Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 6.djvu/153

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PUBLIC LAW 101-630 —NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4543 Bureau of Indian Affairs and, with the consent of the tribe, within tribal forestry programs; (2) for agencies not within the Department of the Interior, provide, pursuant to an interagency agreement, internships within the Bureau of Indian Affairs and, with the consent of the tribe, within a tribal forestry program of other forestry personnel of such agencies who are above their sixth year of Federal service; (3) provide for the continuation of salary and benefits for participating Federal employees by their originating agency; (4) provide for salaries and benefits of participating Indian and Alaska Native forestry employees by the host agency; and (5) provide for a bonus pay incentive at the conclusion of the internship for any participant. (c) CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING.— The Secretary shall maintain a program within the Division of Forestry of the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the ongoing education and training of Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alsiska Native, and Indian forestry personnel. Such program shall provide for— (1) orientation training for Bureau of Indian Affairs forestry personnel in tribal-Federal relations and responsibilities; (2) continuing technical forestry education for Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Native, and tribal forestry personnel; and (3) developmental training of Indian and Alaska Native personnel in forest land based enterprises and marketing. SEC. 316. COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF 25 USC 3115. THE INTERIOR AND INDIAN TRIBES. (a) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS.— (1) To facilitate the administration of the programs and activities of the Department of the Interior, the Secretary is authorized to negotiate and enter into cooperative agreements with Indian tribes to— (A) engage in cooperative manpower and job training and development programs, (B) to develop and publish cooperative environmental education and natural resource planning materials, and (C) to perform land and facility improvements, including forestry and other natural resources protection, fire protection, reforestation, timber stand improvement, debris removal, and other activities related to land and natural resource mansigement. The Secretary may enter into such agreements when the Secretary determines the public interest will be benefited. (2) In such cooperative agreements, the Secretary is authorized to advance or reimburse funds to contractors from any appropriated funds available for similar kinds of work or by furnishing or sharing materials, supplies, facilities or equipment without regard to the provisions of section 3324, title 31, United States Code, relating to the advance of public moneys. (b) SUPERVISION.— In any agreement authorized by this section, Indian tribes and their employees may perform cooperative work under the supervision of the Department of the Interior in emergencies or otherwise as mutually agreed to, but shall not be deemed to be Federal employees other than for purposes of section 2671 through 2680 of title 28, United States Code, and section 8101 through 8193 of title 5, United States Code.