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H.R. 5139 (97th): A bill to authorize appropriations for certain insular areas of the United States, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 19, 1982 (Passed Congress).


PUBLIC LAW 97-357—OCT. 19, 1982                                   96 STAT. 1705

Public Law 97-357
97th Congress
                                   An Act
To authorize appropriations for certain insular areas of the United States, and for     Oct. 19, 1982
                                  other purposes.                                        [H.R. 5139]
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,                  United States
                                                                                      insular areas.
                                                                                      Appropriation
                              TITLE I—GUAM                                            authorization.
   SEC. 101. Section 7 of the Organic Act of Guam (64 Stat. 384, 387),                48 u s e 1422a.
as amended, is revised to read as follows:
   "SEC. 7. (a) The people of Guam shall have the right of initiative
and referendum, to be exercised under conditions and procedures
specified in the laws of Guam.
   "(b) Any Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or member of the legis-                    Referendum
                                                                                      election.
lature of Guam may be removed from office by a referendum
election in which at least two-thirds of the number of persons voting
for such official in the last preceding general election at which such
official was elected vote in favor of recall and in which those so
voting constitute a majority of all those participating in such refer-
endum election. The referendum election shall be initiated by the
legislature of Guam following (a) a two-thirds vote of the members of
the legislature in favor of a referendum, or (b) petition for such a
referendum to the legislature by registered voters equal in number
to at least 50 per centum of the whole number of votes cast at the
last general election at which such official was elected preceding the
filing of the petition.".
   SEC. 102. Section KaXD of Public Law 95-348 (92 Stat. 487) is
amended by deleting "involved." and inserting in lieu thereof "in-
volved, and $6,052,000 for fiscal year 1983, such sums to remain
available until expended.".
   SEC. 103. Section 205 of Public Law 95-134 (91 Stat. 1159,1162), as
amended by subsection 1(d) of Public Law 95-348 (92 Stat. 487, 488),
is further amended by deleting "Medical Center of the Marianas:"
and inserting in lieu thereof "Medical Center of the Marianas, to
renovate, maintain, and operate the Guam Memorial Hospital, and
to construct, maintain, and operate a health care facility in the
northern part of Guam:".
   SEC. 104. The Organic Act of Guam (64 Stat. 384), as amended, is                   48 u s e 1421
further amended—                                                                      note.
        (a) by deleting the first sentence of the sixth paragraph of
      section 6, as amended (82 Stat. 842, 843), and substituting the                 48 u s e 1422.
      following: "The Governor shall prepare, publish, and submit to                  Reports to
                                                                                      Oongress and
      the Congress and the Secretary of the Interior a comprehensive                  Secretary of
      annual financial report in conformance with the standards of                    Interior.
      the National Council on Governmental Accounting within one
      hundred and twenty days after the close of the fiscal year. The
      comprehensive annual financial report shall include statistical
      data as set forth in the standards of the National Council on
      Governmental Accounting relating to the physical, economic,

96 STAT. 1706 PUBLIC LAW 97-357—OCT. 19, 1982 social, and political characteristics of the government, and any other information required by the Congress. The Governor shall transmit the comprehensive annual financial report to the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior who shall audit it and report his findings to the Congress. The Governor shall also make such other reports at such other times as may be required by the Congress or under applicable Federal law. He shall also submit to the Congress, the Secretary of the Interior, and the cognizant Federal auditors a written statement of actions taken or contemplated on Federal audit recommenda- tions within sixty days after the issuance date of the audit report."; and (b) by deleting section 9-A (82 Stat. 842, 845), as amended (91 Stat. 1159, 1161), in its entirety, and inserting in lieu thereof the following new section 9-A: Transfer of "SEC. 9-A. (a) The following functions, powers, and duties hereto- functions to fore vested in the government comptroller for Guam are hereby Inspector transferred to the Inspector General, Department of the Interior, for General. 