Department of the Interior
Makes appropriations for FY 1989 within the Department of the Interior for the Bureau of Land Management for management of lands and resources, construction and access, payments in lieu of taxes, land acquisition, Oregon and California grant lands, range improvements, service charges, deposits and forfeitures, and miscellaneous trust funds.
Amends the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act to delete counties, townships, and boroughs in the State of Alaska from the definition of a "unit of general local government" with respect to payments to local governmental units in which entitlement land is located.
Sets forth uses and limitations of appropriations made to the Bureau of Land Management. Appropriates funds for:
(1) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for resource management, ecological center, construction, anadromous fish, land acquisition and the National Wildlife Refuge Fund;
(2) the National Park Service for the operation of the National Park System (including an amount to assist the police force for the town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and for the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property), recreation and preservation programs, the Historic Preservation Fund (including an amount for the Bicentennial Lighthouse Fund), construction, land acquisition (including the acquisition of land at the Congaree Swamp National Monument, South Carolina) and State assistance, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts;
(3) the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission;
(4) American Revolution Bicentennial Administration;
(5) the Geological Survey for surveys, investigations, and research, including an amount for a Federal 50 percent cost-shared project for test and obervation wells near Kohala, Hawaii;
(6) the Minerals Management Service for leasing and royalty management (especially in regard to the Outer Continental shelf);
(7) the Bureau of Mines for the conduct of inquiries, technological investigations, and research of mines and minerals;
(8) the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for regulation and technology, and the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund;
(9) the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the operation of Indian programs, construction, road construction, miscellaneous payments, the revolving fund for loans, and the Indian Loan Guaranty and Insurance Fund;
(10) the Office of Territorial and International Affairs for administration, for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands including the payment of claims under the Micronesian Claims Act of 1971, and for the Compact of Free Association; and
(11) the Secretarial offices, including the Office of the Solicitor for salaries and expenses, the Office of Construction Management, and the Office of the Inspector General. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to condemn, with the owner's consent, certain property at the New River Gorge National River, West Virginia. Sets forth conditions for permits for grazing on Federal lands.
Rescinds specified contract authority for FY 1989 with respect to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. National Film Preservation Act of 1988 - Directs the Librarian of Congress to establish a National Film Registry to register films that are culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
Prohibits any person from knowingly distributing or exhibiting to the public a film that has been materially altered, or a black and white film that has been colorized and is included in the Registry, unless such films are labeled disclosing specified information.
Sets forth specified exceptions.
Directs the Librarian to establish in the Library of Congress a National Film Preservation Board. Authorizes appropriations.
Prohibits the use of funds to issue a permit for seismic exploration of Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, until an environmental impact statement has been completed.
Requires such statement to be completed within two years after enactment of this Act. Prohibits the use of funds under this Act for an appeal to the February 26, 1988, rate approved for the U.S. Park Police. Establishes a fellowship program with respect to Members and Committees of the Congress ("Bevinetto Fellows") for employees of the National Park Service. Requires the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an accounting and reconciliation of the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund for the period 1977 through 1988.
Requires the Secretary to transmit his findings to the Committees on Appropriations. Makes funds available under this Act for cyclical maintenance of tribally-owned fish hatcheries and related facilities.
Sets forth the uses and limitations on appropriations made available by this title.
Makes such appropriations available for expenditure or transfer for the emergency reconstruction, replacement, or repair of aircraft, buildings, utilities, or other facilities or equipment damaged or destroyed by fire, flood, storm, or other unavoidable causes.
Makes funds available for the suppression or emergency prevention of forest or range fires on or threatening lands under Interior jurisdiction, for emergency rehabilitation of burned-over lands emergency actions related to earthquakes or volcanoes, for control of grasshopper and Mormon Cricket outbreaks on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior, and emergency reclamation projects.
Makes appropriations available for the operation of warehouses, garages, shops, and similar facilities, wherever consolidation of activities will contribute to efficiency or economy.
Makes appropriations available for the hire, maintenance, and operation of aircraft, hire of passenger motor vehicles, purchase of reprints, payment for telephone service in private residences in the field, and the payment of certain dues when authorized by the Secretary. Makes appropriations available for uniforms or allowances.
Limits the use of appropriations for services or rentals to contracts not exceeding 12 months.
Prohibits the use of funds to change the name of Mount McKinley. Prohibits the use of funds to be used to exchange certain lands located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. Makes available appropriations to provide insurance on official motor vehicles, aircraft, and boats operated by the Department of the Interior in Canada and Mexico. Prohibits the use of funds for the conduct of leasing or drilling activities on lands within the Eastern Gulf of Mexico or specified lands in Northern California. Prohibits the use of funds for the preparation for, or conduct of, pre-leasing and leasing activities of lands within a certain area of the Outer Continental Shelf off the coastline of Massachusetts or specified lands surrounding Georges Bank. Provides that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit the approval of permits for the acquisition of geologic and geophysical data in the Outer Continental Shelf areas, with specified exceptions.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the Housing Authority, Clark County, Nevada, all right, title, and interest of the United States in certain lands in Clark County for use as a mobile home park for low income senior citizens.
Reserves all mineral rights in such lands to the United States. Requires title to such lands to revert to the United States if they cease to be used as a mobile home park for low income senior citizens.
Amends the Compact of Free Association Act of 1985 to authorize grants for the provision of technical assistance with respect to agricultural and food programs to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Rongelap, and Utrik. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to guarantee a loan made by the Federal Financing Bank to Guam for water system improvements.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior, within currently available funds, to appoint and compensate a third party factfinder to make factual findings relating to past drainage occurring on specified leased lands in Louisiana. Requires such factfinder, within 180 days after enactment of this Act, to report such findings to the Secretary of the Interior, the Governor of Louisiana, the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.