American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009/Division A/Title VII

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TITLE VII--Interior, Environment, And Related Agencies

Department Of The Interior[edit]

Bureau of Land Management[edit]

Management Of Lands And Resources[edit]

For an additional amount for "Management of Lands and Resources", for activities on all Bureau of Land Management lands including maintenance, rehabilitation, and restoration of facilities, property, trails and lands and for remediation of abandoned mines and wells, $125,000,000.

Construction[edit]

For an additional amount for "Construction", for activities on all Bureau of Land Management lands including construction, reconstruction, decommissioning and repair of roads, bridges, trails, property, and facilities and for energy efficient retrofits of existing facilities, $180,000,000.

Wildland Fire Management[edit]

For an additional amount for "Wildland Fire Management", for hazardous fuels reduction, $15,000,000.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service[edit]

Resource Management[edit]

For an additional amount for "Resource Management", for deferred maintenance, construction, and capital improvement projects on national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries and for high priority habitat restoration projects, $165,000,000.

Construction[edit]

For an additional amount for "Construction", for construction, reconstruction, and repair of roads, bridges, property, and facilities and for energy efficient retrofits of existing facilities, $115,000,000.

National Park Service[edit]

Operation of the national park system[edit]

For an additional amount for "Operation of the National Park System", for deferred maintenance of facilities and trails and for other critical repair and rehabilitation projects, $146,000,000.

Historic Preservation Fund[edit]

For an additional amount for "Historic Preservation Fund", for historic preservation projects at historically black colleges and universities as authorized by the Historic Preservation Fund Act of 1996 and the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Act of 1996, $15,000,000:
Provided, That any matching requirements otherwise required for such projects are waived.

Construction[edit]

For an additional amount for "Construction", for repair and restoration of roads; construction of facilities, including energy efficient retrofits of existing facilities; equipment replacement; preservation and repair of historical resources within the National Park System; cleanup of abandoned mine sites on park lands; and other critical infrastructure projects, $589,000,000.

United States Geological Survey[edit]

Surveys, Investigations, And Research[edit]

For an additional amount for "Surveys, Investigations, and Research", $140,000,000, for repair, construction and restoration of facilities; equipment replacement and upgrades including stream gages, and seismic and volcano monitoring systems; national map activities; and other critical deferred maintenance and improvement projects.

Bureau of Indian Affairs[edit]

Operation of Indian programs[edit]

For an additional amount for "Operation of Indian Programs", for workforce training programs and the housing improvement program, $40,000,000.

Construction[edit]

For an additional amount for "Construction", for repair and restoration of roads; replacement school construction; school improvements and repairs; and detention center maintenance and repairs, $450,000,000:
Provided, That section 1606 of this Act shall not apply to tribal contracts entered into by the Bureau of Indian Affairs with this appropriation.

Indian guaranteed loan program account[edit]

For an additional amount for "Indian Guaranteed Loan Program Account", $10,000,000.

Office of Inspector General[edit]

Salaries And Expenses[edit]

For an additional amount for "Office of Inspector General", $15,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2012.

Enviromental Protection Agency[edit]

Office of Inspector General[edit]

For an additional amount for "Office of Inspector General", $20,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2012.

Hazardous Substance Superfund[edit]

For an additional amount for "Hazardous Substance Superfund", $600,000,000, which shall be for the Superfund Remedial program:
Provided, That the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Administrator) may retain up to 3 percent of the funds appropriated herein for management and oversight purposes.

Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Program[edit]

For an additional amount for "Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Program", $200,000,000, which shall be for cleanup activities authorized by section 9003(h) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act:
Provided, That none of these funds shall be subject to cost share requirements under section 9003(h)(7)(B) of such Act:
Provided further, That the Administrator may retain up to 1.5 percent of the funds appropriated herein for management and oversight purposes.

State and Tribal Assistance Grants[edit]

(Including Transfers Of Funds)

For an additional amount for "State and Tribal Assistance Grants", $6,400,000,000, which shall be allocated as follows:
(1) $4,000,000,000 shall be for capitalization grants for the Clean Water State Revolving Funds under title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and $2,000,000,000 shall be for capitalization grants under section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act:
Provided, That the Administrator may retain up to 1 percent of the funds appropriated herein for management and oversight purposes:
Provided further, That funds appropriated herein shall not be subject to the matching or cost share requirements of sections 602(b)(2), 602(b)(3) or 202 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act nor the matching requirements of section 1452(e) of the Safe Drinking Water Act:
Provided further, That the Administrator shall reallocate funds appropriated herein for the Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (Revolving Funds) where projects are not under contract or construction within 12 months of the date of enactment of this Act:
Provided further, That notwithstanding the priority rankings they would otherwise receive under each program, priority for funds appropriated herein shall be given to projects on a State priority list that are ready to proceed to construction within 12 months of the date of enactment of this Act:
Provided further, That notwithstanding the requirements of section 603(d) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act or section 1452(f) of the Safe Drinking Water Act, for the funds appropriated herein, each State shall use not less than 50 percent of the amount of its capitalization grants to provide additional subsidization to eligible recipients in the form of forgiveness of principal, negative interest loans or grants or any combination of these:
Provided further, That, to the extent there are sufficient eligible project applications, not less than 20 percent of the funds appropriated herein for the Revolving Funds shall be for projects to address green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements or other environmentally innovative activities:
Provided further, That notwithstanding the limitation on amounts specified in section 518(c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, up to 1.5 percent of the funds appropriated herein for the Clean Water State Revolving Funds may be reserved by the Administrator for tribal grants under section 518(c) of such Act:
Provided further, That up to 4 percent of the funds appropriated herein for tribal set-asides under the Revolving Funds may be transferred to the Indian Health Service to support management and oversight of tribal projects:
Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated herein shall be available for the purchase of land or easements as authorized by section 603(c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act or for activities authorized by section 1452(k) of the Safe Drinking Water Act:
Provided further, That notwithstanding section 603(d)(2) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and section 1452(f)(2) of the Safe Drinking Water Act, funds may be used to buy, refinance or restructure the debt obligations of eligible recipients only where such debt was incurred on or after October 1, 2008;
(2) $100,000,000 shall be to carry out Brownfields projects authorized by section 104(k) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980:
Provided, That the Administrator may reserve up to 3.5 percent of the funds appropriated herein for management and oversight purposes:
Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated herein shall be subject to cost share requirements under section 104(k)(9)(B)(iii) of such Act; and
(3) $300,000,000 shall be for Diesel Emission Reduction Act grants pursuant to title VII, subtitle G of the Energy Policy Act of 2005:
Provided, That the Administrator may reserve up to 2 percent of the funds appropriated herein for management and oversight purposes:
Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated herein for Diesel Emission Reduction Act grants shall be subject to the State Grant and Loan Program Matching Incentive provisions of section 793(c)(3) of such Act.

