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H.R. 5158 (101st): Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 5, 1990 (Passed Congress).

H.R.5158

One Hundred First Congress of the United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the twenty-third day of January,

one thousand nine hundred and ninety

An Act

Making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans Benefits Administration

COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

    For the payment of compensation benefits to or on behalf of veterans as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. 107, chapters 11, 13, 51, 53, 55, and 61); pension benefits to or on behalf of veterans as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. chapters 15, 51, 53, 55, and 61; 92 Stat. 2508); and burial benefits, emergency and other officers’ retirement pay, adjusted-service credits and certificates, payment of premiums due on commercial life insurance policies guaranteed under the provisions of Article IV of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940, as amended, and for other benefits as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. 107, 412, 777, and 806, chapters 23, 51, 53, 55, and 61; 50 U.S.C. App. 540-548; 43 Stat. 122, 123; 45 Stat. 735; 76 Stat. 1198), $15,684,551,000, to remain available until expended.

READJUSTMENT BENEFITS

    For the payment of readjustment and rehabilitation benefits to or on behalf of veterans as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. chapters 21, 30, 31, 34-36, 39, 51, 53, 55, and 61), $502,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That, funds shall be available to pay any court order, court award or any compromise settlement arising from litigation involving the vocational training program authorized by section 18 of Public Law 98-77, as amended.

veterans insurance and indemnities

    For military and naval insurance, national service life insurance, servicemen’s indemnities, service-disabled veterans insurance, and veterans mortgage life insurance as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. chapter 19; 70 Stat. 887; 72 Stat. 487), $15,410,000, to remain available until expended.

LOAN GUARANTY REVOLVING FUND

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For expenses necessary to carry out loan guaranty and insurance operations, as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. chapter 37, except administrative expenses, as authorized by section 1824 of such title), $670,200,000, to remain available until expended.

    During 1991, the resources of the loan guaranty revolving fund shall be available for expenses for operations related to property acquisition, disposition, and other loan guaranty and insurance operations as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. chapter 37, except administrative expenses, as authorized by section 1824 of such title): Provided, That the unobligated balances, including retained earnings of the direct loan revolving fund, shall be available, during 1991, for transfer to the loan guaranty revolving fund in such amounts as may be necessary to provide for the timely payment of obligations of such fund, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall not be required to pay interest on amounts so transferred after the time of such transfer.

    During 1991, within the resources available, gross obligations for direct loans and total commitments to guarantee loans are authorized in such amounts as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of the ‘Loan guaranty revolving fund’.

GUARANTY AND INDEMNITY FUND

    For purposes of making the credits to the Guaranty and Indemnity Fund authorized by law (38 U.S.C. 1825 and 1829), such sums as may be necessary to remain available until expended.

DIRECT LOAN REVOLVING FUND

    During 1991, within the resources available, not to exceed $1,000,000 in gross obligations for direct loans are authorized for specially adapted housing loans (38 U.S.C. chapter 37).

Veterans Health Service and Research Administration

medical care

    For necessary expenses for the maintenance and operation of hospitals, nursing homes, and domiciliary facilities; for furnishing, as authorized by law, inpatient and outpatient care and treatment to beneficiaries of the Department of Veterans Affairs, including care and treatment in facilities not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and furnishing recreational facilities, supplies, and equipment; funeral, burial, and other expenses incidental thereto for beneficiaries receiving care in Department of Veterans Affairs facilities; repairing, altering, improving or providing facilities in the several hospitals and homes under the jurisdiction of the Department of Veterans Affairs, not otherwise provided for, either by contract or by the hire of temporary employees and purchase of materials; uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902); aid to State homes as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. 641); and not to exceed $2,000,000 to fund cost comparison studies as referred to in 38 U.S.C. 5010(a)(5); $12,310,490,000, plus reimbursements: Provided, That of the sum appropriated, $7,870,000,000 is available only for expenses in the personnel compensation and benefits object classifications: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, $278,000,000 is for the equipment and land and structures object classifications only, which amount shall not become available for obligation until August 1, 1991, and pursuant to section 202(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987, this action is a necessary (but secondary) result of a significant policy change.

MEDICAL AND PROSTHETIC RESEARCH

    For necessary expenses in carrying out programs of medical and prosthetic research and development as authorized by law, to remain available until September 30, 1992, $216,795,000, plus reimbursements: Provided, That of the sum appropriated, $1,000,000 is available only for a survey and evaluation of the scientific evidence relating to dioxin and other toxic herbicides.

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    For payment of Health Professional Scholarship Program grants, as authorized by law, to students who agree to a service obligation with the Department of Veterans Affairs at one of its medical facilities, $10,113,000.

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses in the administration of the medical hospital, nursing home, domiciliary, construction, supply, and research activities, as authorized by law, $41,434,000, plus reimbursements.

grants to the republic of the philippines

    For payment to the Republic of the Philippines of grants, as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. 632), for assisting in the replacement and upgrading of equipment and in rehabilitating the physical plant and facilities of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center, $484,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992.

Departmental Administration

GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES

    For necessary operating expenses of the Department of Veterans Affairs, not otherwise provided for, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by law; not to exceed $25,000 for official reception and representation expenses; cemeterial expenses as authorized by law; purchase of four passenger motor vehicles, for use in cemeterial operations, and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and reimbursement of the General Services Administration for security guard services, and the Department of Defense for the cost of overseas employee mail; $902,514,000, including $616,658,000 for the Veterans Benefits Administration: Provided, That, during fiscal year 1991, jurisdictional average employment shall not be less than 12,550 for the Veterans Benefits Administration: Provided, That funds shall be available, and authority granted, to enable the Secretary to enter into enhanced-use agreements under the terms and conditions of section 704 of S. 2100 (101st Cong., 2d sess. (1990)), as reported by the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, with respect to facilities located at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland (Loch Raven).

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $24,859,000.

construction, major projects

For constructing, altering, extending and improving any of the facilities under the jurisdiction or for the use of the Department of Veterans Affairs, or for any of the purposes set forth in sections 1004, 1006, 5002, 5003, 5006, 5008, 5009, and 5010 of title 38, United States Code, including planning, architectural and engineering services, maintenance or guarantee period services costs associated with equipment guarantees provided under the project, and site acquisition, where the estimated cost of a project is $3,000,000 or more or where funds for a project were made available in a previous major project appropriation, $580,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That, except for advance planning of projects funded through the advance planning fund and the design of projects funded through the design fund, none of these funds shall be used for any project which has not been considered and approved by the Congress in the budgetary process: Provided further, That funds provided in this appropriation for fiscal year 1991, for each approved project shall be obligated (1) by the awarding of a working drawings contract by September 30, 1991, and (2) by the awarding of a construction contract by September 30, 1992: Provided further, That the Secretary shall promptly report in writing to the Comptroller General and to the Committees on Appropriations any approved major construction project in which obligations are not incurred within the time limitations established above; and the Comptroller General shall review the report in accordance with the procedures established by section 1015 of the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (title X of Public Law 93-344): Provided further, That no funds from any other account except the ‘Parking garage revolving fund’, may be obligated for constructing, altering, extending, or improving a project which was approved in the budget process and funded in this account until one year after substantial completion and beneficial occupancy by the Department of Veterans Affairs of the project or any part thereof with respect to that part only: Provided further, That prior to the issuance of a bidding document for any construction contract for a project approved under this heading (excluding completion items), the director of the affected Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility must certify that the design of such project is acceptable from a patient care standpoint: Provided further, That not to exceed $3,300,000 of the funds available shall be used for the settlement of contractor claims arising from the modernization of a hospital at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans, LA: Provided further, That not to exceed $3,100,000 of the funds available shall be used for the settlement of contractor claims arising from the construction of outpatient improvements at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

CONSTRUCTION, MINOR PROJECTS

    For constructing, altering, extending, and improving any of the facilities under the jurisdiction or for the use of the Department of Veterans Affairs, including planning, architectural and engineering services, maintenance or guarantee period services costs associated with equipment guarantees provided under the project, and site acquisition, or for any of the purposes set forth in sections 1004, 1006, 5002, 5003, 5006, 5008, 5009, and 5010 of title 38, United States Code, where the estimated cost of a project is less than $3,000,000, $130,640,000, to remain available until expended, along with unobligated balances of previous ‘Construction, minor projects’ appropriations which are hereby made available for any project where the estimated cost is less than $3,000,000: Provided, That not more than $44,420,000 shall be available for expenses of the Office of Facilities, including research and development in building construction technology: Provided further, That funds in this account shall be available for (1) repairs to any of the nonmedical facilities under the jurisdiction or for the use of the Department of Veterans Affairs which are necessary because of loss or damage caused by any natural disaster or catastrophe, and (2) temporary measures necessary to prevent or to minimize further loss by such causes.

PARKING GARAGE REVOLVING FUND

    For the parking garage revolving fund as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. 5009), $28,900,000, together with income from fees collected, to remain available until expended. Resources of this fund shall be available for all expenses authorized by 38 U.S.C. 5009 except operations and maintenance costs which will be funded from ‘Medical care’.

GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATE EXTENDED CARE FACILITIES

    For grants to assist the several States to acquire or construct State nursing home and domiciliary facilities and to remodel, modify or alter existing hospital, nursing home and domiciliary facilities in State homes, for furnishing care to veterans as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. 5031-5037), $70,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993.

GRANTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATE VETERANS CEMETERIES

    For grants to aid States in establishing, expanding, or improving State veterans cemeteries as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. 1008), $3,946,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Any appropriation for 1991 for ‘Compensation and pensions’, ‘Readjustment benefits’, ‘Veterans insurance and indemnities’, and the ‘Loan guaranty revolving fund’ may be transferred to any other of the mentioned appropriations.

    Appropriations available to the Department of Veterans Affairs for 1991 for salaries and expenses shall be available for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.

    No part of the appropriations in this Act for the Department of Veterans Affairs (except the appropriations for ‘Construction, major projects’, ‘Construction, minor projects’ and the ‘Parking garage revolving fund’) shall be available for the purchase of any site for or toward the construction of any new hospital or home.

    No part of the foregoing appropriations shall be available for hospitalization or examination of any persons except beneficiaries entitled under the laws bestowing such benefits to veterans, unless reimbursement of cost is made to the appropriation at such rates as may be fixed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

    Appropriations available to the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 1991 for ‘Compensation and pensions’, ‘Readjustment benefits’, ‘Veterans insurance and indemnities’, and the ‘Loan guaranty revolving fund’ shall be available for payment of prior year accrued obligations required to be recorded by law against the aforementioned accounts within the last quarter of fiscal year 1990.

    Appropriations accounts available to the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 1991 shall be available to pay prior year obligations of corresponding prior year appropriations accounts resulting from title X of the Competitive Equality Banking Act, Public Law 100-86, 1987, except that if such obligations are from trust fund accounts they shall be payable from ‘Compensation and pensions’.

TITLE II

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN

DEVELOPMENT

Housing Programs

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ASSISTED HOUSING

(INCLUDING RESCISSION AND TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For assistance under the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended (‘the Act’ herein) (42 U.S.C. 1437), not otherwise provided for, $9,525,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the new budget authority provided herein, $233,361,000 shall be for the development or acquisition cost of public housing for Indian families, including amounts for housing under the mutual help homeownership opportunity program under section 202 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1437bb); $733,760,000 shall be for the development or acquisition cost of public housing, including major reconstruction of obsolete public housing projects, other than for Indian families; $2,500,000,000 shall be for modernization of existing public housing projects pursuant to section 14 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1437l), including funds for the comprehensive testing, abatement, and risk assessment of lead, of which $5,000,000 shall be for technical assistance and training under section 20 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1437r); $1,073,202,000 shall be for the section 8 existing housing certificate program (42 U.S.C. 1437f), including project-based section 8 assistance to help implement plans of action approved under title II of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, of which $65,150,000 shall be for eligible tenants affected by the demolition or disposition of public housing units (including units occupied by Indian families) and $48,863,000 shall be for certificates to be used as replacement for units of public housing (including those for Indian families) lost through demolition or disposition; $811,898,000 shall be available for the housing voucher program under section 8(o) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1437(o)); $1,810,442,000 for amendments to section 8 contracts other than contracts for projects developed under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, as amended; up to $283,125,000 shall be available for section 8 assistance for property disposition; $440,600,000 shall be for loan management, of which $200,000,000, may be used for housing preservation assistance, incentives, and grants upon enactment into law of authorizing legislation; and any amounts of budget authority provided herein that are used for loan management activities under section 8(b)(1) (42 U.S.C. 1437f(b)(1)) shall not be obligated for a contract term that is less than five years: Provided further, That of that portion of such budget authority under section 8(o) to be used to achieve a net increase in the number of dwelling units for assisted families, highest priority shall be given to assisting families, who as a result of rental rehabilitation action are involuntarily displaced or who are or would be displaced in consequence of increased rents (wherever the level of such rents exceeds 35 per centum of the adjusted income of such families, as defined in regulations promulgated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development): Provided further, That those portions of the fees for the costs incurred in administering incremental units assisted in the certificate and housing voucher programs under section 8(b) and 8(o), respectively, shall be established or increased in accordance with the authorization for such fees in section 8(q) of the Act: Provided further, That of the $9,525,000,000 provided herein, $35,000,000 shall be for assistance under the Nehemiah housing opportunity program pursuant to section 612 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987 (Public Law 100-242), but such amount shall be obligated under title VI of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, notwithstanding the sunset provision in section 613 thereof, and, notwithstanding the language preceding the first proviso of this paragraph, $54,250,000 shall be used for special purpose grants in accordance with the terms and conditions specified for such grants in the committee of conference report and statement of managers (H. Rept. 101-900) accompanying this Act: Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds available under the ‘Community development grants’ appropriation in Public Law 101-144, as amended, for grants under section 106 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, $14,000,000 may be made available under section 107 of such Act: Provided further, That amounts equal to all amounts of budget authority (and contract authority) reserved or obligated for the development or acquisiton costs of public housing (including public housing for Indian families), for modernization of existing public housing projects (including such projects for Indian families), and except as hereinafter provided for programs under section 8 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1437f), which are recaptured during fiscal year 1991, shall be rescinded: Provided further, That 50 per centum of the amounts of budget authority, or in lieu thereof 50 per centum of the cash amounts associated with such budget authority, that are recaptured from projects described in section 1012(a) of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-628, 102 Stat. 3224, 3268) shall not be rescinded, or in the case of cash, shall not be remitted to the Treasury, and such amounts of budget authority or cash shall be used by State housing finance agencies in accordance with such section: Provided further, That notwithstanding the 20 per centum limitation under section 5(j)(2) of the Act, any part of the new budget authority for the development or acquisition costs of public housing other than for Indian families may, in the discretion of the Secretary, based on applications submitted by public housing authorities, be used for new construction or major reconstruction of obsolete public housing projects other than for Indian families: Provided further, That the paragraph under the Administrative Provisions head in title II of Public Law 101-144 (approved November 9, 1989) (103 Stat. 839, 852-854), setting aside amounts for indemnification with respect to all or parts of claims arising from lead-based paint testing or abatement, is hereby amended by striking out ‘1992’ and inserting ‘1998’.

    Of the $9,525,000,000 provided under this head, $610,115,000 shall be used for capital advances for supportive housing for the elderly under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 (as amended by section 801 of S. 566 (101st Cong., 2d Sess.), the National Affordable Housing Act (the ‘bill’ in this paragraph)), which provision, and other provisions of the bill cited in this paragraph and the three paragraphs that follow are deemed as enacted as of the enactment date of this Appropriations Act, of which $60,000,000 shall be for amendments for contracts for projects previously reserved under section 202 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted), including under section 801(d) of the bill, to remain available until expended: Provided, That to the extent such funds include an amount for a project that does not convert under section 801(c)(1) of the bill to assistance under section 202 (as amended by section 801 of the bill), such amounts shall be transferred to the section 202 Direct Loan Account for obligation for such project; and such account shall be maintained as authorized under section 202(a)(4) of the Housing Act of 1959, as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted: Provided further, That to the extent that any funds remain after allocations under section 202(e), (as amended by section 801 of the bill), the Secretary shall make grants for retrofitting housing for the elderly in accordance with section 802 of the bill: Provided further, That the Secretary may transfer for use under this paragraph any funds reserved under section 202 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted) for which no loan has been executed and recorded, to which the Secretary applies section 202 (as amended by section 801 of the bill), as provided by section 801(c) of the bill, and any funds so transferred shall be added to and merged with the amounts otherwise available under this paragraph: Provided further, That at the election of a sponsor of a project under section 202 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted), the Secretary shall provide funding for amendments either under section 202 (as it existed before or after the date on which the bill was deemed enacted) or under section 801(c)(1), and any amount for amendments to be provided under section 202 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted) shall be transferred to the section 202 Direct Loan Account for obligation for such project: Provided further, That of the amounts available under this paragraph, up to $5,000,000 shall be available for contracts for technical assistance in accordance with section 202(k)(1) (as amended by section 801 of the bill).

    Of the amounts made available under this head, $449,619,000 shall be used for project rental assistance for supportive housing for the elderly under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, as amended by section 801 of S. 566 (101st Cong., 2d Sess.), the National Affordable Housing Act (the ‘bill’ in this paragraph), of which $186,000,000 shall be for amendments for contracts for projects for the elderly previously reserved under section 202 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted), to remain available until expended: Provided, That to the extent such funds include an amount for a project that does not convert to assistance under section 202 (as amended by section 801 of the bill), such amount shall be for obligation for such project as authorized under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted): Provided further, That the Secretary may transfer for use under this paragraph any funds previously reserved under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 for assistance for projects for the elderly under section 202 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted), for which no loan has been executed and recorded, to which the Secretary applies section 202 (as amended by section 801 of the bill) as provided by 801(c) of the bill, and any funds so transferred shall be added to and merged with the amounts otherwise available under this paragraph: Provided further, That following the election under section 801(c)(2) of a sponsor of a project under section 202 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted) as to whether the Secretary shall provide funding either under section 202, as it existed before or after the date on which the bill was deemed enacted, any theretofore reserved section 8 amounts that remain available shall be transferred and merged with any other amounts available under this paragraph, and made available for other supportive housing for the elderly under section 202 (as amended by the bill).

