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Text of the Agricultural, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 30, 1994. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 5, 1994 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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H.R.4554

One Hundred Third Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twenty-fifth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four

An Act

Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, 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 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I--AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS

Production, Processing, and Marketing

Office of the Secretary

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, and not to exceed $75,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $2,801,000: Provided, That not to exceed $11,000 of this amount, along with any unobligated balances of representation funds in the Foreign Agricultural Service shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, not otherwise provided for, as determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That the Secretary may transfer salaries and expenses funds in this Act sufficient to finance a total of not to exceed 35 staff years between agencies of the Department of Agriculture to meet workload requirements.

Office of Budget and Program Analysis

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis, including employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), of which not to exceed $5,000 is for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $5,795,000.

Chief Financial Officer

    For necessary expenses of the Chief Financial Officer to carry out the mandates of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, $580,000.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration to carry out the programs funded in this Act, $596,000.

AGRICULTURE BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES AND RENTAL PAYMENTS

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For payment of space rental and related costs pursuant to Public Law 92-313 for programs and activities of the Department of Agriculture which are included in this Act, $106,571,000, of which $18,614,000 shall be retained by the Department of Agriculture for the operation, maintenance, and repair of Agriculture buildings: Provided, That in the event an agency within the Department of Agriculture should require modification of space needs, the Secretary of Agriculture may transfer a share of that agency’s appropriation made available by this Act to this appropriation, or may transfer a share of this appropriation to that agency’s appropriation, but such transfers shall not exceed 5 per centum of the funds made available for space rental and related costs to or from this account. In addition, for construction, repair, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities as necessary to carry out the programs of the Department, where not otherwise provided, $28,622,000, to remain available until expended; making a total appropriation of $135,193,000.

advisory committees (usda)

    For necessary expenses for activities of advisory committees of the Department of Agriculture which are included in this Act, $928,000: Provided, That no other funds appropriated to the Department of Agriculture in this Act shall be available to the Department of Agriculture for support of activities of advisory committees.

HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses of the Department of Agriculture, to comply with the requirement of section 107(g) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9607(g), and section 6001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6961, $15,700,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That appropriations and funds available herein to the Department of Agriculture for hazardous waste management may be transferred to any agency of the Department for its use in meeting all requirements pursuant to the above Acts on Federal and non-Federal lands.

Departmental Administration

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For Finance and Management, $4,477,000, for Personnel, Operations, Information Resources Management, Civil Rights Enforcement, Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Administrative Law Judges and Judicial Officer, and Emergency Programs, $21,710,000; making a total of $26,187,000 for Departmental Administration to provide for necessary expenses for management support services to offices of the Department of Agriculture and for general administration and emergency preparedness of the Department of Agriculture, repairs and alterations, and other miscellaneous supplies and expenses not otherwise provided for and necessary for the practical and efficient work of the Department of Agriculture, including employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), of which not to exceed $10,000 is for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided, That this appropriation shall be reimbursed from applicable appropriations in this Act for travel expenses incident to the holding of hearings as required by 5 U.S.C. 551-558.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations to carry out the programs funded in this Act, including programs involving intergovernmental affairs and liaison within the executive branch, $1,764,000.

Office of Communications

    For necessary expenses to carry on services relating to the coordination of programs involving public affairs, and for the dissemination of agricultural information and the coordination of information, work and programs authorized by Congress in the Department, $8,198,000, including employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), of which not to exceed $10,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, and not to exceed $2,000,000 may be used for farmers’ bulletins.

Office of the Inspector General

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Inspector General, including employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, $63,418,000, including such sums as may be necessary for contracting and other arrangements with public agencies and private persons pursuant to section 6(a)(9) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and including a sum not to exceed $50,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109; and including a sum not to exceed $95,000 for certain confidential operational expenses including the payment of informants, to be expended under the direction of the Inspector General pursuant to Public Law 95-452 and section 1337 of Public Law 97-98.

Office of the General Counsel

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the General Counsel, $25,992,000.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Economics

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Economics to carry out the programs funded in this Act, $540,000.

Economic Research Service

    For necessary expenses of the Economic Research Service in conducting economic research and service relating to agricultural production, marketing, and distribution, as authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627) and other laws, including economics of marketing; analyses relating to farm prices, income and population, and demand for farm products, use of resources in agriculture, adjustments, costs and returns in farming, and farm finance; research relating to the economic and marketing aspects of farmer cooperatives; and for analysis of supply and demand for farm products in foreign countries and their effect on prospects for United States exports, progress in economic development and its relation to sales of farm products, assembly and analysis of agricultural trade statistics and analysis of international financial and monetary programs and policies as they affect the competitive position of United States farm products, $53,936,000; of which $500,000 shall be available for investigation, determination, and finding as to the effect upon the production of food and upon the agricultural economy of any proposed action affecting such subject matter pending before the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for presentation, in the public interest, before said Administrator, other agencies or before the courts: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225): Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for analysis of statistics and related facts on foreign production and full and complete information on methods used by other countries to move farm commodities in world trade on a competitive basis.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

    For necessary expenses of the National Agricultural Statistics Service in conducting statistical reporting and service work, including crop and livestock estimates, statistical coordination and improvements, and marketing surveys, as authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627) and other laws, $81,424,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $40,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109.

World Agricultural Outlook Board

    For necessary expenses of the World Agricultural Outlook Board to coordinate and review all commodity and aggregate agricultural and food data used to develop outlook and situation material within the Department of Agriculture, as authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1622(g)), $2,498,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225).

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science and Education

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science and Education to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Agricultural Research Service, Cooperative State Research Service, Extension Service, and National Agricultural Library, $520,000.

Alternative Agricultural Research and Commercialization Revolving Fund

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Alternative Agricultural Research and Commercialization Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5901-5908), $6,500,000 is appropriated to the Alternative Agricultural Research and Commercialization Revolving Fund.

Agricultural Research Service

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses to enable the Agricultural Research Service to perform agricultural research and demonstration relating to production, utilization, marketing, and distribution (not otherwise provided for), home economics or nutrition and consumer use, and for acquisition of lands by donation, exchange, or purchase at a nominal cost not to exceed $100, $696,382,000: Provided, That appropriations hereunder shall be available for temporary employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $115,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That appropriations hereunder shall be available for the operation and maintenance of aircraft and the purchase of not to exceed one for replacement only: Provided further, That appropriations hereunder shall be available to conduct marketing research: Provided further, That appropriations hereunder shall be available pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2250 for the construction, alteration, and repair of buildings and improvements, but unless otherwise provided the cost of constructing any one building shall not exceed $250,000, except for headhouses or greenhouses which shall each be limited to $1,000,000, and except for ten buildings to be constructed or improved at a cost not to exceed $500,000 each, and the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 per centum of the current replacement value of the building or $250,000, whichever is greater: Provided further, That the limitations on alterations contained in this Act shall not apply to modernization or replacement of existing facilities at Beltsville, Maryland: Provided further, That the foregoing limitations shall not apply to replacement of buildings needed to carry out the Act of April 24, 1948 (21 U.S.C. 113a): Provided further, That the foregoing limitations shall not apply to the purchase of land at Parlier, California, Beckley, West Virginia and Grand Forks, North Dakota: Provided further, That not to exceed $190,000 of this appropriation may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science and Education for the scientific review of international issues involving agricultural chemicals and food additives: Provided further, That funds may be received from any State, other political subdivision, organization, or individual for the purpose of establishing or operating any research facility or research project of the Agricultural Research Service, as authorized by law.

    None of the funds in the foregoing paragraph shall be available to carry out research related to the production, processing or marketing of tobacco or tobacco products.

BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

    For acquisition of land, construction, repair, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities as necessary to carry out the agricultural research programs of the Department of Agriculture, where not otherwise provided, $43,718,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b): Provided, That funds may be received from any State, other political subdivision, organization, or individual for the purpose of establishing any research facility of the Agricultural Research Service, as authorized by law.

