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Text of the Public Works for Water and Power Development and Energy Research Appropriation Act

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 12, 1976. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 12, 1976 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

PUBLIC LAW 9 4 - 3 5 5 — J U L Y 12, 1976                        90 STAT. 8 8 9

Public Law 94-355
94th Congress
                                 An Act
Making appropriations for public works for water and power development and       July 12, 1976
 energy research, including the Corps of Engineers—Civil, the Bureau of Rec-     [H.R. 14236]
 lamation, power agencies of the Department of the Interior, the Appalachian
 regional development programs, the Federal Power Commission, the Tennes-
 see Valley Authority, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Energy
 Research and Development Administration, and related indei)endent agencies
 and commissions for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1977, and for other
 purposes.

   Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives     of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, T h a t the following Public Works for
sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other- Water and Power
wise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1977, for Development and
public works for water and power development and energy research, Energy      Research
                                                                        Appropriation
including the Corps of Engineers—Civil, the Bureau of Reclamation, Act, 1977.
power agencies of the Department of the Interior, the Appalachian
regional development programs, the Federal Power Commission, the
Tennessee Valley Authority, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the
E n e r g y Research and Development Administration, and related inde-
pendent agencies and commissions, and for other purposes, n a m e l y :

  T I T L E I—ENERGY RESEARCH AND                     DEVELOPMENT
                   ADMINISTRATION

                          OPERATING E X P E N S E S

   F o r necessary operating expenses of the Administration in carry-
ing out the purposes of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974; hire, 42 u s e 5801
maintenance, and operation of aircraft; publication and dissemina- note.
tion of atomic a n d other energy information; purchase, repai , and
cleaning of uniforms; official entertainment expenses (not to exceed
$25,000); reimbursement of the General Services Administration for
security g u a r d services; hire of passenger motor vehicles;
$4,147,563,000 and any moneys (except sums received from disposal
of property under the Atomic E n e r g y Community Act of 1955 and
the Strategic and Critical Materials Stockpiling Act, as amended, and
fees received for tests or investigations under the Act of May 16,1910,
as amended (42 U.S.C. 2301; 50 U.S.C. 98h; 30 U.S.C. 7 ) ) received 42 u s e 2301
by the E n e r g y Research and Development Administration, notwith- note;
standing the provisions of section 3617 of the Revised Statutes (31 50 u s e 98 note.
U.S.C. 484), to remain available until expended: Provided, T h a t from
this appropriation transfers of sums may be made to other agencies
of the Government for the performance of the work for which this
appropriation is made, and in such cases the sums so transferred may
be merged with the appropriation to which transferred: Provided
further, T h a t the amount appropriated in any other appropriation act
for " O p e r a t i n g expenses" for the E n e r g y Research and Development
Administration for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1977, shall
be merged, without limitation, with this a p p r o p r i a t i o n : Provided
further, T h a t this appropriation shall be available only upon t h e
enactment into law of authorizing legislation.

