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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

89.00
90.00

Federal Funds
General and special funds:
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES

For expenses necessary for the general administration of the Department of Commerce provided for by law, including not to exceed
$3,000 for official entertainment, ø$30,000,000¿ $34,046,000. (Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999,
as included in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0120–0–1–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
00.01
Executive direction ....................................................
00.02
Departmental staff services ......................................
09.01 Reimbursable program ..................................................

13
17
44

13
22
47

13
21
47

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

74

82

81

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

2
73

1
82

1
81

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

75
¥74
1

30
34
5 ...................

43.00

29

35

34
34

Executive direction.—Provides for the formulation of Department of Commerce policy on National and Governmental
issues affecting programs and functions assigned to the Department.
Departmental staff services.—Provides for the formulation
of internal Departmental policy establishing the framework
for Departmental operations.
Performance measures.—General Administration performs
Departmental planning, establishes Departmental policies,
and provides administrative guidance and performance oversight to accomplish the Department’s mission.
Reimbursable program.—Provides a centralized collection
source for special tasks or costs and their billing to users.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0120–0–1–376

1999 est.

2000 est.

42

47

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent ........
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Other services ............................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
Equipment .................................................................

99.0
99.0

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

30
44

35
47

34
47

Total new obligations ................................................

74

82

81

11.1
12.1
23.1
23.3
25.2
25.3

14
3
4

17
4
3

18
4
3

1
2

1
6

1
2

5
4
1 ...................

5
1

34
47

Personnel Summary

2 ................... ...................
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0120–0–1–376

68.90

35
35

99.9

27
2

68.00
68.10

29
32

31.0

83
82
¥82
¥81
1 ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
42.00
Transferred from other accounts ..............................
Appropriation (total) .............................................
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
Offsetting collections (cash) ................................
From Federal sources: Change in receivables
and unpaid, unfilled orders .............................

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ...........................................................

44

47

47

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

73

82

81

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year:
72.40
Obligated balance, start of year ...............................
72.95
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................

5

3

3

5

8
74
¥75

8
82
¥82

7
81
¥81

3

2

2

5

5

5

Total unpaid obligations, end of year ..................

8

7

7

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.90 Outlays from new current authority ..............................
86.93 Outlays from current balances ......................................
86.97 Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

29
3
43

31
4
47

30
4
47

2000 est.

5

Total unpaid obligations, start of year ................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Unpaid obligations, end of year:
Obligated balance, end of year ................................
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................

1999 est.

2

70.00

72.99
73.10
73.20
74.40
74.95
74.99

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources
88.95 From Federal sources: Change in receivables and
unpaid, unfilled orders ..............................................

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

OFFICE

OF

189

237

248

43

48

48

INSPECTOR GENERAL

For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 1–11 as amended by Public Law 100–504),
ø$21,000,000¿ $23,454,000. (Department of Commerce and Related
Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105–
277, section 101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0126–0–1–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

¥42

82

¥47

81

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program ...............................................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

20
1

21
1

23
1

10.00

75

00.01
09.01

Total new obligations ................................................

21

22

24

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Total new obligations ....................................................

21
¥21

22
¥22

24
¥24

¥47

¥2 ................... ...................

191

192

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

• Arrests, indictments, convictions, personnel actions, administrative actions, and fines, restitutions, judgments,
and civil and administrative recoveries.

General and special funds—Continued
OFFICE

OF

INSPECTOR GENERAL—Continued

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)—Continued
Identification code 13–0126–0–1–376

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
Permanent:
68.00
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

2000 est.

1998 actual

Identification code 13–0126–0–1–376

20

21

23

1

1

1

21

22

24

11.1
12.1
21.0
23.1
25.2
25.3

1999 est.

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent ........
12
12
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
3
3
Travel and transportation of persons ....................... ................... ...................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
2
2
Other services ............................................................
2
3
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
1
1

2000 est.

13
3
1
2
3
1

99.0
99.0

72.40

3
21
¥21

3
22
¥22

3
24
¥24

3

3

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

20
1

21
1

23
1

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

21

22

24

3

Personnel Summary
Identification code 13–0126–0–1–376

86.90
86.93
86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

18
2
1

18
3
1

20
3
1

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

21

22

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

24

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

1001

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

192

218

230

Intragovernmental funds:
¥1

¥1

WORKING CAPITAL FUND

¥1

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................
90.00 Outlays ...........................................................................

20
20

21
21

23
23

This appropriation provides for agency-wide audits, inspections, and investigative functions to identify and recommend
corrections for management and administrative deficiencies
that create conditions for existing or potential instances of
fraud, waste, and mismanagement. The audit function provides for internal audits and contract audits. Contract audits
provide professional advice to agency contracting officials on
accounting and financial matters related to negotiation,
award, administration, repricing, and settlement of contracts.
Internal audits review and evaluate all facets of agency operations. Inspections services provide detailed technical evaluations of agency operations. The investigative function provides
for the detection and investigation of improper and illegal
activities involving programs, personnel, and operations.
Activities under the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) account support all three themes of the Commerce Annual Performance Plan: U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace; American competitiveness through science and technology and an unrivaled information base; and, effective stewardship of our Nation’s resources and assets to ensure sustainable economic opportunities.
The OIG concentrates on programs and operations that
have the greatest potential for identifying fraud, recovering
funds, precluding unnecessary outlays, and improving management. The OIG identifies the audit, inspection, and investigative universe and determines how it will focus its work
on areas that significantly affect the Department’s ability to
prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement.
The OIG’s Semiannual Report to the Congress provides the
following Statistical Highlights:
• Value of questioned costs identified in audit reports.
• Value of audit recommendations that funds be put to
better use.
• Value of audit recommendations agreed to by management.

Identification code 13–4511–0–4–376

1998 actual

09.01
09.02
09.03

Obligations by program activity:
Departmental staff services ..........................................
General counsel .............................................................
Public affairs .................................................................

63
19
1

09.99

Total reimbursable program ......................................

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

21.40
22.00
23.90
23.95
24.40

1999 est.

2000 est.

71
18
2

98
25
2

83

91

125

83

91

125

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

4
83

3
91

3
125

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

87
¥83
3

94
¥91
3

128
¥125
3

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
68.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
68.10
From Federal sources: Change in receivables and
unpaid, unfilled orders .........................................

77

91

125

68.90

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ................................................................

6 ................... ...................
83

91

125

¥6

¥7

¥6

22

28

28

Total unpaid obligations, start of year ................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Unpaid obligations, end of year:
Obligated balance, end of year ................................
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................

16
83
¥78

21
91
¥91

22
125
¥125

¥7

¥6

¥6

28

28

28

74.99

Total unpaid obligations, end of year ..................

21

22

22

86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

78

91

125

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year:
72.40
Obligated balance, start of year ...............................
72.95
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................
72.99
73.10
73.20
74.40
74.95

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources
88.95 From Federal sources: Change in receivables and
unpaid, unfilled orders ..............................................

86.97
¥77

¥91

¥6 ................... ...................

This fund finances, on a reimbursable basis, Departmentwide administrative functions that are more efficiently and
economically performed on a centralized basis.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

11.1
12.1
23.1
23.3
24.0
25.2
25.3

1999 est.

31
6
5
3
1
22

36
7
5
3
1
26

41
8
6
4
1
49

26.0
31.0

9
3
3

9
3
1

11
3
2

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

83

91

89.00
90.00

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

¥17

¥1 ................... ...................

This fund finances computer services and other administrative support services on a fully competitive and cost reimbursable basis to Federal customers.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–4564–0–4–376

1999 est.

2000 est.

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Other services ................................................................
Equipment ......................................................................

3
1
11
1

3
3
1
1
12
13
1 ...................

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

16

17

17

Personnel Summary

2000 est.

646

1999 est.

11.1
23.3
25.2
31.0

2001

489

¥17

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
1 ................... ...................

1998 actual

Identification code 13–4564–0–4–376

Personnel Summary

2001

17

¥14

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources
88.95 From Federal sources: Change in receivables and
unpaid, unfilled orders ..............................................

125

1998 actual

17

2000 est.

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Printing and reproduction ..............................................
Other services ................................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ....................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................

Identification code 13–4511–0–4–376

15

¥125

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
90.00 Outlays ...........................................................................
2 ................... ...................

Identification code 13–4511–0–4–376

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

193

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

27

1999 est.

2000 est.

31

34

705

GIFTS

AND

BEQUESTS

Unavailable Collections (in millions of dollars)
FRANCHISE FUND

Identification code 13–8501–0–7–376

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4564–0–4–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

09.02

Obligations by program activity:
O/S Office of Computer Services ...................................

16

17

17

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

16

17

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

1
15

1
17

1
17

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

16
¥16
1

18
¥17
1

18
¥17
1

1999 est.

2000 est.

17

21.40
22.00

1998 actual

Balance, start of year:
01.99 Balance, start of year .................................................... ................... ................... ...................
Receipts:
02.01 Gifts and bequests ........................................................
1
1
1
Appropriation:
05.01 Gifts and bequests ........................................................
¥1
¥1
¥1
07.99 Total balance, end of year ............................................ ................... ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
68.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
68.10
From Federal sources: Change in receivables and
unpaid, unfilled orders .........................................
68.90

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ................................................................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year:
72.40
Obligated balance, start of year ...............................
72.95
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................
72.99
73.10
73.20
74.40
74.95
74.99

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–8501–0–7–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

17

1

1

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Total new obligations ....................................................

1
¥1

1
¥1

1
¥1

60.27

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation (trust fund, indefinite) ............................

1

1

1

73.10

Change in unpaid obligations:
Total new obligations ....................................................

1

1

1

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

1

1

1

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

1
1

1
1

1
1

17

1 ................... ...................
15

1

86.97

17

Obligations by program activity:
Total new obligations (object class 25.2) .....................

22.00
23.95
14

10.00

17

1

¥1

¥1

4

5

5

Total unpaid obligations, start of year ................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Unpaid obligations, end of year:
Obligated balance, end of year ................................
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................

5
16
¥15

4
17
¥17

4
17
¥17

¥1

¥1

¥1

5

5

5

Total unpaid obligations, end of year ..................

4

4

4

The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to accept, hold,
administer, and utilize gifts and bequests of property, both
real and personal, for the purpose of aiding or facilitating
the work of the Department of Commerce. Property and the
proceeds thereof are used as nearly as possible in accordance
with the terms of the gift or bequest.

194

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION
Federal Funds

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION
Federal Funds
General and special funds:
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES

For necessary expenses of administering the economic development
assistance programs as provided for by law, ø$24,000,000¿
$28,971,000: Provided, That these funds may be used to monitor
projects approved pursuant to title I of the Public Works Employment
Act of 1976, as amended, title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, and the Community Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1977. (19
U.S.C. 2346(b), 42 U.S.C. 3218(c), 3219, 5184, and 6701; Department
of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

00.01
09.01

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program ...............................................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

24
2

26
1

29
1

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

26

27

30

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

4
26

3
27

3
30

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0125–0–1–452

1999 est.

2000 est.

25.7
31.0

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0125–0–1–452

ment research, information dissemination, legal, civil rights,
environmental compliance, budgeting and debt management.
Reimbursable program.—EDA provides both data processing and accounting services to other Federal agencies on a
reimbursable basis. Funds received cover the cost of performing this work.

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent ........
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Travel and transportation of persons .......................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Other services ............................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
Operation and maintenance of equipment ...............
Equipment .................................................................

99.0
99.0

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

24
2

26
1

29
1

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

26

27

30

11.1
12.1
21.0
23.1
25.2
25.3

14
3
1
2
1

15
3
1
2
1

17
4
1
2
1

1
1
1

2
1
1

2
1
1

Personnel Summary

30
¥26
3

30
¥27
3

33
¥30
3

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
42.00
Transferred from other accounts ..............................

21
3

Appropriation (total) .............................................
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

24

26

29

2

1

1

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

26

27

30

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

1
26
¥25

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

231

261

264

21

7

7

24
29
2 ...................

43.00

Identification code 13–0125–0–1–452

68.00
70.00

72.40

2 ...................
27
30
¥29
¥30

2 ................... ...................

86.90
86.93
86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

20
3
2

23
5
1

26
3
1

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

25

29

30

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

¥2

¥1

¥1

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

24
23

26
28

29
29

89.00
90.00

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
For grants for economic development assistance as provided by
the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, Public
Law 89–136, as amended, øPublic Law 91–304, and such laws that
were in effect immediately before September 30, 1982,¿ and for trade
adjustment assistance, ø$368,379,000: Provided, That none of the
funds appropriated or otherwise made available under this heading
may be used directly or indirectly for attorneys’ or consultants’ fees
in connection with securing grants and contracts made by the Economic Development Administration: Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Commerce may
provide financial assistance for projects to be located on military
installations closed or scheduled for closure or realignment to grantees eligible for assistance under the Public Works and Economic
Development Act of 1965, as amended, without it being required
that the grantee have title or ability to obtain a lease for the property, for the useful life of the project, when in the opinion of the
Secretary of Commerce, such financial assistance is necessary for
the economic development of the area: Provided further, That the
Secretary of Commerce may, as the Secretary considers appropriate,
consult with the Secretary of Defense regarding the title to land
on military installations closed or scheduled for closure or realignment¿ $364,379,000. (19 U.S.C. 2343, 2355; 42 U.S.C. 3121, 3141,
3143, 3147, 3149, 3171, and 3231–3233; Department of Commerce
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public
Law 105–277, section 101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

During the 106th Congress, the Administration will propose
legislation to reauthorize the Trade Adjustment Assistance
program. The Administration encourages the Congress to consider and approve this legislation during the 1st session of
the 106th Congress.
The administration of EDA’s economic development assistance programs is carried out through a network of headquarters and regional personnel.
Direct program.—These activities include preapplication development, application processing, and project monitoring as
well as general support functions such as economic develop-

Identification code 13–2050–0–1–452

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
00.01
Planning grants .........................................................
00.02
Technical assistance grants .....................................
00.03
Public works grants ..................................................
00.04
Economic adjustment grants ....................................
00.05
Research and evaluation ..........................................
00.06
Defense economic conversion ...................................
00.07
Trade adjustment assistance ....................................
00.08
Hurricanes Fran and Hortense ..................................
00.09
1996 Floods ...............................................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

24
24
30
9
9
11
178
206
191
30
34
54
1
1
1
89
85
65
9
9
12
16 ................... ...................
1 ................... ...................

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
00.10
00.11
00.12
00.13
00.14
00.15
00.16
09.01

Hurricane Andrew ......................................................
Butte Montana ...........................................................
Tri-State Floods (Grant) ............................................
Upper Midwest Floods ...............................................
Special Projects .........................................................
Title IX .......................................................................
Trade Adjustment Assistance Program .....................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

21.40
22.00
22.10

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

4
2 ...................
2 ................... ...................
...................
1 ...................
28
12 ...................
...................
2 ...................
...................
14 ...................
...................
5 ...................
12
1 ...................
403

405

60
354

17 ...................
388
364

5 ................... ...................
419
405
364
¥403
¥405
¥364
17 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
340
42.00
Transferred from other accounts .............................. ...................
43.00
50.00
68.00
70.00

Appropriation (total) .............................................
Reappropriation .........................................................
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.40 Adjustments in expired accounts ..................................
73.45 Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

364

368
364
19 ...................

340
387
364
2 ................... ...................

12
354

1 ...................
388

364

72.40

967
972
965
403
405
364
¥376
¥412
¥410
¥17 ................... ...................
¥5 ................... ...................
972

965

919

86.90
86.93
86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

65
299
12

21
18
390
392
1 ...................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

376

412

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

¥12

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

342
364

89.00
90.00

410

¥1 ...................

387
411

364
410

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) provides
grants for public works facilities, other financial assistance,
and planning and coordination assistance needed to alleviate
conditions of substantial and persistent unemployment and
underemployment in economically distressed areas and regions. EDA assistance stimulates job creation and increases
income in distressed communities, promotes greater national
productivity and balanced economic growth.
In 2000, EDA will address major community needs based
on the following initiatives: (1) a reinforced commitment to
Community and Regional Enhancement, which will serve as
a catalyst for assisting distressed communities in achieving
their long-term competitive economic potential through the
strategic investment of resources based upon locally and regionally developed priorities; (2) a Disaster Mitigation and
Economic Recovery program to focus specifically on providing
long-term economic recovery assistance to those communities
adversely affected by major catastrophic disasters; and (3)
a broader National Program Analysis and Information Consolidation which will provide resources to identify new challenges, opportunities and trends in economic development and
develop a comprehensive information base for data.

195

EDA responds to community priorities and strives to meet
its objectives through the use of a broad range of program
tools:
Planning grants.—Support the design and implementation
of effective economic development policies and programs by
local organizations.
Technical assistance grants.—Provide for local feasibility
and industry studies, funding for a network of university
centers that assist public bodies, nonprofit organizations, and
businesses to plan and implement activities designed to generate jobs and income in distressed areas.
Public works grants.—Provide for infrastructure projects
that foster the establishment or expansion of industrial and
commercial businesses generating employment in communities experiencing high unemployment, low per-capita income, or out-migration.
Economic adjustment grants.—Provide a package of assistance tools, including planning, technical assistance, revolving
loan funds and infrastructure development, to help communities counteract either a gradual erosion or a sudden dislocation of their local economic structure as a result of natural
disasters, international trade competition, or major plant closings. Provide grants to support Brownfields redevelopment.
Research evaluation grants.—Support studies about the
causes of economic distress and approaches to alleviating and
preventing such problems, national demonstrations of innovative economic development techniques, and dissemination of
economic development information.
Defense economic adjustment grants.—Provide communities
impacted by Department of Defense and Department of Energy downsizing, as well as defense contract reductions, with
tools for developing integrated plans to adjust to economic
dislocations and assist in the implementation of these plans.
Trade adjustment assistance.—Provide technical assistance,
through a national network of 12 Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers, to certified U.S. manufacturing firms and industries economically injured as the result of international
trade competition.
Performance measures.—All program activities under this
account support all three themes of the Commerce Strategic
Plan, including goals on stimulating the creation of private
sector jobs, helping distressed communities build capacity for
economic growth, providing new knowledge and technical information to help solve economic development problems, helping communities incorporate technology as an economic development tool, helping communities recover from defense
downsizing and natural disasters, and helping communities
achieve sustainable economic development.
For investments made in 1998, 1999, and 2000, as in other
years, outcomes are generated after projects are completed,
estimated at three years after the appropriation, and businesses are established in the project area, estimated at six
years after completion. Below are a few of the performance
measures that EDA is using for its programs with projections
of performance outcomes expected in or about 2007, 2008
and 2009, respectively.
Projected outcomes
Goal

Performance measures
1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Theme I—Economic Infrastructure
Creation of private sector
jobs in economically
distressed communities.

Jobs created and/or retained.

Private dollars invested in
EDA project (billions).

59,364

72,287

* 66,753

2.0

2.0

* 1.9

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

196

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000
90.00

General and special funds—Continued

Outlays ...........................................................................

¥2

¥1

¥1

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS—Continued
Status of Direct Loans (in millions of dollars)

Projected outcomes
Goal

Performance measures
1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Theme II & III—Science and Technology; Resource and Asset Management
Build community capacity
to achieve and sustain
economic growth.

Number of research and
technical assistance results published or presented nationally each
year

5

5

1998 actual

Identification code 13–4406–0–3–452

5

1999 est.

2000 est.

Cumulative balance of direct loans outstanding:
Outstanding, start of year .............................................
58
54
48
Repayments: Repayments and prepayments .................
¥6
¥5
¥5
Write-offs for default:
1263
Direct loans ............................................................... ...................
¥1
¥1
1264
Other adjustments, net .............................................
2 ................... ...................
1210
1251

1290

Outstanding, end of year ..........................................

54

48

42

* Estimates reflect the long-term outcomes resulting from appropriations in the above fiscal years.

A more detailed presentation of goals, performance measures and targets is found in the Commerce Annual Performance Plan.

Status of Guaranteed Loans (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–4406–0–3–452

1999 est.

2000 est.

2210
2251
2264

Identification code 13–2050–0–1–452

41.0
99.0
99.9

Direct obligations: Grants, subsidies, and contributions ...........................................................................
Reimbursable obligations: Subtotal, reimbursable obligations .......................................................................
Total new obligations ................................................

1998 actual

391

1999 est.

404

12
403

2000 est.

364

405

Outstanding, end of year ..........................................

13

12

11

Memorandum:
Guaranteed amount of guaranteed loans outstanding,
end of year ................................................................

12

11

10

364

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING FUND LIQUIDATING ACCOUNT
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

2290

1 ...................

Public enterprise funds:

Identification code 13–4406–0–3–452

Cumulative balance of guaranteed loans outstanding:
Outstanding, start of year .............................................
Repayments and prepayments ......................................
Adjustments: Other adjustments, net ...........................

2299

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

1999 est.

2000 est.

00.01
00.02

Obligations by program activity:
Interest expense .............................................................
Defaults and care and protection of collateral ............

3
2

3
2

3
2

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

5

5

15
13
12
¥1
¥1
¥1
¥1 ................... ...................

As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990,
this account records, for these programs, all cash flows to
and from the Government resulting from direct loans obligated and loan guarantees committed prior to 1992. This includes interest loans outstanding; principal repayments from
loans made under the Area Redevelopment Act, the Public
Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, and the Trade
Act of 1974; and proceeds from the sale of collateral are
deposited in this fund.
No new loan or guarantee activity is proposed for 2000.

5

Statement of Operations (in millions of dollars)
Budgetary resources available for obligation:
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................
22.10 Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................
23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

4

5

5

1 ................... ...................
5
¥5

5
¥5

5
¥5

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
41.00
Transferred to other accounts ...................................

¥4 ................... ...................

43.00

¥4 ................... ...................

68.00
70.00

Appropriation (total) .............................................
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.45 Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................
Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources ..................................................................

89.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................

1997 actual

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

0101
0102

Revenue ...................................................
Expense ....................................................

3
–2

2
–2

2
–2

2
–2

0109

Net income or loss (–) ............................

1

..................

..................

..................

1999 est.

2000 est.

Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4406–0–3–452

ASSETS:
Federal assets: Fund balances with
Treasury ...............................................
Net value of assets related to pre–1992
direct loans receivable and acquired defaulted guaranteed loans
receivable:
1601
Direct loans, gross ..............................
1603
Allowance for estimated uncollectible
loans and interest (–) ....................
1604
Direct loans and interest receivable,
net ..................................................

1997 actual

1998 actual

6

4

4

4

57

52

48

42

–7

–5

–5

–5

50

47

43

37

50

47

43

37

56

51

47

41

3

3

3

3

1101

8

5

5

4

5

5

72.40

86.98

Identification code 13–4406–0–3–452

6
4
4
5
5
5
¥6
¥4
¥4
¥1 ................... ...................
4

4

4

6

4

4

1699

Value of assets related to direct
loans ..........................................

1999

Total assets ........................................
LIABILITIES:
2102 Federal liabilities: Interest payable ........
2999

¥5

¥5

¥4 ................... ...................

3

3

3

3

53

49

45

38

3999

¥8

Total liabilities ....................................
NET POSITION:
3100 Appropriated capital ................................
Total net position ................................

53

49

45

38

4999

Total liabilities and net position ............

56

52

48

41

BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Federal Funds

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

new construction, residential alterations and repairs, and quarterly
price indexes for new single-family houses.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–4406–0–3–452

1999 est.

2000 est.

25.2
43.0

Other services ................................................................
Interest and dividends ...................................................

2
3

2
3

2
3

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

5

5

5

BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Federal Funds
General and special funds:
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES

For expenses necessary for collecting, compiling, analyzing, preparing, and publishing statistics, provided for by law, ø$136,147,000¿
$156,944,000. (13 U.S.C. 4, 6, 8(b), 12, 61–63, 181, 182, 301–307,
401; 15 U.S.C. 1516, 4901 et seq.; 19 U.S.C. 1484(e), 2354, 2393;
44 U.S.C. 1343; Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105–277, section
101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0401–0–1–376

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
Current economic statistics:
00.01
Current economic statistics ..................................
00.02
Current demographic statistics ............................
00.03
Survey development and data services ................
10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

22.00
23.95
23.98

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance expiring ........................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

86
58
3

93
60
3

100
63
4

147

156

167

147
156
167
¥147
¥156
¥167
¥1 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
137
42.00
Transferred from other accounts .............................. ...................

136
157
10 ...................

43.00

137

146

157

60.00

Appropriation (total) .............................................
Permanent:
Appropriation .............................................................

10

10

10

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

147

156

167

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.40 Adjustments in expired accounts ..................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................
72.40

69
10
39
147
156
167
¥203
¥127
¥152
¥2 ................... ...................
10

197

39

54

86.90
86.93
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

203

127

152

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

147
203

156
127

167
152

137
118
123
57
8
29
9 ................... ...................

