Department of the Interior
Makes appropriations to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for:
(1) land and resource management;
(2) wildland fire management (including $110 million for emergency rehabilitation and wildfire suppression);
(3) hazardous waste substances remedial action;
(5) payments in lieu of taxes;
(6) land acquisition;
(7) Oregon and California grant lands;
(8) range improvements;
(9) service charges, deposits, and forfeitures with respect to public lands; and
(10) miscellaneous trust funds.Appropriates funds to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for:
(1) resource management;
(3) land acquisition;
(4) the Landowner Incentive Program;
(5) the Private Stewardship Program;
(6) the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund;
(7) the National Wildlife Refuge Fund;
(8) expenses related to carrying out the North American Wetlands Conservation Act;
(9) conservation projects for neotropical migratory birds;
(10) carrying out the African Elephant Conservation Act , the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, and the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000; and
(11) wildlife conservation grants.Makes appropriations to the National Park Service (NPS) for:
(1) the National Park System;
(2) the U.S. Park Police;
(3) national recreation and preservation;
(4) carrying out the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978;
(5) carrying out the Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996;
(6) construction; and
(7) land acquisition and State assistance (to be derived from the Land and Water Conservation Fund).Rescinds specified contract authority to obligate funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for FY 2003.Makes appropriations for:
(1) the U.S. Geological Survey for surveys, investigations, and research;
(2) the Minerals Management Service for royalty and offshore minerals management and oil spill research;
(3) the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for regulation and technology and the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund;
(4) the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for operation of Indian programs, construction, Indian land and water claim settlements and miscellaneous payments to Indians, and Indian guaranteed loans;
(5) assistance to U.S. territories and for carrying out the Compacts of Free Association with respect to Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau;
(6) departmental management;
(7) the Office of the Solicitor;
(8) the Office of Inspector General;
(9) the Office of Special Trustee for American Indians; and
(10) natural resource damage assessment and restoration.Sets forth authorized and prohibited uses of specified funds.
Prohibits the use of funds provided in this title for offshore oil and natural gas leasing and related activities: (1) in specified areas of California, the North Atlantic, Washington and Oregon, and the eastern Gulf of Mexico; (2) on lands within the North Aleutian Basin planning area; (3) in the eastern Gulf of Mexico planning area for lands outside Sale 181; and (4) in the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic planning areas.
Provides that, for purposes of reducing the backlog of Indian probate cases in the Department of the Interior, certain hearing requirements with respect to descent and distribution of Indian lands are deemed satisfied by a proceeding conducted by an Indian probate judge appointed by the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) without regard to requirements for competitive service appointments.
Allows the Secretary to redistribute any Tribal Priority Allocation funds to alleviate tribal funding inequities by transferring funds to address identified, unmet needs; dual enrollment; overlapping service areas; or inaccurate distribution methodologies. Prohibits any reduction in such funds of more than ten percent in FY 2003 for any tribe.
Requires the Secretary to ensure that the lands composing the Huron Cemetery in Kansas are used only for compatible religious and cultural purposes.
Allows the NPS to authorize the Golden Gate National Parks Association to provide fee-based education, interpretive, and visitor service functions within the Crissy Field and Fort Point Areas of the Presidio.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to carry out the Tribal School Construction Demonstration Program to provide grants to Indian tribes for half the costs of constructing tribally controlled schools.
Directs the Administrator of General Services to sell improvements and equipment of the White River Oil Shale Mine in Utah.
Authorizes the Secretary to use or contract for the use of helicopters or motor vehicles on the Sheldon and Hart National Wildlife Refuges for capturing and transporting horses and burros.
Prohibits the use of any funds contained in this Act to approve the transfer of lands on South Fox Island, Michigan until Congress has authorized such transfer.
Allows the Secretary to obligate the expenditure of fees for contracts for transportation service at Zion National Park before fees are received, provided that total obligations do not exceed fee collections retained at the Park.
Prohibits any funds made available in this Act or any other Act providing appropriations for the Department of the Interior from being expended to issue a Record of Decision or take any action to issue a right-of-way grant for a pipeline or associated facilities related to the Cadiz groundwater storage and dry-year supply program.
Authorizes the NPS to obligate the $1 million made available in FY 2002 for planning the John Adams Presidential memorial in cooperation with non-Federal partners.
Makes funds remaining in the NPS Construction (Trust Fund) account at the completion of all authorized projects available for the rehabilitation and improvement of Going-to-the Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
Directs the Secretary to provide interim compensation payments under the Glacier Bay compensation plan.
Prohibits the use of funds to enforce, in the Alaska region, any rule, regulation, policy or management tool not promulgated pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act.