H.R. 5384 (109th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007

109th Congress, 2005–2006. Text as of Jun 22, 2006 (Reported by Senate Committee).

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HR 5384 RS

Calendar No. 477

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H.R. 5384

[Report No. 109-266]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 24, 2006

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations

June 22, 2006

Reported by MR. BENNETT, with an amendment

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


Rule

AN ACT

Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    [Struck out->] 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, 2007, and for other purposes, namely: [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE I [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Production, Processing, and Marketing [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Secretary [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, $5,499,000: Provided, That not to exceed $11,000 of this amount shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, not otherwise provided for, as determined by the Secretary. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Executive Operations [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] CHIEF ECONOMIST [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Chief Economist, including economic analysis, risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, energy and new uses, and the functions of the World Agricultural Outlook Board, as authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1622g), $11,226,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] NATIONAL APPEALS DIVISION [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the National Appeals Division, $14,795,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] OFFICE OF BUDGET AND PROGRAM ANALYSIS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis, $8,479,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] HOMELAND SECURITY STAFF [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Homeland Security Staff, $954,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Chief Information Officer [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, $16,936,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Common Computing Environment [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to acquire a Common Computing Environment for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, and Rural Development mission areas for information technology, systems, and services, $68,971,000 (reduced by $5,000,000) (reduced by $25,576,000), of which $4,494,127 (reduced by $1,666,523) is for rural development-related activities, $14,494,273 (reduced by $5,000,000) (reduced by $5,374,803) is for Natural Resource Conservation Service-related activities, and $49,982,600 (reduced by $18,534,674) is for Farm Service Agency-related activities, to remain available until expended, for the capital asset acquisition of shared information technology systems, including services as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 6915-16 and 40 U.S.C. 1421-28: Provided, That obligation of these funds shall be consistent with the Department of Agriculture Service Center Modernization Plan of the county-based agencies, and shall be with the concurrence of the Department's Chief Information Officer: Provided further, That of the funds provided under this section, $410,000 shall be available to process data to acquire fourband digital color infrared imagery of the entire State of New Mexico. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Chief Financial Officer [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, $5,991,000: Provided, That no funds made available by this appropriation may be obligated for FAIR Act or Circular A-76 activities until the Secretary has submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress and the Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives a report on the Department's contracting out policies, including agency budgets for contracting out. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, $836,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of Civil Rights [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Office of Civil Rights, $22,650,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration, $736,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Agriculture Buildings and Facilities and Rental Payments [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For payment of space rental and related costs pursuant to Public Law 92-313, including authorities pursuant to the 1984 delegation of authority from the Administrator of General Services to the Department of Agriculture under 40 U.S.C. 486, for programs and activities of the Department which are included in this Act, and for alterations and other actions needed for the Department and its agencies to consolidate unneeded space into configurations suitable for release to the Administrator of General Services, and for the operation, maintenance, improvement, and repair of Agriculture buildings and facilities, and for related costs, $209,814,000 (reduced by $3,145,000), to remain available until expended, of which $155,851,000 shall be available for payments to the General Services Administration for rent and the Department of Homeland Security for building security: Provided, That amounts which are made available for space rental and related costs for the Department of Agriculture in this Act may be transferred between such appropriations to cover the costs of additional, new, or replacement space 15 days after notice thereof is transmitted to the Appropriations Committees of both Houses of Congress. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Hazardous Materials Management [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Department of Agriculture, to comply with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), $12,020,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That appropriations and funds available herein to the Department for Hazardous Materials 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. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Departmental Administration [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For Departmental Administration, $24,114,000, to provide for necessary expenses for management support services to offices of the Department and for general administration, security, repairs and alterations, and other miscellaneous supplies and expenses not otherwise provided for and necessary for the practical and efficient work of the Department: 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. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations to carry out the programs funded by this Act, including programs involving intergovernmental affairs and liaison within the executive branch, $3,940,000: Provided, That these funds may be transferred to agencies of the Department of Agriculture funded by this Act to maintain personnel at the agency level: Provided further, That no funds made available by this appropriation may be obligated after 30 days from the date of enactment of this Act, unless the Secretary has notified the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress on the allocation of these funds by USDA agency: Provided further, That no other funds appropriated to the Department by this Act shall be available to the Department for support of activities of congressional relations. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of Communications [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out services relating to the coordination of programs involving public affairs, for the dissemination of agricultural information, and the coordination of information, work, and programs authorized by Congress in the Department, $9,695,000: Provided, That not to exceed $2,000,000 may be used for farmers' bulletins. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Inspector General [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Office of the Inspector General, including employment pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, $82,493,000, 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, and including not to exceed $125,000 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. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the General Counsel [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Office of the General Counsel, $40,455,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Economic Research Service, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the Agricultural Research Service, and the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, $651,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Economic Research Service [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Economic Research Service in conducting economic research and analysis, $80,963,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] National Agricultural Statistics Service [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the National Agricultural Statistics Service in conducting statistical reporting and service work, $148,719,000 (reduced by $500,000), of which up to $36,582,000 shall be available until expended for the Census of Agriculture. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Agricultural Research Service [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SALARIES AND EXPENSES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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 including the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of agricultural information; and for acquisition of lands by donation, exchange, or purchase at a nominal cost not to exceed $100, and for land exchanges where the lands exchanged shall be of equal value or shall be equalized by a payment of money to the grantor which shall not exceed 25 percent of the total value of the land or interests transferred out of Federal ownership, $1,057,603,000, of which $2,350,000 shall remain available until expended: Provided, 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 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 $375,000, except for headhouses or greenhouses which shall each be limited to $1,200,000, and except for 10 buildings to be constructed or improved at a cost not to exceed $750,000 each, and the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 percent of the current replacement value of the building or $375,000, 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 appropriations hereunder shall be available for granting easements at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: 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 Florence, South Carolina: 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: Provided further, That the Secretary, through the Agricultural Research Service, or successor, is authorized to lease approximately 40 acres of land at the Central Plains Experiment Station, Nunn, Colorado, to the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System, for its Shortgrass Steppe Biological Field Station, on such terms and conditions as the Secretary deems in the public interest: Provided further, That the Secretary understands that it is the intent of the University to construct research and educational buildings on the subject acreage and to conduct agricultural research and educational activities in these buildings: Provided further, That as consideration for a lease, the Secretary may accept the benefits of mutual cooperative research to be conducted by the Colorado State University and the Government at the Shortgrass Steppe Biological Field Station: Provided further, That the term of any lease shall be for no more than 20 years, but a lease may be renewed at the option of the Secretary on such terms and conditions as the Secretary deems in the public interest: Provided further, That the Agricultural Research Service may convey all rights and title of the United States, to a parcel of land comprising 19 acres, more or less, located in Section 2, Township 18 North, Range 14 East in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, originally conveyed by the Board of Trustees of the Institution of Higher Learning of the State of Mississippi, and described in instruments recorded in Deed Book 306 at pages 553-554, Deed Book 319 at page 219, and Deed Book 33 at page 115, of the public land records of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, including facilities, and fixed equipment, to the Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, in their `as is' condition, when vacated by the Agricultural Research Service: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated under this heading shall be available to carry out research related to the production, processing, or marketing of tobacco or tobacco products. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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, $140,000,000, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ACTIVITIES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For payments to agricultural experiment stations, for cooperative forestry and other research, for facilities, and for other expenses, $651,606,000 (reduced by $100,000), as follows: to carry out the provisions of the Hatch Act of 1887 (7 U.S.C. 361a-i), $183,275,000; for grants for cooperative forestry research (16 U.S.C. 582a through a-7), $22,668,000; for payments to the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University (7 U.S.C. 3222), $38,331,000, of which $1,507,496 shall be made available only for the purpose of ensuring that each institution shall receive no less than $1,000,000; for special grants for agricultural research (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)), $103,471,000; for special grants for agricultural research on improved pest control (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)), $14,952,000; for competitive research grants (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), $190,000,000 (reduced by $800,000) (reduced by $200,000); for the support of animal health and disease programs (7 U.S.C. 3195), $5,006,000; for supplemental and alternative crops and products (7 U.S.C. 3319d), $1,175,000; for grants for research pursuant to the Critical Agricultural Materials Act (7 U.S.C. 178 et seq.), $1,091,000, to remain available until expended; for the 1994 research grants program for 1994 institutions pursuant to section 536 of Public Law 103-382 (7 U.S.C. 301 note), $1,250,000, to remain available until expended; for rangeland research grants (7 U.S.C. 3333), $1,000,000; for higher education graduate fellowship grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(6)), $4,455,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); for higher education challenge grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(1)), $5,445,000; for a higher education multicultural scholars program (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(5)), $988,000 to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); for an education grants program for Hispanic-serving Institutions (7 U.S.C. 3241), $5,940,000 (increased by $700,000); for a secondary agriculture education program and 2-year post-secondary education (7 U.S.C. 3152(j)), $990,000; for aquaculture grants (7 U.S.C. 3322), $3,956,000; for sustainable agriculture research and education (7 U.S.C. 5811), $12,196,000; for a program of capacity building grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(4)) to colleges eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C. 321-326 and 328), including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University, $12,375,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); for payments to the 1994 Institutions pursuant to section 534(a)(1) of Public Law 103-382, $3,000,000; for resident instruction grants for insular areas under section 1491 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3363), $500,000 (increased by $200,000); and for necessary expenses of Research and Education Activities, $39,542,000, of which $2,723,000 for the Research, Education, and Economics Information System and $2,151,000 for the Electronic Grants Information System, are to remain available until expended: Provided, That none of the funds appropriated under this heading shall be available to carry out research related to the production, processing, or marketing of tobacco or tobacco products: Provided further, That this paragraph shall not apply to research on the medical, biotechnological, food, and industrial uses of tobacco. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] NATIVE AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS ENDOWMENT FUND [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the Native American Institutions Endowment Fund authorized by Public Law 103-382 (7 U.S.C. 301 note), $11,880,000, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] EXTENSION ACTIVITIES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For payments to States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, and American Samoa, $457,042,000, as follows: payments for cooperative extension work under the Smith-Lever Act, 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, $281,429,000; payments for extension work at the 1994 Institutions under the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(b)(3)), $3,273,000; payments for the nutrition and family education program for low-income areas under section 3(d) of the Act, $62,634,000; payments for the pest management program under section 3(d) of the Act, $10,152,000; payments for the farm safety program under section 3(d) of the Act, $4,517,000; payments for New Technologies for Ag Extension under Section 3(d) of the Act, $1,985,000; payments to upgrade research, extension, and teaching facilities at the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University, as authorized by section 1447 of Public Law 95-113 (7 U.S.C. 3222b), $16,777,000, to remain available until expended; payments for youth-at-risk programs under section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act, $8,396,000; for youth farm safety education and certification extension grants, to be awarded competitively under section 3(d) of the Act, $494,000; payments for carrying out the provisions of the Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 1671 et seq.), $4,052,000; payments for federally-recognized Tribes Extension Program under section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act, $3,000,000; payments for sustainable agriculture programs under section 3(d) of the Act, $4,067,000; payments for rural health and safety education as authorized by section 502(i) of Public Law 92-419 (7 U.S.C. 2662(i)), $1,945,000; payments for cooperative extension work by the colleges receiving the benefits of the second Morrill Act (7 U.S.C. 321-326 and 328) and Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University, $34,073,000, of which $1,724,884 shall be made available only for the purpose of ensuring that each institution shall receive no less than $1,000,000; for grants to youth organizations pursuant to section 7630 of title 7, United States Code, $2,000,000; and for necessary expenses of Extension Activities, $18,248,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] INTEGRATED ACTIVITIES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the integrated research, education, and extension grants programs, including necessary administrative expenses, $55,234,000 (increased by $3,145,000), as follows: for competitive grants programs authorized under section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7626), $45,792,000, including $11,278,000 for the water quality program, $12,997,000 for the food safety program, $3,890,000 for the regional pest management centers program, $4,219,000 for the Food Quality Protection Act risk mitigation program for major food crop systems, $1,275,000 for the crops affected by Food Quality Protection Act implementation, $3,075,000 for the methyl bromide transition program, and $1,855,000 (increased by $3,145,000) for the organic transition program; for a competitive international science and education grants program authorized under section 1459A of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3292b), to remain available until expended, $990,000; for grants programs authorized under section 2(c)(1)(B) of Public Law 89-106, as amended, $1,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008 for the critical issues program; and $1,378,000, for the regional rural development centers program; $2,277,000 for asian soybean rust; and $11,000,000 for the Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative authorized under section 1484 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Act of 1977, to remain available until September 30, 2008. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] OUTREACH FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For grants and contracts pursuant to section 2501 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 2279), $6,930,000 (increased by $100,000), to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs to administer programs under the laws enacted by the Congress for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; the Agricultural Marketing Service; and the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration; $741,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SALARIES AND EXPENSES [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary to prevent, control, and eradicate pests and plant and animal diseases; to carry out inspection, quarantine, and regulatory activities; and to protect the environment, as authorized by law, $898,116,000 (increased by $23,000,000) (increased by $500,000), of which $4,127,000 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; of which $40,269,000 shall be used for the Cotton Pests program for cost share purposes or for debt retirement for active eradication zones; of which $33,107,000 shall be available for a National Animal Identification program; of which $47,205,000 shall be used to conduct a surveillance and preparedness program for highly pathogenic avian influenza: Provided, 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 percent: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated under this heading for the National Animal Identification program may be obligated until the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives receives from the Secretary a complete and detailed plan for the National Animal Identification System, including, but not limited to, proposed legislative changes, cost estimates, and means of program evaluation, and such plan is published as an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register for comment by interested parties: 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 may be deemed 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 sections 10411 and 10417 of the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8310 and 8316) and sections 431 and 442 of the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7751 and 7772), and any unexpended balances of funds transferred for such emergency purposes in the 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 percent of the current replacement value of the building. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] In fiscal year 2007, 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. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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, $5,946,000, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Agricultural Marketing Service [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] MARKETING SERVICES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out services related to consumer protection, agricultural marketing and distribution, transportation, and regulatory programs, as authorized by law, and for administration and coordination of payments to States, $77,269,000, 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 percent of the current replacement value of the building. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] Fees may be collected for the cost of standardization activities, as established by regulation pursuant to law (31 U.S.C. 9701). [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] Not to exceed $62,211,000 (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 percent with notification to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] FUNDS FOR STRENGTHENING MARKETS, INCOME, AND SUPPLY (SECTION 32) [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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, including not less than $9,900,000 for replacement of a system to support commodity purchases, 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 $16,425,000 for formulation and administration of marketing agreements and orders pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 and the Agricultural Act of 1961. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] PAYMENTS TO STATES AND POSSESSIONS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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)), $1,334,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SALARIES AND EXPENSES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the United States Grain Standards Act, for the administration of the Packers and Stockyards Act, for certifying procedures used to protect purchasers of farm products, and the standardization activities related to grain under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, $39,737,000: 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 percent of the current replacement value of the building. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Limitation on Inspection and Weighing Services Expenses [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] Not to exceed $42,463,000 (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 percent with notification to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Food Safety and Inspection Service, $656,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Food Safety and Inspection Service [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out services authorized by the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act, including not to exceed $50,000 for representation allowances and for expenses pursuant to section 8 of the Act approved August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 1766), $853,249,000, of which no less than $766,290,000 shall be available for Federal food safety and inspection; 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 1327 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 138f): Provided, That of the total amount made available under this heading, no less than $20,653,000 shall be obligated for regulatory and scientific training: Provided further, That not to exceed $565,000 is for construction of a laboratory sample receiving facility at the Russell Research Center in Athens, Georgia: 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 percent of the current replacement value of the building. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] FARM ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services to administer the laws enacted by Congress for the Farm Service Agency, the Foreign Agricultural Service, the Risk Management Agency, and the Commodity Credit Corporation, $691,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Farm Service Agency [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SALARIES AND EXPENSES [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses for carrying out the administration and implementation of programs administered by the Farm Service Agency, $1,053,760,000: Provided, That the Secretary is authorized to use the services, facilities, and authorities (but not the funds) of the Commodity Credit Corporation to make program payments for all programs administered by the Agency: Provided further, That other funds made available to the Agency for authorized activities may be advanced to and merged with this account: Provided further, That none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to pay the salaries or expenses of any officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture to close any local or county office of the Farm Service Agency unless the Secretary of Agriculture, not later than 30 days before the date on which the Secretary proposed the closure, holds a public meeting about the proposed closure in the county in which the local or county office is located, and, after the public meeting but not later than 120 days before the date on which the Secretary approves the closure, notifies the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, and the members of Congress from the State in which the local or county office is located of the proposed closure. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] STATE MEDIATION GRANTS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For grants pursuant to section 502(b) of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, as amended (7 U.S.C. 5101-5106), $4,208,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] GRASSROOTS SOURCE WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out wellhead or groundwater protection activities under section 1240O of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839bb-2), $3,713,000, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] DAIRY INDEMNITY PROGRAM [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses involved in making indemnity payments to dairy farmers and manufacturers of dairy products under a dairy indemnity program, $100,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such program is carried out by the Secretary in the same manner as the dairy indemnity program described in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-387, 114 Stat. 1549A-12). [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] AGRICULTURAL CREDIT INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and guaranteed farm ownership (7 U.S.C. 1922 et seq.) and operating (7 U.S.C. 1941 et seq.) loans, Indian tribe land acquisition loans (25 U.S.C. 488), and boll weevil loans (7 U.S.C. 1989), to be available from funds in the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund, as follows: farm ownership loans, $1,422,750,000, of which $1,200,000,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans and $222,750,000 shall be for direct loans; operating loans, $2,065,754,000, of which $1,150,000,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans, $272,254,000 shall be for subsidized guaranteed loans and $643,500,000 shall be for direct loans; Indian tribe land acquisition loans, $3,960,000; and for boll weevil eradication program loans, $59,400,000: Provided, That the Secretary shall deem the pink bollworm to be a boll weevil for the purpose of boll weevil eradication program loans. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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, $16,293,000, of which $6,960,000 shall be for guaranteed loans, and $9,333,000 shall be for direct loans; operating loans, $131,046,000, of which $28,405,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans, $27,416,000 shall be for subsidized guaranteed loans, and $75,225,000 shall be for direct loans; Indian tribe land acquisition loans, $838,000; and for boll weevil eradication program loans, $1,129,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $315,258,000, of which $307,338,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses'. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] Funds appropriated by this Act to the Agricultural Credit Insurance Program Account for farm ownership and operating direct loans and guaranteed loans may be transferred among these programs: Provided, That the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress are notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to collect from the lender an annual fee on unsubsidized guaranteed operating loans, a guarantee fee of more than one percent of the principal obligation of guaranteed unsubsidized operating or ownership loans, or a guarantee fee on subsidized guaranteed operating loans administered by the Farm Service Agency. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Risk Management Agency [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For administrative and operating expenses, as authorized by section 226A of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6933), $77,197,000: Provided, That not to exceed $1,000 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1506(i). [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] CORPORATIONS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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 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. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For payments as authorized by section 516 of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1516), such sums as may be necessary, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Commodity Credit Corporation Fund [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] REIMBURSEMENT FOR NET REALIZED LOSSES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for net realized losses sustained, but not previously reimbursed, pursuant to section 2 of the Act of August 17, 1961 (15 U.S.C. 713a-11): Provided, That of the funds available to the Commodity Credit Corporation under section 11 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act (15 U.S.C 714i) for the conduct of its business with the Foreign Agricultural Service, up to $5,000,000 may be transferred to and used by the Foreign Agricultural Service for information resource management activities of the Foreign Agricultural Service that are not related to Commodity Credit Corporation business. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (LIMITATION ON EXPENSES) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the current fiscal year, the Commodity Credit Corporation shall not expend more than $5,000,000 for site investigation and cleanup expenses, and operations and maintenance expenses to comply with the requirement of section 107(g) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9607(g)), and section 6001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6961). [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE II [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] CONSERVATION PROGRAMS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, $810,000 (reduced by $810,000). [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Natural Resources Conservation Service [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] CONSERVATION OPERATIONS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses for carrying out the provisions of the Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-f), 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, water, and interests therein for use in the plant materials program by donation, exchange, or purchase at a nominal cost not to exceed $100 pursuant to the Act of August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 428a); purchase and erection or alteration or improvement of permanent and temporary buildings; and operation and maintenance of aircraft, $791,498,000, to remain available until March 31, 2008, of which not less than $10,588,000 is for snow survey and water forecasting, and not less than $10,678,000 is for operation and establishment of the plant materials centers, and of which not less than $27,225,000 shall be for the grazing lands conservation initiative: Provided, That appropriations hereunder shall be available pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2250 for construction and improvement of buildings and public improvements at plant materials centers, except that the cost of alterations and improvements to other buildings and other public improvements shall not exceed $250,000: 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 this appropriation shall be available for technical assistance and related expenses to carry out programs authorized by section 202(c) of title II of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1974 (43 U.S.C. 1592(c)): Provided further, That qualified local engineers may be temporarily employed at per diem rates to perform the technical planning work of the Service. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] WATERSHED SURVEYS AND PLANNING [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to conduct research, investigation, and surveys of watersheds of rivers and other waterways, and for small watershed investigations and planning, in accordance with the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (16 U.S.C. 1001-1009), $6,022,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] WATERSHED AND FLOOD PREVENTION OPERATIONS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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 (16 U.S.C. 1001-1005 and 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, $40,000,000, to remain available until expended; of which up to $10,000,000 may be available for the watersheds authorized under the Flood Control Act (33 U.S.C. 701 and 16 U.S.C. 1006a): Provided, That not to exceed $20,000,000 of this appropriation shall be available for technical assistance: 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), 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. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] WATERSHED REHABILITATION PROGRAM [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out rehabilitation of structural measures, in accordance with section 14 of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (16 U.S.C. 1012), and in accordance with the provisions of laws relating to the activities of the Department, $31,245,000, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses in planning and carrying out projects for resource conservation and development and for sound land use pursuant to the provisions of sections 31 and 32 of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act (7 U.S.C. 1010-1011; 76 Stat. 607); the Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-f); and subtitle H of title XV of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3451-3461), $50,787,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Secretary shall enter into a cooperative or contribution agreement, within 45 days of enactment of this Act, with a national association regarding a Resource Conservation and Development program and such agreement shall contain the same matching, contribution requirements, and funding level, set forth in a similar cooperative or contribution agreement with a national association in fiscal year 2002: Provided further, That not to exceed $3,411,000 shall be available for national headquarters activities. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE III [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development to administer programs under the laws enacted by the Congress for the Rural Housing Service, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and the Rural Utilities Service, $692,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RURAL COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the cost of direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1926, 1926a, 1926c, 1926d, and 1932, except for sections 381E-H and 381N of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, $699,893,000 (increased by $5,000,000) (increased by $1,500,000) (reduced by $1,500,000), to remain available until expended, of which $49,477,000 (increased by $5,000,000) shall be for rural community programs described in section 381E(d)(1) of such Act; of which $561,252,000 shall be for the rural utilities programs described in sections 381E(d)(2), 306C(a)(2), and 306D of such Act, of which not to exceed $500,000 shall be available for the rural utilities program described in section 306(a)(2)(B) of such Act, and of which not to exceed $1,000,000 shall be available for the rural utilities program described in section 306E of such Act; and of which $89,164,000 shall be for the rural business and cooperative development programs described in sections 381E(d)(3) and 310B(f) of such Act: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated in this account, $24,000,000 shall be for loans and grants to benefit Federally Recognized Native American Tribes, including grants for drinking water and waste disposal systems pursuant to section 306C of such Act, of which $4,000,000 shall be available for community facilities grants to tribal colleges, as authorized by section 306(a)(19) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, and of which $250,000 shall be available for a grant to a qualified national organization to provide technical assistance for rural transportation in order to promote economic development: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for the rural business and cooperative development programs, not to exceed $500,000 shall be made available for a grant to a qualified national organization to provide technical assistance for rural transportation in order to promote economic development; $3,000,000 shall be for grants to the Delta Regional Authority (7 U.S.C. 1921 et seq.) for any purpose under this heading: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for rural utilities programs, not to exceed $25,000,000 shall be for water and waste disposal systems to benefit the Colonias along the United States/Mexico border, including grants pursuant to section 306C of such Act; $16,215,000 shall be for technical assistance grants for rural water and waste systems pursuant to section 306(a)(14) of such Act, of which $5,600,000 shall be for Rural Community Assistance Programs; and not to exceed $14,000,000 shall be for contracting with qualified national organizations for a circuit rider program to provide technical assistance for rural water systems: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, not to exceed $22,800,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones; of which $1,100,000 shall be for the rural community programs described in section 381E(d)(1) of such Act, of which $13,400,000 shall be for the rural utilities programs described in section 381E(d)(2) of such Act, and of which $8,300,000 shall be for the rural business and cooperative development programs described in section 381E(d)(3) of such Act: Provided further, That any prior year balances for high cost energy grants authorized by section 19 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 901(19)) shall be transferred to and merged with the `Rural Utilities Service, High Energy Costs Grants Account'. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Rural Development Salaries and Expenses [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses for carrying out the administration and implementation of programs in the Rural Development mission area, including activities with institutions concerning the development and operation of agricultural cooperatives; and for cooperative agreements; $182,860,000: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated under this section may be used for advertising and promotional activities that support the Rural Development mission area: Provided further, That not more than $10,000 may be expended to provide modest nonmonetary awards to non-USDA employees: Provided further, That any balances available from prior years for the Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, and the Rural Business-Cooperative Service salaries and expenses accounts shall be transferred to and merged with this appropriation. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Rural Housing Service [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RURAL HOUSING INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and guaranteed loans as authorized by title V of the Housing Act of 1949, to be available from funds in the rural housing insurance fund, as follows: $4,801,736,000 for loans to section 502 borrowers, as determined by the Secretary, of which $1,237,498,000 shall be for direct loans, and of which $3,564,238,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans; $36,382,000 for section 504 housing repair loans; $100,000,000 for section 515 rental housing; $100,000,000 for section 538 guaranteed multi-family housing loans; $5,045,000 for section 524 site loans; $11,482,000 for credit sales of acquired property, of which up to $1,482,000 may be for multi-family credit sales; and $4,980,000 for section 523 self-help housing land development loans. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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: section 502 loans, $131,893,000, of which $124,121,000 shall be for direct loans, and of which $7,772,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans; section 504 housing repair loans, $10,751,000; repair, rehabilitation, and new construction of section 515 rental housing, $45,670,000; section 538 multi-family housing guaranteed loans, $7,740,000; credit sales of acquired property, $720,000; and section 523 self-help housing land development loans, $123,000: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated in this paragraph, $1,500,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones: Provided further, That any obligated balances for a demonstration program for the preservation and revitalization of the section 515 multi-family rental housing properties as authorized in Public Law 109-97 shall be transferred to and merged with the `Rural Housing Service, Multifamily Housing Revitalization Program Account'. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $430,080,000, which shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses'. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For rental assistance agreements entered into or renewed pursuant to the authority under section 521(a)(2) or agreements entered into in lieu of debt forgiveness or payments for eligible households as authorized by section 502(c)(5)(D) of the Housing Act of 1949, $335,400,000, to remain available through September 30, 2008; 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, up to $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 $50,000 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 the current fiscal year shall be funded for a one-year period: Provided further, That any unexpended balances remaining at the end of such one-year agreements may be transferred and used for the purposes of any debt reduction; maintenance, repair, or rehabilitation of any existing projects; preservation; and rental assistance activities authorized under title V of the Act: Provided further, That rental assistance that is recovered from projects that are subject to prepayment shall be deobligated and reallocated for vouchers and debt forgiveness or payments consistent with the requirements of this Act for purposes authorized under section 542 and section 502(c)(5)(D) of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended: Provided further, That up to $4,190,000 may be used for the purpose of reimbursing funds used for rental assistance agreements entered into or renewed pursuant to the authority under section 521(a)(2) of the Act for emergency needs related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Multifamily Housing Revitalization Program Account [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the rural housing voucher program as authorized under section 542 of the Housing Act of 1949, (without regard to section 542(b)), for the cost to conduct a housing demonstration program to provide revolving loans for the preservation of low-income multi-family housing projects, and for additional costs to conduct a demonstration program for the preservation and revitalization of the section 515 multi-family rental housing properties, $28,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the funds made available under this heading, $16,000,000 shall be available for rural housing vouchers to any low-income household (including those not receiving rental assistance) residing in a property financed with a section 515 loan which has been prepaid after September 30, 2005: Provided further, That the amount of such voucher shall be the difference between comparable market rent for the section 515 unit and the tenant paid rent for such unit: Provided further, That funds made available for such vouchers, shall be subject to the availability of annual appropriations: Provided further, That the Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, administer such vouchers with current regulations and administrative guidance applicable to section 8 housing vouchers administered by the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (including the ability to pay administrative costs related to delivery of the voucher funds): Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, $3,000,000 shall be available for loans to private non-profit organizations, or such non-profit organizations' affiliate loan funds and State and local housing finance agencies, to carry out a housing demonstration program to provide revolving loans for the preservation of low-income multi-family housing projects: Provided further, That loans under such demonstration program shall have an interest rate of not more than 1 percent direct loan to the recipient: Provided further, That the Secretary may defer the interest and principal payment to the Rural Housing Service for up to 3 years and the term of such loans shall not exceed 30 years: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, $9,000,000 shall be available for a demonstration program for the preservation and revitalization of the section 515 multi-family rental housing properties to restructure existing section 515 loans, as the Secretary deems appropriate, expressly for the purposes of ensuring the project has sufficient resources to preserve the project for the purpose of providing safe and affordable housing for low-income residents including reducing or eliminating interest; deferring loan payments, subordinating, reducing or reamortizing loan debt; and other financial assistance including advances and incentives required by the Secretary: Provide further, That if Congress enacts legislation to permanently authorize a section 515 multi-family rental housing loan restructuring program similar to the demonstration program described herein, the Secretary may use funds made available for the demonstration program under this heading to carry out such legislation with the prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct loan program, $990,000, which shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses', which shall be made available for the Secretary to contract with third parties to acquire the necessary automation and technical services needed to restructure section 515 mortgages. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] MUTUAL AND SELF-HELP HOUSING GRANTS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For grants and contracts pursuant to section 523(b)(1)(A) of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1490c), $37,620,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated, $1,000,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RURAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE GRANTS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For grants and contracts for very low-income housing repair, supervisory and technical assistance, compensation for construction defects, and rural housing preservation made by the Rural Housing Service, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. 1474, 1479(c), 1490e, and 1490m, $40,590,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated, $1,188,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones: Provided further, That any balances to carry out a housing demonstration program to provide revolving loans for the preservation of low-income multi-family housing projects as authorized in Public Law 108-447 and Public Law 109-97 shall be transferred to and merged with `Rural Housing Service, Multifamily Housing Revitalization Program Account'. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] FARM LABOR PROGRAM ACCOUNT [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the cost of direct loans, grants, and contracts, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. 1484 and 1486, $47,525,000, to remain available until expended, for direct farm labor housing loans and domestic farm labor housing grants and contracts. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Rural Business--Cooperative Service [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOAN FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the principal amount of direct loans, as authorized by the Rural Development Loan Fund (42 U.S.C. 9812(a)), $33,925,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the cost of direct loans, $14,951,000, as authorized by the Rural Development Loan Fund (42 U.S.C. 9812(a)), of which $1,724,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for Federally Recognized Native American Tribes and of which $3,449,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for Mississippi Delta Region counties (as determined in accordance with Public Law 100-460): 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 of the total amount appropriated, $880,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for the cost of direct loans for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan programs, $4,780,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses'. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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, $34,652,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the cost of direct loans, including the cost of modifying loans as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, $7,568,000, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] Of the funds derived from interest on the cushion of credit payments, as authorized by section 313 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, $78,514,000 shall not be obligated and $78,514,000 are rescinded. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RURAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For rural cooperative development grants authorized under section 310B(e) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1932), $9,913,000, of which $500,000 shall be for a cooperative research agreement with a qualified academic institution to conduct research on the national economic impact of all types of cooperatives; and of which $3,000,000 shall be for cooperative agreements for the appropriate technology transfer for rural areas program: Provided, That not to exceed $1,485,000 shall be for cooperatives or associations of cooperatives whose primary focus is to provide assistance to small, minority producers and whose governing board and/or membership is comprised of at least 75 percent minority. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RURAL EMPOWERMENT ZONES AND ENTERPRISE COMMUNITIES GRANTS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For grants in connection with second and third rounds of empowerment zones and enterprise communities, $11,088,000, to remain available until expended, for designated rural empowerment zones and rural enterprise communities, as authorized by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-277): Provided, That of the funds appropriated, $1,000,000 shall be made available to third round empowerment zones, as authorized by the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act (Public Law 106-554). [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the cost of a program of direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants, under the same terms and conditions as authorized by section 9006 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8106), $20,000,000 for direct and guaranteed renewable energy loans and grants: Provided, That the cost of direct loans and loan guarantees, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Rural Utilities Service [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] Insured loans pursuant to the authority of section 305 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935) shall be made as follows: 5 percent rural electrification loans, $99,018,000; municipal rate rural electric loans, $99,000,000; loans made pursuant to section 306 of that Act, rural electric loans, $3,000,000,000; Treasury rate direct electric loans, $990,000,000; guaranteed underwriting loans pursuant to section 313A, $500,000,000; 5 percent rural telecommunications loans, $143,513,000; cost of money rural telecommunications loans, $246,666,000; and for loans made pursuant to section 306 of that Act, rural telecommunications loans, $299,000,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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 sections 305 and 306 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935 and 936), as follows: cost of rural electric loans, $3,614,000, and the cost of telecommunications loans, $605,000: Provided, That notwithstanding section 305(d)(2) of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, borrower interest rates may exceed 7 percent per year. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $39,101,000 which shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses'. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Distance Learning, Telemedicine, and Broadband Program [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the principal amount of broadband telecommunication loans, $503,535,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For grants for telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 950aaa et seq., $24,750,000, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For the cost of broadband loans, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., $10,826,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008: Provided, That the interest rate for such loans shall be the cost of borrowing to the Department of the Treasury for obligations of comparable maturity: Provided further, That the cost of direct loans shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] In addition, $8,910,000, to remain available until expended, for a grant program to finance broadband transmission in rural areas eligible for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program benefits authorized by 7 U.S.C. 950aaa. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE IV [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] DOMESTIC FOOD PROGRAMS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Food and Nutrition Service, $652,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Food and Nutrition Service [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.), except section 21, and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), except sections 17 and 21; $13,345,487,000, to remain available through September 30, 2008, of which $7,610,897,000 is hereby appropriated and $5,734,590,000 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 $5,335,000 shall be available for independent verification of school food service claims. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out the special supplemental nutrition program as authorized by section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786), $5,244,000,000, to remain available through September 30, 2008, of which such sums as are necessary to restore the contingency reserve to $125,000,000 shall be placed in reserve, to remain available until expended, to be allocated as the Secretary deems necessary, notwithstanding section 17(i) of such Act, to support participation should cost or participation exceed budget estimates: Provided, That amounts over $125,000,000 in the contingency reserve shall be treated as general WIC appropriated funds rather than contingency reserve funds: Provided further, That of the total amount available, the Secretary shall obligate not less than $15,000,000 for a breastfeeding support initiative in addition to the activities specified in section 17(h)(3)(A): Provided further, That notwithstanding section 17(h)(10)(A) of such Act, only the provisions of section 17(h)(10)(B)(i) and section 17(h)(10)(B)(ii) shall be effective in 2007; including $14,000,000 for the purposes specified in section 17(h)(10)(B)(i) and $20,000,000 for the purposes specified in section 17(h)(10)(B)(ii): Provided further, That funds made available for the purposes specified in section 17(h)(10)(B)(ii) shall only be made available upon a determination by the Secretary that funds are available to meet caseload requirements without the use of the contingency reserve funds: Provided further, That none of the funds made available under this heading shall be used for studies and evaluations: Provided further, 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: Provided further, That none of the funds provided in this account shall be available for the purchase of infant formula except in accordance with the cost containment and competitive bidding requirements specified in section 17 of such Act: Provided further, That none of the funds provided shall be available for activities that are not fully reimbursed by other Federal Government departments or agencies unless authorized by section 17 of such Act. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] FOOD STAMP PROGRAM [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out the Food Stamp Act (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.), $37,865,231,000, of which $3,000,000,000 to remain available through September 30, 2008, 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, 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 workfare requirements as may be required by law: Provided further, That funds made available for Employment and Training under this heading shall remain available until expended, as authorized by section 16(h)(1) of the Food Stamp Act: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 5(d) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, any additional payment received under chapter 5 of title 37, United States Code, by a member of the United States Armed Forces deployed to a designated combat zone shall be excluded from household income for the duration of the member's deployment if the additional pay is the result of deployment to or while serving in a combat zone, and it was not received immediately prior to serving in the combat zone. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] COMMODITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out disaster assistance and 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); the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983; special assistance for the nuclear affected islands, as authorized by section 103(f)(2) of the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-188); and the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, as authorized by section 17(m) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, $189,370,000, to remain available through September 30, 2008: Provided, That none of these funds shall be available to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for commodities donated to the program: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective with funds made available in fiscal year 2007 to support the Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), as authorized by section 4402 of Public Law 107-171, such funds shall remain available through September 30, 2008: Provided further, That no funds available for SFMNP in fiscal year 2007 shall be used to pay State or local sales taxes on food purchased with SFMNP coupons or checks: Provided further, That the value of assistance provided by the SFMNP shall not be considered income or resources for any purposes under any Federal, State or local laws related to taxation, welfare and public assistance programs: Provided further, That of the funds made available under section 27(a) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.), the Secretary may use up to $10,000,000 for costs associated with the distribution of commodities. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] NUTRITION PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary administrative expenses of the domestic nutrition assistance programs funded under this Act, $142,314,000. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE V [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] FOREIGN ASSISTANCE AND RELATED PROGRAMS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Foreign Agricultural Service [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SALARIES AND EXPENSES [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Foreign Agricultural Service, including carrying out title VI of the Agricultural Act of 1954 (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 $158,000 for representation allowances and for expenses pursuant to section 8 of the Act approved August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 1766), $156,486,000: Provided, 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. 1737) and the foreign assistance programs of the United States Agency for International Development. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] PUBLIC LAW 480 TITLE I DIRECT CREDIT AND FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM ACCOUNT [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For administrative expenses to carry out the credit program of title I, Public Law 83-480, $2,651,000, to be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses'. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] PUBLIC LAW 480 TITLE II GRANTS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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, for commodities supplied in connection with dispositions abroad under title II of said Act, $1,223,100,000, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION EXPORT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For administrative expenses to carry out the Commodity Credit Corporation's export guarantee program, GSM 102 and GSM 103, $5,331,000; 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 $4,985,000 may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Foreign Agricultural Service, Salaries and Expenses', including $775,000 to be made available for debt recovery, and of which $346,000 may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses'. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] MCGOVERN-DOLE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FOR EDUCATION AND CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM GRANTS [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 3107 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 1736o-1), $100,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Commodity Credit Corporation is authorized to provide the services, facilities, and authorities for the purpose of implementing such section, subject to reimbursement from amounts provided herein. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE VI [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] RELATED AGENCIES AND FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Food and Drug Administration [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] SALARIES AND EXPENSES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses of the Food and Drug Administration, including hire and purchase of passenger motor vehicles; 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; for rental of special purpose space in the District of Columbia or elsewhere; 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; and notwithstanding section 521 of Public Law 107-188; $1,914,382,000: Provided, That of the amount provided under this heading, $320,600,000 shall be derived from prescription drug user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379h, shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended, and shall not include any fees pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 379h(a)(2) and (a)(3) assessed for fiscal year 2008 but collected in fiscal year 2007; $43,726,000 shall be derived from medical device user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379j, and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended; and $11,604,000 shall be derived from animal drug user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379j, and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended: Provided further, That fees derived from prescription drug, medical device, and animal drug assessments received during fiscal year 2007, including any such fees assessed prior to the current fiscal year but credited during the current year, shall be subject to the fiscal year 2007 limitation: Provided further, That none of these funds shall be used to develop, establish, or operate any program of user fees authorized by 31 U.S.C. 9701: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated: (1) $454,006,000 shall be for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (2) $545,938,000 shall be for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (3) $194,637,000 shall be for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (4) $105,595,000 shall be for the Center for Veterinary Medicine and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (5) $253,789,000 shall be for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (6) $34,118,000 shall be for the National Center for Toxicological Research; (7) $62,007,000 shall be for Rent and Related activities, of which $25,552,000 is for White Oak Consolidation, other than the amounts paid to the General Services Administration for rent; (8) $146,013,000 shall be for payments to the General Services Administration for rent; and (9) $118,279,000 shall be for other activities, including the Office of the Commissioner; the Office of Management; the Office of External Relations; the Office of Policy and Planning; and central services for these offices: Provided further, That funds may be transferred from one specified activity to another with the prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] In addition, mammography user fees authorized by 42 U.S.C. 263b may be credited to this account, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] In addition, export certification user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 381 may be credited to this account, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] 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, $4,950,000, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] INDEPENDENT AGENCIES [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Commodity Futures Trading Commission [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), including the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles, and the rental of space (to include multiple year leases) in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, $109,402,000, including not to exceed $3,000 for official reception and representation expenses. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] Farm Credit Administration [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] Not to exceed $44,250,000 (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: Provided, That this limitation shall not apply to expenses associated with receiverships. [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] TITLE VII [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] GENERAL PROVISIONS [<-Struck out]

