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Text of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1992

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H.R.2519

One Hundred Second Congress of the United States of America

AT THE FIRST SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January,

one thousand nine hundred and ninety-one

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, 1992, 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, 1992, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans Benefits Administration

COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    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), $15,841,620,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not less than $9,711,000 of the foregoing amount shall be transferred to ‘General operating expenses’ for necessary expenses in implementing those savings provisions authorized in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, the funding source for which is specifically provided as the ‘Compensation and pensions’ appropriation.

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), $635,400,000, 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), $25,740,000, to remain available until expended.

GUARANTY AND INDEMNITY PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For the cost, as defined in section 13201 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, including the cost of modifying loans, of direct and guaranteed loans authorized by 38 U.S.C. chapter 37, as amended, such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of the program.

    In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $39,689,000, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘General operating expenses’ to cover the common overhead expenses associated with implementing the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990.

LOAN GUARANTY PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For the cost, as defined in section 13201 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, including the cost of modifying loans, of direct and guaranteed loans authorized by 38 U.S.C. chapter 37, as amended, such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of the program.

    In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $85,870,000, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘General operating expenses’ to cover the common overhead expenses associated with implementing the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990.

DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For the cost, as defined in section 13201 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, including the cost of modifying loans, of direct loans authorized by 38 U.S.C. chapter 37, as amended, such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of the program: Provided, That during 1992, 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).

    In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan program, $1,368,000, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘General operating expenses’ to cover the common overhead expenses associated with implementing the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990.

EDUCATION LOAN FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For the cost, as defined in section 13201 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, including the cost of modifying loans, of direct loans authorized by 38 U.S.C. 1798, as amended, $8,000: Provided, That these funds are available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans not to exceed $21,000.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the education loan program, $307,000, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘General operating expenses’ to cover the common overhead expenses associated with implementing the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990.

vocational rehabilitation loans program account

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For the cost, as defined in section 13201 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, including the cost of modifying loans, of direct loans authorized by 38 U.S.C. chapter 31, as amended, $105,000: Provided, That these funds are available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans not to exceed $1,688,000.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the vocational rehabilitation revolving fund program, $936,000, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘General operating expenses’ to cover the common overhead expenses associated with implementing the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990.

Veterans Health Administration

medical care

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    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); $13,512,920,000, plus reimbursements: Provided, That of the sum appropriated, $8,740,000,000 is available only for expenses in the personnel compensation and benefits object classifications: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, $413,360,000 is for the equipment and land and structures object classifications only, which amount shall not become available for obligation until August 1, 1992: Provided further, That of the collections deposited in the ‘Medical care cost recovery revolving fund’ pursuant to the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, not more than $77,000,000 shall be available in fiscal year 1992 to cover the costs of collection activities: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, not to exceed $3,000,000 shall be available for transfer to the Medical Administration and Miscellaneous Operating Expenses Appropriation for quality assurance functions: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, $700,000 shall be made available for a rural mobile clinic in the State of Vermont.

medical and prosthetic research

    For necessary expenses in carrying out programs of medical and prosthetic research and development as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. chapter 73), to remain available until September 30, 1993, $227,000,000, plus reimbursements.

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, $40,479,000, 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, $500,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993.

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; 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; $796,000,000, of which $42,000,000 for the acquisition of automated data processing equipment and services to support the modernization program in the Veterans Benefits Administration shall not become available for obligation until September 1, 1992, and shall remain available for obligation until September 30, 1993: Provided, That in addition to the foregoing amount made available under this head, $14,100,000 is appropriated for the unbudgeted fiscal year 1992 incremental costs associated with Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm and such funds are hereby designated to be ‘emergency requirements’ for all purposes of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, That the funds appropriated in the preceding proviso shall be available only after submission to the Congress of a formal budget request by the President that designates said amount as an emergency requirement as defined in section 251(b)(2)(D) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided further, That the $616,658,000 appropriated for the Veterans Benefits Administration in the ‘General operating expenses’ appropriation of Public Law 101-507, is reduced to $613,658,000, and the $3,000,000 shall be available for the National Cemetery System.

NATIONAL CEMETERY SYSTEM

    For necessary operating expenses of the National Cemetery System not otherwise provided for, including uniforms or allowance therefor, as authorized by law; cemeterial expenses as authorized by law; purchase of six passenger motor vehicles, for use in cemeterial operations; and hire of passenger motor vehicles, $67,045,000.

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, $29,959,000.

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 230, 1004, 1006, 5002, 5003, 5006, 5008, 5009, 5010, and 5022 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, $414,250,000, 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 1992, for each approved project shall be obligated (1) by the awarding of a construction documents contract by September 30, 1992, and (2) by the awarding of a construction contract by September 30, 1993: 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 $100,000 of the funds made available under this heading shall be for the purchase of land adjacent to the Veterans Medical Center, Beckley, West Virginia.

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 230, 1004, 1006, 5002, 5003, 5006, 5008, 5009, 5010, and 5022 of title 38, United States Code, where the estimated cost of a project is less than $3,000,000, $190,701,000, 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 $41,176,000 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), $19,200,000, 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’: Provided, That from funds previously appropriated under this head, the Department of Veterans Affairs shall construct parking facilities with at least 1,500 spaces at the Detroit VA Medical Center.

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), $85,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1994.

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), $5,104,000, to remain available until September 30, 1994.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Any appropriation for 1992 for ‘Compensation and pensions’, ‘Readjustment benefits’, and ‘Veterans insurance and indemnities’ may be transferred to any other of the mentioned appropriations.

    Appropriations available to the Department of Veterans Affairs for 1992 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 1992 for ‘Compensation and pensions’, ‘Readjustment benefits’, and ‘Veterans insurance and indemnities’, 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 1991.

    Appropriations accounts available to the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 1992 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’.

    Notwithstanding the funding limitations contained in section 346 of Public Law 100-322 (May 20, 1988), appropriations available to the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 1992 for the National Cemetery System shall be available for the operation and maintenance of the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (formerly the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery): Provided, That the provisions of this paragraph regarding the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona shall be effective until (a) enactment into law of legislation concerning funding for the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona or (b) November 30, 1991, whichever first occurs.

    SEC. 101. (a) REGULATIONS FOR STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE IN DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS LABORATORIES- (1) Within the 120-day period beginning on the date on which the Secretary of Health and Human Services promulgates final regulations to implement the standards required by section 353 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 263a), the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in accordance with the Secretary’s authority under title 38, United States Code, shall prescribe regulations to assure consistent performance by medical facility laboratories under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of valid and reliable laboratory examinations and other procedures. Such regulations shall be prescribed in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services and shall establish standards equal to that applicable to other medical facility laboratories in accordance with the requirements of section 353(f) of the Public Health Service Act.

    (2) Such regulations--

      (A) may include appropriate provisions respecting waivers described in section 353(d) of such Act and accreditations described in section 353(e) of such Act; and

      (B) shall include appropriate provisions respecting compliance with such requirements.

    (b) REPORT- Within the 180-day period beginning on the date on which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs prescribes regulations required by subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of the Congress a report on those regulations.

