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“(2) COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION.—The term 'community-based organization' means a private nonprofit organization of demonstrated effectiveness or Indian tribe or tribally sanctioned educational authority which is representative of a community or significant segments of a community and which provides educational or related services to individuals in the community. Such term includes a Native Hawaiian or Native American Pacific Islander native language educational organization.
“(3) FAMILY LITERACY SERVICES.—The term 'family literacy services' means services provided to participants on a voluntary basis that are of sufficient intensity in terms of hours, and of sufficient duration, to make sustainable changes in a family, and that integrate all of the following activities:
“(A) Interactive literacy activities between parents and their children.
"(B) Training for parents regarding how to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children.
*(C) Parent literacy training that leads to economic self-sufficiency.
“(D) An age-appropriate education to prepare children for success in school and life experiences.
“(4) IMMIGRANT CHILDREN AND YOUTH.—The term 'immigrant children and youth' means individuals who—
“(A) are aged 3 through 21;
“(C) have not been attending one or more schools in any one or more States for more than three full academic years.
(5) LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT.-The term 'limited English proficient', when used with reference to an individual, means an individual
“(A) aged 3 through 21;
“(ii) comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant and who normally uses a language other than English;
"(iii) is a Native American or Alaska Native or who is a native resident of the outlying areas and who normally uses a language other than English; or
"(iv) is migratory and whose native language is other than English and who normally uses a language other than English; and
"(C) who has sufficient difficulty speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language that the difficulty may deny the individual the opportunity
"(i) to learn successfully in a classroom where the language of instruction is English; or
"(ii) to participate fully in society.
“(6) NATIVE AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGE.—The terms 'Native American' and 'Native American language' shall have the same meaning given such terms in section 103 of the Native American Languages Act of 1990.
“(7) NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR NATIVE AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER NATIVE LANGUAGE EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION.-The term 'Native Hawaiian or Native American Pacific Islander native language educational organization' means a nonprofit organization with a majority of its governing board and employees consisting of fluent speakers of the traditional Native American languages used in their educational programs and with not less than 5 years successful experience in providing educational services in traditional Native American languages.
“(8) NATIVE LANGUAGE.—The term 'native language', when used with reference to an individual who is limited English proficient, means the language normally used by such individual.
“(9) OUTLYING AREA.-The term "outlying area' means any of the following:
“(A) The Virgin Islands of the United States.
“(D) The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
“(10) PARAPROFESSIONAL.—The term 'paraprofessional' means an individual who is employed in preschool, elementary or secondary school under the supervision of a certified or licensed teacher, including individuals employed in educational programs serving limited English proficient children, special education and migrant education.
“(11) STATE.-The term “State' means any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any outlying area.
“(12) TRIBALLY SANCTIONED EDUCATIONAL AUTHORITY.—The term “tribally sanctioned educational authority' means
"(A) any department or division of education operating within the administrative structure of the duly constituted governing body of an Indian tribe; and
“(B) any nonprofit institution or organization that is
"(i) chartered by the governing body of an Indian tribe to operate a school described in section 7113(a) or otherwise to oversee the delivery of educational services to members of the tribe; and
“(ii) approved by the Secretary for the purpose of carrying out programs under subpart 1 of part A for individuals served by a school described in section 7113(a). “SEC. 7402. CONSTRUCTION.
“Nothing in subpart 1 or 2 shall be construed to prohibit a local educational agency from serving limited English proficient children and youth simultaneously with students with similar educational needs, in the same educational settings where appropriate. “SEC. 7403. EVALUATION.
“(a) IN GENERAL.—Each eligible entity that receives a subgrant from a State or a grant from the Secretary under part A shall provide the State or the Secretary, at the conclusion of every second fiscal year during which the subgrant or grant is received, with an evaluation, in a form prescribed by the State or the Secretary, of,
“(1) the programs and activities conducted by the entity with funds received under part A during the two immediately preceding fiscal years;
“(2) the progress made by students in learning the English language and meeting challenging State content standards and challenging State student performance standards;
"(3) the number and percentage of students in the programs and activities attaining English language proficiency by the end of each school year, as determined by a valid and reliable assessment of English proficiency; and
“(4) the progress made by students in meeting challenging State content and challenging State performance standards for each of the 2 years after such students are no longer receiving services under this part.
