S. 2821 (95th): An Act to authorize appropriations for certain insular areas of the United States, and for other purposes.

95th Congress, 1977–1978. Text as of Aug 18, 1978 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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PUBLIC LAW 95-348—AUG. 18, 1978                                 92 STAT. 487

Public Law 95-348
95th Congress
                                  An Act

To authorize appropriations for certain insular areas of the United States, and    Aug. 18, 1978
                              for other purposes.                                    [S. 2821]

 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assemhted,                  United States
                                                                                  insular areas.
                                    GUAM                                          Appropriation
                                                                                  authorizations.
   SECTION 1. (a) (1) For grants to the ^vernment of Guam for the
rehabilitation, upgrading, and construction of public facilities, there
is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior
 (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Secretary") $13,868,000
for fiscal year 1979, and $20,000,000 thereafter, plus or minus such
amounts, if any, as may be justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations
in construction costs from October 1978 price levels as indicated by
engineering cost indexes applicable to the types of construction
involved.
    (2) The Secretary may place such stipulations as he deems appro-
priate on the use of funds appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) (1)
hereof.
    (3) Grants provided pursuant to this Act and not obligated or
expended by the government of Guam during any fiscal year will
remain available for obligation or expenditure by such government in
subsequent fiscal years for the purposes for which the funds were
appropriated.
    (4) Funds provided under paragraph (a) (1) may be used by Guam
as the matching share for Federal programs and services.
    (5) Authorizations of moneys to be appropriated under this sub-               Effective date
section shall be effective on October 1,1978.
    (6) The Secretary is directed to prepare and transmit to the Con-             Report to
gress no later than July 1, 1979, an analysis of the capital infrastruc-          Congress.
ture needs of Guam for the 1985-1990 timeframe. The analysis shall                48 u s e 1421
                                                                                  note.
detail the nature and type of infrastructure needed, the adequacy of
the existing infrastructure, the estimated costs of improvement, exten-
sion, rehabilitation, or replacement of the existing infrastructure to
meet the projected demands, the capability of local government to
 fund such costs and the options available, and shall provide a series of
 alternatives for Federal support for that portion of the infrastructure
which cannot be financed by local government.
    (b) The government of Guam in carrying out the purposes of this
Act or Public Law 95-134, may utilize, to the extent practicable, the             91 Stat. 1159.
available services and facilities of agencies and instrumentalities of the
Federal Government on a reimbursable basis. Such amounts may be
credited to the appropriation or fund which provided the services and
facilities. Agencies and instrumentalities of the Federal Government
may, when practicable, make available to the government of Guam
upon request of the Secretary such services and facilities as they are
equipped to render or furnish, and they may do so without reimburse-
ment if otherwise authorized by law.

92 STAT. 488 PUBLIC LAW 95-348—AUG. 18, 1978 Duties and taxes. (c) Section 30 of the Organic Act of Guam (64 Stat. 384), as 48 u s e 1421h. amended, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- ing : "Beginning as soon as the government of Guam enacts legislation establishing a fiscal year commencing on October 1 and ending on September 30, the Secretary of the Treasury, prior to the commence^ ment of any fiscal year, shall remit to the government of Guam the amount of duties, taxes, and fees which the governor of Guam, with the concurrence of the government comptroller of Guam, has estimated will be collected in or derived from Guam under this section during the next fiscal year, except for those sums covered directly upon col- lection into the treasury of Guam. The Secretary of the Treasury shall deduct from or add to the amounts so remitted the difference between the amount of duties, taxes, and fees actually collected during the prior fiscal year and the amount of such duties, taxes, and fees as estimated and remitted at the beginning of that prior fiscal year, including any deductions which may be required as a result of the operation of Public Law 94-395 (90 Stat. 1199) or Public Law 88-170, as amended (82 Stat. 863).". (d) Section 205 of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize certain appropriations for the territories of the United States, to amend cer- tain Acts relating thereto, and for other purposes" (Public Law 91 Stat. 1162. 