The activities of this appropriation provide for the collection, compilation, and publication of a broad range of current
economic, demographic, and social statistics.
Current economic statistics.—The business statistics program provides current information on sales and related measures of retail and wholesale trade and selected service industries.
Construction statistics reports are provided on significant construction activity such as housing permits and starts, value of

Manufacturing statistics survey key industrial commodities and manufacturing activities, providing current statistics on the quantity and value of industrial output.
General economic statistics provide a Standard Statistical
Establishment List (SSEL) of all U.S. business firms and
their establishments, uniform classification data based on
the North American Industry Classification System
(NAICS), annual county business data, and corporate financial data. In addition, the 2000 program will maintain the
Gross Domestic Product estimate.
Foreign trade statistics provide for publication of monthly, cumulative, and annual reports on the quantity, shipping weight, and dollar value of imports and exports, by
mode of transportation, detailed commodity category, customs districts, and country of origin or destination. This
program covers the Census Bureau responsibilities under
the Trade Act of 1974.
Government statistics reports provide information on the
revenue, expenditures, indebtedness and debt transactions,
financial assets, employment, and payrolls of State and
local governments. The Census Bureau provides quarterly
information on State and local tax revenue on the national
level by type of tax and governmental level, and provides
information on financial assistance programs of the Federal
government.
Current demographic statistics.—Household surveys provide information on the number, geographic distribution,
and the social and economic characteristics of the population. In addition, the demographic statistics program will
continue to improve the poverty measurement.
The Census Bureau compiles housing statistics on the Nation’s housing inventory and provides national and regional
estimates of housing vacancy rates. Population and housing
analyses provide current demographic reports on the geographic distribution and on the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the population, as well as current
estimates and future projections of the population of the
United States, and special analyses of demographic, social
and economic trends. International statistics provide estimates of population, labor force, and economic activity, including spatial distribution, and analyses concerning aspects of
demographic policies, economic policies, and trends for various
countries.
Survey development and data services.—The Statistical
Abstract that the Census Bureau prepares annually summarizes Government and private statistics of the industrial,
social, political, and economic activities of the United
States. The Bureau conducts general research on survey
methods and techniques to find ways of improving the efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness of statistical programs.
Data systems development provides advanced data capture,
data processing, and information retrieval technology to
meet Census Bureau program requirements.
Survey of Program Dynamics.—The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 required that the
Survey of Income and Program Participation be expanded
to evaluate the impact of welfare reforms made by that
Act. The Survey of Program Dynamics will collect data necessary to determine the impact of these provisions. $10
million per year for 7 years (1996–2002) was made available
for this study.
Performance measures.—Activities under the Salaries and
Expenses account support two strategic themes of the Department of Commerce: ‘‘Economic Infrastructure’’ and ‘‘Science,
Technology, and Information.’’ The goals supported under
each theme, respectively, are to provide quality data and to
provide timely and relevant data.

198

BUREAU OF THE CENSUS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES—Continued

A more detailed presentation of the goals, performance
measures, and targets is found in the Commerce Annual Performance Plan.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0401–0–1–376

11.1
11.3
11.5
11.9
12.1
21.0
22.0
23.1
23.3
24.0
25.1
25.2
25.3
25.4
25.5
25.7
26.0
31.0
99.9

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other than full-time permanent ...............................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

72
9
3

1999 est.

74
16
1

2000 est.

80
16
1

Total personnel compensation ..............................
84
91
97
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
18
21
24
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
5
6
6
Transportation of things ................................................
1 ................... ...................
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
7
7
7
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
3
3
3
Printing and reproduction ..............................................
1
1
1
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
4
6
5
Other services ................................................................
3
5
5
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ....................................................................
5
5
8
Operation and maintenance of facilities ......................
1
1
1
Research and development contracts ...........................
1
1
1
Operation and maintenance of equipment ................... ................... ...................
1
Supplies and materials .................................................
6
4
3
Equipment ......................................................................
8
5
5
Total new obligations ................................................

147

156

167

Personnel Summary
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0401–0–1–376

1001

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

PERIODIC CENSUSES

AND

2,013

1999 est.

2,083

2000 est.

2,233

PROGRAMS

For expenses necessary to conduct the decennial census,
ø$1,026,936,000¿ $2,789,545,000 to remain available until expendedø:
Provided, That, of this amount, not less than $75,000,000 shall be
for the following activities: (1) $23,000,000 for additional staffing
requirements for local field offices; (2) $17,000,000 for additional promotion, outreach, and marketing activities; and (3) $35,000,000 for
additional costs associated with modifications to decennial census
questionnaires¿.
øIn addition, for necessary expenses of the Census Monitoring
Board as authorized by section 210 of Public Law 105–119,
$4,000,000, to remain available until expended.¿
In addition, for expenses to collect and publish statistics for other
periodic censuses and programs provided for by law, ø$155,966,000¿
$125,209,000, to remain available until expended. (13 U.S.C. 4, 6,
12, 131, 141, 161, 181, 191; 15 U.S.C. 1516; 42 U.S.C. 1973aa–
5; Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
1999, as included in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0450–0–1–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Economic statistics programs:
00.01
Economic censuses ...................................................
00.02
Census of governments .............................................
Demographic statistics programs:
00.06
Intercensal demographic estimates ..........................
00.08
2000 Decennial census .............................................
00.09 Continuous measurement ..............................................
00.10 Demographic surveys sample redesign .........................
00.11 Electronic information collection ...................................
00.12 Geographic support ........................................................
00.13 Data processing .............................................................

5
386
17
4
6
43
24

5
5
1,048
2,830
20 ...................
5
5
8
8
43
34
25
23

10.00

550

1,212

Total new obligations ................................................

62
3

54
4

46
4

2,955

21.40
22.00
22.10
23.90
23.95
24.40

40.00
41.00
42.00
43.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................
Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

1
552
3

6 ...................
1,194
2,915
12

40

556
1,212
2,955
¥550
¥1,212
¥2,955
6 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................
556
Transferred to other accounts .......................................
¥4
Transferred from other accounts ................................... ...................

1,187
2,915
¥4 ...................
11 ...................

Appropriation (total) ..................................................

552

1,194

2,915

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.45 Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

48
550
¥425
¥3

170
1,212
¥1,118
¥12

252
2,955
¥2,694
¥40

170

252

473

72.40

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

377
48

946
173

2,449
246

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

425

1,118

2,694

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

552
425

1,194
1,118

2,915
2,694

This appropriation funds legislatively mandated economic
and periodic demographic censuses and other authorized activities.
Economic statistics programs.—
Economic censuses.—The economic censuses provide data
on manufactures, mining, retail and wholesale trade and
service industries, construction, and transportation. The
censuses are taken every fifth year, covering calendar years
ending in two and seven. 2000 is the sixth and last year
in the six year cycle of the 1997 Economic Census. The
Bureau will publish and disseminate data collected and
processed the previous two years. 2000 is also the first
year in the 2002 Economic Census cycle, and planning for
that census will begin.
Census of governments.—This census collects State and
local government data on taxes, tax valuations, governmental receipts, expenditures, indebtedness, and number
of employees. This census is taken every fifth year for calendar years ending in two and seven. 2000 is the first
year in the five-year cycle of the 2002 Census of governments. The focus for 2000 is planning for the census.
Demographic statistics programs.—
Intercensal demographic estimates.—This program develops updated population estimates in years between decennial censuses, for States, counties, metropolitan areas and
urban places; and, prepares a variety of data to meet diverse legislative needs.
Decennial census.—2000 is the critical year in which the
Bureau will launch Census 2000. Many years of planning
and preparation and over a billion dollars have been invested in Census 2000 and will, in 2000, culminate in a
sophisticated, highly interdependent and massive mobilization. At the funding level requested, the Bureau will use
the sampling methodology to conduct the most accurate
census ever.
In the Spring of 2000, every American household will
receive a census questionnaire designed to reduce respondent burden while continuing to capture the vital information needed to formulate national and local policy. After
the questionnaires are delivered, the major data collection

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(i.e., enumeration) activities for Census 2000 will occur between April and September. Throughout the data collection
phase, there will be a parallel data processing phase where
the information will be entered into the computer and
checked. Conducting enumeration and data processing activities simultaneously is efficient and effective in that it
will identify areas where information is missing or incomplete while the data collection infrastructure is still mobilized and able to contact specific households to collect missing or incomplete information. The enumeration will include
the use of well established statistical sampling techniques
that will enable the Bureau to conduct the most cost effective and accurate census ever. Once data collection is complete, data processing will continue to assure the accuracy
of the census results. Funding is included to collect American Community Survey national sample data for
benchmarking against Census 2000 results, which is vital
for elimination of the long form from the 2010 Decennial
Census. Other 2000 activities will include continued implementation of Census 2000 public outreach and marketing
efforts, collecting data on populations living in nontraditional households, and ensuring that the American public
has multiple ways to respond to Census 2000.
Demographic Surveys Sample Redesign.—This program provides for revisions to all of the monthly, quarterly and annual
household survey samples to conform to the redistribution
of population measured in the decennial census. This is done
to update the accuracy of the ongoing surveys.
Electronic Information Collection (EIC).—EIC is the Bureau’s program to transform the Bureau’s business processes—the collection, processing, and dissemination of information. Making the greatest possible use of automation and
telecommunications, EIC seeks to provide the tools and systems to deliver to our customers accurate information quickly
and efficiently, with as little burden as possible on those
who provide the data to the Bureau.
Geographic support.—The activity’s goal is to determine the
correct location of every business establishment, farm, and
residence in the U.S. and its territories. The activity’s major
components include the Topologically Integrated Geographic
Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) data base and the Master
Address File (MAF). TIGER provides maps and other geographic information; MAF provides residential addresses for
the Nation. TIGER and MAF are important because they
provide essential information and products for conducting
many of the Bureau’s programs.
Data processing systems.—This activity provides for the purchasing or renting of hardware and software needed for the
Bureau’s general purpose computing facilities.
Performance measures.—Activities under the Periodic Censuses and Programs account support two strategic themes
of the Department of Commerce: ‘‘Economic Infrastructure’’
and ‘‘Science, Technology, and Information.’’ The goals supported under each theme, respectively are to provide quality
data, and to provide timely and relevant data.
Below are selected performance goals for the Bureau.

Goal

Provide quality data
Decennial

199

% of household surveys
with initial response
rates >90%***

NA

Meet all principal economic indicator published release dates
on time

100% on time

>4 (5 point scale)

Reduce time between
data collection and
data release for selected household surveys

5% annual decrease

Qualitative customer
evaluation

Demographic

100% on time

Customer satisfaction
ranking****

Economic

Meet all Census 2000
published data release milestones on
time
Qualitative independent
evaluations

Provide timely and
relevant data
Decennial

100%

NA

* Assumes the use of sampling for non-response and the integrated coverage measurement survey (ICM).
** Reliability: A series of statistical measurements that define the precision of a survey;
e.g., standard error, coefficient of variation, and sample design effect.
*** Excludes household expenditure surveys.
**** This is a Bureau of Economic Analysis measure that is affected by the performance
of Census economic programs.

A more detailed presentation of the goals, performance
measures, and targets is found in the Commerce Annual Performance Plan.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0450–0–1–376

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other than full-time permanent ...............................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

2000 est.

Net population
undercount

Target for 2000

121
53
8

149
309
5

168
1,462
2

182
38
18
2
12
3
20
9
99
61

463
97
59
3
15
51
14
154
136
95

1,632
183
150
22
15
101
271
15
19
371

25.4
25.5
25.7
25.8
26.0
31.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Transportation of things ................................................
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
Rental payments to others ............................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Printing and reproduction ..............................................
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
Other services ................................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ....................................................................
Operation and maintenance of facilities ......................
Research and development contracts ...........................
Operation and maintenance of equipment ...................
Subsistence and support of persons .............................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................

99.9

Measure

11.1
11.3
11.5

1999 est.

Total new obligations ................................................

550

11.9
12.1
21.0
22.0
23.1
23.2
23.3
24.0
25.1
25.2
25.3

0.1%* (1.6–1.8% for
Decennial in
1990)

18
42
33
4
3
7
8
15
8
9
5
1
3 ................... ...................
14
21
21
50
39
106
1,212

2,955

Personnel Summary

Economic

Accuracy score

TBD

Identification code 13–0450–0–1–376

Demographic

% of household surveys
attaining 100% of reliability
specifications**

100%

1001

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

1998 actual

5,591

1999 est.

14,460

2000 est.

59,051

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BUREAU OF THE CENSUS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued

Personnel Summary

CENSUS WORKING CAPITAL FUND

2001

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4512–0–4–376

1998 actual

1998 actual

Identification code 13–4512–0–4–376

1999 est.

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

2,509

1999 est.

2000 est.

2,924

2,924

2000 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Reimbursable program:
09.01
Current economic statistics ......................................
09.02
Current demographic statistics ................................
09.03
Other ..........................................................................

40
127
5

33
144
16

136
29
20

10.00

172

193

185

Total obligations ........................................................

ECONOMIC AND INFORMATION
INFRASTRUCTURE
ECONOMIC AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Federal Funds

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
21.40 Unobligated balance available, start of year ............... ...................
8 ...................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................
180
185
185
22.10 Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................
1 ................... ...................
23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

68.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Spending authority from offsetting collections (gross):
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.45 Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

181
193
185
¥172
¥193
¥185
8 ................... ...................

180

185

General and special funds:
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES

For necessary expenses, as authorized by law, of economic and
statistical analysis programs of the Department of Commerce,
ø$48,490,000¿ $55,123,000, to remain available until September 30,
ø2000¿ 2001. (15 U.S.C. 171 et seq., 1501 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 286f,
3101 et seq.; Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105–277, section
101(b).)

185

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–1500–0–1–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

72.40

32
109
117
172
193
185
¥95
¥185
¥185
¥1 ................... ...................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

89.00
90.00

¥180

185

¥185

¥185

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

11.1
11.3
11.5
11.9
12.1
21.0
22.0
23.1
23.2
23.3
24.0
25.1
25.2
25.3
25.4
25.5
25.7
26.0
31.0
99.9

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other than full-time permanent ...............................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

84
17
3

172

49

52

57

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

1
49

2 ...................
50
57

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
Permanent:
68.00
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

50
52
57
¥49
¥52
¥57
2 ................... ...................

47

48

55

2

2

2

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

49

50

57

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

5
49
¥48

6
52
¥52

6
57
¥57

6

6

6

70.00

72.40

1999 est.

68
32
2

2000 est.

90
11
2

Total personnel compensation ..............................
104
102
103
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
24
21
20
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
10
13
13
Transportation of things ................................................
1
1
1
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
8
8
8
Rental payments to others ............................................ ...................
2 ...................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
1
3
5
Printing and reproduction ..............................................
2
3
4
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
4
4
2
Other services ................................................................
7
16
6
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ....................................................................
5
6
7
Operation and maintenance of facilities ......................
1
1
2
Research and development contracts ........................... ................... ...................
1
Operation and maintenance of equipment ................... ...................
1 ...................
Supplies and materials .................................................
1
5
5
Equipment ......................................................................
4
7
8
Total new obligations ................................................

Total new obligations ................................................

185

The Working Capital Fund finances, on a reimbursable
basis, functions within the Bureau of the Census which are
more efficiently and economically performed on a centralized
basis. The fund also finances reimbursable work that the
Bureau performs for other public and private entities.

1998 actual

49
6
2

117

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
¥85 ................... ...................

Identification code 13–4512–0–4–376

44
6
2

21.40
22.00

95

117

42
5
2

10.00
Outlays (gross), detail:
86.97 Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

109

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
00.01
Bureau of Economic Analysis ....................................
00.02
Policy support ............................................................
09.01 Reimbursable program ..................................................

193

185

86.90
86.93
86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

41
5
2

42
8
2

48
6
2

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

48

52

57

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Reimbursable
projects .................................................................

¥2

¥2

¥2

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

47
46

48
50

55
55

89.00
90.00

Bureau of Economic Analysis.—The Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), a principal Federal statistical agency, provides the most comprehensive statistical picture available of

ECONOMIC AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

U.S. economic activity. It prepares, develops, and interprets
the national, international, and regional economic accounts
of the United States. These accounts provide key information
on economic growth, regional development, and the Nation’s
position in the world economy.
BEA’s statistics are used in formulating and evaluating
national economic policy, in planning and formulating Federal
budgets, and in allocating over $110 billion in Federal funds
annually. They are used by State and local governments for
a variety of planning and analytical activities. Because they
can have a major impact on interest rates, exchange rates,
and cost-of-living adjustments, they are also of vital interest
to businesses for market analysis and decisionmaking, and
to households for financial planning.
To prepare the accounts, BEA assembles thousands of
monthly, quarterly, and annual economic data series—ranging
from national level retail sales to county level wages and
salaries—produced largely by other government agencies and
trade sources—and combines them into consistent and comprehensive sets of accounts.
National economic accounts.—The national accounts are
a system of economic accounts that detail the relationship
between production and the incomes generated in production and trace the principal economic flows among the
major sectors and industries of the economy. They are best
known by summary measures such as gross domestic product (GDP), corporate profits, and personal saving. In addition, they provide information on the U.S. capital stock
by type and industry; GDP-by-industry; and, through the
input-output accounts, information on how industries interact—providing inputs to, and taking outputs from, each
other to produce GDP. The national accounts statistics are
regarded as the mainstay of macroeconomic analysis.
International economic accounts.—The international
transactions accounts are a system of economic accounts
that provide information on international transactions in
goods, services, investment income, and government and
private financial flows. They are best known by summary
measures such as the balance of payments and the balance
on goods and services. In addition, the accounts provide
information on the U.S. international investment position,
which measures the value of U.S. international assets and
liabilities and changes in those values. The international
transactions accounts and the international investment position are critical statistical tools used in formulating and
evaluating international economic policy. BEA’s data on direct investment—the most detailed data set on the operations of multinational companies available among the
major industrialized nations of the world—are used to assess the vital role these companies play in the global economy.
Regional economic accounts.—The regional accounts are
consistent with the national accounts and provide data on
total and per capita personal income by region, State, metropolitan area, and county, and on gross State product.
The regional accounts statistics are essential for State government revenue forecasting, the allocation of Federal funds
to the States, and for private sector investment decisions.
Analysis and dissemination of data on economic trends.—
This work consists of the analysis of BEA data on the current
economic situation, the publication of the Survey of Current
Business and other BEA publications, the electronic dissemination of data, and the provision of BEA information to customers.
Implementing BEA’s Strategic Plan.—The dynamic economy
of the 1990’s, with its dramatic growth in information technology and services, has changed so rapidly that our data
system has been unable to keep pace. Evidence of the serious
gaps in our knowledge of how the economy is performing
is the statistical discrepancy, which is the difference between

201

GDP as measured by the final expenditures for goods and
services produced by the U.S. economy and GDP as measured
by the costs incurred and incomes earned in the production
of those goods and services (gross domestic income). In theory,
these measures should be equal, but in recent years, the
divergence between them has grown significantly. In 2000,
BEA will focus on improving its economic accounts by expanding and improving the coverage of hard-to-measure services,
such as banking and other financial services, and of rapidly
changing economic activities, such as investment in software.
Also, BEA will further improve its measures of the Nation’s
capital stock and will work toward implementing improved
price indexes.
Improving information technology.—Although BEA has
made progress in building its critically needed new information technology architecture, the actual re-engineering of systems is still underway. In 2000, BEA will continue to reengineer work processes on the local area network (LAN)
to take full advantage of the efficiencies of the new microcomputer environment. The new LAN and the re-engineered
systems will improve the accuracy, reliability, and timeliness
of BEA’s data and will improve accessibility of the data to
customers.
Policy support.—The Economics and Statistics Administration’s headquarters operation advises the Secretary of Commerce and other Government officials on matters related to
economic developments and forecasts, and the development
of options and positions relating to both macroeconomic and
microeconomic policy.
Reimbursable.—ESA provides economic and statistical data
and analyses on a reimbursable and advance payment basis
to other Federal agencies, individuals, and firms requesting
such information. Funds received for these services cover the
cost of performing this work.
Activities under Economic and Statistical Analysis support
two themes of the Commerce Strategic Plan:
Performance measures.—
Theme 1: To build for the future and promote U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace by strengthening and safeguarding the Nation’s economic infrastructure.
Goal: Provide quality data

1998 actual

Performance measure:
Accuracy score (as determined by comprehensive evaluation
system) ...............................................................................

N/A

1999 est.

2000 est.

85

>85

Theme 2: To keep America competitive with cutting-edge
science and technology and a world-class information base
Goal: Provide timely and relevant data
Performance measures:
Studies and analyses of economic activity in U.S. ...............
Mean customer satisfaction rating (on a scale of 1 to
5) ........................................................................................
Percent of scheduled releases issued on time ......................

124

124

124

N/A
100

>4
100

>4
100

A more detailed presentation of goals, performance measures, and targets is found in the Commerce 2000 Annual
Performance Plan.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–1500–0–1–376

11.1
11.3
11.9
12.1
23.1
23.3
25.1
25.2

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other than full-time permanent ...........................
Total personnel compensation .........................
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Advisory and assistance services .............................
Other services ............................................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

25
1

28
1

29
1

26
5
5

29
5
5

30
6
5

1
1
2

1
1
2

1
1
3

202

ECONOMIC AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued
SALARIES

AND

Performance measures.—

EXPENSES—Continued

Theme 2: Keep America competitive with cutting-edge
science, technology, and a world-class information base.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)—Continued
1998 actual

Identification code 13–1500–0–1–376

25.3

1999 est.

Goal: Provide information on economic events and the
workings of the economy.

2000 est.

1998 actual

26.0
31.0

Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
Supplies and materials .............................................
Equipment .................................................................

5
1
1

5
1
1

6
1
2

99.0
99.0
99.5

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

47
1
1

50
1
1

55
1
1

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

49

52

57

Performance measure:
STAT–USA Internet subscriptions .......................................

Identification code 13–1500–0–1–376

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

2000 est.

5,161

6,161

A more detailed presentation of STAT–USA’s goal, objective,
and performance measures is found in the Commerce Strategic Plan.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–4323–0–3–376

Personnel Summary

4,161

1999 est.

1999 est.

2000 est.

1999 est.

11.1
25.2
31.0

2000 est.

1001

453

484

517

15

18

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
2
2
Other services ................................................................
1
2
Equipment ...................................................................... ................... ...................

2
2
1

99.0
99.5

Subtotal, reimbursable obligations ......................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

3
1

4
2

5
1

99.9

1998 actual

Total new obligations ................................................

4

6

6

18

Personnel Summary
1998 actual

Identification code 13–4323–0–3–376

ECONOMICS

AND

STATISTICS ADMINISTRATION REVOLVING FUND

2001

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4323–0–3–376

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total new obligations ....................................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

24

1999 est.

2000 est.

35

35

2000 est.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION
4

6

6

Federal Funds
Budgetary resources available for obligation:
21.40 Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................

2
4

2
6

2
6

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

6
¥4
2

8
¥6
2

8
¥6
2

68.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Spending authority from offsetting collections (gross):
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

4

6

6

2
4
¥4

2
6
¥6

2
6
¥6

2

2

2

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

4

6

6

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources .....................................................
88.40
Subscription and fee sales ...................................

¥2
¥2

¥2
¥4

¥2
¥4

88.90

¥4

¥6

¥6

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................
72.40

86.97

89.00
90.00

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ................... ................... ...................

Revolving Fund.—The Economics and Statistics Administration operates this revolving fund for the payment of all expenses incurred in the electronic dissemination of data, including the acquisition and public sale of domestic, Federallyfunded and foreign business, trade, and economic information
products.
The measures below reflect the level of activity of the Economics and Statistics Administration’s Revolving Fund.

