; and essary to enable it to carry out this Act. Upon
Everywhere programs (HOPE programs), as aurequest of the Chairpersons of the Commission,
(2) by striking “the public housing agency thorized by the Cranston-Gonzalez National Afthe head of that department or agency shall fur
verifying income” and inserting “verifying infordable Housing Act; and nish that information to the Commission.
(5) $6,400,000 of the balances remaining in the (4) GIFTS, BEQUESTS, AND DEVISES.--The Com
EXEMPTION FOR ALASKA AND MISSISSIPPI FROM account under the heading “Nonprofit Sponsor mission may accept, use, and dispose of gifts,
REQUIREMENT OF RESIDENT ON BOARD Assistance Account”. bequests, or devises of services or property, both
SEC. 215. Public housing agencies in the states
GRANT FOR NATIONAL CITIES IN SCHOOLS real and personal, for the purpose of aiding or
of Alaska and Mississippi shall not be required
SEC. 209. For a grant to the National Cities in facilitating the work of the Commission. Gifts,
to comply with section 2(b) of the United States Schools Community Development program under bequests, or devises of money and proceeds from
Housing Act of 1937, as amended, during fiscal section 930 of the Housing and Community Desales of other property received as gifts, be
year 2000. velopment Act of 1992, $5,000,000. quests, or devises shall be deposited in the
ADMINISTRATION OF THE CDBG PROGRAM BY NEW
MOVING TO WORK DEMONSTRATION Treasury and shall be available for disburse
YORK STATE ment upon order of the Commission.
SEC. 210. For the Jobs-Plus Initiative of the
SEC. 216. The Secretary of Housing and Urban (5) MAILS.--The Commission may use the Moving to Work Demonstration, $5,000,000 to
Development shall transfer on the date of the United States mails in the same manner and cover the cost of rent-based work incentives to
enactment of this Act the administration of the under the same conditions as other departments families in selected public housing develop
Small Cities component of the Community Deand agencies of the United States. ments, who shall be encouraged to go to work
velopment Block Grants program for all funds (6) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES.—Upon under work incentive plans approved by the
allocated for the State of New York under secthe request of the Commission, the AdminisSecretary and carefully tracked as part of the
tion 106(d) of the Housing and Community Detrator of General Services shall provide to the research and demonstration effort.
velopment Act of 1974 for fiscal year 2000 and all Commission, on a reimbursable basis, the admin
fiscal years thereafter, to the State of New York istrative support services necessary for the Com SEC. 211. Section 218 of Public Law 104–204 is
to be administered by the Governor of such mission to carry out its responsibilities under repealed.
State. this section. FHA ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACT EXPENSE
SECTION 202 EXEMPTION (7) CONTRACT AUTHORITY.—The Commission
AUTHORITY may contract with and compensate government SEC. 212. Section 1 of the National Housing
SEC. 217. Notwithstanding section 202 of the
Housing Act of 1959 or any other provision of and private agencies or persons for services, Act (12 U.S.C. 1702) is amended by inserting the
law, Peggy A. Burgin may not be disqualified without regard to section 3709 of the Revised following new sentence after the first proviso:
on the basis of age from residing at Clark's Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5).
"Except with respect to title III, for the pur(f) REPORT.-The Commission shall submit to
Landing in Groton, Vermont. poses of this section, the term "nonadministrathe Committees on Appropriations and Banking tive” shall not include contract expenses that
DARLINTON PRESERVATION AMENDMENT and Financial Services of the House of Rep are not capitalized or routinely deducted from
SEC. 218. Notwithstanding any other provision resentatives and the Committees on Appropria the proceeds of sales, and such expenses shall of law, upon prepayment of the FHA-insured tions and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs not be payable from funds made available by Section 236 mortgage, the Secretary shall conof the Senate a final report not later than this Act.”.
tinue to provide interest reduction payment in March 1, 2002. The report shall contain a de
FULL PAYMENT OF CLAIMS
accordance with the
the existing amortization tailed statement of the findings and conclusions SEC. 213. (a) Section 541 of the National Hous
schedule for Darlinton Manor Apartments, a of the Commission with respect to the study con ing Act is amended
100-unit project located at 606 North 5th Street, ducted under subsection (b), together with its (1) by amending the heading to read as fol
Bozemen, Montana, which will continue as afrecommendations for legislation, administrative lows: “PARTIAL PAYMENT OF CLAIMS ON DE
fordable housing pursuant to a use agreement actions, and any other actions the Commission FAULTED MORTGAGES AND IN CONNECTION WITH
with the State of Montana. considers appropriate. MORTGAGE RESTRUCTURING”; and
RISK-SHARING PRIORITY (g) TERMINATION.—The Commission shall ter (2) in subsection (b), by striking partial pay SEC. 219. Section 517(b)(3) of the Departments minate on June 30, 2002. section 14(a)(2)(B) of ment of the claim under the mortgage insurance of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban De
velopment, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998 is amended by inserting after “1992.” the following: “The Secretary shall use risk-shared financing under section 542(c) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 for any mortgage restructuring, rehabilitation financing, or debt refinancing included as part of a mortgage restructuring and rental assistance sufficiency plan if the terms and conditions are considered to be the best available financing in terms of financial savings to the FHA insurance funds and will result in reduced risk of loss to the Federal Government.”.