9 0 STAT. 890 PUBLIC LAW 94-355—JULY 12, 1976 P L A N T AND CAPITAL E Q U I P M E N T F o r expenses of the Administration, as authorized by law, in con- nection with t h e purchase a n d construction of plant and the acquisition of capital equipment a n d other expenses incidental thereto necessary in carrying out the purposes of t h e E n e r g y Reorganization Act of 42 u s e 5801 1974, including t h e acquisition or condemnation of any real property note. or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition, construction, or expansion; purchase of not to exceed three hundred and thirty-eight for replacement only, a n d hire of passenger motor vehicles; purchase of not t o exceed two, a n d hire of aircraft; $1,572,410,000, to remain available until expended: Provided^ T h a t the amount appropriated in any other appropriation A c t for " P l a n t and capital equipment" for the E n e r g y Research a n d Development Administration for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1977, shall be merged, without limitation, with this a p p r o p r i a t i o n : Provided further^ T h a t this appropriation shall be available only upon t h e enactment into laAV of authorizing legislation. GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT F U N D F o r carrying out the Loan Guarantee and Interest Assistance P r o - g r a m as authorized by t h e Geothermal E n e r g y Research, Develop- 30 u s e 1101 ment, a n d Demonstration Act of 1974, $30,000,000, to remain available note. until expended: Provided^ T h a t t h e indebtedness guaranteed or com- mitted to be guaranteed shall not exceed t h e aggregate of $200,000,000: Provided further^ T h a t after September 2, 1984, no p a r t of this or any other appropriation for the purposes of t h e Loan Guarantee and Interest Assistance P r o g r a m shall be available for obligation. GENERAL PROVISION Transfer of funds; SEC. 101. Not to exceed 5 per centum of appropriations made avail- report to able for t h e current fiscal year for " O p e r a t i n g expenses" and " P l a n t congressional and capital equipment" may be transferred between such appropria- committees tions, b u t neither such appropriation, except as otherwise provided herein, shall be increased by more than 5 per centum by any such transfers, and a n y such transfers shall be reported promptly to the A p p r o p r i a t i o n s Committees of the House and Senate. TITLE II—DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE—CIVIL DEPARTMENT OF T H E A R M Y CORPS OF E N G I N E E R S — C I V I L T h e following appropriations shall be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the A r m y and the supervision of the Chief of P]ngineers for authorized civil functions of the D e p a r t m e n t of the A r m y pertaining to rivers and harbors, flood control, beach erosion, and related purposes. GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS F o r expenses necessary for the collection and study of basic informa- tion pertaining t o river a n d harbor, flood control, shore protection, and related projects, restudy of authorized projects, and when author- ized by law, surveys a n d studies of projects prior to authorization for construction, $71,920,000, to remain available until expended: Provided^ T h a t $2,000,000 of this appropriation shall be transferred
PUBLIC LAW 94-355—JULY 12, 1976 90 STAT. 891 to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for studies, investiga- tions, and reports thereon as required by the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 563-565), to provide that wildlife 16USC661 note, conservation shall receive equal consideration and be coordinated with other features of water-resource development programs of the Department of the Army. CONSTRUCTIOISr, GENERAL j For the prosecution of river and harbor, flood control, shore pro- tection, and related projects authorized by laws; and detailed studies, and plans and specifications, of projects (including those for develop- ment with participation or under consideration for participation by States, local governments, or private groups) authorized or made eligible for selection by law (but such studies shall not constitute a commitment of the Government to construction) : $1,436,745,000, to remain available until expended: Provided^ That no part of this appropriation shall be used for projects not authorized by law or which are authorized by law limiting the amount to be appropriated therefor, except as may be within the limits of the amount now or hereafter authorized to be appropriated: Provided further, That $2,000,000 of this appropriation shall be transferred to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for studies, investigations, and reports thereon as required by the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 563-565) to provide that wildlife conservation shall receive equal consideration and be coordinated with other features of water-resource development programs of the Department of the Army. FLOOD CONTROL, MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES For expenses necessary for prosecuting work of flood control, and rescue work, repair, restoration, or maintenance of flood control proj- ects threatened or destroyed by flood, as authorized by law (33 U.S.C. 702a, 702g-l), $231,497,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not less than $250,000 shall be available for bank stabilization measures as determined by the Chief of Engineers to be advisable for the control of bank erosion of streams in the Yazoo Basin, including the foothill area, and where necessary such measures shall complement similar works planned and constructed by the Soil Con- servation Service and be limited to the areas of responsibility mutually agreeable to the District engineer and the State Conservationist. OPERATION AND M A I N T E N A N C E , GENERAL i For expenses necessary for the preservation, operation, maintenance, and care of existing river and harbor, flood control, and related works, including such sums as may be necessary for the maintenance of harbor channels provided by a State, municipality or other public agency, outside of harbor lines, and serving essential needs of general com- merce and navigation; administration of laws pertaining to preserva- tion of navigable waters; surveys and charting of northern and northwestern lakes and connecting waters; clearing and straightening channels; and removal of obstructions to navigation; $648,900,000, to i-emai]i available until expended. REVOLVING F U N D For the design and construction of hopper dredges, $6,600,000, to remain available until expended.