[Struck out->] (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS AND TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 701. Within the unit limit of cost fixed by law, appropriations and authorizations made for the Department of Agriculture for the current fiscal year under this Act shall be available for the purchase, in addition to those specifically provided for, of not to exceed 292 passenger motor vehicles, of which 290 shall be for replacement only, and for the hire of such vehicles. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 702. New obligational authority provided for the following appropriation items in this Act shall remain available until expended: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the contingency fund to meet emergency conditions, information technology infrastructure, fruit fly program, emerging plant pests, cotton pests program, low pathogen avian influenza program, high pathogen avian influenza program, up to $33,107,000 in animal health monitoring and surveillance for the animal identification system, up to $682,000 in the brucellosis program for indemnities, up to $2,888,000 in the chronic wasting disease program for indemnities, up to $3,934,000 in the scrapie program for indemnities, up to $2,387,000 in the tuberculosis program for indemnities, up to $4,900,000 in the emergency management systems program for the vaccine bank, up to $1,000,000 for wildlife services methods development, up to $1,000,000 of the wildlife services operations program for aviation safety, and up to 25 percent of the screwworm program; Food Safety and Inspection Service, field automation and information management project; Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, funds for competitive research grants (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), funds for the Research, Education, and Economics Information System, and funds for the Native American Institutions Endowment Fund; Farm Service Agency, salaries and expenses funds made available to county committees; Foreign Agricultural Service, middle-income country training program, and up to $2,000,000 of the Foreign Agricultural Service appropriation solely for the purpose of offsetting fluctuations in international currency exchange rates, subject to documentation by the Foreign Agricultural Service. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 703. The Secretary of Agriculture may transfer unobligated balances of discretionary funds appropriated by this Act or other available unobligated discretionary balances of the Department of Agriculture to the Working Capital Fund for the acquisition of plant and capital equipment necessary for the delivery of financial, financial management modernization initiative, administrative, and information technology services of primary benefit to the agencies of the Department of Agriculture: Provided, That none of the funds made available by this Act or any other Act shall be transferred to the Working Capital Fund without the prior approval of the agency administrator: Provided further, That none of the funds transferred to the Working Capital Fund pursuant to this section shall be available for obligation without the prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 704. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 705. 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 percent 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. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 706. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to pay indirect costs charged against competitive agricultural research, education, or extension grant awards issued by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service that exceed 22 percent of total Federal funds provided under each award: Provided, That notwithstanding section 1462 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3310), funds provided by this Act for grants awarded competitively by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service shall be available to pay full allowable indirect costs for each grant awarded under section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 707. Appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for the cost of direct and guaranteed loans made available in the current fiscal year shall remain available until expended to disburse obligations made in the current fiscal year for the following accounts: the Rural Development Loan Fund program account, the Rural Electrification and Telecommunication Loans program account, and the Rural Housing Insurance Fund program account. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 708. Of the funds made available by this Act, not more than $1,800,000 shall be used to cover necessary expenses of activities related to all advisory committees, panels, commissions, and task forces of the Department of Agriculture, except for panels used to comply with negotiated rule makings and panels used to evaluate competitively awarded grants. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 709. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to carry out section 410 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 679a) or section 30 of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 471). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 710. No employee of the Department of Agriculture may be detailed or assigned from an agency or office funded by this Act to any other agency or office of the Department for more than 30 days unless the individual's employing agency or office is fully reimbursed by the receiving agency or office for the salary and expenses of the employee for the period of assignment. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 711. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Agriculture or the Food and Drug Administration shall be used to transmit or otherwise make available to any non-Department of Agriculture or non-Department of Health and Human Services employee questions or responses to questions that are a result of information requested for the appropriations hearing process. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 712. None of the funds made available to the Department of Agriculture by this Act may be used to acquire new information technology systems or significant upgrades, as determined by the Office of the Chief Information Officer, without the approval of the Chief Information Officer and the concurrence of the Executive Information Technology Investment Review Board: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be transferred to the Office of the Chief Information Officer without the prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress: Provided further, That none of the funds available to the Department of Agriculture for information technology shall be obligated for projects over $25,000 prior to receipt of written approval by the Chief Information Officer. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 713. (a) None of the funds provided by this Act, or provided by previous Appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in the current fiscal year, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds which-- [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (1) creates new programs; [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (2) eliminates a program, project, or activity; [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (3) increases funds or personnel by any means for any project or activity for which funds have been denied or restricted; [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (4) relocates an office or employees; [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (5) reorganizes offices, programs, or activities; or [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (6) contracts out or privatizes any functions or activities presently performed by Federal employees; unless the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress are notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] (b) None of the funds provided by this Act, or provided by previous Appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in the current fiscal year, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure for activities, programs, or projects through a reprogramming of funds in excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, that: (1) augments existing programs, projects, or activities; (2) reduces by 10 percent funding for any existing program, project, or activity, or numbers of personnel by 10 percent as approved by Congress; or (3) results from any general savings from a reduction in personnel which would result in a change in existing programs, activities, or projects as approved by Congress; unless the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress are notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] (c) The Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, or the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress before implementing a program or activity not carried out during the previous fiscal year unless the program or activity is funded by this Act or specifically funded by any other Act. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 714. None of the funds appropriated by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel who prepare or submit appropriations language as part of the President's Budget submission to the Congress of the United States for programs under the jurisdiction of the Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies that assumes revenues or reflects a reduction from the previous year due to user fees proposals that have not been enacted into law prior to the submission of the Budget unless such Budget submission identifies which additional spending reductions should occur in the event the user fees proposals are not enacted prior to the date of the convening of a committee of conference for the fiscal year 2008 Appropriations Act. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 715. None of the funds made available by this or any other Act may be used to close or relocate a State Rural Development office unless or until cost effectiveness and enhancement of program delivery have been determined. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 716. In addition to amounts otherwise appropriated or made available by this Act, $2,500,000 is appropriated for the purpose of providing Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowships, through the Congressional Hunger Center. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 717. There is hereby appropriated $250,000 for a grant to the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, to remain available until expended. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 718. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds made available in this Act for competitive research grants (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), the Secretary may use up to 30 percent of the amount provided to carry out a competitive grants program under the same terms and conditions as those provided in section 401 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7621). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 719. No funds shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of the Department of Agriculture to carry out or administer the program authorized by section 14(h)(1) of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (16 U.S.C. 1012(h)(1)). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 720. No funds shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of the Department of Agriculture to carry out or administer the calendar year 2007 wetlands reserve program as authorized by 16 U.S.C. 3837 in excess of 144,776 acres. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 721. No funds shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of the Department of Agriculture to carry out or administer an environmental quality incentives program authorized by chapter 4 of subtitle D of title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa et seq.) in excess of $1,087,000,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 722. No funds shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of the Department of Agriculture to carry out or administer a program authorized by section 601(j)(1) of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 950bb(j)(1)). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 723. None of the funds made available in fiscal year 2006 or preceding fiscal years for programs authorized under the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (7 U.S.C. 1691 et seq.) in excess of $20,000,000 shall be used to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for the release of eligible commodities under section 302(f)(2)(A) of the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act (7 U.S.C. 1736f-1): Provided, That any such funds made available to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation shall only be used pursuant to section 302(b)(2)(B)(i) of the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 724. No funds shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of the Department of Agriculture to carry out or administer a program authorized by section 6401 of Public Law 107-171, in excess of $28,000,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 725. Notwithstanding subsections (c) and (e)(2) of section 313A of the Rural Electrification Act (7 U.S.C. 940c(c) and (e)(2)) in implementing section 313A of that Act, the Secretary shall, with the consent of the lender, structure the schedule for payment of the annual fee, not to exceed an average of 30 basis points per year for the term of the loan, to ensure that sufficient funds are available to pay the subsidy costs for note guarantees under that section. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 726. No funds shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of the Department of Agriculture to carry out or administer a conservation security program authorized by 16 U.S.C. 3838 et seq., in excess of $280,173,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 727. No funds shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of the Department of Agriculture to carry out or administer a program authorized by section 2502 of Public Law 107-171, in excess of $55,000,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 728. No funds shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of the Department of Agriculture to carry out or administer a program authorized by section 2503 of Public Law 107-171, in excess of $50,000,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 729. No funds shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of the Department of Agriculture to carry out or administer a ground and surface water conservation program authorized by section 2301 of Public Law 107-171, in excess of $51,000,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 730. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to issue a final rule in furtherance of, or otherwise implement, the proposed rule on cost-sharing for animal and plant health emergency programs of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published on July 8, 2003 (Docket No. 02-062-1; 68 Fed. Reg. 40541). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 731. Funds made available under section 1240I and section 1241(a) of the Food Security Act of 1985 in the current fiscal year shall remain available until expended to disburse obligations made in the current fiscal year, and are not available for new obligations. Funds made available under section 524(b) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, 7 U.S.C. 1524(b), in fiscal years 2004, 2005, and 2006 shall remain available until expended to disburse obligations made in fiscal years 2004, 2005, and 2006, respectively, and are not available for new obligations. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 732. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Rural Development shall provide grants from funds available for the Rural Community Advancement Program for the Ohio Livestock Expo Center in Springfield, Ohio, in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 733. No funds shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of the Department of Agriculture to carry out or administer an agricultural management assistance program authorized by section 524 of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, in excess of $6,000,000 (7 U.S.C. 1524). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 734. None of the funds provided in this Act may be used for salaries and expenses to draft or implement any regulation or rule insofar as it would require recertification of rural status for each electric and telecommunications borrower for the Rural Electrification and Telecommunication Loans program. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 735. Unless otherwise authorized by existing law, none of the funds provided in this Act, may be used by an executive branch agency to produce any prepackaged news story intended for broadcast or distribution in the United States unless the story includes a clear notification within the text or audio of the prepackaged news story that the prepackaged news story was prepared or funded by that executive branch agency. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 736. In addition to other amounts appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act, there is hereby appropriated to the Secretary of Agriculture $15,600,000, of which not to exceed 5 percent may be available for administrative expenses, to remain available until expended, to make specialty crop block grants under section 101 of the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-465; 7 U.S.C. 1621 note). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 737. No funds shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of the Department of Agriculture to carry out or administer a program authorized by section 18(g)(6)(B)(i) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1769(g)(6)(B)(i)). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 738. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is hereby appropriated $25,000,000, of which not to exceed 5 percent may be available for administrative expenses, to carry out section 18(g) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1769(g) in each State and on Indian reservations. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 739. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to study, complete a study of, or enter into a contract with a private party to carry out, without specific authorization in a subsequent Act of Congress, a competitive sourcing activity of the Secretary of Agriculture, including support personnel of the Department of Agriculture, relating to rural development or farm loan programs. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 740. Of the unobligated balances under section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, $9,900,000 are hereby rescinded. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 741. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall be used to pay salaries and expenses of personnel who implement or administer section 508(e)(3) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1508(e)(3)) or any regulation, bulletin, policy or agency guidance issued pursuant to section 508(e)(3) of such Act for the 2007 and the 2008 reinsurance years, except that funds are available to administer section 508(e)(3) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act for policies in effect as of the date of enactment of this Act. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 742. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used-- [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (1) to grant a waiver of a financial conflict of interest requirement pursuant to section 505(n)(4) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for any voting member of an advisory committee or panel of the Food and Drug Administration; or [<-Struck out]