    (c) DEFINITION- As used in this section, the term ‘medical facility laboratories’ means facilities for the biological, micro-biological, serological, chemical, immunohematological, hematological, biophysical, cytological, pathological, or other physical examination of materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease or impairment of, or the assessment of the health of, human beings.

TITLE II

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Housing Programs

HOMEOWNERSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE EVERYWHERE GRANTS (HOPE GRANTS)

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For the HOPE for Public and Indian Housing Homeownership Program as authorized under title III of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437aaa et seq.) and subtitle A of title IV of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), $161,000,000; for the HOPE for Homeownership of Multifamily Units Program as authorized under title III of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and subtitle B of title IV of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), $95,000,000; for the HOPE for Homeownership of Single Family Homes Program as authorized under title III of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and subtitle C of title IV of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, $95,000,000; and for the HOPE for Elderly Independence demonstration program as authorized under section 803(k) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, $10,000,000: Provided, That all amounts shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a mutual housing association shall qualify as an applicant under the HOPE for Homeownership of Multifamily Units Program: Provided further, That in selecting eligible families to acquire vacant units under the HOPE for Homeownership of Single Family Homes program, the recipient shall give a first preference to otherwise qualified eligible families who reside in public or Indian housing: Provided further, That of the amounts made available by this paragraph, $225,000,000 shall be derived by transfer from amounts made available for nonincremental use under the heading ‘Annual contributions for assisted housing’ in fiscal year 1991 and prior years which remains unreserved at the end of fiscal year 1991.

home investment partnerships program

    For the HOME investment partnerships program, as authorized under title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), $1,500,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Secretary shall not, as a condition of assisting a participating jurisdiction under such Act using amounts provided herein for fiscal year 1992 only, require any contributions by or in behalf of a participating jurisdiction, notwithstanding section 220 of such Act.

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR ASSISTED HOUSING

(INCLUDING RESCISSION 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, $8,070,201,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That to be added to and merged with the foregoing amounts, there shall be $2,287,000,000, consisting of $537,000,000 of budget authority previously made available under this head for nonincremental purposes which remains unreserved at the end of fiscal year 1991; and $1,750,000,000 of section 8 funds arising from the conversion to the new capital advance program of projects previously reserved under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 as it existed before enactment of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act: Provided further, That, from the foregoing total of $10,357,201,000, $227,170,000 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); $573,983,000 shall be for the development or acquisition cost of public housing, including $15,719,158 for a demolition/disposition demonstration program in Saint Louis, Missouri, pursuant to section 513 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), and, notwithstanding the 20 per centum limitation under section 5(j)(2) of the Act, of the $573,983,000 for the development or acquisition of public housing, $200,000,000 shall be awarded competitively for construction or major reconstruction of obsolete public housing projects, other than for Indian families: Provided further, That of the $10,357,201,000 total under this head, $2,800,975,000 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 $25,000,000 shall be for the risk assessment of lead and $5,000,000 shall be for technical assistance and training under section 20 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1437r), and $7,437,600 shall be for a demolition/disposition demonstration program in Saint Louis, Missouri, pursuant to section 513 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625): Provided further, That of the $10,357,201,000 total under this head, $915,750,000 shall be for the section 8 existing housing certificate program (42 U.S.C. 1437f), including $50,000,000 for a Foster Child Care demonstration program involving 11 States, $12,840,790 for a demolition/disposition demonstration program in Saint Louis, Missouri, pursuant to section 513 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), and $20,000,000 for a demonstration involving five cities with populations exceeding 400,000 in metropolitan areas with populations exceeding 1,500,000, under which the Secretary shall carry out metropolitan-wide programs, designed to assist families with children to move out of areas with high concentrations of persons living in poverty, through contracts with nonprofit organizations and through annual contributions contracts with public housing agencies for administration of housing assistance payments contracts: Provided further, That of the $10,357,201,000 total provided under this head, $794,167,000 shall be for the housing voucher program under section 8(o) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)); $2,300,000,000 shall be for amendments to section 8 contracts other than contracts for projects developed under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, as amended, including $70,000,000 which shall be for rental adjustments resulting from the application of an annual adjustment factor in accordance with section 801 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-235); $618,462,000 shall be for assistance for State or local units of government, tenant and nonprofit organizations to purchase projects where owners have indicated an intent to prepay mortgages and for assistance to be used as an incentive to prevent prepayment or for vouchers to aid eligible tenants adversely affected by mortgage prepayment, as authorized in the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), and of the $618,462,000 made available for such assistance, up to $25,000,000 shall be for use by nonprofit organizations, pursuant to section 212 of the Emergency Low Income Housing Preservation Act of 1987, as amended by the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), and for tenant and community-based nonprofit education, training and capacity building and the development of State and local preservation strategies; $88,884,000 shall be for section 8 assistance for property disposition; and $257,000,000 shall be for loan management: Provided further, That 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 be obligated for a contract term that is no more than five years: 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 sections 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 up to $167,000,000 of amounts of budget authority (and contract authority) reserved or obligated for the development or acquisition 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 herein provided, for programs under section 8 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1437f), which are recaptured during fiscal year 1992, 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 101-628, 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 of the $10,357,201,000 total, $50,000,000 shall be for housing opportunities for persons with AIDS under title VIII, subtitle D of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625) and $50,000,000 shall be for grants to States and units of general local government for the abatement of significant lead-based paint and lead dust hazards in low- and moderate-income owner-occupied units and low-income privately-owned rental units: Provided further, That such grant funds shall be available only for projects conducted by contractors certified and workers trained through a federally- or State-accredited program: Provided further, That, to be eligible for such grants, States and units of general local government must demonstrate the capability to identify significant-hazard housing units, to oversee the safe and effective conduct of the abatement, and to assure the future availability of abated units to low- and moderate-income persons; and $4,200,000 shall be for the housing demonstration under section 304(e)(1) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625); Provided further, That of the $54,250,000 earmarked in Public Law 101-507 for special purpose grants (104 Stat. 1351, 1357), $667,000 made available for the city of Chicago to assist the Ashland II Redevelopment Project shall instead be made available for the city of Chicago to assist the Marshway Project: Provided further, That notwithstanding the language preceding the first proviso of this paragraph, $150,000,000 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. 102-226) accompanying this H.R. 2519, including $500,000 for the city of Kansas City, Kansas to operate a social service center.

    Of the $10,357,201,000 total under this head, $538,808,000 shall be for capital advances for housing for the elderly as authorized by section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, as amended by section 801 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625); $451,200,000 shall be for project rental assistance for supportive housing for the elderly under such section 202(c)(2) of the Housing Act of 1959; $148,700,000 shall be for amendments to rental assistance contracts for projects for the elderly that receive capital advances or projects reserved under section 202 as it existed before enactment of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act; and $16,250,000 shall be for service coordinators pursuant to section 202(g) of the Housing Act of 1959, as amended by section 808 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625): Provided, That to the extent that the funding provided herein for rental assistance contracts for the elderly that receive capital advances is insufficient to match the units provided through capital advances, funds deemed excess in other section 8 programs may be added to and merged with the rental assistance funding to ensure that sufficient rental assistance units are available.