General and special funds:
OPERATIONS

AND

ADMINISTRATION

For necessary expenses for international trade activities of the Department of Commerce provided for by law, and engaging in trade
promotional activities abroad, including expenses of grants and cooperative agreements for the purpose of promoting exports of United
States firms, without regard to 44 U.S.C. 3702 and 3703; full medical
coverage for dependent members of immediate families of employees
stationed overseas and employees temporarily posted overseas; travel
and transportation of employees of the United States and Foreign
Commercial Service between two points abroad, without regard to
49 U.S.C. 1517; employment of Americans and aliens by contract
for services; rental of space abroad for periods not exceeding ten
years, and expenses of alteration, repair, or improvement; purchase
or construction of temporary demountable exhibition structures for
use abroad; payment of tort claims, in the manner authorized in
the first paragraph of 28 U.S.C. 2672 when such claims arise in
foreign countries; not to exceed $327,000 for official representation
expenses abroad; purchase of passenger motor vehicles for official
use abroad, not to exceed $30,000 per vehicle; obtain insurance on
official motor vehicles; and rent tie lines and teletype equipment,
ø$286,264,000¿ $308,431,000, to remain available until expended, of
which ø$1,600,000¿ $3,000,000 is to be derived from fees to be retained and used by the International Trade Administration, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302: øProvided, That of the $302,757,000 provided for in direct obligations (of which $284,664,000 is appropriated
from the General Fund, $1,600,000 is derived from fee collections,
and $16,493,000 is derived from unobligated balances and
deobligations from prior years), $59,280,000 shall be for Trade Development, $17,779,000 shall be for Market Access and Compliance,
$31,047,000 shall be for the Import Administration, $182,736,000
shall be for the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, and
$11,915,000 shall be for Executive Direction and Administration:¿
Provided ƒfurther≈, That the provisions of the first sentence of section
105(f) and all of section 108(c) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2455(f) and 2458(c)) shall
apply in carrying out these activities without regard to section 5412
of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C.
4912); and that for the purpose of this Act, contributions under the
provisions of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act

INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
shall include payment for assessments for services provided as part
of these activities. (15 U.S.C. 637(e), 649, 1501 et seq., 1871, 4001
et seq., 4011 et seq.; 19 U.S.C. 81a et seq., 1202nt., 1303, 1671 et
seq., 1673 et seq., 1862, 2031, 2155, 2354, 2411 et seq.; 22 U.S.C.
801 et seq., 2451 et seq., 2651 et seq., 3101 et seq.; 40 U.S.C. 512,
42 U.S.C. 300j; 50 U.S.C. 98–98h, 401 et seq., 2061 et seq., 2401
et seq.; Public Law 99–64; Department of Commerce and Related
Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105–
277, section 101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–1250–0–1–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
00.01
Trade development ....................................................
00.02
Market access and compliance ................................
00.03
Import administration ...............................................
00.04
U.S. and foreign commercial services ......................
00.05
Administration and executive direction ....................

59
22
29
190
11

60
25
31
182
13

50
23
33
183
16

01.00
09.01

Total direct program .................................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

311
15

311
28

305
29

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

326

339

334

21.40
22.00
22.22

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
26
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
316
Unobligated balance transferred from other accounts ...................

16 ...................
313
334
10 ...................

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

342
339
334
¥326
¥339
¥334
16 ................... ...................

40.00
42.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
Appropriation .............................................................
Transferred from other accounts ..............................

283
285
305
16 ................... ...................

43.00

Appropriation (total) .............................................
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

299

285

305

17

28

29

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

316

313

334

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year:
72.40
Obligated balance, start of year ...............................
72.95
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................

77

83

121

4

4

4

Total unpaid obligations, start of year ................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Unpaid obligations, end of year:
Obligated balance, end of year ................................
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................

81
326
¥320

87
339
¥301

125
334
¥324

83

121

130

4

4

4

74.99

Total unpaid obligations, end of year ..................

87

125

134

86.90
86.93
86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

223
80
17

200
73
28

214
81
29

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

320

301

324

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources ..................................................................

¥17

¥28

¥29

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

299
303

285
273

305
295

68.00
70.00

72.99
73.10
73.20
74.40
74.95

89.00
90.00

The activities of the International Trade Administration in
the Department of Commerce are intended to develop the
export potential of U.S. firms in a manner consistent with
national security and foreign and economic policy and to promote an improved trade posture for U.S. industry.

203

Working as a key part of the Government-wide Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, the International Trade Administration (ITA) will accomplish this objective by achieving
program success within four Secretarial Initiatives.
Statistical Infrastructure.—ITA will provide American businesses, governmental units and the general public with statistical information necessary to improve their ability to export.
In 2000, ITA will expand its trade statistics effort by
strengthening tourism industry statistics.
Broadening Trade.—ITA will increase its efforts to assist
U.S. firms to become exporters, aid exporters in entering new
markets or increase exports in established markets, protect
U.S. firms from unfair foreign competition, and to ensure
that U.S. firms reap the benefits of international trade agreements. In 2000, ITA will: further aid U.S. firms to enter
key Emerging Markets such as Africa and Latin America;
expand the presence of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service offices in the Asia/Pacific region; enforce aggressively the Nation’s trade compliance agreements, enhance
market access programs, with emphasis on implementing the
Uruguay Round Agreements Act and defending U.S. AD/CVD
decisions when challenged through the WTO dispute settlement process by foreign interests; improve efforts in the area
of worldwide standards development; and enhance efforts in
trade education and outreach.
Digital Department.—Efforts within this Secretarial Initiative include automation of information and services for exporters and potential exporters and expansion of electronic commerce. In 2000 ITA will greatly expand its use of electronic
commerce methodologies to improve service delivery and better assist small and medium-sized firms to use electronic
commerce to increase exports. Additionally, ITA will assist
exporters by bringing U.S. Government’s tariff/taxes and customs information services for exporters up-to-date and on par
with those offered by the European Commission to European
exporters.
Clean Financial Audits.—ITA will continue to move forward
in its efforts to attain a clean financial audit. In 2000, ITA
intends to be fully up and running on new personal property
inventory and accounting systems which will greatly enhance
its ability to obtain an unqualified opinion.
These four initiatives will be accomplished within the five
major subdivisions of ITA and through a reimbursable program as follows:
Trade Development.—The trade development program assesses the competitiveness of various U.S. industries and performs trade and investment analyses; works with manufacturing and service industry associations and firms to identify
and to capitalize on trade opportunities and to pinpoint and
to overcome obstacles to increased U.S. exports; articulates
U.S. industries’ needs, interests and concerns to American
negotiators of international trade agreements and assists in
the preparation and implementation of negotiating strategies;
and conducts export promotion programs directed toward industry sectors. Increased emphasis will be placed on sectorspecific initiatives to improve market access, ensure compliance with international trade agreements, and improve trade
statistics.
Market Access and Compliance.—The Market Access and
Compliance Unit (MAC) is the U.S. Government’s front-line
offensive team working to unlock foreign markets for American goods and services country-by-country and region-by-region. MAC concentrates on market access issues and the development of strategies to overcome market access obstacles
faced by U.S. businesses. MAC maintains in-depth knowledge
of the trade policies of our trading partners. It monitors foreign country compliance with numerous multilateral and bilateral trade-related agreements, identifying compliance problems and other market access obstacles. MAC’s specialists
work with other Government agencies to address barriers rap-

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued
OPERATIONS

AND

A more detailed presentation of goals, performance measures and targets can be found in the Commerce Annual Performance Plan.

ADMINISTRATION—Continued

idly, and to ensure that U.S. firms know how to use the
market opening agreements. It provides information on foreign trade and business practices to U.S. firms and works
to find opportunities and to develop market strategies in traditional markets and in the emerging markets. MAC’s objective is to develop and to update continuously current and
long-term market access strategies, including developing the
information needed to conduct trade negotiations to open markets. MAC’s specialists work hand-in-hand with U.S. business,
trade associations and other business organizations, Commerce’s industry and technical specialists, and the U.S. Commercial Service’s domestic and overseas offices. This unit will
continue to provide support for the operation of the North
American Free Trade Agreement.
Import Administration.—Import Administration investigates antidumping and countervailing duty cases to ensure
compliance with applicable U.S. statutes and administers certain other statutory programs relating to imports and foreign
trade zones.
U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service.—The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service counsels U.S. businesses on exporting through offices in the United States and overseas countries. The program’s goals are to increase the number of U.S.
firms that export and the number of foreign markets to which
they export; to provide export market information; to promote
and facilitate participation of U.S. firms in trade shows; and
to encourage and sponsor additional involvement by private,
State and local organizations.
Reimbursable program.—This account includes receipts for
services rendered to other Federal agencies and receipts received on a cost recovery basis from private entities for trade
events and export information services. ITA proposes to raise
fees to offset the costs associated with services and products
provided. In 1999, ITA conducted a study of its existing products and services. In 2000, ITA will improve existing products
and services to U.S. businesses. As a result, ITA will increase
reimbursable collections by $3 million in 2000.
Administration and Executive Direction.—Adminstration
and Executive Direction provide policy leadership and administration services for the other ITA subdivisions. Executive
Direction includes the Office of the Under Secretary for International Trade, the Deputy Under Secretary for International
Trade, and subordinate offices covering Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, Public Affairs, and the Trade Promotion
Coordinating Committee staff. Administration provides office
automation and information technology support systems,
human resources services, financial management services,
and general administrative assistance for the other ITA subdivisions.
Activities under the ITA account support the Economic Infrastructure Theme of the Commerce Strategic Plan:
1998 actual

1999 est.

Goals—Performance Measures:
Implement the President’s National Export Strategy in conjunction with the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC):
New to market firms ......................................................
49,042
45,919
Enforce U.S. trade laws and agreements to promote free
and fair trade:
Value of market openings .................................................. $500 million $800 million
Increase the number of small business exporters:
New to export firms ............................................................
25,430
25,260

2000 est.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–1250–0–1–376

11.1
11.3
11.5
11.8
11.9
12.1
13.0
21.0
22.0
23.1
23.2
23.3
24.0
25.1
25.2
25.3
26.0
31.0
41.0

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other than full-time permanent ...........................
Other personnel compensation .............................
Special personal services payments ....................

1999 est.

2000 est.

115
5
3
2

121
4
3
2

128
5
3
1

Total personnel compensation .........................
125
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
29
Benefits for former personnel ...................................
1
Travel and transportation of persons .......................
12
Transportation of things ...........................................
1
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
12
Rental payments to others ........................................
7
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
13
Printing and reproduction .........................................
2
Advisory and assistance services ............................. ...................
Other services ............................................................
44
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
35
Supplies and materials .............................................
4
Equipment .................................................................
7
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ........................
17

130
30
1
12
1
14
9

137
31
1
13
1
15
12

13
3
1
38

14
2
1
27

33
5
9
12

35
5
9
2

99.0
99.0
99.5

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

309
311
305
15
28
29
2 ................... ...................
326

339

334

Personnel Summary
Identification code 13–1250–0–1–376

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

2,095

2,283

2,383

20

30

30

FOREIGN SERVICE NATIONAL SEPARATION LIABILITY TRUST FUND

This fund is maintained to pay separation costs for Foreign
Service National employees of the Department of Commerce,
in those countries in which pay is legally authorized. The
fund, as authorized by section 151 of Public Law 102–138,
is maintained by annual Government contributions which are
appropriated in the Department’s operating accounts.
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–8344–0–7–602

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ............... ...................
11 ...................
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................
10 ................... ...................
22.21 Unobligated balance transferred to other accounts ...................
¥10 ...................

21.40
22.10

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

10
1 ...................
11 ................... ...................

73.20
73.45

Change in unpaid obligations:
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................

10 ................... ...................
¥10 ................... ...................

86.93
Strengthen and institutionalize trade promotion and advocacy efforts, placing special emphasis on Big Emerging Markets (BEMs):
Dollar value of gross exports supported through advocacy efforts .................................................................... $7.8 billion

23.90
24.40

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from current balances ......................................

¥10 ................... ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
¥10 ................... ...................

47,437

$1 billion
26,089

$10 billion $10.5 billion

EXPORT ADMINISTRATION
Federal Funds

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
70.00

Federal Funds
General and special funds:
AND

ADMINISTRATION

For necessary expenses for export administration and national security activities of the Department of Commerce, including costs associated with the performance of export administration field activities
both domestically and abroad; full medical coverage for dependent
members of immediate families of employees stationed overseas; employment of Americans and aliens by contract for services abroad;
ørental of space abroad for periods not exceeding ten years, and
expenses of alteration, repair, or improvement;¿ payment of tort
claims, in the manner authorized in the first paragraph of 28 U.S.C.
2672 when such claims arise in foreign countries; not to exceed
$15,000 for official representation expenses abroad; awards of compensation to informers under the Export Administration Act of 1979,
and as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 401(b); purchase of passenger motor
vehicles for official use and motor vehicles for law enforcement use
with special requirement vehicles eligible for purchase without regard
to any price limitation otherwise established by law, ø$52,331,000¿
$60,455,000, to remain available until expended, of which $1,877,000
shall be for inspections and other activities related to national security: Provided, That the provisions of the first sentence of section
105(f) and all of section 108(c) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2455(f) and 2458(c)) shall
apply in carrying out these activities: Provided further, That payments and contributions collected and accepted for materials or services provided as part of such activities may be retained for use in
covering the cost of such activities, and for providing information
to the public with respect to the export administration and national
security activities of the Department of Commerce and other export
control programs of the United States and other governmentsø: Provided further, That no funds may be obligated or expended for processing licenses for the export of satellites of United States origin
(including commercial satellites and satellite components) to the People’s Republic of China, unless, at least 15 days in advance, the
Committees on Appropriations of the House and the Senate and other
appropriate Committees of the Congress are notified of such proposed
action¿. (P.L. 105–85, sections 1211–1215; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 15
U.S.C. 1501 et seq.; 1531; 19 U.S.C. 1862; 22 U.S.C. 401(b), 2455(f),
2458(c), 3922, 6004–6005; 30 U.S.C. 185(s), 185(u), 42 U.S.C. 300j,
2139a, 5195, 6212, 43 U.S.C. 1354; 46 U.S.C. app. 466c, 50 U.S.C.
82, 98–98h, app. 468, app. 2061 et seq., app. 2401 et seq., app 2411;
Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
1999, as included in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0300–0–1–999

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
00.01
Management and policy coordination .......................
4
00.02
Export administration ................................................
19
00.03
Export enforcement ....................................................
23
00.04
Critical infrastructure ................................................ ...................

4
24
23
6

5
25
24
6

01.00
09.01

Total direct program .................................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

46
3

57
4

60
4

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

49

61

64

21.40
22.00
22.10

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................

4
47

4 ...................
56
64

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
Permanent:
68.00
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

2 ................... ...................
53
60
64
¥49
¥61
¥64
4 ................... ...................

44

52

60

3

4

4

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

47

56

64

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year:
72.40
Obligated balance, start of year ...............................
72.95
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................

EXPORT ADMINISTRATION

OPERATIONS

205

6

6

12

2

2 ...................

72.99
73.10
73.20
73.45
74.40
74.95

Total unpaid obligations, start of year ................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
Unpaid obligations, end of year:
Obligated balance, end of year ................................
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................

8
8
12
49
61
64
¥46
¥57
¥63
¥2 ................... ...................
6

12

13

2 ................... ...................

74.99

Total unpaid obligations, end of year ..................

8

12

13

86.90
86.93
86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

35
8
3

45
9
4

51
7
4

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

46

57

63

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources .....................................................
88.40
Non-Federal sources .............................................

¥2
¥1

¥3
¥1

¥3
¥1

88.90

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

¥3

¥4

¥4

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

44
43

52
53

60
59

The activities of the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA)
are designed to enforce U.S. export trade laws consistent with
national security, foreign policy, and short supply objectives.
The program strives to achieve a balance between the interests of U.S. exporters, the U.S. economy and U.S. national
security requirements.
Management and policy coordination.—The management
and policy coordination program controls the development,
analysis, coordination, and consolidation of policy initiatives
and responses within the BXA. Under BXA’s nonproliferation
and export control cooperation mission, BXA works directly
with government leaders in the Newly Independent States
(NIS) to develop effective controls on their strategic commodities and data.
An increase is being requested to replace the aging Export
Control Automated Support System (ECASS). A new system
is required to recognize the fact that today’s processing requirements are far different than when ECASS was developed. This increase supports the Secretarial digital department initiative, and will keep U.S. exporters from being competitively disadvantaged, thus eliminating possible adverse
national security and economic consequences by providing better and faster decisions on license applications.
Export administration.—The export administration program
assures that export activity is consistent with national security and foreign policy requirements.
An increase is being requested to fully administer the new
and complex declaration processing functions and on-site inspection requirements imposed on commercial chemical manufacturing facilities under the Chemical Weapons Convention
(CWC). This increase supports the Secretarial broadening
trade initiative by insuring that our own domestic chemical
industry is not adversely affected by CWC trade restrictions
while denying proliferators access to both chemical weapons
and their precursors.
Export enforcement.—The export enforcement program detects and prevents the illegal distribution of controlled U.S.
goods and technical data in violation of the export administration provisions of the U.S. Code. Other program responsibil-

206

EXPORT ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued
OPERATIONS

AND

MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

ADMINISTRATION—Continued

Federal Funds

ities include enforcement of prohibitions against participating
in unsanctioned boycotts against countries friendly to the
United States.
An increase is being requested to implement the requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1998
(NDAA). Under this legislation, export enforcement must undertake time-sensitive analytical screenings of pre-export notifications and conduct a voluminous number of post shipments
verifications on exports of high performance computers to 50
countries, including China, India, Pakistan, Russia and Israel.
This requested increase supports the Secretarial broadening
trade initiative and contributes to the national security and
economic strength of the United States.
Critical Infrastructure Program.—The Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO) provides support to the National
Coordinator’s. This includes working with government agencies and the private sector in developing a national plan.
The office will also coordinate a national education and
awareness program.
Activities under this account support one theme of the Commerce Strategic Plan:

General and special funds:
MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
For necessary expenses of the Department of Commerce in fostering, promoting, and developing minority business enterprise, including expenses of grants, contracts, and other agreements with public
or private organizations, ø$27,000,000¿ $27,627,000. (Department of
Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included
in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0201–0–1–376

10.00

21.40
22.00
22.10

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

40.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

Theme: U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace
1998 actual

Goals and outcome measures:
Restructure export controls:
Number of high risk transactions deterred .......................
Maintain enforcement programs:
Number of investigations accepted for criminal/
adminstrative remedies .................................................
Transition of defense industries:
Strategic industry analyses completed ..............................

1999 est.

2000 est.

329

504

508

67

73

80

299

295

295

A more detailed presentation of goals, objectives, and performance measures is found in the Commerce Annual Performance Plan.

1998 actual

11.1
11.5

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other personnel compensation .............................

1999 est.

22
2

24
2

22
5
2
4

24
7
2
4

26
8
3
4

1
3

1
8

2
6

26.0
31.0

Total personnel compensation .........................
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Travel and transportation of persons .......................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Other services ............................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
Supplies and materials .............................................
Equipment .................................................................

7
10
1
1
1 ...................

9
1
1

99.0
99.0

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

46
3

57
4

60
4

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

49

61

64

25.2
25.3

Personnel Summary
Identification code 13–0300–0–1–999

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

1998 actual

2000 est.

28

28

28

3
25

1 ...................
27
28

1 ................... ...................
29
28
28
¥28
¥28
¥28
1 ................... ...................

25

27

28

72.40

23
20
16
28
28
28
¥28
¥32
¥28
¥1 ................... ...................
20

16

15

1999 est.

2000 est.

1001

358

460

477

4

4

4

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

11
17

14
18

14
14

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

28

32

28

89.00
90.00

2000 est.

20
2

11.9
12.1
21.0
23.1
23.3

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.45 Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

1999 est.

87.00

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0300–0–1–999

Obligations by program activity:
Total new obligations ....................................................

1998 actual

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

25
28

27
32

28
28

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has
the lead role in the Federal Government of coordinating all
minority business development programs. The mission of the
Agency is to build and to expand minority-owned businesses,
which is critical to the national economy. The agency was
created to promote private and public sector investment in
the development of competitive minority-owned businesses in
this country.
Minority Business Development.—This activity provides a
variety of direct and indirect business services through public/
private partnerships. MBDA coordinates and leverages resources, expands domestic and international market opportunities, collects and disseminates vital business information,
and provides management and technical assistance. MBDA
also provides support for research, advocacy, and technology
to reduce information barriers and improve the participation
rate of minority-owned businesses in the U.S. as well as the
global marketplace.
In 2000, MBDA will continue to develop databases from
a variety of public and private sector sources. These databases
will provide timely on-line market information to minority
business owners concerning available business opportunities.
Additionally, MBDA plans to initiate several projects with
the Small Business Administration that are aimed at greater
coordination of resources.
Performance measures.—

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Federal Funds

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

MBDA activities support Theme I of the Department of
Commerce Strategic Plan: Build for the future and promote
United States competitiveness in the global market place by
strengthening and safeguarding the Nation’s economic infrastructure. MBDA’s activities include goals on improving opportunities for minority-owned businesses in growth and improving opportunities for minority-owned businesses to pursue
financing. Additionally, MBDA will promote electronic-commerce as well as provide business services electronically.
1998 actual

Goal:
Improve opportunities for minority-owned businesses to
have access to the marketplace
Performance Measures:
Number of contracts awarded ................................................
Dollar value of contracts (in millions) ...................................

1999 est.

1,070
300

858
548

858
548

NA

NA

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

1999 est.

6
1
2
8

26.0
31.0
41.0
99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

28

2000 est.

6
1
2
3

6
1
2
4

2
1
2
1 ................... ...................
1 ................... ...................
7
15
13

1998 actual

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

28

28

89

1999 est.

2000 est.

120

120

UNITED STATES TRAVEL AND TOURISM
ADMINISTRATION
Federal Funds
General and special funds:
øSALARIES

AND

EXPENSES¿

ø(RESCISSION)¿
øOf the funds provided in previous Acts, the following funds are
hereby rescinded from the following accounts in the specified
amounts:
‘‘United States Travel and Tourism Administration, no year’’,
$915,000.¿ (Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, and Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included
in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0700–0–1–376

21.40

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Unobligated balance rescinded .....................................

72.40

1998 actual

4

1999 est.

¥1 ...................

1 ................... ...................
1 ................... ...................

¥3

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................

¥1 ...................

1 ................... ...................

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................
Outlays from current balances ...................................... ...................

¥1 ...................
1 ...................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ................... ................... ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
¥3
¥1 ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ................... ................... ...................

This program was terminated in 1996.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC
ADMINISTRATION
Federal Funds
General and special funds:
AND

FACILITIES

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Personnel Summary

1001

40.36

OPERATIONS, RESEARCH,

5
6
6
1 ................... ...................

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
Other services ................................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ....................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

Identification code 13–0201–0–1–376

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

¥3

NA

The data to support this measure is not currently available.
MBDA will work to develop this data during 1999 and 2000.
In 2001, MBDA will include this measure in the Commerce
Annual Performance Plan.

11.9
12.1
23.1
25.2
25.3

23.90
24.40

86.90
86.93

Dollar value of gross receipts generated by assisted minorityowned businesses (in millions) ..............................................

11.1
11.5

New budget authority (gross) ........................................

2000 est.

MBDA recognizes the importance of developing more outcome-oriented performance measures to assess the impact of
MBDA programs. One measure which MBDA has examined
is a measure of gross receipts:

Identification code 13–0201–0–1–376

22.00

207

2000 est.

1 ...................

For necessary expenses of activities authorized by law for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including maintenance, operation, and hire of aircraft; not to exceed 250 commissioned
officers on the active list as of September 30, ø1999¿ 2000; grants,
contracts, or other payments to nonprofit organizations for the purposes of conducting activities pursuant to cooperative agreements;
and relocation of facilities as authorized by 33 U.S.C. 883i;
ø$1,579,844,000¿ $1,738,911,000, of which $89,700,000 shall be derived from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, to remain available until expended: Provided, That fees and donations received by
the National Ocean Service for the management of the national marine sanctuaries may be retained and used for the salaries and expenses associated with those activities, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C.
3302: Provided further, That in addition, ø$63,381,000¿ $64,926,000
shall be derived by transfer from the fund entitled ‘‘Promote and
Develop Fishery Products and Research Pertaining to American Fisheries’’: Provided further, That in addition, not to exceed $4,000,000
shall be derived by transfer from the fund entitled ‘‘Coastal Zone
Management’’ø: Provided further, That grants to States pursuant to
sections 306 and 306A of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972,
as amended, shall not exceed $2,000,000: Provided further, That not
to exceed $31,439,000 shall be expended for Executive Direction and
Administration, which consists of the Offices of the Under Secretary,
the Executive Secretariat, Policy and Strategic Planning, International Affairs, Legislative Affairs, Public Affairs, Sustainable Development, the Chief Scientist, and the General Counsel: Provided further, That the aforementioned offices, excluding the Office of the
General Counsel, shall not be augmented by personnel details, temporary transfers of personnel on either a reimbursable or nonreimbursable basis or any other type of formal or informal transfer
or reimbursement of personnel or funds on either a temporary or
long-term basis above the level of 33 personnel: Provided further,
That the Secretary of Commerce shall make funds available to implement the mitigation recommendations identified subsequent to the
‘‘1995 Secretary’s Report to Congress on Adequacy of NEXRAD Coverage and Degradation of Weather Services’’, and shall ensure continuation of weather service coverage for these communities until
mitigation activities are completed: Provided further, That no general
administrative charge shall be applied against any assigned activity
included in this Act and, further, that any direct administrative expenses applied against assigned activities shall be limited to five
percent of the funds provided for that assigned activity¿.
Of the funds provided under the heading, ‘‘Operations, Research,
and Facilities,’’ in the Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations
Act, 1992 (Public Law 102–368), $3,400,000 are rescinded. (5 U.S.C.

