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(d) SUSTAINABLE HARVEST LEVELS FOR FOREST BOTANICAL PRODUCTS.—The Secretary of Agriculture shall conduct appropriate analyses to determine whether and how the harvest of forest botanical products on National Forest System lands can be conducted on a sustainable basis. The Secretary may not permit under the pilot program the harvest of forest botanical products at levels in excess of sustainable harvest levels, as defined pursuant to the Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960 (16 U.S.C. 528 et seq.). The Secretary shall establish procedures and timeframes to monitor and revise the harvest levels established for forest botanical products.
(e) WAIVER AUTHORITY.
(1) PERSONAL USE.-The Secretary of Agriculture shall establish a personal use harvest level for each forest botanical product, and the harvest of a forest botanical product below that level by a person for personal use shall not be subject to charges and fees under subsections (6) and (c).
(2) OTHER EXCEPTIONS.—The Secretary may also waive the application of subsection (b) or (c) pursuant to such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe.
(f) DEPOSIT AND USE OF FUNDS.
(1) DEPOSIT.-Funds collected under the pilot program in accordance with subsections (6) and (c) shall be deposited into a special account in the Treasury of the United States.
(2) FUNDS AVAILABLE.-Funds deposited into the special account in accordance with paragraph (1) in excess of the amounts collected for forest botanical products during fiscal year 1999 shall be available for expenditure by the Secretary of Agriculture under paragraph (3) without further appropriation, and shall remain available for expenditure until the date specified in subsection (h)(2).
(3) AUTHORIZED USES.—The funds made available under paragraph (2) shall be expended at units of the National Forest System in proportion to the charges and fees collected at that unit under the pilot program to pay for
(A) in the case of funds collected under subsection (b), the costs of conducting inventories of forest botanical products, determining sustainable levels of harvest, monitoring and assessing the impacts of harvest levels and methods, and for restoration activities, including any necessary vegetation; and
(B) in the case of fees collected under subsection (c), the costs described in paragraph (1) of such subsection.
(4) TREATMENT OF FEES.—Funds collected under subsections (b) and (c) shall not be taken into account for the purposes of the following laws:
(A) The sixth paragraph under the heading “FOREST SERVICE” in the Act of May 23, 1908 (16 U.S.C. 500) and section 13 of the Act of March 1, 1911 (commonly known as the Weeks Act; 16 U.S.C. 500).
(B) The fourteenth paragraph under the heading “FOREST SERVICE"' in the Act of March 4, 1913 (16 U.S.C. 501).
(C) Section 33 of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act (7 U.S.C. 1012).
(D) The Act of August 8, 1937, and the Act of May 24, 1939 (43 U.S.C. 1181a et seq.).
(E) Section 6 of the Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the Recreation and Public Purposes Act; 43 U.S.C. 869–4).
(F) Chapter 69 of title 31, United States Code.
(G) Section 401 of the Act of June 15, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 715s).
(H) Section 4 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 4601–6a).
(1) Any other provision of law relating to revenue allocation.
(g) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.—As soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year in which the Secretary of Agriculture collects charges and fees under subsections (b) and (c) or expends funds from the special account under subsection (f), the Secretary shall submit to the Congress a report summarizing the activities of the Secretary under the pilot program, including
the funds generated under subsections (6) and (c), the expenses incurred to carry out the pilot program, and the expenditures made from the special account during that fiscal year.
(h) DURATION OF PILOT PROGRAM.
(1) CHARGES AND FEES.--The Secretary of Agriculture may collect charges and fees under the authority of subsections (b) and (c) only during fiscal years 2000 through 2004.
(2) USE OF SPECIAL ACCOUNT.—The Secretary may make expenditures from the special account under subsection (f) until September 30 of the fiscal year following the last fiscal year specified in paragraph (1). After that date, amounts remaining in the special account shall be transferred to the general fund of the Treasury.
SEC. 340. Title III, section 3001 of Public Law 106-31 is amended by inserting after "Alabama,' the following: in fiscal year 1999 or 2000”.
SEC. 341. (a) The authority to enter into stewardship contracting demonstration pilot projects provided to the Forest Service in accordance with section 347 of title III of section 101(e) of division A of Public Law 105–277 is hereby expanded to authorize the Forest Service to enter into an additional nine projects in Region One.