    Of the $9,525,000,000 provided under this head, $121,709,000 shall be used for capital advances under section 811 of S. 566 (101st Cong., 2d Sess.), the National Affordable Housing Act (the ‘bill’ in this paragraph) for supportive housing for persons with disabilities (including 500 units for persons disabled as a result of infection with the human acquired immunodeficiency virus), of which $15,000,000 shall be for amendments for contracts for projects for the handicapped previously reserved under section 202(h) of the Housing Act of 1959 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted), to remain available until expended: Provided, That to the extent such funds include an amount for a project that does not convert under section 811(m)(1) of the bill to assistance under section 811 of the bill, such amount shall be transferred to the section 202 Direct Loan Account for obligation for such project; and such amount shall be maintained as authorized under section 202(a)(4) of the Housing Act of 1959 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted): Provided further, That the Secretary may transfer for use under this paragraph any funds reserved under section 202 or 202(h) (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted) for which no loan has been executed and recorded, to which the Secretary applies section 811 of the bill, as provided in section 811(m) of the bill, and any funds so transferred shall be added to and merged with the amounts otherwise made available under this paragraph: Provided further, That at the election of a sponsor of a project for housing for the handicapped under section 202 or 202(h) (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted), the Secretary shall provide funding for amendments either under section 202 (as it existed before or after the date on which the bill was deemed enacted) or under section 811, and any amount for amendments to be provided under section 202 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted) shall be transferred to the section 202 Direct Loan Account for obligation for such project: Provided further, That of the amounts available under this head, up to $5,000,000 shall be available for contracts for technical assistance in accordance with section 811(j)(1) of the bill.

    Of the amounts provided under this head, $156,000,000 shall be used for project rental assistance for supportive housing under section 811 of S. 566 (101st Cong., 2d Sess.), the National Affordable Housing Act (the ‘bill’ in this paragraph) for persons with disabilities (including 500 units of housing for persons disabled as a result of infection with the human acquired immunodeficiency virus), of which $52,000,000 shall be for amendments for contracts for projects previously reserved under section 202(h) of the Housing Act of 1959 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted), to remain available until expended: Provided, That to the extent such funds include an amount for a project for housing for the handicapped that does not convert to assistance under section 811 of the bill, such amount shall be for obligation for such project as authorized under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and section 202(h) of the Housing Act of 1959 (as such sections existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted): Provided further, That the Secretary may transfer for use under this paragraph any funds previously reserved under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and section 202(h) of the Housing Act of 1959 for which no loan has been executed and recorded, to which the Secretary applies section 811 of the bill, as provided by section 811(m) of the bill, and any funds so transferred shall be added to and merged with amounts otherwise available under this paragraph: Provided further, That following the election under section 811(m)(2) of a sponsor of a project for the handicapped under section 202 (as it existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted) as to whether the Secretary shall provide funding either under section 202, as it existed before or after the date on which the bill was deemed enacted, any theretofore reserved amounts under section 8 and section 202(h), (as such sections existed before the date on which the bill was deemed enacted) that remain shall be transferred and merged with any other amounts available for use under this paragraph, and made available for other housing under section 202, as amended by the bill.

ASSISTANCE FOR THE RENEWAL OF EXPIRING SECTION 8 SUBSIDY CONTRACTS

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For assistance under the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437) not otherwise provided for, for use in connection with expiring section 8 subsidy contracts, $7,734,985,400, to remain available until expended, of which $3,654,519,750 shall be for existing certificates, $3,102,872,600 shall be for housing vouchers and $977,593,050 shall be for loan management under section 8: Provided, That funds provided under this paragraph may not be obligated for a contract term that is less than five years: Provided further, That to the extent the amount in this paragraph is insufficient, the Secretary may, from the Annual Contributions for Assisted Housing paragraph, transfer to, add to, and merge with the amounts appropriated under this paragraph up to $150,000,000 to fund such insufficiency, and the $1,810,442,000 earmarked for amendments to section 8 contracts other than contracts for projects developed under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, in the Annual Contributions for Assisted Housing paragraph, shall be reduced by an amount equal to the amount transferred: Provided further, That the Secretary may maintain consolidated accounting data for funds disbursed at the Public Housing Agency or Indian Housing Authority or project level for subsidy assistance regardless of the source of the disbursement so as to minimize the administrative burden of multiple accounts.

RENTAL REHABILITATION GRANTS

    For the rental rehabilitation grants program, pursuant to section 17(a)(1)(A) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended

    (42 U.S.C. 1437o), $70,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993.

rental housing assistance

(RESCISSION)

The limitation otherwise applicable to the maximum payments that may be required in any fiscal year by all contracts entered into under section 236 of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715z-1) is reduced in fiscal year 1991 by not more than $2,000,000 in uncommitted balances of authorizations provided for this purpose in appropriations Acts.

HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY OR HANDICAPPED FUND

    In fiscal year 1991, direct loan obligations may be made under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701q), using any resources transferred to the fund pursuant to the first proviso of the second paragraph and the first proviso of the fourth paragraph under the head ‘Annual Contributions for Assisted Housing’ in title II of this Act: Provided, That, notwithstanding section 202(a)(3) of the Housing Act of 1959, any such obligations shall bear an interest rate which does not exceed 9.25 per centum, including the allowance adequate in the judgment of the Secretary to cover administrative costs and probable losses under the program.

CONGREGATE SERVICES

    For contracts with and payments to public housing agencies and nonprofit corporations for congregate services programs in accordance with the provisions of the Congregate Housing Services Act of 1978, $9,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992.

PAYMENTS FOR OPERATION OF LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROJECTS

    For payments to public housing agencies and Indian housing authorities for operating subsidies for low-income housing projects as authorized by section 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1437g), $2,100,000,000: Provided, That of the funds made available under this heading, $150,000,000 shall not become available for obligation until September 20, 1991, and pursuant to section 202(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987, this action is a necessary (but secondary) result of a significant policy change: Provided further, That the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall report to the Committees on Appropriations by February 1, 1991, as to whether or not funds provided under this heading are sufficient to satisfy 100 percent of the performance funding system for fiscal year 1991, unadjusted by unrealized or estimated savings.

HOUSING COUNSELING ASSISTANCE

    For contracts, grants, and other assistance, not otherwise provided for, for providing counseling and advice to tenants and homeowners--both current and prospective--with respect to property maintenance, financial management, and such other matters as may be appropriate to assist them in improving their housing conditions and meeting the responsibilities of tenancy or homeownership, including provisions for training and for support of voluntary agencies and services as authorized by section 106(a)(1)(iii), and section 106(a)(2), and section 106(c) of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, $8,000,000.

FLEXIBLE SUBSIDY FUND

    For assistance to owners of eligible multifamily housing projects insured, or formerly insured, under the National Housing Act, as amended, or which are otherwise eligible for assistance under section 201(c) of the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1715z-1a), in the program of assistance for troubled multifamily housing projects under the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978, as amended, all uncommitted balances of excess rental charges as of September 30, 1990, and any collections and other amounts in the fund authorized under section 201(j) of the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978, as amended, during fiscal year 1991, to remain available until expended: Provided, That assistance to an owner of a multifamily housing project assisted, but not insured, under the National Housing Act may be made if the project owner and the mortgagee have provided or agreed to provide assistance to the project in a manner as determined by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION FUND

    For payment to cover losses, not otherwise provided for, sustained by the Special Risk Insurance Fund and General Insurance Fund as authorized by the National Housing Act, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1715z-3(b) and 1735c(f)), $317,366,000, to remain available until expended.

    During fiscal year 1991, within the resources available, gross obligations for direct loans are authorized in such amounts as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of the National Housing Act, as amended.

    During fiscal year 1991, additional commitments to guarantee loans to carry out the purposes of the National Housing Act, as amended, shall not exceed a loan principal of $75,000,000,000.

    During fiscal year 1991, gross obligations for direct loans of not to exceed $151,125,000 are authorized for payments under section 230(a) of the National Housing Act, as amended, from the insurance fund chargeable for benefits on the mortgage covering the property to which the payments made relate, and payments in connection with such obligations are hereby approved.

NONPROFIT SPONSOR ASSISTANCE

    During fiscal year 1991, within the resources and authority available, gross obligations for the principal amounts of direct loans shall not exceed $1,100,000.