    Of the $10,357,201,000 total under this head, $102,860,000 shall be for capital advances for housing for persons with disabilities as authorized by section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625); $100,159,000 shall be for project rental assistance for persons with disabilities under section 811(b)(2) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act; and $23,300,000 shall be for amendments to rental assistance contracts for projects for the handicapped that receive capital advances, including projects previously reserved under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 as it existed before enactment of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act.

    The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall make a commitment and provide capital advance assistance under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, as amended by section 801 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, or section 811 of such Act if the project is for persons with disabilities, for any project for which there is a loan reservation under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 as it existed before enactment of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, if the loan has not been executed and recorded, and if the project is making satisfactory progress under 24 CFR section 885.230: Provided, That the Secretary shall not make such commitments and provide such capital advance assistance before January 1, 1992: Provided further, That the Secretary shall have the discretion until April 1, 1992 not to terminate a project and not to convert a project to capital advance assistance: Provided further, That upon converting a project to capital advance assistance, the loan reservation for such project shall be terminated: Provided further, That a project not making satisfactory progress under 24 CFR section 885.230 shall not have its loan reservation terminated before January 1, 1992, and the Secretary shall ensure that the processing of all projects through loan execution and recordation or the making of the capital advance is expedited, and that no project being so processed shall have the order in which it is processed arbitrarily changed: Provided further, That an owner of a project that is converted pursuant to this paragraph shall be permitted voluntarily to provide funds for capital costs in addition to the capital advance, from debt or other non-Federal sources.

    With respect to each project that has a loan reservation terminated pursuant to the immediately foregoing paragraph, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall convert each funding reservation that was made under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 or section 202(h) of the Housing Act of 1959, before enactment of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, to a commitment for project rental assistance under such section 202 as amended by section 801 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act or section 811 of the Act.

ASSISTANCE FOR THE RENEWAL OF EXPIRING SECTION 8 SUBSIDY CONTRACTS

    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, $7,355,128,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That funds provided under this paragraph may not be obligated for a contract term that is less than five years: 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.

    Further, for the foregoing purposes, $850,000,000, to become available for obligation on October 1, 1992, and to remain available for obligation until expended.

    For those projects in the State of Maine, the owners of which have converted their section 23 leased housing contracts (former section 23 of the Act, as amended by section 103(a), Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965, Public Law 89-117, 79 Stat. 451, 455) to section 8, the subsidy provided shall be for a five-year extension of such projects’ current housing assistance payments contracts.

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 1992 by not more than $2,393,000 in uncommitted balances of authorizations provided for this purpose in appropriations Acts.

RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM

(RESCISSION)

    The limitation otherwise applicable to the maximum payments that may be required in any fiscal year by all contracts entered into under section 101 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 (12 U.S.C. 1701s), is reduced in fiscal year 1992 by not more than $2,448,000 in uncommitted balances of authorizations provided for this purpose in appropriations Acts.

CONGREGATE SERVICES

    For contracts with and payments to public housing agencies and non-profit corporations for congregate services programs in accordance with the provisions of the Congregate Housing Services Act of 1978, as amended, $17,700,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993.

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), $2,450,000,000: Provided, That of the funds provided under this heading, $294,156,000 shall not become available for obligation until September 20, 1992.

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), section 106(a)(2), section 106(c), and section 106(d) of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, $6,025,000, of which $350,000 shall be available for the prepurchase and foreclosure-prevention counseling demonstration program.

FLEXIBLE SUBSIDY FUND

    For assistance to owners of eligible multifamily housing projects insured, or formerly insured, and 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, $50,000,000, and all uncommitted balances of excess rental charges as of September 30, 1991, 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 1992, 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.

FHA--MUTUAL MORTGAGE INSURANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    During fiscal year 1992, commitments to guarantee loans to carry out the purposes of section 203(b) of the National Housing Act, as amended, shall not exceed a loan principal of $60,000,000,000.

    For administrative expenses necessary to carry out the guaranteed loan program, $255,645,000, to be derived from the FHA-Mutual Mortgage Insurance Guaranteed Loans Receipt account, of which not to exceed $250,100,000 may be transferred to and merged with the appropriations for salaries and expenses; and of which not to exceed $5,545,000 may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for the Office of Inspector General.

FHA--GENERAL AND SPECIAL RISK PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For the cost, as defined in section 13201 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, including the cost of modifying loans, of guaranteed loans under such funds authorized by the National Housing Act, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1715z-3(b) and 1735c(f)), $54,911,000: Provided, That these funds are available to subsidize gross obligations for the total loan principal any part of which is to be guaranteed of not to exceed $8,651,901,000.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the guaranteed loan programs, $189,000,000, of which $184,900,000 shall be transferred and merged with the appropriations for salaries and expenses; and of which $4,100,000 shall be transferred and merged with the appropriation for the Office of Inspector General.

FHA--GENERAL AND SPECIAL RISK INSURANCE FUNDS

    On October 1, 1991, each outstanding obligation issued by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to section 520(b) of the National Housing Act, as amended, together with any promise to repay the principal and interest which has accrued on each obligation, and any other term or condition specified by each such obligation, is canceled.

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, $165,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That $5,700,000 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 $10,000,000 of the foregoing amount shall be made available for grants for federally assisted, low-income housing.

Government National Mortgage Association

GUARANTEES OF MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDES TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    During fiscal year 1992, 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 $74,769,293,000. For administrative expenses necessary to carry out the guaranteed mortgage-backed securities program, $6,595,000, to be derived from the GNMA--Guarantees of mortgage-backed securities guaranteed loan receipt account, of which not to exceed $6,595,000 may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for salaries and expenses.

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

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    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.

    The unexpended balances of the ‘Transitional housing demonstration program’, available from the appropriations enacted in Public Law 99-500 and Public Law 99-591, and the unexpended balances of the ‘Supportive housing demonstration program’, available from the appropriation enacted in Public Law 101-71, shall be added to and merged with amounts available under this heading.

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, notwithstanding section 837(c) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), 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.

SHELTER PLUS CARE: SECTION 8 MODERATE REHABILITATION, SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY

    For the Shelter Plus Care: Section 8 moderate rehabilitation, single room occupancy program, as authorized under subtitle F, part III, of title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (Public Law 100-77), as amended, $73,333,000, to remain available until expended.

SHELTER PLUS CARE: SECTION 202 RENTAL ASSISTANCE

    For the Shelter Plus Care: Section 202 rental assistance program, as authorized under subtitle F, part IV, of title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (Public Law 100-77), as amended, $37,200,000, to remain available until expended.

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), $3,400,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1994: Provided, That $33,930,000 shall be available for grants to Indian tribes pursuant to section 106(a)(1) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5301), $14,500,000 shall be available for ‘special purpose grants’ pursuant to section 107 of such Act, and $500,000 shall be available for a grant to demonstrate the feasibility of developing an integrated database system and computer mapping tool for compliance, programming, and evaluation of community development block grants pursuant to section 901 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990: 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 proviso) 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 $3,400,000,000 to carry out an early childhood development program 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 $3,400,000,000 to carry out a neighborhood development demonstration under section 915 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625): Provided further, That after September 30, 1991, notwithstanding section 909 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), 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.