95-134) is amended by striking out "$25,000,000: Provided'^ and inserting in lieu thereof "$35,000,000: Provided, That $10,000,000 of such sums is not authorized to be appropriated prior to October 1, 1978. Health care needs shall include goods and services provided to maintain and operate the Medical Center of the Marianas: Provided further''''. TRUST TERRITORY OF T H E PACIFIC ISLANDS SEC. 2. (a) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated $15,000,000 for the Bikini people evacuated from Bikini Atoll, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, as a result of United States nuclear tests com- mencing in 1946, and their descendants. Of this $15,000,000: (1) $12,000,000 is authorized for the relocation and resettle- ment of the Bikini people within the Marshall Islands; and (2) to compensate the Bikini people for any radiological dam- age to their atoll an additional $3,000,000 shall be held in trust 89 Stat. 212. pursuant to the trust agreement established by Public Law 94-34, with the proceeds to be distributed in accordance with the pro- visions thereof. (b) None of the funds authorized pursuant to subsection (a) (2) above shall be available for payment of any attorneys fees or asso- ciated expenses. Report to (c) The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare and submit to Con- Congress. gress by July 1, 1979, a progress report on his efforts to establish a 48 u s e 1681 permanent location for the displaced people of Bikini Island. Such note. report shall review: alternative actions taken to provide the people of Bikini with temporary homes; political and social consequences of the relocation of these people on Kili Island; and the Secretary's attempt to locate, acquire, and develop a permanent location for the settlement of these people. Such report shall also suggest probable economic, social, political, and cultural consequences which may result from the permanent settlement of these people in various alternative locations and inform the Congress of additional plans adopted by the
PUBLIC LAW 95-348—AUG. 18, 1978 92 STAT. 489 Secretary, together with any recommendations he may have for legis- lation necessary to implement those plans, to provide further assistance to the people of Bikini. NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS SEC. 3. (a) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for expenditure after October 1, 1978, not more than $12,000,000 plus or minus such amounts, if any, as may be justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in construction costs from October 1978 price levels as indicated by engineering cost indexes applicable to the types of con- struction involved, to assist in the acquisition and construction of a powerplant for the Northern Mariana Islands together with upgrad- ing, rehabilitation, or replacement of distribution facilities. (b) (1) The government of the Northern Marianas in carrying out the purposes of this Act, Public Law 95-134, or Public Law 94-241, 91 Stat. 1159. may utilize, to the extent practicable, the available services and facili- 90 Stat. 263. ties of agencies and instrumentalities of the Federal Government on a reimbursable basis. Such amounts may be credited to the appropria- tion or fund which provided the services and facilities. Agencies and instrumentalities of the Federal Government may, when practicable, make available to the government of the Northern Marianas, upon request of the Secretary, such services and facilities as they are equipped to render or furnish, and they may do so without reimburse- ment if otherwise authorized by law. (2) Any funds made available to the Northern Mariana Islands Funds, under grant-in-aid programs by section 502 of the Covenant To Estab- availability. lish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union With the United States of America (Public Law 94-241), or 90 Stat. 268. pursuant to any other Act of Congress enacted after March 24, 1976, are hereby authorized to remain available until expended. (3) Any amount authorized by the Covenant described in para- graph (2) or by any other Act of Congress enacted after March 24, 1976, which authorizes appropriations for the Northern Mariana Islands, but not appropriated for a fiscal year is authorized to be available for appropriation in succeeding fiscal years. (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Food Stamp Act of Food stamp 1977, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized, upon the request program. of the Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands, acting pursuant 48 u s e 1681 to legislation enacted in accordance with sections 5 and 7 of article I I note. 7 u s e 2011 of the Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands, and for the note. period during which such legislation is effective, (1) to implement a food stamp program in part or all of the Northern Mariana Islands with such income and household standards of eligibility, deductions, and allotment values as the Secretary determines, after consultation with the Governor, to be suited to the economic and social circum- stances of such islands: Provided^ That in no event shall such income standards of eligibility exceed those in the forty-eight contiguous States, and (2) to distribute or permit a distribution of federally donated foods in any part of the Northern Mariana Islands for which the Governor has not requested that the food stamp program be implemented. This authority shall remain in effect through Septem- ber 30, 1981, and shall not apply to section 403 of Public Law 95-135. 91 Stet. 1166. (d) The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed, 48 u s e 1681 upon the request of the Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands, note.