Cooperative State Research Service

    For payments to agricultural experiment stations, for cooperative forestry and other research, for facilities, and for other expenses, including $171,304,000 to carry into effect the provisions of the Hatch Act approved March 2, 1887, as amended, including administration by the United States Department of Agriculture, penalty mail costs of agricultural experiment stations under section 6 of the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended, and payments under section 1361(c) of the Act of October 3, 1980 (7 U.S.C. 301n.); $20,809,000 for grants for cooperative forestry research under the Act approved October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a-582-a7), as amended, including administrative expenses, and payments under section 1361(c) of the Act of October 3, 1980 (7 U.S.C. 301n.); $28,157,000 for payments to the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee University, for research under section 1445 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3222), as amended, including administration by the United States Department of Agriculture, and penalty mail costs of the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee University; $52,295,000 for contracts and grants for agricultural research under the Act of August 4, 1965, as amended (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)); $103,123,000 for competitive research grants under section 2(b) of the Act of August 4, 1965, as amended (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), including administrative expenses; $5,551,000 for the support of animal health and disease programs authorized by section 1433 of Public Law 95-113, including administrative expenses; $1,318,000 for supplemental and alternative crops and products as authorized by the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3319d); $500,000 for grants for research pursuant to the Critical Agricultural Materials Act of 1984 (7 U.S.C. 178) and section 1472 of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3318), to remain available until expended; $475,000 for rangeland research grants as authorized by subtitle M of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended; $8,990,000 for contracts and grants for agricultural research under the Act of August 4, 1965, as amended (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)); $3,500,000 for higher education graduate fellowships grants under section 1417(b)(6) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(6)), including administrative expenses, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); $4,350,000 for higher education challenge grants under section 1417(b)(1) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(1)), including administrative expenses; $1,000,000 for a higher education minority scholars program under section 1417(b)(5) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(5)), including administrative expenses, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); $4,000,000 for aquaculture grants as authorized by section 1475 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3322), and other Acts; $8,112,000 for sustainable agriculture research and education, as authorized by section 1621 of Public Law 101-624 (7 U.S.C. 5811), including administrative expenses; and $19,954,000 for necessary expenses of Cooperative State Research Service activities, including coordination and program leadership for higher education work of the Department, administration of payments to State agricultural experiment stations, funds for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), of which $9,917,000 shall be for a program of capacity building grants to colleges eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C. 321-326 and 328), including Tuskegee University, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b), of which not to exceed $100,000 shall be for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109; in all, $433,438,000.

    None of the funds in the foregoing paragraph shall be available to carry out research related to the production, processing or marketing of tobacco or tobacco products.

BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

    For acquisition of land, construction, repair, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities and for grants to States and other eligible recipients for such purposes, as necessary to carry out the agricultural research, extension, and teaching programs of the Department of Agriculture, where not otherwise provided, $62,744,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b).

Extension Service

    Payments to States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, and American Samoa: For payments for cooperative agricultural extension work under the Smith-Lever Act, as amended, to be distributed under sections 3(b) and 3(c) of said Act, and under section 208(c) of Public Law 93-471, for retirement and employees’ compensation costs for extension agents and for costs of penalty mail for cooperative extension agents and State extension directors, $272,582,000; payments for the nutrition and family education program for low-income areas under section 3(d) of the Act, $61,431,000; payments for the pest management program under section 3(d) of the Act, $10,947,000, of which up to $125,000 may be transferred to the Cooperative State Research Service; payments for the farm safety and rural health programs under section 3(d) of the Act, $2,988,000; payments for the pesticide impact assessment program under section 3(d) of the Act, $3,363,000; payments to upgrade 1890 land-grant college research and extension facilities as authorized by section 1447 of Public Law 95-113, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3222b), $7,901,000, to remain available until expended; payments for the rural development centers under section 3(d) of the Act, $950,000; payments for a groundwater quality program under section 3(d) of the Act, $11,234,000; payments for the Agricultural Telecommunications Program, as authorized by Public Law 101-624 (7 U.S.C. 5926), $1,221,000; payments for youth-at-risk programs under section 3(d) of the Act, $10,000,000; payments for a Nutrition Education Initiative under section 3(d) of the Act, $4,265,000; payments for a food safety program under section 3(d) of the Act, $2,475,000; payments for carrying out the provisions of the Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978, $3,341,000; payments for Indian reservation agents under section 3(d) of the Act, $1,750,000; payments for sustainable agriculture programs under section 3(d) of the Act, $3,463,000; payments for rural health and safety education as authorized by section 2390 of Public Law 101-624 (7 U.S.C. 2661 note, 2662), $2,750,000; payments for extension work by the colleges receiving the benefits of the second Morrill Act (7 U.S.C. 321-326, 328) and Tuskegee University, $25,472,000; and for Federal administration and coordination including administration of the Smith-Lever Act, as amended, and the Act of September 29, 1977 (7 U.S.C. 341-349), as amended, and section 1361(c) of the Act of October 3, 1980 (7 U.S.C. 301n.), and to coordinate and provide program leadership for the extension work of the Department and the several States and insular possessions, $12,611,000; in all, $438,744,000: Provided, That funds hereby appropriated pursuant to section 3(c) of the Act of June 26, 1953, and section 506 of the Act of June 23, 1972, as amended, shall not be paid to any State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the Virgin Islands, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, and American Samoa prior to availability of an equal sum from non-Federal sources for expenditure during the current fiscal year.

National Agricultural Library

    For necessary expenses of the National Agricultural Library, $18,307,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $35,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That not to exceed $900,000 shall be available pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2250 for the alteration and repair of buildings and improvements: Provided further, That $462,000 shall be available for a grant pursuant to section 1472 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3818), in addition to other funds available in this appropriation for grants under this section.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Marketing and Inspection Services

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Marketing and Inspection Services to administer programs under the laws enacted by the Congress for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Federal Grain Inspection Service, Agricultural Marketing Service, and Packers and Stockyards Administration, $605,000.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For expenses, not otherwise provided for, including those pursuant to the Act of February 28, 1947, as amended (21 U.S.C. 114b-c), necessary to prevent, control, and eradicate pests and plant and animal diseases; to carry out inspection, quarantine, and regulatory activities; to discharge the authorities of the Secretary of Agriculture under the Act of March 2, 1931 (46 Stat. 1468; 7 U.S.C. 426-426b); and to protect the environment, as authorized by law, $443,651,000, of which $96,660,000 shall be derived from user fees deposited in the Agricultural Quarantine Inspection User Fee Account, and of which $4,938,000 shall be available for the control of outbreaks of insects, plant diseases, animal diseases and for control of pest animals and birds to the extent necessary to meet emergency conditions: Provided, That, if the demand for Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI) user fee financed services is greater than expected and/or other uncontrollable events occur, the Agency may exceed the AQI User Fee limitation by up to 20 per centum, provided such funds are available in the Agricultural Quarantine Inspection User Fee Account, and with notification to the Appropriations Committees: Provided further, That no funds shall be used to formulate or administer a brucellosis eradication program for the current fiscal year that does not require minimum matching by the States of at least 40 per centum: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for field employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $40,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the operation and maintenance of aircraft and the purchase of not to exceed four, of which two shall be for replacement only: Provided further, That, in addition, in emergencies which threaten any segment of the agricultural production industry of this country, the Secretary may transfer from other appropriations or funds available to the agencies or corporations of the Department such sums as he may deem necessary, to be available only in such emergencies for the arrest and eradication of contagious or infectious disease or pests of animals, poultry, or plants, and for expenses in accordance with the Act of February 28, 1947, as amended, and section 102 of the Act of September 21, 1944, as amended, and any unexpended balances of funds transferred for such emergency purposes in the next preceding fiscal year shall be merged with such transferred amounts: Provided further, That appropriations hereunder shall be available pursuant to law (7 U.S.C. 2250) for the repair and alteration of leased buildings and improvements, but unless otherwise provided the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 per centum of the current replacement value of the building.

    In fiscal year 1995 the agency is authorized to collect fees to cover the total costs of providing technical assistance, goods, or services requested by States, other political subdivisions, domestic and international organizations, foreign governments, or individuals, provided that such fees are structured such that any entity’s liability for such fees is reasonably based on the technical assistance, goods, or services provided to the entity by the agency, and such fees shall be credited to this account, to remain available until expended, without further appropriation, for providing such assistance, goods, or services.

buildings and facilities

    For plans, construction, repair, preventive maintenance, environmental support, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 2250, and acquisition of land as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 428a, $6,973,000, to remain available until expended.