(b) Section 347 of title III of section 101(e) of division A of Public Law 105–277 is hereby amended
(1) in subsection (a)—
(A) by inserting", via agreement or contract as appropriate,” before “may enter into”; and
(B) by striking "(28) contracts with private persons and” and inserting “(28) stewardship contracting demonstration pilot projects with private persons or other public or private”;
(2) in subsection (b), by striking "contract" and inserting "project";
(3) in subsection (c)
(A) in the heading, by inserting "Agreements or” before “Contracts”;
(B) in paragraph (1)
(i) by striking "a contract” and inserting "an agreement or contract'; and
(ii) by striking private contracts" and inserting "private agreements or contracts”;
(C) in paragraph (3), by inserting “agreement or” before “contracts”; and
(D) in paragraph (4), by inserting “agreement or” before “contracts”;
(4) in subsection (d)
(A) in paragraph (1), by striking "a contract” and inserting “an agreement or contract”; and
(B) in paragraph (2), by striking “a contract” and inserting "an agreement or contract”; and
(5) in subsection (g)—
(A) in the first sentence by striking “contract and inserting “pilot project”; and
(B) in the last sentence
(i) by inserting "agreements or” before "contracts”; and
(ii) by inserting “agreements or” before “contract”.
SEC. 342. Notwithstanding section 343 of Public Law 105–83, increases in recreation residence fees shall be implemented in fiscal year 2000 only to the extent that the fiscal year 2000 fees do not exceed the fiscal year 1999 fee by more than $2,000.
SEC. 343. Federal monies appropriated for the purchase of land or interests in land by the United States Forest Service (“Forest Service”) in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (“CRGNSA”) shall be used by the Forest Service in compliance with the acquisition protocol set out in this section,
(a)(1) ACQUISITIONS.—The Secretary of Agriculture ("the Secretary'') is directed to make every reasonable effort to acquire on or before March 15, 2000, pursuant to his existing authority, land acquisition projects which the Forest Service has determined to have been delayed for a significant time or which have not yet been completed despite past direction through report language from either the House or Senate Appropriations Committee ("the Committees”).
(2) For the purposes of appraising the value of the lands or interests in land the Forest Service may, at its discretion, apply the standard found
in A-10 of the Uniform Standards of Appraisal for Federal Land Acquisitions as required by Public Law 91-646, as amended, even if the lands or interests in land were purchased by the current title holder subsequent to the enactment of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act (Public Law 99-663) and before the effective date of this Act.
(6) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—On or before February 15, 2000, the Secretary shall submit to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees a report detailing the status of the potential land acquisitions referenced above as well as any other pending purchases of land or interests in land in the CRGNSA. If any of the lands or interests in land referenced above have not been acquired by February 15, 2000, the report should detail the specific issue or issues preventing the acquisition or acquisitions from being completed.
(c) MEDIATION.-If the Secretary's report, as described in subsection (6) details issues other than disagreement over fair market value which are preventing acquisitions from occurring, the Secretary is directed to immediately make available to the prospective seller or sellers non-binding mediation in an attempt to resolve these non-fair market value issues. The Secretary shall submit to the Committees a report on the status of any mediation on or before April 15, 2000. The Secretary and prospective seller may mediate any disagreement over fair market value if both the Secretary and prospective seller agree mediation has the potential to resolve the fair market value disagreement.
(d) ARBITRATION REQUIREMENT.-Any issues concerning differences between the Secretary and the owners of the land or interest in land referenced in subsection (a)(1) over the fair market value of these lands or interests in land not resolved before April 15, 2000, shall be resolved using the arbitration process set out in subsections (e) through (g) of this section.
(e) SELECTION OF ARBITRATION PANEL.-On or before April 15, 2000, the Secretary and the prospective seller each shall designate one arbitrator, and instruct these two arbitrator designees to appoint before May 1, 2000, a third arbitrator upon whom the arbitrator designees mutually agree. At least two of the three arbitrators shall be State certified appraisers possessing qualifications consistent with State regulatory requirements that meet the intent of title XI, Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, shall not be employed by the United States of America, the prospective seller, or the prospective seller's current or former legal counsel. The third arbitrator shall be a member in good standing of either the bars of Washington or Oregon and shall not be employed by the United States of America, the prospective seller, or the prospective seller's current or former legal counsel. Total compensation for the arbitration panel shall not exceed $15,000.