48 u s e 1422d. the purpose of establishing an organization which will maintain a satisfactory level of independent audit oversight of the government of Guam: Audit. "(1) The authority to audit all accounts pertaining to the revenue and receipts of the government of Guam, and of funds derived from bond issues, and the authority to audit, in accord- ance with law and administrative regulations, all expenditures of funds and property pertaining to the government of Guam including those pertaining to trust funds held by the govern- ment of Guam. Report. "(2) The authority to report to the Secretary of the Interior and the Governor of Guam all failures to collect amounts due the government, and expenditures of funds or uses of property which are irregular or not pursuant to law, "(b) The authority granted in paragraph (a) shall extend to all activities of the government of Guam, and shall be in addition to the authority conferred upon the Inspector General by the Inspector 5 u s e app. General Act of 1978 (92 Stat. 1101), as amended. Transfer of funds "(c) In order to carry out the provisions of this section, the to Inspector personnel, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and unex- General. pended balances of appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and other funds employed, held, used, arising from, available or to be made available, of the office of the government comptroller for Guam related to its audit function are hereby transferred to the Office of Inspector General, Department of the Interior.". TITLE II—TRUST TERRITORY OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS 48 use 1681 SEC. 201. In section 402(a) of Public Law 96-597 (94 Stat. 3478) "°t® strike "by October 1, 1982," and insert in lieu thereof: "by a date not later than ninety days following termination of the trusteeship agreement governing the administration of the Trust Territory of ^liG Pscific Isld.rids SEC. 202. (1) The Act of June 13, 1975 (89 Stat. 212), is amended by inserting the following language before the last sentence: "The corpus, income of, or distributions from such trust, or distributions to the beneficiaries of such trust shall not be subject to any form of United States Federal, State, or local taxation.".
PUBLIC LAW 97-357—OCT. 19, 1982 96 STAT. 1707 (2) The corpus, income of, or distributions from the Ujelang Trust Tax exclusions. Fund numbered 2 (established by the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands), or distributions to the beneficiaries of such trust fund shall not be subject to any form of United States Federal, State, or local taxation. SEC. 203. The Act of March 21, 1972 (86 Stat. 87), relating to the 48 u s e 1692. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands is amended— (a) by amending section 5 (86 Stat. 88), to read: "The chief Reports to Congress, executives of the governments of the Marshall Islands, the Secretary of Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Northern Mari- Interior and ana Islands shall prepare, publish, and submit to the Congress others. and the Secretary of the Interior a comprehensive annual finan- cial report in conformance with the standards of the National Council on Governmental Accounting within one hundred and twenty days after the close of the fiscal year. The comprehen- sive annual financial report shall include statistical data as set forth in the standards of the National Council on Governmental Accounting relating to the physical, economic, social, and politi- cal characteristics of the government, and any other informa- tion required by the Congress. The chief executives shall transmit the comprehensive annual financial report to the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior who shall audit it and report his findings to the Congress. The chief executives shall also make such other reports at such other times as may be required by the Congress or under applicable Federal laws. The chief executives shall submit to the Congress, the Secretary of the Interior, the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and the cognizant Federal auditors a written statement of actions taken or contemplated on Federal audit recommendations within sixty days after the issuance date of the audit report. This section is not subject to termination under section 502(a)(3) of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America (90 Stat. 263, 268)."; 48 u s e 1681 note. (b) by deleting section 4 of the Act of June 30, 1954 (68 Stat. 330), as amended (87 Stat. 354; 91 Stat. 1162; 94 Stat. 85), in its 48 u s e 1681b. entirety, and inserting in lieu thereof the following new section 4: "SEC. 4. (a) The following functions, powers, and duties heretofore Functions vested in the government comptroller for Guam with respect to the transferred to Inspector government of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and the General. government of the Northern Mariana Islands are hereby trans- ferred to the Inspector General, Department of the Interior, for the purpose of establishing an organization which will maintain a satis- factory level of independent audit oversight of the governments of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Northern Mariana Islands: "(1) The authority to audit all accounts pertaining to the Audit. revenue and receipts of the governments of the Marshall Is- lands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and of funds derived from bond issues, and the authority to audit, in accordance with law and administrative regulations, all expenditures of funds and prop- erty pertaining to the aforementioned governments including those pertaining to trust funds held by such governments. "(2) The authority to report to the Secretary of the Interior, Report. the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific
96 STAT. 1708 PUBLIC LAW 97-357—OCT. 19, 1982 Islands, the chief executives of the governments of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Northern Mariana Islands all failures to collect amounts due the governments, and expenditures of funds or uses of property which are irregular or not pursuant to law. "(b) The authority granted in paragraph (a) shall extend to all activities of the governments of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and shall be in addition to the authority conferred upon the Inspector 5 u s e app. General by the Inspector General Act of 1978 (92 Stat. 1101), as amended. This section is not subject to termination under section 502(a)(3) of the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States 48 u s e 1681 of America (90 Stat. 263, 268). note. "(c) In order to carry out the provisions of this section, the Transfer of funds personnel, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and unex- to Inspector General. pended balances of appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and other funds employed, held, used, arising from, available or to be made available, of the office of the government comptroller for Guam related to its audit function, with respect to the government of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and the government of the Northern Mariana Islands are hereby transferred to the Office of Inspector General, Department of the Interior.". 48 u s e 1681c. (d) Section 201(a) of Public Law 96-205 (94 Stat. 85), is hereby repealed in its entirety. 48 u s e 1692 (e) Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring the note. Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands to submit any statement or report to the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. 28 u s e 2680 SEC. 204. That the Northern Mariana Islands shall not be consid- note. ered a foreign country for purposes of subsection (k) of section 2680 of title 28, United States Code, with respect to claims which accrued no more than two years prior to the effective date of this Act. Inventory and SEC. 205. The Secretary shall conduct, upon request of the affected study. regional governments and through the Director of the National 48 u s e 1681 Park Service, a comprehensive inventory and study of the most note. unique and significant natural, historical, cultural and recreational resources of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (specifically composed of the Mariana, Caroline and Marshall Islands). Areas or sites exhibiting such qualities shall be described and evaluated with the objective of the preservation of their values and their careful use and appreciation by the public, along with a determination of their potential for attracting tourism. Alternative methodologies for such preservation and use shall be developed for each area or site (includ- ing continued assistance from the National Park Service); current or impending damage or threats to the resources of such areas or sites shall be identified and evaluated; and authorities needed to properly protect and allow for public use and appreciation shall be identified and discussed. Such inventory and study shall be conducted in full cooperation and consultation with affected governmental officials and the interested public. The inventory and study shall also iden- tify areas or sites which qualify to be listed on the Registry of Report to Natural Landmarks and the National Register of Historic Places. A involved full report on such inventory and study shall be transmitted to the governments respectively involved governments, the Committee on Interior and and congressional Insular Affairs of the United States House of Representatives and committees. the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United