    During fiscal year 1992, 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

(TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Notwithstanding section 289(c) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Public Law 101-625), the assets and liabilities of the revolving fund established by section 312 of the Housing Act of 1964, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1452b), and any collections, including repayments or recaptured amounts, of such fund shall be transferred to and merged with the Revolving Fund (liquidating programs), established pursuant to title II of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1955, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701g-5), effective October 1, 1991.

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, $25,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993: Provided, That $1,000,000 of the foregoing amount shall be available for innovative building technologies research with the Research Center of the National Association of Home Builders.

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, $13,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993: Provided, That not less than $8,000,000 shall be available to carry out activities pursuant to section 561 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987.

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, $744,078,000, of which $394,609,000 shall be provided from the various funds of the Federal Housing Administration: Provided, That there shall be established, in the Office of the Secretary, an Office of Lead Based Paint Abatement and Poisoning Prevention to be headed by a career Senior Executive Service employee who shall be responsible for all lead-based paint abatement and poisoning prevention activities (including, but not limited to, research, abatement, training regulations and policy development): Provided further, That such office shall be allocated a staffing level of twenty staff years.

PERSONAL SERVICES AND TRAVEL, OFFICE OF HOUSING

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For personnel compensation and benefits for the headquarters Office of Housing, $55,580,000, of which $37,637,000 shall be provided from the various funds of the Federal Housing Administration: Provided, That not to exceed $1,276,000 of the $55,580,000 herein provided shall be available for travel expenses of the Office of Housing: Provided further, That the amounts herein shall not be consolidated into a single administrative expenses fund account, notwithstanding section 502(c)(3) of the Housing Act of 1948.

PERSONAL SERVICES AND TRAVEL, OFFICE OF PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING

    For personnel compensation and benefits for the headquarters Office of Public and Indian Housing, $10,424,000: Provided, That not to exceed $491,000 of the $10,424,000 herein provided shall be available for travel expenses of the Office of Public and Indian Housing: Provided further, That the amounts herein shall not be consolidated into a single administrative expenses fund account, notwithstanding section 502(c)(3) of the Housing Act of 1948.

PERSONAL SERVICES AND TRAVEL, OFFICE OF COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

    For personnel compensation and benefits for the headquarters Office of Community Planning and Development, $17,872,000: Provided, That not to exceed $439,000 of the $17,872,000 herein provided shall be available for travel expenses of the Office of Community Planning and Development: Provided further, That the amounts herein shall not be consolidated into a single administrative expenses fund account, notwithstanding section 502(c)(3) of the Housing Act of 1948.

PERSONAL SERVICES AND TRAVEL, OFFICE OF POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For personnel compensation and benefits for the headquarters Office of Policy Development and Research, $10,705,000: Provided, That not to exceed $141,000 of the $10,705,000 herein provided shall be available for travel expenses of the Office of Policy Development and Research: Provided further, That the amounts herein shall not be consolidated into a single administrative expenses fund account, notwithstanding section 502(c)(3) of the Housing Act of 1948.

PERSONAL SERVICES AND TRAVEL, OFFICE OF FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

    For personnel compensation and benefits for the headquarters Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, $10,516,000: Provided, That not to exceed $377,000 of the $10,516,000 herein provided shall be available for travel expenses of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: Provided further, That the amounts herein shall not be consolidated into a single administrative expenses fund account, notwithstanding section 502(c)(3) of the Housing Act of 1948.

PERSONAL SERVICES AND TRAVEL, DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT

    For personnel compensation and benefits for the headquarters budget activity of Departmental Management, $9,293,000: Provided, That not to exceed $673,000 of the $9,293,000 herein provided shall be available for travel expenses of the Departmental Management activity: Provided further, That the amounts herein shall not be consolidated into a single administrative expenses fund account, notwithstanding section 502(c)(3) of the Housing Act of 1948.

PERSONAL SERVICES AND TRAVEL, OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For personnel compensation and benefits for the headquarters Office of General Counsel, $14,985,000, of which $2,754,000 shall be provided from the various funds of the Federal Housing Administration: Provided, That not to exceed $259,000 of the $14,985,000 herein provided shall be available for travel expenses of the Office of General Counsel: Provided further, That the amounts herein shall not be consolidated into a single administrative expenses fund account, notwithstanding section 502(c)(3) of the Housing Act of 1948.

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, $44,665,000, of which $9,645,000 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 Vallejo, California, is authorized to retain any land disposition proceeds or urban renewal grant funds that remain after the financial closeout of the Marina Vista 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 Vallejo 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 provision of law or other requirement, the Urban Renewal Authority of the city of Oklahoma City, in the State of Oklahoma, is authorized to retain any land disposition proceeds and other income from the financially closed-out Central Business District Number 1A Urban Renewal Project (OKLA. R-30) and John F. Kennedy Urban Renewal Project (OKLA. R-35) in accordance with the Close-out Agreements executed pursuant to 24 CFR 570.804(b)(5) October 16, 1979, and concurred in by the Secretary, which agreements obligated such proceeds to completion of project activities in consideration for the reduction of an approved categorical settlement grant in satisfaction of the repayment requirements of 24 CFR 570.486. The Urban Renewal Authority of the city of Oklahoma City shall retain such proceeds and other income in a lump sum and shall be entitled to retain and use, subject only to the provisions of 24 CFR 570.504(b)(5), such past and future proceeds, including any interest, for the completion of such project activities.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law or other requirement, the city of New London, Connecticut, is authorized to retain any land disposition proceeds or urban renewal grant funds that remain after the financial closeout of the Shaw’s Cove Urban Renewal Project (No. Conn. R-126), 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 London 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 cities of Newburyport and Malden, in Massachusetts, are authorized to retain any categorical settlement grant funds or urban renewal grant funds that remain after the financial closeout of the Central Business Urban Renewal Project (No. MASS-R-80) in the city of Newburyport and the Civic Center Urban Renewal Project (No. MASS-R-118) in the city of Malden, 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 cities of Newburyport and Malden 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 Housing Authority of the city of Jefferson, in the State of Missouri, is authorized to retain any land disposition proceeds from the financially closed-out Capitol West Urban Renewal Project (Mo. R-45), pursuant to the agreement which permitted the retention of certain proceeds, which agreement was dated August 27, 1982, 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 Housing Authority of the city of Jefferson City 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 proceeds, including any interest.

    The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall cancel the indebtedness of the town of Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, relating to the public facilities loan (Project No. SC-16-PFL0061). The town of Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, 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.

    During fiscal year 1992, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the number of individuals employed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in other than ‘career appointee’ positions in the Senior Executive Service shall not exceed 15.

    Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 is amended by inserting after ‘New York.’ the following new sentences: ‘The Secretary shall also establish separate fair market rentals under this paragraph for Monroe County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In establishing fair market rentals for the remaining portion of the market area in which Monroe County is located, the Secretary shall establish the fair market rentals as if such portion included Monroe County.’.