“(b) USE OF EVALUATION.-An evaluation provided by an eligible entity under subsection (a) shall be used by the entity and the State or the Secretary
“(1) for improvement of programs and activities;
“(2) to determine the effectiveness of programs and activities in assisting children who are limited English proficient to attain English proficiency (as measured consistent with subsection (d)) and meet challenging State content standards and challenging State student performance standards; and
“(3) in determining whether or not to continue funding for specific programs or projects.
"(c) EVALUATION COMPONENTS.—An evaluation provided by an eligible entity under subsection (a) shall include
“(1) an evaluation of whether students enrolling in a program or activity conducted by the entity with funds received under part A
"(A) have attained English proficiency and are meeting
meeting challenging State content standards and challenging State student performance standards; and
"(B) have achieved a working knowledge of the English language that is sufficient to permit them to perform, in English, in a classroom that is not tailored to limited English proficient children; and
“(2) such other information as the State or the Secretary may require.
“(d) EVALUATION MEASURES.-In prescribing the form of an evaluation provided by an entity under subsection (a), a State or the Secretary shall approve evaluation measures, as applicable, for use under subsection (c) that are designed to assess
“(1) oral language proficiency in kindergarten;
“(2) oral language proficiency, including speaking and listening skills, in first grade;
"(3) both oral language proficiency, including speaking and listening skills, and reading and writing proficiency in grades 2 and higher; and
“(4) attainment of challenging State performance standards. "SEC. 7404. CONSTRUCTION.
"Nothing in part A shall be construed as requiring a State or a local educational agency to establish, continue, or eliminate a program of native language instruction. “SEC. 7405. LIMITATION ON FEDERAL REGULA
TIONS. “The Secretary shall issue regulations under this title only to the extent that such regulations are necessary to ensure compliance with the specific requirements of this title. "SEC. 7406. LEGAL AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
LAW. “Nothing in this title shall be construed to negate or supersede the legal authority, under State law, of any State agency, State entity, or State public official over programs that are under the jurisdiction of the State agency, entity, or official. “SEC. 7407. CIVIL RIGHTS.
“Nothing in this title shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with any Federal law guaranteeing a civil right. “SEC. 7408. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.
"Nothing in part A shall be construed to limit the preservation or use of Native American languages as defined in the Native American Languages Act or Alaska Native languages. "SEC. 7409. REPORT.
"The Secretary shall prepare, and submit to the Secretary and to the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate, a report on
(1) the activities carried out part A and the effectiveness of such activities in increasing the English proficiency of limited English proficient children and helping them to meet challenging State content standards and challenging State performance standards;
“(2) the types of instructional programs used under part A to teach limited English proficient children;
“(3) the number of programs, if any, which were terminated from the program because they were not able to reach program goals; and
Mr. KILDEE demanded a recorded vote on passage of said bill, which demand was supported by one-fifth of a quorum, so a recorded vote was ordered.
The vote was taken by electronic device. It was decided in the
358 affirmative .....
"(4) other information gathered as part of the evaluation conducted under section 7403. "SEC. 7410. PROGRAMS FOR NATIVE AMERICANS
AND PUERTO RICO. “Programs authorized under subparts 1 and 2 of part A that serve Native American children, Native Pacific Island children, and children in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, notwithstanding any other provision of part A may include programs of instruction, teacher training, curriculum development, evaluation, and testing designed for Native American children learning and studying Native American languages and children of limited Spanish proficiency, except that a primary outcome of programs serving such children shall be increased English proficiency among such children.". SEC. 902. CONFORMING AMENDMENT TO DE
PARTMENT OF EDUCATION ORGANI
ZATION ACT. (a) IN GENERAL.-The Department of Education Organization Act is amended by striking “Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs" each place such term appears in the text and inserting “Office of Educational Services for Limited English Proficient Children”.
(b) CLERICAL AMENDMENTS.