90 STAT. 892 PUBLIC LAW 94-355—JULY 12, 1976 FLOOD CONTROL AND COASTAL EMERGENCIES For expenses necessary for emergency flood control, hurricane, and shore protection activities, as authorized by section 5 of the Flood 33 use 701n. Control Act, approved August 18, 1941, as amended, $22,140,000, to remain available until expended. GENERAL EXPENSES , For expenses necessary for general administration and related func- tions in the Office of the Chief of Engineers and offices of the Division Engineers; activities of the Board of Engineers for Eivers and Har- bors and the Coastal Engineering Research Center; commercial statistics; and miscellaneous investigations; $47,200,000. - SPECIAL RECREATION USE TEES For construction, operation, and maintenance of outdoor recreation facilities, including collection of special recreation use fees, to remain available until expended, $2,000,000, to be derived from the special account established by the Land and Water Conservation Act of 1965, 16 USC460/-6a. as amended (16 U.S.C. 4601) : Provided, That not more than 40 per centum of the foregoing amount shall be available for the enhance- ment of the fee collection system established by section 4 of such Act, including the promotion and enforcement thereof, ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Appropriations in this title shall be available for expenses of attendance by military personnel at meetings in the manner authorized by 5 U.S.C. 4110, uniforms, and allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902), and for printing, either during a recess or session of Congress, of survey reports authorized by law, and such survey reports as may be printed during a recess of Congress shall be printed, with illustrations, as documents of the next succeeding session of Congress; not to exceed $10,000 for official reception and representation expenses; and during the current fiscal year the revolving fund. Corps of Engineers, shall be available for purchase (not to exceed one hundred and sixty-nine of which one hundred and sixty-seven shall be for replacement only), and hire of passenger motor vehicles: Provided, That the total capital of the revolving fund shall not exceed $291,000,000. TITLE III—DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF RECLAMATION For carrying out the functions of the Bureau of Reclamation as provided in the Federal reclamation laws (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 43 use 371 and Stat. 388, and Acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto) ^°^- and other Acts applicable to that Bureau, as follows: GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS For engineering and economic investigations of proposed Federal reclamation projects and studies of water conservation and develop- ment plans and activities preliminary to the reconstruction, rehabili- tation and betterment, financial adjustment, or extension of existing
PUBLIC LAW 94-355—JULY 12, 1976 90 STAT. 893 projects, to remain available until expended, $24,762,000: Provided. That none of this appropriation shall be used for more than one-half of the cost of an investigation requested by a State, municipality, or other interest: Prowc^ec?/wr^^67', That $554,000 of this appropriation shall be transferred to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for studies, investigations, and reports theieon as required by the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 563-565) to provide 16 USC 661 note. that wildlife conservation shall receive equal consideration and be coordinated with other features of water-resource development programs of the Bureau of Reclamation. CONSTRUCTION AND RKHABILITATION For construction and rehabilitation of authorized reclamation proj- ects or parts thereof (including power transmission facilities) and for other related activities, as authorized by law, to remain available until expended, $348,811,000, of which $214,000,000 shall be derived from the reclamation fund: Provided^ That no part of this appropriation shall be used to initiate the construction of transmission facilities within those areas covered by power wheeling service contracts which include provision for service to Federal establishments and preferred cus- tomers, except those transmission facilities for which construction funds have been heretofore appropriated, those facilities which are necessary to carry out the terms of such contracts or those facilities for which the Secretary of the Interior finds the wheeling agency is unable or unwilling to provide for the integration of Federal projects or for service to a Federal establishment or preferred customer: Pro- vided further^ That the final point of discharge for the interceptor drain for the San Luis Unit shall not be determined until development by the Secretary of the Interior and the State of California of a plan, which shall conform with the water quality standards of the State of California as approved by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to minimize any detrimental effect of the San Luis drainage waters. For an additional amount for "Construction and rehabilitation", to become available immediately upon enactment of this Act, to remain available until expended, $200,000,000: Provided^ That this additional amount may be made available without reimbursement: Provided further^ That this appropriation is for the payment of claims for damages to or loss of property, personal injury, or death proximately resulting from the failure on June 5, 1976, of the Teton River Dam, in accordance with such rules and regulations of the Secretary of the Interior as may be necessary and proper for the purpose of adminis- tering such claims and of determining the amounts to be allowed pur- suant to this appropriation and the persons entitled to receive the same: Provided further^ That nothing herein shall be construed to impose any liability on the United States or to allow for payment of claims that are paid or payable from any other source, public or -' private: Provided further. That of funds available to the Bureau of Reclamation pursuant to Public Law 94-180 under this appropriation 89 Stat. 1039. title, not to exceed $300,000, to remain available until expended, may be transferred without reimbursement, with the approval of the Sec- retary of the Interior, to "Salaries and Expenses", Office of the Secre- tary, to provide for expenses related to investigations of the structure failure, the expenditure of which funds shall not be subject to the limitation on services as authorized by title 5, United States Code, section 3109, as contained in section 104 of Public Law 94-165. 89 Stat. 990.