DRUG ELIMINATION GRANTS FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSING

    For grants to public housing agencies for use in eliminating drug-related crime in public housing projects authorized by 42 U.S.C. 11901-11908, and for drug information clearinghouse services authorized by 42 U.S.C. 11921-11925, $150,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That $1,000,000 of the foregoing amount shall be available for grants, contracts, or other assistance for technical assistance and training for or on behalf of public housing agencies and resident organizations (including the costs of necessary travel for participants in such training): Provided further, That funds made available under this heading, with the exception of the $1,000,000 specified in the previous proviso, shall not be made available until September 1, 1991, and pursuant to section 202(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987, this action is a necessary (but secondary) result of a significant policy change.

Government National Mortgage Association

GUARANTEES OF MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES

    During fiscal year 1991, new commitments to issue guarantees to carry out the purposes of section 306 of the National Housing Act, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1721g), shall not exceed $80,000,000,000 of loan principal.

Homeless Assistance

EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANTS PROGRAM

    For the emergency shelter grants program, as authorized under subtitle B of title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (Public Law 100-77), as amended, $73,164,000, to remain available until expended.

TRANSITIONAL AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

    For the transitional and supportive housing demonstration program, as authorized under subtitle C of title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (Public Law 100-77), as amended, $150,000,000, to remain available until expended.

SUPPLEMENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR FACILITIES TO ASSIST THE HOMELESS

    For grants for supplemental assistance for facilities to assist the homeless as authorized under subtitle D of title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (Public Law 100-77), as amended, $11,263,000, to remain available until expended.

SECTION 8 MODERATE REHABILITATION

SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY

    For assistance under the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1437f), for the section 8 moderate rehabilitation program, to be used to assist homeless individuals pursuant to section 441 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11401), $105,000,000, to remain available until expended.

Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bank

ASSISTANCE FOR SOLAR AND CONSERVATION IMPROVEMENTS

    All funds previously appropriated under this head that are recaptured or that otherwise are or become available for obligation in fiscal year 1991 or thereafter, including all such amounts affected by the order of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, in Dabney v. Reagan, 82 Civ. 2231-CSH, dated March 20, 1985, shall be withdrawn, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1555 et seq.

Community Planning and Development

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

    For grants to States and units of general local government and for related expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for carrying out a community development grants program as authorized by title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5301), $3,200,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993: Provided, That $31,930,000 shall be available for grants to Indian tribes pursuant to section 106(b)(7)(A) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5301) and not to exceed $14,500,000 shall be available for ‘special purpose grants’ pursuant to section 107 of such Act: Provided further, That not to exceed 20 per centum of any grant made with funds appropriated herein (other than a grant using funds under section 107(b)(3) of such Act or funds set aside in the following provisos) shall be expended for ‘Planning and Management Development’ and ‘Administration’ as defined in regulations promulgated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development: Provided further, That $5,000,000 shall be made available from the foregoing $3,200,000,000 to carry out a child care demonstration under section 222 of the Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701z-6 note): Provided further, That $2,000,000 shall be made available from the foregoing $3,200,000,000 to carry out a neighborhood development demonstration under section 123 of the Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983 (Public Law 98-181): Provided further, That after September 30, 1990, no funds provided or heretofore provided in this or any other appropriations Act shall be used to establish or supplement a revolving fund under section 104(h) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and pursuant to section 202(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987, this action is a necessary (but secondary) result of a significant policy change.

    During fiscal year 1991, total commitments to guarantee loans, as authorized by section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5301), shall not exceed $140,000,000 of contingent liability for loan principal.

REHABILITATION LOAN FUND

    During fiscal year 1991, collections, unexpended balances of prior appropriations (including any recoveries of prior obligations) and any other amounts in the revolving fund established pursuant to section 312 of the Housing Act of 1964, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1452b), after September 30, 1990, are available and may be used for commitments for loans and operating costs and the capitalization of delinquent interest on delinquent or defaulted loans notwithstanding section 312(h) of such Act: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act may be used to sell any loan asset that the Secretary holds as evidence of indebtedness under such section 312.

URBAN HOMESTEADING

    For reimbursement to the Federal Housing Administration Fund or the Rehabilitation Loan Fund for losses incurred under the urban homesteading program (12 U.S.C. 1706e), and for reimbursement to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Agriculture for properties conveyed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Agriculture, respectively, for use in connection with an urban homesteading program approved by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to section 810 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and for reimbursement to the Resolution Trust Corporation for properties conveyed by such Corporation for such use, in accordance with section 810(g)(3) of such Act, $13,000,000, to remain available until expended, and of which not to exceed $250,000 shall be available to provide technical assistance as authorized by section 810(c) of such Act.

Policy Development and Research

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

    For contracts, grants, and necessary expenses of programs of research and studies relating to housing and urban problems, not otherwise provided for, as authorized by title V of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701z-1 et seq.), including carrying out the functions of the Secretary under section 1(a)(1)(i) of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1968, $28,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992.

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

FAIR HOUSING ACTIVITIES

    For contracts, grants, and other assistance, not otherwise provided for, as authorized by title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, and section 561 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, $12,410,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992: Provided, That not less than $5,810,000 shall be available to carry out activities pursuant to section 561 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987 and the demonstration period authorized in section 561(e) of such Act shall be deemed to be September 30, 1991.

Management and Administration

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For necessary administrative and nonadministrative expenses of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, not otherwise provided for, including not to exceed $7,000 for official reception and representation expenses, $825,500,000, of which $396,000,000 shall be provided from the various funds of the Federal Housing Administration: Provided, That during fiscal year 1991, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Housing and Urban Development shall maintain an average employment of at least 1,411 for public and Indian housing programs and an average field employment of at least 1,950 staff years for multifamily insured mortgage programs and activities.

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $39,283,000, of which $10,000,000 shall be transferred from the various funds of the Federal Housing Administration.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law or other requirement, the City of Lebanon, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is authorized to retain any land disposition proceeds from the financially closed-out Southside Urban Renewal Project (R-635(C)) not paid to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to use such proceeds in accordance with the requirements of the community development block grant program specified in title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Lebanon shall retain such proceeds in a lump sum and shall be entitled to retain and use, in accordance with this paragraph, all past and future earnings from such proceeds, including any interest.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law or other requirement, the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts, is authorized to retain any land disposition proceeds or urban renewal grant funds that remain after the financial closeout of the Theater Row Urban Renewal Project, and to use such funds in accordance with the requirements of the community development block grant program specified in title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Lawrence shall retain such funds in a lump sum and shall be entitled to retain and use, in accordance with this paragraph, all past and future earnings from such funds, including any interest.

    The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall cancel the indebtedness of the Eastern New Mexico Natural Gas Association, Inc., a nonprofit organization, relating to the public facilities loan (Project No. NM-29-PFL0025), dated June 1, 1967, under title II of the Housing Amendments of 1955. The Eastern New Mexico Natural Gas Association, Inc., is relieved of all liability to the Government for the outstanding principal balance on such loan, for the amount of accrued interest on such loan, and for any other fees and charges payable in connection with such loan.

    That on the date of enactment of this Act, the note or other obligation represented by loan number 070024914 under such section 312, together with any promise to repay the unpaid principal, unpaid interest that has accrued on the note or obligation, and any other fees and charges payable in connection with it, shall be forgiven, and any other term or condition specified by the note or other obligation shall be canceled.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law or other requirement, the City of Nanticoke, the Borough of Plymouth, and the Borough of Forty Fort, all in the County of Luzerne and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, are authorized to retain any categorical settlement grant funds, urban renewal grant funds, and land disposition proceeds that remain after the financial closeout of the Lower Broadway Disaster Urban Renewal Project (No. B-79-UR-42-0001) in the City of Nanticoke, the Plymouth Disaster Urban Renewal Project (No. PA-R-617 and No. B-79-UR-42-0007) in the Borough of Plymouth, and the Forty Fort Disaster Urban Renewal Project (No. PA-R-613 and No. B-79-UR-42-0003) in the Borough of Forty Fort, respectively, and to use such funds in accordance with the requirements of the community development block grant program specified in title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Nanticoke, the Borough of Plymouth, and the Borough of Forty Fort shall retain such funds in a lump sum and shall be entitled to retain and use, in accordance with this paragraph, all past and future earnings from such funds, including any interest.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law or other requirement, the City of Pittsfield in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is authorized to retain any land disposition proceeds from the financially closed-out Columbus Urban Renewal Project, Parcel 5 (No. Mass. R-90) not paid to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to use such proceeds in accordance with the requirements of the community development block grant program specified in title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Pittsfield shall retain such proceeds in a lump sum and shall be entitled to retain and use, in accordance with this paragraph, all past and future earnings from such proceeds, including any interest.