Administrative Provision, Environmental Protection Agency[edit]

(Including Transfers Of Funds)

Funds made available to the Environmental Protection Agency by this Act for management and oversight purposes shall remain available until September 30, 2011, and may be transferred to the "Environmental Programs and Management" account as needed.

Department Of Agriculture[edit]

Forest Service[edit]

Capital improvement and maintenance[edit]

For an additional amount for "Capital Improvement and Maintenance", $650,000,000, for priority road, bridge and trail maintenance and decommissioning, including related watershed restoration and ecosystem enhancement projects; facilities improvement, maintenance and renovation; remediation of abandoned mine sites; and support costs necessary to carry out this work.

Wildland Fire Management[edit]

For an additional amount for "Wildland Fire Management", $500,000,000, of which $250,000,000 is for hazardous fuels reduction, forest health protection, rehabilitation and hazard mitigation activities on Federal lands and of which $250,000,000 is for State and private forestry activities including hazardous fuels reduction, forest health and ecosystem improvement activities on State and private lands using all authorities available to the Forest Service:
Provided, That up to $50,000,000 of the total funding may be used to make wood-to-energy grants to promote increased utilization of biomass from Federal, State and private lands:
Provided further, That funds provided for activities on State and private lands shall not be subject to matching or cost share requirements.

Department Of Health And Human Services[edit]

Indian Health Service[edit]

Indian Health Services[edit]

For an additional amount for "Indian Health Services", for health information technology activities, $85,000,000:
Provided, That such funds may be used for both telehealth services development and related infrastructure requirements that are typically funded through the "Indian Health Facilities" account:
Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, health information technology funds provided within this title shall be allocated at the discretion of the Director of the Indian Health Service.

Indian Health Facilities[edit]

For an additional amount for "Indian Health Facilities", for facilities construction projects, deferred maintenance and improvement projects, the backlog of sanitation projects and the purchase of equipment, $415,000,000, of which $227,000,000 is provided within the health facilities construction activity for the completion of up to two facilities from the current priority list for which work has already been initiated:
Provided, That for the purposes of this Act, spending caps included within the annual appropriation for "Indian Health Facilities" for the purchase of medical equipment shall not apply:
Provided further, That section 1606 of this Act shall not apply to tribal contracts entered into by the Service with this appropriation.

Other Related Agencies[edit]

Smithsonian Institution[edit]

Facilities Capital[edit]

For an additional amount for "Facilities Capital", for repair and revitalization of existing facilities, $25,000,000.

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities[edit]

National Endowment for the Arts[edit]

Grants And Administration[edit]

For an additional amount for "Grants and Administration", $50,000,000, to be distributed in direct grants to fund arts projects and activities which preserve jobs in the non-profit arts sector threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the current economic downturn:
Provided, That 40 percent of such funds shall be distributed to State arts agencies and regional arts organizations in a manner similar to the agency's current practice and 60 percent of such funds shall be for competitively selected arts projects and activities according to sections 2 and 5(c) of the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 951, 954(c)):
Provided further, That matching requirements under section 5(e) of such Act shall be waived.

General Provisions—This Title[edit]

Sec. 701.[edit]

(a) Within 30 days of enactment of this Act, each agency receiving funds under this title shall submit a general plan for the expenditure of such funds to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
(b) Within 90 days of enactment of this Act, each agency receiving funds under this title shall submit to the Committees a report containing detailed project level information associated with the general plan submitted pursuant to subsection (a).

Sec. 702.[edit]

In carrying out the work for which funds in this title are being made available, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall utilize, where practicable, the Public Lands Corps, Youth Conservation Corps, Student Conservation Association, Job Corps and other related partnerships with Federal, State, local, tribal or non-profit groups that serve young adults.

Sec. 703.[edit]

Each agency receiving funds under this title may transfer up to 10 percent of the funds in any account to other appropriation accounts within the agency, if the head of the agency (1) determines that the transfer will enhance the efficiency or effectiveness of the use of the funds without changing the intended purpose; and (2) notifies the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 10 days prior to the transfer.