TREATMENT OF EXPIRING ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE GRANTS SEC. 220. (a) AVAILABILITY.--Notwithstanding section 1552 of title 31, United States Code, the grant amounts identified in subsection (b) shall remain available to the grantees for the purposes for which such amounts were obligated through September 30, 2000.
(b) GRANTS.The grant amounts identified in this subsection are the amounts provided under the following grants made by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the economic development initiative under section 108(q) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5308(q)):
(1) The grant for Miami, Florida, designated as B-92-ED-12-013.
(2) The grant for Miami Beach, Florida, designated as B-92-ED-12-014.
(c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—This section shall be considered to have taken effect on September 30, 1999. The Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall take such actions as may be necessary to carry out this section, notwithstanding any actions taken previously pursuant to section 1552 of title 31, United States Code. USE OF TRUSTS WITH REGARD TO COOPERATIVE
HOUSING SECTION SEC. 221. Section 213(a) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715e(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: “Nothing in this section may be construed to prevent membership in a nonprofit housing cooperative from being held in the name of a trust, the beneficiary of which shall occupy the dwelling unit in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary.”.
GRANT TECHNICAL CORRECTION SEC. 222. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amount made available under the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-507) for a special purpose grant under section 107 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to the County of Hawaii for the purpose of an environmental impact statement for the development of a water resource system in Kohala, Hawaii, that is unobligated on the date of the enactment of this Act, may be used to fund water system improvements, including exploratory wells, well drillings, pipeline replacements, water system planning and design, and booster pump and reservoir development.
REUSE OF CERTAIN BUDGET AUTHORITY SEC. 223. section 8(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended
(1) in paragraph (1)
(A) by inserting after “on account of” the following: "expiration or”; and
(B) by striking the parenthetical phrase; and (2) by striking paragraph (3).
SECTION 108 WAIVER SEC. 224. With respect to the $6,700,000 commitment in connection with guaranteed obligations for the Sandtown-Winchester Home Ownership Zone under section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the Secretary shall not require security in excess of that authorized under section 108(d)(1)(B).
HOPWA TECHNICAL SEC. 225. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amount allocated for fiscal year
2000, and the amounts that would otherwise be allocated for fiscal year 2001, to the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on behalf of the Philadelphia, PA-NJ Primary Metropolitan Area (hereafter “metropolitan area”), under section 854(c) of the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act (42 U.S.C. 12903(c)), the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall adjust such amounts by allocating to the State of New Jersey the proportion of the metropolitan area's amount that is based on the number of cases of AIDS reported in the portion of the metropolitan area that is located in New Jersey.
(b) The State of New Jersey shall use amounts allocated to the state under this section to carry out eligible activities under section 855 of the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act (42 U.S.C. 12904) in the portion of the metropolitan area that is located in New Jersey.
TITLE III–INDEPENDENT AGENCIES AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, of the American Battle Monuments Commission, including the acquisition of land or interest in land in foreign countries; purchases and repair of uniforms for caretakers of national cemeteries and monuments outside of the United States and its territories and possessions; rent of office and garage space in foreign countries; purchase (one for replacement only) and hire of passenger motor vehicles, and insurance of official motor vehicles in foreign countries, when required by law of such countries, $28,467,000, to remain available until expended. CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses in carrying out activities pursuant to section 112(1)(6) of the Clean Air Act, including hire of passenger vehicles, and for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem equivalent to the maximum rate payable for senior level positions under 5 U.S.C. 5376, $8,000,000: Provided, That the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board shall have not more than three career Senior Executive Service positions.