    Of the funds heretofore provided in Public Law 99-500 and Public Law 99-591 for grants pursuant to section 17(d)(4)(G) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, $1,450,000 shall be available for obligation for Dunes East Housing Development Grant project, number GA008HG501, through September 30, 1991, notwithstanding section 152 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987 and section 17(d)(4)(G) of the United States Housing Act of 1937.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law or other requirement, the city of New Haven, Connecticut, is authorized to retain any land disposition proceeds or urban renewal grant funds that remain after the financial closeout of the Church Street Urban Renewal Project (No. Conn. R-2), and to use such funds in accordance with the requirements of the community development block grant program specified in title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The city of New Haven shall retain such funds in a lump sum and shall be entitled to retain and use, in accordance with this subsection, all past and future earnings from such funds, including any interest.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law or other requirement, the Borough of East Stroudsburg, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is authorized to retain any land disposition proceeds from the closed-out Courtland Plaza Urban Renewal Project (No. PA-R-352) not paid to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to use such proceeds in accordance with the requirements of the community development block grant program specified in title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The Borough of East Stroudsburg shall retain such proceeds in a lump sum and shall be entitled to retain and use all past and future earnings from such proceeds, including any interest.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law or other requirement, the City of Roanoke, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is authorized to retain any land disposition proceeds from the financially closed-out Downtown East Urban Renewal Project (R-42) not paid to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to use such proceeds in accordance with the requirements of the community development block grant program specified in title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Roanoke shall retain such proceeds in a lump sum and shall be entitled to retain and use, in accordance with this paragraph, all past and future earnings from such proceeds, including any interest.

    The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall cancel the indebtedness of the Town of Fairmount Heights, Maryland, relating to the public facilities loan (Project No. MD-18-PFL0003) issued July 1, 1969, under title II of the Housing Amendments of 1955. The Town of Fairmount Heights is relieved of all liability to the Government for the outstanding principal balance on such loan, for the amount of accrued interest on such loan, and for any other fees and charges payable in connection with such loan.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall approve the use by the Housing Authority of the City of Seattle of excess residual reserve receipts from the Bay View Tower (No. 127-38044) and Market House Projects (No. WA19-8023-005) for any purpose which inures to the benefit of the low-income tenants of federally or locally financed projects owned by the Authority. Excess residual receipt funds are those receipts in excess of 25 percent of the average annual operating costs during the immediately preceding five-year period.

    The $784,000 in the Housing Development Action Grant (HoDAG) funding previously awarded to the City of Santa Cruz, California by the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Section 17 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437o), as amended, are hereby restored to the City of Santa Cruz from previously appropriated funds for the construction of low-income housing at the site known as the Alborada project.

    Section 17(f) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437o(f)) is amended by inserting after ‘or State of Vermont’ the following: ‘or State of Maryland or City of West Hollywood, California’. This amendment to section 17(f) shall also apply retroactively to any structure assisted under a program of the City of West Hollywood.

    Section 203(b)(2) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1709(b)(2)) is amended by striking ‘(185 percent during fiscal year 1990)’ and inserting the following: ‘(185 percent during fiscal year 1991)’.

    During fiscal year 1991, notwithstanding any other provision of law, average employment in the headquarter’s offices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development shall not exceed: (1) 28 staff years for the Immediate Office of the Secretary/Under Secretary, (2) 18 staff years for the Deputy Under Secretary for Field Coordination, (3) 20 staff years for the Office of Public Affairs, (4) 28 staff years for the Office of Legislation and Congressional Relations, (5) 1,152 staff years for the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner, of which 25 staff years shall be for data management reform and preservation activities only, (6) 162 staff years for the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, (7) 274 staff years for the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, (8) 162 staff years for the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, (9) 172 staff years for the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and (10) 224 staff years for the Office of General Counsel, of which not more than 15 staff years shall be for the Immediate Office of the General Counsel: Provided, That the Office of Drug-Free Neighborhoods shall be transferred from the Office of General Counsel to the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing and included within the staff years provided herein therefor: Provided further, That no funds may be used from any amounts provided in this or any other Act for details of employees from any organization in the Department of Housing and Urban Development to any organization included under the budget activity ‘Departmental Management’.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, regulation or other requirement, the Secretary shall not require any public housing agency or Indian housing authority to seek competitive bids for the procurement of any line of insurance when such public housing agency or Indian housing authority purchases such line of insurance from a nonprofit insurance entity, owned and controlled by public housing agencies or Indian housing authorities, and approved by the Secretary. In establishing standards for approval of such nonprofit insurance entities, the Secretary shall be assured that such entities have sufficient surplus capital to meet reasonably expected losses, reliable accounting systems, sound actuarial projections, and employees experienced in the insurance industry. The Secretary shall not place restrictions on the investment of funds of any such entity that is regulated by the insurance department of any State that describes the types of investments insurance companies licensed in such State may make. With regard to such entities that are not so regulated, the Secretary may establish investment guidelines that are comparable to State law regulating the investments of insurance companies.

    Section 102(a)(12) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5302(a)(12)) is amended by inserting after the period at the end the following new sentence: ‘Where the boundaries for a metropolitan city or urban county used for the 1980 census have changed as a result of annexation, the current population used to compute extent of growth lag shall be adjusted by multiplying the current population by the ratio of the population based on the 1980 census within the boundaries used for the 1980 census to the population based on the 1980 census within the current boundaries.’. The amendment made by this paragraph shall apply to the first allocation of assistance under section 106 that is made after the date of the enactment of this Act and to each allocation thereafter.

TITLE III

INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

American Battle Monuments Commission

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, of the American Battle Monuments Commission, including the acquisition of land or interest in land in foreign countries; purchases and repair of uniforms for caretakers of national cemeteries and monuments outside of the United States and its territories and possessions; rent of office and garage space in foreign countries; purchase (one for replacement only) and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and insurance of official motor vehicles in foreign countries, when required by law of such countries; $15,900,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That where station allowance has been authorized by the Department of the Army for officers of the Army serving the Army at certain foreign stations, the same allowance shall be authorized for officers of the Armed Forces assigned to the Commission while serving at the same foreign stations, and this appropriation is hereby made available for the payment of such allowance: Provided further, That when traveling on business of the Commission, officers of the Armed Forces serving as members or as Secretary of the Commission may be reimbursed for expenses as provided for civilian members of the Commission: Provided further, That the Commission shall reimburse other Government agencies, including the Armed Forces, for salary, pay, and allowances of personnel assigned to it: Provided further, That section 509 of the general provisions carried in title V of this Act shall not apply to the funds provided under this heading: Provided further, That not more than $125,000 of the private contributions to the Korean War Memorial Fund may be used for administrative support of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board including travel by members of the board authorized by the Commission, travel allowances to conform to those provided by Federal Travel regulations.

Commission on National and Community Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For use in establishing and paying the salaries and expenses of the Commission on National and Community Service under subtitle G of title I of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (S. 1430, as passed by the Senate on October 16, 1990), $2,000,000.

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

    For use in carrying out the programs, activities and initiatives under subtitles B through F of title I of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (S. 1430, as passed by the Senate on October 16, 1990), $55,000,000.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, including hire of passenger motor vehicles, services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for GS-18, purchase of nominal awards to recognize non-Federal officials’ contributions to Commission activities, and not to exceed $500 for official reception and representation expenses, $37,109,000: Provided, That not more than $365,000 of these funds shall be available for personnel compensation and benefits for the Commissioners of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Court of Veterans Appeals

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses for the operation of the United States Court of Veterans Appeals as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 4051-4091, $7,481,000: Provided, That such sum shall be available without regard to section 509 of this Act.

Department of Defense--Civil

Cemeterial Expenses, Army

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses, as authorized by law, for maintenance, operation, and improvement of Arlington National Cemetery and Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, and not to exceed $1,000 for official reception and representation expenses; $12,236,000, to remain available until expended.

Environmental Protection Agency

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, including hire of passenger motor vehicles; hire, maintenance, and operation of aircraft; uniforms, or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901-5902; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for GS-18; purchase of reprints; library memberships in societies or associations which issue publications to members only or at a price to members lower than to subscribers who are not members; construction, alteration, repair, rehabilitation, and renovation of facilities, not to exceed $75,000 per project; and not to exceed $5,000 for official reception and representation expenses; $974,700,000: Provided, That none of these funds may be expended for purposes of Resource Conservation and Recovery Panels established under section 2003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 6913).

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, $37,000,000, of which $13,107,000 shall be derived from the Hazardous Substance Superfund trust fund and $575,000 shall be derived from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

    For research and development activities, $254,900,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992: Provided, That not more than $35,600,000 of these funds shall be available for procurement of laboratory equipment, supplies, and other operating expenses in support of research and development.

ABATEMENT, CONTROL, AND COMPLIANCE

    For abatement, control, and compliance activities, $1,006,525,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992: Provided, That up to $2,800,000 shall be available for grants and cooperative agreements to develop and implement asbestos training and accreditation programs: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the lease or purchase of a computer, from funds appropriated under this paragraph, to support the regional acid deposition monitoring program, and the planning and site acquisition for a new EPA Center for Ecology Research and Training, shall be established in the Bay City, Michigan, vicinity: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, from funds appropriated under this heading, the Administrator is authorized to make grants to ‘Federally recognized Indian tribes’ on such terms and conditions as he deems appropriate for the development of multimedia environmental programs: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated under this head shall be available to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pursuant to section 118(h)(3) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended: Provided further, That none of these funds may be expended for purposes of Resource Conservation and Recovery Panels established under section 2003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 6913), or for support to State, regional, local, and interstate agencies in accordance with subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, other than section 4008(a)(2) or 4009 (42 U.S.C. 6948, 6949).

BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

    For construction, repair, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment for facilities of, or use by, the Environmental Protection Agency, $40,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That none of the funds previously appropriated for the design and renovation of a Superfund laboratory at Edison, New Jersey to test and evaluate innovative technologies, except for those funds necessary for education outreach or permit applications, including design work essential to such applications, shall be spent in fiscal year 1991.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SUPERFUND

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), including sections 111 (c)(3), (c)(5), (c)(6), and (e)(4) (42 U.S.C. 9611), $1,616,228,000, consisting of $755,328,000 as authorized by section 517(a) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) and $860,900,000 as a payment from general revenues to the Hazardous Substance Superfund as authorized by section 517(b) of SARA, plus sums recovered on behalf of the Hazardous Substance Superfund in excess of $135,000,000 during fiscal year 1991, with all of such funds to remain available until expended: Provided, That funds appropriated under this heading may be allocated to other Federal agencies in accordance with section 111(a) of CERCLA: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 111(m) of CERCLA or any other provision of law, not to exceed $48,500,000 of the funds appropriated under this heading shall be available to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to carry out activities described in sections 104(i), 111(c)(4), and 111(c)(14) of CERCLA and section 118(f) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated under this heading shall be available for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to issue in excess of 40 toxicological profiles pursuant to section 104(i) of CERCLA during fiscal year 1991: Provided further, That the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall pay not more than $7,000 in interest to the City of New Brighton, Minnesota: Provided further, That no more than $233,000,000 of these funds shall be available for administrative expenses.

leaking underground storage tank trust fund

    For necessary expenses to carry out leaking underground storage tank cleanup activities authorized by section 205 of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, $65,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That no more than $6,000,000 shall be available for administrative expenses.

CONSTRUCTION GRANTS

    For necessary expenses to carry out the purposes of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, and the Water Quality Act of 1987, $2,100,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $2,047,800,000 shall be for title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended; and $16,500,000 shall be for making grants authorized under section 104(b)(3) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended; and $35,700,000 shall be for title V of the Water Quality Act of 1987, consisting of $15,700,000 for section 510 and $20,000,000 for section 513: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the $15,700,000 for section 510 and all funds that have been or will be appropriated under section 510 or Public Law 98-386, as amended by Public Law 99-88, shall be used to construct an international sewage treatment plant and related facilities in San Diego to treat Tijuana wastewater, and to carry out all activities, including planning, design, right-of-way acquisition, and building, which are necessary to complete that construction: Provided further, That, notwithstanding sections 602(b)(6) or 201(g)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, of the funds appropriated in this paragraph, amounts awarded in a capitalization grant to an agency of any State, including funds transferred pursuant to section 205(m), shall be available for providing assistance in that State for the construction of publicly owned treatment works as defined in section 212 of that Act.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall, to the fullest extent possible, ensure that at least 8 per centum of Federal funding for prime and subcontracts awarded in support of authorized programs, including grants, loans, and contracts for wastewater treatment and leaking underground storage tanks grants, be made available to business concerns or other organizations owned or controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (within the meaning of section 8(a) (5) and (6) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a) (5) and (6))), including historically black colleges and universities. For purposes of this section, economically and socially disadvantaged individuals shall be deemed to include women.

    Notwithstanding any provision of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Delavan Lake Sanitary District shall be entitled to retain all funds received under EPA construction grants c550549-01 and c550549-02.

    During fiscal year 1991, notwithstanding any other provision of law, average employment in the headquarter’s offices of the Environmental Protection Agency shall not exceed: (1) 45 workyears for the Immediate Office of the Administrator, including 1 to support the Superfund program; (2) 52 workyears for the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, including 2 to support the Superfund program; (3) 66 workyears for the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, including 3 to support the Superfund program; (4) 169 workyears for the Office of General Counsel, including 12 to support the Superfund program, 11 to support program management, 1 to support the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund program, and 1 to support the implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Amendments of 1988; (5) 52 workyears for the Office of International Activities; (6) 35 workyears for the Office of Federal Activities; (7) 270 workyears for the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, including 13 to support the Superfund program and 1 to support the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund program; (8) 1,367 workyears for the Office of Administration and Resources Management, including 263 to support the Superfund program, 9 to support the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund program, and 13 to support the implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Amendments of 1988.

    The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is required, by November 30, 1990, to issue a final decision on the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County’s pending 301(h) application.

Executive Office of the President

COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

    For necessary expenses of the Council on Environmental Quality and the Office of Environmental Quality, in carrying out their functions under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Public Law 91-190), the Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-224), and Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1977, including not to exceed $500 for official reception and representation expenses, and hire of passenger motor vehicles, $1,873,000.

NATIONAL SPACE COUNCIL

    For necessary expenses of the National Space Council, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; $1,363,000: Provided, That the National Space Council shall reimburse other agencies for not less than one-half of the personnel compensation costs of individuals detailed to it.

OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, in carrying out the purposes of the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6601 and 6671), hire of passenger motor vehicles, services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, not to exceed $1,500 for official reception and representation expenses, and rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia, $3,560,000: Provided, That the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall reimburse other agencies for not less than one-half of the personnel compensation costs of individuals detailed to it.

points of light foundation

    For necessary expenses of the President in carrying out title III of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (S. 1430, as passed by the Senate on October 16, 1990), relating to the Points of Light Foundation’s promotion of local problem solving through voluntary community service, $5,000,000: Provided, That not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the President shall prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report describing the use of funds made available by this appropriation.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, including hire and purchase of motor vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343); uniforms, or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901-5902; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for GS-18; expenses of attendance of cooperating officials and individuals at meetings concerned with the work of emergency preparedness; transportation in connection with the continuity of Government programs to the same extent and in the same manner as permitted the Secretary of a Military Department under 10 U.S.C. 2632; and not to exceed $2,500 for official reception and representation expenses, $143,000,000.

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $3,351,000.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND ASSISTANCE

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, to carry out activities under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.), the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, as amended (15 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.), the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2251 et seq.), the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), section 103 of the National Security Act (50 U.S.C. 404), and Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978, $282,624,000.

NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE FUND

(TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Of the funds available from the National Flood Insurance Fund for activities under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, $11,078,000 shall, upon enactment of this Act, be transferred to the ‘Salaries and expenses’ appropriation for administrative costs of the insurance and flood plain management programs and $46,023,000 shall, upon enactment of the Act, be transferred to the ‘Emergency management planning and assistance’ appropriation for flood plain management activities, including $4,720,000 for expenses under section 1362 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4103, 4127), which amount shall be available until September 30, 1992. In fiscal year 1991, no funds in excess of (1) $32,000,000 for operating expenses, (2) $183,500,000 for agents’ commissions and taxes, and (3) $3,500,000 for interest on Treasury borrowings shall be available from the National Flood Insurance Fund without prior notice to the Committees on Appropriations.

EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM

    There is hereby appropriated $134,000,000 to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to carry out an emergency food and shelter program pursuant to title III of Public Law 100-77, as amended: Provided, That total administrative costs shall not exceed three and one-half per centum of the total appropriation.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION

    The Superintendent of the Fire Academy, in exercising the powers and authority provided by section 7 of the Federal Fire Prevention Control Act of 1974, shall be subject to the exclusive direction of the Administrator, United States Fire Administration: Provided, That all funds appropriated by this or any other Act, with respect for any fiscal year, or otherwise made available, for the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, or any Fire Academy field programs, shall be placed under the exclusive control of the United States Fire Administration.

General Services Administration

CONSUMER INFORMATION CENTER

    For necessary expenses of the Consumer Information Center, including services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $1,540,000, to be deposited into the Consumer Information Center Fund: Provided, That the appropriations, revenues and collections deposited into the fund shall be available for necessary expenses of Consumer Information Center activities in the aggregate amount of $5,500,000. Administrative expenses of the Consumer Information Center in fiscal year 1991 shall not exceed $2,172,000. Appropriations, revenues, and collections accruing to this fund during fiscal year 1991 in excess of $5,500,000 shall remain in the fund and shall not be available for expenditure except as authorized in appropriations Acts.

Department of Health and Human Services

OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Consumer Affairs, including services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $1,964,000.

Interagency Council on the Homeless

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses of the Interagency Council on the Homeless, not otherwise provided for, as authorized by title II of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11311-11319), as amended, $1,083,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Council shall carry out its duties in the 10 standard Federal regions under section 203(a)(4) of such Act only through detail, on a non-reimbursable basis, of employees of the departments and agencies represented on the Council pursuant to section 202(a) of such Act.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, including research, development, operations, services, minor construction, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation and modification of real and personal property; purchase, hire, maintenance, and operation of other than administrative aircraft, necessary for the conduct and support of aeronautical and space research and development activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; $6,023,600,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992.