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NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000
23.95
24.40

General and special funds—Continued
OPERATIONS, RESEARCH,

AND

FACILITIES—Continued

5348; 7 U.S.C. 1622; 12 U.S.C. 1715m; 15 U.S.C. 313, 313a, 313b,
325, 330b, 330e, 1511d, 1514, 1517, 1537–40, 2904, 2906; 16 U.S.C.
661 et seq., 1361, 1431 et seq., 1444, 1447a et seq., 1451 et seq.,
1464, 4701, 5001 et seq.; 30 U.S.C. 1412, 1419, 1424, 1428, 1469,
1470; 33 U.S.C. 706 et seq., 853 et seq., 883a et seq., 891 et seq.,
1121, 1251, 1441–44, 1703–05, 2706, 2801 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 8902–
05, 9601 et seq.; 43 U.S.C. 1347e; 44 U.S.C. 1307; 49 U.S.C. 44720;
Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
1999, as included in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)
øIn addition to the amounts appropriated or otherwise made available for this purpose, $5,000,000 is appropriated to the Department
of Commerce to remain available until expended to provide emergency
disaster assistance to persons or entities in the Northeast multispecies fishery who have incurred losses from a commercial fishery failure under section 308(b) of the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act of
1986, as amended: Provided, That the entire amount is designated
by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section
251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control
Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, That the entire amount
shall be available only to the extent an official budget request, for
a specific dollar amount, that includes designation of the entire
amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985,
as amended, is transmitted to the Congress.¿ (Omnibus Consolidated
and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999, as included
in Public Law 105–277, Division B, Title IV, chapter 1.)

Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Operations, research & facilities ..............................
40.15
Appropriation (emergency) ........................................
40.20
Appropriation (special fund, definite) .......................
40.35
Appropriation rescinded ............................................
40.60
Contingent emergency appropriation not available
for obligations .......................................................
41.00
Transferred to other accounts ...................................
42.00
Transferred from other accounts ..............................
43.00
60.00
68.00
68.10
68.62

¥2,043
¥2,058
3 ...................

1,490
1,573
1,649
...................
5 ...................
................... ...................
90
................... ...................
¥3
...................
¥5 ...................
¥1 ................... ...................
62
70
69
1,551

1,643

1,805

8

7

14

243

237

203

¥13 ................... ...................
1
2 ...................

For expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the Atlantic
Tunas Convention Act of 1975, as amended (Public Law 96–339),
and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management
Act of 1976, as amended (Public Law 100–627), and the American
Fisheries Promotion Act (Public Law 96–561), to be derived from
the fees imposed under the foreign fishery observer program authorized by these Acts, not to exceed $189,000, to remain available until
expended. (16 U.S.C. 1824(b)(10), 1827; Department of Commerce and
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law
105–277, section 101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–1450–0–1–306

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ...........................................................

231

239

203

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

1,790

1,889

2,022

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year:
72.40
Obligated balance, start of year ...............................
72.95
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................

1,020

849

986

140

127

127

Total unpaid obligations, start of year ................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
Unpaid obligations, end of year:
Obligated balance, end of year ................................
From Federal sources: Receivables and unpaid, unfilled orders ...........................................................

1,160
1,940
¥2,064
¥62

976
2,043
¥1,873
¥33

1,113
2,058
¥1,962
¥33

849

986

1,049

127

127

127

74.99

Total unpaid obligations, end of year ..................

976

1,113

1,176

86.90
86.93
86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

1,128
692
230
14

1,026
1,133
604
626
239
203
4 ...................

87.00

FOREIGN FISHING OBSERVER FUND

68.90

Appropriation (total) .............................................
Permanent:
Appropriation .............................................................
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
Offsetting collections (cash) ................................
From Federal sources: Change in receivables
and unpaid, unfilled orders .............................
Transferred from other accounts ..........................

¥1,940
120

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

2,064

1,873

1,962

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources .....................................................
88.40
Non-Federal sources .............................................

¥178
¥65

¥172
¥65

¥138
¥65

¥243

¥237

¥203

70.00

72.99
73.10
73.20
73.45
74.40
74.95

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
00.01
National Ocean Service .............................................
241
267
329
00.02
National Marine Fisheries Service .............................
386
401
420
00.03
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research .........................
275
293
283
00.04
National Weather Service ..........................................
527
564
618
00.05
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service ......................................................
145
115
103
00.06
Program support ........................................................
77
72
74
00.07
Facilities ....................................................................
25
35
10
00.08
Fleet maintenance and planning ..............................
21
13
9
00.14
Foreign Fishing Observer Fund ................................. ...................
1 ...................
00.15
Rent Savings ............................................................. ................... ...................
¥5
00.16
Retired Pay for NOAA Corps Officers ........................ ................... ...................
14

89.00
90.00

01.00
09.01
09.02
09.03
09.04
09.05

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
Total investments, start of year: U.S. securities: Par
value ..........................................................................
92.02 Total investments, end of year: U.S. securities: Par
value ..........................................................................

1,697
44
41
43
55

1,761
35
52
47
79

1,855
13
26
38
55

09.06

Direct funding ...........................................................
National Ocean Service ..................................................
National Marine Fisheries Service .................................
Oceanic and Atomospheric Research ............................
National Weather Service ...............................................
National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service ................................................................
Program support ............................................................

19
41

28
41

26
45

09.99

Total reimbursable program ......................................

243

282

203

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................
22.21 Unobligated balance transferred to other accounts
22.22 Unobligated balance transferred from other accounts

21.40
22.00
22.10

23.90

Total budgetary resources available for obligation

1,940

2,043

2,058

341
1,790

120
1,889

3
2,022

62
33
33
¥139 ................... ...................
5
4 ...................
2,059

2,046

2,058

88.90
88.95

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................
From Federal sources: Change in receivables and
unpaid, unfilled orders ..............................................
Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

13 ................... ...................

1,560
1,821

1,652
1,636

1,819
1,759

92.01

1

1 ...................

1 ................... ...................

Summary of Budget Authority and Outlays
(in millions of dollars)

Enacted/requested:
Budget Authority .....................................................................
Outlays ....................................................................................
Supplemental proposal:
Budget Authority .....................................................................
Outlays ....................................................................................
Legislative proposal, not subject to PAYGO:
Budget Authority .....................................................................
Outlays ....................................................................................
Total:
Budget Authority .....................................................................

1998 actual

1,560
1,821
....................
....................

1999 est.

2000 est.

1,652
1,636

2 ....................
2 ....................

.................... ....................
.................... ....................
1,560

1,819
1,759

1,654

–34
–34
1,785

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Outlays ....................................................................................

1,821

1,638

1,725

National Ocean Service.—These programs provide scientific,
technical, and management expertise to promote safe navigation; assess the health of coastal and marine resources; monitor and protect the coastal ocean and global environments;
and protect and manage the Nation’s coastal resources. Increases are proposed to support the President’s National
Ocean Conference Initiatives, Protecting Our Coral Reefs, Exploring the Last U.S. Frontier, and Ports for the 21st Century.
These increases will help strengthen the understanding and
protection of our valuable ocean resources, as well as our
Nation’s economic competitiveness by promoting safe maritime commerce through real-time physical oceanographic data
and reduction of the critical nautical survey backlog. Increases are also requested to enhance our ability to manage
our marine protected areas, such as marine sanctuaries and
estuarine reserves, effectively. As part of the Clean Water
Initiative, increases are proposed for Coastal Zone Management grants to improve support to States and local communities to address pollution, harmful algal blooms, and other
symptoms of a degraded coastal ecosystem.
Increases are proposed as part of the President’s Lands
Legacy Initiative to be derived from the Land and Water
Conservation Fund. These funds, along with increases in
other accounts, highlight the Administration’s commitment
to making new tools available, and working with States,
Tribes, local governments and private sector partners to protect great places; to conserve open space for recreation and
wildlife habitat; and to preserve forest, farmlands, and coastal
areas.
National Marine Fisheries Service.—These programs provide for the management and conservation of the Nation’s
living marine resources and their environment, including marine mammals and endangered species. Through conservation
and wise use, these resources can be managed to benefit
the Nation on a sustained basis. Increases are proposed to
carry out the legislative mandates of the Magnuson-Stevens
Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Endangered
Species Act, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. These
increases will support the NOAA Strategic Plan goals to build
sustainable fisheries, recover protected species and promote
healthy coastal ecosystems.
Increases are proposed as part of the President’s Lands
Legacy Initiative to be derived from the Land and Water
Conservation Fund. These funds, along with increases in
other accounts, highlight the Administration’s commitment
to making new tools available, and working with States,
Tribes, local governments and private sector partners to protect great places; to conserve open space for recreation and
wildlife habitat; and to preserve forest, farmlands, and coastal
areas.
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR).—These
programs provide the critical environmental research and
technology needed to improve NOAA services (weather warnings and forecasts, solar-terrestrial services, climate predictions, and marine services) to enable the Nation to balance
a growing economy with effective management and prediction
of our environment and natural resources. To accomplish
these goals, OAR supports a network of Federal scientists
and laboratories (the Environmental Research Laboratories)
and university/private-sector researchers through the National Sea Grant College Program, National Undersea Research Program, and Joint Cooperative Institutes. OAR provides the scientific basis for national policy formulation in
key environmental areas e.g., climate change, air quality,
stratospheric ozone depletion, marine biotechnology, aquaculture, and environmental observing technologies. Funding
to support Presidential initiatives is also proposed for the
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment

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program, the Climate and Global Change Program and the
High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC)
Program. OAR programs are included in the 21st Century
Research Fund.
National Weather Service.—These programs provide timely
and accurate meteorologic, hydrologic, and oceanographic
warnings, forecasts, and planning information to ensure the
safety of the population, mitigate property losses, and improve
the economic efficiency of the Nation. NOAA will continue
the NWS operational transition necessary to assimilate the
new technologies and the associated work force restructuring
for future operations.
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information
Service.—These programs provide for operation of environmental polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites; and for the
collection and archiving of global environmental data and information; and services for distribution to users in commerce,
industry, agriculture, science and engineering, the general
public and Federal, State and local agencies.
Program Support.—These programs provide for overall
NOAA management, NOAA’s share of the regional Administrative Support Centers, and aircraft to support NOAA missions.
Facilities.—This program provides for repair and maintenance to existing facilities; facilities planning and design; and
environmental compliance.
Fleet Maintenance and Planning.—This program provides
for the repair and maintenance of vessels, including related
equipment to maintain the existing fleet and for the planning
of future modernization.
Foreign Fishing Observer Fund.—This fund is financed
through collections from foreign vessel owners who fish within
the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Collections to the fund
are used by the Secretary of Commerce to pay the salaries
of observers and program support personnel and the costs
of data management and analysis of the observer program.
The observers collect scientific information on the foreign
catch and monitor compliance with provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of
1976 as amended.
Aircraft Procurement and Modernization.—This fund was
established in 1994 to cover the procurement of a high altitude research jet aircraft. All funds will be expended by the
end of 1999.
Performance measures.—
Activities under this account support the three themes and
NOAA’s seven goals within the three themes of the Commerce
Strategic Plan. Each theme and goal have key performance
measures that support the theme and goal:
Theme: Build for the future and promote U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace by strengthening and
safeguarding the Nation’s economic infrastructure.
Goal: Advance Short-term Warning and Forecast Services.
1998 actual

Increased Lead-time (min) and (percent) for severe weather
warnings through verification statistics for tornadoes .........
Percent .........................................................................................

Goal: Promote Safe Navigation.
Reduction in the backlog of hydrographic surveys for critical
areas (percent) .......................................................................

11
70
1998 actual

15

1999 est.

11
70
1999 est.

18.6

2000 est.

12
70
2000 est.

22.5

Theme: Keep America competitive with cutting-edge
science and technology and a world class information base.
Goal: Implement Seasonal to Interannual Climate Forecasts.
1998 actual

Accuracy of El Nino/Southern oscillation (ENSO) climate forecasts (correlation with actual conditions) .............................

.85

1999 est.

.85

2000 est.

.85

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NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued
OPERATIONS, RESEARCH,

AND

FACILITIES—Continued

Goal: Predict and Assess Decadal to Centennial Climate
Change.
1998 actual

Upgrade air quality monitoring sites ..........................................

1999 est.

4

4

Goal: Build Sustainable Fisheries.
1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

NA

NA

50

23

15

1999 est.

2000 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
00.01
National Ocean Service ............................................. ................... ...................
00.02
National Marine Fisheries Service ............................. ................... ...................

¥14
¥20

01.00
09.12
09.13

¥34
14
20

10.00

Goal: Sustain Healthy Coasts.
Acres of coastal habitat area restored (cumulative) .................

1998 actual

Identification code 13–1450–2–1–306

Direct funding ........................................................... ................... ...................
National Ocean Service .................................................. ................... ...................
National Marine Fisheries Service ................................. ................... ...................

16

Goal: Recover Protected Species.
Protected species with population status improved (annual) ...

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

2000 est.

4

Theme: Promote effective management and stewardship
of our Nation’s resources and assets to ensure sustainable
economic opportunities.

By 2004, ensure that 60% of stocks have sufficient essential
fish habitat (percent) .............................................................

ices: Provided further, That upon enactment of such authorizing legislation, the amount appropriated from the General Fund shall be reduced by $14,000,000 for navigation services and $20,000,000 for fisheries management and enforcement services.

26,000

43,000

88,000

A more detailed listing of goals, performance measures, and
targets are found in the Commerce Annual Performance Plan
and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s
budget justification.

Total new obligations ................................................ ................... ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Operations, research & facilities .............................. ................... ...................
Permanent:
68.00
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) ..................................... ................... ...................

86.90
86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ................... ...................
Outlays from new permanent authority ......................... ................... ...................

¥34

34

¥34
34

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
87.00
1998 actual

Identification code 13–1450–0–1–306

11.1
11.3
11.5
11.9
12.1
13.0
21.0
22.0
23.1
23.2
23.3

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other than full-time permanent ...........................
Other personnel compensation .............................

1999 est.

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ................... ................... ...................

2000 est.

555
9
39

574
10
34

616
10
34

603
145
12
33
11
41
13

618
126
15
29
7
52
9

660
134
15
33
7
52
9

49
6
32
186

49
7
14
311

49
7
14
343

25.5
26.0
31.0
32.0
41.0

Total personnel compensation .........................
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Benefits for former personnel ...................................
Travel and transportation of persons .......................
Transportation of things ...........................................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Rental payments to others ........................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Printing and reproduction .........................................
Advisory and assistance services .............................
Other services ............................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
Research and development contracts .......................
Supplies and materials .............................................
Equipment .................................................................
Land and structures ..................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ........................

88
2
78
55
2
341

23
29
84
82
2
304

23
29
84
82
2
312

99.0
99.0

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

1,697
243

1,761
282

Total new obligations ................................................

1,940

2,043

2,058

¥34

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ................... ...................

¥34
¥34

89.00
90.00

1,855
203

99.9

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources .................................................................. ................... ...................

24.0
25.1
25.2
25.3

A proposal is included for fee collections in conjunction with
the U.S. Coast Guard for navigation services. A proposal is
also included for fee collections from U.S. fishermen for fisheries management and enforcement services.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–1450–2–1–306

25.2
99.0
99.9

1998 actual

Identification code 13–1450–0–1–306

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

1999 est.

2000 est.

2000 est.

¥34
34

Total new obligations ................................................ ................... ................... ...................

Personnel Summary
1998 actual

Identification code 13–1450–2–1–306

Personnel Summary

1999 est.

Direct obligations: Other services ................................. ................... ...................
Reimbursable obligations: Subtotal, reimbursable obligations ....................................................................... ................... ...................

1999 est.

2000 est.

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ............................................................... ................... ................... ...................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ............................................................... ................... ...................
1

1001

OPERATIONS, RESEARCH

AND

11,019

11,818

11,922

990

725

611

PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION

FACILITIES

(Legislative proposal, not subject to PAYGO)
Contingent upon the enactment of authorizing legislation, the Secretary shall charge fees for any navigation services provided and for
any fisheries management and enforcement services provided, and
such fees shall be deposited as offsetting collections to this appropriation, to remain available until expended for the purpose of such serv-

AND

CONSTRUCTION

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

For procurement, acquisition and construction of capital assets,
including alteration and modification costs, of the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, ø$584,677,000, to remain available
until expended: Provided, That not to exceed $67,667,000 is available
for the advanced weather interactive processing system, and may
be available for obligation and expenditure only pursuant to a certification by the Secretary of Commerce that the total cost to complete
the acquisition and deployment of the advanced weather interactive
processing system through Build 4.2 and NOAA Port system, including program management, operations, and maintenance costs through

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
deployment, will not exceed $71,790,000: Provided further,¿ to become
available on October 1 of the fiscal year specified and remain available
until expended: fiscal year 2000, $630,578,000 of which $15,000,000
shall be derived from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and
of which $51,567,000 is available for the construction of a fisheries
research vessel; fiscal year 2001, $610,674,000; fiscal year 2002,
$586,757,000; fiscal year 2003, $586,559,000; fiscal year 2004,
$654,866,000; fiscal year 2005, $275,108,000; fiscal year 2006,
$263,685,000; fiscal year 2007, $263,685,000; fiscal year 2008,
$263,685,000; fiscal year 2009, $263,687,000; fiscal year 2010,
$244,882,000; fiscal year 2011, $244,884,000; fiscal year 2012,
$157,839,000; fiscal year 2013, $157,839,000; fiscal year 2014,
$157,839,000; fiscal year 2015, $157,839,000; fiscal year 2016,
$157,839,000; fiscal year 2017, $157,839,000; fiscal year 2018,
$157,839,000: Provided, That such funds are available for next generation weather radars; the automated surface observing system network;
the advanced weather interactive processing system; central computer
facility upgrades; polar-orbiting operational environmental satellites
(K–N prime series); national polar-orbiting operational environmental
satellite system; geostationary operational environmental satellites (I–
M and N–O series); the Boulder laboratory above-standard cost construction items; National Weather Service weather forecast offices; facilities that house the National Centers for Environmental Prediction;
the National Marine Fisheries Service Research Laboratory at Santa
Cruz; the Radiosonde Replacement Program; the General Dynamic
Laboratory Supercomputer; the ACE Follow-on/GEOSTORM satellites; the National Estuarine Research Reserve; the Juneau, Alaska
facilities; Marine Sanctuaries; and the NOAA Operation Research
Center Rehabilitation: Provided further, That unexpended balances
of amounts previously made available in the ‘‘Operations, Research,
and Facilities’’ account for activities funded under this heading may
be transferred to and merged with this account, to remain available
until expended for the purposes for which the funds were originally
appropriated. (Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105–277, section
101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–1460–0–1–306

Obligations by program activity:
Systems Acquisition:
00.01
NEXRAD ......................................................................
00.02
ASOS ..........................................................................
00.03
AWIPS .........................................................................
00.04
Central Computer Upgrade .......................................
00.05
Polar ..........................................................................
00.06
GOES ..........................................................................
00.07 Polar Convergence .........................................................
00.08 Radiosonde Replacement ...............................................
00.09 GFDL Supercomputer ......................................................
00.10 ACE Follow-on/GEOSTROM .............................................
Construction:
00.11
Boulder ......................................................................
00.12
NWS Construction ......................................................
00.13 National Centers for Environmental Prediction .............
00.14 Tiburon Fish Lab ............................................................
00.15 NERRS Construction .......................................................
00.17 Honolulu Fisheries Lab ..................................................
00.18 Gulf Coast Lab ...............................................................
00.19 Alaska Facilities .............................................................
00.20 Pribilof Island Cleanup ..................................................
00.21 Marine Sanctuaries ........................................................
00.23 Other ..............................................................................
00.25 NORC Rehabilitation ......................................................
00.26 Fleet Modernization ........................................................
10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

1998 actual

40.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

Appropriation (total) ..................................................

631

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year .............................................................. ...................
282
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
565
650
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
¥283
¥400
73.45 Adjustments in unexpired accounts .............................. ................... ...................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................
282
532

532
638
¥520
¥7

72.40

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
283
Outlays from current balances ...................................... ...................

6
8
4
4
131
73
5
10
149
150
234
273
...................
50
................... ...................
................... ...................
................... ...................

10
4
23
11
141
267
80
8
6
4

3
6
14
11
1
1
2
17
8
7
1
3
...................
6
3
12
3
13
...................
3
...................
3
................... ...................
................... ...................

...................
13
...................
...................
12
...................
...................
1
...................
3
...................
4
52

650

638

631
650
638
¥565
¥650
¥638
65 ................... ...................

492

643

205
195

221
299

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

283

400

520

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

492
283

585
400

631
520

The request for advance appropriations in the Procurement,
acquisition and construction account responds to the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994
and the Information Technology Management Reform Act of
1996. This account is consistent with and supports the Administration’s fixed asset policy by seeking advanced appropriations for multi-year projects. The Administration supports full
funding as part of an ongoing attempt to improve cost and
performance of agency procurements. The Administration’s
goal is to ensure that capital assets support the core/priority
mission of the agency; the assets have demonstrated a projected return on investment that is clearly articulated; costbenefits of acquisition have been evaluated; and that implementation helps ensure accountability.
(In millions of dollars)

2000 est.

565

492

15

585

2000 est.

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ............... ...................
65 ...................
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
492
585
631
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations ....................................................................... ................... ...................
7
22.22 Unobligated balance transferred from other accounts
139 ................... ...................
Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

43.00

Appropriation (special fund, definite) ........................... ................... ...................

Full Cost of Procurement, Acquisition and Construction
1999 est.

21.40
22.00
22.10

23.90
23.95
24.40

40.20

211

585

616

Next Generation Weather Radars ....
Automated Surface Observing System Network ...............................
Advance Weather Interactive Processing System ............................
Central Computer Facility Upgrades
Radiosonde Replacement Program
GFDL Supercomputer .......................
ACE follow-on/GEOSTORM* .............
Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites (K–N prime series) ..........
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (I–M series) ...
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (N–Q series) ...
National Polar-orbiting Operational
Environmental Satellite System
National Weather Service Weather
Forecast Office Construction ......
NERRS* ...........................................
Alaska Facilities/Juneau* ...............
Marine Sanctuaries* .......................
NORC rehabilitation ........................
Fleet acquisition* ...........................
Program level (subtotal) .................

2001 est.

2002 est.

2003 est.

2004 est.

2005–2018
est.

10

9

9

9

9

0

4

6

8

7

5

0

23
11
8
6
4

22
13
8
8
6

8
16
8
8
7

4
12
8
8
[7]

3
12
3
8
[7]

0
0
0
6
0

141

115

98

74

61

94

77

59

16

11

9

5

190

246

227

226

213

609

80

114

180

230

334

2,210

13
12
1
3
4
[52]
638

12
[12]
[15]
[3]
2
[51]
619

13
[12]
[20]
[3]
0
[40]
597

8
[12]
0
[3]
0
[40]
597

9
0
[12]
0
0
0
[3]
0
0
0
[2] ................
666
2,924

Less financing from recoveries ......

¥7

¥8

¥11

¥11

¥11 ................

Total, appropriation estimate

631

611

587

587

655

2,924

*Advance appropriations are not requested for items in brackets.
Note: Funding included in this account is for acquisition only. Operations funding associated with these programs
is requested in the ‘‘Operations, Research, and Facilities’’ account.

The projects included in this account support NOAA’s operational mission across all line offices. In particular, projects
related to the National Weather Service modernization and
on-going operations are included. Increases are proposed for
the follow-on series of geostationary satellites and for the
Department of Commerce’s continued participation in the tri-

212

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued
PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION

AND

89.00
90.00

CONSTRUCTION—Continued

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ................... ...................

100
62

(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)—Continued

agency converged polar satellite program. Small increases are
also requested for the NEXRAD and ASOS programs. New
funding is proposed to rehabilitate the National Operations
Research Center in Suitland, MD. An increase is requested
for the National Estuarine Research Reserves Systems and
the National Marine Sanctuaries program as part of the
President’s Lands Legacy Initiative to be derived from the
Land and Water Conservation Fund. These funds, along with
increases in other accounts, highlight the Administration’s
commitment to making new tools available, and working with
States, Tribes, local governments and private sector partners
to protect great places; to conserve open space for recreation
and wildlife habitat; and to preserve forest, farmlands, and
coastal areas. Funds are also proposed for the construction
of a replacement Fisheries Research Vessel.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–1460–0–1–306

11.1
12.1
21.0
23.2
23.3
25.1
25.2
25.3

1999 est.

This account is proposed to fund Pacific Coastal Salmon
Recovery for the purpose of helping share the costs of State,
Tribal and local conservation initiatives. This account will
support NOAA’s contribution to a broad interdepartmental
initiative bolstering and deploying existing and new Federal
capabilities to assist in the conservation of at-risk Pacific
salmon runs in the western States of California, Oregon,
Washington, and Alaska. These Federal dollars would be
matched dollar for dollar with non-Federal contributions. The
account will be established under existing authorities by the
Secretary of Commerce and made available through agreements with the Governors of each of the four States for distribution to assist State, Tribal and local conservation efforts.
The Secretary will establish terms and conditions for the effective use of the funds and specific reporting requirements
appropriate for ensuring full accountability of the available
funds to meet the purpose of the account.

2000 est.

16
3
1
1
2
14
66

14
3
1
1
2
14
86

12
3
1
1
2
14
96

25.5
26.0
31.0
32.0
41.0

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Rental payments to others ............................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
Other services ................................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ....................................................................
Research and development contracts ...........................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................
Land and structures ......................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

330
10
5
92
6
18

423
10
5
67
6
18

448
10
7
23
3
18

99.0
99.5

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

PROMOTE

564
650
638
1 ................... ...................

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

RESEARCH

FISHERIES PROMOTIONAL FUND
All unobligated balances available in the Fisheries Promotional
Fund are rescinded: Provided, that all obligated balances are transferred to the ‘‘Operations, Research, and Facilities’’ account.
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–5139–0–2–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

650

638

1998 actual

1999 est.

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total new obligations ....................................................

4

4

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

2
4

2
1
3 ...................

23.90
23.95
24.40

565

Personnel Summary
Identification code 13–1460–0–1–306

AND DEVELOP FISHERY PRODUCTS AND
PERTAINING TO AMERICAN FISHERIES

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

6
¥4
2

5
2
¥4
¥2
1 ...................

2

2000 est.

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

205

185

162

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.36
Unobligated balance rescinded ................................. ................... ...................
41.00
Transferred to other accounts ...................................
¥62
¥63

¥1
¥65

43.00

1001

¥62

¥63

¥66

62.00

Appropriation (total) .............................................
Permanent:
Transferred from other accounts ..............................

66

66

66

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

4

3

2

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

13
4
¥9

7
4
¥8

3
2
¥4

PACIFIC COASTAL SALMON RECOVERY
For grants to States and Tribes for the recovery of Pacific coastal
salmon, $100,000,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized by the Endangered Species Act.
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–1451–0–1–306

1998 actual

72.40

1999 est.

2000 est.

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total new obligations (object class 41.0) ..................... ................... ...................

100

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ................... ...................
Total new obligations .................................................... ................... ...................

100
¥100

40.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation .................................................................. ................... ...................

100

Change in unpaid obligations:
73.10 Total new obligations .................................................... ................... ...................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ................... ...................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................ ................... ...................

86.90

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ................... ...................

7

3 ...................

38

62

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

2
7

2
6

2
2

87.00

100
¥62

86.97
86.98

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

9

8

4

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

4
9

3 ...................
8
4

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
Total investments, start of year: U.S. securities: Par
value ..........................................................................
1 ................... ...................
92.02 Total investments, end of year: U.S. securities: Par
value .......................................................................... ................... ................... ...................
92.01

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Promote and Develop Fishery Products and Research Pertaining to American Fisheries.—An amount equal to 30 percent of the gross receipts from customs duties on imported
fishery products is transferred to the Department of Commerce annually from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The American Fisheries Promotion Act (AFPA) of 1980 authorized a grants program for fisheries research and development projects and a National Fisheries Research and Development Program to be carried out with Saltonstall-Kennedy
(S–K) funds. These funds are used to enhance the productivity
and improve the sustainable yield of domestic marine fisheries resources.
Fisheries Promotional Fund.—The Fish and Seafood Promotion Act of 1986 (Title II of Public Law 99–659) provided
for the establishment of the National Seafood Promotional
Council and the Fisheries Promotional Fund to carry out the
provisions of the Act. The National Council was terminated
on December 31, 1991. Reauthorization is not proposed and
any activity will be limited to the administration of unobligated balances and contract monitoring from previous years’
appropriations. Unobligated balances of $1.1 million are being
proposed for rescission from this account.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–5139–0–2–376

1999 est.

2000 est.

25.2
41.0

Other services ................................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

2
2

2
2
2 ...................

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

4

4

2

213

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
Total new obligations .................................................... ...................
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................
Outlays from current balances ...................................... ...................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

2

1

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

1
2

1
1

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
Total investments, start of year: U.S. securities: Par
value ..........................................................................
92.02 Total investments, end of year: U.S. securities: Par
value ..........................................................................

3
¥2

1
¥1

1
1
2 ...................

92.01

2

2 ...................

2 ................... ...................

Fishermen’s Contingency Fund.—This program provides
compensation to commercial fishermen for damages to or loss
of fishing gear, including loss of profits, related to oil and
gas exploration, development, and production on the Outer
Continental Shelf. The fund is supported by assessments to
holders of leases, permits, easements, and rights of way in
areas of the Outer Continental Shelf. The fund was established in 1978.
Fishing Vessel and Gear Damage Compensation Fund.—
No foreign fishing vessel surcharges have been collected since
1984. The funding will be depleted by the end of 1999, terminating the fund.
Personnel Summary

Personnel Summary
Identification code 13–5139–0–2–376

1001

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

Identification code 13–5120–0–2–376
1998 actual

1999 est.

5

1001

2000 est.

5

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

2

2000 est.

1

1

5

COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT FUND
FISHERMEN’S CONTINGENCY FUND
For carrying out the provisions of title IV of Public Law 95–372,
not to exceed $953,000, to be derived from receipts collected pursuant
to that Act, to remain available until expended. (Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included
in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)
Unavailable Collections (in millions of dollars)

Of amounts collected pursuant to section 308 of the Coastal Zone
Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1456a), not to exceed
$4,000,000ø, for purposes set forth in sections 308(b)(2)(A),
308(b)(2)(B)(v), and 315(e) of such Act¿ shall be transferred to the
Operations, Research, and Facilities account to pay the administrative
costs of implementing such Act. (Department of Commerce and Related
Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105–
277, section 101(b).)
Unavailable Collections (in millions of dollars)

Identification code 13–5120–0–2–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.
Identification code 13–4313–0–3–306

Balance, start of year:
01.99 Balance, start of year ....................................................
1
Receipts:
02.02 Fees, Fishermen’s contingency fund ............................. ...................

1
2
2

3
3

1999 est.

2000 est.

1

04.00
07.99

1998 actual

Total: Balances and collections ....................................
Total balance, end of year ............................................

1

2
01.99

1
1

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–5120–0–2–376

10.00

1998 actual

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations (object class 42.0) ............................ ...................

1999 est.

Balance, start of year:
Balance, start of year ....................................................

03.00
04.00

Offsetting Collections ....................................................
1
1
1
Total: Balances and collections ....................................
5
1
1
Appropriation:
05.01 Coastal zone management fund ...................................
¥5
¥1
¥1
07.99 Total balance, end of year ............................................ ................... ................... ...................

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

2000 est.

Identification code 13–4313–0–3–306

3

23.90
23.95
24.40

40.05

2 ...................
1
1

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
2
3
1
Total new obligations .................................................... ...................
¥3
¥1
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................
2 ................... ...................
New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation (indefinite) ............................................... ...................

1

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

1

1

00.01
00.02

Obligations by program activity:
CZM administration .......................................................
Grants ............................................................................

10.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
21.40 Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
2
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................

4 ................... ...................

Total new obligations ................................................

21.40
22.00
23.90
23.95

4
4 ...................
3 ................... ...................
7

4 ...................

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ............... ...................
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
8

1 ...................
4 ...................

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

8
¥7

5 ...................
¥4 ...................

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NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued
21.40
22.00
22.21
22.22

COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT FUND—Continued
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)—Continued
1998 actual

Identification code 13–4313–0–3–306

24.40

Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

1999 est.

2000 est.

1 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
41.00
Transferred to other accounts ................................... ................... ...................
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
68.00
Offsetting collections (cash) ................................
4
4
68.26
Offsetting collections (unavailable balances) ......
5
1
68.45
Portion not available for obligation (limitation
on obligations) .................................................
¥1
¥1
68.90

¥4

4
1

4

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

8

4 ...................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

4
7
¥8

4 ...................
4 ...................
¥8 ...................

4 ................... ...................

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ................... ...................
¥4
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
3
4
4
Outlays from permanent balances ................................
4
4 ...................
8

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources ..................................................................

¥4

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

5 ...................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Total new obligations .................................................... ...................
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

2
2
¥2 ...................
2

8
¥8

4
¥4

5 ...................
¥5
8

2
3

4

72.40

87.00

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ................................................................

6
¥1

73.10
73.20

8

86.90
86.97
86.98

68.90

3
8 ...................
5 ...................
2
¥5
¥4 ...................
5
4
3

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
8
8
4
Total new obligations .................................................... ...................
¥8
¥4
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................
8 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
68.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
68.61
Transferred to other accounts ...................................

¥1

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ...........................................................

70.00

23.90
23.95
24.40

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Unobligated balance transferred to other accounts
Unobligated balance transferred from other accounts

8 ...................

¥4

¥4

4 ...................
3
4

¥4
¥4

This fund was established by the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1990 (CZARA). The fund consists
of loan repayments from the former Coastal Energy Impact
Program. The proceeds are to be used to offset the Operations,
Research, and Facilities account for the costs of implementing
the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

8

4

¥2

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources ..................................................................

¥6

¥2

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

¥1
¥6

¥2 ...................
6
2

89.00
90.00

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 stipulates that sums recovered from awards or settlements for natural resource damages
to NOAA trust resources shall be retained in a revolving
trust account to permit NOAA to carry out (1) oil and hazardous materials contingency planning and response, (2) natural
resource damage assessment, and (3) restoration or replacement of injured or lost natural resources. For a comprehensive
description of the Prince William Sound Restoration Program,
refer to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Natural Resource
Damage Assessment account. The 1999 and 2000 estimates
of budget authority transferred from other accounts are preliminary and subject to change. NOAA will utilize funds
transferred to this account to respond to hazardous materials
spills in the coastal and marine environments, by conducting
damage assessments, providing scientific support during litigation, and using recovered damages to restore injured resources.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–4313–0–3–306

11.1
12.1
41.0

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

1999 est.

2000 est.

FISHERIES FINANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

3
3 ...................
1
1 ...................
3 ................... ...................
7

4 ...................

Personnel Summary
1998 actual

Identification code 13–4313–0–3–306

1001

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

AND

46

1999 est.

2000 est.

49 ...................

RESTORATION REVOLVING FUND

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4316–0–3–306

10.00

1998 actual

Obligations by program activity:
Total new obligations (object class 25.2) ..................... ...................

1999 est.

2000 est.

8

4

For the cost of direct loans, ø$338,000¿ $238,000, as authorized
by the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, as amended: Provided, That
such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as
defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That none of the funds made available under this
heading may be used for direct loans for any new fishing vessel
that will increase the harvesting capacity in any United States fishery.
For the administrative expenses of carrying out the direct loan program, $1,700,000.
For carrying out a vessel buyout program in the full-time scallop
fishery in the Northeast $8,320,000, as authorized by the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, as amended, of
which $8,000,000 is available for direct payments in such vessel
buyout program; and of which $320,000 is available for the cost of
direct loans to finance that portion of such vessel buyout program
not funded through direct payments, including the cost of modifying
such loans: Provided, That such direct loan obligations shall be repaid
by fees established by the Secretary of Commerce as authorized by
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation of Management Act. (Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999,
as included in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
General Fund Credit Receipt Accounts (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–1456–0–1–376

Balance, start of year:
0101 U.S. Securities: Fisheries finance, downward reestimates of subsidies ....................................................

1999 est.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2000 est.

2 ................... ...................

1998 actual

11.1
25.2
33.0
41.0
99.9

1999 est.

1998 actual

Identification code 13–1456–0–1–376

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–1456–0–1–376

215

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Other services ................................................................
Investments and loans ..................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

1999 est.

2000 est.

................... ...................
2
...................
20
8
...................
6 ...................
...................
2
1

Total new obligations ................................................ ...................

28

10

2000 est.

Personnel Summary
Obligations by program activity:
00.01 Vessel buy out ...............................................................
00.02 American Fisheries Act Implementation ........................
00.03 Cost of Loan Subsidy .....................................................
00.04 Program Admnistration ..................................................

...................
20
8
...................
6 ...................
...................
2
1
................... ...................
2

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................ ...................

28

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................
Total new obligations .................................................... ...................

28
¥28

10
¥10

New budget authority (gross), detail:
40.00 Appropriation .................................................................. ...................

28

10

1001

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ............................................................... ................... ...................

24

10

22.00
23.95

Identification code 13–1456–0–1–376

FISHERIES FINANCE, DIRECT LOAN FINANCING ACCOUNT
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4324–0–3–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.90 Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................
Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
90.00 Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

10
¥10

28

Obligations by program activity:
Direct loans ....................................................................
Interest payment to Treasury .........................................

30
4

229
4

56
4

Total new obligations ................................................

34

233

60

22.00
23.95

28
¥28

00.01
00.02
10.00

Change in unpaid obligations:
73.10 Total new obligations .................................................... ...................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New financing authority (gross) ....................................
Total new obligations ....................................................

33
¥34

233
¥233

60
¥60

30

227

55

3

6

5

33

233

60

10

28
28

10
10
67.10
68.00

Summary of Budget Authority and Outlays

New financing authority (gross), detail:
Authority to borrow ........................................................
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) ..............................................

(in millions of dollars)

Enacted/requested:
Budget Authority .....................................................................
Outlays ....................................................................................
Supplemental proposal:
Budget Authority .....................................................................
Outlays ....................................................................................

1998 actual

....................
....................

1999 est.

....................
....................

Total:
Budget Authority ..................................................................... ....................
Outlays .................................................................................... ....................

70.00

2000 est.

28
28

10
10

3 ....................
3 ....................
31
31

10
10

Summary of Loan Levels, Subsidy Budget Authority and Outlays by Program (in
millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–1456–0–1–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Direct loan levels supportable by subsidy budget authority:
1150 Direct loan levels ...........................................................
1150 Direct loan levels ...........................................................

24
5

224
56
5 ...................

1159

Total direct loan levels .............................................
Direct loan subsidy (in percent):
1320 Subsidy rate ...................................................................
1320 Subsidy rate ...................................................................

29

229

56

1.00
0.50

1.00
0.50

1.00
0.50

1329

0.91

0.99

6
6

2
2

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total financing disbursements (gross) .........................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................
87.00 Total financing disbursements (gross) .........................
72.40

25
34
¥30

28 ...................
233
60
¥261
¥60

28 ................... ...................
30
261
60

Offsets:
Against gross financing authority and financing disbursements:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources ..................................................... ...................
Non-Federal sources:
88.40
Non-Federal sources, interest ..........................
¥3
88.40
Non-Federal sources, principal ........................ ...................

¥2

¥1

¥3
¥1

¥3
¥1

88.90

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

¥3

¥6

¥5

89.00
90.00

Net financing authority and financing disbursements:
Financing authority ........................................................
Financing disbursements ...............................................

30
26

227
255

55
55

1.00

Administrative expense data:
Budget authority, administrative expenses ................... ...................
Outlays from new authority, administrative expenses ...................

Total new financing authority (gross) ......................

3510
3590

Weighted average subsidy rate .................................

Status of Direct Loans (in millions of dollars)

This account covers the subsidy costs of guaranteed loans
(pre-1997) and direct loans (post-1996) obligated or committed
subsequent to October 1, 1991, as authorized by the Merchant
Marine Act of 1936 as amended. Increases are requested for
administrative expenses, previously funded in the Operations,
Research and Facilities Account. Increases are also requested
for the costs of a $40 million vessel buyout, in the full-time
scallop fishery in the Northeast, through a combination of
direct payments, and direct loans repaid through an industry
fee system as authorized by the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

Identification code 13–4324–0–3–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Position with respect to appropriations act limitation
on obligations:
1111 Limitation on direct loans ............................................. ................... ................... ...................
1131 Direct loan obligations exempt from limitation ............
34
229
56
1150

1210
1231
1251
1290

Total direct loan obligations .....................................

34

229

56

Cumulative balance of direct loans outstanding:
Outstanding, start of year ............................................. ...................
Disbursements: Direct loan disbursements ...................
27
Repayments: Repayments and prepayments .................
¥1

26
251
¥4

273
56
¥4

273

325

Outstanding, end of year ..........................................

26

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NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

2210
2231
2251

Cumulative balance of guaranteed loans outstanding:
Outstanding, start of year .............................................
Disbursements of new guaranteed loans ......................
Repayments and prepayments ......................................

2290

Outstanding, end of year ..........................................

80

58

36

2299

Memorandum:
Guaranteed amount of guaranteed loans outstanding,
end of year ................................................................

80

58

36

General and special funds—Continued
FISHERIES FINANCE, DIRECT LOAN FINANCING ACCOUNT—Continued

This account covers the financing of direct loans as authorized by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
Management Act. Funds are not used for purposes that would
contribute to the overcapitalization of the fishing industry.
Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4324–0–3–376

1997 actual

1998 actual

ASSETS:
1101 Federal assets: Fund balances with
Treasury ...............................................
1206 Non-Federal assets: Receivables, net .....

1999 est.

2000 est.

25
..................

29
27

..................
251

..................
325

Total assets ........................................
LIABILITIES:
2101 Federal liabilities: Accounts payable ......

25

56

251

325

25

56

251

325

2999

Total liabilities ....................................
NET POSITION:

25

56

251

325

3999

Total net position ................................

..................

..................

..................

..................

4999

Total liabilities and net position ............

25

56

251

94
80
58
8 ................... ...................
¥22
¥22
¥22

325

1999

This account covers the financing of guaranteed loans obligated or committed subsequent to October 1, 1991 as authorized by the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 as amended. Funds
are not used for purposes which would contribute to the overcapitalization of the fishing industry.
Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)
1997 actual

1998 actual

ASSETS:
Federal assets: Fund balances with
Treasury ...............................................
1206 Non-Federal assets: Receivables, net .....

6
3

1999

Identification code 13–4314–0–3–376

1999 est.

2000 est.

2
14

4
..................

4
..................

9

16

4

4

1101

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4314–0–3–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Obligations by program activity:
00.01 Loan default costs .........................................................
08.02 Downward reestimate ....................................................

11 ................... ...................
2 ................... ...................

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

13 ................... ...................

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New financing authority (gross) ....................................

4
2
4
11 ................... ...................

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

2

6

..................

..................

6
1

10
..................

4
..................

4
..................

2999

FISHERIES FINANCE, GUARANTEED LOAN FINANCING ACCOUNT

Total assets ........................................
LIABILITIES:
2103 Federal liabilities: Debt ...........................
Non-Federal liabilities:
2204
Liabilities for loan guarantees ...........
2207
Other ...................................................
Total liabilities ....................................
NET POSITION:

9

16

4

4

3999

Total net position ................................

..................

..................

..................

..................

4999

Total liabilities and net position ............

9

16

4

4

15
2
4
¥13 ................... ...................
2
4
4

FEDERAL SHIP FINANCING FUND, FISHING VESSELS LIQUIDATING
ACCOUNT
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4417–0–3–376

New financing authority (gross), detail:
Current:
47.05
Authority to borrow (indefinite) .................................
Permanent:
68.00
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
70.00

Total new financing authority (gross) ......................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total financing disbursements (gross) .........................
87.00 Total financing disbursements (gross) .........................

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations (object class 33.0) ............................

2 ................... ...................

2 ................... ...................

21.40
22.00
22.40

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Capital transfer to general fund ...................................

15
3 ...................
6 ................... ...................
¥15
¥3 ...................

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

6 ................... ...................
¥2 ................... ...................
3 ................... ...................

11 ................... ...................

1
13
¥13
13

...................
...................
...................
...................

...................
...................
...................
...................

¥2 ................... ...................

Net financing authority and financing disbursements:
Financing authority ........................................................
Financing disbursements ...............................................

9 ................... ...................
11 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.05
Appropriation (indefinite) ..........................................
Permanent:
68.00
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
70.00

1 ................... ...................

5 ................... ...................

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

6 ................... ...................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

10
10
10
2 ................... ...................
¥3 ................... ...................

72.40

Status of Guaranteed Loans (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Position with respect to appropriations act limitation
on commitments:
2111 Limitation on guaranteed loans made by private lenders .............................................................................. ................... ................... ...................
2150

2000 est.

10.00

Offsets:
Against gross financing authority and financing disbursements:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources ..................................................................

Identification code 13–4314–0–3–376

1999 est.

9 ................... ...................

72.40

89.00
90.00

1998 actual

Total guaranteed loan commitments ........................ ................... ................... ...................

10

10

10

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

3 ................... ...................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources ..................................................................

¥5 ................... ...................

86.97

PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Federal Funds

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

217

PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

1 ................... ...................
¥3 ................... ...................

Federal Funds
General and special funds:

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
Total investments, start of year: U.S. securities: Par
value ..........................................................................
92.02 Total investments, end of year: U.S. securities: Par
value ..........................................................................

SALARIES

92.01

20

13 ...................

13 ................... ...................

Status of Guaranteed Loans (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–4417–0–3–376

2210
2251
2261

1999 est.

2000 est.

Cumulative balance of guaranteed loans outstanding:
Outstanding, start of year .............................................
85
68
56
Repayments and prepayments ......................................
¥17
¥12
¥10
Adjustments: Terminations for default that result in
loans receivable ........................................................ ................... ................... ...................

2290

Outstanding, end of year ..........................................

68

56

46

2299

Memorandum:
Guaranteed amount of guaranteed loans outstanding,
end of year ................................................................

68

56

46

Addendum:
Cumulative balance of defaulted guaranteed loans
that result in loans receivable:
2310
Outstanding, start of year ........................................
24
24
24
2331
Disbursements for guaranteed loan claims ............. ................... ................... ...................
2390

Outstanding, end of year ......................................

24

24

24

Premiums and fees collected under the Fishing Vessel Obligations Guarantee program for loan commitments made prior
to October 1, 1991 are deposited in this fund for operations
of this program, loans, and for use in case of default. Proceeds
from the sale of collateral also are deposited in the fund
for defaults on loans committed prior to October 1, 1991 (46
U.S.C. 1272, 1273(f), and 1274).
Statement of Operations (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4417–0–3–376

1997 actual

1998 actual

4
–4

5
–5

1999 est.

2000 est.

..................
..................

..................
..................

0101
0102

Revenue ...................................................
Expense ....................................................

0109

Net income or loss (–) ............................

..................

..................

..................

..................

0199

Net income or loss ..................................

..................

..................

..................

..................

1999 est.

2000 est.

Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4417–0–3–376

ASSETS:
1101 Federal assets: Fund balances with
Treasury ...............................................
1206 Non-Federal assets: Receivables, net .....
1701 Net value of assets related to pre–1992
direct loans receivable and acquired
defaulted guaranteed loans receivable: Defaulted guaranteed loans,
gross ...................................................

1997 actual

1998 actual

AND

EXPENSES

øFor necessary expenses of the Patent and Trademark Office provided for by law, including defense of suits instituted against the
Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, $643,026,000, to remain
available until expended: Provided, That of this amount, $643,026,000
shall be derived from offsetting collections assessed and collected
pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1113 and 35 U.S.C. 41 and 376, and shall
be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation:
Provided further, That the sum herein appropriated from the General
Fund shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 1999, so as to result in a final fiscal year 1999 appropriation from the General Fund estimated at $0: Provided further,
That, during fiscal year 1999, should the total amount of offsetting
fee collections be less than $643,026,000, the total amounts available
to the Patent and Trademark Office shall be reduced accordingly:
Provided further, That any amount received in excess of $643,026,000
in fiscal year 1999 shall remain available until expended, but shall
not be available for obligation until October 1, 1999: Provided further,
That the amounts charged for patent fees under 35 U.S.C. 41 (a)
and (b) shall be the amounts charged by the Patent and Trademark
Office on September 30, 1998, including any applicable surcharges
collected pursuant to section 8001 of Public Law 103–66: Provided
further, That such fees shall be credited as offsetting collections and
shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation: Provided further, That upon enactment of a statute reauthorizing the Patent and Trademark Office or establishing a successor
agency or agencies, and upon the subsequent enactment of a new
patent fee schedule, the fifth proviso in this paragraph shall no longer
have effect: Provided further, That, in addition to amounts otherwise
made available under this heading, not to exceed $102,000,000 of
such amounts collected shall be available for obligation in fiscal year
1999 for purposes as authorized by law: Provided further, That any
amount received in excess of $102,000,000 in fiscal year 1999 shall
remain available until expended, but shall not be available for obligation until October 1, 1999.¿
For necessary expenses of the Patent and Trademark Office, including defense of suits instituted against the Commissioner of Patents
and Trademarks, $805,976,000 to be derived from fees; which shall
be credited to this account as offsetting collections and remain available until expended: Provided, That, such fees shall be as authorized
by 15 U.S.C. 1113 and 35 U.S.C. 41 and 376; and in addition,
the Commissioner shall charge and collect fees sufficient to cover the
accrued indirect personnel costs associated with post-retirement health
and life insurance of PTO employees, and such fees shall be transferred to the appropriate employee health benefits and life insurance
funds, and shall be available for authorized purposes of those accounts: Provided further, That an interim final rule to effect the resulting changes in fees shall be issued within 60 days of enactment
of this Act: Provided further, That any remaining balance of fees
collected in fiscal year 2000 shall remain available until expended,
but shall not become available until October 1, 2000.
ø(RESCISSION)¿

25
13

13
..................

9
3

9
3

33

38

20

øOf the unobligated balances available under this heading from
prior year appropriations, fees collected in this fiscal year, and balances of prior year fees, $71,000,000 are rescinded.¿ (Department
of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)

20

Unavailable Collections (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–1006–0–1–376

1999

Total assets ........................................
LIABILITIES:
2104 Federal liabilities: Resources payable to
Treasury ...............................................
2201 Non-Federal liabilities: Accounts payable

71

51

32

32

48
23

40
11

32
..................

32
..................

2999

Total liabilities ....................................

71

51

32

32

4999

Total liabilities and net position ............

71

51

32

32

Balance, start of year:
01.99 Balance, start of year ....................................................
Receipts:
02.01 Patent and Trademark surcharges ................................
03.00
04.00

1998 actual

196

1999 est.

397

2000 est.

404

119 ................... ...................

Offsetting Collections ....................................................
Total: Balances and collections ....................................
Appropriation:
05.01 Salaries and expenses ...................................................

109
424

116
513

160
564

¥27

¥109

¥116

05.99
07.99

¥27
397

¥109
404

¥116
448

Subtotal appropriation ...................................................
Total balance, end of year ............................................

218

PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES—Continued

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–1006–0–1–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
00.01
Patents ......................................................................
00.02
Information Dissemination ........................................

24 ................... ...................
2 ................... ...................

00.91

Direct program core businesses ...........................
Direct program:
Policy .........................................................................

26 ................... ...................

27 ................... ...................

09.01
09.02
09.03

Total direct program .................................................
Reimbursable Program:
Patents ......................................................................
Trademarks ................................................................
Information Dissemination ........................................

627
97
52

714
109
57

09.09
09.20
09.30

Reimbursable program—subtotal line .................
661
776
Policy .........................................................................
15
20
Indirect Cost Transfer to OPM ....................................... ................... ...................

880
22
20

01.50
02.00

1 ................... ...................

533
85
43

09.99

Total reimbursable program ......................................

676

796

922

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

703

796

922

21
690

13 ...................
783
922

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
21.40 Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................
22.10 Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................
23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

4 ................... ...................
715
796
922
¥703
¥796
¥922
13 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.20
Appropriation (special fund, definite) .......................
27 ................... ...................
40.35
Appropriation rescinded ............................................ ...................
¥71 ...................
43.00
68.00
68.26
68.45

Appropriation (total) .............................................
27
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
Offsetting collections (cash) ................................
772
Offsetting collections (unavailable balances) ...... ...................
Portion not available for obligation (limitation
on obligations) .................................................
¥109

¥71 ...................
861
109

966
116

¥116

¥160

68.90

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ...........................................................

663

854

922

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

690

783

922

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.45 Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................
72.40

311
293
430
703
796
922
¥715
¥659
¥796
¥4 ................... ...................
293

430

556

86.90
86.93
86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

715

659

796

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources ..................................................................

¥772

¥861

¥966

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

¥82
¥56

¥78
¥202

¥44
¥170

89.00
90.00

27
¥71 ...................
¥52 ................... ...................
486
538
588
255
192
208

The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is one of the 32
High Impact agencies that have the most extensive inter-

action with the American people, represent most of the Federal Budget, and employ most of the Federal workforce. In
response to the Vice President, the PTO developed bold performance goals that will improve service by the Year 2000
and beyond.
On November 10, 1998, the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office Reauthorization Act, Fiscal Year 1999 (Public Law 105–
358) reset patent statutory fee amounts. However, these fee
rates do not cover any costs associated with current PTO
employees’ post-retirement health and life insurance. The
2000 program level will impose $20 million in contingent
FEHB and FEGLI costs on the Federal Treasury. So that
patent and trademark fees fully reflect these costs, the Budget
proposes a small increase in PTO fees, with the associated
collections transferred to the Employees Health Benefits and
Life Insurance Funds. This proposal will also be incorporated
into proposed legislation making the Patent and Trademark
Office a performance-based organization.
Fee collections in 1999 are estimated to be $861 million,
though $71 million was rescinded from these and prior year
collections. In 2000, total collections are estimated to be $966
million.
During 2000, the Office will continue to operate through
three distinct business lines:
Patent Business.—The Patent Business supports the Department’s strategic theme to provide effective management
and stewardship of our Nation’s resources and assets to ensure sustainable economic opportunities. As part of this
theme, the goal is to grant exclusive rights, for limited times,
to inventors for their discoveries. The activities under this
business include all functions in the patent application processing pipeline, including the initial administrative examination of patent applications, the processing of patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the formal
examination of patent applications to determine the patentability of a claimed invention, the post-examination processing
and printing of allowed patents, the review for quality, and
the quasi-judicial review in appeal and interference proceedings. Other ancillary functions of the Patent Business are
the classification, documentation and search systems, and the
maintenance of a scientific and technical library.
The 2000 program level provides resources for achieving
the principal goal of achieving 12-month cycle time for 80
percent of inventions filed by enlarging the cadre of examiners, streamlining application processing, incrementally automating patent processing, and implementing process reengineering.
Key Patent Business quantity and quality performance
measures are:
1998 actual

Applications received ............................................
Original inventions filed .......................................
Application disposals by examiners .....................
Patents issued ......................................................
Average cycle time of original inventions processed (months) .................................................
Percent of original inventions achieving 12
month or less cycle time .................................
Percent of customers satisfied .............................

1999 est.

2000 est.

240,090
201,777
203,227
140,574

259,000
218,000
221,000
183,000

277,000
233,000
234,000
155,000

16.9

10.9

10.2

32
52

75
65

80
70

Trademark Business.—The Trademark Business supports
the Department’s strategic theme to provide effective management and stewardship of our Nation’s resources and assets
to ensure sustainable economic opportunities. As part of this
theme, the goal is to enhance trademark protection. The activities under this business include the examination of trademark applications to determine whether the statutory criteria
for the Federal registration of a trade or service mark are
met. The Office issues notices of allowance and certificates
of registration based on a trademark attorney’s determination.
Trademark application processing functions also include inter

TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION
Federal Funds

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

parte proceedings involving oppositions, cancellations, and ex
parte proceedings.
The 2000 program level provides for the primary business
goal of reducing pendency from filing to first action to 3
months. The Trademark Business proposes to achieve this
goal by focusing on the process, the customer, and the employee. Planned activities for 2000 include the implementation
of process reengineering and leveraging information technology to incrementally automate the examination process.
Focused training of employees and improving communication
with customers are also an integral part of the activities
planned for 2000.
Key Trademark Business quantity and quality performance
measures are:
1998 actual

Applications received (includes amendments and combined
classes) ...................................................................................
Trademark registrations printed .................................................
Pending time to first action (in months) ...................................
Pending time to registration/abandonment (in months) ............
Percent of customers’ satisfied ..................................................

232,384
106,279
7.2
17.8
63

1999 est.

2000 est.

256,000
138,600
3.9
15.5
80

282,000
141,000
3.0
13.8
80

Information Dissemination Business.—The Information Dissemination Business supports the Department’s strategic
theme to keep America competitive with cutting-edge science
and technology and a world class information base. As part
of this theme, the goal is to promote awareness of, and provide effective access to, patent and trademark information.
The activities under this business serve the fundamental purpose of patent and trademark laws to disclose new technologies and to provide public notice concerning intellectual
property rights. Information dissemination functions include
the maintenance of public search rooms, the provision of copies and certified copies of patents, trademark registrations,
and other official documents and the recordation of assignments of patent and trademark rights.
The 2000 program level will continue to enable customers
to use the Internet to request the status of their patent and
trademark applications, to place orders and receive products,
and to access patent and trademark data bases via the PTO’s
Inernet website.
Key Information Dissemination Business performance
measures are:
1998 actual

Percent of key products and services meeting
schedules or cycle time of standards .............
Percent of total customers satisfied with key
products and services ......................................
*This survey is conducted every two years.

1999 est.

2000 est.

70

80

80

*

90

dissemination operations and provision of essential administrative, financial and human resource services.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–1006–0–1–376

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other personnel compensation .............................

11.1
11.5
11.9
12.1
23.1
24.0
25.2
25.3
31.0

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

99.9

2000 est.

11 ................... ...................
1 ................... ...................

Total personnel compensation .........................
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Printing and reproduction .........................................
Other services ............................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
Equipment .................................................................

99.0
99.0

1999 est.

12
3
2
2
5

Total new obligations ................................................

...................
...................
...................
...................
...................

...................
...................
...................
...................
...................

1 ................... ...................
2 ................... ...................
27 ................... ...................
676
796
922
703

796

922

Personnel Summary
1998 actual

Identification code 13–1006–0–1–376

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

1999 est.

2000 est.

201 ................... ...................

5,099

6,358

6,801

TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION
Federal Funds
General and special funds:
UNDER SECRETARY

FOR

TECHNOLOGY/OFFICE
POLICY

OF

TECHNOLOGY

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For necessary expenses for the Under Secretary for Technology/
Office of Technology Policy, ø$9,495,000¿ $8,972,000, of which not
to exceed ø$1,600,000¿ $600,000 shall remain available until September 30, ø2000¿ 2001. (15 U.S.C. 1511(c), 1533, 3704, 3711; Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999,
as included in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)

*

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

Policy.—The Policy function supports the Department’s
strategic theme to build for the future and promote U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace by strengthening and
safeguarding the Nation’s economic infrastructure. As part
of this theme, the goal is to help protect, promote, and expand
intellectual property rights systems throughout the United
States and abroad. The primary function of this activity is
to advise, assist, promote, and provide expertise, in the area
of intellectual property rights. The 2000 program level provides resources for the Office to pursue administrative and
legislative reforms that resolve problems, continue improvements and maximize efficiencies to ensure the continued vitality of the patent and trademark systems.
A key Policy performance measures is:
1998 actual

Number of countries provided technical assistance in intellectual property rights systems ...

219

73

1999 est.

73

2000 est.

80

Corporate Support.—This activity includes the administrative and infrastructure functions in support of the business
and policy operations of the Office. The 2000 commitments
address the Office’s immediate and long-term space requirements, and maintenance of the information technology infrastructure necessary for patent, trademark and information

Identification code 13–1100–0–1–376

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

00.01
09.01

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program ...............................................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

7
1

11
1

9
1

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

8

12

10

21.40
22.00
23.90
23.95
24.40

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ............... ...................
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
9
Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
Permanent:
68.00
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

2 ...................
10
10

9
12
10
¥8
¥12
¥10
2 ................... ...................

8

9

9

1

1

1

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

9

10

10

72.40

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................

14

14

4

220

TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued
UNDER SECRETARY

FOR TECHNOLOGY/OFFICE OF
POLICY—Continued

lated to the commercial space industry, encouraging private
sector investment in space.
Performance Measures.—The activities under this account
support one theme of the Commerce Strategic Plan:

TECHNOLOGY

SALARIES AND EXPENSES—Continued

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)—Continued
Identification code 13–1100–0–1–376

73.10
73.20
74.40

Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

8
¥8

12
¥23

10
¥11

14

4

3

Theme: Science/Technology/Information
Goal: To improve technology’s contribution to U.S. competitiveness, economic growth, and job creation through the
analysis, development, advocacy, and implementation of national technology policies and programs.
1998 act.

Reports published .......................................................................

1999 est.

3

2000 est.

5

5

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
86.90
86.93
86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

4
3
1

6
16
1

6
4
1

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

8

23

11

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

¥1

¥1

¥1

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

8
7

9
22

9
10

89.00
90.00

11.1
11.3
11.9
12.1
23.1
25.1
25.2
25.3
41.0

The Technology Administration (TA) is the focal point for
civilian technology and competitiveness issues within the Administration. TA is the primary agency within the Federal
Government with the sole mission to work in partnership
with the private sector to improve U.S. industrial competitiveness and to exercise leadership as the private sector’s advocate.
The Under Secretary for Technology oversees three agencies
within TA: the Office of Technology Policy (OTP), the National
Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National
Technical Information Service.
The Under Secretary and the Office of Technology Policy
are responsible for coordinating a national technology policy.
The Under Secretary fulfills this role in part by chairing
the high-level coordinating committee overseeing the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles Initiative (PNGV), a
unique Government-wide, 10-year partnership between the
Federal Government and the big three automakers. The
Under Secretary also serves on the Executive Committee of
the Committee on Technology within the President’s National
Science and Technology Council. This committee pursues industry defined and led activities relating to research and development in the areas of materials, construction and building, manufacturing infrastructure, electronics, and automotive, technologies.
OTP works to promote technology development and commercialization by serving as the Federal Government’s primary advocate for innovation and industrial competitiveness,
analyst of civilian technology issues, and incubator for new
models of domestic and international technology cooperation.
OTP administers the National Medal of Technology, a Presidential award program that celebrates America’s spirit of innovation and recognizes excellence in technological innovation
and commercialization.
In addition, OTP will continue with its highly successful
Partnership for Competitive Economy (PACE) initiative. In
partnership with State and local government, business, and
academia, OTP conducts PACE conferences around the country to maintain a dialogue on how best to help companies
compete in the global economy.
TA also houses the Office of Air and Space Commercialization. This office provides advice and counsel for promoting
economic conditions that foster commercial space development
and assistance in coordinating the Department’s activities re-

1998 actual

Identification code 13–1100–0–1–376

1999 est.

2000 est.

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
2
2
Other than full-time permanent ........................... ................... ...................

2
1

Total personnel compensation .........................
2
2
Civilian personnel benefits ....................................... ...................
1
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
1
1
Advisory and assistance services ............................. ................... ...................
Other services ............................................................
1
1
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
1
1
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ........................ ...................
4

3
1
1
1
1
1
2

99.0
99.0
99.5

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

5
1
2

10
10
1 ...................
1 ...................

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

8

12

10

Personnel Summary
1998 actual

Identification code 13–1100–0–1–376

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

1999 est.

2000 est.

1001

38

49

50

1

1

1

NATIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SERVICE
Federal Funds
Intragovernmental funds:
NTIS REVOLVING FUND
To partially fund expenses relating to the collection, input processing, and preservation of scientific and technical information,
$2,000,000 to remain available until expended. (15 U.S.C. 1152–53.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4295–0–3–376

00.01
09.01

1998 actual

Obligations by program activity:
Direct Program Activity .................................................. ...................
Reimbursable program ..................................................
35

1999 est.

2000 est.

1
57

2
60
62

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

35

58

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

2
37

3 ...................
56
62

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

39
59
62
¥35
¥58
¥62
3 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation ............................................................. ................... ...................
2
42.00
Transferred from other accounts .............................. ...................
1 ...................

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
Federal Funds

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
43.00
68.00
70.00

Appropriation (total) ............................................. ...................
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
37
Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

1

2

55

60

56

62

72.40

38
35
¥37

37
58
¥71

25
62
¥59

37

25

28

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.90 Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................
86.97 Outlays from new permanent authority ......................... ...................
86.98 Outlays from permanent balances ................................
37

1
30
40

2
33
24

87.00

71

59

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)
1997 actual

Identification code 13–4295–0–3–376

37

221

ASSETS:
Federal assets:
1101
Fund balances with Treasury .............
Investments in US securities:
1106
Receivables, net .............................
1206 Non-Federal assets: Receivables, net .....
Other Federal assets:
1802
Inventories and related properties .....
1803
Property, plant and equipment, net
1999

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

40

40

40

40

..................
2

..................
1

..................
1

..................
1

5
6

3
6

1
7

1
7

53

50

49

49

Total assets ........................................
LIABILITIES:
2101 Federal liabilities: Accounts payable ......
Non-Federal liabilities:
2201
Accounts payable ................................
2207
Other ...................................................

11

13

11

11

12
16

2
24

12
14

12
14

2999

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources .....................................................
88.40
Non-Federal sources .............................................

¥16
¥21

¥24
¥31

¥29
¥31

88.90

¥37

¥55

Total liabilities ....................................
NET POSITION:
3100 Appropriated capital ................................
3300 Cumulative results of operations ............

39

39

37

37

11
3

..................
11

..................
12

..................
12

3999

37

Total net position ................................

14

11

12

12

4999

Total liabilities and net position ............

53

50

49

49

¥60

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

1998 actual

Identification code 13–4295–0–3–376

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

2
¥1

11.1
25.2
31.0

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS), a component of the Technology Administration, operates this revolving fund for the payment of all expenses incurred in performing the activities of the NTIS, which include the acquisition
and public sale of domestic and foreign federally funded research, development, and engineering reports and associated
business information.
This appropriation partially funds costs associated with the
collection, input processing, and preservation of government
information products. Title 15 U.S.C. 1151–1157, as amended,
directs NTIS to perform these functions and NTIS’s projected
fees are not sufficient to fully cover the cost of these activities.
The NTIS collection represents a comprehensive, permanent,
accessible record of the United States Government’s massive
investments in research and development since the end of
World War II. The Administration intends to submit legislation providing NTIS with greater flexibility in performing its
mission.
Performance Measures.—The activities under this account
support the Science and Technology Leadership theme under
the Commerce Strategic Plan. The Annual Performance Plan
goal is to collect and disseminate technical information. The
first objective is to play a leadership role in assisting Federal
agencies with dissemination of their scientific, technical and
business information.

99.0

1998 actual

Items in Archive (millions) ..........................................................

1
16

1999 est.

2.8

2.9

2000 est.

3.1

The second objective is to provide services and infrastructure to organize scientific, technical, and business-related information and deliver to customers through effective systems.
Documents reproduced from electronic media (millions) ...........

1.0

2.5

3.5

Statement of Operations (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4295–0–3–376

0101
0102
0109

Revenue ...................................................
Expense ....................................................
Net income or loss (–) ............................

1997 actual

40
–43
–3

1998 actual

37
–41
–4

1999 est.

55
–55
..................

11.1
11.5
11.9
12.1
22.0
23.1
23.3

..................

2000 est.

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent ........ ................... ...................
1
Other services ............................................................ ................... ...................
1
Equipment ................................................................. ...................
1 ...................
Subtotal, direct obligations .................................. ...................
Reimbursable obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
14
Other personnel compensation .............................
1

1

2

15
1

17
1

15
3
1
1

16
4
1
1

18
4
1
1

2
1
5

3
2
18

3
2
16

25.7
26.0
31.0

Total personnel compensation .........................
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Transportation of things ...........................................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Printing and reproduction .........................................
Other services ............................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
Operation and maintenance of equipment ...............
Supplies and materials .............................................
Equipment .................................................................

3
1
2
1

4
3
2
3

8
3
2
2

99.0

Subtotal, reimbursable obligations ......................

35

57

60

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

35

58

62

24.0
25.2
25.3

Personnel Summary
1998 actual

Identification code 13–4295–0–3–376

1999 est.

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ............................................................... ................... ...................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................
338
424

2000 est.

23

377

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND
TECHNOLOGY
Federal Funds

2000 est.

60
–60

1999 est.

General and special funds:
SCIENTIFIC

AND

TECHNICAL RESEARCH

AND

SERVICES

For necessary expenses of the National Institute of Standards and
Technology, ø$280,136,000¿ $289,622,000, to remain available until

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

222

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued
SCIENTIFIC

AND

TECHNICAL RESEARCH

AND

SERVICES—Continued

expended, of which not to exceed ø$1,625,000¿ $282,000 may be
transferred to the ‘‘Working Capital Fund’’. (15 U.S.C. 272, 273, 278b–
e, 278g-h, 278p, 290b–f, 1151–57, 1454(d), 1454(e), 1501, 1512, 3711a;
40 U.S.C. 759(f); 42 U.S.C. 4913(1)(B), 6962(e); Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included
in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0500–0–1–376

Obligations by program activity:
Operating expenses:
Measurement and engineering research and standards:
00.01
Electronics and electrical engineering .................
00.02
Manufacturing engineering ...................................
00.03
Chemical science and technology ........................
00.04
Physics ..................................................................
00.05
Materials science and engineering ......................
00.06
Building and fire research ...................................
00.07
Computer science and applied mathematics ......
00.08
Technology assistance ..........................................
00.09
National quality program ......................................
00.10
Research support activities ..................................
10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

21.40
22.00
22.10

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

40.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.45 Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

35
19
32
29
50
23
42
14
3
30

39
20
33
29
52
15
45
17
5
32

39
20
34
29
52
14
48
18
5
31

277

287

290

5
277

6 ...................
280
289

1

1

1

283
287
290
¥277
¥287
¥290
6 ................... ...................

277

280

290

80
277
¥278
¥1

78
287
¥292
¥1

72
290
¥289
¥1

78

72

72

72.40

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

210
68

216
76

223
66

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

278

292

289

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

277
278

280
292

289
289

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
is responsible for the measurement foundation that supports
U.S. industry, Government, and scientific establishments.
NIST’s intramural research program is funded by the Scientific and Technical Research and Services appropriation.
Measurement and engineering research and standards.—
Electronics and electrical engineering.—Includes infrastructure research efforts to support the fundamental electronic technologies of semiconductors, magnetics, and superconductors; information and communications technologies,
such as fiber optics, photonics, microwaves, and video; electrical power systems; the advanced manufacturing of electronic products; electronic measurement instrumentation;
and, provision of the physical standards for electricity.
Manufacturing engineering.—Encompasses research in
high-precision dimensional measurement and precision engineering; robotics and intelligent machines; manufacturing

data description, data administration, and information processing; and, advanced sensors for manufacturing processes.
Chemical science and technology.—Covers fundamental
investigations of measurement-based phenomena related to
the composition and behavior of chemical and biochemical
systems. This research includes developing and improving
measurement capability and quantitative understanding of
the underlying physical principles of measurement science.
Physics.—Includes investigation of the structure and dynamics of atoms, molecules, and micro- or nanoscale structures and the development of high performance sensors,
instrumentation, measurement methods, and standards for
time, frequency, and optical and ionizing radiation.
Materials science and engineering.—Covers research in
materials characterization, nondestructive evaluation, metallurgy, polymers, and ceramics and addresses the measurement, standards and technological issues required to stimulate the more effective production and use of materials.
Building and fire research.—Includes research and development of technologies to predict, measure, and test the
performance of construction materials, components, systems, and practices, and to investigate the scientific principles that govern the phenomena of fire initiation, propagation, and suppression.
Computer science and applied mathematics.—Includes development and demonstration of evaluation techniques,
testing methods, and standards to enable usable, reliable,
and interoperable computer and telecommunications systems; and provides leadership and collaborative research
in the application and use of mathematics, statistics and
computer science, and support of computing and telecommunications services.
Technology assistance.—Provides a central source of information and assistance for U.S. industry, academia, and
Government regarding national and international standardization certification and conformity assessment activities
and provides, on a reimbursable basis, centralized access
to critically needed services, including Standard Reference
Materials, Standard Reference Data, calibration and legal
metrology services, and laboratory accreditation programs.
National Quality Program.—Extends U.S. competitiveness through performance excellence criteria and other information transfer, and administration of the Malcolm
Baldrige National Quality Award.
Research support activities.—Includes centrally managed
activities that provide support to all other NIST programs.
This support includes competence development in NIST
mission-oriented areas of research, high caliber postdoctoral
scientists and engineers, and computing support for research programs.
These program activities are included in the 21st Century
Research Fund.
Performance Measures.—The activities under this account
support two themes of the Commerce Strategic Plan:
Themes: Economic Infrastructure and Science/Technology/
Information
1. Provide technical leadership for the Nation’s measurement and standards infrastructure. NIST evaluates the
perfomance of its laboratories through external peer review
(conducted by the National Research Council), economic impact studies, and evaluation of numerous scientific and technical outputs.
2. Assist U.S. businesses in continuously improving their
productivity and efficiency by adopting performance and quality management practices and assessment methods:
1998 est.

Total number of applications to the MBNQA and Baldrigebased State programs ............................................................

1,156

1999 est.

1,270

2000 est.

1,395

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
10.00

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0500–0–1–376

11.1
11.3
11.5

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other than full-time permanent ...............................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

1999 est.

Total new obligations ...........................................

21.40
22.00
22.10

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................

2000 est.

116
10
4

125
11
4

126
11
4

130
27
7
1
3
9
1
2
25

140
29
7
1
3
11
1
2
26

141
30
7
1
3
11
1
2
22

23.90
23.95
24.40

8
2
6
14
22
20

8
2
6
17
22
12

12
3
6
17
22
12

43.00

25.5
25.7
26.0
31.0
41.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Transportation of things ................................................
Rental payments to others ............................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Printing and reproduction ..............................................
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
Other services ................................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ....................................................................
Research and development contracts ...........................
Operation and maintenance of equipment ...................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

277

287

290

11.9
12.1
21.0
22.0
23.2
23.3
24.0
25.1
25.2
25.3

Personnel Summary
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0500–0–1–376

1999 est.

40.00
40.36
42.00

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

223

293

359

351

16
306

33
325

9
339

5

9

4

327
¥293
33

367
352
¥359
¥351
9 ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................
306
Unobligated balance rescinded ..................................... ...................
Transferred from other accounts ................................... ...................

310
339
¥6 ...................
21 ...................

Appropriation (total) ..................................................