    Section 801(a) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act is amended in the last sentence of subsection (g)(2) of the amendment to be made (by such section 801(a)) to section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 by striking ‘in housing principally serving frail elderly persons’.

    The last sentence of section 202(g)(2) of the Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 1701q(g)(2)) is amended by striking ‘or a project where the tenants are not principally frail elderly’.

    Section 6 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437d) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(p) With respect to amounts available for obligation on or after October 1, 1991, the criteria established under section 213(d)(5)(B) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 for any competition for assistance for new construction, acquisition, or acquisition and rehabilitation of public housing shall give preference to applications for housing to be located in a local market area that has an inadequate supply of housing available for use by very low-income families. The Secretary shall establish criteria for determining that the housing supply of a local market area is inadequate, which shall require--

      ‘(1)(A) information regarding housing market conditions showing that the supply of rental housing affordable by very low-income families is inadequate, taking into account vacancy rates in such housing and other market indicators; and

      ‘(B) evidence that significant numbers of families in the local market area holding certificates and vouchers under section 8 are experiencing significant difficulty in leasing housing meeting program and family-size requirements; or

      ‘(2) evidence that the proposed development would provide increased housing opportunities for minorities or address special housing needs.’.

    Section 14(k)(5)(A) of the Housing Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended as follows:

      (1) by striking in the first sentence thereof the word ‘initial’;

      (2) in subsection (i) thereof by substituting the phrase ‘for each of the preceding three fiscal years’ for the phrase ‘for each of fiscal years of 1989, 1990 and 1991’; and

      (3) by adding a new subsection (iii) as follows:

        ‘(iii) In determining whether an agency is ‘troubled with respect to the modernization program’, the Department shall consider only the agency’s ability to carry out that program effectively based upon the agency’s capacity to accomplish the physical work: (a) with decent quality; (b) in a timely manner; (c) under competent contract administration; and (d) with adequate budget controls. No other criteria shall be applied in the determination.’.

    Section 14(k)(5)(E) of said Act is repealed.

    No appropriated funds may be used to implement the rule proposed in 56 FR 45814, September 6, 1991, relating to ‘Low-Income Public and Indian Housing--Vacancy Rule’ or any revision thereof or any other rule related or similar thereto.

    Section 6(j)(1) of the Housing Act of 1937, 42 U.S.C. 1437d(j)(1) section 502(a) of the National Affordable Housing Act, is amended as follows:

      (1) by adding at the end of subparagraph (H) the following language: ‘which shall not exceed the seven factors in the statute, plus an additional five’; and

      (2) by adding as subparagraph (I) the following:

        ‘(I) The Secretary shall:

          ‘(1) administer the system of evaluating public housing agencies flexibly to ensure that such agencies are not penalized as result of circumstances beyond their control;

          ‘(2) reflect in the weights assigned to the various indicators the differences in the difficulty of managing individual projects that result from their physical condition and their neighborhood environment; and

          ‘(3) determine a public housing agency’s status as ‘troubled with respect to the program under section 14’ based upon factors solely related to its ability to carry out that program.’.

    The Secretary shall cancel the indebtedness of the Sale Creek Utility District in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, relating to public facilities loan (Project No. TN 40-PFL0071) issued May 1, 1962. The Sale Creek Utility District in Soddy Daisy 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.

    The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall transfer title to the repossessed property known as the Roosevelt Homes Project (No. 074-84006) located in Davenport, Iowa, to a nonprofit organization. Such property shall be used only for the provision of an integrated program of shelter and social services to the homeless, or for other nonprofit uses, for a period of not less than twenty years following the date of the transfer. Use of the transferred property before the expiration of the twenty-year period following the date of the transfer for any purpose other than those described herein shall cause title to revert back to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The nonprofit organization selected by the Department shall have the right to use or not use the section 8 certificates attached to the property.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, housing assistance payments in the amount of $896,000 made available under the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-144), for project-based assistance under the section 8 existing housing certificate program (42 U.S.C. 1437f) for the Ganado Acres project, shall be for a term beginning on December 1, 1989.

    Hereafter, notwithstanding any other provision of State or Federal law, regulation or other requirement, any public housing agency or Indian housing authority that purchases any line of insurance from a nonprofit insurance entity, owned and controlled by public housing agencies or Indian housing authorities, and approved by the Secretary, may purchase such insurance without regard to competitive procurement.

    Hereafter, the Secretary shall establish standards as set forth herein, by regulation, adopted after notice and comment rulemaking pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act, which will become effective not later than one year from the effective date of this Act.

    Hereafter, 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 shall establish investment guidelines that are comparable to State law regulating the investments of insurance companies.

    Hereafter, the Secretary shall not approve additional nonprofit insurance entities until such standards have become final, nor shall the Secretary revoke the approval of any nonprofit insurance entity previously approved by the Department unless for cause and after a due process hearing.

    Hereafter, until the Department of Housing and Urban Development has adopted regulations specifying the nature and quality of insurance covering the potential personal injury liability exposure of public housing authorities and Indian housing authorities (and their contractors, including architectural and engineering services) as a result of testing and abatement of lead-based paint in federally subsidized public and Indian housing units, said authorities shall be permitted to purchase insurance for such risk, as an allowable expense against amounts available for capital improvements (modernization): Provided, That such insurance is competitively selected and that coverage provided under such policies, as certified by the authority, provides reasonable coverage for the risk of liability exposure, taking into consideration the potential liability concerns inherent in the testing and abatement of lead-based paint, and the managerial and quality assurance responsibilities associated with the conduct of such activities.

    During fiscal year 1992, 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) 71 staff years for the Immediate Office of the Secretary/Under Secretary, (2) 13 staff years for the Deputy Under Secretary for Field Coordination, (3) 19 staff years for the Office of Public Affairs, (4) 28 staff years for the Office of Legislation and Congressional Relations, (5) 1,068 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) 207 staff years for the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, (7) 275 staff years for the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, (8) 137 staff years for the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, (9) 170 staff years for the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and (10) 219 staff years for the Office of General Counsel of which not more than 13 staff years shall be for the Immediate Office of General Counsel: 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 Department of Housing and Urban Development to any organization included under the budget activity ‘Departmental Management’.

    Section 14(a) of the Housing Act of 1937, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1437l(a)) is amended by--

      (1) striking ‘and’ at the end of clause (1); and

      (2) adding clauses (3), (4), and (5) as follows:

      ‘(3) to assess the risks of lead-based paint poisoning through the use of professional risk assessments that include dust and soil sampling and laboratory analysis in all projects constructed before 1980 that are, or will be, occupied by families;

      ‘(4) to take effective interim measures to reduce and contain the risks of lead-based paint poisoning recommended in such professional risk assessments; and

      ‘(5) the costs of testing, interim containment, professional risk assessments and abatement of lead are eligible modernization expenses. The costs of professional risk assessment are eligible modernization expenses whether or not they are incurred in connection with insurance and costs for such assessments that were incurred or disbursed in fiscal year 1991 from other accounts shall be paid or reimbursed from modernization funds in fiscal year 1992.’.