PUBLIC LAW 97-357—OCT. 19, 1982 96 STAT. 1709 States Senate no later than two complete calendar years after the effective date of this Act. TITLE III—VIRGIN ISLANDS SEC. 301. (a) Effective October 1, 1982, there is authorized to be Educational appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior $150,000 to be paid as a grant, effective date. grant to the government of the Virgin Islands for use by the College of the Virgin Islands to study and plan for the creation of an institution for Caribbean educational, cultural, and technical interchange. (b) The Secretary may place such stipulations as he deems appro- priate on the use of funds appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. (c) Grant funds appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) but not obligated or expended during the fiscal year in which they are appropriated shall remain available for obligation or expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. SEC. 302. Section 405 of Public Law 96-205 (94 Stat. 84, 89) is 48 u s e 1574 amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: note. "The officials of the Customs and Postal Services of the United States are directed to assist the appropriate officials of the United States Virgin Islands in the collection of these taxes.". SEC. 303. There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary Appropriation of the Interior, not to exceed $10,000,000 for grants to the govern- authorization. ment of the Virgin Islands for improvements in the generation and distribution of water and power, to remain available until expended. SEC. 304. There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary Juvenile of the Interior $3,000,000 for grants to the government of the Virgin detention Islands for construction of two juvenile pretrial detention facilities, facilities. Appropriation one on the island of Saint Thomas, and one on the island of Saint authorization. Croix, to remain available until expended. SEC. 305. Sections 8 (d) and (e) of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands (68 Stat. 500; 48 U.S.C. 1574 (d) and (e)) are repealed. SEC. 306. Section 4(d) of the Organic Act of the Virgin Islands of June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 1808; 48 U.S.C. 1405c(d)) is amended by substituting the word "legislature" for the words "legislative assem- bly" wherever they appear. SEC. 307. The following provisions of the Organic Act of the Virgin Repeals. Islands of June 22, 1936, as amended, are repealed: Section 2 (49 Stat. 1807; 48 U.S.C. 1405a); section 3 (49 Stat. 1807; 48 U.S.C. 1405b); section 5 (49 Stat. 1808; 48 U.S.C. 1405d); section 6 (49 Stat. 1808; 48 U.S.C. 1405e); section 7 (49 Stat. 1808; 49 U.S.C. 1405f); section 8 (49 48 u s e 1405f. Stat. 1809; 49 U.S.C. 1405g); section 11 (49 Stat. 1809; 48 U.S.C. 48 u s e 1405g. 1405J); section 12 (49 Stat. 1809; 48 U.S.C. 1405k); section 13 (49 Stat. 1810; 48 U.S.C. 14051); section 14 (49 Stat. 1810; 48 U.S.C. 1405m); 48 u s e 1405Z. section 15 (49 Stat. 1810; 48 U.S.C. 1405n); section 16 (49 Stat. 1810; 48 U.S.C. 1405o); section 17 (49 Stat. 1811; 48 U.S.C. 1405p); section 19 (49 Stat. 1811; 48 U.S.C. 1405r); section 22 (49 Stat. 1812; 48 U.S.C. 1405u); section 23 (49 Stat. 1813; 48 U.S.C. 1405v); section 24 (49 Stat. 1813; 48 U.S.C. 1405w); section 25 (49 Stat. 1813; 48 U.S.C. 1405x); section 27 (49 Stat. 1813; 48 U.S.C. 1405z); section 28 (49 Stat. 1814; 48 U.S.C. 1406); section 29 (49 Stat. 1814; 48 U.S.C. 1406a); section 30 (49 Stat. 1814; 48 U.S.C. 1406b); section 31 (49 Stat. 1814; 48 U.S.C. 1406c); section 32 (49 Stat. 1814; 48 U.S.C. 1406d); section 33 (49 Stat. 1815; 48 U.S.C. 1406e); section 34 (49 Stat. 1815; 48 U.S.C. 1406g); and section 39 (49 Stat. 1817; 48 U.S.C. 1406k).
96 STAT. 1710 PUBLIC LAW 97-357—OCT. 19, 1982 Repeals. g^c 398. The following statutes are repealed: (a) That portion of section 1 of the Naval Service Appropri- ations Act, 1922, of July 12, 1921 (42 Stat. 123; 48 U.S.C. 1393), which reads: "That no person owing allegiance to any country other than the United States of America shall be able to hold office as a member of the colonial councils of the Virgin Islands of the United States nor to hold any public office under the government of said islands: Provided further,". (b) Section 8 of the Act of July 3, 1930 (46 Stat. 948), as amended, by section 1 of the Act of July 1,1932 (47 Stat. 565; 48 u s e 1399) "(c) Section 2 of the Act of July 1, 1932 (47 Stat. 565; 48 U.S.C. 1392b). (d) The Act of December 20,1944, as amended (58 Stat. 827; 48 U.S.C. 1409 to 1409J). (e) The Act of June 30, 1949, as amended (63 Stat. 350; 48 U.S.C. 1407 to 1407i): Provided, That nothing in this subsection shall affect the pension rights of former employees of the Virgin Islands Corporation. (f) The Act of October 29, 1951 (65 Stat. 661; 48 U.S.C. 1409m through 1409o). (g) Section 4 of the Act of August 19, 1976 (90 Stat. 1195; 48 U.S.C. 1574d). SEC. 309. The Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands (68 Stat. 48 use 1541 497), as amended, is further amended— P°*^ , . (a) by amending the fourth paragraph of section 11 (68 Stat. Sgress 503), as amended (82 Stat. 837, 838), to read: ' T h e Governor Secretary of shall prepare, publish, and submit to the Congress and the Interior and Secretary of the Interior a comprehensive annual financial 48^^js^r '91 report in conformance with the standards of the National Coun- cil on Governmental Accounting within one hundred and twenty days after the close of the fiscal year. The comprehen- sive annual financial report shall include statistical data as set forth in the standards of the National Council on Governmental Accounting relating to the physical, economic, social, and politi- cal characteristics of the government, and any other informa- tion required by the Congress. The Governor shall transmit