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT For grants, loans, and technical assistance to qualifying community development lenders, and administrative expenses of the Fund, including services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for ES-3, $95,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2001, of which up to $7,860,000 may be used for administrative expenses, up to $16,500,000 may be used for the cost of direct loans, and up to $1,000,000 may be used for administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan program: Provided, That the cost of direct loans, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That these funds are available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans not to exceed $53,140,000: Provided further, That not more than $30,000,000 of the funds made available under this heading may be used for programs and activities authorized in section 114 of the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, including hire of passenger motor vehicles, services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to
exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the maximum rate payable under 5 U.S.C. 5376, purchase of nominal awards to recognize non-Federal officials' contributions to Commission activities, and not to exceed $500 for official reception and representation expenses, $49,000,000. CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY
SERVICE NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS
OPERATING EXPENSES (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses for the Corporation for National and Community Service (referred to in the matter under this heading as the “Corporation”) in carrying out programs, activities, and initiatives under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (referred to in the matter under this heading as the “Act”) (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.), $434,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2000: Provided, That not more than $28,500,000 shall be available for administrative expenses authorized under section 501(a)(4) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12671(a)(4)) with not less than $1,500,000 targeted to administrative needs, not including salaries and expenses, identified as urgent by the Corporation without regard to the provisions of section 501(a)(4)(B) of the Act: Provided further, That not more than $2,500 shall be for official reception and representation expenses: Provided further, That not more than $70,000,000, to remain available without fiscal year limitation, shall be transferred to the National Service Trust account for educational awards authorized under subtitle D of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12601 et seq.), of which not to exceed $5,000,000 shall be available for national service scholarships for high school students performing community service: Provided further, That not more than $234,000,000 of the amount provided under this heading shall be available for grants under the National Service Trust program authorized under subtitle C of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12571 et seq.) (relating to activities including the AmeriCorps program), of which not more than $45,000,000 may be used to administer, reimburse, or support any national service program authorized under section 121(d)(2) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 12581(d)(2)): Provided further, That not more than $7,500,000 of the funds made available under this heading shall be made available for the Points of Light Foundation for activities authorized under title III of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12661 et seq.): Provided further, That no funds shall be available for national service programs run by Federal agencies authorized under section 121(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 12571(b)): Provided further, That to the maximum extent feasible, funds appropriated under subtitle C of title I of the Act shall be provided in a manner that is consistent with the recommendations of peer review panels in order to ensure that priority is given to programs that demonstrate quality, innovation, replicability, and sustainability: Provided further, That not more than $18,000,000 of the funds made available under this heading shall be available for the Civilian Community Corps authorized under subtitle E of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12611 et seq.): Provided further, That not more than $43,000,000 shall be available for school-based and community-based service-learning programs authorized under subtitle B of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12521 et seq.): Provided further, That not more than $28,500,000 shall be available for quality and innovation activities authorized under subtitle H of title I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12853 et seq.): Provided further, That not more than $5,000,000 shall be available for audits and other evaluations authorized under section 179 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12639): Provided further, That to the maximum extent practicable, the Corporation shall increase significantly the level of matching funds and in-kind contributions provided by the private sector, shall expand significantly the number of educational awards provided under subtitle D of title I, and shall reduce the total Federal costs per participant in
all programs: Provided further, That of amounts priated by this Act shall be used to propose or by section 517(b) of SARA, as amended by Pubavailable in the National Service Trust account issue rules, regulations, decrees, or orders for lic Law 101-508: Provided, That funds approfrom previous appropriations acts, $80,000,000 the purpose of implementation, or in prepara priated under this heading may be allocated to shall be rescinded.
tion for implementation, of the Kyoto Protocol other Federal agencies in accordance with secOFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
which was adopted on December 11, 1997, in tion 111(a) of CERCLA: Provided further, That For necessary expenses of the Office of In
Kyoto, Japan at the Third Conference of the $11,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this spector General in carrying out the Inspector
Parties to the United Nations Framework Con heading shall be transferred to the "Office of General Act of 1978, as amended, $4,000,000.
vention on Climate Change, which has not been Inspector General" appropriation to remain
submitted to the Senate for advice and consent available until September 30, 2001: Provided furCOURT OF VETERANS APPEALS
to ratification pursuant to article II, section 2, ther, That $38,000,000 of the funds appropriated SALARIES AND EXPENSES
clause 2, of the United States Constitution, and under this heading shall be transferred to the For necessary expenses for the operation of which has not entered into force pursuant to ar "Science and technology” appropriation to rethe United States Court of Veterans Appeals as
ticle 25 of the Protocol: Provided further, That main available until September 30, 2001: Proauthorized by 38 U.S.C. 7251-7298, $11,450,000, of
none of the funds made available in this Act vided further, That notwithstanding section which $910,000, shall be available for the pur
may be used to implement or administer the in 111(m) of CERCLA or any other provision of pose of providing financial assistance as de
terim guidance issued on February 5, 1998, by law, $70,000,000 of the funds appropriated under scribed, and in accordance with the process and the Environmental Protection Agency relating this heading shall be available to the Agency for reporting procedures set forth, under this head
to title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ing in Public Law 102-229.