      [Struck out->] (2) to make a certification under section 208(b)(3) of title 18, United States Code, for any such voting member. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 743. Section 739 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 2001 (H.R. 5426 as enacted by Public Law 106-387, 115 Stat. 1549A-34) is amended by striking `2 percent' and inserting `3 percent'. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 744. Of the unobligated balances available in the High Energy Cost Grants account, $25,265,000 is hereby rescinded. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 745. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the purposes of title V of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1471 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture shall consider the City of Atascadero, California, the City of Paso Robles, California, the City of Freeport, Illinois, and Kitsap County (except the City of Bremerton), Washington, as meeting the requirements of a rural area contained in section 520 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1490) until the receipt of the decennial Census in the year 2010. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 746. Of the appropriations available for payments for the nutrition and family education program for low-income areas under section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)), if the payment allocation pursuant to section 1425(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3175(c)) would be less than $100,000 for any institution eligible under section 3(d)(2) of the Smith-Lever Act, the Secretary shall adjust payment allocations under section 1425(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to ensure that each institution receives a payment of not less than $100,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 747. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to implement the final rule published by the Secretary of Agriculture on April 24, 2006, amending part 381 of title 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations to add the People's Republic of China to the list of countries eligible to export poultry products to the United States. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 748. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to prohibit the use of non-government electronic certification forms that verify properly certified results of equine infectious anemia testing for the purpose of interstate or international shipment of tested animals. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 749. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act for the Food and Drug Administration may be used under section 801 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent an individual not in the business of importing a prescription drug within the meaning of section 801(g) of such Act, wholesalers, or pharmacists from importing a prescription drug which complies with sections 501, 502, and 505. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 750. The limitation in section 721 shall not apply below a program level of $1,127,000,000. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 751. None of the funds provided by this Act for the Agricultural Research Service may be obligated or expended to reprogram programs and resources currently operating at Lane, Oklahoma. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 752. None of the funds made available by this Act shall be used in contravention of the Federal buildings performance and reporting requirements of Executive Order No. 13123, the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 753. Not more than $3,600,000 of the funds made available in this Act under section 522(e) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1522(e)) may be used for program compliance integrity under section 515 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 1515). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 754. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used in contravention of section 303 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 13212). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 755. Of the total amount made available in title VI in the first undesignated paragraph under the heading `Food and Drug Administration--SALARIES AND EXPENSES', $1,000,000 is available to the Center for Veterinary Medicine for application review activities to assure the safety of animal drugs with respect to antimicrobial resistance, pursuant to section 512 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, in addition to all other allocations for such purpose made from such total amount. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 756. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to send or otherwise pay for the attendance of more than 50 employees from a Federal department or agency at any single conference occurring outside the United States. [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] SEC. 757. None of the funds provided under the heading `TITLE IV--DOMESTIC FOOD PROGRAMS--FOOD STAMP PROGRAM' shall be expended in contravention of section 213a of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1183a). [<-Struck out]

    [Struck out->] This Act may be cited as the `Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007'. [<-Struck out]

    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, 2007, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I

AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS

Production, Processing and Marketing

Office of the Secretary

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, $10,515,000: Provided, That not to exceed $11,000 of this amount shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, not otherwise provided for, as determined by the Secretary.

Executive Operations

CHIEF ECONOMIST

    For necessary expenses of the Chief Economist, including economic analysis, risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, energy and new uses, and the functions of the World Agricultural Outlook Board, as authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1622g), $11,226,000.

NATIONAL APPEALS DIVISION

    For necessary expenses of the National Appeals Division, $14,795,000.

OFFICE OF BUDGET AND PROGRAM ANALYSIS

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis, $8,479,000.

HOMELAND SECURITY STAFF

    For necessary expenses of the Homeland Security Staff, $954,000.

Office of the Chief Information Officer

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, $16,936,000.

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

    For necessary expenses of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, $11,667,000, of which $5,676,000 shall be available until expended: Provided, That no funds made available by this appropriation may be obligated for FAIR Act or Circular A-76 activities until the Secretary has submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress a report on the Department's contracting out policies, including agency budgets for contracting out.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, $836,000.

Office of Civil Rights

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Civil Rights, $22,650,000.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration, $681,000.

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, including authorities pursuant to the 1984 delegation of authority from the Administrator of General Services to the Department of Agriculture under 40 U.S.C. 486, for programs and activities of the Department which are included in this Act, and for alterations and other actions needed for the Department and its agencies to consolidate unneeded space into configurations suitable for release to the Administrator of General Services, and for the operation, maintenance, improvement, and repair of Agriculture buildings and facilities, and for related costs, $209,814,000, to remain available until expended, of which $155,851,000 shall be available for payments to the General Services Administration for rent and the Department of Homeland Security for building security: Provided, That amounts which are made available for space rental and related costs for the Department of Agriculture in this Act may be transferred between such appropriations to cover the costs of additional, new, or replacement space 15 days after notice thereof is transmitted to the Appropriations Committees of both Houses of Congress.

Hazardous Materials Management

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses of the Department of Agriculture, to comply with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), $12,020,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That appropriations and funds available herein to the Department for Hazardous Materials 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 Departmental Administration, $24,114,000, to provide for necessary expenses for management support services to offices of the Department and for general administration, security, repairs and alterations, and other miscellaneous supplies and expenses not otherwise provided for and necessary for the practical and efficient work of the Department: 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

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations to carry out the programs funded by this Act, including programs involving intergovernmental affairs and liaison within the executive branch, $3,830,000: Provided, That these funds may be transferred to agencies of the Department of Agriculture funded by this Act to maintain personnel at the agency level: Provided further, That no funds made available by this appropriation may be obligated after 30 days from the date of enactment of this Act, unless the Secretary has notified the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress on the allocation of these funds by USDA agency: Provided further, That no other funds appropriated to the Department by this Act shall be available to the Department for support of activities of congressional relations.

Office of Communications

    For necessary expenses to carry out services relating to the coordination of programs involving public affairs, for the dissemination of agricultural information, and the coordination of information, work, and programs authorized by Congress in the Department, $9,695,000: Provided, That 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 Inspector General Act of 1978, $82,493,000, 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, and including not to exceed $125,000 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, $40,647,000.

Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Economic Research Service, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the Agricultural Research Service, and the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, $605,000.

Economic Research Service

    For necessary expenses of the Economic Research Service in conducting economic research and analysis, $75,963,000.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

    For necessary expenses of the National Agricultural Statistics Service in conducting statistical reporting and service work, $148,719,000, of which up to $36,582,000 shall be available until expended for the Census of Agriculture.

Agricultural Research Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    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 including the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of agricultural information; and for acquisition of lands by donation, exchange, or purchase at a nominal cost not to exceed $100, and for land exchanges where the lands exchanged shall be of equal value or shall be equalized by a payment of money to the grantor which shall not exceed 25 percent of the total value of the land or interests transferred out of Federal ownership, $1,127,553,000: Provided, 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 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 $375,000, except for headhouses or greenhouses which shall each be limited to $1,200,000, and except for 10 buildings to be constructed or improved at a cost not to exceed $750,000 each, and the cost of altering any one building during the fiscal year shall not exceed 10 percent of the current replacement value of the building or $375,000, 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 appropriations hereunder shall be available for granting easements at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: 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 Florence, South Carolina: 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: Provided further, That the Secretary, through the Agricultural Research Service, or successor, is authorized to lease approximately 40 acres of land at the Central Plains Experiment Station, Nunn, Colorado, to the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System, for its Shortgrass Steppe Biological Field Station, on such terms and conditions as the Secretary deems in the public interest: Provided further, That the Secretary understands that it is the intent of the University to construct research and educational buildings on the subject acreage and to conduct agricultural research and educational activities in these buildings: Provided further, That as consideration for a lease, the Secretary may accept the benefits of mutual cooperative research to be conducted by the Colorado State University and the Government at the Shortgrass Steppe Biological Field Station: Provided further, That the term of any lease shall be for no more than 20 years, but a lease may be renewed at the option of the Secretary on such terms and conditions as the Secretary deems in the public interest: Provided further, That the Agricultural Research Service may convey all rights and title of the United States, to a parcel of land comprising 19 acres, more or less, located in Section 2, Township 18 North, Range 14 East in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, originally conveyed by the Board of Trustees of the Institution of Higher Learning of the State of Mississippi, and described in instruments recorded in Deed Book 306 at pages 553-554, Deed Book 319 at page 219, and Deed Book 33 at page 115, of the public land records of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, including facilities, and fixed equipment, to the Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, in their `as is' condition, when vacated by the Agricultural Research Service: Provided further, That hereafter none of the funds appropriated under this heading 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, $83,400,000, to remain available until expended.

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

    For payments to agricultural experiment stations, for cooperative forestry and other research, for facilities, and for other expenses, $678,089,000, as follows: to carry out the provisions of the Hatch Act of 1887 (7 U.S.C. 361a-i), $185,817,000; for grants for cooperative forestry research (16 U.S.C. 582a through a-7), $23,318,000; for payments to the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University (7 U.S.C. 3222), $39,076,000, of which $1,507,496 shall be made available only for the purpose of ensuring that each institution shall receive no less than $1,000,000; for special grants for agricultural research (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)), $119,341,000; for special grants for agricultural research on improved pest control (7 U.S.C. 450i(c)), $14,650,000; for competitive research grants (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), $190,229,000; for the support of animal health and disease programs (7 U.S.C. 3195), $5,006,000; for supplemental and alternative crops and products (7 U.S.C. 3319d), $825,000; for grants for research pursuant to the Critical Agricultural Materials Act (7 U.S.C. 178 et seq.), $1,091,000, to remain available until expended; for the 1994 research grants program for 1994 institutions pursuant to section 536 of Public Law 103-382 (7 U.S.C. 301 note), $2,058,000, to remain available until expended; for rangeland research grants (7 U.S.C. 3333), $990,000; for higher education graduate fellowship grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(6)), $3,701,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); for a veterinary medicine loan repayment program pursuant to section 1415A of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.), $750,000, to remain available until expended; for higher education challenge grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(1)), $5,423,000; for a higher education multicultural scholars program (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(5)), $988,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); for an education grants program for Hispanic-serving Institutions (7 U.S.C. 3241), $6,237,000; for noncompetitive grants for the purpose of carrying out all provisions of 7 U.S.C. 3242 (section 759 of Public Law 106-78) to individual eligible institutions or consortia of eligible institutions in Alaska and in Hawaii, with funds awarded equally to each of the States of Alaska and Hawaii, $3,218,000; for a secondary agriculture education program and 2-year post-secondary education (7 U.S.C. 3152(j)), $990,000; for aquaculture grants (7 U.S.C. 3322), $3,928,000; for sustainable agriculture research and education (7 U.S.C. 5811), $12,276,000; for a program of capacity building grants (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(4)) to colleges eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C. 321-326 and 328), including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University, $12,375,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b); for payments to the 1994 Institutions pursuant to section 534(a)(1) of Public Law 103-382, $4,456,000; and for necessary expenses of Research and Education Activities, $41,346,000, of which $2,723,000 for the Research, Education, and Economics Information System and $2,151,000 for the Electronic Grants Information System, are to remain available until expended: Provided, That hereafter none of the funds appropriated under this heading shall be available to carry out research related to the production, processing, or marketing of tobacco or tobacco products: Provided further, That hereafter this paragraph shall not apply to research on the medical, biotechnological, food, and industrial uses of tobacco.

NATIVE AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS ENDOWMENT FUND

    For the Native American Institutions Endowment Fund authorized by Public Law 103-382 (7 U.S.C. 301 note), $11,880,000, to remain available until expended.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

    For payments to States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, and American Samoa, $467,102,000, as follows: payments for cooperative extension work under the Smith-Lever Act, 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, $286,622,000; payments for extension work at the 1994 Institutions under the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(b)(3)), $3,402,000; payments for the nutrition and family education program for low-income areas under section 3(d) of the Act, $63,538,000; payments for the pest management program under section 3(d) of the Act, $9,860,000; payments for the farm safety program under section 3(d) of the Act, $4,517,000; payments for New Technologies for Ag Extension under Section 3(d) of the Act, $1,985,000; payments to upgrade research, extension, and teaching facilities at the 1890 land-grant colleges, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University, as authorized by section 1447 of Public Law 95-113 (7 U.S.C. 3222b), $16,609,000, to remain available until expended; payments for youth-at-risk programs under section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act, $7,651,000; for youth farm safety education and certification extension grants, to be awarded competitively under section 3(d) of the Act, $440,000; payments for carrying out the provisions of the Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 1671 et seq.), $4,220,000; payments for federally-recognized Tribes Extension Program under section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act, $1,976,000; payments for sustainable agriculture programs under section 3(d) of the Act, $4,026,000; payments for rural health and safety education as authorized by section 502(i) of Public Law 92-419 (7 U.S.C. 2662(i)), $1,946,000; payments for cooperative extension work by the colleges receiving the benefits of the second Morrill Act (7 U.S.C. 321-326 and 328) and Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University, $35,205,000, of which $1,724,884 shall be made available only for the purpose of ensuring that each institution shall receive no less than $1,000,000; for grants to youth organizations pursuant to section 7630 of title 7, United States Code, $1,980,000; and for necessary expenses of Extension Activities, $23,125,000.

INTEGRATED ACTIVITIES

    For the integrated research, education, and extension grants programs, including necessary administrative expenses, $58,704,000, as follows: for competitive grants programs authorized under section 406 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7626), $43,369,000, including $12,738,000 for the water quality program, $14,699,000 for the food safety program, $4,125,000 for the regional pest management centers program, $4,419,000 for the Food Quality Protection Act risk mitigation program for major food crop systems, $1,375,000 for the crops affected by Food Quality Protection Act implementation, $3,075,000 for the methyl bromide transition program, and $1,948,000 for the organic transition program; for a competitive international science and education grants program authorized under section 1459A of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3292b), to remain available until expended, $990,000; for grants programs authorized under section 2(c)(1)(B) of Public Law 89-106, as amended, $737,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008 for the critical issues program; and $1,321,000 for the regional rural development centers program; $2,277,000 for asian soybean rust; and $11,000,000 for the Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative authorized under section 1484 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Act of 1977, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

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), $5,940,000, to remain available until expended.

Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs to administer programs under the laws enacted by the Congress for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; the Agricultural Marketing Service; and the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration; $731,000.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary to prevent, control, and eradicate pests and plant and animal diseases; to carry out inspection, quarantine, and regulatory activities; and to protect the environment, as authorized by law, $900,423,000, of which $4,127,000 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; of which $38,200,000 shall be used for the boll weevil eradication program for cost share purposes or for debt retirement for active eradication zones; of which $33,107,000 shall be available for a National Animal Identification program; of which $56,730,000 shall be used to conduct a surveillance and preparedness program for highly pathogenic avian influenza: Provided, 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 percent: 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 may be deemed 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 sections 10411 and 10417 of the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8310 and 8316) and sections 431 and 442 of the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7751 and 7772), and any unexpended balances of funds transferred for such emergency purposes in the 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 percent of the current replacement value of the building.

    In fiscal year 2007, 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, $5,946,000, to remain available until expended.

Agricultural Marketing Service

MARKETING SERVICES

    For necessary expenses to carry out services related to consumer protection, agricultural marketing and distribution, transportation, and regulatory programs, as authorized by law, and for administration and coordination of payments to States, $71,170,000, 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 percent 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 $62,211,000 (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 percent with notification to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress.

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, including not less than $10,000,000 for replacement of a system to support commodity purchases, 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 $16,425,000 for formulation and administration of marketing agreements and orders pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 and the Agricultural Act of 1961.

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)), $3,834,000, of which not less than $2,500,000 shall be used to make a grant under this heading.

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the United States Grain Standards Act, for the administration of the Packers and Stockyards Act, for certifying procedures used to protect purchasers of farm products, and the standardization activities related to grain under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, $38,737,000: 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 percent of the current replacement value of the building.

LIMITATION ON INSPECTION AND WEIGHING SERVICES EXPENSES

    Not to exceed $42,463,000 (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 percent with notification to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress.

Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Food Safety and Inspection Service, $607,000.

Food Safety and Inspection Service

    For necessary expenses to carry out services authorized by the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act, including not to exceed $50,000 for representation allowances and for expenses pursuant to section 8 of the Act approved August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 1766), $865,905,000, of which no less than $777,189,000 shall be available for Federal food safety inspection; 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 1327 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 138f): Provided, That no fewer than 63 full time equivalent positions above the fiscal year 2002 level shall be employed during fiscal year 2007 for purposes dedicated solely to inspections and enforcement related to the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act: Provided further, That of the amount available under this heading, notwithstanding section 704 of this Act $3,000,000, available until September 30, 2008, shall be obligated to maintain the Humane Animal Tracking System as part of the Field Automation and Information Management System: Provided further, That of the total amount made available under this heading, no less than $20,653,000 shall be obligated for regulatory and scientific training: 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 percent of the current replacement value of the building.

Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services to administer the laws enacted by Congress for the Farm Service Agency, the Foreign Agricultural Service, the Risk Management Agency, and the Commodity Credit Corporation, $640,000.

Farm Service Agency

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses for carrying out the administration and implementation of programs administered by the Farm Service Agency, $1,151,779,000: Provided, That the Secretary is authorized to use the services, facilities, and authorities (but not the funds) of the Commodity Credit Corporation to make program payments for all programs administered by the Agency: Provided further, That other funds made available to the Agency for authorized activities may be advanced to and merged with this account.

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), $4,208,000.

GRASSROOTS SOURCE WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM

    For necessary expenses to carry out wellhead or groundwater protection activities under section 1240O of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839bb-2), $3,713,000, to remain available until expended.

DAIRY INDEMNITY PROGRAM

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses involved in making indemnity payments to dairy farmers and manufacturers of dairy products under a dairy indemnity program, $100,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such program is carried out by the Secretary in the same manner as the dairy indemnity program described in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-387, 114 Stat. 1549A-12).