(f) WRITTEN MATERIAL.-The Secretary and prospective seller each may submit a maximum of 20 pages of argument to the arbitration panel, in a format consistent with the format for submitting written arguments established by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Exhibits, affidavit, or declarations shall not be submitted. No other written material may be submitted to the arbitration panel except a copy of this legislation and copies of qualified appraisals. The term “qualified appraisals” shall be limited to appraisals prepared by State-certified appraisers possessing qualifications consistent with the State regulatory requirements that meet the intent of title XI, Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, and complying with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, which were submitted to the Secretary or prepared at the direction of the Secretary either prior to the effective date of this legislation or between the effective date and February 15, 2000. The Secretary and the prospective seller may submit no more than one qualified appraisal each to the arbitration panel. Neither the Secretary nor the prospective seller may submit to the arbitration
panel any qualified appraisal not provided to the Secretary or the prospective seller on or before February 15, 2000. All written materials must be submitted to the arbitration panel on or before May 15, 2000.
(g) DECISION OF THE ARBITRATION PANEL.— On or before July 15, 2000, the arbitration panel shall convey to the prospective seller and the Secretary one of the following findings: (1) that neither qualified appraisal complies with Public Law 91–646 and with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition (1992); or (2) that at least one of the qualified appraisals complies with Public Law 91–646 and with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (1992), together with an advisory decision recommending an amount the Secretary should offer the prospective seller for his or her interest in real property. Upon receipt of a recommendation by the arbitration panel, the Secretary shall immediately notify the prospective seller and the CRGNSA of the day the recommendation was received. The Secretary shall make a determination to adopt or reject the arbitration panel's advisory decision and notify the prospective seller and the CRGNSA of his determination within 45 days of receipt of the advisory decision. If at least one of the appraisals complies with Public Law 91-646, and with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition, the arbitration panel shall also make an advisory finding on what portion of the arbitration panel's fees should be paid by the Secretary and what portion of the arbitration panel's fees should be paid by the prospective seller. The arbitration panel is authorized to recommend these fees be borne entirely by either the Secretary or the prospective seller.
(h) ADMISSIBILITY.-Neither the fact that arbitration pursuant to this section has occurred nor the recommendation of the arbitration panel shall be admissible in any court or administrative hearing.
(i) EXPIRATION DATE.—This section shall remain in effect without respect to fiscal year limitations and expire on December 31, 2000.
SEC. 344. A project undertaken by the Forest Service under the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program as authorized by section 315 of the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1996, as amended, shall not result in
(1) displacement of the holder of an authorization to provide commercial recreation services on Federal lands. Prior to initiating any project, the Secretary shall consult with potentially affected holders to determine what impacts the project may have on the holders. Any modifications to the authorization shall be made within the terms and conditions of the authorization and authorities of the impacted agency.
(2) the return of a commercial recreation service to the Secretary for operation when such services have been provided in the past by a private sector provider, except when
(A) the private sector provider fails to bid on such opportunities;
(B) the private sector provider terminates its relationship with the agency; or
(C) the agency revokes the permit for noncompliance with the terms and conditions of the authorization. In such cases, the agency may use the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program to provide for operations until a subsequent operator can be found through the offering of a new prospectus.
SEC. 345. NATIONAL FOREST-DEPENDENT RURAL COMMUNITIES ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION. (a) FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.-Section 2373 of the National Forest-Dependent Rural Communities Economic Diversification Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6611) is amended
(1) in subsection (a)
(A) in paragraph (2), by striking “national forests" and inserting "National Forest System land”;
(B) in paragraph (4), by striking “the national forests” and inserting “National Forest System land":
(C) in paragraph (5), by striking “forest resources” and inserting “natural resources”; and
(D) in paragraph (6), by striking “national forest resources” and inserting “National Forest System land resources”; and (2) in subsection (b)(1)
(A) by striking “national forests” and inserting “National Forest System land”; and
(B) by striking “forest resources" and inserting "natural resources".