Food Safety and Inspection Service

    For necessary expenses to carry on services authorized by the Federal Meat Inspection Act, as amended, and the Poultry Products Inspection Act, as amended, $516,738,000, and in addition, $1,000,000 may be credited to this account from fees collected for the cost of laboratory accreditation as authorized by section 1017 of Public Law 102-237: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for field employment pursuant to section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $75,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available pursuant to law (7 U.S.C. 2250) for the alteration and repair of buildings and improvements, but the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 per centum of the current replacement value of the building.

Federal Grain Inspection Service

salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the United States Grain Standards Act, as amended, and the standardization activities related to grain under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, including field employment pursuant to section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $20,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $11,325,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available pursuant to law (7 U.S.C. 2250) for the alteration and repair of buildings and improvements, but the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 per centum of the current replacement value of the building.

inspection and weighing services

LIMITATION ON INSPECTION AND WEIGHING SERVICE EXPENSES

    Not to exceed $42,784,000 (from fees collected) shall be obligated during the current fiscal year for Inspection and Weighing Services: Provided, That if grain export activities require additional supervision and oversight, or other uncontrollable factors occur, this limitation may be exceeded by up to 10 per centum with notification to the Appropriations Committees.

Agricultural Marketing Service

marketing services

    For necessary expenses to carry on services related to consumer protection, agricultural marketing and distribution, transportation, agricultural cooperatives, and regulatory programs, as authorized by law, and for administration and coordination of payments to States; including field employment pursuant to section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $90,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $56,591,000; including funds for the Wholesale Market Development Program for the design and development of wholesale and farmer market facilities for the major metropolitan areas of the country: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available pursuant to law (7 U.S.C. 2250) for the alteration and repair of buildings and improvements, but the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 per centum of the current replacement value of the building.

    Fees may be collected for the cost of standardization activities, as established by regulation pursuant to law (31 U.S.C. 9701).

LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

    Not to exceed $57,054,000 (from fees collected) shall be obligated during the current fiscal year for administrative expenses: Provided, That if crop size is understated and/or other uncontrollable events occur, the agency may exceed this limitation by up to 10 per centum with notification to the Appropriations Committees.

FUNDS FOR STRENGTHENING MARKETS, INCOME, AND SUPPLY (SECTION 32)

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Funds available under section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c) shall be used only for commodity program expenses as authorized therein, and other related operating expenses, except for: (1) transfers to the Department of Commerce as authorized by the Fish and Wildlife Act of August 8, 1956; (2) transfers otherwise provided in this Act; and (3) not more than $10,309,000 for formulation and administration of Marketing Agreements and Orders pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended, and the Agricultural Act of 1961.

    In fiscal year 1996, section 32 funds shall be used to promote sunflower and cottonseed oil exports to the full extent authorized by section 1541 of Public Law 101-624 (7 U.S.C. 1464 note), and such funds shall be used to facilitate additional sales of such oils in world markets.

payments to states and possessions

    For payments to departments of agriculture, bureaus and departments of markets, and similar agencies for marketing activities under section 204(b) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1623(b)), $1,200,000.

Packers and Stockyards Administration

    For necessary expenses for administration of the Packers and Stockyards Act, as authorized by law, and for certifying procedures used to protect purchasers of farm products, including field employment pursuant to section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $5,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $11,989,000.

Farm Income Stabilization

Office of the Under Secretary for International Affairs and Commodity Programs

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for International Affairs and Commodity Programs to administer the laws enacted by Congress for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and the Commodity Credit Corporation, $549,000.

Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary administrative expenses of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, including expenses to formulate and carry out programs authorized by title III of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1301-1393); the Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1421 et seq.); sections 7 to 15, 16(a), 16(f), and 17 of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 590g-590o, 590p(a), 590p(f), and 590q); sections 1001 to 1004, 1006 to 1008, and 1010 of the Agricultural Act of 1970, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1501 to 1504, 1506 to 1508, and 1510); the Water Bank Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1301-1311); the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2101); sections 202(c) and 205 of title II of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1974, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1592(c), 1595); sections 401, 402, and 404 to 406 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2201 to 2205); the United States Warehouse Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 241-273); title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended (16 U.S.C. 3811 et seq.); and laws pertaining to the Commodity Credit Corporation, $717,958,000; of which $716,333,000 is hereby appropriated, and $1,036,000 is transferred from the Public Law 480 Program Account in this Act and $589,000 is transferred from the Commodity Credit Corporation Program Account in this Act: Provided, That other funds made available to the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for authorized activities may be advanced to and merged with this account: Provided further, That these funds shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $100,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That no part of the funds made available under this Act shall be used: (1) to influence the vote in any referendum; (2) to influence agricultural legislation, except as permitted in 18 U.S.C. 1913; or (3) for salaries or other expenses of members of county and community committees established pursuant to section 8(b) of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as amended, for engaging in any activities other than advisory and supervisory duties and delegated program functions prescribed in administrative regulations.

CORPORATIONS

    The following corporations and agencies are hereby authorized to make expenditures, within the limits of funds and borrowing authority available to each such corporation or agency and in accord with law, and to make contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended, as may be necessary in carrying out the programs set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for such corporation or agency, except as hereinafter provided.

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation

ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATING EXPENSES

    For administrative and operating expenses, as authorized by the Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1516), $68,884,000: Provided, That until October 1, 1995, the Secretary of Agriculture may collect and use such sums as may be necessary for the delivery of catastrophic risk protection under subsections (b) and (c) of section 508 of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, as that Act would be amended by section 6(a)(3) of H.R. 4217 as passed by the House on August 5, 1994, if such provision or similar provision is enacted into law: Provided further, That in addition to amounts otherwise appropriated in this Act, there are hereby appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of the crop insurance fund established under section 516 of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, as that Act would be amended by sections 8 (b) and (c) of H.R. 4217, if such provision or similar provision is enacted into law: Provided further, That not to exceed $700 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1506(i): Provided further, That none of the funds in this Act may be used to offer a Federal crop insurance policy in counties on crops where a loss ratio, that has already been recalculated pursuant to law to reflect the premium rates issued by the Corporation for the 1994 crop year, is in excess of 1.10 more than 70 percent of the years that a policy has been offered since 1980: Provided further, That none of the funds in this Act may be used to pay operating and administrative costs that exceed 31 per centum of premium to insurers of policies on which the Corporation provides reinsurance, except to reimburse said insurers for excess loss adjustment expenses as provided for in the Standard Reinsurance Agreement issued by the Corporation: Provided further, That the fourth proviso shall not apply in any county affected if the Corporation has implemented a nonstandard classification system in such county for those individual farms that have experienced excessive losses since 1980 under which the premium rates, notwithstanding the provision of section 508(d) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, are increased over comparable rates effective for the 1994 crop, or the insured yields are decreased from comparable yields for the 1994 crop, or a combination of both, by an amount or amounts sufficient to ensure that an estimated loss ratio will not exceed 1.1 for the crop produced on such farms during the 1995 crop year.

FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION FUND

    For payments as authorized by section 508(b) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended, $219,107,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b).

Commodity Credit Corporation Fund

REIMBURSEMENT FOR NET REALIZED LOSSES

    For fiscal year 1995, such sums as may be necessary to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for net realized losses sustained, but not previously reimbursed (estimated to be $15,500,000,000 in the President’s fiscal year 1995 Budget Request (H. Doc. 103-179)), but not to exceed $15,500,000,000, pursuant to section 2 of the Act of August 17, 1961, as amended (15 U.S.C. 713a-11).