AGRICULTURAL CREDIT INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and guaranteed farm ownership (7 U.S.C. 1922 et seq.) and operating (7 U.S.C. 1941 et seq.) loans, Indian tribe land acquisition loans (25 U.S.C. 488), and boll weevil loans (7 U.S.C. 1989), to be available from funds in the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund, as follows: farm ownership loans, $1,422,750,000, of which $1,200,000,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans and $222,750,000 shall be for direct loans; operating loans, $1,941,360,000, of which $1,025,610,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans, $272,250,000 shall be for subsidized guaranteed loans and $643,500,000 shall be for direct loans; Indian tribe land acquisition loans, $3,960,000; and for boll weevil eradication program loans, $59,400,000: Provided, That the Secretary shall deem the pink bollworm to be a boll weevil for the purpose of boll weevil eradication program loans.

    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, $16,293,000, of which $6,960,000 shall be for guaranteed loans, and $9,333,000 shall be for direct loans; operating loans, $127,973,000, of which $25,332,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans, $27,416,000 shall be for subsidized guaranteed loans, and $75,225,000 shall be for direct loans; and Indian tribe land acquisition loans, $838,000; and boll weevil eradication program loans, $1,129,000.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $319,657,000, of which $311,737,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses'.

    Funds appropriated by this Act to the Agricultural Credit Insurance Program Account for farm ownership and operating direct loans and guaranteed loans may be transferred among these programs: Provided, That the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress are notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to collect from the lender an annual fee on unsubsidized guaranteed operating loans, a guarantee fee of more than one percent of the principal obligation of guaranteed unsubsidized operating or ownership loans, or a guarantee fee on subsidized guaranteed operating loans administered by the Farm Service Agency.

Risk Management Agency

    For administrative and operating expenses, as authorized by section 226A of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6933), $78,477,000: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture may use an amount not to exceed $3,600,000 of unobligated funds made available under section 522(e) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1522(e)) for program integrity purposes, including the data mining project: Provided further, That not to exceed $1,000 shall be available for official reception and representation expenses, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1506(i).

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 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 Fund

    For payments as authorized by section 516 of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1516), such sums as may be necessary, to remain available until expended.

Commodity Credit Corporation Fund

REIMBURSEMENT FOR NET REALIZED LOSSES

    For the current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for net realized losses sustained, but not previously reimbursed, pursuant to section 2 of the Act of August 17, 1961 (15 U.S.C. 713a-11): Provided, That of the funds available to the Commodity Credit Corporation under section 11 of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act (15 U.S.C 714i) for the conduct of its business with the Foreign Agricultural Service, up to $5,000,000 may be transferred to and used by the Foreign Agricultural Service for information resource management activities of the Foreign Agricultural Service that are not related to Commodity Credit Corporation business.

HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT

(LIMITATION ON EXPENSES)

    For the current fiscal year, the Commodity Credit Corporation shall not expend more than $5,000,000 for site investigation and cleanup expenses, and operations and maintenance expenses to comply with the requirement of section 107(g) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9607(g)), and section 6001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6961).

FARM STORAGE FACILITY LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    For administrative expenses necessary to carry out the Farm Storage and Sugar Storage Facility Loan Programs, $4,560,000, to be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses.

TITLE II

CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, $752,000.

Natural Resources Conservation Service

CONSERVATION OPERATIONS

    For necessary expenses for carrying out the provisions of the Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-f), 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, water, and interests therein for use in the plant materials program by donation, exchange, or purchase at a nominal cost not to exceed $100 pursuant to the Act of August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 428a); purchase and erection or alteration or improvement of permanent and temporary buildings; and operation and maintenance of aircraft, $835,331,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008, of which not less than $10,698,000 is for snow survey and water forecasting, and not less than $10,678,000 is for operation and establishment of the plant materials centers, and of which not less than $27,255,000 shall be for the grazing lands conservation initiative: Provided, That appropriations hereunder shall be available pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 2250 for construction and improvement of buildings and public improvements at plant materials centers, except that the cost of alterations and improvements to other buildings and other public improvements shall not exceed $250,000: 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 this appropriation shall be available for technical assistance and related expenses to carry out programs authorized by section 202(c) of title II of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1974 (43 U.S.C. 1592(c)): Provided further, That qualified local engineers may be temporarily employed at per diem rates to perform the technical planning work of the Service.

WATERSHED SURVEYS AND PLANNING

    For necessary expenses to conduct research, investigation, and surveys of watersheds of rivers and other waterways, and for small watershed investigations and planning, in accordance with the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (16 U.S.C. 1001-1009), $6,022,000.

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 (16 U.S.C. 1001-1005 and 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, $62,070,000, to remain available until expended; of which up to $10,000,000 may be available for the watersheds authorized under the Flood Control Act (33 U.S.C. 701 and 16 U.S.C. 1006a): Provided, That not to exceed $30,000,000 of this appropriation shall be available for technical assistance: 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), 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.

WATERSHED REHABILITATION PROGRAM

    For necessary expenses to carry out rehabilitation of structural measures, in accordance with section 14 of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (16 U.S.C. 1012), and in accordance with the provisions of laws relating to the activities of the Department, $31,245,000, to remain available until expended.

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 sections 31 and 32 of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act (7 U.S.C. 1010-1011; 76 Stat. 607); the Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-f); and subtitle H of title XV of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3451-3461), $50,787,000, to remain available until expended.

HEALTHY FORESTS RESERVE PROGRAM

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Healthy Forests Reserve Program authorized under title V of Public Law 108-148 (16 U.S.C. 6571-6578), $5,000,000, to remain available until expended.

TITLE III

RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development to administer programs under the laws enacted by the Congress for the Rural Housing Service, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and the Rural Utilities Service, $640,000.

RURAL COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For the cost of direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1926, 1926a, 1926c, 1926d, and 1932, except for sections 381E-H and 381N of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, $714,958,000, to remain available until expended, of which $101,764,000 shall be for rural community programs described in section 381E(d)(1) of such Act; of which $524,960,000 shall be for the rural utilities programs described in sections 381E(d)(2), 306C(a)(2), and 306D of such Act, of which not to exceed $500,000 shall be available for the rural utilities program described in section 306(a)(2)(B) of such Act, and of which not to exceed $1,000,000 shall be available for the rural utilities program described in section 306E of such Act; and of which $88,234,000 shall be for the rural business and cooperative development programs described in sections 381E(d)(3) and 310B(f) of such Act: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated in this account, $26,000,000 shall be for loans and grants to benefit Federally Recognized Native American Tribes, including grants for drinking water and waste disposal systems pursuant to section 306C of such Act, of which $5,000,000 shall be available for community facilities grants to tribal colleges, as authorized by section 306(a)(19) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, and of which $250,000 shall be available for a grant to a qualified national organization to provide technical assistance for rural transportation in order to promote economic development: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for rural community programs, $6,287,000 shall be available for a Rural Community Development Initiative: Provided further, That such funds shall be used solely to develop the capacity and ability of private, nonprofit community-based housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities, and Federally Recognized Native American Tribes to undertake projects to improve housing, community facilities, community and economic development projects in rural areas: Provided further, That such funds shall be made available to qualified private, nonprofit and public intermediary organizations proposing to carry out a program of financial and technical assistance: Provided further, That such intermediary organizations shall provide matching funds from other sources, including Federal funds for related activities, in an amount not less than funds provided: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for the rural business and cooperative development programs, not to exceed $500,000 shall be made available for a grant to a qualified national organization to provide technical assistance for rural transportation in order to promote economic development; $2,500,000 shall be for grants to the Delta Regional Authority (7 U.S.C. 1921 et seq.) for any purpose under this heading, of which not more than five percent may be used for administrative expenses, including conferences: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for rural utilities programs, not to exceed $25,000,000 shall be for water and waste disposal systems to benefit the Colonias along the United States/Mexico border, including grants pursuant to section 306C of such Act; $25,000,000 shall be for water and waste disposal systems for rural and native villages in Alaska pursuant to section 306D of such Act, with up to 2 percent available to administer the program and/or improve interagency coordination may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses', of which $100,000 shall be provided to develop a regional system for centralized billing, operation, and management of rural water and sewer utilities through regional cooperatives, of which 25 percent shall be provided for water and sewer projects in regional hubs, and the State of Alaska shall provide a 25 percent cost share, and grantees may use up to 5 percent of grant funds, not to exceed $35,000 per community, for the completion of comprehensive community safe water plans; not to exceed $19,000,000 shall be for technical assistance grants for rural water and waste systems pursuant to section 306(a)(14) of such Act, unless the Secretary makes a determination of extreme need, of which $5,600,000 shall be for Rural Community Assistance Programs and not less than $850,000 shall be for a qualified national Native American organization to provide technical assistance for rural water systems for tribal communities; and not to exceed $13,750,000 shall be for contracting with qualified national organizations for a circuit rider program to provide technical assistance for rural water systems: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, not to exceed $21,367,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones; of which $1,067,000 shall be for the rural community programs described in section 381E(d)(1) of such Act, of which $12,000,000 shall be for the rural utilities programs described in section 381E(d)(2) of such Act, and of which $8,300,000 shall be for the rural business and cooperative development programs described in section 381E(d)(3) of such Act: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for rural community programs, $21,000,000 shall be to provide grants for facilities in rural communities with extreme unemployment and severe economic depression (Public Law 106-387), with 5 percent for administration and capacity building in the State rural development offices: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated, $26,000,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the `Rural Utilities Service, High Energy Cost Grants Account' to provide grants authorized under section 19 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 918a): Provided further, That any prior year balances for high cost energy grants authorized by section 19 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 901(19)) shall be transferred to and merged with the `Rural Utilities Service, High Energy Costs Grants Account'.

Rural Development Salaries and Expenses

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses for carrying out the administration and implementation of programs in the Rural Development mission area, including activities with institutions concerning the development and operation of agricultural cooperatives; and for cooperative agreements; $176,522,000: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated under this section may be used for advertising and promotional activities that support the Rural Development mission area: Provided further, That not more than $10,000 may be expended to provide modest nonmonetary awards to non-USDA employees: Provided further, That any balances available from prior years for the Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, and the Rural Business-Cooperative Service salaries and expenses accounts shall be transferred to and merged with this appropriation.

Rural Housing Service

RURAL HOUSING INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For gross obligations for the principal amount of direct and guaranteed loans as authorized by title V of the Housing Act of 1949, to be available from funds in the rural housing insurance fund, as follows: $4,773,614,000 for loans to section 502 borrowers, as determined by the Secretary, of which $1,129,391,000 shall be for direct loans, and of which $3,644,223,000 shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans; $34,652,000 for section 504 housing repair loans; $100,000,000 for section 515 rental housing; $100,000,000 for section 538 guaranteed multi-family housing loans; $5,000,000 for section 524 site loans; $11,482,000 for credit sales of acquired property, of which up to $1,482,000 may be for multi-family credit sales; and $4,980,000 for section 523 self-help housing land development loans.

    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: section 502 loans, $155,919,000, of which $113,278,000 shall be for direct loans, and of which $42,641,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for unsubsidized guaranteed loans; section 504 housing repair loans, $10,240,000; repair, rehabilitation, and new construction of section 515 rental housing, $45,880,000; section 538 multi-family housing guaranteed loans, $7,740,000; credit sales of acquired property, $720,000; and section 523 self-help housing and development loans, $123,000: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated in this paragraph, $2,500,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones: Provided further, That any funds under this paragraph initially allocated by the Secretary for housing projects in the State of Alaska that are not obligated by September 30, 2007, shall be carried over until September 30, 2008, and made available for such housing projects only in the State of Alaska: Provided further, That any obligated balances for a demonstration program for the preservation and revitalization of the section 515 multi-family rental housing properties as authorized in Public Law 109-97 shall be transferred to and merged with the `Rural Housing Service, Multifamily Housing Revitalization Program Account'.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $455,776,000, which shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses', of which not less than $1,000,000 shall be made available for the Secretary to contract with third parties to acquire the necessary automation and technical services needed to restructure section 515 mortgages.

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 debt forgiveness or payments for eligible households as authorized by section 502(c)(5)(D) of the Housing Act of 1949, $335,400,000, to remain available through September 30, 2008; 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, up to $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 $50,000 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 the current fiscal year shall be funded for a one-year period: Provided further, That any unexpended balances remaining at the end of such one-year agreements may be transferred and used for the purposes of any debt reduction; maintenance, repair, or rehabilitation of any existing projects; preservation; and rental assistance activities authorized under title V of the Act: Provided further, That rental assistance that is recovered from projects that are subject to prepayment shall be deobligated and reallocated for vouchers and debt forgiveness or payments consistent with the requirements of this Act for purposes authorized under section 542 and section 502(c)(5)(D) of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended: Provided further, That up to $4,190,000 may be used for the purpose of reimbursing funds used for rental assistance agreements entered into or renewed pursuant to the authority under section 521(a)(2) of the Act for emergency needs related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Provided further, That rental assistance provided under agreements entered into prior to fiscal year 2007 for a section 514/516 project may not be recaptured for use in another project until such assistance has remained unused for a period of 12 consecutive months, if such project has a waiting list of tenants seeking such assistance or the project has rental assistance eligible tenants who are not receiving such assistance: Provided further, That such recaptured rental assistance shall, to the extent practicable, be applied to another section 514/516 project.

MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVITALIZATION PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    For the rural housing voucher program as authorized under section 542 of the Housing Act of 1949, (without regard to section 542(b)), for the cost to conduct a housing demonstration program to provide revolving loans for the preservation of low-income multi-family housing projects, and for additional costs to conduct a demonstration program for the preservation and revitalization of the section 515 multi-family rental housing properties, $28,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the funds made available under this heading, $10,000,000 shall be available for rural housing vouchers to any low-income household (including those not receiving rental assistance) residing in a property financed with a section 515 loan which has been prepaid after September 30, 2005: Provided further, That the amount of such voucher shall be the difference between comparable market rent for the section 515 unit and the tenant paid rent for such unit: Provided further, That funds made available for such vouchers, shall be subject to the availability of annual appropriations: Provided further, That the Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, administer such vouchers with current regulations and administrative guidance applicable to section 8 housing vouchers administered by the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (including the ability to pay administrative costs related to delivery of the voucher funds): Provided further, That if the Secretary determines that the amount made available for vouchers in this or any other Act is not needed for vouchers, the Secretary may use such funds for the demonstration programs for the preservation and revitalization of the section 515 multifamily rental housing properties described in this paragraph: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, $3,000,000 shall be available for loans to private non-profit organizations, or such non-profit organizations' affiliate loan funds and State and local housing finance agencies, to carry out a housing demonstration program to provide revolving loans for the preservation of low-income multi-family housing projects: Provided further, That loans under such demonstration program shall have an interest rate of not more than 1 percent direct loan to the recipient: Provided further, That the Secretary may defer the interest and principal payment to the Rural Housing Service for up to 3 years and the term of such loans shall not exceed 30 years: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, $15,000,000 shall be available for a demonstration program for the preservation and revitalization of the section 515 multi-family rental housing properties to restructure existing section 515 loans, as the Secretary deems appropriate, expressly for the purposes of ensuring the project has sufficient resources to preserve the project for the purpose of providing safe and affordable housing for low-income residents including reducing or eliminating interest; deferring loan payments, subordinating, reducing or reamortizing loan debt; and other financial assistance including advances and incentives required by the Secretary: Provided further, That if the Secretary determines that additional funds for vouchers described in this paragraph are needed, funds for the preservation and revitalization demonstration program may be used for such vouchers: Provided further, That if Congress enacts legislation to permanently authorize a section 515 multi-family rental housing loan restructuring program similar to the demonstration program described herein, the Secretary may use funds made available for the demonstration program under this heading to carry out such legislation with the prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress.

MUTUAL AND SELF-HELP HOUSING GRANTS

    For grants and contracts pursuant to section 523(b)(1)(A) of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1490c), $33,660,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated, $1,000,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones.

RURAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE GRANTS

    For grants and contracts for very low-income housing repair, supervisory and technical assistance, compensation for construction defects, and rural housing preservation made by the Rural Housing Service, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. 1474, 1479(c), 1490e, and 1490m, $40,590,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated, $1,200,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones.

FARM LABOR PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    For the cost of direct loans, grants, and contracts, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. 1484 and 1486, $30,643,000, to remain available until expended, for direct farm labor housing loans and domestic farm labor housing grants and contracts.

Rural Business--Cooperative Service

RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOAN FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For the principal amount of direct loans, as authorized by the Rural Development Loan Fund (42 U.S.C. 9812(a)), $33,925,000.

    For the cost of direct loans, $14,951,000, as authorized by the Rural Development Loan Fund (42 U.S.C. 9812(a)), of which $1,724,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for Federally Recognized Native American Tribes and of which $3,449,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for Mississippi Delta Region counties (as determined in accordance with Public Law 100-460): 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 of the total amount appropriated, $887,000 shall be available through June 30, 2007, for the cost of direct loans for authorized empowerment zones and enterprise communities and communities designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones.

    In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan programs, $4,950,000 shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses'.

RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

    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, $34,652,000.

    For the cost of direct loans, including the cost of modifying loans as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, $7,568,000, to remain available until expended.

    Of the funds derived from interest on the cushion of credit payments in the current fiscal year, as authorized by section 313 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, $78,514,000 shall not be obligated and $78,514,000 are rescinded.

RURAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

    For rural cooperative development grants authorized under section 310B(e) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1932), $29,500,000, of which $500,000 shall be for a cooperative research agreement with a qualified academic institution to conduct research on the national economic impact of all types of cooperatives; and of which $2,500,000 shall be for cooperative agreements for the appropriate technology transfer for rural areas program: Provided, That not to exceed $1,500,000 shall be for cooperatives or associations of cooperatives whose primary focus is to provide assistance to small, minority producers and whose governing board and/or membership is comprised of at least 75 percent minority; and of which $20,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for value-added agricultural product market development grants, as authorized by section 6401 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 1621 note).

