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112 STAT. 2681-271 PUBLIC LAW 105-277—OCT. 21, 1998 GIFTS, DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS FOR FOREST AND RANGELAND RESEARCH For expenses authorized by 16 U.S.C. 1643(b), $92,000, to remain available until expended, to be derived from the fund established pursuant to the above Act. MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL FOREST LANDS FOR SUBSISTENCE USES SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT, FOREST SERVICE For necessary expenses of the Forest Service to manage federal lands in Alaska for subsistence uses under the provisions of Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (Public Law 96-487 et seq.) except in areas described in section 339(a)(l)(A) and (B) of this Act, $3,000,000 to become available on September 30, 1999, and remain available until expended: Provided, That if prior to October 1, 1999, the Secretary of the Interior determines that the Alaska State Legislature has approved a bill or resolution to amend the Constitution of the State of Alaska that, if approved by the electorate, would enable the implementation of state laws of general applicability which are consistent with, and which provide for the definition, preference and participation specified in sections 803, 804, and 805 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall make a $3,000,000 grant to the State of Alaska for the purpose of assisting that State in fulfilling its responsibilities under sections 803, 804, and 805 of that Act. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS, FOREST SERVICE Appropriations to the Forest Service for the current fiscal year shall be available for: (1) purchase of not to exceed 177 passenger motor vehicles of which 22 will be used primarily for law enforcement purposes and of which 176 shall be for replacement; acquisition of 25 passenger motor vehicles from excess sources, and hire of such vehicles; operation and maintenance of aircraft, the purchase of not to exceed two for replacement only, and acquisition of sufficient aircraft from excess sources to maintain the operable fleet at 213 aircraft for use in Forest Service wildland fire programs and other Forest Service programs; notwithstanding other provisions of law, existing aircraft being replaced may be sold, with proceeds derived or trade-in value used to offset the purchase price for the replacement aircraft; (2) services pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2225, and not to exceed $100,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109; (3) purchase, erection, and alteration of buildings and other public improvements (7 U.S.C. 2250); (4) acquisition of land, waters, and interests therein, pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 428a; (5) for expenses pursuant to the Volunteers in the National Forest Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 558a, 558d, and 558a note); (6) the cost of uniforms as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901-5902; and (7) for debt collection contracts in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3718(c). None of the funds made available under this Act shall be obligated or expended to abolish any region, to move or close any regional office for National Forest System administration of the Forest Service, Depsulment of Agriculture without the consent of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.