designated as the “Interim Guidance for Inves to carry out activities described in sections DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE—CIVIL
tigating Title VI Administrative Complaints 104(i), 111(c)(4), and 111(c)(14) of CERCLA and CEMETERIAL EXPENSES, ARMY
Challenging Permits” with respect to complaints section 118(f) of SARA: Provided further, That
filed under such title after October 21, 1998, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, in SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses, as authorized by law,
until guidance is finalized. Nothing in this pro lieu of performing a health assessment under
viso may be construed to restrict the Environ section 104(i) (6) of CERCLA, the Administrator for maintenance, operation, and improvement of
mental Protection Agency from developing or Arlington National Cemetery and Soldiers' and
of ATSDR may conduct other appropriate issuing final guidance relating to title VI of the health studies, evaluations or activities, includAirmen's Home National Cemetery, including the purchase of one passenger motor vehicle for
Civil Rights Act of 1964: Provided further, That ing, without limitation, biomedical testing, clin
notwithstanding 7 U.S.C. 136r and 15 U.S.C. ical evaluations, medical monitoring, and referreplacement only, and not to exceed $1,000 for
2609, beginning in fiscal year 2000 and there ral to accredited health care providers: Provided official reception and representation expenses, $12,473,000, to remain available until expended.
after, grants awarded under section 20 of the further, That in performing any such health as
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide sessment or health study, evaluation, or activENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Act, as amended, and section 10 of the Toxic ity, the Administrator of ATSDR shall not be SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Substances Control Act, as amended, shall be bound by the deadlines in section 104(1)(6)(A): (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
available for research, development, monitoring, Provided further, That none of the funds approFor science and technology, including re
public education, training, demonstrations, and priated under this heading shall be available for search and development activities, which shall
studies: Provided further, that the unexpended ATSDR to issue in excess of 40 toxicological proinclude research and development activities
funds remaining from the $2,200,000 appro files pursuant to section 104(i) of CERCLA durunder the Comprehensive Environmental Re priated under this heading in Public Law 105– ing fiscal year 2000. sponse, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 276 for a grant to the Lake Ponchartrain Basin LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM (CERCLA), as amended; necessary expenses for
Foundation circuit rider initiative in Louisiana For necessary expenses to carry out leaking personnel and related costs and travel expenses, shall be transferred to the “State and tribal as underground storage tank cleanup activities auincluding uniforms, or allowances therefore, as
sistance grants" appropriation to remain avail thorized by section 205 of the Superfund Amendauthorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901–5902; services as au
able until expended for making grants for the ments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and for thorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for indi
construction of wastewater and water treatment construction, alteration, repair, rehabilitation, viduals not to exceed the per diem rate equiva facilities and groundwater protection infra and renovation of facilities, not to exceed lent to the maximum rate payable for senior
structure in accordance with the terms and con $75,000 per project, $70,000,000, to remain availlevel positions under 5 U.S.C. 5376; procurement
ditions specified for such grants in the report able until expended. of laboratory equipment and supplies; other op accompanying that Act.
OIL SPILL RESPONSE erating expenses in support of research and de
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) velopment; construction, alteration, repair, re For necessary expenses of the Office of In
For expenses necessary to carry out the Envihabilitation, and renovation of facilities, not to pector General in carrying out the provisions of ronmental Protection Agency's responsibilities exceed $75,000 per project, $645,000,000, which the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended,
under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, $15,000,000, shall remain available until September 30, 2001: and for construction, alteration, repair, reha to be derived from the Oil Spill Liability trust Provided, That the obligated balance of sums bilitation, and renovation of facilities, not to ex fund, to remain available until expended. available in this account shall remain available ceed $75,000 per project, $32,409,000, to remain
STATE AND TRIBAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS through September 30, 2008 for liquidating obli available until September 30, 2001: Provided,
For environmental programs and infrastrucgations made in fiscal years 2000 and 2001: Pro That the sums available in this account shall re
ture assistance, including capitalization grants vided further, That the obligated balance of main available through September 30, 2008 for
for State revolving funds and performance partfunds transferred to this account in Public Law liquidating obligations made in fiscal years 2000
nership grants, $3,466,650,000, to remain avail105–276 shall remain available through Sep and 2001: Provided further, That the obligated
able until expended, of which $1,350,000,000 tember 30, 2007 for liquidating obligations made balance of funds transferred to this account in
shall be for making capitalization grants for the in fiscal years 1999 and 2000. Public Law 105–276 shall remain available
Clean Water State Revolving Funds under title ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS AND MANAGEMENT through September 30, 2007 for liquidating obli
VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, For environmental programs and managegations made in fiscal years 1999 and 2000.