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT

    For fiscal year 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation shall not expend more than $5,000,000 for expenses to comply with the requirement of section 107(g) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9607(g), and section 6001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6961: Provided, That expenses shall be for operations and maintenance costs only and that other hazardous waste management costs shall be paid for by the USDA Hazardous Waste Management appropriation in this Act.

disaster assistance

    Such sums as may be necessary from the Commodity Credit Corporation shall be available, through July 15, 1995, to producers under the same terms and conditions authorized in chapter 3, subtitle B, title XXII of Public Law 101-624 for 1994 crops, including aquaculture and excluding ornamental fish, affected by natural disasters: Provided, That these funds shall be made available upon enactment of this Act: Provided further, That such funds shall also be available for payments to producers for 1995 through 1996 orchard crop losses, if the losses are due to freezing conditions incurred between January 1, 1994 and March 31, 1994, and Federal crop insurance is not available for affected orchard crop producers: Provided further, That such funds shall also be available to fund the costs of replanting, reseeding, or repairing damage to commercial trees, including orchard and nursery inventory, as a result of 1994 weather-related damages: Provided further, That the terms and conditions of section 521, paragraphs (a) (3) and (4), paragraph (b)(3), subparagraph (c)(2)(C), and subsections (d) and (e), as amended in section 201 of S. 2095 (as reported by the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on June 22, 1994) shall apply to all claims for assistance made under this paragraph: Provided further, That such amounts and uses of funds made available under this paragraph are designated by Congress as emergency requirements pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, and that such funds and uses shall be available only to the extent an official budget request for a specific dollar amount, that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

TITLE II--CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

Office of the Assistant Secretary for

Natural Resources and Environment

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Forest Service and the Soil Conservation Service, $677,000.

Soil Conservation Service

CONSERVATION OPERATIONS

    For necessary expenses for carrying out the provisions of the Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-590f) including preparation of conservation plans and establishment of measures to conserve soil and water (including farm irrigation and land drainage and such special measures for soil and water management as may be necessary to prevent floods and the siltation of reservoirs and to control agricultural related pollutants); operation of conservation plant materials centers; classification and mapping of soil; dissemination of information; acquisition of lands by donation, exchange, or purchase at a nominal cost not to exceed $100; purchase and erection or alteration or improvement of permanent and temporary buildings; and operation and maintenance of aircraft, $556,062,000, and the unobligated and uncommitted portion of the fiscal year 1994 appropriation for the Conservation Reserve Program shall be transferred to this account, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); of which not less than $5,756,000 is for snow survey and water forecasting and not less than $8,070,000 is for operation and establishment of the plant materials centers: Provided, That except for $3,399,000 for improvements of the plant materials centers, the cost of any permanent building purchased, erected, or as improved, exclusive of the cost of constructing a water supply or sanitary system and connecting the same to any such building and with the exception of buildings acquired in conjunction with land being purchased for other purposes, shall not exceed $10,000, except for one building to be constructed at a cost not to exceed $100,000 and eight buildings to be constructed or improved at a cost not to exceed $50,000 per building and except that alterations or improvements to other existing permanent buildings costing $5,000 or more may be made in any fiscal year in an amount not to exceed $2,000 per building: Provided further, That when buildings or other structures are erected on non-Federal land that the right to use such land is obtained as provided in 7 U.S.C. 2250a: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation may be expended for soil and water conservation operations under the Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-590f) in demonstration projects: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225) and not to exceed $25,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That qualified local engineers may be temporarily employed at per diem rates to perform the technical planning work of the Service.

RIVER BASIN SURVEYS AND INVESTIGATIONS

    For necessary expenses to conduct research, investigation, and surveys of watersheds of rivers and other waterways, in accordance with section 6 of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act approved August 4, 1954, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1006-1009), $12,970,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $60,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109.

watershed planning

    For necessary expenses for small watershed investigations and planning, in accordance with the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1001-1008), $10,546,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $50,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109.

WATERSHED AND FLOOD PREVENTION OPERATIONS

    For necessary expenses to carry out preventive measures, including but not limited to research, engineering operations, methods of cultivation, the growing of vegetation, rehabilitation of existing works and changes in use of land, in accordance with the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act approved August 4, 1954, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1001-1005, 1007-1009), the provisions of the Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-f), and in accordance with the provisions of laws relating to the activities of the Department, $70,000,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b) (of which $10,000,000 shall be available for the watersheds authorized under the Flood Control Act approved June 22, 1936 (33 U.S.C. 701, 16 U.S.C. 1006a), as amended and supplemented): Provided, That, for fiscal year 1995 only, not to exceed 10 per centum of the foregoing amounts shall be available for allocation to any one State: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $200,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That not to exceed $1,000,000 of this appropriation is available to carry out the purposes of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-205), as amended, including cooperative efforts as contemplated by that Act to relocate endangered or threatened species to other suitable habitats as may be necessary to expedite project construction.

RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

    For necessary expenses in planning and carrying out projects for resource conservation and development and for sound land use pursuant to the provisions of section 32(e) of title III of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1010-1011; 76 Stat. 607), the provisions of the Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-f), and the provisions of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3451-3461), $32,845,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209): Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $50,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109.

GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATION PROGRAM

    For necessary expenses to carry into effect a program of conservation in the Great Plains area, pursuant to section 16(b) of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as added by the Act of August 7, 1956, as amended (16 U.S.C. 590p(b)), $15,172,000, to remain available until expended (16 U.S.C. 590p(b)(7)).

Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service

AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION PROGRAM

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses to carry into effect the program authorized in sections 7 to 15, 16(a), 16(f), and 17 of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act approved February 29, 1936, as amended and supplemented (16 U.S.C. 590g-590o, 590p(a), 590p(f), and 590q), and sections 1001-1004, 1006-1008, and 1010 of the Agricultural Act of 1970, as added by the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1501-1504, 1506-1508, and 1510), and including not to exceed $15,000 for the preparation and display of exhibits, including such displays at State, interstate, and international fairs within the United States, $100,000,000, to remain available until expended (16 U.S.C. 590o), for agreements, excluding administration but including technical assistance and related expenses (16 U.S.C. 590o), except that no participant in the Agricultural Conservation Program shall receive more than $3,500 per year, except where the participants from two or more farms or ranches join to carry out approved practices designed to conserve or improve the agricultural resources of the community, or where a participant has a long-term agreement, in which case the total payment shall not exceed the annual payment limitation multiplied by the number of years of the agreement: Provided, That no portion of the funds for the current year’s program may be utilized to provide financial or technical assistance for drainage on wetlands now designated as Wetlands Types 3 (III) through 20 (XX) in United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Circular 39, Wetlands of the United States, 1956: Provided further, That such amounts shall be available for the purchase of seeds, fertilizers, lime, trees, or any other conservation materials, or any soil-terracing services, and making grants thereof to agricultural producers to aid them in carrying out approved farming practices as authorized by the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as amended, as determined and recommended by the county committees, approved by the State committees and the Secretary, under programs provided for herein: Provided further, That such assistance will not be used for carrying out measures and practices that are primarily production-oriented or that have little or no conservation or pollution abatement benefits: Provided further, That not to exceed 5 per centum of the allocation for the current year’s program for any county may, on the recommendation of such county committee and approval of the State committee, be withheld and allotted to the Soil Conservation Service for services of its technicians in formulating and carrying out the Agricultural Conservation Program in the participating counties, and shall not be utilized by the Soil Conservation Service for any purpose other than technical and other assistance in such counties, and in addition, on the recommendation of such county committee and approval of the State committee, not to exceed 1 per centum may be made available to any other Federal, State, or local public agency for the same purpose and under the same conditions: Provided further, That for the current year’s program $2,500,000 shall be available for technical assistance in formulating and carrying out rural environmental practices: Provided further, That not to exceed $15,000,000 of the amount appropriated shall be used for water quality payments and practices in the same manner as permitted under the program for water quality authorized in chapter 2 of subtitle D of title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended (16 U.S.C. 3838 et seq.).

FORESTRY INCENTIVES PROGRAM

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, to carry out the program of forestry incentives, as authorized in the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2101), including technical assistance and related expenses, $6,625,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized by that Act.

COLORADO RIVER BASIN SALINITY CONTROL PROGRAM

    For necessary expenses for carrying out a voluntary cooperative salinity control program pursuant to section 202(c) of title II of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1592(c)), to be used to reduce salinity in the Colorado River and to enhance the supply and quality of water available for use in the United States and the Republic of Mexico, $4,500,000 to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b), to be used for investigations and surveys, for technical assistance in developing conservation practices and in the preparation of salinity control plans, for the establishment of on-farm irrigation management systems, including related lateral improvement measures, for making cost-share payments to agricultural landowners and operators, Indian tribes, irrigation districts and associations, local governmental and nongovernmental entities, and other landowners to aid them in carrying out approved conservation practices as determined and recommended by the county ASC committees, approved by the State ASC committees and the Secretary, and for associated costs of program planning, information and education, and program monitoring and evaluation: Provided, That the Soil Conservation Service shall provide technical assistance and the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service shall provide administrative services for the program, including but not limited to, the negotiation and administration of agreements and the disbursement of payments: Provided further, That such program shall be coordinated with the regular Agricultural Conservation Program and with research programs of other agencies.

CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses to carry out the conservation reserve program pursuant to the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831-3845), $1,743,274,000, to remain available until expended, to be used for Commodity Credit Corporation expenditures for cost-share assistance for the establishment of conservation practices provided for in approved conservation reserve program contracts, and for annual rental payments provided in such contracts, and for technical assistance.

WETLANDS RESERVE PROGRAM

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Wetlands Reserve Program pursuant to subchapter C of subtitle D of title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3837), $93,200,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Secretary is authorized to use the services, facilities, and authorities of the Commodity Credit Corporation for the purpose of carrying out the Wetlands Reserve Program.

TITLE III--FARMERS HOME AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Office of the Under Secretary for Small Community and Rural Development

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Small Community and Rural Development to administer programs under the laws enacted by the Congress for the Farmers Home Administration, Rural Electrification Administration, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, and rural development activities of the Department of Agriculture, $568,000.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION

    The Secretary may transfer funds from the Farmers Home Administration in this Act to fund the Rural Development Administration, as authorized by law.

Rural Development Administration and Farmers Home Administration

RURAL HOUSING INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and guaranteed loans as authorized by title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, to be available from funds in the Rural Housing Insurance Fund, as follows: $2,200,000,000 for loans to section 502 borrowers, as determined by the Secretary, of which $1,000,000,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans; $35,000,000 for section 504 housing repair loans; $15,915,000 for section 514 farm labor housing; $220,000,000 for section 515 rental housing; and $632,000 for site loans: Provided, That up to $48,650,000 of these funds shall be made available for section 502(g), Deferral Mortgage Demonstration.

    For the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, including the cost of modifying loans, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as follows: low-income section 502 loans, $244,720,000 of which $17,200,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans; section 504 housing repair loans, $11,690,000; section 514 farm labor housing, $7,911,000; and section 515 rental housing, $115,500,000.

    In addition, for the cost (as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974) of guaranteed loans under a demonstration program of loan guarantees for multifamily rental housing in rural areas, $1,000,000, to be derived from the amount made available under this heading for the cost of low-income section 502 loans and to become available for obligation only upon the enactment of authorizing legislation.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $389,818,000.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    For rental assistance agreements entered into or renewed pursuant to the authority under section 521(a)(2) or agreements entered into in lieu of forgiveness or payments for eligible households as authorized by section 502(c)(5)(D) of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, $523,008,000; and in addition such sums as may be necessary, as authorized by section 521(c) of the Act, to liquidate debt incurred prior to fiscal year 1992 to carry out the Rental Assistance Program under section 521(a)(2) of the Act: Provided, That of this amount not more than $5,900,000 shall be available for debt forgiveness or payments for eligible households as authorized by section 502(c)(5)(D) of the Act, and not to exceed $10,000 per project for advances to nonprofit organizations or public agencies to cover direct costs (other than purchase price) incurred in purchasing projects pursuant to section 502(c)(5)(C) of the Act: Provided further, That agreements entered into or renewed during fiscal year 1995 shall be funded for a five-year period, although the life of any such agreement may be extended to fully utilize amounts obligated.

SELF-HELP HOUSING LAND DEVELOPMENT FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans, as authorized by section 523(b)(1)(B) of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1490c), $603,000.

    For the cost of direct loans, including the cost of modifying loans, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, $11,000.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct loan program, $14,000.

AGRICULTURAL CREDIT INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and guaranteed loans as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1928-1929, to be available from funds in the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund, as follows: farm ownership loans, $618,755,000, of which $540,674,000 shall be for guaranteed loans; operating loans, $2,465,000,000, of which $1,735,000,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans and $230,000,000 shall be for subsidized guaranteed loans; Indian tribe land acquisition loans as authorized by 25 U.S.C. 488, $1,000,000; and for emergency insured loans, $100,000,000 to meet the needs resulting from natural disasters.

    For the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, including the cost of modifying loans as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as follows: farm ownership loans, $31,853,000, of which $20,870,000 shall be for guaranteed loans; operating loans, $95,340,000, of which $9,360,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans and $29,425,000 shall be for subsidized guaranteed loans; Indian tribe land acquisition loans as authorized by 25 U.S.C. 488, $123,000; and for emergency insured loans, $26,290,000 to meet the needs resulting from natural disasters.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $243,766,000.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and guaranteed loans as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1928 and 86 Stat. 661-664, as amended, to be available from funds in the Rural Development Insurance Fund, as follows: water and sewer facility loans, $905,523,000; community facility loans, $300,000,000, of which $75,000,000 shall be for guaranteed loans; and guaranteed industrial development loans, $500,000,000: Provided, That none of the funds made available in this Act may be used to make transfers between the above limitations: Provided further, That of the amounts appropriated above, $17,000,000 of direct water and sewer facility, $7,800,000 of direct community facility, and $11,000,000 of guaranteed industrial development loan funds shall be available through July 30, 1995, for empowerment zones and enterprise communities, as authorized by title XIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.

    For the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, including the cost of modifying loans, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as follows: direct water and sewer facility loans, $126,502,000; direct community facility loans, $21,375,000; guaranteed community facility loans, $3,728,000; and guaranteed industrial development loans, $4,750,000: Provided, That of the amounts appropriated in this paragraph, $2,360,000 for direct water and sewer facility loans, $741,000 for direct community facility, and $103,000 for guaranteed industrial development loans shall be available through July 30, 1995, for empowerment zones and enterprise communities, as authorized by title XIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $57,294,000.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOAN FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    For the cost of direct loans, $46,000,000, as authorized by the Rural Development Loan Fund (42 U.S.C. 9812(a)): Provided, That such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That these funds are available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans of $88,038,000: Provided further, That through July 30, 1995, of these amounts, $5,519,000 shall be available for the cost of direct loans, for empowerment zones and enterprise communities, as authorized by title XIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans, $10,565,000.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct loan programs, $1,476,000.

STATE MEDIATION GRANTS

    For grants pursuant to section 502(b) of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, as amended (7 U.S.C. 5101-5106), $3,000,000.

RURAL WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL GRANTS

    For grants pursuant to section 306(a)(2) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1926), $500,000,000, to remain available until expended, pursuant to section 306(d) of the above Act of which $19,047,000 shall be available, through July 30, 1995, for empowerment zones and enterprise communities, as authorized by title XIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, and of which $25,000,000 shall be available for water and waste disposal systems to benefit the Colonias along the United States/Mexico border, including grants pursuant to section 306C: Provided, That, with the exception of the foregoing $19,047,000, and the foregoing $25,000,000, these funds shall not be used for any purpose not specified in section 306(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.

VERY LOW-INCOME HOUSING REPAIR GRANTS

    For grants to the very low-income elderly for essential repairs to dwellings pursuant to section 504 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, $24,900,000, to remain available until expended.

RURAL HOUSING FOR DOMESTIC FARM LABOR

    For financial assistance to eligible nonprofit organizations for housing for domestic farm labor, pursuant to section 516 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1486), $10,900,000, to remain available until expended.

MUTUAL AND SELF-HELP HOUSING

    For grants and contracts pursuant to section 523(b)(1)(A) of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1490c), $12,650,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b).

RURAL WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL GRANTS

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may use 1980 or 1990 census information for grant eligibility of projects submitted to the agency prior to the availability of 1990 census information in amounts not to exceed total project cost overruns.

RURAL COMMUNITY FIRE PROTECTION GRANTS

    For grants pursuant to section 7 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-313), $3,400,000 to fund up to 50 per centum of the cost of organizing, training, and equipping rural volunteer fire departments.

COMPENSATION FOR CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

    For compensation for construction defects as authorized by section 509(c) of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, $495,000, to remain available until expended.

RURAL HOUSING PRESERVATION GRANTS

    For grants for rural housing preservation as authorized by section 552 of the Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983 (Public Law 98-181), $22,000,000.

rural business enterprise grants

    For grants authorized under section 310B(c) and 310B(j) (7 U.S.C. 1932) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to any qualified public or private nonprofit organization, $47,500,000, of which $1,000,000 shall be available to carry out the Northern Great Plains Rural Development Act (if enacted); and of which $9,500,000 shall be available through July 30, 1995, for assistance to empowerment zones and enterprise communities, as authorized by title XIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993: Provided, That $500,000 shall be available for grants to qualified nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance and training for rural communities needing improved passenger transportation systems or facilities in order to promote economic development.

solid waste management grants

    For grants for pollution abatement and control projects authorized under section 310B(b) (7 U.S.C. 1932) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, $2,995,000: Provided, That such assistance shall include regional technical assistance for improvement of solid waste management.