the comprehensive annual financial report to the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior who shall audit it and report his findings to the Congress. The Governor shall also make such other reports at such other times as may be required by the Congress or under applicable Federal law. He shall also submit to the Congress, the Secretary of the Interior, and the cognizant Federal auditors a written statement of actions taken or con- templated on Federal audit recommendations within sixty days after the issuance date of the audit report. He shall have the power to issue executive orders and regulations not in conflict with any applicable law. He may recommend bills to the legisla- ture and give expression to his views on any matter before that body."; and (b) by deleting section 17 (68 Stat. 505), as amended (72 Stat. 48 use 1599. 1094; 76 Stat. 43; 82 Stat. 840; 91 Stat. 1162), in its entirety, and inserting in lieu thereof the following new section 17: Transfer of "SEC. 17. (a) The following functions, powers, and duties hereto- functions to fore vested in the government comptroller for the Virgin Islands are GeTerar hereby transferred to the Inspector General, Department of the Interior, for the purpose of establishing an organization which will
PUBLIC LAW 97-357—OCT. 19, 1982 96 STAT. 1711 maintain a satisfactory level of independent audit oversight of the government of the Virgin Islands: "(1) The authority to audit all accounts pertaining to the Audit revenue and receipts of the government of the Virgin Islands, and of funds derived from bond issues, and the authority to audit, in accordance with law and administrative regulations, all expenditures of funds and property pertaining to the govern- ment of the Virgin Islands including those pertaining to trust funds held by the government of the Virgin Islands. "(2) The authority to report to the Secretary of the Interior Report. and the Governor of the Virgin Islands all failures to collect amounts due the government, and expenditures of funds or uses of property which are irregular or not pursuant to law. "(b) The authority granted in paragraph (a) shall extend to all activities of the government of the Virgin Islands, and shall be in addition to the authority conferred upon the Inspector General by the Inspector General Act of 1978 (92 Stat. 1101), as amended. 5 u s e app. "(c) In order to carry out the provisions of this section, the Transfer of funds personnel, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and unex- to Inspector pended balances of appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and General. other funds employed, held, used, arising from, available or to be made available, of the office of the government comptroller for the Virgin Islands related to its audit function are hereby transferred to the Office of Inspector General, Department of the Interior.", TITLE IV—AMERICAN SAMOA SEC. 401. Effective January 1,1983, section 5 of Public Law 95-556 Effective date. (92 Stat. 2078) is amended by striking out the colon and all that 48 u s e 1735. follows and inserting a period in lieu thereof. SEC. 402. Section 501 of Public Law 96-205 (94 Stat. 90) is hereby 48 u s e 1668. deleted in its entirety, and inserted in lieu thereof is the following new section 501: "SEC. 501. (a) The Governor of American Samoa shall prepare, Reports to publish, and submit to the Congress and the Secretary of the eongress, Secretary of Interior a comprehensive annual financial report in conformance Interior and with the standards of the National Council on Governmental Ac- others. counting within one hundred and twenty days after the close of the fiscal year. The comprehensive annual financial report shall include statistical data as set forth in the standards of the National Council of Governmental Accounting relating to the physical, economic, social, and political characteristics of the government, and any other information required by the Congress. The Governor shall transmit the comprehensive annual financial report to the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior who shall audit it and report his findings to the Congress. The Governor shall also make such other reports at such other times as may be required by the Congress or under applicable Federal law. He shall also submit to the Congress, the Secretary of the Interior, and the cognizant Federal auditors a written statement of actions taken or contemplated on Federal audit recommendations within sixty days after the issuance date of the audit report. "(b) The following functions, powers, and duties heretofore vested Transfer of in the government comptroller for American Samoa are hereby functions to Inspector transferred to the Inspector General, Department of the Interior, for General. the purpose of establishing an organization which will maintain a