(1) SECTION 209.—The section heading for section 209 of the Department of Education Organization Act is amended to read as follows:
"OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT CHILDREN". (2) SECTION 216.—The section heading for section 216 of the Department of Education Organization Act is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 216. OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT
CHILDREN.". (3) TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(A) SECTION 209.—The table of contents of the Department of Education Organization Act is amended by amending the item relating to section 209 to read as follows:
“Sec. 209. Office of Educational Services for
Limited English Proficient
Children.”. (B) SECTION 216.—The table of contents of the Department of Education Organization Act is amended by amending the item relating to section 216 to read as follows:
[Roll No. 526]
Peterson (PA) Serrano
Smith (NJ) Walden Regula
Smith (TX) Walsh
Smith (WA) Watkins
Stenholm Weldon (PA)
Taylor (MS) Woolsey
Thompson (CA) Young (AK) Schakowsky Thompson (MS) Young (FL) Scott
Jones (NC) Sensenbrenner
Miller (FL) Sununu
Moran (KS) Tancredo
A motion to reconsider the vote whereby said bill was passed was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said bill.
(118.20 CLERK TO CORRECT
“Sec. 216. Office of Educational Services for
Limited English Proficient
Children.". The bill, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, was read a third time by title.
Mr. HINOJOSA moved to recommit the bill to the Committee on Education and the Workforce with instructions to conduct hearings and promptly report to the House on Title VII regarding the effectiveness of bilingual education and migrant education.
By unanimous consent, the previous question was ordered on the motion to recommit with instructions.
The question being put, viva voce,
Will the House recommit said bill with instructions? The SPEAKER
pro tempore, Mr. PEASE, announced that the nays had it.
So the motion to recommit with instructions was not agreed to.
The question being put, viva voce,
pro tempore, Mr. PEASE, announced that the yeas had it.
On motion of Mr. DEAL, by unanimous consent,
Ordered, That in the engrossment of the foregoing bill the Clerk be authorized to make such technical corrections and conforming changes as may be necessary to reflect the actions of the House in amending the bill.
(118.21 WAIVING POINTS OF ORDER
AGAINST CONSIDERATION OF THE
H.R. 2466 Mr. HASTINGS of Washington, by direction of the Committee on Rules, called up the following resolution (H. Res. 337):
Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2466) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration are waived. The conference report shall be considered as read.
When said resolution was considered. After debate,
By unanimous consent, the previous question was ordered on the resolution to its adoption or rejection.
The question being put, viva voce,
Will the House agree to said resolution?
The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. SHIMKUS, announced that the yeas had it.
Ms. SLAUGHTER objected to the vote on the ground that a quorum was not present and not voting.
A quorum not being present,
The roll was called under clause 6, rule XX, and the call was taken by electronic device.
Yeas 228 When there appeared
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(118.23 INTERIOR APPROPRIATIONS FY
2000 Mr. REGULA, pursuant to House Resolution 337, called up the following conference report (Rept. No. 106-406):
The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 2466) "making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes”, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:
That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:
In lieu of the matter stricken and inserted by said amendment, insert: That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes, namely: TITLE 1-DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT OF LANDS AND RESOURCES For expenses necessary for protection, use, improvement, development, disposal, cadastral surveying, classification, acquisition of easements and other interests in lands, and performance of other functions, including maintenance of facilities, as authorized by law, in the management of lands and their resources under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, including the general administration of the Bureau, and assessment of mineral potential of public lands pursuant to Public Law 96–487 (16 U.S.C. 3150(a)), $644,218,000, to remain available until expended, of which $2,147,000 shall be available for assessment of the mineral potential of public lands in Alaska pursuant to section 1010 of Public Law 96-487 (16 U.S.C. 3150); and of which not to exceed $1,000,000 shall be derived from the special receipt account established by the Land and Water Conservation Act of 1965, as amended (16 U.S.C. 4601–6a(i)); and of which $2,500,000 shall be available in fiscal year 2000 subject to a match by at least an equal amount by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, to such Foundation for cost-shared projects supporting conservation of Bureau lands and such funds shall be advanced to the Foundation as a lump sum grant without regard to when expenses are incurred; in addition, $33,529,000 for Mining Law Administration program operations, including the cost of administering the mining claim fee program; to remain available until expended to be reduced by amounts collected by the Bureau and credited to this appropriation from annual mining claim fees so as to result in a final appropriation estimated at not more than $644,218,000, and $2,000,000, to remain available until expended, from communication site rental fees established by the Bureau for the cost of administering communication site activities, and of which $2,500,000, to remain available until expended, is for coalbed methane Applications for Permits to Drill in the Powder River Basin: Provided, That unless there is a written agreement in place between the coal mining operator and a gas producer, the funds available herein shall not be used to process or approve coalbed methane Applications for Permits to Drill for well sites that are located within an area, which as of the date of the coalbed methane Application for Permit to Drill, are covered by: (1) a coal lease; (2) a coal mining permit; or (3) an application for a coal mining lease: Provided further, That appropriations herein made shall not be available for the destruction of healthy, unadopted, wild horses and burros in the care of the Bureau or its contractors.
WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT For necessary expenses for fire preparedness, suppression operations, emergency rehabilitation and hazardous fuels reduction by the Department of the Interior, $292,282,000, to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed $9,300,000 shall be for the renovation or construction of fire facilities: Provided, That such funds are also available for repayment of advances to other appropriation accounts from which funds were previously transferred for such purposes: Provided further, That unobligated balances of amounts previously appropriated to the “Fire Protection” and “Emergency Department of the Interior Firefighting Fund” may be transferred and merged with this appropriation: Provided further, That persons hired pursuant to 43 U.S.C. 1469 may be furnished subsistence and lodging without cost from funds available from this appropriation: Provided further, That notwithstanding 42 U.S.C. 1856d, sums received by a bureau or office of the Department of the Interior for fire protection rendered pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1856 et seq., protection of United States property, may be credited to the appropriation from which funds were expended to provide that protection, and are available without fiscal year limitation: Provided further, That not more than $58,000 shall be available to the Bureau of Land Management to reimburse Trinity County for erpenses incurred as part of the July 2, 1999 Lowden Fire.
CENTRAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FUND For necessary expenses of the Department of the Interior and any of its component offices and bureaus for the remedial action, including associated activities, of hazardous waste substances, pollutants, or contaminants pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), $10,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, sums recovered from or paid by a party in advance of or as reimbursement for remedial action or response activities conducted by the department pursuant to section 107 or 113(f) of such Act, shall be credited to this account to be available until expended without further appropriation: Provided further, That such sums recovered from or paid by any party are not limited to monetary payments and may include stocks, bonds or other personal or real property, which may be retained, liquidated, or otherwise disposed of by the Secretary and which shall be credited to this account.
CONSTRUCTION For construction of buildings, recreation facilities, roads, trails, and appurtenant facilities, $11,425,000, to remain available until expended.
PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES For expenses necessary to implement the Act of October 20, 1976, as amended (31 U.S.C. 69016907), $135,000,000, of which not to exceed $400,000 shall be available for administrative erpenses: Provided, That no payment shall be made to otherwise eligible units of local government if the computed amount of the payment is less than $100.
LAND ACQUISITION For expenses necessary to carry out sections 205, 206, and 318(d) of Public Law 94-579, including administrative expenses and acquisition of lands or waters, or interests therein, $15,500,000, to be derived from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, to remain available until expended.
OREGON AND CALIFORNIA GRANT LANDS For expenses necessary for management, protection, and development of resources and for construction, operation, and maintenance of access roads, reforestation, and other improvements on the revested Oregon and California Railroad grant lands, on other Federal lands in the Oregon and California land-grant counties of Oregon, and on adjacent rights-of-way; and
acquisition of lands or interests therein including existing connecting roads on or adjacent to such grant lands; $99,225,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 25 percent of the aggregate of all receipts during the current fiscal year from the revested Oregon and California Railroad grant lands is hereby made a charge against the Oregon and California land-grant fund and shall be transferred to the general fund in the Treasury in accordance with the second paragraph of subsection (b) of title II of the Act of August 28, 1937 (50 Stat. 876). FOREST ECOSYSTEMS HEALTH AND RECOVERY
FUND (REVOLVING FUND, SPECIAL ACCOUNT) In addition to the purposes authorized in Public Law 102-381, funds made available in the Forest Ecosystem Health and Recovery Fund can be used for the purpose of planning, preparing, and monitoring salvage timber sales and forest ecosystem health and recovery activities such as release from competing vegetation and density control treatments. The Federal share of receipts (defined as the portion of salvage timber receipts not paid to the counties under 43 U.S.C. 11813 and 43 U.S.C. 1181f-1 et seq., and Public Law 103–66) derived from treatments funded by this account shall be deposited into the Forest Ecosystem Health and Recovery Fund.
