Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/353

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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-206 covered by this Act after their transfer to the ownership of any party, but nothing in this Act shall be construed as either diminishing or increasing any responsibility or liability of the United States based on the condition of such lands on the date of their transfer to the ownership of another party. The Corporation shall indemnify the United States for liabilities arising under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601), and the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6901etseq.). (e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —T here are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. SEC. 327. TIMBER SALES PIPELINE RESTORATION FUNDS.— (a) 16 USC leu The Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior note, shall each establish a Timber Sales Pipeline Restoration Fund (hereinafter "Agriculture Fund" and "Interior Fund" or "Funds"). Any revenues received from sales released under section 200 l(k) of the fiscal year 1995 Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Assistance and Rescissions Act, minus the funds necessary to make payments to States or local governments under other law concerning the distribution of revenues derived from the affected lands, which are in excess of $37,500,000 (hereinsifter "excess revenues") shall be deposited into the Funds. The distribution of excess revenues between the Agriculture Fund and Interior Fund shall be calculated by multiplying the total of excess revenues times a fraction with a denominator of the total revenues received from all sales released under such section 200 l(k) and numerators of the total revenues received from such sales on lands within the National Forest System and the total revenues received from such sales on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, respectively: Provided, That revenues or portions thereof from sales released under such section 200l(k), minus the amounts necessary for State and local government payments and other necessary deposits, may be deposited into the Funds immediately upon receipt thereof and subsequently redistributed between the Funds or paid into the United States Treasury as miscellaneous receipts as may be required when the calculation of excess revenues is made. (b)(1) From the funds deposited into the Agriculture Fund and into the Interior Fund pursuant to subsection (a)— (A) seventy-five percent shall be available, without fiscal year limitation or further appropriation, for preparation of timber sales, other than salvage sales as defined in section 2001(a)(3) of the fiscal year 1995 Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Assistance and Rescissions Act, which— (i) are situated on lands within the National Forest System and lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, respectively; and (ii) are in addition to timber sales for which funds are otherwise available in this Act or other appropriations Acts; and (B) twenty-five percent shall be available, without fiscal year limitation or further appropriation, to expend on the backlog of recreation projects on lands within the National Forest System and lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, respectively. (2) Expenditures under this subsection for preparation of timber sales may include expenditures for Forest Service activities within 29-194O-96 -12:QL3Part2