Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/523

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PUBLIC LAW 102-381--OCT. 5, 1992 106 STAT. 1403 habitat is to be done in full compliance with all existing environmental and forest management laws. Pursuant to section 405(a) and (b), and section 410(a) and (b) of Public Law 101-593, funds up to $500,000 for start-up expenses and $537,000 for matching funds shall be available to establish a National Forest Foundation. Funding shall be limited to $78,000 from Forest Research, $90,000 from State and Private Forestry, $638,000 from National Forest System, $90,000 from Forest Service Fire Protection, and $141,000 from Construction. As a pilot effort, for the purpose of achieving ecologically defensible management practices, the Kaibab, Dixie, Idaho Panhandle, and Coconino National Forests and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit 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: Provided, That timber removed shall count toward meeting the Congressional expectations for the annual timber harvest. Hereafter, funds appropriated to the Department of ^riculture, 16 USC 556f. Forest Service may be used to pay transportation, lodging, and subsistence expenses of student interns, denned as employees who assist scientific, professional, or technical employees and who are bona fide students of accredited colleges or universities who are pursuing courses related to the field in which employed. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Forest Service is authorized to issue a contract without competition to the National Research Council to begin an assessment of the forests in the Pacific Northwest. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FOSSIL ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) For necessary expenses in carrying out fossil energy research and development activities, under the authority of the Department of Energy Organization Act (Public Law 95-91), including the acquisition of interest, including defeasible and equitable interests in any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition or expansion, $421,939,000, to remain available until expended, of which $3,100,000 is available for the fuels program and $600,000 to be derived by transfer from previously appropriated and unobligated balances in the "Fossil Energy Construction" account: Provided, That no part of the sum herein made available shall be used for the field testing of nuclear explosives in the recovery of oil and gas: Provided further. That section 303 of Public Law 97-257 is further amended by changing the number for the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center to "285", changing the number for the Morgantown Energy Technology Center to "270", inserting at the end of enumeration (2) "and not less than 27 employees shall be assigned to the Bartlesville Project Office;", inserting as enumeration (3) "Not less than 170 employees shall be assigned to the Office of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve;" and inserting as enumeration (4) "Not less than 91 employees shall be assigned to the Office of the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves".