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Appropriations Related Questions FY11

Official responses to Congressional requests for information are provided below along with short descriptions of the requests.

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September Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act Expenditures for Interior and Agriculture Agencies

Congressional request: Relating to a Congressional Directive in House Report 111-316. Congress requests the Forest Service to provide an estimate of anticipated wildfire suppression costs to improve budgeting and funding during the first weeks of March, May and July of each year, as well as during the first weeks of September of each year where appropriations for the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service have not been passed for the coming fiscal year by September 1.

FY2011 September FLAME Bill Language (pdf, 174 kb)

FY2011 September FLAME Letters (pdf, 498 kb)

FY2011 September FLAME Report (pdf, 367 kb) 

Heritage Resource Accomplishments and Funding Allocations

Congressional request: Relating to a Congressional Directive in Senate Report 111-38. Congress directs the Forest Service to provide a report no later than September 30, 2010 detailing heritage resource program accomplishments and funding allocations for each region and each national forest for fiscal years 2009 and 2010.

Heritage Program Bill Language (pdf, 249 kb)

Heritage Program Letters and Report (pdf, 2877 kb)

Quincy Library Group, Herger-Feinstein QLG

Congressional request: Relating to a Congressional Directive in Public Law 105-277, Title IV - The Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group, Forest Recovery Act, and Senate Report 111-38. The Committee directs the Secretary of Agriculture to submit to Congress a report on the status of the pilot project, including the source and use of funds, the acres treated, a description of the results, a description of the economic benefits to the local communities, a comparison of the revenues generated by, and costs incurred in, the implementation of the resource management activities, and activities planned for the following year.

Quincy Library Group Bill Language (pdf, 206 kb)

Quincy Library Group Letters (pdf, 1922 kb)

Quincy Library Group Report  (pdf, 14296 kb)

Unobligated Land and Water Conservation Fund Balances

Congressional request: Relating to a Congressional Directive in Senate Report 108-89, Land Acquisition. The Committee directs the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and the Forest Service to report to the Committee by May 1 of each year on any unobligated balances remaining at the field unit level. The report should identify carryover by the fiscal year appropriated, and should specifically quantify appropriations made more than 3 fiscal years prior.

Unobligated Balances Bill Language (pdf, 66 kb)

Unobligated Balances Letters (pdf, 126 kb)

Unobligated Balances Report (pdf, 33 kb)

Timber Sales Pipeline Restoration Report

Congressional request: Relating to a Congressional Directive in Public Law 104-134, Title III - General Provisions, Section 327 of Timber Sales Pipeline Restoration Funds. The Secretary concerned shall report annually to the Committees on Appropriations of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives on expenditures made from the Fund of timber sales and recreation projects, revenues received into the Fund from timber sales, timber sale preparation and recreation project work undertaken during the previous year and projected for the next year under the Fund. Such information shall be provided for each Forest Service region and Bureau of Land Management State office.

Timber Sales Pipeline Restoration Bill Language (pdf, 100 kb)

Timber Sale Pipeline Restoration Letters (pdf, 102 kb)

Timber Sale Pipeline Restoration Report (pdf, 81 kb)

FLAME Fund – Annual Report

Congressional request: Relating to a Congressional Directive in Conference Report 111-316, Title V – Flame Act, Public Law 111-88. The Secretary concerned shall submit to the relevant congressional committees and make available to the public an annual report that—(A) describes the obligation and expenditure of amounts transferred from the FLAME Fund; and (B) includes any recommendations that the Secretary concerned may have to improve the administrative control and oversight of the FLAME Fund. 

Annual Flame Fund Bill Language (pdf, 324 kb)

Annual Flame Fund Letters (pdf, 4993 kb)

March Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act Suppression Expenditure Forecast for the USDA Forest Service

Congressional request: Relating to a Congressional Directive in House Report 111-316. Congress requests the Forest Service to provide an estimate of anticipated wildfire suppression costs to improve budgeting and funding during the first weeks of March, May and July of each year, as well as during the first weeks of September of each year where appropriations for the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service have not been passed for the coming fiscal year by September 1.

FY2011 March FLAME Bill Language (pdf, 173 kb)

FY2011 March FLAME Letters and Report (pdf, 7560 kb)

Illegal Drug Cultivation 

Congressional request: Relating to a Congressional Directive in Section 104 of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006, P.L. 109-469. The Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior are directed to provide a joint report to the Office of National Drug Control Policy and appropriate congressional committees detailing the assessment of the quantity of illegal drug cultivation and manufacturing in the United States on lands owned or under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government no later than July 1 of each year for the preceding year. 

FY2011 Illegal Drug Cultivation Bill Language (pdf, 99 kb)

FY2011 Illegal Drug Cultivation Letters (pdf, 308 kb)

FY2011 Illegal Drug Cultivation Report (pdf, 586 kb)

May Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act Expenditures for Interior and Agriculture Agencies

Congressional request: Relating to a Congressional Directive in House Report 111-316. Congress requests the Forest Service to provide an estimate of anticipated wildfire suppression costs to improve budgeting and funding during the first weeks of March, May and July of each year, as well as during the first weeks of September of each year where appropriations for the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service have not been passed for the coming fiscal year by September 1.

FY2011 FLAME May Bill Language (pdf, 174 kb)

FY2011 FLAME May Letters and Report (pdf, 876 kb) 

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