    Section 606(c) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987 (12 U.S.C. 1715l note) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: ‘The Secretary may apply this 25 percent requirement to all the homes under Nehemiah housing opportunity program or to a phase (approved under subsection (b)) consisting of at least 16 homes.’.

    For purposes of the United States Housing Act of 1937, members of the Pascua Yaqui tribe who reside in Guadalupe, Arizona, shall be considered (without fiscal year limitation) as residing on an Indian reservation or other Indian area.

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; $18,440,000, 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 (Public Law 101-610), $2,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993.

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 (Public Law 101-610), $73,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993.

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, $40,200,000: Provided, That not more than $395,000 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, $9,133,000: 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, including the purchase of three passenger motor vehicles for replacement only, and not to exceed $1,000 for official reception and representation expenses; $12,587,000, to remain available until expended.

Environmental Protection Agency

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    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 $5,500 for official reception and representation expenses; $1,040,500,000: 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): Provided further, That of the amount appropriated, $4,951,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to carry out the purposes for which that fund is established: Provided further, That $500,000 of the amount provided under this heading for the Immediate Office of the Administrator shall not become available until the Administrator provides to the Committees on Appropriations the Agency’s Strategic Plan.

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, $41,200,000, of which $14,954,000 shall be derived from the Hazardous Substance Superfund trust fund and $623,000 shall be derived from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund.

research and development

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For research and development activities, including procurement of laboratory equipment, supplies, and other operating expenses in support of research and development, $323,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993: Provided, That not more than $42,000,000 of these funds shall be available for procurement of laboratory equipment, supplies, and other operating expenses in support of research and development; and construction, alteration, repair, rehabilitation and renovation of facilities, not to exceed $75,000 per project: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated, $2,500,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to carry out the purposes for which that fund is established.

ABATEMENT, CONTROL, AND COMPLIANCE

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For abatement, control, and compliance activities, $1,133,625,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993: 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 of the amount appropriated, $10,982,800 shall be derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to carry out the purposes for which that fund is established: 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): Provided further, That of the amount provided under this heading, up to $1,000,000 shall be available for the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, as authorized by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and up to the sum of $17,000,000 shall be for subsidizing loans under the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act, and $2,400,000 shall be for administrative expenses to carry out the loan and grant program.

BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

    For construction, repair, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment for facilities of, or use by, the Environmental Protection Agency, $39,300,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That $6,700,000 of the foregoing amount shall be made available as a grant for a center for neural science to be constructed and owned by New York University: Provided further, That none of the funds previously appropriated to the Environmental Protection Agency for activities pertaining to the proposed Environmental Technology and Engineering Center in Edison, New Jersey, shall be expended, except for those funds necessary to investigate alternative laboratory sites: Provided further, That of amounts previously appropriated under this heading, $6,000,000 shall be available as a grant to the Christopher Columbus Center Development, Inc. for planning and design of the Christopher Columbus Center of Marine Research and Exploration in Baltimore, Maryland.

hazardous substance superfund

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended, including sections 111 (c)(3), (c)(5), (c)(6), and (e)(4) (42 U.S.C. 9611), $1,616,228,000, consisting of $1,366,228,000 as authorized by section 517(a) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), as amended by Public Law 101-508, and $250,000,000 as a payment from general revenues to the Hazardous Substance Superfund as authorized by section 517(b) of SARA, as amended by Public Law 101-508, plus sums recovered on behalf of the Hazardous Substance Superfund in excess of $200,000,000 during fiscal year 1992, 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 $56,500,000 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 1992: Provided further, That no more than $240,000,000 of these funds shall be available for administrative expenses: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall, from funds appropriated under this heading, obligate up to $213,000 for a new pumping station in St. Anthony, Minnesota: Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall, from funds previously appropriated under this heading in Public Law 101-507, obligate up to $5,000,000 for Koppers Texarkana Superfund site relocation.

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, $75,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That no more than $6,400,000 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, $2,400,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $1,948,500,000 shall be for title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended; $16,500,000 shall be for making grants authorized under section 104(b)(3) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended; $49,000,000 shall be for section 510 of the Water Quality Act of 1987; $340,000,000 shall be for making grants under title II of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, to the appropriate instrumentality for the purpose of constructing secondary sewage treatment facilities to serve the following localities, and in the amounts indicated: Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant, Maryland, $40,000,000; Boston, Massachusetts, $100,000,000; New York, New York, $70,000,000; Los Angeles, California, $55,000,000; San Diego, California, $40,000,000; and Seattle, Washington, $35,000,000; and notwithstanding any other provision of law, $46,000,000 shall be available for Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project grants to be awarded by the Administrator, who is authorized to make such grants to Wayne County, Michigan, such grants to be for the construction of sanitary sewers and retention basins, for the repair and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants and collection systems, and for the investigation of commercial and industrial facilities and storm sewer connections to implement the Rouge River National Demonstration Project for Wet Weather Flows: Provided further, That the United States Environmental Protection Agency shall not prohibit the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) from utilizing the most appropriate technology for the treatment, disposal, and or beneficial reuse of sludge, unsold fertilizer pellets, and grit and screenings outside the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through lease, contract, or by other legal means. The EPA may require sufficient backup capacity for the disposal or treatment of sludge in the Commonwealth through ownership, lease, contract, or by other legal means. The MWRA shall not be required to construct a backup landfill or facility if other alternatives approved through EPA NEPA review of MWRA long-term residuals management, are or become available through ownership, lease, contract, or other legal means prior to September 1, 1992, and as long as such alternatives remain available.

    Any facility or technology used by the MWRA shall meet all applicable Federal and State environmental requirements. Any facility or technology must be on-line when a contract between the MWRA and NEFCO, which is responsible for the marketing and disposal of sludge, expires in 1995.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    During fiscal year 1992, notwithstanding any other provision of law, average employment in the headquarter’s offices of the Environmental Protection Agency shall not exceed: (1) 51 workyears for the Immediate Office of the Administrator, (2) 45 workyears for the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, (3) 77 workyears for the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, (4) 187 workyears for the Office of General Counsel, (5) 61 workyears for the Office of International Activities, (6) 32 workyears for the Office of Federal Activities, (7) 259 workyears for the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, and (8) 1,386 workyears for the Office of Administration and Resources Management.

    The Administrator shall establish, within sixty days of enactment of this Act, a new staff of 5 workyears within the Immediate Office of the Administrator, which shall be responsible for guiding, directing, and mediating all policy activities associated with Pollution Prevention. The Pollution Prevention Policy Council shall be chaired by the Deputy Administrator.

LEAD ABATEMENT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

    Not later than twelve months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of EPA shall, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (acting through the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) promulgate final regulations governing lead-based paint abatement activities to ensure that individuals engaged in such activities are properly trained; that training programs are accredited; that contractors engaged in such activities are certified; and that laboratories engaged in testing for substances that may contain lead-based paint are certified.

TRAINING GRANTS

    Grants for training and education of workers who are or may directly be engaged in lead-based paint abatement activities shall be administered by the Environmental Protection Agency. Such grants shall be awarded to nonprofit organizations engaged in lead-based paint abatement activities with demonstrated experience in implementing and operating worker health and safety lead-based paint abatement training and education programs and with a demonstrated ability to reach and involve in lead-based paint training programs target populations of workers who are or will be directly engaged in lead-based paint abatement activities. Grants shall be awarded only to those organizations which fund at least 30 percent of their lead-based paint abatement training programs from non-Federal sources, excluding in-kind contributions.