SPACE FLIGHT, CONTROL AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, in support of space flight, spacecraft control and communications activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, including operations, production, services, minor construction, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and modification of real and personal property; tracking and data relay satellite services as authorized by law; purchase, hire, maintenance and operation of other than administrative aircraft; $6,334,132,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992, of which $1,209,732,000 shall be used only for the purpose of payment, to the Federal Financing Bank, for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) loan: Provided, That such payment shall constitute settlement of all amounts owed on said loan: Provided further, That of the amounts provided herein for development and production of the Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM), $15,000,000 shall be available without fiscal year limitation for the competitive award of a contract to develop either (1) a second domestic source for the development and production of the ASRM carbon/carbon integral throat entrance (ITE) or (2) a second domestic source for the production of the ASRM carbon/carbon ITE unless the Administrator of NASA certifies to the Congress by February 1, 1991, that such application of funds is not in the best interest of the United States space program on the basis of cost, added assurance of reliable supply, expanded technology base, and technical risk reduction.

construction of facilities

    For construction, repair, rehabilitation and modification of facilities, minor construction of new facilities and additions to existing facilities, and for facility planning and design not otherwise provided, for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for the acquisition or condemnation of real property, as authorized by law, and, notwithstanding the limitations on the availability of funds appropriated under this heading by this appropriations Act, an amount of $10,000,000 appropriated hereunder is to remain available without fiscal year limitation and is appropriated for the operation and maintenance of a new visitor center on the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center to be constructed solely through the use of nonappropriated funds and for the provision of ancillary features such as roads, parking lots, utility services, and exhibits, and without regard to 31 U.S.C. 3302, such amount or portions thereof may be invested in securities of the United States Government and the interest earned thereon may be retained and used for the aforesaid purposes, except that these appropriated funds and interest earned thereon shall not be used to construct the new visitor center building nor for the payment, directly and indirectly, of principal or interest on any debt obligation incurred with respect to the new visitor center building, $497,900,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993: Provided, That, notwithstanding the limitation on the availability of funds appropriated under this heading by this appropriations Act, when any activity has been initiated by the incurrence of obligations therefor, the amount available for such activity shall remain available until expended, except that this provision shall not apply to the amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization for repair, rehabilitation and modification of facilities, minor construction of new facilities and additions to existing facilities, and facility planning and design: Provided further, That no amount appropriated pursuant to this or any other Act may be used for the lease or construction of a new contractor-funded facility for exclusive use in support of a contract or contracts with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under which the Administration would be required to substantially amortize through payment or reimbursement such contractor investment, unless an appropriations Act specifies the lease or contract pursuant to which such facilities are to be constructed or leased or such facility is otherwise identified in such Act: Provided further, That the Administrator may authorize such facility lease or construction, if he determines, in consultation with the Committees on Appropriations, that deferral of such action until the enactment of the next appropriations Act would be inconsistent with the interest of the Nation in aeronautical and space activities.

RESEARCH AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

    For necessary expenses of research in Government laboratories, management of programs and other activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, not otherwise provided for, including uniforms or allowances therefore, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902); awards, lease, hire, maintenance and operation of administrative aircraft; purchase (not to exceed thirty-three for replacement only) and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and maintenance and repair of real and personal property, and not in excess of $200,000 per project for construction of new facilities and additions to existing facilities, repairs, and rehabilitation and modification of facilities; $2,211,900,000: Provided, That contracts may be entered into under this appropriation for maintenance and operation of facilities, and for other services, to be provided during the next fiscal year: Provided further, That not to exceed $35,000 of the foregoing amount shall be available for scientific consultations or extraordinary expense, to be expended upon the approval or authority of the Administrator and his determination shall be final and conclusive.

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $10,500,000.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    The NASA Administrator shall, to the fullest extent possible, ensure that at least 8 per centum of Federal funding for prime and subcontracts awarded in support of authorized programs, including the space station by the time operational status is obtained, be made available to business concerns or other organizations owned or controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (within the meaning of section 8(a) (5) and (6) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a) (5) and (6))), including historically black colleges and universities. For purposes of this section, economically and socially disadvantaged individuals shall be deemed to include women.

    During fiscal year 1991, notwithstanding any other provision of law, average employment in the headquarter’s offices of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall not exceed: (1) 48 staff years for the Office of the Administrator; (2) 184 staff years for the Headquarters Operations; (3) 44 staff years for the Office of Commercial Programs; (4) 10 staff years for the Office of Explorations; (5) 40 staff years for the Office of General Counsel; (6) 189 staff years for Agency Management; (7) 75 staff years for the Office of External Relations; (8) 29 staff years for the Office of Legislative Affairs; (9) 229 staff years for the Office of Space Science and Applications; (10) 144 staff years for the Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology; (11) 482 staff years for the Office of Space Flight, including Level I and Level II activities for the Space Station; (12) 61 staff years for the Office of Space Operations; (13) 111 staff years for the Office of the Comptroller: Provided, That no funds may be used from amounts provided in this or any other Act for details of employees from any organization in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to any organization included under the budget activity ‘Research and program management’, except those details which involve developmental or critical short-term staffing assignments.

National Credit Union Administration

CENTRAL LIQUIDITY FACILITY

    During fiscal year 1991, gross obligations of the Central Liquidity Facility for the principal amount of new direct loans to member credit unions as authorized by the National Credit Union Central Liquidity Facility Act (12 U.S.C. 1795) shall not exceed $600,000,000: Provided, That administrative expenses of the Central Liquidity Facility in fiscal year 1991 shall not exceed $893,000.

National Science Foundation

RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

For necessary expenses in carrying out the purposes of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1861-1875), and the Act to establish a National Medal of Science (42 U.S.C. 1880-1881); services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; maintenance and operation of aircraft and purchase of flight services for research support; acquisition of aircraft; $1,694,200,000 to remain available until September 30, 1992: Provided, That receipts for scientific support services and materials furnished by the National Research Centers and other National Science Foundation supported research facilities may be credited to this appropriation: Provided further, That to the extent that the amount appropriated is less than the total amount authorized to be appropriated for included program activities, all amounts, including floors and ceilings, specified in the authorizing Act for those program activities or their subactivities shall be reduced proportionally.

ACADEMIC RESEARCH FACILITIES

    For necessary expenses in carrying out an academic research facilities program pursuant to the purposes of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1861-1875), including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia, $20,478,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

    For necessary program development and management expenses in carrying out the purposes of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1861-1875), and the Act to establish a National Medal of Science (42 U.S.C. 1880-1881); services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; hire of passenger motor vehicles; not to exceed $6,000 for official reception and representation expenses; uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902); rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia; reimbursement of the General Services Administration for security guard services; $101,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992: Provided, That contracts may be entered into under program development and management in fiscal year 1991 for maintenance and operation of facilities, and for other services, to be provided during the next fiscal year.

UNITED STATES ANTARCTIC PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

    For necessary expenses in carrying out the research and operational support for the United States Antarctic Program pursuant to the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1861-1875); maintenance and operation of aircraft and purchase of flight services for research and operations support; improvement of environmental practices and enhancements of safety; maintenance and operation of research ships and charter or lease of ships for research and operations support; hire of passenger motor vehicles; not to exceed $2,500 for official reception and representation expenses; $100,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That receipts for support services and materials provided for non-Federal activities may be credited to this appropriation.

UNITED STATES ANTARCTIC LOGISTICAL SUPPORT ACTIVITIES

    For necessary expenses in reimbursing Federal agencies for logistical and other related activities for the United States Antarctic Program pursuant to the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1861-1875); maintenance, and operation of aircraft and purchase of flight services for research and operations support; improvement of environmental practices and enhancements of safety; maintenance and operation of research ships and charter or lease of ships for research and operations support; hire of passenger motor vehicles; not to exceed $75,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That receipts for support services and materials provided for non-Federal activities may be credited to this appropriation.

EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES ACTIVITIES

    For necessary expenses in carrying out science and engineering education and human resources programs and activities pursuant to the purposes of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1861-1875), including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia, $322,350,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992: Provided, That to the extent that the amount of this appropriation is less than the total amount authorized to be appropriated for included program activities, all amounts, including floors and ceilings, specified in the authorizing Act for those program activities or their subactivities shall be reduced proportionally.

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $3,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1992.

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation

PAYMENT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION

    For payment to the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation for use in neighborhood reinvestment activities, as authorized by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Act (42 U.S.C. 8101-8107), $25,554,000.

Selective Service System

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses of the Selective Service System, including expenses of attendance at meetings and of training for uniformed personnel assigned to the Selective Service System, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 4101-4118) for civilian employees; and not to exceed $1,000 for official reception and representation expenses; $26,635,000: Provided, That during the current fiscal year, the President may exempt this appropriation from the provisions of 31 U.S.C. 1341, whenever he deems such action to be necessary in the interest of national defense: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated by this Act may be expended for or in connection with the induction of any person into the Armed Forces of the United States: Provided further, That notwithstanding the provisions of 50 U.S.C. App. 460(g), none of the funds appropriated by this Act may be obligated in connection with the preparation of more than one report each year to the Congress covering the operation of the Selective Service System.