OUTREACH FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS

    For grants and contracts pursuant to section 2501 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 2279), $2,995,000, to remain available until expended.

RURAL TECHNOLOGY AND COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

    For grants pursuant to section 310(f) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)(11)), $1,750,000.

LOCAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND PLANNING GRANTS

    For grants pursuant to section 306(a)(11)(A) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)(11)), $1,750,000.

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses of the Farmers Home Administration, not otherwise provided for, in administering the programs authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1921-2000), as amended; title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1471-1490o); the Rural Rehabilitation Corporation Trust Liquidation Act, approved May 3, 1950 (40 U.S.C. 440-444), for administering the loan program authorized by title III-A of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-452 approved August 20, 1964), as amended; the Cooperative Marketing Act of July 2, 1926 (7 U.S.C. 451-457); and for activities relating to the marketing aspects of cooperatives, including economic research and analysis and the application of economic research findings, as authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627), and for activities with institutions or organizations throughout the world concerning the development and operation of agricultural cooperatives (7 U.S.C. 3291), and such other programs which the Farmers Home Administration has the responsibility for administering, $700,585,000; of which $37,811,000 is hereby appropriated, $374,255,000 shall be derived by transfer from the Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program Account in this Act and merged with this account, $229,735,000 shall be derived by transfer from the Agriculture Credit Insurance Fund Program Account in this Act and merged with this account, $57,294,000 shall be derived by transfer from the Rural Development Insurance Fund Program Account in this Act and merged with this account, $1,476,000 shall be derived by transfer from the Rural Development Loan Fund Program Account in this Act and merged with this account, and $14,000 shall be derived by transfer from the Self-Help Housing Land Development Fund Program Account in this Act and merged with this account: Provided, That not to exceed $515,000 of this appropriation may be used for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That not to exceed $4,263,000 of this appropriation shall be available for contracting with the National Rural Water Association or other equally qualified national organization for a circuit rider program to provide technical assistance for rural water systems: Provided further, That not to exceed $2,000,000 shall be available through cooperative agreements to assist in developing efforts to provide information and technical assistance to traditionally under-

    represented communities to encourage business community development.

Rural Electrification Administration

    To carry into effect the provisions of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901-950(b)), as follows:

RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AND TELEPHONE LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    Insured loans pursuant to the authority of section 305 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 935), shall be made as follows: 5 percent rural electrification loans, $100,000,000; 5 percent rural telephone loans, $75,000,000; cost of money rural telephone loans, $297,000,000; municipal rate rural electric loans, $575,250,000; and loans made pursuant to section 306 of that Act, $420,000,000, to remain available until expended.

    For the cost, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, including the cost of modifying loans, of direct and guaranteed loans authorized by the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 935), as follows: cost of direct loans, $15,200,000; cost of municipal rate loans, $46,020,000; cost of money rural telephone loans, $60,000; cost of loans guaranteed pursuant to section 306, $450,000.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $29,982,000.

rural telephone bank program account

    The Rural Telephone Bank is hereby authorized to make such expenditures, within the limits of funds available to such corporation in accord with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended, as may be necessary in carrying out its authorized programs for the current fiscal year. During fiscal year 1995 and within the resources and authority available, gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans shall be $175,000,000.

    For the cost, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, including the cost of modifying loans, of direct loans authorized by the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 935), $770,000.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the loan programs, $8,794,000.

DISTANCE LEARNING AND MEDICAL LINK PROGRAMS

    For necessary expenses to carry into effect the programs authorized in sections 2331-2335 of Public Law 101-624, $7,500,000, to remain available until expended.

REA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans, as authorized under section 313 of the Rural Electrification Act, for the purpose of promoting rural economic development and job creation projects, $12,865,000.

    For the cost of direct loans, including the cost of modifying loans as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, $3,077,000.

salaries and expenses

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For administrative expenses to carry out the provisions of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901-950(b)), and to administer the loan and loan guarantee programs for Community Antenna Television facilities as authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1921-1995), and for which commitments were made prior to fiscal year 1994, including not to exceed $7,000 for financial and credit reports, funds for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $103,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $38,776,000; of which $29,982,000 shall be derived by transfer from the Rural Electrification and Telephone Loans Program Account in this Act and $8,794,000 shall be derived by transfer from the Rural Telephone Bank Program Account in this Act: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act may be used to authorize the transfer of additional funds to this account from the Rural Telephone Bank.

TITLE IV--DOMESTIC FOOD PROGRAMS

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Food and Consumer Services

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Food and Consumer Services to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Food and Nutrition Service, $540,000.

Food and Nutrition Service

CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses to carry out the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751-1769b), and the applicable provisions other than sections 3 and 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773-1785, and 1788-1789); $7,451,351,000, to remain available through September 30, 1996, of which $2,202,274,000 is hereby appropriated and $5,249,077,000 shall be derived by transfer from funds available under section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c): Provided, That up to $3,849,000 shall be available for independent verification of school food service claims: Provided further, That $1,853,000 shall be available to provide financial and other assistance to operate the Food Service Management Institute: Provided further, That $500,000 shall be available to provide grants to States for non-recurring costs in providing for the special dietary needs of children with disabilities.

SPECIAL MILK PROGRAM

    For necessary expenses to carry out the special milk program, as authorized by section 3 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1772), $18,089,000, to remain available through September 30, 1996.

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC)

    For necessary expenses to carry out the special supplemental food program as authorized by section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786), $3,470,000,000, to remain available through September 30, 1996, of which up to $6,750,000 may be used to carry out the farmers’ market coupon program: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act shall be available to pay administrative expenses of WIC clinics except those that have an announced policy of prohibiting smoking within the space used to carry out the program.

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM

    For necessary expenses to carry out the commodity supplemental food program as authorized by section 4(a) of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. 612c (note)), including not less than $8,000,000 for the projects in Detroit, New Orleans, and Des Moines, $84,500,000, to remain available through September 30, 1996: Provided, That none of these funds shall be available to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for commodities donated to the program.

FOOD STAMP PROGRAM

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Food Stamp Act (7 U.S.C. 2011-2029), and section 601 of Public Law 96-597 (48 U.S.C. 1469d), $28,830,710,000: Provided, That funds provided herein shall remain available through September 30, 1995, in accordance with section 18(a) of the Food Stamp Act: Provided further, That $2,500,000,000 of the foregoing amount shall be placed in reserve for use only in such amounts and at such times as may become necessary to carry out program operations: Provided further, That funds provided herein shall be expended in accordance with section 16 of the Food Stamp Act: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be subject to any work registration or work fare requirements as may be required by law: Provided further, That $1,143,000,000 of the foregoing amount shall be available for Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 2028, of which $12,472,000 shall be transferred to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for the Cattle Tick Eradication Project: Provided further, That none of the funds in this Act shall be used to cash out food stamp benefits beyond a total of 25 projects and the total participation in such projects shall not exceed 3 per centum of the estimated national household level participating in the Food Stamp Program.

FOOD DONATIONS PROGRAMS FOR SELECTED GROUPS

    For necessary expenses to carry out section 4(a) of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. 612c (note)), section 4(b) of the Food Stamp Act (7 U.S.C. 2013(b)), and section 311 of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended (42 U.S.C. 3030a), $183,154,000, to remain available through September 30, 1996.

    For necessary expenses to carry out section 110 of the Hunger Prevention Act of 1988, $40,000,000.

THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983, as amended, $40,000,000: Provided, That, in accordance with section 202 of Public Law 98-92, these funds shall be available only if the Secretary determines the existence of excess commodities.

    For purchases of commodities to carry out the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983, as amended, $25,000,000.

food program administration

    For necessary administrative expenses of the domestic food programs funded under this Act, $106,465,000; of which $5,000,000 shall be available only for simplifying procedures, reducing overhead costs, tightening regulations, improving food stamp coupon handling, and assistance in the prevention, identification, and prosecution of fraud and other violations of law: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $150,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109.