DEFINITION

    For purposes of the immediately preceding two paragraphs, lead-based paint abatement activities means activities engaged in by workers, supervisors, contractors, inspectors, and planners who are engaged in the removal, disposal, handling, inspection, and transportation of lead-based paint and materials containing lead-based paint from public and private dwellings, public and commercial buildings, bridges, and other structures or superstructures where lead-based paint presents or may present an unreasonable risk to health or the environment.

    The Administrator shall maintain a facility within the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct biological testing of pesticides.

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 $875 for official reception and representation expenses, and hire of passenger motor vehicles, $2,560,000.

national space council

    For necessary expenses of the National Space Council, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; $1,491,000, of which not to exceed $1,000 may be for official reception and representation expenses: 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 $2,500 for official reception and representation expenses, and rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia, $6,010,000: 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 for carrying out title III of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-610), relating to The Points of Light Foundation’s promotion of social problem solving through voluntary community service, $5,000,000.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

disaster relief

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses in carrying out the functions of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), $185,000,000, of which not to exceed $541,000 may be transferred to the disaster assistance direct loan program account for subsidies for direct loans provided under section 319 of such Act, to remain available until expended.

disaster assistance direct loan program account

    Funds provided to this account are available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans not to exceed $6,000,000.

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; $163,113,000.

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, $5,144,000.

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, $285,827,000, notwithstanding section 201 of Public Law 100-707, including $1,155,000 to install new sirens in Kansas with a 25 percent local match in towns under 5,000 and a 50 percent local match in towns over 5,000.

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 3 and one-half per centum of the total appropriation.

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, $12,874,000 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 $45,023,000 shall, upon enactment of this 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, 1993. In fiscal year 1992, no funds in excess of (1) $32,000,000 for operating expenses, (2) $208,276,000 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.

NATIONAL INSURANCE DEVELOPMENT FUND

    Notwithstanding section 520(b) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1735d(b)), effective October 1, 1991, any indebtedness of the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency resulting from the Director or the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development borrowing sums under such section before the date of the enactment of this Act to carry out title XII of the National Housing Act shall be canceled, the Director shall not be obligated to repay such sums or any interest thereon, and no further interest shall accrue on such sums.

General Services Administration

CONSUMER INFORMATION CENTER

    For necessary expenses of the Consumer Information Center, including services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $1,944,000, 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 1992 shall not exceed $2,285,000. Appropriations, revenues, and collections accruing to this fund during fiscal year 1992 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, $2,103,000: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, that Office may accept and deposit to this account, during fiscal year 1992, gifts for the purpose of defraying its costs of printing, publishing, and distributing consumer information and educational materials; may expend up to $1,100,000 of those gifts for those purposes, in addition to amounts otherwise appropriated; and the balance shall remain available for expenditure for such purposes to the extent authorized in subsequent appropriations Acts.

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 September 30, 1993: 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; $6,413,800,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993.

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; $5,157,075,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993, of which $32,674,796 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.

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, $525,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1994: 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: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, $6,000,000 shall be available to continue the construction, equipping, and integration of a Classroom of the Future on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit College; $3,400,000 shall be available for planning and design for facilities in support of the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Networks (CIESIN); $10,000,000 shall be available to West Virginia University for an independent software validation and verification facility; $10,000,000 for construction and equipping a new space dynamics lab at Utah State University; $13,500,000 shall be available for construction of integrated facilities to support the National Technology Transfer Center; and $20,000,000 shall be available for construction and outfitting of the Christopher Columbus Center of Marine Research and Exploration.

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 therefor, 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; $2,242,300,000: 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, $14,600,000.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    No amount appropriated to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in this or any other Act with respect to any fiscal year may be used to fund grants, contracts or other agreements with an expected duration of more than one year, when a primary effect of the grant, contract, or agreement is to provide a guaranteed customer base for or establish an anchor tenancy in new commercial space hardware or services unless an appropriations Act specifies the new commercial space hardware or services to be developed or used, or the grant, contract, or agreement is otherwise identified in such Act.

    Income derived from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Endeavor Teacher Fellowship Trust Fund may be used to award fellowships to selected United States nationals who are undergraduate students pursuing a course of study leading to certified teaching degrees in elementary education or in secondary education in mathematics, science or technology disciplines.

    During fiscal year 1992, notwithstanding any other provision of law, average employment in the headquarter’s offices of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall not exceed: (1) 51 staff years for the Office of the Administrator; (2) 117 staff years for the Office of the Comptroller; (3) 56 staff years for the Office of Commercial Programs; (4) 191 staff years for the Office of Headquarters Operations; (5) 30 staff years for the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs; (6) 43 staff years for the Office of the General Counsel; (7) 132 staff years for the Office of Procurement; (8) 4 staff years for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization; (9) 33 staff years for the Office of Legislative Affairs; (10) 520 staff years for the Office of Space Flight, including Level I and Level II Activities for the Space Station; (11) 210 staff years for the Office of Management; (12) 62 staff years for the Office of Space Operations; (13) 64 staff years for the Office of Public Affairs; (14) 183 staff years for the Office of Safety and Mission Quality; (15) 172 staff years for the Office of Aeronautics, Exploration and Technology; (16) 288 staff years for the Office of Space Science and Applications; and (17) 77 staff years for the Office of External Relations: Provided, That the Administrator may reorganize these offices and reallocate the staff years among these offices as long as the aggregate number of staff years at NASA Headquarters does not exceed 2,220 staff years: Provided further, 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 staffing assignments: Provided further, That, of the amount provided for ‘Research and Program Management’, up to $675,722,000 may be transferred to ‘Research and Development’ and ‘Space Flight, Control and Data Communications’, and of this amount such sums as may be necessary are provided for the lease, hire, maintenance and operation of mission management aircraft: Provided further, That the funds made available in the preceding proviso may only be used for the purpose of operations of facilities: Provided further, That, notwithstanding any provision of this or any other Act, not to exceed an additional $100,000,000 may be transferred or otherwise made available, using existing or future authority, to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in fiscal year 1992 from any funds appropriated to the Department of Defense and such funds may only be provided to the ‘Space flight, control and data communications’ appropriation: Provided further, That the limitation in the immediately preceding proviso shall not apply to funds transferred or otherwise made available under existing reimbursement arrangements.

National Commission on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    To carry out the provisions of subtitle F, title XXV, of the Crime Control Act of 1990, $1,000,000, to remain available until expended.

National Commission on American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses of the National Commission on American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing, in carrying out their functions under title VI of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-235, 103 Stat. 1987, 2052), $500,000, to remain available until expended.

National Credit Union Administration

central liquidity facility

    During fiscal year 1992, 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 1992 shall not exceed $964,000.