(b) DEFINITIONS.-Section 2374(1) of the National Forest-Dependent Rural Communities Economic Diversification Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6612(1)) is amended by striking "forestry” and inserting "natural resources".
(c) RURAL FORESTRY AND ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION ACTION TEAMS.-Section 2375(b) of the National Forest-Dependent Rural Communities Economic Diversification Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6613(b)) is amended
(1) in the first sentence, by striking “forestry” and inserting “natural resources”; an
(2) in the second and third sentences, by striking “national forest resources” and inserting “National Forest System land resources".
(d) ACTION PLAN IMPLEMENTATION.-Section 2376(a) of the National Forest-Dependent Rural Communities Economic Diversification Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6614(a)) is amended
(1) by striking “forest resources” and inserting "natural resources"; and
(2) by striking "national forest resources" and inserting “National Forest System land resources”.
(e) TRAINING AND EDUCATION.—Paragraphs (3) and (4) of section 2377(a) of the National ForestDependent Rural Communities Economic Diversification Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6615(a) are amended by striking "national forest resources" and inserting “National Forest System land resources".
(f) LOANS TO ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED RURAL COMMUNITIES.—Paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 2378(a) of the National Forest-Dependent Rural Communities Economic Diversification Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6616(a)) are amended by striking “national forest resources' and inserting “National Forest System land resources”.
SEC. 346. INTERSTATE 90 LAND EXCHANGE. (a) Section 604(a) of the Interstate 90 Land Exchange Act of 1998 (Public Law 105–277; 112 Stat. 2681–326 (1998)) is hereby amended by adding at the end of the first sentence: “except title to offered lands and interests in lands described in subparagraphs (Q), (R), (S), and (T) of section 605(c)(2) must be placed in escrow by Plum Creek, according to terms and conditions acceptable to the Secretary and Plum Creek, for a 3year period beginning on the later of the date of the enactment of this Act or consummation of the exchange. During the period the lands are held in escrow, Plum Creek shall not undertake any activities on these lands, except for fire suppression and road maintenance, without the approval of the Secretary, which shall not be unreasonably withheld”.
(6) Section 604(b) of the Interstate 90 Land Exchange Act of 1998 (Public Law 105–277; 112 Stat. 2681–326 (1998)) is hereby amended by inserting after “offered land” the following: “as provided in section 604(a), and placement in escrow of acceptable title to the offered lands described in subparagraphs (Q), (R), (S), and (T) of section 605(c)(2)".
(C) Section 604(b) is further amended by adding the following at the end of the first sentence: "except Township 19 North, Range 10 East, W.M., Section 4, Township 20 North, Range 10 East, W.M., Section 32, and Township 21 North, Range 14 East, W.M., W1/2W1/2 of Section 16, which shall be retained by the United States”. The appraisal approved by the Secretary of Agriculture on July 14, 1999 (the "Appraisal”) shall be adjusted by subtracting the values determined for Township 19 North, Range 10 East, W.M., Section 4 and Township 20 North, Range 10 East, W.M., Section 32 during the Appraisal process in the context of the whole estate to be conveyed.
(d) After adjustment of the Appraisal, the values of the offered and selected lands, including the offered lands held in escrow, shall be equalized as provided in section 605(c) except that the Secretary also may equalize values through the following, including any combination thereof
(1) conveyance of any other lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary acceptable to Plum Creek and the Secretary after compliance with all applicable Federal environmental and other laws, and
(2) to the extent sufficient acceptable lands are not available pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection, cash payments as and to the extent funds become available through appropriations, private sources, or, if necessary, by reprogramming.
(e) The Secretary shall promptly seek to identify lands acceptable for conveyance to equalize values under paragraph (1) of subsection (d) and shall, not later than May 1, 2000, provide a report to the Congress outlining the results of such efforts.
(f) As funds or lands are provided to Plum Creek by the Secretary, Plum Creek shall release to the United States deeds for lands and interests in land held in escrow based on the values determined during the Appraisal process in the context of the whole estate to be conveyed. Deeds shall be released for lands and interests in lands in the exact reverse order listed in section 605(c)(2).