RANGE IMPROVEMENTS For rehabilitation, protection, and acquisition of lands and interests therein, and improvement of Federal rangelands pursuant to section 401 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701), notwithstanding any other Act, sums equal to 50 percent of all moneys received during the prior fiscal year under sections 3 and 15 of the Taylor Grazing Act (43 U.S.C. 315 et seq.) and the amount designated for range improvements from grazing fees and mineral leasing receipts from Bankhead-Jones lands transferred to the Department of the Interior pursuant to law,
to law, but not less than $10,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed $600,000 shall be available for administrative expenses. SERVICE CHARGES, DEPOSITS, AND FORFEITURES
For administrative expenses and other costs related to processing application documents and other authorizations for use and disposal of public lands and resources, for costs of providing copies of official public land documents, for monitoring construction, operation, and termination of facilities in conjunction with use authorizations, and for rehabilitation of damaged property, such amounts as may be collected under Public Law 94-579, as amended, and Public Law 93–153, to remain available until expended: Provided, That notwithstanding any provision to the contrary of section 305(a) of Public Law 94–579 (43 U.S.C. 1735(a)), any moneys that have been or will be received pursuant to that section, whether as a result of forfeiture, compromise, or settlement, if not appropriate for refund pursuant to section 305(c) of that Act (43 U.S.C. 1735(c)), shall be available and may be expended under the authority of this Act by the Secretary to improve, protect, or rehabilitate any public lands administered through the Bureau of Land Management which have been damaged by the action of a resource developer, purchaser, permittee, or any unauthorized person, without regard to whether all moneys collected from each such action are used on the exact lands damaged which led to the action: Provided further, That any such moneys that are in excess of amounts needed to repair damage to the exact land for which funds were collected may be used to repair other damaged public lands.
MISCELLANEOUS TRUST FUNDS In addition to amounts authorized to be expended under existing laws, there is hereby appropriated such amounts as may be contributed under section 307 of the Act of October 21, 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701), and such amounts as may be
advanced for administrative costs, surveys, appraisals, and costs of making conveyances of omitted lands under section 211(b) of that Act, to remain available until expended.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Appropriations for the Bureau of Land Management shall be available for purchase, erection, and dismantlement of temporary structures, and alteration and maintenance of necessary buildings and appurtenant facilities to which the United States has title; up to $100,000 for payments, at the discretion of the Secretary, for information or evidence concerning violations of laws administered by the Bureau; miscellaneous and emergency expenses of enforcement activities authorized or approved by the Secretary and to be accounted for solely on his certificate, not to exceed $10,000: Provided, That notwithstanding 44 U.S.C. 501, the Bureau may, under cooperative cost-sharing and partnership arrangements authorized by law, procure printing services from cooperators in connection with jointly produced publications for which the cooperators share the cost of printing either in cash or in services, and the Bureau determines the cooperator is capable of meeting accepted quality standards. UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT For necessary expenses of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, for scientific and economic studies, conservation, management, investigations, protection, and utilization of fishery and wildlife resources, except whales, seals, and sea lions, maintenance of the herd of longhorned cattle on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, general administration, and for the performance of other authorized functions related to such resources by direct expenditure, contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and reimbursable agreements with public and private entities, $716,046,000, to remain available until September 30, 2001, except as otherwise provided herein, of which $11,701,000 shall remain available until expended for operation and maintenance of fishery mitigation facilities constructed by the Corps of Engineers under the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan, authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1976, to compensate for loss of fishery resources from water development projects on the Lower Snake River, and of which not less than $2,000,000 shall be provided to local governments in southern California for planning associated with the Natural Communities Conservation Planning (NCCP) program and shall remain available until expended: Provided, That not less than $1,000,000 for high priority projects which shall be carried out by the Youth Conservation Corps as authorized by the Act of August 13, 1970, as amended: Provided further, That not to exceed $6,232,000 shall be used for implementing subsections (a), (b), (c), and (e) of section 4 of the Endangered Species Act, as amended, for species that are indigenous to the United States (except for processing petitions, developing and issuing proposed and final regulations, and taking any other steps to implement actions described in subsection (c)(2)(A), (c)(2)(B)(i), or (c)(2)(B)(ii): Provided further, That of the amount available for law enforcement, up to $400,000 to remain available until expended, may at the discretion of the Secretary, be used for payment for information, rewards, or evidence concerning violations of laws administered by the Service, and miscellaneous and emergency expenses of enforcement activity, authorized or approved by the Secretary and to be accounted for solely on his certificate: Provided further, That of the amount provided for environmental contaminants, up to $1,000,000 may remain available until expended for contaminant sample analyses: Provided further, That hereafter, all fines collected by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1362–1407) and implementing regulations shall be available to the Secretary, without further appropriation, to be
used for the expenses of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in administering activities for the protection and recovery of manatees, polar bears, sea otters, and walruses, and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, in fiscal year 1999 and thereafter, sums provided by private entities for activities pursuant to reimbursable agreements shall be credited to the "Resource Management" account and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That, heretofore and hereafter, in carrying out work under reimbursable agreements with any State, local, or tribal government, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service may, without regard to 31 U.S.C. 1341 and notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, record obligations against accounts receivable from such entities, and shall credit amounts received from such entities to this appropriation, such credit to occur within 90 days of the date of the original request by the Service for payment: Provided further, That all funds received by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service from responsible parties, heretofore and hereafter, for site-specific damages to National Wildlife Refuge System lands resulting from the exercise of privately-owned oil and gas rights associated with such lands in the States of Louisiana and Texas (other than damages recoverable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (26 U.S.C. 4611 et seq.), the Oil Pollution Act (33 U.S.C. 1301 et seq.), or section 311 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1321 et seq.)), shall be available to the Secretary, without further appropriation and until expended to: (1) complete damage assessments of the impacted site by the Secretary; (2) mitigate or restore the damaged resources; and (3) monitor and study the recovery of such damaged resources.
CONSTRUCTION For construction and acquisition of buildings and other facilities required in the conservation, management, investigation, protection, and utilization of fishery and wildlife resources, and the acquisition of lands and interests therein; $54,583,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, a single procurement for the construction of facilities at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge may be issued which includes the full scope of the project: Provided further, That the solicitation and the contract shall contain the clauses "availability of funds” found at 48 CFR 52.232.18.
LAND ACQUISITION For expenses necessary to carry out the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, as amended (16 U.S.C. 4601-4 through 11), including administrative expenses, and for acquisition of land or waters, or interest therein, in accordance with statutory authority applicable to the United States Fish and
and Wildlife Service, $50,513,000, to be derived from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and to remain available until expended. COOPERATIVE ENDANGERED SPECIES
CONSERVATION FUND For expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543), as amended, $16,000,000, to be derived from the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, and to remain available until expended.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE FUND For expenses necessary to implement the Act of October 17, 1978 (16 U.S.C. 715s), $10,779,000. NORTH AMERICAN WETLANDS CONSERVATION FUND
For expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, Public Law 101–233, as amended, $15,000,000, to remain available until expended. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND APPRECIATION
FUND For necessary expenses of the Wildlife Conservation and Appreciation Fund, $800,000, to remain available until expended.