RURAL EMPOWERMENT ZONES AND ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY GRANTS

    For grants in connection with second and third rounds of empowerment zones and enterprise communities, $10,000,000, to remain available until expended, for designated rural empowerment zones and rural enterprise communities, as authorized by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-277): Provided, That of the funds appropriated, $1,000,000 shall be made available to third round empowerment zones, as authorized by the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act (Public Law 106-554).

RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM

    For the cost of a program of direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants, under the same terms and conditions as authorized by section 9006 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8106), $25,000,000 for direct and guaranteed renewable energy loans and grants: Provided, That the cost of direct loans and loan guarantees, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

Rural Utilities Service

RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Insured loans pursuant to the authority of section 305 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935) shall be made as follows: 5 percent rural electrification loans, $99,000,000; municipal rate rural electric loans, $99,000,000; loans made pursuant to section 306 of that Act, rural electric, $5,000,000,000; Treasury rate direct electric loans, $990,000,000; guaranteed electric loans, $99,000,000; guaranteed underwriting loans pursuant to section 313A, $1,500,000,000; 5 percent rural telecommunications loans, $143,513,000; cost of money rural telecommunications loans, $419,760,000; and for loans made pursuant to section 306 of that Act, rural telecommunications loans, $299,000,000.

    For the cost, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, including the cost of modifying loans, of direct and guaranteed loans authorized by sections 305 and 306 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935 and 936), as follows: cost of rural electric loans, $3,703,000, and the cost of telecommunications loans, $657,000: Provided, That notwithstanding section 305(d)(2) of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, borrower interest rates may exceed 7 percent per year.

    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs, $39,600,000 which shall be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Rural Development, Salaries and Expenses'.

DISTANCE LEARNING, TELEMEDICINE, AND BROADBAND PROGRAM

    For the principal amount of the broadband telecommunication loans, $500,000,000.

    For grants for telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 950aaa et seq., $30,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That $5,000,000 shall be made available to convert analog to digital operation those noncommercial educational television broadcast stations that serve rural areas and are qualified for Community Service Grants by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting under section 396(k) of the Communications Act of 1934, including associated translators and repeaters, regardless of the location of their main transmitter, studio-to-transmitter links, and equipment to allow local control over digital content and programming through the use of high-definition broadcast, multi-casting and datacasting technologies.

    For the cost of broadband loans, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 901 et seq., $10,750,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008: Provided, That the interest rate for such loans shall be the cost of borrowing to the Department of the Treasury for obligations of comparable maturity: Provided further, That the cost of direct loans shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

    In addition, $10,000,000, to remain available until expended, for a grant program to finance broadband transmission in rural areas eligible for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program benefits authorized by 7 U.S.C. 950aaa.

TITLE IV

DOMESTIC FOOD PROGRAMS

Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

    For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Food and Nutrition Service, $604,000.

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 et seq.), except section 21, and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), except sections 17 and 21; $13,654,487,000, to remain available through September 30, 2008, of which $7,923,414,000 is hereby appropriated and $5,731,073,000 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 of the funds made available under this heading, $300,000,000 shall be placed in reserve and used only in such amounts and at such times as may become necessary to carry out program operations: Provided further, That up to $5,335,000 shall be available for independent verification of school food service claims: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, $9,000,000, available until September 30, 2008, of which not to exceed 5 percent may be available for Federal administrative expenses, shall be used to carry out section 120 of Public Law 108-265 in an additional 9 States.

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

    For necessary expenses to carry out the special supplemental nutrition program as authorized by section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786), $5,264,000,000, to remain available through September 30, 2008, of which such sums as are necessary to restore the contingency reserve to $125,000,000 shall be placed in reserve, to remain available until expended, to be allocated as the Secretary deems necessary, notwithstanding section 17(i) of such Act, to support participation should cost or participation exceed budget estimates: Provided, That amounts over $125,000,000 in the contingency reserve shall be treated as general WIC appropriated funds rather than contingency reserve funds: Provided further, That of the total amount available, the Secretary shall obligate not less than $15,000,000 for a breastfeeding support initiative in addition to the activities specified in section 17(h)(3)(A): Provided further, That only the provisions of section 17(h)(10)(B)(i) and section 17(h)(10)(B)(ii) shall be effective in 2007; including $14,000,000 for the purposes specified in section 17(h)(10)(B)(i) and $20,000,000 for the purposes specified in section 17(h)(10)(B)(ii): Provided further, 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: Provided further, That none of the funds provided in this account shall be available for the purchase of infant formula except in accordance with the cost containment and competitive bidding requirements specified in section 17 of such Act: Provided further, That none of the funds provided shall be available for activities that are not fully reimbursed by other Federal Government departments or agencies unless authorized by section 17 of such Act.

FOOD STAMP PROGRAM

    For necessary expenses to carry out the Food Stamp Act (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.), $37,865,231,000, of which $3,000,000,000 to remain available through September 30, 2008, 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, 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 workfare requirements as may be required by law: Provided further, That funds made available for Employment and Training under this heading shall remain available until expended, as authorized by section 16(h)(1) of the Food Stamp Act: Provided further, That funds made available under this heading may be used to enter into contracts and employ staff to conduct studies, evaluations, or to conduct activities related to food stamp program integrity provided that such activities are authorized by the Food Stamp Act: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 5(d) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, any additional payment received under chapter 5 of title 37, United States Code, by a member of the United States Armed Forces deployed to a designated combat zone shall be excluded from household income for the duration of the member's deployment if the additional pay is the result of deployment to or while serving in a combat zone, and it was not received immediately prior to serving in the combat zone.

COMMODITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    For necessary expenses to carry out disaster assistance and 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); the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983; special assistance (in a form determined by the Secretary of Agriculture) for the nuclear affected islands, as authorized by section 103(f)(2) of the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-188); and the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, as authorized by section 17(m) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, $179,366,000, to remain available through September 30, 2008: Provided, That none of these funds shall be available to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for commodities donated to the program: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective with funds made available in fiscal year 2007 to support the Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), as authorized by section 4402 of Public Law 107-171, such funds shall remain available through September 30, 2008: Provided further, That hereafter no funds available for SFMNP shall be used to pay State or local sales taxes on food purchased with SFMNP coupons or checks: Provided further, That hereafter the value of assistance provided by the SFMNP shall not be considered income or resources for any purposes under any Federal, State or local laws related to taxation, welfare and public assistance programs: Provided further, That of the funds made available under section 27(a) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.), the Secretary may use up to $10,000,000 for costs associated with the distribution of commodities.

NUTRITION PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION

    For necessary administrative expenses of the domestic nutrition assistance programs funded under this Act, $143,114,000.

TITLE V

FOREIGN ASSISTANCE AND RELATED PROGRAMS

Foreign Agricultural Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses of the Foreign Agricultural Service, including carrying out title VI of the Agricultural Act of 1954 (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 $158,000 for representation allowances and for expenses pursuant to section 8 of the Act approved August 3, 1956 (7 U.S.C. 1766), $156,186,000: Provided, 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. 1737) and the foreign assistance programs of the United States Agency for International Development.

PUBLIC LAW 480 TITLE I DIRECT CREDIT AND FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For administrative expenses to carry out the credit program of title I, Public Law 83-480 and the Food for Progress Act of 1985, $2,651,000, to be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses'.

PUBLIC LAW 480 TITLE II GRANTS

    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, for commodities supplied in connection with dispositions abroad under title II of said Act, $1,225,000,000, to remain available until expended.

COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION EXPORT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    For administrative expenses to carry out the Commodity Credit Corporation's export guarantee program, GSM 102 and GSM 103, $5,331,000; 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 $4,985,000 may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Foreign Agricultural Service, Salaries and Expenses', and of which $346,000 may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for `Farm Service Agency, Salaries and Expenses'.

MCGOVERN-DOLE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FOR EDUCATION AND CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM GRANTS

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 3107 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 1736o-1), $100,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Commodity Credit Corporation is authorized to provide the services, facilities, and authorities for the purpose of implementing such section, subject to reimbursement from amounts provided herein.

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 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; for rental of special purpose space in the District of Columbia or elsewhere; 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; and notwithstanding section 521 of Public Law 107-188; $1,941,646,000: Provided, That of the amount provided under this heading, $320,600,000 shall be derived from prescription drug user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379h, shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended, and shall not include any fees pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 379h(a)(2) and (a)(3) assessed for fiscal year 2008 but collected in fiscal year 2007; $43,726,000 shall be derived from medical device user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379j, and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended; and $11,604,000 shall be derived from animal drug user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 379j, and shall be credited to this account and remain available until expended: Provided further, That fees derived from prescription drug, medical device, and animal drug assessments received during fiscal year 2007, including any such fees assessed prior to the current fiscal year but credited during the current year, shall be subject to the fiscal year 2007 limitation: Provided further, That none of these funds shall be used to develop, establish, or operate any program of user fees authorized by 31 U.S.C. 9701: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated: (1) $457,936,000 shall be for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (2) $544,961,000 shall be for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs, of which no less than $39,079,000 shall be available for the Office of Generic Drugs; (3) $210,000,000 shall be for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (4) $105,031,000 shall be for the Center for Veterinary Medicine and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (5) $255,480,000 shall be for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health and for related field activities in the Office of Regulatory Affairs; (6) $41,273,000 shall be for the National Center for Toxicological Research; (7) $62,007,000 shall be for Rent and Related activities, of which $25,552,000 is for White Oak Consolidation, other than the amounts paid to the General Services Administration for rent; (8) $146,013,000 shall be for payments to the General Services Administration for rent; and (9) $118,945,000 shall be for other activities, including the Office of the Commissioner; the Office of Management; the Office of External Relations; the Office of Policy and Planning; and central services for these offices: Provided further, That funds may be transferred from one specified activity to another with the prior notification of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress.

    In addition, mammography user fees authorized by 42 U.S.C. 263b may be credited to this account, to remain available until expended.

    In addition, export certification user fees authorized by 21 U.S.C. 381 may be credited to this account, to remain available until expended.

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, $4,950,000, to remain available until expended.

INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), including the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles, and the rental of space (to include multiple year leases) in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, $99,502,000, including not to exceed $3,000 for official reception and representation expenses.

Farm Credit Administration

Limitation on Administrative Expenses

    Not to exceed $44,250,000 (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: Provided, That this limitation shall not apply to expenses associated with receiverships.

TITLE VII

GENERAL PROVISIONS

(INCLUDING RESCISSIONS AND TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    SEC. 701. Within the unit limit of cost fixed by law, appropriations and authorizations made for the Department of Agriculture for the current fiscal year under this Act shall be available for the purchase, in addition to those specifically provided for, of not to exceed 292 passenger motor vehicles, of which 290 shall be for replacement only, and for the hire of such vehicles.

    SEC. 702. New obligational authority provided for the following appropriation items in this Act shall remain available until expended: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the contingency fund to meet emergency conditions, information technology infrastructure, fruit fly program and rearing facility design, emerging plant pests, boll weevil program, low pathogenic avian influenza program, highly pathogenic avian influenza program, up to $33,107,000 in animal health monitoring and surveillance for the animal identification system, up to $1,500,000 in the scrapie program for indemnities, up to $3,970,000 in the emergency management systems program for the vaccine bank, up to $1,000,000 for wildlife services methods development, up to $1,000,000 of the wildlife services operations program for aviation safety, and up to 25 percent of the screwworm program; Food Safety and Inspection Service, field automation and information management project; Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, funds for competitive research grants (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), and funds for the Native American Institutions Endowment Fund; Farm Service Agency, salaries and expenses funds made available to county committees; Foreign Agricultural Service, middle-income country training program, and up to $2,000,000 of the Foreign Agricultural Service appropriation solely for the purpose of offsetting fluctuations in international currency exchange rates, subject to documentation by the Foreign Agricultural Service.

    SEC. 703. The Secretary of Agriculture may transfer unobligated balances of discretionary funds appropriated by this Act or other available unobligated discretionary balances of the Department of Agriculture to the Working Capital Fund for the acquisition of plant and capital equipment necessary for the delivery of financial, administrative, and information technology services of primary benefit to the agencies of the Department of Agriculture: Provided, That none of the funds made available by this Act or any other Act shall be transferred to the Working Capital Fund without the prior approval of the agency administrator: Provided further, That none of the funds transferred to the Working Capital Fund pursuant to this section shall be available for obligation without the prior notification of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress.

    SEC. 704. 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. 705. 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 percent 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. 706. None of the funds in this Act shall be available to pay indirect costs charged against competitive agricultural research, education, or extension grant awards issued by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service that exceed 20 percent of total Federal funds provided under each award: Provided, That notwithstanding section 1462 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3310), funds provided by this Act for grants awarded competitively by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service shall be available to pay full allowable indirect costs for each grant awarded under section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638).

    SEC. 707. Appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for the cost of direct and guaranteed loans made available in the current fiscal year shall remain available until expended to disburse obligations made in the current fiscal year for the following accounts: the Rural Development Loan Fund program account, the Rural Electrification and Telecommunication Loans program account, and the Rural Housing Insurance Fund program account.

    SEC. 708. Of the funds made available by this Act, not more than $1,800,000 shall be used to cover necessary expenses of activities related to all advisory committees, panels, commissions, and task forces of the Department of Agriculture, except for panels used to comply with negotiated rule makings and panels used to evaluate competitively awarded grants.

    SEC. 709. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to carry out section 410 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 679a) or section 30 of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 471).

    SEC. 710. No employee of the Department of Agriculture may be detailed or assigned from an agency or office funded by this Act to any other agency or office of the Department for more than 30 days unless the individual's employing agency or office is fully reimbursed by the receiving agency or office for the salary and expenses of the employee for the period of assignment.

    SEC. 711. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Agriculture or the Food and Drug Administration shall be used to transmit or otherwise make available to any non-Department of Agriculture or non-Department of Health and Human Services employee questions or responses to questions that are a result of information requested for the appropriations hearing process.

    SEC. 712. None of the funds made available to the Department of Agriculture by this Act may be used to acquire new information technology systems or significant upgrades, as determined by the Office of the Chief Information Officer, without the approval of the Chief Information Officer and the concurrence of the Executive Information Technology Investment Review Board: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be transferred to the Office of the Chief Information Officer unless prior notification has been transmitted to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress: Provided further, That none of the funds available to the Department of Agriculture for information technology shall be obligated for projects over $25,000 prior to receipt of written approval by the Chief Information Officer.

    SEC. 713. (a) None of the funds provided by this Act, or provided by previous Appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in the current fiscal year, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds which--

      (1) creates new programs;

      (2) eliminates a program, project, or activity;

      (3) increases funds or personnel by any means for any project or activity for which funds have been denied or restricted;

      (4) relocates an office or employees;

      (5) reorganizes offices, programs, or activities; or

      (6) contracts out or privatizes any functions or activities presently performed by Federal employees; unless the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress are notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds.

    (b) None of the funds provided by this Act, or provided by previous Appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in the current fiscal year, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure for activities, programs, or projects through a reprogramming of funds in excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, that: (1) augments existing programs, projects, or activities; (2) reduces by 10 percent funding for any existing program, project, or activity, or numbers of personnel by 10 percent as approved by Congress; or (3) results from any general savings from a reduction in personnel which would result in a change in existing programs, activities, or projects as approved by Congress; unless the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress are notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds.

    (c) The Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, or the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress before implementing a program or activity not carried out during the previous fiscal year unless the program or activity is funded by this Act or specifically funded by any other Act.

    SEC. 714. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Natural Resources Conservation Service shall provide financial and technical assistance--

      (1) through the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations program for--

        (A) the Matanuska River erosion control project in Alaska;

        (B) the Little Red River irrigation project in Arkansas;

        (C) the Manoa Watershed project in Hawaii;

        (D) the West Tarkio project in Iowa;

        (E) the West Branch DuPage River Watershed project in DuPage County, Illinois; and

        (F) the Coal Creek project in Utah;

      (2) through the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations program to carry out the East Locust Creek Watershed Plan Revision in Missouri, including up to 100 percent of the engineering assistance and 75 percent cost share for construction cost of site RW1; and

      (3) through the Watershed Flood Prevention Operations program to carry out the Little Otter Creek Watershed project. The sponsoring local organization may obtain land rights by perpetual easements.

    SEC. 715. None of the funds made available to the Food and Drug Administration by this Act shall be used to close or relocate, or to plan to close or relocate, the Food and Drug Administration Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis in St. Louis, Missouri, outside the city or county limits of St. Louis, Missouri.

    SEC. 716. In addition to amounts otherwise appropriated or made available by this Act, $2,500,000 is appropriated for the purpose of providing Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowships, through the Congressional Hunger Center.

    SEC. 717. There is hereby appropriated $1,000,000 for a grant to the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, to remain available until expended.

    SEC. 718. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds made available in this Act for competitive research grants (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)), the Secretary may use up to 30 percent of the amount provided to carry out a competitive grants program under the same terms and conditions as those provided in section 401 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7621).

    SEC. 719. None of the funds appropriated or made available by this or any other Act may be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry out section 14(h)(1) of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (16 U.S.C. 1012(h)(1)).

    SEC. 720. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to expend the $3,000,000 made available by section 9006(f) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8106(f)).

    SEC. 721. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry out an environmental quality incentives program authorized by chapter 4 of subtitle D of title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa et seq.) in excess of $1,031,000,000.

    SEC. 722. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available under this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry out section 601(j)(1) of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 950bb(j)(1)).

    SEC. 723. None of the funds made available in fiscal year 2007 or preceding fiscal years for programs authorized under the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (7 U.S.C. 1691 et seq.) in excess of $20,000,000 shall be used to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation for the release of eligible commodities under section 302(f)(2)(A) of the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act (7 U.S.C. 1736f-1): Provided, That any such funds made available to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation shall only be used pursuant to section 302(b)(2)(B)(i) of the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act.

