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§ 1457a.
Authorization of appropriations for particular programs
(a)
Maximum amounts for specified years

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there shall not be appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior for Department of the Interior programs as defined in subsection (e) in excess of $4,095,404,000 for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 1981; in excess of $3,970,267,000 for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 1982; $4,680,223,000 for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 1983; and $4,797,281,000 for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 1984.

(b)
Ceilings on certain appropriations

It is the sense of the Congress that the appropriation targets for such fiscal years should be: not less than $275,000,000 to be appropriated annually pursuant to the provisions of chapter 2003 of title 54; not less than $30,000,000 to be appropriated annually pursuant to the provisions of division A of subtitle III of title 54; not less than $10,000,000 to be appropriated annually pursuant to the provisions of chapter 2005 of title 54; not less than $105,000,000 to be appropriated annually to be used for the restoration and rehabilitation of units of the National Park System, as authorized by law; not less than $239,000,000 to be appropriated annually for the Office of Territorial and International Affairs (including amounts for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands); not less than $6,200,000 to be appropriated annually to carry out the provisions of title III of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (91 Stat. 445); 1

1
 See References in Text note below.
and not less than $100,000,000 to be appropriated annually pursuant to chapter 69 of title 31 including not less than $5,000,000 annually to carry out the purposes of section 6904 of title 31.

(c)
Additional limitations
Notwithstanding the limitation otherwise imposed by subsection (a) of this section—
(1)
the authorization for obligation and appropriations for the Department of the Interior may exceed the amount specified in subsection (a) by such amount as permanent and annual indefinite appropriations exceed the estimates for such appropriations as contained in “The Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1982,” as revised by the March 1981, publication of the Office of Management and Budget entitled “Fiscal Year 1982 Budget Revisions”, when receipts available to be appropriated equal or exceed such appropriations, and
(2)
the authorization for obligation and appropriations for the Department of the Interior may exceed the amount specified in subsection (a) by such amounts as may be required for emergency firefighting and for increased pay costs authorized by law.
(d)
Omitted
(e)
Applicable programs
For the purposes of this section, the term “Department of the Interior programs” means—
(1)
Alaska Native Fund amounts included in Bureau of Indian Affairs programs funded from Miscellaneous Trust Funds and Miscellaneous Permanent Appropriations accounts;
(2)
Bureau of Land Management programs;
(3)
United States Bureau of Mines programs;
(4)
National Park Service programs other than the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (including those programs formerly administered by the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service as of October 1, 1980);
(5)
Offices of the Solicitor and the Secretary;
(6)
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement programs;
(7)
Office of Territorial Affairs programs;
(8)
United States Geological Survey programs; and
(9)
Bureau of Reclamation (including those programs formerly administered by the Water and Power Resources Service).
(Pub. L. 97–35, title XIV, § 1401, Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 748, 749; Pub. L. 102–285, § 10(b), May 18, 1992, 106 Stat. 172; Pub. L. 113–287, § 5(l)(3), Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3271.)
cite as: 43 USC 1457a