96 STAT. 1712 PUBLIC LAW 97-357—OCT. 19, 1982 satisfactory level of independent audit oversight of the government of American Samoa: Audit. "(1) The authority to audit all accounts pertaining to the revenue and receipts of the government of American Samoa, and of funds derived from bond issues, and the authority to audit, in accordance with law and administrative regulations, all expenditures of funds and property pertaining to the govern- ment of American Samoa including those pertaining to trust funds held by the government of American Samoa. Report. "(2) The authority to report to the Secretary of the Interior and the Governor of American Samoa all failures to collect amounts due the government, and expenditures of funds or uses or property which are irregular or not pursuant to law. "(c) The authority granted in paragraph (b) shall extend to all activities of the government of American Samoa, and shall be in addition to the authority conferred upon the Inspector General by 5 u s e app. the Inspector General Act of 1978 (92 Stat. 1101), as amended. "(d) In order to carry out the provisions of this section, the personnel, assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and unex- pended balances of appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and other funds employed, held, used, arising from, available or to be made available, of the office of the government comptroller for American Samoa relating to its audit function are hereby trans- ferred to the Office of Inspector General, Department of the Interior.". TITLE V—PUERTO RICO 33 u s e 1282. SEC. 501. Section 202 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Public Law 97-117) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: Funds, "(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, sums allotted to availability. the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico under section 205 of this Act for 33 u s e 1285. fiscal year 1981 shall remain available for obligation for the fiscal year for which authorized and for the period of the next succeeding twenty-four months. Such sums and any unobligated funds available to Puerto Rico from allotments for fiscal years ending prior to October 1, 1981, shall be available for obligation by the Administra- tor of the Environmental Protection Agency only to fund the follow- ing systems: Aguadilla, Arecibo, Mayaguez, Carolina, and Camuy Hatillo. These funds may be used by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to fund the non-Federal share of the costs of such projects. To the extent that these funds are used to pay the non-Federal share, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico shall repay to the Environmental Protection Agency such amounts on terms and conditions developed and approved by the Administrator in consultation with the Gover- nor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Agreement on such terms and conditions, including the payment of interest to be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall be reached prior to the use of these funds for the Commonwealth's non-Federal share. No Federal funds awarded under this provision shall be used to replace local governments funds previously expended on these projects. . TITLE VI—MISCELLANEOUS 48 u s e 1641 SEC. 601. Section 607 of Public Law 96-597 (94 Stat. 3477, 3483) is note. amended by deleting subsections (b), (c), and (d) and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
PUBLIC LAW 97-357—OCT. 19, 1982 96 STAT. 1713 "(b) The Governors of Guam and the Virgin Islands shall, as a Plan, submittal condition for a grant pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, to Secretary of Interior and submit a plan which is designed to eliminate the respective terri- Congress. tory's general fund deficit by the beginning of fiscal year 1987 to the Secretary of the Interior. Within sixty days after he has received such a plan, the Secretary of the Interior shall transmit the plan, together with his comments and recommendations to the Congress. The plan shall provide for— "(1) implementation of an effective budgetary and accounting system; "(2) realistic revenue and expenditure projections which will progressively reduce current year general fund deficits and result in a balanced general fund budget no later than the beginning of fiscal year 1987; "(3) financing of accumulated general fund deficits; and "(4) quarterly goals and timetables for implementing the plan. The plan shall also indicate that the Governor has the necessary authority to implement the plan. "(c) Not later than thirty days after the close of each quarter Report to which occurs after the plan has been transmitted to the Congress, Secretary of Interior and the respective Governor shall submit a report to the Secretary of the Congress. Interior and the Congress describing in detail the success or failure of such territory in meeting the goals and timetables described in such plan.". Approved October 19, 1982. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 5139: HOUSE REPORT No. 97-387 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORT No. 97-372 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 127 (1981): Dec. 11, considered and passed House. Vol. 128 (1982): May 10, considered and passed Senate, amended. Sept. 9, House concurred in Senate amendment with an amendment. Sept. 30, Senate concurred in House amendment with amendments. Oct. 1, House concurred in Senate amendments.