(9) Section 606(d) is hereby amended to read as follows: "the Secretary and Plum Creek shall make the adjustments directed in section 604(b) and consummate the land exchange within 30 days of the enactment of the Interstate 90 Land Exchange Amendment, unless the Secretary and Plum Creek mutually agree to extend the consummation date”.
SEC. 347. THE SNOQUALMIE NATIONAL FOREST BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT ACT OF 1999. (a) IN GENERAL.-The boundary of the Snoqualmie National Forest is hereby adjusted as generally depicted on a map entitled “Snoqualmie National Forest 1999 Boundary Adjustment" dated June 30, 1999. Such map, together with a legal description of all lands included in the boundary adjustment, shall be on file and available for public inspection in the office of the Chief of the Forest Service in Washington, District of Columbia. Nothing in this subsection shall limit the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture to adjust the boundary pursuant to section 11 of the Weeks Law of March 1, 1911.
(6) RULE FOR LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND.—For the purposes of section 7 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 4601–9), the boundary of the Snoqualmie National Forest, as adjusted by subsection (a), shall be considered to be the boundary of the Forest as of January 1, 1965.
SEC. 348. Section 1770(d) of the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 2276(d)) is amended by redesignating paragraph (10) as paragraph (11) and by inserting after paragraph (9) the following new paragraph:
"(10) section 3(e) of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Research Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 1642(e));”.
SEC. 349. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to implement or enforce any provision in Presidential Executive Order No. 13123 regarding the Federal Energy Management Program which circumvents or contradicts any statutes relevant to Federal energy use and the measurement thereof.
SEC. 350. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the physical relocation of grizzly bears into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho and Montana.
SEC. 351. YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS AND RELATED PARTNERSHIPS. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, there shall be available for high priority projects which shall be carried out by the Youth Conservation Corps as authorized by Public Law 91–378, or related partnerships with non-Federal youth conserva
tion corps or entities such as the Student Conservation Association, up to $1,000,000 of the funds available to the Bureau of Land Management under this Act, in order to increase the number of summer jobs available for youths, ages 15 through 22, on Federal lands.
(b) Within 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior shall jointly submit a report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives that includes the following
(1) the number of youths, ages 15 through 22, employed during the summer of 1999, and the number estimated to be employed during the summer of 2000, through the Youth Conservation Corps, the Public Land Corps, or a related partnership with a State, local or nonprofit youth conservation corps or other entities such as the Student Conservation Association;
(2) a description of the different types of work accomplished by youths during the summer of 1999;
(3) identification of any problems that prevent or limit the use of the Youth Conservation Corps, the Public Land Corps, or related partnerships to accomplish projects described in subsection (a);
(4) recommendations to improve the use and effectiveness of partnerships described in subsection (a); and
(5) an analysis of the maintenance backlog that identifies the types of projects that the Youth Conservation Corps, the Public Land Corps, or related partnerships are qualified to complete.
SEC. 352. (a) NORTH PACIFIC RESEARCH BOARD.-Section 401 of Public Law 105–83 is amended as follows:
(1) In subsection (C)
(A) by striking "available for appropriation, to the extent provided in the subsequent appropriations Acts,” and inserting “made available”;
(B) by inserting "To the extent provided in the subsequent appropriations Acts," at the beginning of paragraph (1);
(C) by inserting “without further appropriation” after “20 percent of such amounts shall be made available"; and
(2) by striking subsection (f).
SEC. 353. None of the funds in this Act may be used by the Secretary of the Interior to issue a prospecting permit for hardrock mineral exploration on Mark Twain National Forest land in the Current River/Jack's Fork River-Eleven Point Watershed (not including Mark Twain National Forest land in Townships 31N and 32N, Range 2 and Range 3 West, on which mining activities are taking place as of the date of the enactment of this Act): Provided, That none of the funds in this Act may be used by the Secretary of the Interior to segregate or withdraw land in the Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri under section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1714).
SEC. 354. Public Law 105–83, the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of November 17, 1997, title III, section 331 is hereby amended by adding before the period: “: Provided further, That to carryout the provisions of this section, the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service may establish Transfer Appropriation Accounts (also known as allocation accounts) as needed”.
SEC. 355. WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST.The Forest Service shall extend the public comment period on the White River National Forest plan revision for 90 days beyond February 9, 2000.