90 STAT. 894 PUBLIC LAW 94-355—JULY 12, 1976 UPPER COLORADO RIVER STORAGE PROJECT For the Upper Colorado River Storage Project, as autliorized by , the Act of April 11, 1956, as amended (43 U.S.C. 620d), to remain available until expended, $59,331,000, of which $55,200,000 shall be available for the "Upper Colorado River Basin Fund" authorized by 43 use 620d. section 5 of said Act of April 11, 1956, and $4,131,000 shall be avail- able for construction of recreational and fish and wildlife facilities 43 use 620g. authorized by section 8 thereof, and may be expended by bureaus of the Department through or in cooperation with State or other Fed- eral agencies, and advances to such Federal agencies are hereby authorized: Provided^ That no part of the funds herein approved shall be available for construction or operation of facilities to prevent waters of Lake Powell from entering any national monument. COLORADO RIVER BASIN PROJECT For advances to the Lower Colorado River Basin Development Fund, as authorized by section 403 of the Act of September 30, 1968 43 use 1543. (82 Stat. 894), for the construction, operation, and maintenance of 43 use 1521. projects authorized by title I I I of said Act, to remain available until expended, $94,020,000, of which $20,600,000 is for liquidation of con- 43 use 1523. tract authority provided by section 303(b) of said Act. COLORADO RIVER BASIN SALINITY CONTROL PROJECTS For construction, operation and maintenance of projects authorized 43 use 1571 bv the Act of June 24, 1974, Public Law 93-320, to remain available note. until expended, $44,680,000. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE For operation and maintenance of reclamation projects or parts thereof and other facilities, as authorized by law; and for a soil and moisture conservation program on lands under Xho, jurisdiction of the Bureau of Reclamation, pursuant to law, $143,000,000, of which $116,000,000 shall be derived from the reclamation fund and $5,172,000 shall be derived from the Colorado River Dam fund: Provided., That funds advanced by water users for operation and maintenance o.f reclamation projects or parts thereof shall be deposited to the credit of this appropriation and may be expended for the same objects and in the same manner as sums appropriated herein may be expended, and such advances shall remain available until expended. LOAN PROGRAM For loans to irrigation districts and other public agencies for con- struction of distribution systems on authorized Federal reclamation projects, and for loans and grants to non-Federal agencies for con- struction of projects, as authorized by the Act of July 4, 1955, as *• amended (43 U.S.C. 421a-421d), and August 6, 1956, as amended (43 U.S.C. 422a-422k), including expenses necessary for carrying out the program, $27,495,000, to remain available until expended: Provided^ That any contract under the Act of July 4, 1955 (69 Stat. 244), as amended, not yet executed by the Secretary, which calls for the making of loans beyond the fiscal year in which the contract is entered into shall be made only on the same conditions as those pre- 43 use 388. scribed in section 12 of the Act of August 4,1939 (53 Stat. 1187,1197).