92 STAT. 490 PUBLIC LAW 95-348—AUG. 18, 1978 acting pursuant to legislation enacted in accordance with sections 5 and 7 of article I I of the Constitution of the Northern Mariana Islands, without reimbursement or other cost to the government of the Northern Mariana Islands, to administer and enforce the provisions of section 601, 603, or 604 of the Covenant T o Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union W i t h the United States of A.merica (Public L a w 94-241; 90 Stat. 263, 269) and in order to administer and enforce the collection of any payroll tax or other tax measured by income which may be in force in the Northern Mariana Islands pursuant to section 602 of such Covenant. This authority shall continue until such time as the Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands, acting pursuant to legislation enacted in accordance with sections 5 and 7 of article I I of the Constitution of the Northern Mai'iana Islands, requests the Secretary of the Treasury to discontinue the administration and enforcement of such taxes. The administration and enforcement of such taxes by the government of the Northern Mariana Islands shall begin on J a n u a r y 1 of the year following the year in which such Northern Mariana Islands law is enacted. VIRGIN ISLANDS SEC. 4. (a) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Sec- retary not to exceed $5,000,000 of which not more than $1,000,000 may be appropriated for fiscal year 1979 to be paid to the government of the Virgin Islands for the purpose of promoting economic develop- ment in the Virgin Islands. T h e Secretary shall prescribe the types of programs for which such sums may be used. (b) (1) There is authorized to be appropriated for construction of hospital facilities in the Virgin Islands not more than $52,000,000 plus or minus such amounts, if any, as may be justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in construction costs from October 1978 price levels as indicated by engineering cost indexes applicable to the types of con- struction involved. (2) Grants provided pursuant to this section an,d not obligated or expended by the government of the Virgin Islands during any fiscal year will remain available for obligation or expenditure by such gov- ernment in subsequent fiscal years for the purposes for which the funds were appropriated. (3) F u n d s provided under p a r a g r a p h (b) (1) may be used by the Virgin Islands as the matching share for Federal programs and services. Effective date. (4) Authorizations of moneys to be appropriated under this subsec- tion shall be eft'ective on October 1,1978. ( c ) ( 1 ) Section 9(c) of the Eevised Organic Act of the Virgin 48 u s e 1575. Islands (68 Stat. 497) is amended by deleting the period at the end thereof and inserting "or such other date as the Legislature of the Virgin Islands may determine.". Duties and taxes. (2) Beginning as soon as the government of the Virgin Islands 48 u s e 1645. enacts legislation establishing a fiscal year commencing on October 1 and ending on September 30, the Secretary of the Treasury, prior to the commencement of any fiscal year, shall remit to the government of the Virgin Islands the amount of duties, taxes, and fees which the Governor of the Virgin Islands, with the concurrence of the govern- ment comptroller of the Virgin Islands, has estimated will be collected
PUBLIC LAW 95-348—AUG. 18, 1978 92 STAT. 491 in or derived from the Virgin Islands under the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands during the next fiscal year, except for those sums 48 use 1541 covered directly upon collection into the treasury of the Virgin Islands. note. There shall be deducted from or added to the amounts so remitted, as may be appropriate, at the beginning of the fiscal year, the differ- ence between the amount of duties, taxes, and fees actually collected during the prior fiscal year and the amount of such duties, taxes, and fees as estimated and remitted at the beginning of that prior fiscal year, including any deductions which may be required as a result of the operation of Public Law 94-392 (90 Stat. 1195). (3) Subsection 28(a) of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands is amended by deleting the phrase "less the cost of collecting 48 u s e 1642. all of said duties, taxes, and fees,". (d) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Secre- 48 u s e 1641 tary such sums as may be necessary, but not to exceed $20,000,000 per note. annum, for fiscal years 1979, 1980, and 1981 for grants to the govern- ment of the Virgin Islands to offset any anticipated deficit during such fiscal years. The Secretary is authorized and directed, after con- sultation with the Governor of the Virgin Islands, to impose such conditions and requirements, on these grants as he deems advisable. Not later than July 1,1979, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress Report to a report on the financial condition of the Virgin Islands. The report Congress. shall: (1) identify, the specific