as amended; $820,000,000 shall be for capitalizament, including necessary expenses, not other
BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
tion grants for the Drinking Water State Rewise provided for, for personnel and related For construction, repair, improvement, exten
volving Funds under section 1452 of the Safe costs and travel expenses, including uniforms, sion, alteration, and purchase of fixed equip Drinking Water Act, as amended, except that, or allowances therefore, as authorized by 5 ment or facilities of, or for use by, the Environ notwithstanding section 1452(n) of the Safe U.S.C. 5901–5902; services as authorized by 5 mental Protection Agency, $62,600,000, to remain Drinking Water Act, as amended, none of the U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to available until expended.
funds made available under this heading in this exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the max
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SUPERFUND
Act, or in previous appropriations acts, shall be imum rate payable for senior level positions
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
reserved by the Administrator for health effects under 5 U.S.C. 5376; hire of passenger motor ve For necessary expenses to carry out the Com studies on drinking water
water contaminants; hicles; hire, maintenance, and operation of air prehensive Environmental Response, Compensa $50,000,000 shall be for architectural, engineercraft; purchase of reprints; library memberships tion, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as ing, planning, design, construction and related in societies or associations which issue publica amended, including sections 111(c)(3), (c)(5), activities in connection with the construction of tions to members only or at a price to members (c)(6), and (e)(4) (42 U.S.C. 9611), and for con high priority water and wastewater facilities in lower than to subscribers who are not members; struction, alteration, repair, rehabilitation, and the area of the United States-Mexico Border, construction, alteration, repair, rehabilitation, renovation of facilities, not to exceed $75,000 per after consultation with the appropriate border and renovation of facilities, not to exceed project; $1,400,000,000 (of which $100,000,000 commission, $30,000,000 shall be for grants to the $75,000 per project; and not to exceed $6,000 for shall not become available until September 1, State of Alaska to address drinking water and official reception and representation expenses, 2000), to remain available until expended, con wastewater infrastructure needs of rural and $1,900,000,000, which shall remain available sisting of $700,000,000, as authorized by section Alaska Native Villages; $331,650,000 shall be for until September 30, 2001: Provided, That the ob 517(a) of the Superfund Amendments and Reau making grants for the construction of wasteligated balance of such sums shall remain avail thorization Act of 1986 (SARA), as amended by water and water treatment facilities and able through September 30, 2008 for liquidating Public Law 101-508, and $700,000,000 as a pay groundwater protection infrastructure in acobligations made in fiscal years 2000 and 2001: ment from general revenues to the Hazardous cordance with the terms and conditions speciProvided further, That none of the funds appro Substance Superfund for purposes as authorized fied for such grants in the conference report and
joint explanatory statement of the committee of conference accompanying this Act (H.R. 2684); and $885,000,000 shall be for grants, including associated program support costs, to States, federally recognized tribes, interstate agencies, tribal consortia, and air pollution control agencies for multi-media or single media pollution prevention, control and abatement and related activities, including activities pursuant to the provisions set forth under this heading in Public Law 104-134, and for making grants under section 103 of the Clean Air Act for particulate matter monitoring and data collection activities: Provided. That notwithstanding section 603(d)(7) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, the limitation on the amounts in a State water pollution control revolving fund that may be used by a State to administer the fund shall not apply to amounts included as principal in loans made by such fund in fiscal year 2000 and prior years where such amounts represent costs of administering the fund, or by the State of New York for fiscal year 2000 and prior years, costs of capitalizing the fund, to the extent that such amounts are or were deemed reasonable by the Administrator, accounted for separately from other assets in the fund, and used for eligible purposes of the fund, including administration, or, by the State of New York for fiscal year 2000 and prior years, for capitalization of the fund: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 518(f) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Administrator is authorized to use the amounts appropriated for any fiscal year under section 319 of that Act to make grants to Indian Tribes pursuant to section 319(h) and 518(e) of that Act: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, in the case of a publicly owned treatment works in the District of Columbia, the Federal share of grants awarded under title II of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, beginning October 1, 1999 and continuing through September 30, 2001, shall be 80 percent of the cost of construction, and all grants made to such publicly owned treatment works in the District of Columbia may include an advance of allowance under section 201(1)(2): Provided further, That the $2,200,000 appropriated in Public Law 105–276 in accordance with House Report No. 105–769, for a grant to the Charleston, Utah Water Conservancy District, as amended by Public Law 106–31, shall be awarded to Wasatch County, Utah, for water and sewer needs: Provided further, That the funds appropriated under this heading in Public Law 105–276 for the City of Fairbanks, Alaska, water system improvements shall instead be for the MatanuskaSusitna Borough, Alaska, water and sewer improvements: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, all claims for principal and interest registered through grant dispute AA-91-AD34 (05-90-AD09) or any other such dispute hereafter filed by the Environmental Protection Agency relative to water pollution control center and sewer system improvement grants numbers C-390996-01, C390996–2, and C-390996–3 made in 1976 and 1977 are hereby resolved in favor of the grantee.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are authorized to award, from construction grant reallotments to the State of New York of previously appropriated funds, supplemental grant assistance to Nassau County, New York, for additional odor control at the Bay Park and Cedar Creek wastewater treatment plants, notwithstanding initiation of construction or prior State Revolving Fund funding. Nassau County may elect to accept a combined lump-sum of $15,000,000, paid in advance of construction, in lieu of a 75 percent entitlement, to minimize grant and project administration.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY For necessary expenses of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, in carrying out