    SEC. 724. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry out section 6401(a) of Public Law 107-171, in excess of $28,000,000.

    SEC. 725. Notwithstanding subsections (c) and (e)(2) of section 313A of the Rural Electrification Act (7 U.S.C. 940c(c) and (e)(2)) in implementing section 313A of that Act, the Secretary shall, with the consent of the lender, structure the schedule for payment of the annual fee, not to exceed an average of 30 basis points per year for the term of the loan, to ensure that sufficient funds are available to pay the subsidy costs for note guarantees under that section.

    SEC. 726. There is hereby appropriated $750,000, to remain available until expended, for the Denali Commission to address deficiencies in solid waste disposal sites which threaten to contaminate rural drinking water supplies.

    SEC. 727. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry out section 2502 of Public Law 107-171 in excess of $63,000,000.

    SEC. 728. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry out section 2503 of Public Law 107-171 in excess of $58,000,000.

    SEC. 729. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to carry out a ground and surface water conservation program authorized by section 2301 of Public Law 107-171 in excess of $54,000,000.

    SEC. 730. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to issue a final rule in furtherance of, or otherwise implement, the proposed rule on cost-sharing for animal and plant health emergency programs of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published on July 8, 2003 (Docket No. 02-062-1; 68 Fed. Reg. 40541).

    SEC. 731. Funds made available under section 1240I and section 1241(a) of the Food Security Act of 1985 in the current fiscal year shall remain available until expended to disburse obligations made in the current fiscal year, and are not available for new obligations. Funds made available under section 524(b) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, 7 U.S.C. 1524(b), in fiscal years 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 shall remain available until expended to disburse obligations made in fiscal years 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, respectively, and are not available for new obligations.

    SEC. 732. Notwithstanding any other provision of law--

      (1) the City of Palmer, Alaska shall be eligible to receive a water and waste disposal grant under section 306(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)) in an amount that is equal to not more than 75 percent of the total cost of providing water and sewer service to the proposed hospital in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska;

      (2) or any percentage of cost limitation in current law or regulations, the construction projects known as the Tri-Valley Community Center addition in Healy, Alaska; the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks, Alaska; and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Allied Health Learning Center skill labs/classrooms shall be eligible to receive Community Facilities grants in amounts that are equal to not more than 75 percent of the total facility costs: Provided, That for the purposes of this paragraph, the Cold Climate Housing Research Center is designated an `essential community facility' for rural Alaska;

      (3) for any fiscal year and hereafter, in the case of a high cost isolated rural area in Alaska that is not connected to a road system, the maximum level for the single family housing assistance shall be 150 percent of the median household income level in the nonmetropolitan areas of the State and 115 percent of all other eligible areas of the State; and

      (4) any former RUS borrower that has repaid or prepaid an insured, direct or guaranteed loan under the Rural Electrification Act, or any not-for-profit utility that is eligible to receive an insured or direct loan under such Act, shall be eligible for assistance under Section 313(b)(2)(B) of such Act in the same manner as a borrower under such Act.

    SEC. 733. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make funding and other assistance available through the emergency watershed protection program under section 403 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2203) to repair and prevent damage to non-Federal land in watersheds that have been impaired by fires initiated by the Federal Government and shall waive cost sharing requirements for the funding and assistance.

    SEC. 734. None of the funds provided in this Act may be used for salaries and expenses to draft or implement any regulation or rule insofar as it would require recertification of rural status for each electric and telecommunications borrower for the Rural Electrification and Telecommunication Loans program.

    SEC. 735. The Secretary of Agriculture may use any unobligated carryover funds made available for any program administered by the Rural Utilities Service (not including funds made available under the heading `Rural Community Advancement Program' in any Act of appropriation) to carry out section 315 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 940e).

    SEC. 736. In addition to other amounts appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act, there is hereby appropriated to the Secretary of Agriculture $10,000,000, of which not to exceed 5 percent may be available for administrative expenses, to remain available until expended, to make specialty crop block grants under section 101 of the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-465; 7 U.S.C. 1621 note).

    SEC. 737. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to quitclaim to the City of Elkhart, Kansas, all rights, title and interests of the United States in that tract of land comprising 151.7 acres, more or less, located in Morton County, Kansas, and more specifically described in a deed dated March 11, 1958, from the United States of America to the City of Elkhart, State of Kansas, and filed of record April 4, 1958 at Book 34 at Page 520 in the office of the Register of Deeds of Morton County, Kansas as necessary, to provide for additional uses of said land for any public purpose.

    SEC. 738. (a) Section 18(f)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1769(f)(1)) is amended--

      (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking `2004' and inserting `2006'; and

      (2) in subparagraph (B)--

        (A) in the matter before clause (i), by striking `June 2005' and inserting `May 2006'; and

        (B) in clause (ii), by striking `75' and inserting `78'.

    (b) The amendments made by subsection (a) take effect on January 1, 2007.

    SEC. 739. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to study, complete a study of, or enter into a contract with a private party to carry out, without specific authorization in a subsequent Act of Congress, a competitive sourcing activity of the Secretary of Agriculture, including support personnel of the Department of Agriculture, relating to rural development or farm loan programs.

    SEC. 740. Of the unobligated balances under section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, $9,900,000 are hereby rescinded.

    SEC. 741. None of the funds made available under this Act shall be available to pay the administrative expenses of a State agency that, after the date of enactment of this Act and prior to receiving certification in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 17(h)(11)(E) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, authorizes any new for-profit vendor(s) to transact food instruments under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) if it is expected that more than 50 percent of the annual revenue of the vendor from the sale of food items will be derived from the sale of supplemental foods that are obtained with WIC food instruments, except that the Secretary may approve the authorization of such a vendor if the approval is necessary to assure participant access to program benefits.

    SEC. 742. (a) Subject to subsection (b), none of the funds made available in this Act may be used to--

      (1) grant a waiver of a financial conflict of interest requirement pursuant to section 505(n)(4) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 355(n)(4)) for any voting member of an advisory committee or panel of the Food and Drug Administration; or

      (2) make a certification under section 208(b)(3) of title 18, United States Code, for any such voting member.

    (b) Subsection (a) shall not apply to a waiver or certification if--

      (1)(A) not later than 15 days prior to a meeting of an advisory committee or panel to which such waiver or certification applies, the Secretary of Health and Human Services discloses on the Internet website of the Food and Drug Administration--

        (i) the nature of the conflict of interest at issue; and

        (ii) the nature and basis of such waiver or certification (other than information exempted from disclosure under section 552 of title 5, United States Code); or

      (B) in the case of a conflict of interest that becomes known to the Secretary less than 15 days prior to a meeting to which such waiver or certification applies, the Secretary shall make such public disclosure as soon as possible thereafter, but in no event later than the date of such meeting; and

      (2)(A) not later than 15 days prior to a meeting of an advisory committee or panel, the Secretary of Health and Human Services discloses on the Internet website of the Food and Drug Administration--

        (i) any recusal due to the potential for conflict of interest, and

        (ii) the nature of the conflict of interest at issue

      (other than information exempted from disclosure under section 552 of title 5, United States Code); or

      (B) in the case of a recusal that becomes known to the Secretary less than 15 days prior to a meeting to which such recusal applies, the Secretary shall make such public disclosure as soon as possible thereafter, but in no event later than the date of such meeting.

    (c) None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to make a new appointment to an advisory committee or panel of the Food and Drug Administration unless the Commissioner of Food and Drugs submits a semi-annual report to the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate, the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House, and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee of the Senate on the efforts made to identify qualified persons for such appointments with minimal or no potential conflicts of interest.

    Such report must include a description (that identifies no individual by name or affiliation), by advisory committee or panel, of the types of experts sought, the number of candidates considered, the number of those candidates willing to serve, the number of those willing to serve who have no or low involvement as specified in the FDA Waiver Criteria 2000 document, the number of new appointees that have no or low involvement as specified in the FDA Waiver Criteria 2000 document, the number of vacancies remaining, the number of meetings and waivers granted by type of meeting, and, when an individual who has a medium or high involvement as specified in the FDA Waiver Criteria 2000 document is appointed, the rationale for such appointment.

    SEC. 743. Section 514(f)(3) of the Housing Act of 1949 is amended by inserting `or the processing of such commodities' after `unprocessed stage'.

    SEC. 744. Starting in fiscal year 2006, the Secretary shall administer the Farm and Ranchland Protection Program exclusively in accordance with 7 CFR Part 1491 as published on May 16, 2003.

    SEC. 745. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and until the receipt of the decennial Census in the year 2010, the Secretary of Agriculture shall consider--

      (1) the City of Lake City, Florida and the City of Parsons, Kansas rural areas for purposes of eligibility for Rural Utilities Service water and waste water loans and grants;

      (2) the City of Lansing, Kansas a rural area for purposes of eligibility for Rural Housing Service programs, and the City of Leavenworth, Kansas and the City of Lansing, Kansas as separate geographic entities for purposes of Rural Development grants and loans;

      (3) the City of Vineland, New Jersey and the City of Millville, New Jersey, and urbanized areas contiguous and adjacent to both cities, (including individuals and entities with projects within these cities and areas) as eligible for all Rural Business Program loans and grants except rural development (intermediary relending) loans authorized by section 1323 of the Food Security Act of 1985 and rural economic development loans and grants authorized by section 313 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 940C);

      (4) the City of Celina, Ohio and the City of Ashtabula, Ohio as eligible for the purposes of Rural Development grants and loans;

      (5) the Gooseberry Lake Project in the State of Iowa as eligible for the Rural Utilities Service water and wastewater loans and grant program including the purchase of land and moving of utilities; and

      (6) the Cities of Alamo, Mercedes, Weslaco, and Donna in the State of Texas as eligible for the purposes of Rural Development grants and loans.

    SEC. 746. Of the appropriations available for payments for the nutrition and family education program for low-income areas under section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)), if the payment allocation pursuant to section 1425(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3175(c)) would be less than $100,000 for any institution eligible under section 3(d)(2) of the Smith-Lever Act, the Secretary shall adjust payment allocations under section 1425(c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to ensure that each institution receives a payment of not less than $100,000.

    SEC. 747. There is hereby appropriated $4,000,000, to remain available until expended, for a grant to the National Center for Natural Products Research for construction or renovation to carry out the research objectives of the natural products research grant issued by the Food and Drug Administration.

    SEC. 748. None of the funds made available by this or any other Act shall be used to transfer funds or assess charges or fees in excess of 5 percent from any program, project, or activity funded under the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    SEC. 749. There is hereby appropriated $1,000,000 to continue section 791 of Public Law 109-97.

    SEC. 750. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the service areas being acquired by Mid-Kansas Electric Cooperative shall be considered eligible for financing under the provisions of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended.

    SEC. 751. Section 759 of Public Law 106-78 (7 U.S.C. 3242) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a)(3), by striking `2006' and inserting `2011'; and

      (2) in subsection (b)(3), by striking `2006' and inserting `2011'.

    Sec. 752. The Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 (7 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.) is amended--

      (1) in section 202 (7 U.S.C. 5622)--

        (A) by striking subsections (b) and (c);

        (B) by redesignating subsections (d) through (l) as subsections (b) through (j), respectively;

        (C) in subsection (b) (as redesignated by subparagraph (B))--

          (i) in paragraph (2), by inserting `and' after `exports;';

          (ii) in paragraph (3)(B), by striking `commodities; and' and inserting `commodities.'; and

          (iii) by striking paragraph (4);

        (D) in subsection (d) (as redesignated by subparagraph (B))--

          (i) by striking `(1) IN GENERAL- '; and

          (ii) by striking paragraph (2); and

        (E) in subsection (g)(2) (as redesignated by subparagraph (B)), by striking `subsections (a) and (b)' and inserting `subsection (a)'; and

      (2) in section 211(b) (7 U.S.C. 5641(b))--

        (A) in paragraph (1)--

          (i) by striking `(1) EXPORT CREDIT GUARANTEES- '; and

          (ii) by striking `subsections (a) and (b)' and inserting `subsection (a)'; and

        (B) by striking paragraph (2).

    Sec. 753. Section 343 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1991) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a), by inserting `and, in the case of subtitle B, commercial fishing' before the period at the end of each of paragraphs (1) and (2); and

      (2) by adding at the end the following:

    `(c) Definition of Farm- In subtitle B, the term `farm' includes a commercial fishing enterprise.'.

    Sec. 754. (a) Section 1307(a)(6) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 7957(a)(6)) is amended--

      (1) in the first sentence, by striking `2006' and inserting `2007'; and

      (2) in the second sentence, by striking `2007' and inserting `2008'.

    (b) The authority provided by section 1307(a)(6) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 7957(a)(6)), as amended by subsection (a), shall terminate beginning with the 2008 crop of peanuts, and shall be considered to have terminated notwithstanding section 257 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 907).

    SEC. 755. TRAVEL RELATING TO COMMERCIAL SALES OF AGRICULTURAL AND MEDICAL GOODS. Section 910(a) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7209(a)) is amended to read as follows:

    `(a) AUTHORIZATION OF TRAVEL RELATING TO COMMERCIAL SALES OF AGRICULTURAL AND MEDICAL GOODS- The Secretary of the Treasury shall promulgate regulations under which the travel-related transactions listed in paragraph (c) of section 515.560 of title 31, Code of Federal Regulations, are authorized by general license for travel to, from, or within Cuba for the purpose of conferring, exhibiting, marketing, planning, sales negotiation, delivery, expediting, facilitating, or servicing commercial export sale of agricultural and medical goods pursuant to the provisions of this title.'.

    SEC. 756. ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS FOR VETERANS. For an additional amount for `General Operating Expenses' for necessary expenses to respond to the data theft at the Department of Veterans Affairs and to provide remedial assistance to veterans who have had personal data stolen from the Department of Veterans Affairs, $160,000,000: Provided, That the amount provided in this section is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of S. Con. Res. 83 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2007, as made applicable in the Senate by section 7035 of Public Law 109-234.

    Sec. 757. (a) The Senate finds that--

      (1) the United States cattle industry produces abundant, safe, and healthful food for consumers in the United States and around the world;

      (2) Japan prohibited imports of beef from the United States during the period beginning December 2003 and ending December 2005, after a single case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, or `mad cow disease') was found in a Canadian-born animal in Washington State;

      (3) the United States has implemented and maintained a BSE surveillance and safeguard program that exceeds the internationally recognized standards of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for BSE control, eradication, and testing to protect human and animal health;

      (4) the United States and the Government of Japan concluded an agreement on December 12, 2005, that established the conditions under which beef exports to Japan could resume;

      (5) as a result of errors by a single United States exporter certified to sell beef to Japan and inadequate oversight by the Department of Agriculture, a single shipment of United States beef was found to be noncompliant with the terms of the agreement resulting in a suspension of all United States beef exports to Japan;

      (6) the United States has taken substantive corrective actions to ensure that United States beef exports to Japan are in full compliance with the terms of the agreement, fully disclosed the actions taken to the Government of Japan, and allowed Japanese officials the opportunity to review those actions and personally inspect and determine the eligibility of all United States beef processing plants certified for the export of beef to Japan;

      (7) notwithstanding the membership of Japan in the OIE and the commitment of Japan under the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the World Trade Organization to apply sanitary and phytosanitary measures only to the extent necessary to protect human, animal, and plant health, based on scientific principles, Japan continues to maintain an unjustified suspension of imports of United States beef; and

      (8) the continued violation by Japan of the spirit and letter of the World Trade Organization commitments of Japan has resulted in the cumulative economic loss to the United States beef industry of approximately $6,300,000,000 and current annual economic trade losses of $3,140,000,000 per year.

    (b) It is the sense of the Senate that if, by the date of enactment of this Act, Japan does not permit the importation of beef from the United States, additional tariffs on selected articles that are grown by, the products of, or manufactured by Japan and that enter the customs territory of the United States should be imposed until Japan permits the importation of beef from the United States.

TITLE VIII--EMERGENCY AGRICULTURAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

SEC. 801. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the `Emergency Farm Relief Act of 2006'.

SEC. 802. DEFINITIONS.

    In this title:

      (1) ADDITIONAL COVERAGE- The term `additional coverage' has the meaning given the term in section 502(b)(1) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1502(b)(1)).

      (2) DISASTER COUNTY- The term `disaster county' means--

        (A) a county included in the geographic area covered by a natural disaster declaration; and

        (B) each county contiguous to a county described in subparagraph (A).

      (3) HURRICANE-AFFECTED COUNTY- The term `hurricane-affected county' means--

        (A) a county included in the geographic area covered by a natural disaster declaration related to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Wilma, or a related condition; and

        (B) each county contiguous to a county described in subparagraph (A).

      (4) INSURABLE COMMODITY- The term `insurable commodity' means an agricultural commodity (excluding livestock) for which the producers on a farm are eligible to obtain a policy or plan of insurance under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.).

      (5) LIVESTOCK- The term `livestock' includes--

        (A) cattle (including dairy cattle);

        (B) bison;

        (C) sheep;

        (D) swine; and

        (E) other livestock, as determined by the Secretary.

      (6) NATURAL DISASTER DECLARATION- The term `natural disaster declaration' means--

        (A) a natural disaster declared by the Secretary--

          (i) during calendar year 2005 under section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1961(a)); or

          (ii) during calendar year 2006 under that section, but for which a request was pending as of the date of enactment of this Act; or

        (B) a major disaster or emergency designated by the President--

          (i) during calendar year 2005 under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.); or

          (ii) during calendar year 2006 under that Act, but for which a request was pending as of the date of enactment of this Act.

      (7) NONINSURABLE COMMODITY- The term `noninsurable commodity' means a crop for which the producers on a farm are eligible to obtain assistance under section 196 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7333).