PUBLIC LAW 94-355—JULY 12, 1976 90 STAT. 895 EMERGENCY FUND For an additional amount for the "Emergency .fund", as authorized by the Act of June 26,1948 (42 U.S.C. 502), to remain available until expended for the purposes specified in said Act, $1,000,000 to be derived from the reclamation fund, GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES For necessary expenses of general administration and related func- tions in the offices of the Commissioner of Reclamation and in the regional offices of the Bureau of Reclamation, $22,600,000, to be derived from the reclauiation fund and to be nonreimbursable pursuant to the Act of April 19, 1945 (43 U.S.C. 377) : Provided, That no part of any other appropriation in this Act shall be available for activities or func- tions budgeted for the current fiscal year as general administrative expenses. SPECIAL FUNDS Sums herein referred to as being derived from the Reclamation fund, the Colorado River Dam fund, or the Colorado River develop- ment fund, are appropriated from the special funds in the Treasury created by the Act of June 17,1902 (43 U.S.C. 391), the Act of Decem- ber 21,1928 (43 U.S.C. 6l7a), and the Act of July 19, 1940 (43 U.S.C. 618a) respectively. Such sums shall be transferred, upon request of the Secretary, to be merged with and expended under the heads herein specified; and the unexpended balances of sums transferred for expend- iture under the heads "Operation and Maintenance" and "General Administrative Expenses" shall revert and be credited to the special fund from which derived. AD3IINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Appropriations for the Bureau of Reclamation shall be available for purchase of not to exceed forty-four passenger motor vehicles of which twenty-one shall be for replacement only; purchase of one aircraft for replacement only; payment of claims for damages to or ^ loss of property, personal injury, or death arising out of activities of the Bureau of Reclamation; payment, except as otherwise provided for, of compensation and expenses of persons on the rolls of the Bureau of Reclamation appointed as authorized by law to represent the United States in the negotiations and administration of interstate compacts without reimbursement or return under the reclamation laws; rewards for information or evidence concerning violations of law involving property under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Recla- mation; performance of the functions specified under the head "Oper- ation and Maintenance Administration", Bureau of Reclamation, in the Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1945; preparation and 58 Stat. 487. dissemination of useful information including recordings, photo- graphs, and photographic prints; and studies of recreational uses of reservoir areas, and investigation and recovery of archeological and paleontological remains in such areas in the same manner as provided for in the Act of August 21, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 461-467) : Provided, That no part of any appropriation made herein shall be available pursuant to the Act of April 19, 1945 (43 U.S.C. 377), for expenses other than those incurred on behalf of specific reclamation projects / except "General Administrative Expenses" and amounts provided for reconnaissance, basin surveys, and general engineering and research under the head "General Investigations". 89-194 0—78—Dt. 1 60
90 STAT. 896 PUBLIC LAW 94-355—JULY 12, 1976 Sums appropriated herein which are expended in the performance of reimbursable functions of the Bureau of Reclamation shall be leturnable to the extent and in the manner provided by law. No part of any appropriation for the Bureau of Reclamation, con- tained in this Act or in any prior Act, which represents amounts earned under the terms of a contract but remaining unpaid, shall be obligated for any other purpose, regardless of when such amounts are to be paid: Promded^ That the incurring of any obligation pro- hibited by this paragraph shall be deemed a violation of section 3679 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (81 TT.S.C. 665). 43 use 377a. Xo funds appropriated to the Bureau of Reclamation for operation and maintenance, except those derived from adA^ances by water users, shall be used for the particular benefits of lands (a) within the boundaries of an irrigation district, (b) of any member of a water , , users' organization, or (c) of any individual when such district, organization, or individual is in arrears for more than twelve months in the payment of charges due under a contract entered into with the TTnited States pursuant to laws administered by the Bureau of Reclamation. Not to exceed $225,000 may be expended from the appropriation "Construction and Rehabilitation" for work by force account on any one project or Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program unit and then only when such work is unsuitable for contract or no acceptable bid has been received and, other than otherwise provided in this paragraph or as may be necessary to meet local emergencies, not to exceed 12 per centum of the construction allotment for any project from the appropriation "Construction and Rehabilitation" contained in this Act, shall be available for construction work by force account: Provided^ That this paragraph shall not apply to work performed 43 use 504 and imder the Rehabilitation and Betterment Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 724). note. ALASKA POWER ADMINISTRATION GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS For engineering and economic investigations to promote the devel- opment and utilization of the water, power, and related resources of Alaska, $749,000, to remain available until expended: Provided^ That $20,000 of this appropriation shall be transferred to the LTnited States Fish and Wildlife Service for studies, investigations, and reports thereon, as required by the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 16 use 661 note. 1958 (72 Stat. 563-565). OPERATION AND M A I N T E N A N C E For necessary expenses of operation and maintenance of projects in Alaska and of marketing electric power and energy, $1,141,000. BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION FUND Expenditures from the Bonneville Power Administration Fund, 16 use 838i. established pursuant to Public Law 93^54, are hereby specifically approved for purchase of one aircraft for replacement only and con- struction of the following major transmission facilities: facilities to provide system support to the Lost River-Salmon River area in south- east Idaho.