SEC. 356. The first section of Public Law 99215 (99 Stat. 1724), as amended by section 597 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-53), is further amended
(1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (e); and
(2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsections:
"(c) The National Capital Planning Commission shall vacate and terminate an Easement and Declaration of Covenants, dated February 2, 1989, conveyed by the owner of the adjacent real property pursuant to subsection (b)(1)(D) in exchange for, and not later than 30 days after, the vacation and termination of the Deed of Easement, dated January 4, 1989, conveyed by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission pursuant to subsection (b)(1).
"(d) Effective on the date of the enactment of this subsection, the memorandum of May 7, 1985, and any amendments thereto, shall terminate.”
SEC. 357. (a) The Secretary of the Interior, as part of the President's budget submittal for fiscal year 2001, shall include a detailed plan for implementing the recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council's study entitled “Hardrock Mining on Federal Lands", including information on the levels of funding and personnel utilized to administer the existing hardrock mining environmental and reclamation regulations of the Bureau of Land Management in fiscal years 1999 and 2000, as well as recommended appropriations for fiscal year 2001 and thereafter to achieve the improvements in the implementation of those regulations recommended by the study. The Secretary's plan shall also include proposed legislation deemed necessary to implement any of the study's recommendations including proposals addressing: (1) statutory authorities for Federal land managing agencies to issue administrative penalties for violations of their regulatory requirements, subject to appropriate due process, and (2) appropriate modifications to existing environmental laws to allow and promote the cleanup of abandoned mine sites in or adjacent to new mine areas.
(b) None of the funds in this Act may be used by the Secretary of the Interior to promulgate final rules to revise 43 CFR subpart 3809, or to finalize the accompanying draft environmental impact statement. TITLE IV-MISSISSIPPI NATIONAL FOREST
IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1999 SEC. 401. SHORT TITLE.
This title may be cited as the “Mississippi National Forest Improvement Act of 1999". SEC. 402. DEFINITIONS.
In this title:
(1) AGREEMENT.-The term "Agreement" means the Agreement described in section 405(a).
(2) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture.
(3) STATE.-The term “State” means the State of Mississippi.
(4) UNIVERSITY.—The term “University” means the University of Mississippi.
(5) UNIVERSITY LAND.-The term “University land” means land described in section 404(a). SEC. 403. CONVEYANCE OF ADMINISTRATIVE
SITES AND SMALL PARCELS. (a) ÎN GENERAL.—The Secretary may, under such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe, sell or exchange any or all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the following tracts of land in the State:
(1) Gulfport Laboratory Site, consisting of approximately 10 acres, as depicted on the map entitled “Gulfport Laboratory Site, May 21, 1998”.
(2) Raleigh Dwelling Site No. 1, consisting of approximately 0.44 acre, as depicted on the map entitled “Raleigh Dwelling Site No. 1, May 21, 1998”.
(3) Raleigh Dwelling Site No. 2, consisting of approximately 0.47 acre, as depicted on the map entitled “Raleigh Dwelling Site No. 2, May 21, 1998”.
(4) Rolling Fork Dwelling Site, consisting of approximately 0.303 acre, as depicted on the map entitled "Rolling Fork Dwelling Site, May 21, 1998”.
(5) Gloster Dwelling Site, consisting of approximately 0.55 acre, as depicted on the map entitled “Gloster Dwelling Site, May 21, 1998”.
(6) Gloster Office Site, consisting of approximately 1.00 acre, as depicted on the map entitled "Gloster Office Site, May 21, 1998”.
(7) Gloster Work Center Site, consisting of approximately 2.00 acres, as depicted on the map entitled “Gloster Work Center Site, May 21, 1998”.
(8) Holly Springs Dwelling Site, consisting of approximately 0.31 acre, as depicted on the map entitled “Holly Springs Dwelling Site, May 21, 1998”.
(9) Isolated parcels of National Forest land located in Township 5 South, Ranges 12 and 13 West, and in Township 3 North, Range 12 West, sections 23, 33, and 34, St. Stephens Meridian.
(10) Isolated parcels of National Forest land acquired after the date of the enactment of this Act from the University of Mississippi located in George and Jackson Counties.