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; $1,879,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993: 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 AND INSTRUMENTATION

    For necessary expenses in carrying out an academic research facilities and instrumentation 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, $33,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993.

united states antarctic research 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; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; 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; $78,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That receipts for support services and materials provided for non-Federal activities may be credited to this appropriation: Provided further, That no funds in this account shall be used for the purchase of aircraft other than ones transferred from other Federal agencies.

UNITED STATES ANTARCTIC LOGISTICAL SUPPORT ACTIVITIES

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    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 $10,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That receipts for support services and materials provided for non-Federal activities may be credited to this appropriation: Provided further, That up to $9,000,000 may be transferred to and merged with funds made available under ‘United States Antarctic Research Activities’: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 104 of the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-570), no funds appropriated to the National Science Foundation under this Act may be transferred among appropriations accounts.

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, $465,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1993: 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.

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary salaries and 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; $109,000,000: Provided, That contracts may be entered into under salaries and expenses in fiscal year 1992 for maintenance and operation of facilities, and for other services, to be provided during the next fiscal year: Provided further, That section 14(a)(3) of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1873(a)(3)), is amended by striking the words ‘and when less than’.

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, $3,500,000.

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), $31,900,000: Provided, That of the new budget authority provided herein, $5,000,000 shall be for the purpose of providing local neighborhood revitalization organizations revolving homeownership lending capital, and equity capital for affordable lower-income rental and mutual housing association projects, to remain available until September 30, 1994: Provided further, That the $5,000,000 shall be available for obligation to Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation in quarterly payments of $625,000 beginning with September 1 of fiscal year 1992.

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; $27,480,000: 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 1992 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 1992, of the FSLIC Resolution Fund, for which other funds available to the FSLIC Resolution Fund as authorized by Public Law 101-73 are insufficient, $15,867,000,000.

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, $30,328,000.

    The Office of Inspector General of the Resolution Trust Corporation shall review by September 30, 1993, each of the agreements described in section 21(A)(b)(11)(B) of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act and determine whether there is any legal basis sufficient for a rescission of the agreement, including but not limited to, 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 rescission of the agreement. After such review has been completed, and based upon the information available to the Inspector General, the Inspector General shall certify its findings to the Resolution Trust Corporation and to the Congress: Provided, That any agreement which has been renegotiated and certified pursuant to section 518(b) of this Act may be excluded from further review under this provision based upon a review by the Inspector General of the appropriate evidence, and a determination that the Government has achieved significant and substantial savings as a result of the renegotiation: Provided further, That the Inspector General report the basis for the exclusion in writing to Congress prior to any exclusion of further review under this provision.

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 1992 pay raises for programs funded by this Act shall be absorbed within the levels appropriated in this Act.

    SEC. 516. None of the funds appropriated in 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. 517. (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.

    SEC. 518. (a) Section 622A(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘September 30, 1991’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘September 30, 1992’.

    (b) Section 8013(e) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-508) is amended by striking out ‘September 30, 1991’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘September 30, 1992’.

    (c) The amount provided in this Act for ‘Medical care’ for the Department of Veterans Affairs is hereby increased by $90,000,000, to be available only for procurement of medical equipment.

    (d) Subsections (a), (b), and (c) shall not take effect if the amount provided in this Act for ‘Medical care’ for the Department of Veterans Affairs is less than $13,462,000,000, plus reimbursements.

    SEC. 519. Notwithstanding any other provision of law--

      (a) prices for drugs and biologicals paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and prices for drugs and biologicals on contracts administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, shall not be used to calculate Medicaid rebates paid by drug and biological manufacturers;

      (b) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall attempt to negotiate new contracts, or renegotiate current contracts, for drugs and biologicals, including those contracts for drugs and biologicals utilized or administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs which are listed in Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Group 65 of the Federal Supply Schedule, with the view toward achieving a price comparable to, or lower than, the price charged the Department of Veterans Affairs by the manufacturer on September 1, 1990, increased by the fiscal year 1991 medical consumer price index, as determined by the Secretary;

      (c) the Secretary shall provide a report by June 30, 1992, to the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee, on the percentage of price increase to the Department from September 1, 1990, to a date 60 days prior to the date of the report, for each drug and biological listed in FSC Group 65; and

      (d) the provisions of this section shall be effective until (1) enactment into law of legislation concerning the price of drugs and biologicals paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or (2) June 30, 1992, whichever first occurs.

    SEC. 520. Notwithstanding any provision of this Act, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act or by any other Act may be used to move Federal Housing and Urban Development offices from downtown Jacksonville, Florida (as defined by the Downtown Development Authority of Jacksonville) or to finance the operation of such Federal Housing and Urban Development offices in any area of Florida other than the downtown area of Jacksonville, Florida (as defined by the Downtown Development Authority of Jacksonville).

    SEC. 521. GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE STUDY OF THE FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION’S MUTUAL MORTGAGE INSURANCE FUND- The General Accounting Office shall prepare and submit to Congress no later than April 1, 1992, a study of the actuarial soundness of the Federal Housing Administration’s single family mortgage insurance program and the solvency of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund. The study, using existing studies (including the study entitled ‘An Actuarial Review of the Federal Housing Administration’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund’) and employing the latest reliable data available, shall analyze the actuarial soundness of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund and the ability of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund to meet the capital ratio targets established in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 under various economic and policy scenarios. Factors considered in the analysis shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

      (1) The actuarial performance of all cohorts of loans insured by the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, including all available post-1985 books of business. Specifically, the overall default rates and claims (loss) experience of these loans should be considered.

      (2) The effect of the Mortgagor Equity rule issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which limits the amount of closing costs that can be financed with a Federal Housing Administration mortgage to 57 percent of the total amount of allowable closing costs, on the actuarial status of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, default rates of Federal Housing Administration borrowers, the relative impact on purchasers of homes at various price levels, and the ability of potential Federal Housing Administration borrowers to purchase homes.

      (3) The effect of underwriting changes made by the Federal Housing Administration since 1986.

      (4) The effect of the increase in the insurable maximum mortgage amount that was made permanent in the National Affordable Housing Act and the effect of further increasing the maximum mortgage amount.

      (5) The impact of a policy to allow ‘streamlined refinancings’ whereby the borrower would not be required to pay an annual premium.

      (6) The Federal Housing Administration’s accounting method for deferring and amortizing the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund single-family one-time premium revenue.

      (7) The valuation of delinquent loans for loan loss reserve accounting purposes.

      (8) The impact of various assumptions regarding the rate of real home price appreciation and mortgage interest rates.

      (9) The effect of various economic conditions, including favorable, moderate, and adverse conditions, on the ability of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund to build adequate capital levels.

    SEC. 522. ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL OFFICE- The President may establish within the Environmental Protection Agency an eleventh region, which will be comprised solely of the State of Alaska, and a regional office located therein.

    SEC. 523. EXTENSION OF PERIOD APPLICABLE TO SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING- (a) IN GENERAL- Section 21A(c)(2)(B) of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 1441a(c)(2)(B)) is amended by striking ‘3-month’ each place it appears and inserting ‘3-month and one week’.

    (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to eligible single family properties acquired by the Resolution Trust Corporation on or after the date of enactment of this Act.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1992’.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.