MULTINATIONAL SPECIES CONSERVATION FUND
For expenses necessary to carry out the African Elephant Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 42014203, 4211-4213, 4221-4225, 4241-4245, and 1538), the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997 (Public Law 105–96; 16 U.S.C. 4261-4266), and the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994 (16 U.S.C. 5301-5306), $2,400,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That funds made available under this Act, Public Law 105– 277, and Public Law 105–83 for rhinoceros, tiger, and Asian elephant conservation programs are exempt from any sanctions imposed against any country under section 102 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2799aa-1). COMMERCIAL SALMON FISHERY CAPACITY
REDUCTION For the Federal share of a capacity reduction program to repurchase Washington State Fraser River Sockeye commercial fishery licenses consistent with the implementation of the "June 30, 1999, Agreement of the United States and Canada on the Treaty Between the Government of the United States and the Government of Canada Concerning Pacific Salmon, 1985". $5,000,000, to remain available until expended, and to be provided in the form of a grant directly to the State of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Appropriations and funds available to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service shall be available for purchase of not to exceed 70 passenger motor vehicles, of which 61 are for replacement only (including 36 for police-type use); repair of damage to public roads within and adjacent to reservation areas caused by operations of the Service; options for the purchase of land at not to exceed $1 for each option; facilities incident to such public recreational uses on conservation areas as are consistent with their primary purpose; and the maintenance and improvement of aquaria, buildings, and other facilities under the jurisdiction of the Service and to which the United States has title, and which are used pursuant to law in connection with management and investigation of fish and wildlife resources: Provided, That notwithstanding 44 U.S.C. 501, the Service may, under cooperative cost sharing and partnership arrangements authorized by law, procure printing services from cooperators in connection with jointly produced publications for which the cooperators share at least one-half the cost of printing either in cash or services and the Service determines the cooperator is capable of meeting accepted quality standards: Provided further, That the Service may accept donated aircraft as replacements for existing aircraft: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior may not spend any of the funds appropriated in this Act for the purchase of lands or interests in lands to be used in the establishment of any new unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System unless the purchase is approved in advance by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations in compliance with the reprogramming procedures contained in Senate Report 105–56.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OPERATION OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM For expenses necessary for the management, operation, and maintenance of areas and facilities administered by the National Park Service (including special road maintenance service to trucking permittees on a reimbursable basis), and for the general administration of the National Park Service, including not less than $1,000,000 for high priority projects within the scope of the approved budget which shall be carried out by the Youth Conservation Corps as authorized by 16 U.S.C. 1706, $1,365,059,000, of which $8,800,000 is for research, planning and interagency coordination in support of land acquisition for Everglades restoration shall remain available until expended, and of which not to exceed $8,000,000, to remain available until ex
pended, is to be derived from the special fee account established pursuant to title V, section 5201 of Public Law 100–203.
NATIONAL RECREATION AND PRESERVATION For expenses necessary to carry out recreation programs, natural programs, cultural programs, heritage partnership programs, environmental compliance and review, international park affairs, statutory or contractual aid for other activities, and grant administration, not otherwise provided for, $53,899,000, of which $2,000,000 shall be available to carry out the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.), and of which $866,000 shall be available until expended for the Oklahoma City National Memorial Trust, notwithstanding 7(1) of Public Law 105–58: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the National Park Service may hereafter recover all fees derived from providing necessary review services associated with historic preservation tax certification, and such funds shall be available until expended without further appropriation for the costs of such review services: Provided further, That no more than $150,000 may be used for overhead and program administrative erpenses for the heritage partnership program.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND For expenses necessary in carrying out the Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470), and the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-333), $45,212,000, to be derived from the Historic Preservation Fund, to remain available until September 30, 2001, of which $10,722,000 pursuant to section 507 of Public Law 104-333 shall remain available until expended: Provided, That of the total amount provided, $30,000,000 shall be for Save America's Treasures for priority preservation projects, including preservation of intellectual and cultural artifacts, preservation of historic structures and sites, and buildings to house cultural and historic resources and to provide educational opportunities: Provided further, That any individual Save America's Treasures grant shall be matched by non-Federal funds: Provided further, That individual projects shall only be eligible for one grant, and all projects to be funded shall be approved by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations prior to the commitment of grant funds: Provided further, That Save America's Treasures funds allocated for Federal projects shall be available by transfer to appropriate accounts of individual agencies, after approval of such projects by the Secretary of the Interior: Provided further, That none of the funds provided for Save America's Treasures may be used for administrative expenses, and staffing for the program shall be available from the existing staffing levels in the National Park Service.
CONSTRUCTION For construction, improvements, repair or replacement of physical facilities, including the modifications authorized by section 104 of the Everglades National Park Protection and Expansion Act of 1989, $224,493,000, to remain available until expended, of which $885,000 shall be for realignment of the Denali National Park entrance road, of which not less than $2,000,000 shall be available for modifications to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial: Provided, That $3,000,000 for the Wheeling National Heritage Area, $3,000,000 for the Lincoln Library, and $3,000,000 for the Southwest Pennsylvania Heritage Area shall be derived from the Historic Preservation Fund pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 470a: Provided further, That the National Park Service will make available 37 percent, not to exceed $1,850,000, of the total cost of upgrading the Mariposa County, California municipal solid waste disposal system: Provided further, That Mariposa County will provide assurance that future use fees paid by the National Park Service will be reflective of the capital contribution made by the National Park Service.