PUBLIC LAW 94-355—JULY 12, 1976 90 STAT. 897 SOUTHEASTERN PO^VER ADMINISTRATION OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE For necessary expenses of operation and maintenance of power transmission facilities and of marketing electric power and energy pursuant to the provisions of section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), as applied to the southeastern power area, $1,076,000. SOUTHWESTERN POWER ADMINISTRATION CONSTRUCTION For construction and acquisition of transmission lines, substations, and appurtenant facilities, and for administrative expenses connected therewith, in carrying out the provisions of section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), as applied to the southwestern power area, $896,000, to remain available until expended. OPERATION A N D MAINTENANCE For necessary expenses of operation and maintenance of power transmission facilities and of marketing electric power and energy pursuant to the provisions of section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), as applied to the southwestern power area, including purchase of not to exceed three passenger motor vehicles for replacement only, $7,707,000. GENERAT. PROVISIONS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR S E C 301. Appropriations in this title shall be available for expendi- Emergency ture or transfer (within each bureau or office), with the approval of reconstruction. the Secretary, for the emergency reconstruction, replacement, or repair of aircraft, buildings, utilities, or other facilities or equipment dam- aged or destroyed by fire, flood, storm, or other unavoidable causes: Provided^ That no funds shall be made available under this authority until funds specifically made available to the Department of the Interior for emergencies shall have been exhausted. SEC 302. The Secretary may authorize the expenditure or transfer Fire prevention (within each bureau or office) of any appropriation in this title, in addition to the amounts included in the budget programs of the several agencies, for the suppression or emergency prevention of forest or range fires on or threatening lands under jurisdiction of the Depart- ment of the Interior. S E C 303. Appropriations in this title shall be available for opera- Warehouses, tion of warehouses, garages, shops, and similar facilities, wherever garages. consolidation of activities will contribute to efficiency, or economy, and said appropriations shall be reimbursed for services rendered to any other activity in the same manner as authorized by the Act of June 30, 1932 (31 U.S.C. 686) : Provided, That reimbursements for costs of supplies, materials, and equipment, and for services rendered may be credited to the appropriation current at the time such reimbursements are received. S E C 304. No part of any funds made available by this Act to the Southwestern Southwestern Power Administration may be made available to any Power other agency, bureau, or office for any purposes other than for services Administration. rendered pursuant to law to the Southwestern Power Administration.