(11) Approximately 20 acres of National Forest land and structures located in Township 6 North, Range 3 East, Section 30, Washington Meridian.
(b) CONSIDERATION.—Consideration for a sale or exchange of land under subsection (a) may include the acquisition of land, existing improvements, or improvements constructed to the specifications of the Secretary.
(c) APPLICABLE LAW.-Except as otherwise provided in this section, any sale or exchange of land under subsection (a) shall be subject to the laws (including regulations) applicable to the conveyance and acquisition of land for the National Forest System.
(d) CASH EQUALIZATION.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may accept a cash equalization payment in excess of 25 percent of the value of land exchanged under subsection (a).
(e) SOLICITATION OF OFFERS.
(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may solicit offers for the sale or exchange of land under this section on such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe.
(2) REJECTION OF OFFERS.—The Secretary may reject any offer made under this section if the Secretary determines that the offer is not adequate or not in the public interest.
(f) DEPOSIT OF PROCEEDS.-The Secretary shall deposit the proceeds of a sale or exchange under subsection (a) in the fund established under Public Law 90–171 (16 U.S.C. 484a) (commonly known as the “Sisk Act”).
(g) USE OF PROCEEDS.-Funds deposited under subsection (f) shall be available until expended for
(1) the construction of a research laboratory and office facility at the Forest Service administrative site located at the Mississippi State University at Starkville, Mississippi;
(2) the acquisition, construction, or improvement of administrative facilities in connection with units of the National Forest System in the State; and
(3) the acquisition of land and interests in land for units of the National Forest System in the State. SEC. 404. DE SOTO NATIONAL FOREST ADDITION.
(a) ACQUISITION.-The Secretary may acquire for fair market value all right, title, and interest in land owned by the University of Mississippi within or near the boundaries of the De Soto National Forest in Stone, George, and Jackson Counties, Mississippi, comprising approximately 22,700 acres.
(b) BOUNDARIES. —
(1) IN GENERAL.—The boundaries of the De Soto National Forest shall be modified as depicted on the map entitled “De Soto National Forest Boundary Modification-April, 1999" to include any acquisition of University land under this section.
(2) AVAILABILITY OF MAP.—The map described in paragraph (1) shall be available for public inspection in the office of the Chief of the Forest Service in Washington, District of Columbia.
(3) ALLOCATION OF MONEYS FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES.— For the purpose of section 7 of the Land
By unanimous consent, the previous question was ordered on the conference report to its adoption or rejection.
The question being put,
Will the House agree to said conference report?
The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. SHIMKUS, announced that pursuant to clause 10 of rule XX the yeas and nays were ordered, and the call was taken by electronic device.
It was decided in the Yeas ....... 225 affirmative ....
and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 SEC. 406. DISPOSITION OF FUNDS FROM LAND
land conveyances authorized under section 405
in the fund established under Public Law 90–171
subsection (a) shall be available until expended
(1) the Act entitled “An Act making appro-
priations for the Department of Agriculture for
the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen
(2) section 13 of the Act of March 1, 1911 (36
(3) any other law.
pears and inserting information such as geo-
referenced data from all sources,”; (a) IN GENERAL.-The Agreement dated April
(2) by striking "(not less than estimated cost 24, 1999, entered into between the Secretary, the
of furnishing such reproductions)”; and State, and the Franklin County School Board
(3) by inserting after “determine the folthat provides for the Federal acquisition of land
lowing: “(but not less than the estimated costs owned by the State for the construction of the
of data processing, updating, revising, reforFranklin Lake Dam in Franklin County, Mis
matting, repackaging and furnishing the reprosissippi, is ratified and the parties to the Agree
ductions and information)”. ment are authorized to implement the terms of
SEC. 408. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. the Agreement.
There are authorized to be appropriated such (6) FEDERAL GRANT.
sums as are necessary to carry out this Act. (1) IN GENERAL.-Subject to reservations and
TITLE V-UNITED MINE WORKERS OF exceptions contained in the Agreement, there is
AMERICA COMBINED BENEFIT FUND granted and quit claimed to the State all right,
SEC. 501. Notwithstanding any other provision title, and interest of the United States in the
of law, an amount of $68,000,000 in interest credfederally-owned land described in Exhibit A to
ited to the fund established by section 401 of the the Agreement.