TITLE IV

CORPORATIONS

    Corporations and agencies of the Department of Housing and Urban Development which are subject to the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended, are hereby authorized to make such expenditures, within the limits of funds and borrowing authority available to each such corporation or agency and in accord with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Act as may be necessary in carrying out the programs set forth in the budget for 1991 for such corporation or agency except as hereinafter provided: Provided, That collections of these corporations and agencies may be used for new loan or mortgage purchase commitments only to the extent expressly provided for in this Act (unless such loans are in support of other forms of assistance provided for in this or prior appropriations Acts), except that this proviso shall not apply to the mortgage insurance or guaranty operations of these corporations, or where loans or mortgage purchases are necessary to protect the financial interest of the United States Government.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

FSLIC RESOLUTION FUND

    For payment of expenditures, in fiscal year 1991, of the FSLIC Resolution Fund, for which other funds available to the FSLIC Resolution Fund as authorized by Public Law 101-73 are insufficient, $22,000,000,000: Provided, That the Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation shall provide quarterly reports to the Committees on Appropriations beginning November 15, 1989, on the receipts, disbursements, cash balance, estimated Treasury payments required by fiscal year, and total estimated costs to the FSLIC Resolution Fund.

Resolution Trust Corporation

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $10,785,000.

TITLE V

GENERAL PROVISIONS

    SECTION 501. Where appropriations in titles I, II, and III of this Act are expendable for travel expenses and no specific limitation has been placed thereon, the expenditures for such travel expenses may not exceed the amounts set forth therefor in the budget estimates submitted for the appropriations: Provided, That this section shall not apply to travel performed by uncompensated officials of local boards and appeal boards of the Selective Service System; to travel performed directly in connection with care and treatment of medical beneficiaries of the Department of Veterans Affairs; to travel performed in connection with major disasters or emergencies declared or determined by the President under the provisions of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; to site-related travel performed in connection with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended; to site-related travel under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended; to travel performed by the Offices of Inspector General in connection with audits and investigations; or to payments to interagency motor pools where separately set forth in the budget schedules: Provided further, That if appropriations in titles I, II, and III exceed the amounts set forth in budget estimates initially submitted for such appropriations, the expenditures for travel may correspondingly exceed the amounts therefor set forth in the estimates in the same proportion.

    SEC. 502. Appropriations and funds available for the administrative expenses of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Selective Service System shall be available in the current fiscal year for purchase of uniforms, or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902); hire of passenger motor vehicles; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.

    SEC. 503. Funds of the Department of Housing and Urban Development subject to the Government Corporation Control Act or section 402 of the Housing Act of 1950 shall be available, without regard to the limitations on administrative expenses, for legal services on a contract or fee basis, and for utilizing and making payment for services and facilities of Federal National Mortgage Association, Government National Mortgage Association, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Federal Financing Bank, Resolution Trust Corporation, Federal Reserve banks or any member thereof, Federal Home Loan banks, and any insured bank within the meaning of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Act, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1811-1831).

    SEC. 504. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.

    SEC. 505. No funds appropriated by this Act may be expended--

      (1) pursuant to a certification of an officer or employee of the United States unless--

        (A) such certification is accompanied by, or is part of, a voucher or abstract which describes the payee or payees and the items or services for which such expenditure is being made, or

        (B) the expenditure of funds pursuant to such certification, and without such a voucher or abstract, is specifically authorized by law; and

      (2) unless such expenditure is subject to audit by the General Accounting Office or is specifically exempt by law from such audit.

    SEC. 506. None of the funds provided in this Act to any department or agency may be expended for the transportation of any officer or employee of such department or agency between his domicile and his place of employment, with the exception of any officer or employee authorized such transportation under title 31, United States Code, section 1344.

    SEC. 507. None of the funds provided in this Act may be used for payment, through grants or contracts, to recipients that do not share in the cost of conducting research resulting from proposals not specifically solicited by the Government: Provided, That the extent of cost sharing by the recipient shall reflect the mutuality of interest of the grantee or contractor and the Government in the research.

    SEC. 508. None of the funds provided in this Act may be used, directly or through grants, to pay or to provide reimbursement for payment of the salary of a consultant (whether retained by the Federal Government or a grantee) at more than the daily equivalent of the maximum rate paid for GS-18, unless specifically authorized by law.

    SEC. 509. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act for personnel compensation and benefits shall be available for other object classifications set forth in the budget estimates submitted for the appropriations: Provided, That this section shall not apply to any part of the appropriations contained in this Act for Offices of Inspector General personnel compensation and benefits.

    SEC. 510. None of the funds in this Act shall be used to pay the expenses of, or otherwise compensate, non-Federal parties intervening in regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings. Nothing herein affects the authority of the Consumer Product Safety Commission pursuant to section 7 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2056 et seq.).

    SEC. 511. Except as otherwise provided under existing law or under an existing Executive order issued pursuant to an existing law, the obligation or expenditure of any appropriation under this Act for contracts for any consulting service shall be limited to contracts which are (1) a matter of public record and available for public inspection, and (2) thereafter included in a publicly available list of all contracts entered into within twenty-four months prior to the date on which the list is made available to the public and of all contracts on which performance has not been completed by such date. The list required by the preceding sentence shall be updated quarterly and shall include a narrative description of the work to be performed under each such contract.

    SEC. 512. Except as otherwise provided by law, no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be obligated or expended by any executive agency, as referred to in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) for a contract for services unless such executive agency (1) has awarded and entered into such contract in full compliance with such Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder, and (2) requires any report prepared pursuant to such contract, including plans, evaluations, studies, analyses and manuals, and any report prepared by the agency which is substantially derived from or substantially includes any report prepared pursuant to such contract, to contain information concerning (A) the contract pursuant to which the report was prepared, and (B) the contractor who prepared the report pursuant to such contract.

    SEC. 513. Except as otherwise provided in section 506, none of the funds provided in this Act to any department or agency shall be obligated or expended to provide a personal cook, chauffeur, or other personal servants to any officer or employee of such department or agency.

    SEC. 514. None of the funds provided in this Act to any department or agency shall be obligated or expended to procure passenger automobiles as defined in 15 U.S.C. 2001 with an EPA estimated miles per gallon average of less than 22 miles per gallon.

    SEC. 515. Such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 1991 pay raises for programs funded by this Act shall be absorbed within the levels appropriated in this Act.

    SEC. 516. After January 1, 1991, and for the duration of fiscal year 1991, within the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the number of noncareer appointees to the Senior Executive Service shall not exceed 13 per centum of the total number of Senior Executive Service positions in such department, unless the Office of Personnel Management approves a waiver to exceed that limitation in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3134. The Office of Personnel Management, in consultation with the Office of Management and Budget, shall undertake an expedited review of Senior Executive Service positions in the Department of Housing and Urban Development and report its findings, recommendations, and justification for any waiver determination to the Congress by December 15, 1990.

    SEC. 517. None of the funds appropriated in title II of this Act, or otherwise available to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, shall be used for first class travel of any Department official or employee unless required by medical necessity or on airplane flights longer than seven hours.

    SEC. 518. None of the funds appropriated under title I of this Act shall be used to enter into any new lease of real property if the estimated annual rental is more than $300,000, unless the Secretary submits, in writing, a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the Congress and a period of 30 days has expired following the date on which the report is received by the Committees on Appropriations.

    SEC. 519(a). The Resolution Trust Corporation (‘Corporation’) shall report to the Congress at least once a month on the status of the review required by section 21A(b)(11)(B) of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act and the actions taken with respect to the agreements described in such section. The report shall describe, for each such agreement, the review that has been conducted and the action that has been taken, if any, to rescind or to restructure, modify, or renegotiate the agreement. In describing the action taken, the Corporation is not required to provide detailed information regarding an ongoing investigation or negotiation. The Corporation shall exercise any and all legal rights to restructure, modify, renegotiate or rescind such agreement, notwithstanding any other provision of law, where the savings would be realized.

    (b) To expend any appropriated funds for the purpose of restructuring, modifying, or renegotiating the agreements described in subsection (a), the Corporation shall certify to the Congress, for each such agreement, the following:

      (1) the Corporation has completed its review of the agreement, as required by section 21A(b)(11)(B) of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act;

      (2)(A) at the time of certification, in the opinion of the Corporation and based upon the information available to it, there is insufficient evidence or other indication of fraud, misrepresentation, failure to disclose a material fact, failure to perform under the terms of the agreement, improprieties in the bidding process, failure to comply with any law, rule or regulation regarding the validity of the agreement, or any other legal basis sufficient for the rescission of the agreement; or

      (B) at the time of certification, the Corporation finds that there may be sufficient evidence to provide a legal basis for the rescission of the assistance agreement, but the Corporation determines that it may be in the best interest of the Government to restructure, modify or renegotiate the assistance agreement; and

      (3) the Corporation has or will promptly exercise any and all legal rights to modify, renegotiate, or restructure the agreement where savings would be realized by such actions.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991’.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.