the purposes of the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6601 and 6671), hire of passenger motor vehicles, and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, not to exceed $2,500 for official reception and representation expenses, and rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia, $5,108,000. COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND
OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY For necessary expenses to continue functions assigned to the Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental Quality pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970, and Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1977, $2,827,000: Provided, That, , notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds other than those appropriated under this heading shall be used for or by the Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental Quality: Provided further. That
That notwithstanding section 202 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970, the Council shall consist of one member, appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, serving as chairman and exercising all powers, functions, and duties of the Council. FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $33,666,000, to be derived from the Bank Insurance Fund, the Savings Association Insurance Fund, and the FSLIC Resolution Fund. FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DISASTER RELIEF (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses in carrying out the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), $300,000,000, and, notwithstanding 42 U.S.C. 5203, to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed $2,900,000 may be transferred to “Emergency Management Planning and Assistance” for the consolidated emergency management performance grant program: Provided, That of the funds made available under this heading in this and prior Appropriations Acts and under section 404 of the Stafford Act to the State of California, $2,000,000 shall be for a pilot project of seismic retrofit technology at California State University, San Bernardino; $6,000,000 shall be for a seismic retrofit project at Loma Linda University Hospital; and $2,000,000 shall be for a seismic retrofit project at the University of Redlands, Redlands: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading in this and prior Appropriations Acts and under section 404 of the Stafford Act to the State of Florida, $1,000,000 shall be for a hurricane protection project for the St. Petersburg campus of South Florida University, and $2,500,000 shall be for a windstorm simulation project at Florida International University, Miami: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading in this and prior Appropriations Acts and under section 404 of the Stafford Act to the State of North Carolina, $1,000,000 shall be for a logistical staging area concept demonstration involving warehouse facilities at the Stanly County Airport: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading in this and prior Appropriations Acts and under section 404 of the Stafford Act to the State of Louisiana, $500,000 shall be for wave monitoring buoys in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.
For an additional amount for “Disaster relief”, $2,480,425,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the entire amount is designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided fur
ther, That the entire amount shall be available only to the extent that an official budget request for a specific dollar amount, that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress. DISASTER ASSISTANCE DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM
ACCOUNT For the cost of direct loans, $1,295,000, as authorized by section 319 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act: Provided, That such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended: Provided further, That these funds are available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans not to exceed $25,000,000.
In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan program, $420,000.
SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, including hire and purchase of motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343; uniforms, or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901–5902; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the maximum rate payable for senior level positions under 5 U.S.C. 5376; expenses of attendance of cooperating officials and individuals at meetings concerned with the work of emergency preparedness, transportation in connection with the continuity of Government programs to the same extent and in the same manner as permitted the Secretary of a Military Department under 10 U.S.C. 2632; and not to exceed $2,500 for official reception and representation expenses, $180,000,000.
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $8,015,000. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND
ASSISTANCE (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, to carry out activities under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.), the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, as amended (15 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.), the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), sections 107 and 303 of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (50 U.S.C. 404-405), and Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978, $267,000,000: Provided, That for purposes of predisaster mitigation pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 5131(b) and (c) and 42 U.S.C. 5196(e) and (i), $25,000,000 of the funds made available under this heading shall be available until expended for project grants: Provided further, That beginning in fiscal year 2000 and each fiscal year thereafter, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of FEMA is authorized to provide assistance from funds appropriated under this heading, subject to terms and conditions as the Director of FEMA shall establish, to any State for multi-hazard preparedness and mitigation through consolidated emergency management performance grants: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, FEMA is authorized to and shall extend its cooperative agreement for the Jones County, Mississippi Emergency Operating Center, and the funds which were obligated as federal matching funds for that Center shall remain available for expenditure until September 30, 2001.
RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUND 5 U.S.C. 3109, $2,622,000, to be deposited into the available for such activity shall remain avail
The aggregate charges assessed during fiscal Consumer Information Center Fund: Provided, able until expended. This provision does not year 2000, as authorized by Public Law 105–276, That the appropriations, revenues and collec apply to the amounts appropriated in “Mission shall not be less than 100 percent of the amounts tions deposited into the fund shall be available support” pursuant to the authorization for reanticipated by FEMA necessary for its radio for necessary expenses of Consumer Information pair, rehabilitation and modification of facililogical emergency preparedness program for the Center activities in the aggregate amount of ties, minor construction of new facilities and adnext fiscal year. The methodology for assess $7,500,000. Appropriations, revenues, and collec ditions to existing facilities, and facility planment and collection of fees shall be fair and eq tions accruing to this fund during fiscal year ning and design. uitable; and shall reflect costs of providing such 2000 in excess of $7,500,000 shall remain in the Notwithstanding the limitation on the availservices, including administrative costs of col fund and shall not be available for expenditure ability of funds appropriated for “Human space lecting such fees. Fees received pursuant to this except as authorized in appropriations Acts. flight”, “Science, aeronautics and technology”, section shall be deposited in the Fund as offset
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE
or “Mission support” by this appropriations ting collections and will become available for
Act, the amounts appropriated for construction authorized purposes on October 1, 2000, and re
of facilities shall remain available until Sep
HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT main available until expended.
tember 30, 2002. EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM
For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, in the conduct and support of human
Notwithstanding the limitation on the availTo carry out an emergency food and shelter space flight research and development activities,
ability of funds appropriated for “Mission supprogram pursuant to title III of Public Law 100–
port" and "Office of Inspector General”, 77, as amended, $110,000,000, to remain available including research, development, operations,
amounts made available by this Act for peruntil expended: Provided, That total adminisand services, maintenance; construction of fa
sonnel and related costs and travel expenses of cilities including repair, rehabilitation, and trative costs shall not exceed three and one-half
the National Aeronautics and Space Adminispercent of the total appropriation. modification of real and personal property, and
tration shall remain available until September acquisition or condemnation of real property, as FLOOD MAP MODERNIZATION FUND authorized by law; space flight, spacecraft con
30, 2000 and may be used to enter into contracts For necessary expenses pursuant to section
for training, investigations, costs associated trol and communications activities including op1360 of the National Flood Insurance Act of
with personnel relocation, and for other serv1968, $5,000,000, and such additional sums as
erations, production, and services, and pur-
ices, to be provided during the next fiscal year. may be provided by State or local governments
Unless otherwise provided for in this Act or in or other political subdivisions for cost shared ation of mission and administrative aircraft,
the joint explanatory statement of the committee mapping activities under section 1360(f)(2), to $5,510,900,000, to remain available until Sep
of conference accompanying this Act, no part of remain available until expended. tember 30, 2001: Provided, That $40,000,000 of the
the funds appropriated for “Human space NATIONAL INSURANCE DEVELOPMENT FUND amount provided in this paragraph shall be
flight” may be used for the development of the Notwithstanding the provisions of 12 U.S.C. available to the space shuttle program only for
International Space Station in excess of the 1735d(b) and 12 U.S.C. 1749bbb-13(b)(6), any inpreparations necessary to carry out a life and
amounts set forth in the budget estimates subdebtedness of the Director of the Federal Emermicro-gravity science mission, to be flown be
mitted as part of the budget request for fiscal gency Management Agency resulting from the tween STS-107 and December 2001.
year 2000. Director borrowing sums under such sections be
SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS AND TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION fore the date of the enactment of this Act to For necessary expenses, not otherwise procarry out title XII of the National Housing Act vided for, in the conduct and support of science,
CENTRAL LIQUIDITY FACILITY shall be canceled, and the Director shall not be
aeronautics and technology research and devel During fiscal year 2000, administrative exobligated to repay such sums or any interest opment activities, including research, develop penses of the Central Liquidity Facility shall thereon, and no further interest shall accrue on
ment, operations, and services; maintenance; not exceed $257,000: Provided, That $1,000,000, such sums.