306

325

339

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.45 Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

584
293
¥343
¥5

529
359
¥299
¥9

581
351
¥317
¥4

529

581

609

72.40

2000 est.

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

2,047

2,113

2,063

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

53
290

36
263

34
283

87.00

1001

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

343

299

317

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

306
343

325
299

339
317

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
For necessary expenses of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology,
ø$106,800,000¿ $99,836,000, to remain available until expendedø:
Provided, That notwithstanding the time limitations imposed by 15
U.S.C. 278k(c) (1) and (5) on the duration of Federal financial assistance that may be awarded by the Secretary of Commerce to Regional
Centers for the transfer of Manufacturing Technology (‘‘Centers’’),
such Federal financial assistance for a Center may continue beyond
six years and may be renewed for additional periods, not to exceed
one year, at a rate not to exceed one-third of the Center’s total
annual costs or the level of funding in the sixth year, whichever
is less, subject before any such renewal to a positive evaluation of
the Center and to a finding by the Secretary of Commerce that
continuation of Federal funding to the Center is in the best interest
of the Regional Centers for the transfer of Manufacturing Technology
Program: Provided further, That the Center’s most recent performance evaluation is positive, and the Center has submitted a reapplication which has successfully passed merit review¿.
In addition, for necessary expenses of the Advanced Technology
Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology,
ø$203,500,000¿ $238,700,000, to remain available until expendedø,
of which not to exceed $66,000,000 shall be available for the award
of new grants, and of which not to exceed $500,000 may be transferred to the ‘‘Working Capital Fund’’¿ :Provided, That no funds may
be used for the Small Business Innovation Research program, notwithstanding 15 U.S.C. 638. (15 U.S.C. 278k, 278l, 278n, 278p; Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999,
as included in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)
ø(RESCISSION)¿
øOf the unobligated balances available under this heading for the
Advanced Technology Program, $6,000,000 are rescinded.¿ (Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related
Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105–
277, section 101(b).)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0525–0–1–376

Obligations by program activity:
Extramural programs:
00.01
Advanced technology program ..................................
00.02
Manufacturing extension partnership .......................

1998 actual

179
114

1999 est.

231
128

2000 est.

252
99

This appropriation supports the extension of technology to
American industry and fosters the development of broadbased, high-risk technology by industry.
Extramural programs.
Advanced technology program.—The ATP is the focus of
a national effort to help accelerate the commercialization
of high-risk, broad benefit enabling technologies with significant commercial potential. ATP is a merit-based, rigorously competitive, cost-shared partnership program that
provides assistance to U.S. businesses and joint R&D ventures to help them improve their competitive position. The
program resources will be used for technology areas having
significant potential for stimulating U.S. economic growth.
This program is included in the 21st Century Research
Fund.
Manufacturing extension partnership.—The MEP program
emphasizes NIST’s role in transferring developed technologies to small- and medium-sized manufacturers through
Government-industry partnerships and extension services
and by improving the competitiveness of existing American
business.
Performance Measures.—The activities under this account
support two themes of the Commerce Strategic Plan. The
performance of these activities is evaluated through a combination of external review, economic impact studies, and
evaluation of numerous quantitative outcomes and outputs.
Themes: Economic Infrastructure and Science and Technology Information
1. Accelerate technological innovation and the development of new technologies that underpin future economic
growth (ATP).
2. Improve the technological capability, productivity,
and competitiveness of small manufacturers (MEP).
1998 actual

Cumulative number of technologies under commercialization ..
Increased sales attributed to MEP (millions of dollars) ............

120
305

1999 est.

160
389

2000 est.

180
520

224

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000
90.00

General and special funds—Continued

Outlays ...........................................................................

42

28

42

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES—Continued
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0525–0–1–376

11.1
11.3
11.5
11.9
12.1
21.0
23.2
23.3
25.1
25.2
25.3

1999 est.

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
22
Other than full-time permanent ...............................
2
Other personnel compensation .................................. ...................

2000 est.

23
2
1

24
2
1

24
5
1
1
3
2
6

26
5
1
1
3
2
11

27
5
1
1
3
2
8

25.7
26.0
31.0
41.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Rental payments to others ............................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
Other services ................................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ....................................................................
Operation and maintenance of equipment ...................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

5
1
2
3
240

5
1
2
3
299

6
1
2
3
292

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

293

359

351

Personnel Summary
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0525–0–1–376

1001

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

CONSTRUCTION

OF

1999 est.

381

391

2000 est.

393

RESEARCH FACILITIES

For construction of new research facilities, including architectural
and engineering design, and for renovation of existing facilities, not
otherwise provided for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as authorized by 15 U.S.C. 278c–278e, ø$56,714,000¿
$106,798,000, to remain available until expendedø: Provided, That
of the amounts provided under this heading, $40,000,000 shall be
available for obligation and expenditure only after submission of a
plan for the expenditure of these funds, in accordance with section
605 of this Act¿. (Department of Commerce and Related Agencies
Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105–277, section
101(b).)

This appropriation supports the renovation of NIST’s current buildings and laboratories to comply with more stringent
science and engineering requirements and is included in the
21st Century Research Fund.
The request includes funding for construction of an Advanced Measurement Laboratory at NIST’s main campus in
Gaithersburg, Maryland. The 5-wing complex will provide
stringent controls for particulate matter, temperature, vibration, and humidity that are unattainable in current NIST
buildings, and equal to or better than similar labs overseas.
Such conditions are vital for NIST to keep pace with rapid
developments in semiconductors, precision instruments, industrial robots, computers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, building materials, and emerging technologies requiring molecular
and atomic-level precision.
The proposed level provides the final increment needed to
fully fund the AML’s $203 million construction cost, which
is based on single phase construction over four years from
existing designs. Funding is derived from $68 million in 1998
funds, $40 million from 1999 funds, and $95 million requested
in 2000. An additional $15 million for fit-up, relocation, and
communication costs is planned for 2001, bringing the total
project cost to $218 million. Projected completion is in late
2003.
To improve the safety and performance of existing NIST
facilities, the remaining balance of funds in this account will
be used to address the highest-priority maintenance and repair projects, as outlined in the NIST Facilities Improvement
Plan.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

1998 actual

21

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

9
95

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

2000 est.

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
Other services ................................................................
Operation and maintenance of equipment ...................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Land and structures ......................................................

1
1
12
2
2
3

2
1
43
2
2
89

2
1
10
2
2
90

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

21

139

107

Personnel Summary
1999 est.

2000 est.
Identification code 13–0515–0–1–376

Obligations by program activity:
10.00 Total new obligations ....................................................

1999 est.

11.1
25.1
25.2
25.7
26.0
32.0

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0515–0–1–376

1998 actual

Identification code 13–0515–0–1–376

139

107

1001

1998 actual

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

20

1999 est.

33

2000 est.

33

82 ...................
57
107

Intragovernmental funds:

New budget authority (gross), detail:
40.00 Appropriation ..................................................................
Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

104
139
107
¥21
¥139
¥107
82 ................... ...................

95

57

107

72.40

54
21
¥42

32
139
¥28

144
107
¥42

32

144

209

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

3
39

7
21

13
29

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

42

28

42

89.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................

95

57

107

WORKING CAPITAL FUND
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–4650–0–4–376

Obligations by program activity:
Measurement and engineering research and standards:
Measurement and engineering research and standards:
09.01
Electronics and electrical engineering .................
09.02
Manufacturing engineering ...................................
09.03
Chemical science and technology ........................
09.04
Physics ..................................................................
09.05
Material science and engineering ........................
09.06
Building and fire research ...................................
09.07
Computer science and applied mathematics ......
09.08
Technology Assistance ..........................................
09.11
National quality program ......................................
09.12
Research support activities ..................................
09.14
Manufacturing extension partnership ...................

1998 actual

14
8
13
13
8
9
11
20
4
24
1

1999 est.

2000 est.

14
14
7
7
16
15
13
13
7
7
9
8
10
10
19
19
2
2
8
8
1 ...................

NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION
Federal Funds

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
10.00

Total new obligations .......................................

125

106

103

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

39
119

32
106

32
103

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

158
¥125
32

138
¥106
32

135
¥103
32

68.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Spending authority from offsetting collections (gross):
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

119

106

103

40
125
¥123

42
106
¥119

29
103
¥106

42

29

26

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................
72.40

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

119
4

106
13

103
3

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

123

119

106

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources .....................................................
88.40
Non-Federal sources .............................................

¥65
¥54

¥64
¥42

¥61
¥42

¥119

¥106

225

NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND
INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION
Federal Funds
General and special funds:
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES

For necessary expenses, as provided for by law, of the National
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA),
ø$10,940,000¿ $17,212,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1535(d), the Secretary of Commerce shall charge Federal agencies for costs incurred in spectrum
management, analysis, and operations, and related services and such
fees shall be retained and used as offsetting collections for costs
of such spectrum services, to remain available until expended: Provided further, That hereafter, notwithstanding any other provision
of law, NTIA shall not authorize spectrum use or provide any spectrum functions pursuant to the NTIA Organization Act, 47 U.S.C.
902–903, to any Federal entity without reimbursement as required
by NTIA for such spectrum management costs, and Federal entities
withholding payment of such cost shall not use spectrum: Provided
further, That the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to retain and
use as offsetting collections all funds transferred, or previously transferred, from other Government agencies for all costs incurred in telecommunications research, engineering, and related activities by the
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences of the NTIA, in furtherance
of its assigned functions under this paragraph, and such funds received from other Government agencies shall remain available until
expended. (15 U.S.C. 1512, 1532; 47 U.S.C. §§ 305, 606, 701 et seq.,
721, and 744; Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law 105–277, section
101(b).)

¥103

88.90

89.00
90.00

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
4
13
3

The Working capital fund finances research and technical
services performed for other Government agencies and the
public. These activities are funded through advances and reimbursements. The fund also finances the acquisition of
equipment and standard reference materials and storeroom
inventories until issued or sold.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–4650–0–4–376

11.1
11.3
11.5
11.9
12.1
21.0
23.2
23.3
25.1
25.2
25.3

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other than full-time permanent ...............................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

1999 est.

2000 est.

40
3
1

41
3
1

42
4
1

44
9
2
1
4
1
26

45
9
2
1
3
1
13

47
10
2
1
3
1
12

25.7
26.0
31.0
41.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Rental payments to others ............................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
Other services ................................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ....................................................................
Operation and maintenance of equipment ...................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

7
1
9
11
7

7
1
5
10
7

6
1
4
10
6

99.0
99.5

Subtotal, reimbursable obligations ......................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

122
3

104
103
2 ...................

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

125

106

103

Personnel Summary
Identification code 13–4650–0–4–376

2001

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

Identification code 13–0550–0–1–376

1999 est.

2000 est.

1999 est.

2000 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
Domestic and international policies:
00.01
Domestic policies ..................................................
2
2 ...................
00.02
International policies ............................................
4
2 ...................
00.03
Domestic and International Policy ............................ ................... ...................
4
Spectrum Management:
00.04
Spectrum plans and policies ................................
2
2 ...................
00.05
Spectrum management, analysis and operations
6
2 ...................
00.06
Spectrum Management ......................................... ................... ...................
7
Telecommunication Sciences Research:
00.07
Spectrum research and analysis ..........................
2
2 ...................
00.08
Systems and networks research and analysis
1
2 ...................
00.09
Telecommunication Sciences Research ................ ................... ...................
6
01.00
09.01
09.12
09.23
09.24

Total, direct program ................................................
Spectrum plans and policies .........................................
Spectrum management, analysis and operations .........
Spectrum research and analysis ...................................
Systems and networks research and analysis ..............

17
2
6
3
2

12
4
9
3
4

17
4
10
3
4

09.99

Total reimbursable program ......................................

13

20

21

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

30

32

38

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

1
30

1 ...................
31
38

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
Permanent:
68.00
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

31
32
38
¥30
¥32
¥38
1 ................... ...................

17

11

17

13

20

21

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

30

31

38

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................

13
30

8
32

2
38

70.00
1998 actual

1998 actual

72.40

726

718

713

226

NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

General and special funds—Continued
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES—Continued

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)—Continued
Identification code 13–0550–0–1–376

73.20
74.40

Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

¥35

¥37

¥37

8

2

4

86.90
86.93
86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

13
9
13

9
8
20

14
2
21

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

35

37

37

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

¥13

¥20

¥21

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

17
22

11
17

17
16

89.00
90.00

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is the principal executive branch adviser to
the President on domestic and international telecommunications policy. Additionally, it manages the Federal Government’s use of the radio frequency spectrum and performs
extensive research in telecommunications sciences.
Domestic and international policies.—In 2000, NTIA will
continue to develop and advocate policies to improve and
expand domestic telecommunications services and markets
so that the benefits of telecommunications are more widely
available to consumers. NTIA will advise White House officials, coordinate with other Executive Branch agencies, and
participate in relevant Congressional actions and interagency and Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
proceedings on a host of issues. NTIA will focus on developing events, such as implementation of specific provisions
of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. NTIA will develop
policies promoting universal, available and affordable services to all Americans, competition in telecommunications
and information markets, and development of new technology. NTIA will make policy recommendations in such
areas as traditional common carrier networks, wireless
services and products, the mass media (including advanced
television), as well as issues arising from the Internet and
electronic commerce. NTIA will also develop and implement
policies required to safeguard personal privacy.
NTIA will continue to formulate and advocate policies
for the advancement of U.S. telecommunications and information technology priorities in the international telecommunications policy and regulatory arena. NTIA will continue to forcefully encourage the broad liberalization of telecommunication regulations now taking hold across the globe
that create significant opportunities for a variety of U.S.
telecommunications interests and enterprises. NTIA will
continue to place great emphasis on the international development of electronic commerce as an essential element of
the emerging information society. In addition, NTIA will
conduct necessary implementation or other follow-up to the
1998 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference and the World Trade Organization
(WTO’s) Group on Basic Telecommunications (GBT) agreement. NTIA will continue its advocacy of U.S. interests
in other international and regional fora affecting telecommunications standards, infrastructure development and
market access. NTIA also will represent executive branch
concerns related to international telecommunications regulation before the FCC. In coordination with the Department
of State and the FCC, the agency will continue to discharge

statutory responsibilities for oversight of the Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) in its role as U.S.
Signatory to INTELSAT and INMARSAT as these two organizations consider options for restructuring.
Spectrum Management.—In 2000, NTIA will continue to
manage and resolve issues associated with the Federal Government’s use of the spectrum domestically and internationally. In coordination with the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) and with the advice of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC), NTIA will continue to satisfy the spectrum requirements of the Federal
Government, make plans to satisfy the future spectrum
needs of the Federal Government, coordinate Federal spectrum future requirements in shared spectrum bands, and
develop and implement policy to use the spectrum effectively and efficiently. NTIA will prepare for, participate
in, and implement the results of regional, national, and
international conferences on spectrum use and allocations
including the World Radio Conference 2000. Emergency
communications and Federal Government continuity of operations planning during emergency conditions will continue. NTIA will also interface with the private sector
through its spectrum openness program and its Internet
web site and apprise them of Government spectrum use
and rules and regulations governing this use. NTIA will
also review major communications systems costing billions
of dollars under development by Federal agencies to certify
that spectrum will be available in the future; conduct frequency band studies to define spectrum issues and make
plans to prevent future interference; and, operate computer
automated facilities to process some 80,000 requests for
frequency assignments to meet the communications needs
of the Federal Government and support analysis and engineering aspects of spectrum management. NTIA will also
continue its efforts to identify and apply new spectrum
saving technologies, identify adjacent band effects for use
by designers of future communications, and address the
public safety community’s need for future spectrum and
interoperability at the Federal, State and local levels.
Telecommunications Sciences Research.—In 2000, NTIA will
develop improved spectrum measurement techniques, in part,
through advanced research facilities upgrades, to address the
increasing use of broadband technologies, including digital
signals, spread-spectrum, and frequency agile systems. NTIA
will support the development of wireless technologies by
studying the behavior of broadband radio waves in indoor
and outdoor environments in order to create more accurate
modeling of radio propagation that will lead to improved
methods of spectrum sharing among users. Additionally,
NTIA will prepare and coordinate proposed domestic and
international telecommunications standards, develop and
demonstrate user-friendly ways to assess the performance of
industry and Government telecommunications networks,
evaluate future technologies that may facilitate competition
in the U.S. telecommunications industry, promote international trade opportunities for U.S. telecommunications
firms and improve the cost effectiveness of Government telecommunications use. Also, NTIA will initiate a program to
analyze the Nation’s telecommunications and information infrastructure protection needs and formulate outputs that will
enhance the ability of the U.S. to protect this critical infrastructure.
Performance measures.—Activities under this account support the three themes (economic infrastructure, science and
technology, and effective management of our Nation’s resources) of the Commerce Strategic Plan, including goals on
developing and promoting policies and plans for use of the
radio spectrum and promoting advanced telecommunications
and information technology.

NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Goal: Ensure spectrum provides the greatest benefit to
all people.
Output: Identify new technologies and their performance
limitations and applicability to Government operations.
1998 actual

Performance Measure:
New agency requested spectrum assignment actions ...........
Engineering reviews conducted for future radio communications systems .....................................................................

1999 est.

2000 est.

193,000

200,000

200,000

62

65

65

A more detailed presentation of goals, performance measures and targets is found in the Commerce Strategic Plan.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0550–0–1–376

1999 est.

26.0
31.0
99.0
99.0
99.5

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
17
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................
13
Below reporting threshold .............................................. ...................

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

30

9
19
4

15
19
4

32

38

Personnel Summary
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0550–0–1–376

1999 est.

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0551–0–1–503

1998 actual

1999 est.

2000 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning and
Construction ..............................................................
00.02 Program management—PTFPC .....................................

20
2

22
35
2 ...................

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

22

24

21.40
22.00
22.10

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................

3
21

3 ...................
20
35

1

1 ...................

00.01

35

2000 est.

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent ........
7
6
8
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
1
1
2
Travel and transportation of persons .......................
1 ...................
1
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
1
1
1
Advisory and assistance services ............................. ................... ...................
1
Other services ............................................................
1 ................... ...................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
4
1
1
Supplies and materials .............................................
1 ................... ...................
Equipment .................................................................
1 ...................
1

11.1
12.1
21.0
23.1
25.1
25.2
25.3

227

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

25
24
35
¥22
¥24
¥35
3 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning and
Construction ..............................................................
21
40.36 Unobligated balance rescinded-Endowment for Children’s Educational TV ............................................... ...................
40.00

43.00

Appropriation (total) ..................................................

21

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.45 Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

35
22
¥19
¥1

21

35

¥1 ...................
20

35

72.40

36
37
24
35
¥23
¥25
¥1 ...................

36

37

46

2000 est.

122

96
145

133

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

16
3

2
21

4
21

87.00

105

86.90
86.93

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

19

23

25

89.00
90.00

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

21
19

20
23

35
25

160

PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES, PLANNING AND
CONSTRUCTION

For grants and activities authorized by øsection¿ sections 391 and
392 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, ø$21,000,000,¿
to become available on October 1 of the fiscal year specified and
remain available until expended as authorized by section 391 of the
Act, as amended: $35,055,000 in fiscal year 2000; $110,000,000 in
fiscal year 2001; $100,000,000 in fiscal year 2002; and $89,000,000
in fiscal year 2003: Provided, That ønot to exceed $1,800,000 shall
be available for program administration as authorized by section 391
of the Act: Provided further, That¿ notwithstanding øthe provisions
of¿ section 391 of the Act, the prior year unobligated balances may
be made available for grants for projects for which applications have
been submitted and approved during any fiscal year: Provided further,
øThat, hereafter, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
Pan-Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite
(PEACESAT) Program is eligible to compete for Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning and Construction funds¿ That these funds
shall be used principally for grants to support acquisition of core
digital transmission capabilities and ensure public broadcasters’ transition to digital broadcasting by 2003, as well as for necessary equipment and facilities to maintain public television and radio service.
(47 U.S.C. §§ 305, 391, 392, 606, 721; Department of Commerce and
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public Law
105–277, section 101(b).)
ø(RESCISSION)¿
øOf the funds provided in previous Acts, the following funds are
hereby rescinded from the following accounts in the specified
amounts:
‘‘Endowment for Children’s Educational TV, no year’’,
$1,175,000.¿ (Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included
in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)

In April 1997, the Federal Communications Commission
issued regulations requiring broadcasters to transition from
analog to digital broadcasting. Public broadcasters must convert to digital broadcasting by May 1, 2003. Advance appropriations are requested for a multi-year program to allow
advance planning and certainty in the public broadcasting
system’s transition to digital broadcasting. Funds made available from this program to the Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning and Construction program (PTFP) will facilitate public broadcasters’ transition to digital broadcasting.
$35 million is requested in 2000 as part of a $450 million,
five-year initiative now in its second year. The initiative is
funded in both the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and
the Department of Commerce. Funding through PTFP will
be targeted for digital transmission equipment, while funding
for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will support necessary expenses related to digital program production and
development.
PTFP awards grants to strengthen and extend service delivery by the public broadcasting system and to assist public
broadcasters and non-commercial entities with facilities purchases to demonstrate innovative, replicable applications of
digital broadcasting. To facilitate the public broadcasting’s
transition to digital technology, PTFP will fund broadcasters’
acquisition of core digital transmission and base equipment
through merit- and need-based grants.
Performance measure.—Activities under this account support Theme I of the Commerce Strategic Plan, including the
goals of supporting the development of a national information
infrastructure that will be accessible to all Americans.

228

NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000
23.90
23.95
24.40

General and special funds—Continued
PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES, PLANNING AND
CONSTRUCTION—Continued

Outcome Measure:
Maintain current level coverage of public broadcasting recipients through digital transition (in percent): ..........................

1998 actual

1999 est.

95

95

95

Summary of Funding Levels, 1999–2003
(in millions of dollars)

1999 est.

2000 est.

21

2001 est.

35

2002 est.

110

100

40.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

2000 est.

A more detailed presentation of goals, performance measures and targets is found in the Commerce Strategic Plan.

PTFP .........................................................

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year .................

2003 est.

89

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance,
start of year ..............................................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.45 Adjustments in unexpired accounts ..............................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance,
end of year ................................................................

25
20
20
¥22
¥20
¥20
2 ................... ...................

20

18

20

72.40

44
44
37
22
20
20
¥20
¥27
¥24
¥2 ................... ...................
44

37

34

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0551–0–1–503

11.1
25.3

1999 est.

2

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

1
19

1
26

1
23

1
32

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

20

27

24

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

20
20

18
27

20
24

2000 est.

41.0

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
1
1
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts .................................................................... ................... ...................
Grants—Public facilities ...............................................
20
22

99.0
99.5

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

21
1

23
35
1 ...................

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

22

24

35

Personnel Summary
Identification code 13–0551–0–1–503

1001

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

1998 actual

1999 est.

12

13

2000 est.

21

INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS
For grants authorized by section 392 of the Communications Act
of 1934, as amended, ø$18,000,000¿ $20,102,000, to remain available
until expended as authorized by section 391 of the Actø, as amended¿:
Provided, That not to exceed ø$3,000,000¿ $3,102,000 shall be available for program administration and other support activities as authorized by section 391: Provided further, That, of the funds appropriated herein, not to exceed 5 percent may be available for telecommunications research activities for projects related directly to the
development of a national information infrastructure: Provided further, That, notwithstanding the requirements of section 392(a) and
392(c) of the Act, these funds may be used for the planning and
construction of telecommunications networks for the provision of educational, cultural, health care, public information, public safety, or
other social services: Provided further, That notwithstanding any
other provision of law, no entity that receives telecommunications
services at preferential rates under section 254(h) of the øCommunications¿ Act øof 1934¿ (47 U.S.C. 254(h)) or receives assistance
under the regional information sharing systems grant program of
the Department of Justice under part M of title I of the Omnibus
Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796h) may
use funds under a grant under this heading to cover any costs of
the entity that would otherwise be covered by such preferential rates
or such assistance, as the case may be. (Department of Commerce
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included in Public
Law 105–277, section 101(b).)

1998 actual

1998 actual

Performance Measure:
Number of models/grants available for non-profit or public
sector organizations ...........................................................

46

1999 est.

50

2000 est.

55

A more detailed presentation of goals, performance measures and targets is found in the Commerce Strategic Plan.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Identification code 13–0552–0–1–503

1999 est.

2000 est.

11.1
25.2
41.0

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 13–0552–0–1–503

The Information Infrastructure Grants program (Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance
program) facilitates the development of the national telecommunications and information infrastructure by promoting
the widespread availability and use of advanced telecommunications technologies to enhance the delivery of social services,
such as education, health care, and public safety; and is supporting the formation of a nationwide, multimedia, highspeed, interactive infrastructure of varied information technologies. The program greatly leverages the Federal investment by providing grants for outstanding projects that can
serve as national models, evaluating the projects, and broadly
disseminating the project findings. By focusing on underserved communities in both rural and urban areas, the program helps to reduce disparities in access to the developing
national information infrastructure.
Performance measures.—Activities under this account support Theme II of the Commerce Strategic Plan, including
the goals of promoting the availability and sources of advanced telecommunications and information services.

