Department of the Interior
Makes appropriations for FY2009 to the Department of the Interior for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for:
(1) land and resource management;
(3) land acquisition;
(4) Oregon and California grant lands;
(5) range improvements;
(6) service charges, deposits, and forfeitures with respect to public lands; and
(7) miscellaneous trust funds.
Rescinds unobligated amounts available from proceeds from:
(1) the sale of water; and
(2) receipts from mineral leasing activities on certain naval oil shale reserves.
Requires BLM to collect mining law administration fees in FY2009 and thereafter.
Appropriates funds to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for:
(1) resource management;
(3) land acquisition;
(4) the National Wildlife Refuge Fund;
(5) financial assistance for projects to promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds;
(6) expenses related to carrying out the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, the African Elephant Conservation Act, the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000, and the Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004; and
(7) wildlife conservation grants.
Rescinds: (1) unobligated balances made available in the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991 to carry out the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act; (2) a specified amount of unobligated balances available for endangered species; and (3) unobligated balances available for the Wildlife Conservation and Appreciation Fund from prior year appropriations.
Makes appropriations to the National Park Service (NPS) for: (1) the National Park System (including expenses for carrying out programs of the U.S. Park Police); (2) expenses for national recreation and preservation programs; (3) expenses related to carrying out the Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996; (4) construction; and (5) land acquisition and state assistance from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Rescinds: (1) unobligated balances in the Historic Preservation Fund; (2) unobligated balances in the Federal Infrastructure Improvement Fund; (3) specified contract authority to obligate funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for FY2009; and (4) specified amounts of unobligated balances under the Land and Water Conservation Fund for state assistance and the Urban Park and Recreation Fund.
Makes appropriations for:
(1) the U.S. Geological Survey for surveys, investigations, and research;
(2) the Minerals Management Service for royalty and offshore minerals management and oil spill research;
(3) the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for regulation and technology and the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund;
(4) the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for operation of Indian programs, construction, Indian land and water claim settlements and miscellaneous payments to Indians, and Indian guaranteed loans;
(5) the Office of the Secretary for departmental offices;
(6) assistance to U.S. Territories and to carry out the Compacts of Free Association with respect to the Marshall Islands, Palau, and Micronesia;
(7) the Office of the Solicitor;
(8) the Office of Inspector General;
(9) the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians for the operation of trust programs for Indians;
(10) the Department of the Interior for wildland fire management;
(11) the Central Hazardous Materials Fund; and
(12) the Department of the Interior for natural resource damage assessment and restoration.
Rescinds: (1) a specified amount of unobligated balances available under the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund; and (2) unobligated balances for management of federal lands for subsistence uses.
Sets forth authorized and prohibited uses of funds.
Requires the FWS, in carrying out its responsibilities to protect threatened and endangered species of salmon, to implement a system of mass marking of salmonid stocks, intended for harvest, that are released from federally operated or financed hatcheries, including fish releases of coho, chinook, and steelhead species. Requires marked fish to have a visible mark that can be readily identified by commercial and recreational fishers.
Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to study or implement any plan to drain Lake Powell or reduce the water level below the range required for operation of the Glen Canyon Dam.
Authorizes the Minerals Management Service to accept in FY2009 contributions of money and services to conduct work in support of the orderly exploration and development of Outer Continental Shelf resources.
Applies penalties under the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act to specified leases authorizing exploration for or development of coal, any other solid mineral, or any geothermal resource on federal or Indian lands and any lease, easement, right of way, or other agreement for use of the Outer Continental Shelf or specified resources under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.