sources of revenues, both Federal and local, available to the government of the Virgin Islands; (2) chart the revenues derived from each source and what, if any, increases could be occasioned in the amount of such revenues by actions of the Virgin Islands Government; (3) describe the extent to which changes in actual revenues were occasioned by actions of the Federal Government or by cir- cumstances beyond the control of the Virgin Islands Government; (4) analyze expenditures to determine what economies, if any, could be obtained and identify the actions which could be taken by the Virgin Islands Government to obtain such economies; (5) review the long term debt structure of the Virgin Islands Government, including, but not limited to, whether such debt was incurred for purposes authorized by law, the total amount of such debt, the relation of the total debt ceiling, and the impact retire- ment of the debt will have on the future economic situation of the Virgin Islands; (6) detail and discuss various alternatives available to the government of the Virgin Islands and the Federal Government to revise and improve the process of supporting the necessary expenditures of the Virgin Islands Government; and (7) include his recommendations for any changes he deems advisable in the present Federal-territorial economic relationship. AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK SEC. 5. (a) The Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, is authorized and directed to develop, main- tain, and administer the existing American Memorial Park (herein- after in this section referred to as the "park"), located at Tanapag Harbor Reservation, Saipan. The park shall be administered for the 39-194 O—80—pt. 1 35 : QL3
92 STAT. 492 PUBLIC LAW 95-348—AUG. 18, 1978 primary purpose of honoring the dead in the World War I I Mariana Islands campaign. (b) The Secretary is authorized and directed to the maximum extent feasible to employ and train residents of the Mariana Islands to develop, maintain, and administer the park. (c) Other points in the Northern Mariana Islands relevant to the park may be identified, established, and marked by the Secretary in agreement with the Governor of the Northern Marianas. (d) The Secretary shall provide for interpretative activities at the park, for which he is authorized to seek the assistance of appropriate historians to interpret the historical aspects of the park. To the greatest extent possible, interpretative activities shall be conducted in the following four languages: English, Chamorro, Carolinian, and Japanese. (e) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no fee or charge may be imposed for entrance or admission into the American Memorial Park. (f) The Secretary shall transfer administration of the park to the government of the Northern Mariana Islands at such time as the Gov- ernor, acting pursuant to legislation enacted in accordance with sec- tions 5 and 7 or article I I of the Constitution on the Northern Mariana Islands, requests such a transfer. All improvements, including real and personal property, shall thereupon be transferred without cost to the government of the Northern Mariana Islands and thereafter the full cost of development, administration, and maintenance for the park shall be borne by the government of the Northern Mariana Islands, except as provided in subsection (g) of this section. (g) For the development, maintenance, and operation of the park (but not for any acquisition of land or interests in lands), there is hereby authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $3,000,000 effec- tive October 1, 1978. Amounts appropriated pursuant to this sub- section shall remain available until expended. (h) Nothing contained in this xVct is intended to alter or diminish the authority to exercise the five year option contained in article V I I I 90 Stat. 273. of Public Law 94-241. WAR I N T H E PACIFIC NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK 16 use 410dd. SEC. 6. (a) In order to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of those participating in the campaigns of the Pacific theater of World War I I and to conserve and interpret outstanding natural, scenic, and historic values and objects on the island of Guam for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations, the War in the Pacific National Historical Park (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "park") is hereby established. (b) The boundaries of the park shall be as generally depicted on the drawing entitled "Boundary Map, War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam" numbered P-24-80,000-B and dated March 1978, which shall be on file and available for inspection in the offices Publication in of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Following Federal Register, ninety days notice to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, the Secretary may make minor revisions of the boundary of the park by publication of a revised map in the Federal Register.