TITLE V--FOREIGN ASSISTANCE AND RELATED PROGRAMS

Foreign Agricultural Service

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses of the Foreign Agricultural Service, including carrying out title VI of the Agricultural Act of 1954, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1761-1768), market development activities abroad, and for enabling the Secretary to coordinate and integrate activities of the Department in connection with foreign agricultural work, including not to exceed $128,000 for representation allowances and for expenses pursuant to section 8 of the Act approved August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 1766), $118,011,000, of which $4,914,000 may be transferred from Commodity Credit Corporation funds, $2,792,000 may be transferred from the Commodity Credit Corporation Program Account in this Act, and $1,425,000 may be transferred from the Public Law 480 Program Account in this Act: Provided, That in addition, funds available to the Department of Agriculture shall be available to assist an international organization in meeting the costs, including salaries, fringe benefits and other associated costs, related to the employment by the organization of Federal personnel that may transfer to the organization under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 3581-3584, or of other well-qualified United States citizens, for the performance of activities that contribute to increased understanding of international agricultural issues, with transfer of funds for this purpose from one appropriation to another or to a single account authorized, such funds remaining available until expended: Provided further, That the Service may utilize advances of funds, or reimburse this appropriation for expenditures made on behalf of Federal agencies, public and private organizations and institutions under agreements executed pursuant to the agricultural food production assistance programs (7 U.S.C. 1736) and the foreign assistance programs of the International Development Cooperation Administration (22 U.S.C. 2392).

    None of the funds in the foregoing paragraph shall be available to promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco products.

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES OVERSEAS (FOREIGN CURRENCY PROGRAM)

LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

    For payments in foreign currencies owed to or owned by the United States for research activities authorized by section 104(c)(7) of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1704(c)(7)), not to exceed $1,062,000: Provided, That not to exceed $25,000 of these funds shall be available for payments in foreign currencies for expenses of employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), as amended by 5 U.S.C. 3109.

Public Law 480 Program Accounts

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For expenses during the current fiscal year, not otherwise recoverable, and unrecovered prior years’ costs, including interest thereon, under the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1691, 1701-1715, 1721-1726, 1727-1727f, 1731-1736g), as follows: (1) $291,342,000 for Public Law 480 title I credit, including Food for Progress programs; (2) $29,000,000 is hereby appropriated for ocean freight differential costs for the shipment of agricultural commodities pursuant to title I of said Act and the Food for Progress Act of 1985, as amended; (3) $821,100,000 is hereby appropriated for commodities supplied in connection with dispositions abroad pursuant to title II of said Act; and (4) $157,442,000 is hereby appropriated for commodities supplied in connection with dispositions abroad pursuant to title III of said Act: Provided, That not to exceed 15 per centum of the funds made available to carry out any title of said Act may be used to carry out any other title of said Act: Provided further, That such sums shall remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b).

    For the cost, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, of direct credit agreements as authorized by the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended, and the Food for Progress Act of 1985, as amended, including the cost of modifying credit agreements under said Act, $236,162,000.

    In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the Public Law 480 title I credit program, and the Food for Progress Act of 1985, as amended, to the extent funds appropriated for Public Law 480 are utilized, $2,461,000.

SHORT-TERM EXPORT CREDIT

    The Commodity Credit Corporation shall make available not less than $5,000,000,000 in credit guarantees under its export credit guarantee program for short-term credit extended to finance the export sales of United States agricultural commodities and the products thereof, as authorized by section 211(b)(1) of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 (7 U.S.C. 5641).

INTERMEDIATE EXPORT CREDIT

    The Commodity Credit Corporation shall make available not less than $500,000,000 in credit guarantees under its export guarantee program for intermediate-term credit extended to finance the export sales of United States agricultural commodities and the products thereof, as authorized by section 211(b)(2) of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 (7 U.S.C. 5641).

EMERGING DEMOCRACIES EXPORT CREDIT

    The Commodity Credit Corporation shall make available not less than $200,000,000 in credit guarantees under its Export Guarantee Program for credit expended to finance the export sales of United States agricultural commodities and the products thereof to emerging democracies, as authorized by section 1542 of Public Law 101-624 (7 U.S.C. 5622 note).

COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION EXPORT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For administrative expenses to carry out CCC’s Export Guarantee Program, GSM 102 and GSM 103, $3,381,000; to cover common overhead expenses as permitted by section 11 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act and in conformity with the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, of which not to exceed $2,792,000 may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for the salaries and expenses of the Foreign Agricultural Service, and of which not to exceed $589,000 may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for the salaries and expenses of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.

TITLE VI--RELATED AGENCIES AND FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses of the Food and Drug Administration, including hire and purchase of passenger motor vehicles; for rental of special purpose space in the District of Columbia or elsewhere; and for miscellaneous and emergency expenses of enforcement activities, authorized and approved by the Secretary and to be accounted for solely on the Secretary’s certificate, not to exceed $25,000; $899,394,000, of which not to exceed $79,423,000 in fees pursuant to section 736 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act may be credited to this appropriation and remain available until expended: Provided, That fees derived from applications received during fiscal year 1995 shall be subject to the fiscal year 1995 limitation.

    In addition, of the foregoing amount such sums as may be necessary may be used for the inspection of mammography facilities, notwithstanding section 354(r) of the Public Health Service Act. Fees collected under said Act shall be credited to the foregoing account and shall remain available until expended.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no employee of the United States Department of Agriculture shall be peremptorily removed without a hearing from his or her position because of remarks made during personal time regarding Departmental policies or proposed policies.

    The stay (published at 58 Fed. Reg. 47962) of the 1987 food additive regulation relating to selenium (21 Code of Federal Regulations 573.920) is suspended until December 31, 1995.

    In addition to amounts provided, proceeds from the sale of any animals that are surplus to FDA’s needs shall be retained by the Food and Drug Administration and credited to the salaries and expenses appropriation for 1995.

BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

    For plans, construction, repair, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase of fixed equipment or facilities of or used by the Food and Drug Administration, where not otherwise provided, $18,150,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b): Provided, That the Food and Drug Administration may accept donated land in Montgomery and/or Prince George’s Counties, Maryland.

rental payments (fda)

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For payment of space rental and related costs pursuant to Public Law 92-313 for programs and activities of the Food and Drug Administration which are included in this Act, $46,294,000: Provided, That in the event the Food and Drug Administration should require modification of space needs, a share of the salaries and expenses appropriation may be transferred to this appropriation, or a share of this appropriation may be transferred to the salaries and expenses appropriation, but such transfers shall not exceed 5 per centum of the funds made available for rental payments (FDA) to or from this account.

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Financial Management Service

Payments to the Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation

    For necessary payments to the Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation by the Secretary of the Treasury, as authorized by section 6.28(c) of the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended, for reimbursement of interest expenses incurred by the Financial Assistance Corporation on obligations issued through 1994, as authorized, $57,026,000.

INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), including the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles; the rental of space (to include multiple year leases) in the District of Columbia and elsewhere; and not to exceed $25,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109; $49,144,000, including not to exceed $1,000 for official reception and representation expenses: Provided, That the Commission is authorized to charge reasonable fees to attendees of Commission sponsored educational events and symposia to cover the Commission’s costs of providing those events and symposia, and notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, said fees shall be credited to this account, to be available without further appropriation.

Farm Credit Administration

LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

    Not to exceed $40,420,000 (from assessments collected from farm credit institutions and from the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation) shall be obligated during the current fiscal year for administrative expenses as authorized under 12 U.S.C. 2249.

TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    SEC. 701. Within the unit limit of cost fixed by law, appropriations and authorizations made for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year 1995 under this Act shall be available for the purchase, in addition to those specifically provided for, of not to exceed 706 passenger motor vehicles, of which 705 shall be for replacement only, and for the hire of such vehicles.

    SEC. 702. Funds in this Act available to the Department of Agriculture shall be available for uniforms or allowances therefor as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902).

    SEC. 703. Not less than $1,500,000 of the appropriations of the Department of Agriculture in this Act for research and service work authorized by the Acts of August 14, 1946, and July 28, 1954, and (7 U.S.C. 427, 1621-1629), and by chapter 63 of title 31, United States Code, shall be available for contracting in accordance with said Acts and chapter.

