PUBLIC LAW 102-154—NOV. 13, 1991 105 STAT. 1019 Labor. pended as the Secretary may direct in conducting activities authorized by 16 U.S.C. 2101 (note), 2101-2110, 1606, and 2111. Of the funds available to the Forest Service, $1,500 is available to the Chief of the Forest Service for official reception and representation expenses. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Forest Service is Disaster authorized to employ or otherwise contract with persons at regular f^^^"*^®' rates of pay, as determined by the Service, to perform work occasioned by emergencies such as fires, storms, floods, earthquakes or any other unavoidable cause without regard to Sundays, Federal holidays, and the regular workweek. As a pilot effort, for the purpose of achieving ecologically defensible management practices, the Kaibab and Dixie National Forests are authorized to apply the value or a reasonable portion of the value of timber removed under a stewardship end result contract as an offset against the cost of stewardship services received including, but not limited to, site preparation, replanting, silviculture programs, recreation, wildlife habitat enhancement, and other multiple-use enhancements on selected projects. Timber removed shall count toward meeting the Congressional expectations for the annual timber harvest. The Forest Service shall conduct a below-cost timber sales study on the Shawnee National Forest, Illinois, in fiscal year 1992. The Forest Service shall work with the purchasers of sales already under contract on the Shawnee National Forest to achieve mutually acceptable modifications to said contracts so that the harvest of timber under such contracts may occur consistent with the expected management prescriptions and/or practices envisioned in the Draft Amendment to the Forest Plan for the Shawnee National Forest issued in 1991. To the greatest extent possible, and pending final approval of the Draft Amendment to the Shawnee National Forest Plan, none of the funds available in this Act shall be used for preparation of timber sales using clearcutting or other forms of even aged management in hardwood stands in the Shawnee National Forest, Illinois. Contracts. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY The first paragraph under this head in Public Law 101-512 is amended by striking the phrase "$150,000,000 on October 1, 1991, $225,000,000 on October 1, 1992" and inserting "$100,000,000 on October 1, 1991, $275,000,000 on October 1, 1992". Notwithstanding the issuance date for the fifth general request for proposals under this head in Public Law 101-512, such request for proposals shall be issued not later than July 6, 1992, and notwithstanding the proviso under this head in Public Law 101-512 regarding the time interval for selection of proposals resulting from such solicitation, project proposals resulting from the fifth general request for proposals shall be selected not later than ten months after the issuance date of the fifth general request for proposals: Provided, That hereafter the fifth general request for proposals shall be subject to all provisos contained under this head in previous appropriations Acts unless amended by this Act. Notwithstanding the provisos under this head in previous appropriations Acts, projects selected pursuant to the fifth general re- 104 Stat. 1944. 42 USC 5903d note.
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