PUBLIC LAW 95-348—AUG. 18, 1978 92 STAT. 493 (c) Within the boundaries of the park, the Secretary may acquire Land acquisition, lands and interests therein by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, exchange, or transfer. (d) Other points on the island of Guam relevant to the park may be identified, established, and marked by the Secretary in agreement with the Governor of Guam. (e) The Secretary shall administer property acquired in accord- s aiice with the laws generally applicable to the management of units of the National Park System. (f) The Secretary is authorized to seek the assistance of appropriate historians to interpret the historical aspects of the park. To the great- est extent possible, interpretative activities will be conducted in the following three languages: English, Chamorro, and Japanese. (g) The Secretary is authorized to enter into negotiations with the Secretary of Defense for the berthing and interpretation of a naval vessel of World War IT vintage which shall be accessible to the public on the island of Guam. (h) Within two years from the date of enactment of this Act, the Report to Secretary shall develop and transmit to the committees named in sub- congressional section (b) a general management plan for the national historical committees. park consistent with the purposes of this section. Within five years Study. from the date of enactment, the Secretary, through the Director of the National Park Service, shall conduct and transmit to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the House of Representatives a study of additional areas and sites associated with the Pacific campaign of World War II. The study shall contain a description and evalua- tion of each area or site, and an estimated cost of acquisition, develop- ment, and maintenance of the area or site, if appropriate, together with such additional authority as may be needed to enable him to implement his recommendations. The Secretary shall concentrate his study within Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, but shall also investigate additional areas and sites Avithin the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands to the extent possible, and may include other areas and sites in the Pacific area if practicable. (i) The Secretary is authorized and directed, to the maximum extent feasible, to employ and train residents of Guam or of the Northern Mariana Islands to develop, maintain, and administer the park. (j) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no fee or charge shall be imposed for entrance or admission into the War in the Pacific National Historical Park. (k) For the purposes of the park established under this section, effective October 1.1978, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary, but not to exceed $16,000,000 for the acquisi- tion of lands or interests in lands and $500,000 for development. VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL TARK SEC. 7. (a) (1) The first paragraph of section 1 of the Act of Octo- ber 5, 1962 (76 Stat. 746; 16 U.S.C. B98c), is amended by adding a comma after the words "adjoining lands, submerged lands, and waters'* and inserting "and Hassel Island located in Saint Thomas Harbor and adjoining lands, submerged lands, and waters,". (2) Such section 1 is further amended by inserting immediately Land acquisition. before the last paragraph, the following:
92 STAT. 494 PUBLIC LAW 95-348—AUG. 18, 1978 smmKMiKiu :»«>; ((HASSEL ISLAND "The area known as Hassel Island in Saint Thomas Harbor consist- ing of approximately 135 acres, together with such adjoining lands, submerged lands, and waters as the Secretary of the Interior deems appropriate, but the boundaries shall not, in any event, extend beyond 100 yards from the mean high water mark of the island.". 16 use 398d. (b) Section 2 of such Act is amended by— (1) inserting " ( a ) " after "SEC. 2."; (2) adding at the end of the first sentence the following: "In acquiring such lands, up to 6.6 acres, the Secretary may, when agreed upon by the landowner involved, defer payment or sched- ule payments over a period of ten years and pay interest on the unpaid balance at a rate not exceeding the current prevailing commercial rate.", and (3) adding the following at the end thereof: "(b) The Secretary is authorized and directed to the maximum extent feasible to employ and train residents of the Virgin Islands to develop, maintain, and administer the Virgin Islands National Park. "(c) Subject to continued protection and use of Hassel Island for park and recreation purposes, and such other conditions as the Secre- tary may deem appropriate, the Territory of the Virgin Islands may, within, but not after, five years after the date of the enactment of this subsection, by duly enacted legislation acquire all interests of the United States in Hassel Island by reimbursing the United States in an amount equal to the amount actually expended by the United States for the acquisition of lands and interests in lands and for the costs of construction of permanent improvements, if any. "(d) (1) Except for property deemed necessary by the Secretary of the Interior for visitor facilities or administration of the park, any owner or owners of improved property on Hassel Island on the date of its acquisition, may retain for themselves a right of use and occu- ^ pancy of the property for noncommercial residential purposes for twenty-five years or, in lieu thereof, for