90 STAT. 898 PUBLIC LAW 94-355—JULY 12, 1976 T I T L E IV—INDEPENDENT O F F I C E S APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Federal Cochairman and his alter- nate on the Appalachian Regional Commission and for payment of the Federal share of the administrative expenses of the Commission, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and hire of passen- ger motor vehicles, $1,897,000. FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT APPALACHIAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS For exj)enses necessary to carry out the programs authorized by the 40 use app. 1. Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, as amended, except 40 use app. 109. expenses authorized by section 105 of said Act, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and hire of passenger motor vehicles, to remain available until expended, $303,000,000, of which $185,000,000 shall be available for the Appalachian Development Highway Sys- tem, but no part of any appropriation in this Act shall be available for expenses in connection with commitments for contracts or grants for the Appalachian Development Highway System in excess of the total amount herein and heretofore appropriated. DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION SALARIES AND EXPENSES For expenses necessary to carry out the functions of the United States member of the Delaware River Basin Commission, as author- ized by law (75 Stat. 716), $83,000. CONTRIBUTION TO DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION For payment of the United States share of the current expenses ,'! of the Delaware River Basin Commission, as authorized by law (75 Stat. 706,707), $198,000. , FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION SALARIES A N D EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the Avork of the Commission, as author- ized by law, including hire of passenger motor vehicles, hire of aircraft, services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and not to exceed $1,000 for official reception and representation expenses, $41,582,000. INTERSTATE COMMISSION ON THE POTOMAC RIVER BASIN CONTRIBUTION TO INTERSTATE COMMISSION ON THE POTOMAC RIVER BASIN To er.nble the Secretary of the Treasury to pay in advance to the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin the Federal con- tiibution toward the expenses of the Commission during the current fiscal year in the administration of its business in the conservancy district established pursuant to the Act of July 11,1940 (54 Stat. 748),
PUBLIC LAW 94-355—JULY 12, 1976 90 STAT. 899 as amended by the Act of September 25, 1970 (Public L a w 91-407), 33 USC 567b-l. $52,000. NUCLEAR EEGULATORT COMMISSION SALARIES AND EXPENSES F o r necessary expenses of the Commission in carrying out the pur- poses of the E n e r g y Reorganization Act of 1974, including the 42 USC 5801 employment of aliens; services authorized by 5 IJ.S.C. 3109; publica- nota- tion and dissemination of atomic information; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms; official entertainment expenses (not to exceed $10,000) ; reimbursement of the General Services Administration for • , security guard services; hire of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; $244,430,000, to remain available until expended: Pww'c^ec?, T h a t from -.. „ ; this appropriation, transfer of sums may be made to other agencies of the Government for the performance of the work for which this appropriation is made, and in such cases the sums so transferred may be merged with the appropriation to which transferred: Provided furtliei\ Moneys received by the Commission for the cooperative nuclear safety research programs may be retained and used for sal- aries and expenses associated with those programs, notwithstanding the provisions of section 3617 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 484), and shall remain available until expended. SUSQUEHANNA RIVER B A S I N COMMISSION SALARIES AND EXPENSES F o r expenses necessary to carry out the functions of the United States member of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, as authorized by law (84 Stat. 1541), $83,000. CONTRIBUTION TO SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION F o r payment of the United States share of the current expenses of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, as authorized by law (84 Stat. 1530, 1531), $150,000. TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY PAYMENT TO TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY FUND F o r the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933, as amended (16 U . S . C , ch. 12A), 16 USC 831. including hire, maintenance, and operation of aircraft, and hire of passenger motor vehicles, $125,930,000, to remain available until expended: Provided^ T h a t this appropriation and other funds avail- able to the Tennessee Valley A u t h o r i t y shall be available for the pur- chase of not to exceed three aircraft of which one is for replacement only, and the purchase of not to exceed two hundred passenger motor vehicles for replacement only. W A T E R RESOURCES COUNCIL WATER R E S O U R C E S P L A N N I N G F o r expenses necessary in carrying out the provisions of the W a t e r Resources P l a n n i n g Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1962—1962d-3), as amended, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 42 U.S.C. 1962a-4(5), and hire of passenger motor vehicles (42 U.S.C.
90 STAT. 900 PUBLIC LAW 94-355—JULY 12, 1976 _ ^ . 1962a-4(6)), $12,665,000, to remain available until expended, includ- ing $1,648,000 for expenses in administering the Act (42 U.S.C. 1962d ( b ) ) , $3,248,000 for preparation of assessments and plans (42 U.S.C. 1962d(c)), $2,269,000 for preparation of plans (33 U.S.C. 1289), $2,500,000 for expenses of river basin commissions under title I I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1962d(a)), and $3,000,000 for grants to States under title I I I of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1962c ( a ) ) . T I T L E V—GENERAL PROVISION Fiscal year SEO. 501. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall limitation. remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein. Short title. This Act may be cited as the "Public Works for "Water and Power Development and Energy Research Appropriation Act, 1977". Approved July 12, 1976. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 94-1223 (Comm. on Appropriations) and No. 94-1297 (Coram. of Conference). SENATE REPORT No. 94-960 (Comm. on Appropriations). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 122 (1976): June 15, considered and passed House. June 23, considered and passed Senate, amended. June 29, House agreed to conference report; receded and concurred in Senate amendments; Senate agreed to conference report.