      (8) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Agriculture.

Subtitle A--Agricultural Production Losses

SEC. 811. CROP DISASTER ASSISTANCE.

    (a) In General- The Secretary shall use such sums as are necessary of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to make emergency financial assistance authorized under this section available to producers on a farm that have incurred qualifying losses described in subsection (c).

    (b) Administration-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), the Secretary shall make assistance available under this section in the same manner as provided under section 815 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-387; 114 Stat. 1549A-55), including using the same loss thresholds for quantity and economic losses as were used in administering that section, except that the payment rate shall be 50 percent of the established price, instead of 65 percent.

      (2) NONINSURED PRODUCERS- Except as provided in paragraph (3), for producers on a farm that were eligible to acquire crop insurance for the applicable production loss and failed to do so or failed to submit an application for the noninsured assistance program for the loss, the Secretary shall make assistance in accordance with paragraph (1), except that the payment rate shall be 35 percent of the established price, instead of 50 percent.

      (3) LOSS THRESHOLDS FOR QUALITY LOSSES- In the case of a payment for quality loss for a crop under subsection (c)(2), the loss thresholds for quality loss for the crop shall be determined under subsection (d).

    (c) Qualifying Losses- Assistance under this section shall be made available to producers on farms, other than producers of sugar cane and sugar beets, that incurred qualifying quantity or quality losses for--

      (1) the 2005 crop due to damaging weather or any related condition (including losses due to crop diseases, insects, and delayed harvest), as determined by the Secretary; and

      (2) the 2006 crop due to flooding in California, Hawaii, and Vermont that occurred prior to the date of enactment of this Act and for which a petition for a disaster designation has been filed with the Secretary not later than that date.

    (d) Quality Losses-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (3), the amount of a payment made to producers on a farm for a quality loss for a crop under subsection (c)(2) shall be equal to the amount obtained by multiplying--

        (A) 65 percent of the payment quantity determined under paragraph (2); by

        (B) 50 percent of the payment rate determined under paragraph (3).

      (2) PAYMENT QUANTITY- For the purpose of paragraph (1)(A), the payment quantity for quality losses for a crop of a commodity on a farm shall equal the lesser of--

        (A) the actual production of the crop affected by a quality loss of the commodity on the farm; or

        (B) the quantity of expected production of the crop affected by a quality loss of the commodity on the farm, using the formula used by the Secretary to determine quantity losses for the crop of the commodity under subsection (c)(1).

      (3) PAYMENT RATE- For the purpose of paragraph (1)(B) and in accordance with paragraphs (5) and (6), the payment rate for quality losses for a crop of a commodity on a farm shall be equal to the difference between--

        (A) the per unit market value that the units of the crop affected by the quality loss would have had if the crop had not suffered a quality loss; and

        (B) the per unit market value of the units of the crop affected by the quality loss.

      (4) ELIGIBILITY- For producers on a farm to be eligible to obtain a payment for a quality loss for a crop under subsection (c)(2), the amount obtained by multiplying the per unit loss determined under paragraph (1) by the number of units affected by the quality loss shall be at least 25 percent of the value that all affected production of the crop would have had if the crop had not suffered a quality loss.

      (5) MARKETING CONTRACTS- In the case of any production of a commodity that is sold pursuant to 1 or more marketing contracts (regardless of whether the contract is entered into by the producers on the farm before or after harvest) and for which appropriate documentation exists, the quantity designated in the contracts shall be eligible for quality loss assistance based on the 1 or more prices specified in the contracts.

      (6) OTHER PRODUCTION- For any additional production of a commodity for which a marketing contract does not exist or for which production continues to be owned by the producer, quality losses shall be based on the average local market discounts for reduced quality, as determined by the appropriate State committee of the Farm Service Agency.

      (7) QUALITY ADJUSTMENTS AND DISCOUNTS- The appropriate State committee of the Farm Service Agency shall identify the appropriate quality adjustment and discount factors to be considered in carrying out this subsection, including--

        (A) the average local discounts actually applied to a crop; and

        (B) the discount schedules applied to loans made by the Farm Service Agency or crop insurance coverage under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.).

      (8) ELIGIBLE PRODUCTION- The Secretary shall carry out this subsection in a fair and equitable manner for all eligible production, including the production of fruits and vegetables, other specialty crops, and field crops.

    (e) Timing-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary shall make payments to producers on a farm for a crop under this section not later than 60 days after the date the producers on the farm submit to the Secretary a completed application for the payments.

      (2) INTEREST- If the Secretary does not make payments to the producers on a farm by the date described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall pay to the producers on a farm interest on the payments at a rate equal to the current (as of the sign-up deadline established by the Secretary) market yield on outstanding, marketable obligations of the United States with maturities of 30 years.

SEC. 812. LIVESTOCK ASSISTANCE.

    (a) Livestock Compensation Program-

      (1) USE OF COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION FUNDS- Effective beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall use funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out the 2002 Livestock Compensation Program announced by the Secretary on October 10, 2002 (67 Fed. Reg. 63070), to provide compensation for livestock losses during calendar years 2005 and 2006 for losses that occurred prior to the date of enactment of this Act (including wildfire disaster losses in the State of Texas and other States) due to a disaster, as determined by the Secretary, except that the payment rate shall be 75 percent of the payment rate established for the 2002 Livestock Compensation Program.

      (2) ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS- In carrying out the program described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall provide assistance to any applicant that--

        (A)(i) conducts a livestock operation that is located in a disaster county, including any applicant conducting a livestock operation with eligible livestock (within the meaning of the livestock assistance program under section 101(b) of division B of Public Law 108-324 (118 Stat. 1234)); or

        (ii) produces an animal described in section 10806(a)(1) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (21 U.S.C. 321d(a)(1)); and

        (B) meets all other eligibility requirements established by the Secretary for the program.

      (3) MITIGATION- In determining the eligibility for or amount of payments for which a producer is eligible under the livestock compensation program, the Secretary shall not penalize a producer that takes actions (recognizing disaster conditions) that reduce the average number of livestock the producer owned for grazing during the production year for which assistance is being provided.

    (b) Livestock Indemnity Payments-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall use such sums as are necessary of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to make livestock indemnity payments to producers on farms that have incurred livestock losses during calendar years 2005 and 2006 for losses that occurred prior to the date of enactment of this Act (including wildfire disaster losses in the State of Texas and other States) due to a disaster, as determined by the Secretary, including losses due to hurricanes, floods, anthrax, and wildfires.

      (2) PAYMENT RATES- Indemnity payments to a producer on a farm under paragraph (1) shall be made at a rate of not less than 30 percent of the market value of the applicable livestock on the day before the date of death of the livestock, as determined by the Secretary.

    (c) Ewe Lamb Replacement and Retention-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall use $13,000,000 of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to make payments under the Ewe Lamb Replacement and Retention Payment Program under part 784 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (or a successor regulation) for each qualifying ewe lamb retained or purchased during the period beginning on January 1, 2006, and ending on December 31, 2006.

      (2) INELIGIBILITY FOR OTHER ASSISTANCE- A producer that receives assistance under this subsection shall not be eligible to receive assistance under subsection (a).

SEC. 813. FLOODED CROP AND GRAZING LAND.

    (a) In General- The Secretary shall compensate eligible owners of flooded crop and grazing land in--

      (1) the Devils Lake basin; and

      (2) the McHugh, Lake Laretta, and Rose Lake closed drainage areas of the State of North Dakota.

    (b) Eligibility-

      (1) IN GENERAL- To be eligible to receive compensation under this section, an owner shall own land described in subsection (a) that, during the 2 crop years preceding receipt of compensation, was rendered incapable of use for the production of an agricultural commodity or for grazing purposes (in a manner consistent with the historical use of the land) as the result of flooding, as determined by the Secretary.

      (2) INCLUSIONS- Land described in paragraph (1) shall include--

        (A) land that has been flooded;

        (B) land that has been rendered inaccessible due to flooding; and

        (C) a reasonable buffer strip adjoining the flooded land, as determined by the Secretary.

      (3) ADMINISTRATION- The Secretary may establish--

        (A) reasonable minimum acreage levels for individual parcels of land for which owners may receive compensation under this section; and

        (B) the location and area of adjoining flooded land for which owners may receive compensation under this section.

    (c) Sign-up- The Secretary shall establish a sign-up program for eligible owners to apply for compensation from the Secretary under this section.

    (d) Compensation Payments-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the rate of an annual compensation payment under this section shall be equal to 90 percent of the average annual per acre rental payment rate (at the time of entry into the contract) for comparable crop or grazing land that has not been flooded and remains in production in the county where the flooded land is located, as determined by the Secretary.

      (2) REDUCTION- An annual compensation payment under this section shall be reduced by the amount of any conservation program rental payments or Federal agricultural commodity program payments received by the owner for the land during any crop year for which compensation is received under this section.

      (3) EXCLUSION- During any year in which an owner receives compensation for flooded land under this section, the owner shall not be eligible to participate in or receive benefits for the flooded land under--

        (A) the Federal crop insurance program established under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.);

        (B) the noninsured crop assistance program established under section 196 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7333); or

        (C) any Federal agricultural crop disaster assistance program.

    (e) Relationship to Agricultural Commodity Programs- The Secretary, by regulation, shall provide for the preservation of cropland base, allotment history, and payment yields applicable to land described in subsection (a) that was rendered incapable of use for the production of an agricultural commodity or for grazing purposes as the result of flooding.

    (f) Use of Land-

      (1) IN GENERAL- An owner that receives compensation under this section for flooded land shall take such actions as are necessary to not degrade any wildlife habitat on the land that has naturally developed as a result of the flooding.

      (2) RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES- To encourage owners that receive compensation for flooded land to allow public access to and use of the land for recreational activities, as determined by the Secretary, the Secretary may--

        (A) offer an eligible owner additional compensation; and

        (B) provide compensation for additional acreage under this section.

    (g) Funding-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall use $6,000,000 of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out this section.

      (2) PRO-RATED PAYMENTS- In a case in which the amount made available under paragraph (1) for a fiscal year is insufficient to compensate all eligible owners under this section, the Secretary shall pro-rate payments for that fiscal year on a per acre basis.

SEC. 814. SUGAR BEET DISASTER ASSISTANCE.

    (a) In General- The Secretary shall use $24,000,000 of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to provide assistance to sugar beet producers that suffered production losses (including quality losses) for the 2005 crop year.

    (b) Requirement- The Secretary shall make payments under subsection (a) in the same manner as payments were made under section 208 of the Agricultural Assistance Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-7; 117 Stat. 544), including using the same indemnity benefits as were used in carrying out that section.

    (c) Hawaii- The Secretary shall use $6,000,000 of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to assist sugarcane growers in Hawaii by making a payment in that amount to an agricultural transportation cooperative in Hawaii, the members of which are eligible to obtain a loan under section 156(a) of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7272(a)).

SEC. 815. BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS HERD INDEMNIFICATION.

    The Secretary shall use $2,000,000 of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to indemnify producers that suffered losses to herds of cattle due to bovine tuberculosis during calendar year 2005.

SEC. 816. REDUCTION IN PAYMENTS.

    The amount of any payment for which a producer is eligible under this subtitle shall be reduced by any amount received by the producer for the same loss or any similar loss under--

      (1) the Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006 (Public Law 109-148; 119 Stat. 2680);

      (2) an agricultural disaster assistance provision contained in the announcement of the Secretary on January 26, 2006; or

      (3) the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006 (Public Law 109-234; 120 Stat. 418).

Subtitle B--Supplemental Nutrition and Agricultural Economic Disaster Assistance

SEC. 821. REPLENISHMENT OF SECTION 32.

    (a) Definition of Specialty Crop- In this section:

      (1) IN GENERAL- The term `specialty crop' means any agricultural crop.

      (2) EXCEPTION- The term `specialty crop' does not include--

        (A) wheat;

        (B) feed grains;

        (C) oilseeds;

        (D) cotton;

        (E) rice;

        (F) peanuts; or

        (G) milk.

    (b) Base State Grants-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall use $25,000,000 of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to make grants to the several States to be used to support activities that promote agriculture.

      (2) AMOUNTS- The amount of the grants shall be $500,000 to each of the several States.

    (c) Grants for Value of Production- The Secretary shall use $74,500,000 of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to make a grant to each of the several States in an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying--

      (1) the share of the State of the total value of specialty crop and livestock of the United States for the 2004 crop year, as determined by the Secretary; by

      (2) $74,500,000.

    (d) Special Crop and Livestock Priority- As a condition on the receipt of a grant under this section, a State shall agree to give priority to the support of specialty crops and livestock in the use of the grant funds.

    (e) Use of Funds- A State may use funds from a grant awarded under this section--

      (1) to supplement State food bank programs or other nutrition assistance programs;

      (2) to promote the purchase, sale, or consumption of agricultural products;

      (3) to provide economic assistance to agricultural producers, giving a priority to the support of specialty crops and livestock; or

      (4) for other purposes as determined by the Secretary.

SEC. 822. SUPPLEMENTAL ECONOMIC LOSS PAYMENTS.

    (a) In General- Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary shall make a supplemental economic loss payment to--

      (1) any producers on a farm that received a direct payment for crop year 2005 under title I of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 7901 et seq.); and

      (2) any dairy producer that was eligible to receive a payment during the 2005 calendar year under section 1502 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 7982).

    (b) Amount-

      (1) COVERED COMMODITIES- Subject to paragraph (3), the amount of a supplemental economic loss payment made to the producers on a farm under subsection (a)(1) shall be equal to the product obtained by multiplying--

        (A) 30 percent of the direct payment rate in effect for the covered commodity of the producers on the farm;

        (B) 85 percent of the base acres of the covered commodity of the producers on the farm; and

        (C) the payment yield for each covered commodity of the producers on the farm.

      (2) DAIRY PAYMENTS-

        (A) DISTRIBUTION- Supplemental economic loss payments under subsection (a)(2) shall be distributed in a manner that is consistent with section 1502 of the Farm and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 7982).

        (B) MAXIMUM AMOUNT- Subject to paragraph (3), the total amount available for supplemental economic loss payments under subsection (a)(2) shall not exceed $147,000,000.

      (3) LIMITATIONS-

        (A) IN GENERAL- Subject to subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall ensure that no person receives supplemental economic loss payments under--

          (i) subsection (a)(1) in excess of the per person limitations applicable to a person that receives payments described in subsection (a)(1); and

          (ii) subsection (a)(2) in excess of the per dairy operation limitation applicable to producers on a dairy farm described in subsection (a)(2).

        (B) ADMINISTRATION- In carrying out subparagraph (A), the Secretary--

          (i) shall establish separate limitations for supplemental economic loss payments received under this section; and

          (ii) shall not include the supplemental economic loss payments in applying payment limitations under section 1001 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 1001) for payments made pursuant to the underlying normal operation of the program described in subsection (a)(1) or section 1502 of the Farm and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 7982).

SEC. 823. EMERGENCY WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM.

    The Secretary shall use an additional $53,600,000 of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out emergency measures identified by the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service as of the date of enactment of this Act through the emergency watershed protection program established under section 403 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2203).

Subtitle C--Conservation

SEC. 831. NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE.

    (a) Authority to Clear Debris and Animal Carcasses- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary, acting through the Natural Resources Conservation Service, using funds made available for the emergency watershed protection program established under section 403 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2203), may provide financial and technical assistance to remove and dispose of debris and animal carcasses that could adversely affect health and safety on non-Federal land in a hurricane-affected county.

    (b) Authority to Use Certain Practices- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary, acting through the Natural Resources Conservation Service, may use direct check-writing practices and electronic transfers to provide financial and technical assistance under the emergency watershed protection program established under section 403 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2203) in a hurricane-affected county.

SEC. 832. EMERGENCY CONSERVATION PROGRAM.

    The Secretary shall use an additional $17,000,000 of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out emergency measures identified by the Administrator of the Farm Service Agency as of the date of enactment of this Act through the emergency conservation program established under title IV of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.).

Subtitle D--Farm Service Agency

SEC. 841. FUNDING FOR ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL.

    The Secretary shall use $13,400,000 of funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to hire additional County Farm Service Agency personnel--

      (1) to expedite the implementation of, and delivery under, the agricultural disaster and economic assistance programs under this title; and

      (2) as the Secretary determines to be necessary to carry out other agriculture and disaster assistance programs.

Subtitle E--Miscellaneous

SEC. 851. AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE IMMUNIZATIONS.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Defense may provide immunizations to employees of the Department of Agriculture involved in direct recovery work in a hurricane-affected county.

SEC. 852. WAIVER OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may provide assistance in a hurricane-affected county under the emergency conservation program established under title IV of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.) without regard to subtitle C of title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3821 et seq.).

SEC. 853. FUNDING.

    The Secretary shall use the funds, facilities, and authorities of the Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out this title, to remain available until expended.

SEC. 854. REGULATIONS.

    (a) In General- The Secretary may promulgate such regulations as are necessary to implement this title.

    (b) Procedure- The promulgation of the regulations and administration of this title shall be made without regard to--

      (1) the notice and comment provisions of section 553 of title 5, United States Code;

      (2) the Statement of Policy of the Secretary of Agriculture effective July 24, 1971 (36 Fed. Reg. 13804), relating to notices of proposed rulemaking and public participation in rulemaking; and

      (3) chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code (commonly known as the `Paperwork Reduction Act').

    (c) Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking- In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall use the authority provided under section 808 of title 5, United States Code.

Subtitle F--Emergency Designation

SEC. 861. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION.

    The amounts provided in this title are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of S. Con. Res. 83 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2007, as made applicable in the Senate by section 7035 of Public Law 109-234.

    This Act may be cited as the `Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007'.

Calendar No. 477

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H.R. 5384

[Report No. 109-266]

AN ACT

Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.


MAY 24, 2006

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations

JUNE 22, 2006

Reported with an amendment