a term ending at the death of the owner or the owner's spouse, whichever is later. The owner shall elect the term to be reserved. The Secretary shall pay to the owner the , , fair market value of the property on the date of such acquisition, less the fair market value on such date of the right retained by the owner. The authority of the Secretary to acquire the property commonly known as the Royal Mail (hotel) by condemnation shall be suspended for ten years from the date of enactment if such owner or owners agree, in writing, within ninety days after the enactment of this sub- section to grant to the United States the right to purchase such prop- erty at a purchase price, mutually agreed upon by the Secretary and the landowner, which does not exceed the fixed value of said property on July 1,1978. "Improved "(2) As used in subsection (d)(1), 'improved property' means a property." single-family dwelling, the construction of which began before Janu- ary 1, 1977, together with such lands as are in the same ownership and appurtenant buildings located thereon. "(3) The Secretary may terminate a right of use and occupancy retained pursuant to subsection (d) (1) upon his determination that such use and occupancy is being, or may be, exercised in a manner «r!t;. > « inconsistent with the purposes for which they were included within
PUBLIC LAW 95-34«—AUG. 18, 1978 92 STAT. 495 the park and upon tender to the holder of such ri^ht of the amount equal to the value of that portion of the right which remains unex- pired on the date of termination.". (4) Section 3 is amended by inserting " ( a ) " immediately after 16 USC 398e. "SEC. 3." and by adding the following new subsection at the end thereof: "(b) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no fee or charge shall be imposed for entrance or admission into the Virgin Islands National Park.". (5) Section 4 is amended to read as follows: Land acquisition. "SEC. 4. Effective October 1, 1978, there are authorized to be appro- 16 USC 398f. priated such sums as may be necessary for the acquisition of lands and interests in lands within the Virgin Islands National Park. For pur- poses of this section, acquisitions of land on Hassel Island shall be deemed to be acquisitions qualifying for payment under the provi- sions of paragraph (2) of the Act of June 10,1977 (Public Law 95-42; 91 Stat. 210). In addition to such sums as may have heretofore been appropriated for development of public facilities within the Virgin Islands National Park, effective October 1, 1978, there are authorized to be appropriated not more than $1,000,000 for restoration and reha- bilitation of historic structures and for development of public facil- ities on Hassel Island, and not more than $500,000 as a grant to the Territory of the Virgin Islands for its use in furthering projects undertaken pursuant to the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, the Historic Preservation Act, or other comparable programs upon the transfer of title to the United States of all properties held by the territory on Hassel Island.". (6) Section 2(c) of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the establishment of the Virgin Islands National Park, and for other purposes" (70 Stat. 940; 16 U.S.C. 398) is amended by adding the 16 USC 398a. following sentence at the end thereof: "Notwithstanding the acreage limitations and boundary designations contained in this section, the Secretary is authorized to accept through donation, or purchase from a willing seller, the real and personal property located on Lots 251-252 Estate Contant Enighed, Parcels 86B and 86AA Cruz Bay Quarter.". AUTHORIZATIONS TO REMAIN AVAILABLE SEC. 8. Any amount authorized by this Act or by the Act entitled "An Act to authorize certain appropriations for the territories of the United States, to amend certain Acts relating thereto, and for other purposes" (Public Law 95-134; 91 Stat. 1159) but not appropriated for a fiscal year is authorized to be available for appropriation in ^ succeeding fiscal years. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS SEC. 9. Section 501 of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize certain appropriations for the territories of the United States, to amend certain Acts relating thereto, and for other purposes" (Public Law 95-134; 91 Stat. 1159) is amended— 48 USC 1469a. (1) by inserting ", notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary," after "it is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress"; and
92 STAT. 496 PUBLIC LAW 95-348—AUG. 18, 1978 (2) in subsection (a) by striking out "Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any" and inserting in lieu thereof "Any". j.8vS EFFECTIVE DATE SEC. 10. Authorizations of moneys to be appropriated under this Act shall be effective on October 1,1978. Approved August 18, 1978. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: •=- HOUSE REPORT No. 95-1112 accompanying H.R. 12481 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORT No. 95-784 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 124 (1978): May 8, H.R. 12481 considered in House. May 10, considered and passed Senate. June 5, H.R. 12481 considered and passed House; proceedings vacated and S. 2821, amended, passed in lieu. June 7, proceedings vacated, S. 2821 reconsidered and passed House, amended. Aug. 3, Senate concurred in House amendment with an amendment. Aug. 4, House concurred in Senate amendment.