construction of facilities including repair, reha together with amounts of principal and interest NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE FUND
bilitation, and modification of real and personal on loans repaid, to be available until expended, (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
property, and acquisition or condemnation of is available for loans to community development For activities under the National Flood Insur
real property, as authorized by law; space credit unions. ance Act of 1968, the Flood Disaster Protection flight, spacecraft control and communications
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Act of 1973, as amended, not to exceed activities including operations, production, and
RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES $24,333,000 for salaries and expenses associated services, and purchase, lease, charter, mainte
For necessary expenses in carrying out the with flood mitigation and flood insurance oper nance and operation of mission and administra
National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as ations, and not to exceed $78,710,000 for flood tive aircraft, $5,606,700,000, to remain available
amended (42 U.S.C. 1861–1875), and the Act to mitigation, including up to $20,000,000 for exuntil September 30, 2001.
establish a National Medal of Science (42 U.S.C. penses under section 1366 of the National Flood
1880-1881); services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. Insurance Act, which amount shall be available For necessary expenses, not otherwise pro
3109; maintenance and operation of aircraft and for transfer to the National Flood Mitigation vided for, in carrying out mission support for
purchase of flight services for research support; Fund until September 30, 2001. In fiscal year human space flight programs and science, aero
acquisition of aircraft; $2,966,000,000, of which 2000, no funds in excess of: (1) $47,000,000 for op nautical, and technology programs, including
not to exceed $253,000,000 shall remain available erating expenses; (2) $456,427,000 for agents' research operations and support; space commu
until expended for Polar research and opercommissions and taxes; and (3) $50,000,000 for nications activities including operations, pro
ations support, and for reimbursement to other interest on Treasury borrowings shall be avail duction and services, maintenance; construction
Federal agencies for operational and science able from the National Flood Insurance Fund of facilities including repair, rehabilitation, and
support and logistical and other related activiwithout prior notice to the Committees on Ap modification of facilities, minor construction of
ties for the United States Antarctic program; the propriations. For fiscal year 2000, flood insur new facilities and additions to existing facilities,
balance to remain available until September 30, ance rates shall not exceed the level authorized facility planning and design, environmental
2001: Provided, That receipts for scientific supby the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of compliance and restoration, and acquisition or
port services and materials furnished by the Na1994. condemnation of real property, as authorized by
tional Research Centers and other National Section 1309(a)(2) of the National Flood Insur law; program management; personnel and re
Science Foundation supported research facilities ance Act (42 U.S.C. 4016(a)(2)), as amended by lated costs, including uniforms or allowances
may be credited to this appropriation: Provided Public Law 104–208, is further amended by strik therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901–5902;
further, That to the extent that the amount aping "1999" and inserting "2000".
travel expenses; purchase, lease, charter, mainThe first sentence of section 1376(c) of the Na
propriated is less than the total amount authortenance, and operation of mission and adminis
ized to be appropriated for included program actional Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended trative aircraft; not to exceed $35,000 for official
tivities, all amounts, including floors and ceil(42 U.S.C. 4127(c)), is amended by striking "Sep reception and representation expenses, and pur
ings, specified in the authorizing Act for those tember 30, 1999” and inserting “September 30, chase (not to exceed 33 for replacement only) 2000".
program activities or their subactivities shall be and hire of passenger motor
reduced proportionally: Provided further, That NATIONAL FLOOD MITIGATION FUND $2,515,100,000, to remain available until Sep
$60,000,000 of the funds available under this (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) tember 30, 2001.
heading shall be made available for a comNotwithstanding sections 1366(b)(3)(B)-(C)
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
prehensive research initiative on plant genomes and 1366(f) of the National Flood Insurance Act For necessary expenses of the Office of In for economically significant crop: Provided furof 1968, as amended, $20,000,000 to remain avail
spector General in carrying out the Inspector ther, That none of the funds appropriated or able until September 30, 2001, for activities de General Act of 1978, as amended, $20,000,000.
otherwise made available to the National signed to reduce the risk of flood damage to
Science Foundation in this or any prior Act may structures pursuant to such Act, of which
Notwithstanding the limitation on the avail be obligated or expended by the National $20,000,000 shall be derived from the National
ability of funds appropriated for “Human space Science Foundation to enter into or extend a Flood Insurance Fund.
flight", "Science, aeronautics and technology”, grant, contract, or cooperative agreement for the GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
or “Mission support” by this appropriations support of administering the domain name and CONSUMER INFORMATION CENTER FUND
Act, when any activity has been initiated by the numbering system of the Internet after SepFor necessary expenses of the Consumer Infor incurrence of obligations for construction of fa tember 30, 1998: Provided further, That no funds mation Center, including services authorized by cilities as authorized by law, such amount in this or any other Act shall be used to acquire