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (2) MANAGEMENT.-The land granted to the
1977 (30 U.S.C. 1231) for fiscal years 1993
through 1995 not transferred to the Combined
Fund identified in section 402(h)(2) of such Act
shall be transferred to such Combined Fund (1) IN GENERAL.- All right, title, and interest
within 30 days after the enactment of this Act to in and to the 655.94 acres of land described as
pay the amount of any shortfall in any premium Exhibit B to the Agreement is vested in the
account for any plan year under the Combined United States along with the right of immediate
Fund. The entire amount transferred by this possession by the Secretary.
section is designated by the Congress as an (2) COMPENSATION.—Compensation owed to
emergency requirement pursuant to section
251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emer-
gency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
This Act may be cited as the “Department of ment.
the Interior and Related Agencies Appropria(d) CORRECTION OF DESCRIPTIONS.—The Sec
tions Act, 2000”. retary and the Secretary of State of the State
And the Senate agree to the same. may, by joint modification of the Agreement,
RALPH REGULA, make minor corrections to the descriptions of the
CHARLES H. TAYLOR,
GEORGE R. NETHERCUTT, (1) IN GENERAL.-Any cash equalization in
JR., debtedness owed to the United States pursuant
ZACH WAMP, to the Agreement shall be secured only by the
JOHN E. PETERSON,
JOHN P. MURTHA
Except for NEA fund-
ing. Sec. 337 (mill-
sites) and Sec. 357 (1) due to fire, insects, natural disaster, or other
(hard rock mining),
Managers on the Part of the House.
PETE V. DOMENICI,
CONRAD BURNS, liens on the granted land described in Exhibit A
R. F. BENNETT, of the Agreement.
[Roll No. 528]
(118.25 FURTHER MESSAGE FROM THE
SENATE A further message from the Senate by Mr. Lundregan, one of its clerks, announced that the Senate had passed with an amendment in which the concurrence of the House is requested, a bill of the House of the following title:
H.R. 1180. An Act to amend the Social Security Act to expand the availability of health care coverage for working individuals with disabilities, to establish a Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program in the Social Security Administration to provide such individuals with meaningful opportunities to work, and for other purposes.
The message also announced that the Senate insists upon its amendment to the bill (H.R. 1180) “An Act to amend the Social Security Act to expand the availability of health care coverage for working individuals with disabilities, to establish a Ticket to Work and SelfSufficiency Program in the Social Security Administration to provide such individuals with meaningful opportunities to work, and for other purposes” requests a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon, and appoints Mr. ROTH, Mr. LOTT, and Mr. MOYNIHAN, to be the conferees on the part of the Senate.
stitute for failure to comply with clause 4 of rule XXI are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules. Each amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The Chairman of the Committee of the whole may: (1) postpone until a time during further consideration in the Committee of the Whole a request for a recorded vote on any amendment; and (2) reduce to five minutes the minimum time for electronic voting on any postponed question that follows another electronic vote without intervening business, provided that the minimum time for electronic voting on the first in any series of questions shall be 15 minutes. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instruction.
When said resolution was considered. After debate,
On motion of Ms. PRYCE of Ohio, 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.
Mr. MOAKLEY 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 When there appeared
... 214 Nays
(118.26 PROVIDING FOR THE
CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 2260 Ms. PRYCE of Ohio, by direction of the Committee on Rules, reported (Rept. No. 106-409) the resolution (H. Res. 339) providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2260) to amend the Controlled Substances Act to promote pain management and palliative care without permitting assisted suicide and euthanasia, and for other purposes.
When said resolution and report were referred to the House Calendar and ordered printed. (118.27 PROVIDING FOR THE
CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 2300 Ms. PRYCE of Ohio, by direction of the Committee on Rules, called up the following resolution (H. Res. 338):
Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2300) to allow a State to combine certain funds to improve the academic achievement of all its students. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed two hours equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the fiveminute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill, modified by the amendments printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. Points of order against that amendment in the nature of a sub
So the conference report was agreed to.
A motion to reconsider the vote whereby said conference report was agreed to was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.
Ordered, That the Clerk notify the Senate thereof.
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