    SEC. 704. The cumulative total of transfers to the Working Capital Fund for the purpose of accumulating growth capital for data services and National Finance Center operations shall not exceed $2,000,000: Provided, That no funds in this Act appropriated to an agency of the Department shall be transferred to the Working Capital Fund without the approval of the agency administrator.

    SEC. 705. New obligational authority provided for the following appropriation items in this Act shall remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b): Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the contingency fund to meet emergency conditions, and Integrated Systems Acquisition Project; Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, salaries and expenses funds made available to county committees; Foreign Agricultural Service, Middle-Income Country Training Program; higher education graduate fellowships grants under section 1417(b)(6) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(6)); and capacity building grants to colleges eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890, including Tuskegee University.

    New obligational authority for the Boll Weevil Program; up to 10 per centum of the Screwworm Program of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; funds appropriated for Rental Payments; and higher education minority scholars programs under section 1417(b)(5) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(5)) shall remain available until expended.

    SEC. 706. 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. 707. Not to exceed $50,000 of the appropriations available to the Department of Agriculture in this Act shall be available to provide appropriate orientation and language training pursuant to Public Law 94-449.

    SEC. 708. No funds appropriated by this Act may be used to pay negotiated indirect cost rates on cooperative agreements or similar arrangements between the United States Department of Agriculture and nonprofit institutions in excess of 10 per centum of the total direct cost of the agreement when the purpose of such cooperative arrangements is to carry out programs of mutual interest between the two parties. This does not preclude appropriate payment of indirect costs on grants and contracts with such institutions when such indirect costs are computed on a similar basis for all agencies for which appropriations are provided in this Act.

    SEC. 709. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, commodities acquired by the Department in connection with Commodity Credit Corporation and section 32 price support operations may be used, as authorized by law (15 U.S.C. 714c and 7 U.S.C. 612c), to provide commodities to individuals in cases of hardship as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture.

    SEC. 710. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to reimburse the General Services Administration for payment of space rental and related costs in excess of the amounts specified in this Act; nor shall this or any other provision of law require a reduction in the level of rental space or services below that of fiscal year 1994 or prohibit an expansion of rental space or services with the use of funds otherwise appropriated in this Act. Further, no agency of the Department of Agriculture, from funds otherwise available, shall reimburse the General Services Administration for payment of space rental and related costs provided to such agency at a percentage rate which is greater than is available in the case of funds appropriated in this Act.

    SEC. 711. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to restrict the authority of the Commodity Credit Corporation to lease space for its own use or to lease space on behalf of other agencies of the Department of Agriculture when such space will be jointly occupied.

    SEC. 712. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to pay indirect costs on research grants awarded competitively by the Cooperative State Research Service that exceed 14 per centum of total Federal funds provided under each award.

    SEC. 713. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, all loan levels provided in this Act shall be considered estimates, not limitations.

    SEC. 714. Appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for the cost of direct and guaranteed loans made available in fiscal year 1995 shall remain available until expended to cover obligations made in fiscal year 1995 for the following accounts: Rural Development Insurance Fund Program Account; Rural Development Loan Fund Program Account; the Rural Telephone Bank Program Account; the Rural Electrification and Telephone Loans Program Account; and the REA Economic Development Loans Program Account.

    SEC. 715. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall be used to pay the salaries of personnel who carry out a Market Promotion Program pursuant to section 203 (7 U.S.C. 5623) of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978, with respect to tobacco or if the aggregate amount of funds and/or commodities under such program exceeds $85,500,000.

    SEC. 716. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall be used to enroll in excess of 100,000 acres in the fiscal year 1995 Wetlands Reserve Program, as authorized by 16 U.S.C. 3837, unless additional acres in excess of the 100,000 acre limitation can be enrolled without exceeding $93,200,000: Provided, That the unobligated portion of the fiscal year 1994 appropriation shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for the Soil Conservation Service, Conservation Operations.

    SEC. 717. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall be used to enroll additional acres in the Conservation Reserve Program authorized by 16 U.S.C. 3831-3845.

    SEC. 718. Such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 1995 pay raises for programs funded by this Act shall be absorbed within the levels appropriated in this Act.

    SEC. 719. (a) COMPLIANCE WITH BUY AMERICAN ACT- None of the funds made available in this Act may be expended by an entity unless the entity agrees that in expending the funds the entity will comply with sections 2 through 4 of the Act of March 3, 1933 (41 U.S.C. 10a-10c; popularly known as the ‘Buy American Act’).

    (b) Sense of Congress; Requirement Regarding Notice-

      (1) PURCHASE OF AMERICAN-MADE EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTS- In the case of any equipment or product that may be authorized to be purchased with financial assistance provided using funds made available in this Act, it is the sense of the Congress that entities receiving the assistance should, in expending the assistance, purchase only American-made equipment and products.

      (2) NOTICE TO RECIPIENTS OF ASSISTANCE- In providing financial assistance using funds made available in this Act, the head of each Federal agency shall provide to each recipient of the assistance a notice describing the statement made in paragraph (1) by the Congress.

    (c) PROHIBITION OF CONTRACTS WITH PERSONS FALSELY LABELING PRODUCTS AS MADE IN AMERICA- If it has been finally determined by a court or Federal agency that any person intentionally affixed a label bearing a ‘Made in America’ inscription, or any inscription with the same meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the United States that is not made in the United States, the person shall be ineligible to receive any contract or subcontract made with funds made available in this Act, pursuant to the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility procedures described in sections 9.400 through 9.409 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations.

    SEC. 720. Notwithstanding the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act, marketing services of the Agricultural Marketing Service may use cooperative agreements to reflect a relationship between Agricultural Marketing Service and a State or Cooperator to carry out agricultural marketing programs.

    SEC. 721. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall be used to pay the salaries of personnel who carry out an export enhancement program (estimated to be $1,000,000,000 in the President’s fiscal year 1995 Budget Request (H. Doc. 103-179)) if the aggregate amount of funds and/or commodities under such program exceeds $800,000,000.

    SEC. 722. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall be used to pay the salaries of personnel who carry out a sunflower and cottonseed oil export program authorized by section 1541 of Public Law 101-624 if the aggregate amount of funds and/or commodities under such program exceeds $25,650,000.

    SEC. 723. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR HONEY PAYMENTS OR LOAN FORFEITURES- Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall be used by the Secretary of Agriculture to provide for a total amount of payments and/or total amount of loan forfeitures to a person to support the price of honey under section 207 of the Agriculture Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1446h) and section 405A of such Act (7 U.S.C. 1425a) in excess of zero dollars in the 1994 and 1995 crop years.

    SEC. 724. No funds shall be available in fiscal year 1995 and thereafter for payments under the Act of August 30, 1890 and the tenth and eleventh paragraphs under the heading ‘Emergency Appropriations’ of the Act of March 4, 1907 (7 U.S.C. 321 et seq.).

    SEC. 725. The Secretary shall take reasonable steps to ensure that no funds made available under this Act be used to provide any direct individual Federal benefit or assistance to any individual applying for such benefit or assistance unless said individual meets all eligibility criteria for the benefit or assistance.

    SEC. 726. (a) In addition to funds made available elsewhere in this Act, there are hereby appropriated as of the date of enactment of this Act the following, to remain available through September 30, 1995:

      Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants, $10,000,000

      Very Low-Income Housing Repair Grants, $15,000,000

      Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund Program Account: For the cost of direct loans, including the cost of modifying loans, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as follows: emergency loans, $7,670,000.

    (b) Of the amount appropriated in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994, Public Law 103-211, for Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations, $23,000,000 is transferred to the Emergency Conservation Program.

    (c) These amounts are designated by Congress as emergency requirements pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, and that such amounts shall be available only to the extent the President designates such use as emergency requirements pursuant to such Act.

    SEC. 727. REPAYMENT OF DEFICIENCY PAYMENTS- In any case in which the Secretary of Agriculture finds that the farming, ranching, or aquaculture operations of producers on a farm have been substantially affected by a natural disaster in the United States or by a major disaster or emergency designated by the President under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture shall not require any repayment under subparagraph (G) or (H) of section 114(a)(2) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1445j(a)(2)) for the 1993 crop of a commodity prior to March 1, 1995.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Agricultural, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995’.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.