1999 est.

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Other services ................................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

1
2
1 ...................
19
18

1
1
17

99.0
99.5

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

21
20
1 ...................

19
1

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

22

20

2000 est.

Obligations by program activity:
00.01 Grants ............................................................................
00.02 Program management ...................................................

19
3

16
4

17
3

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

22

20

20

21.40
22.00
22.10

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year ...............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................

3
20

2 ...................
18
20

20

Personnel Summary

2 ................... ...................

Identification code 13–0552–0–1–503

1001

Total compensable workyears: Full-time equivalent
employment ...............................................................

1998 actual

23

1999 est.

34

2000 est.

34

GENERAL PROVISIONS—DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

GENERAL FUND RECEIPT ACCOUNTS
(in millions of dollars)
1998 actual

Offsetting receipts from the public:
13–225200 Fees for maps and charts, public, NOAA,
Commerce ...........................................................................
13–271730 Fisheries finance, downward reestimates of
subsidies ............................................................................

14

General Fund Offsetting receipts from the public .....................

16

1999 est.

2000 est.

7

7

2 ................... ...................
7

7

GENERAL PROVISIONS—DEPARTMENT OF
COMMERCE
SEC. 201. During the current fiscal year, applicable appropriations
and funds made available to the Department of Commerce by this
Act shall be available for the activities specified in the Act of October
26, 1949 (15 U.S.C. 1514), to the extent and in the manner prescribed
by the Act, and, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3324, may be used for
advanced payments not otherwise authorized only upon the certification of officials designated by the Secretary of Commerce that such
payments are in the public interest.
SEC. 202. During the current fiscal year, appropriations made available to the Department of Commerce by this Act for salaries and
expenses shall be available for hire of passenger motor vehicles as
authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343 and 1344; services as authorized by
5 U.S.C. 3109; and uniforms or allowances therefore, as authorized
by law (5 U.S.C. 5901–5902).
SEC. 203. None of the funds made available by this Act may be
used to support the hurricane reconnaissance aircraft and activities
that are under the control of the United States Air Force or the
United States Air Force Reserve.
SEC. 204. None of the funds provided in this or any previous Act,
or hereinafter made available to the Department of Commerce, shall
be available to reimburse the Unemployment Trust Fund or any
other fund or account of the Treasury to pay for any expenses øpaid
before October 1, 1992, as¿ authorized by section 8501 of title 5,
United States Code, for services performed øafter April 20, 1990,¿
by individuals appointed to temporary positions within the Bureau
of the Census for purposes relating to the ø1990¿ decennial øcensus¿
censuses of population.
SEC. 205. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the Department of Commerce
in this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but
no such appropriation shall be increased by more than 10 percent
by any such transfers: Provided, That any transfer pursuant to this
section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section
605 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure
except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
øSEC. 206. (a) Should legislation be enacted to dismantle or reorganize the Department of Commerce, or any portion thereof, the Secretary of Commerce, no later than 90 days thereafter, shall submit
to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and the Senate
a plan for transferring funds provided in this Act to the appropriate
successor organizations: Provided, That the plan shall include a proposal for transferring or rescinding funds appropriated herein for
agencies or programs terminated under such legislation: Provided
further, That such plan shall be transmitted in accordance with section 605 of this Act.
(b) The Secretary of Commerce or the appropriate head of any
successor organization(s) may use any available funds to carry out
legislation dismantling or reorganizing the Department of Commerce,
or any portion thereof, to cover the costs of actions relating to the
abolishment, reorganization, or transfer of functions and any related
personnel action, including voluntary separation incentives if authorized by such legislation: Provided, That the authority to transfer
funds between appropriations accounts that may be necessary to
carry out this section is provided in addition to authorities included
under section 205 of this Act: Provided further, That use of funds
to carry out this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of
funds under section 605 of this Act and shall not be available for
obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures
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SEC. ø207¿ 206. Any costs incurred by a Department or agency
funded under this title resulting from personnel actions taken in
response to funding reductions included in this title or from actions
taken for the care and protection of loan collateral or grant property
shall be absorbed within the total budgetary resources available to
such Department or agency: Provided, That the authority to transfer
funds between appropriations accounts as may be necessary to carry
out this section is provided in addition to authorities included elsewhere in this Act: Provided further, That use of funds to carry out
this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under
section 605 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or
expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in
that section.
SEC. ø208¿ 207. The Secretary of Commerce may award contracts
for hydrographic, geodetic, and photogrammetric surveying and mapping services in accordance with title IX of the Federal Property
and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 541 et seq.).
SEC. ø209¿ 208. The Secretary of Commerce may use the Commerce
franchise fund for expenses and equipment necessary for the maintenance and operation of such administrative services as the Secretary
determines may be performed more advantageously as central services, pursuant to section 403 of Public Law 103–356: Provided, That
any inventories, equipment, and other assets pertaining to the services to be provided by such fund, either on hand or on order, less
the related liabilities or unpaid obligations, and any appropriations
made for the purpose of providing capital shall be used to capitalize
such fund: Provided further, That such fund shall be paid in advance
from funds available to the Department and other Federal agencies
for which such centralized services are performed, at rates which
will return in full all expenses of operation, including accrued leave,
depreciation of fund plant and equipment, amortization of automated
data processing (ADP) software and systems (either acquired or donated), and an amount necessary to maintain a reasonable operating
reserve, as determined by the Secretary: Provided further, That such
fund shall provide services on a competitive basis: Provided further,
That an amount not to exceed 4 percent of the total annual income
to such fund may be retained in the fund for fiscal year ø1999¿
2000 and each fiscal year thereafter, to remain available until expended, to be used for the acquisition of capital equipment, and
for the improvement and implementation of Department financial
management, ADP, and other support systems: Provided further, That
such amounts retained in the fund for fiscal year ø1999¿ 2000 and
each fiscal year thereafter shall be available for obligation and expenditure only in accordance with section 605 of this Act: Provided
further, That no later than 30 days after the end of each fiscal
year, amounts in excess of this reserve limitation shall be deposited
as miscellaneous receipts in the Treasury: Provided further, That
such franchise fund pilot program shall terminate pursuant to section
403(f) of Public Law 103–356.
øSEC. 210. No funds may be used under this Act to process or
register any application filed or submitted with the Patent and Trademark Office under the Act entitled ‘‘An Act to provide for the registration and protection of trademarks used in commerce, to carry out
the provisions of certain international conventions, and for other purposes’’, approved July 5, 1946, commonly referred to as the Trademark Act of 1946, as amended, after the date of enactment of this
Act for a mark identical to the official tribal insignia of any federally
recognized Indian tribe for a period of one year from the date of
enactment of this Act.¿
øSEC. 211. (a)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no
transaction or payment shall be authorized or approved pursuant
to section 515.527 of title 31, Code of Federal Regulations, as in
effect on September 9, 1998, with respect to a mark, trade name,
or commercial name that is the same as or substantially similar
to a mark, trade name, or commercial name that was used in connection with a business or assets that were confiscated unless the original owner of the mark, trade name, or commercial name, or the
bona fide successor-in-interest has expressly consented.
(2) No U.S. court shall recognize, enforce or otherwise validate
any assertion of rights by a designated national based on common
law rights or registration obtained under such section 515.527 of
such a confiscated mark, trade name, or commercial name.¿
ø(b) No U.S. court shall recognize, enforce or otherwise validate
any assertion of treaty rights by a designated national or its successor-in-interest under sections 44 (b) or (e) of the Trademark Act
of 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1126 (b) or (e)) for a mark, trade name, or commercial name that is the same as or substantially similar to a mark,
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a business or assets that were confiscated unless the original owner
of such mark, trade name, or commercial name, or the bona fide
successor-in-interest has expressly consented.¿
ø(c) The Secretary of the Treasury shall promulgate such rules
and regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this
section.¿
ø(d) In this section:
(1) The term ‘‘designated national’’ has the meaning given such
term in section 515.305 of title 31, Code of Federal Regulations,
as in effect on September 9, 1998, and includes a national of any
foreign country who is a successor-in-interest to a designated national.¿
ø(2) The term ‘‘confiscated’’ has the meaning given such term
in section 515.336 of title 31, Code of Federal Regulations, as in
effect on September 9, 1998.¿
øSEC. 212. (a) Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary of Commerce
shall convey, at fair market value (as determined by the Secretary),
to the city of Two Harbors, Minnesota, or its designee, the parcel
of land described in subsection (c).¿
ø(b) The Secretary may make the conveyance under subsection
(a) only if the Secretary receives adequate assurances, as determined
by the Secretary, that the conveyance is in accordance with the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.).¿
ø(c) The parcel of land referred to in subsection (a) consists of
approximately 21.55 acres known as the J and J Casting site, in
Lake County, Minnesota, together with a road easement, all as described in the deed of the United States Marshal, dated March 22,
1988, executed pursuant to the order of sale of the United States
District Court for the District of Minnesota, dated May 15, 1987,
in case Civil No. 5–86–300.¿
ø(d) The Secretary shall carry out this section acting through the
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.¿
øSEC. 213. The Secretary of Commerce, through the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, is authorized to exchange, under
such terms as the Secretary deems appropriate, all right, title, and
interest in the 28.16 acre Lena Point property near Juneau, Alaska,
to site a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facility:
Provided, That the Secretary is authorized to enter into an agreement
with the owner of the Lena Point site to modify existing rock quarry
operations to minimize future site development costs, and to provide
appropriated funds for project mitigation purposes: Provided, That
Section 2(b) of Public Law 104–91 is amended by striking ‘‘on Auke
Cape near Juneau, Alaska’’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘‘in Alaska’’.¿
øSEC. 214. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) is authorized to provide an easement, lease, license or other
long-term agreement to allow the State of Alaska to own, operate
and maintain a laboratory, classroom, and office facility on the site
of the NOAA facility and to accept and expend State funds for development of joint facilities that will be owned and operated by NOAA:
Provided, That NOAA is authorized to collect operation and maintenance costs from the State of Alaska and to retain said funds for
utility costs, and current and future facility maintenance costs.¿ (Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999,
as included in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)
øSEC. 120. For carrying out the provisions of division C, title II
of this Act, $30,000,000, including $750,000 for the cost of the direct
loan under section 207(a), $20,000,000 for the payments in section
207(d), $250,000 for the cost of direct loans under section 211(e),
$1,000,000 for the cost of a direct loan in the Bering Sea and Aleutian
Islands crab fisheries under the authority of section 312(b) of the
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16
U.S.C. 1861a(b)), and $6,000,000 and $2,000,000 for the Secretary
of Commerce and Secretary of Transportation, respectively, to implement division C, title II.¿ (Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999, Public Law 105–277, Division
A, section 120.)

TITLE VI—GENERAL PROVISIONS
SEC. 601. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall
be used for publicity or propaganda purposes not authorized by the
Congress.
SEC. 602. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall
remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless
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SEC. 603. The expenditure of any appropriation under this Act
for any consulting service through procurement contract, pursuant
to 5 U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those contracts where such
expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public
inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law, or
under existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law.
SEC. 604. If any provision of this Act or the application of such
provision to any person or circumstances shall be held invalid, the
remainder of the Act and the application of each provision to persons
or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid
shall not be affected thereby.
SEC. 605. (a) None of the funds provided under this Act, or provided
under previous appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this
Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year
ø1999¿ 2000, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the
United States derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds which: (1) creates new programs; (2) eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases
funds or personnel by any means for any project or activity for which
funds have been denied or restricted; (4) relocates an office or employees; (5) reorganizes offices, programs, or activities; or (6) contracts
out or privatizes any functions, or activities presently performed by
Federal employees; unless the Appropriations Committees of both
Houses of Congress are notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds.
(b) None of the funds provided under this Act, or provided under
previous appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by this Act that
remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year ø1999¿
2000, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United
States derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies
funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure
for activities, programs, or projects through a reprogramming of funds
in excess of ø$500,000¿ $1,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less,
that: (1) augments existing programs, projects, or activities; (2) reduces by 10 percent funding for any existing program, project, or
activity, or numbers of personnel by 10 percent as approved by Congress; or (3) results from any general savings from a reduction in
personnel which would result in a change in existing programs, activities, or projects as approved by Congress; unless the Appropriations
Committees of both Houses of Congress are notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds.
SEC. 606. None of the funds made available in this Act may be
used for the construction, repair (other than emergency repair), overhaul, conversion, or modernization of vessels for the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration in shipyards located outside of the
United States.
SEC. 607. (a) PURCHASE OF AMERICAN-MADE EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTS.—It is the sense of the Congress that, to the greatest extent
practicable, all equipment and products purchased with funds made
available in this Act should be American-made.
(b) NOTICE REQUIREMENT.—In providing financial assistance to, or
entering into any contract with, any entity using funds made available in this Act, the head of each Federal agency, to the greatest
extent practicable, shall provide to such entity a notice describing
the statement made in subsection (a) by the Congress.
(c) PROHIBITION OF CONTRACTS WITH PERSONS FALSELY LABELING
PRODUCTS AS MADE IN AMERICA.—If it has been finally determined
by a court or Federal agency that any person intentionally affixed
a label bearing a ‘‘Made in America’’ inscription, or any inscription
with the same meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the
United States that is not made in the United States, the person
shall be ineligible to receive any contract or subcontract made with
funds made available in this Act, pursuant to the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility procedures described in sections 9.400 through
9.409 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations.
øSEC. 608. None of the funds made available in this Act may
be used to implement, administer, or enforce any guidelines of the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission covering harassment
based on religion, when it is made known to the Federal entity
or official to which such funds are made available that such guidelines do not differ in any respect from the proposed guidelines published by the Commission on October 1, 1993 (58 Fed. Reg. 51266).¿
øSEC. 609. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be obligated or expended to pay for any cost
incurred for: (1) opening or operating any United States diplomatic
or consular post in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam that was not
operating on July 11, 1995; (2) expanding any United States diplo-

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matic or consular post in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam that
was operating on July 11, 1995; or (3) increasing the total number
of personnel assigned to United States diplomatic or consular posts
in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam above the levels existing on
July 11, 1995; unless the President certifies within 60 days the following:
(A) Based upon all information available to the United States
Government, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
is fully cooperating in good faith with the United States in the
following:
(i) Resolving discrepancy cases, live sightings, and field activities.
(ii) Recovering and repatriating American remains.
(iii) Accelerating efforts to provide documents that will help
lead to fullest possible accounting of prisoners of war and missing in action.
(iv) Providing further assistance in implementing trilateral
investigations with Laos.
(B) The remains, artifacts, eyewitness accounts, archival material, and other evidence associated with prisoners of war and missing in action recovered from crash sites, military actions, and other
locations in Southeast Asia are being thoroughly analyzed by the
appropriate laboratories with the intent of providing surviving relatives with scientifically defensible, legal determinations of death
or other accountability that are fully documented and available
in unclassified and unredacted form to immediate family members.¿
øSEC. 610. None of the funds made available by this Act may
be used for any United Nations undertaking when it is made known
to the Federal official having authority to obligate or expend such
funds: (1) that the United Nations undertaking is a peacekeeping
mission; (2) that such undertaking will involve United States Armed
Forces under the command or operational control of a foreign national; and (3) that the President’s military advisors have not submitted to the President a recommendation that such involvement is
in the national security interests of the United States and the President has not submitted to the Congress such a recommendation.¿
SEC. ø611¿ 608. None of the funds made available in this Act
shall be used to provide the following amenities or personal comforts
in the Federal prison system—
(1) in-cell television viewing except for prisoners who are segregated from the general prison population for their own safety;
(2) the viewing of R, X, and NC–17 rated movies, through whatever medium presented;
(3) any instruction (live or through broadcasts) or training equipment for boxing, wrestling, judo, karate, or other martial art, or
any bodybuilding or weightlifting equipment of any sort;
(4) possession of in-cell coffee pots, hot plates or heating elements; or
(5) the use or possession of any electric or electronic musical
instrument.
øSEC. 612. None of the funds made available in title II for the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the
headings ‘‘Operations, Research, and Facilities’’ and ‘‘Procurement,
Acquisition and Construction’’ may be used to implement sections
603, 604, and 605 of Public Law 102–567: Provided, That NOAA
may develop a modernization plan for its fisheries research vessels
that takes fully into account opportunities for contracting for fisheries
surveys.¿
SEC. ø613¿ 609. Any costs incurred by a department or agency
funded under this Act resulting from personnel actions taken in response to funding reductions included in this Act shall be absorbed
within the total budgetary resources available to such department
or agency: Provided, That the authority to transfer funds between
appropriations accounts as may be necessary to carry out this section
is provided in addition to authorities included elsewhere in this Act:
Provided further, That use of funds to carry out this section shall
be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this
Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except
in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
SEC. ø614¿ 610. None of the funds made available in this Act
to the Federal Bureau of Prisons may be used to distribute or make
available any commercially published information or material to a
prisoner when it is made known to the Federal official having authority to obligate or expend such funds that such information or material
is sexually explicit or features nudity.
øSEC. 615. Of the funds appropriated in this Act under the heading
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to an entity under the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant shall
be made available to such an entity when it is made known to
the Federal official having authority to obligate or expend such funds
that the entity that employs a public safety officer (as such term
is defined in section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control
and Safe Streets Act of 1968) does not provide such a public safety
officer who retires or is separated from service due to injury suffered
as the direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained
in the line of duty while responding to an emergency situation or
a hot pursuit (as such terms are defined by State law) with the
same or better level of health insurance benefits at the time of retirement or separation as they received while on duty.¿
øSEC. 616. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made
available in this Act shall be used to issue visas to any person
who—
(1) has been credibly alleged to have ordered, carried out, or
materially assisted in the extrajudicial and political killings of
Antoine Izmery, Guy Malary, Father Jean-Marie Vincent, Pastor
Antoine Leroy, Jacques Fleurival, Mireille Durocher Bertin, Eugene
Baillergeau, Michelange Hermann, Max Mayard, Romulus
Dumarsais, Claude Yves Marie, Mario Beaubrun, Leslie Grimar,
Joseph Chilove, Michel Gonzalez, and Jean-Hubert Feuille;
(2) has been included in the list presented to former President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide by former National Security Council Advisor Anthony Lake in December 1995, and acted upon by President
Rene Preval;
(3) was sought for an interview by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of its inquiry into the March 28, 1995, murder
of Mireille Durocher Bertin and Eugene Baillergeau, Jr., and was
credibly alleged to have ordered, carried out, or materially assisted
in those murders, per a June 28, 1995, letter to the then Minister
of Justice of the Government of Haiti, Jean-Joseph Exume;
(4) was a member of the Haitian High Command during the
period 1991 through 1994, and has been credibly alleged to have
planned, ordered, or participated with members of the Haitian
Armed Forces in—
(A) the September 1991 coup against any person who was
a duly elected government official of Haiti (or a member of
the family of such official), or
(B) the murders of thousands of Haitians during the period
1991 through 1994; or
(5) has been credibly alleged to have been a member of the
paramilitary organization known as FRAPH who planned, ordered,
or participated in acts of violence against the Haitian people.
(b) EXEMPTION.—Subsection (a) shall not apply if the Secretary
of State finds, on a case-by-case basis, that the entry into the United
States of a person who would otherwise be excluded under this section is necessary for medical reasons or such person has cooperated
fully with the investigation of these political murders. If the Secretary
of State exempts any such person, the Secretary shall notify the
appropriate congressional committees in writing.
(c) REPORTING REQUIREMENT.—(1) The United States chief of mission in Haiti shall provide the Secretary of State a list of those
who have been credibly alleged to have ordered or carried out the
extrajudicial and political killings mentioned in paragraph (1) of subsection (a).
(2) The Secretary of State shall submit the list provided under
paragraph (1) to the appropriate congressional committees not later
than 3 months after the date of enactment of this Act.
(3) The Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a list of aliens denied visas, and the Attorney
General shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees
a list of aliens refused entry to the United States as a result of
this provision.
(4) The Secretary of State shall submit a report under this subsection not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this
Act and not later than March 1 of each year thereafter as long
as the Government of Haiti has not completed the investigation of
the extrajudicial and political killings and has not prosecuted those
implicated for the killings specified in paragraph (1) of subsection
(a).
(d) DEFINITION.—In this section, the term ‘‘appropriate congressional committees’’ means the Committee on International Relations
and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives
and the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.¿
øSEC. 617. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act may
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fishing vessel of the United States greater than 165 feet in registered
length or of more than 750 gross registered tons, and that has an
engine or engines capable of producing a total of more than 3,000
shaft horsepower—
(1) as specified in the permit application required under part
648.4(a)(5) of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, part 648.12
of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, and the authorization
required under part 648.80(d)(2) of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, to engage in fishing for Atlantic mackerel or herring (or
both) under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.); or
(2) that would allow such a vessel to engage in the catching,
taking, or harvesting of fish in any other fishery within the exclusive economic zone of the United States (except territories), unless
a certificate of documentation had been issued for the vessel and
endorsed with a fishery endorsement that was effective on September 25, 1997, and such fishery endorsement was not surrendered
at any time thereafter.
(b) Any fishing permit or authorization issued or renewed prior
to the date of the enactment of this Act for a fishing vessel to
which the prohibition in subsection (a)(1) applies that would allow
such vessel to engage in fishing for Atlantic mackerel or herring
(or both) during fiscal year 1999 shall be null and void, and none
of the funds made available in this Act may be used to issue a
fishing permit or authorization that would allow a vessel whose permit or authorization was made null and void pursuant to this subsection to engage in the catching, taking, or harvesting of fish in
any other fishery within the exclusive economic zone of the United
States.¿
SEC. ø618¿ 611. None of the funds provided by this Act shall
be available to promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco products, or to seek the reduction or removal by any foreign country
of restrictions on the marketing of tobacco or tobacco products, except
for restrictions which are not applied equally to all tobacco or tobacco
products of the same type.
øSEC. 619. None of the funds made available in this Act may
be used to pay the expenses of an election officer appointed by a
court to oversee an election of any officer or trustee for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.¿
øSEC. 620. Section 1303 of the International Security and Development Corporation Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 469j) is amended in subsection (e), by striking ‘‘three’’ and inserting ‘‘six’’.¿
øSEC. 621. None of the funds appropriated pursuant to this Act
or any other provision of law may be used for (1) the implementation
of any tax or fee in connection with the implementation of 18 U.S.C.
922(t); (2) any system to implement 18 U.S.C. 922(t) that does not
require and result in the destruction of any identifying information
submitted by or on behalf of any person who has been determined
not to be prohibited from owning a firearm.¿
øSEC. 622. Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment
of this Act, the United States Trade Representative (in this section
referred to as the ‘‘Trade Representative’’) shall report to Congress
on the Trade Representative’s analysis regarding—
(1) whether the Korean Government provided subsidies to Hanbo
Steel;
(2) whether such subsidies had an adverse effect on United States
companies;
(3) the status of the Trade Representative’s contacts with the
Korean Government with respect to industry concerns regarding
Hanbo Steel and efforts to eliminate subsidies; and
(4) the status of the Trade Representative’s contacts with other
Asian trading partners regarding the adverse effect of Korean steel
subsidies on such trading partners.
(b) The report described in subsection (a) shall also include information on the status of any investigations initiated as a result of press
reports that the Korean Government ordered Pohang Iron and Steel
Company, in which the Government owns a controlling interest, to
sell steel in Korea at a price that is 30 percent lower than the
international market prices.¿
øSEC. 623. None of the funds made available in this or any other
Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce Executive
Order No. 13083 (titled ‘‘Federalism’’ and dated May 14, 1998).¿
øSEC. 624. (a) Section 118 of title 28, United States Code, is
amended—
(1) in subsection (a) by striking ‘‘Philadelphia, and Schuylkill’’
and inserting ‘‘and Philadelphia’’; and
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(b)(1) This section and the amendments made by this section shall
take effect 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(2) This section and the amendments made by this section shall
not affect any action commenced before the effective date of this
section and pending on such date in the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
(3) This section and the amendments made by this section shall
not affect the composition, or preclude the service, of any grand
or petit jury summoned, impaneled, or actually serving on the effective date of this section.¿
øSEC. 625. Beginning 60 days from the date of enactment of this
Act, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available
by this Act may be made available for the participation by delegates
of the United States to the Standing Consultative Commission unless
the President certifies and so reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the United States Government is not implementing
the Memorandum of Understanding Relating to the Treaty Between
the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems of May 26,
1972, entered into in New York on September 26, 1997, by the United
States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Ukraine, or until the Senate provides its advice and consent to the Memorandum of Understanding.¿
øTIME LIMITATION

ON

FUNDING¿

øSEC. 626. (a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
appropriations and funds made available and authority granted pursuant to this Act (the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State,
and Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999) shall
cease to be available after June 15, 1999.
(b) Appropriations and funds made available by or authority granted pursuant to the Act referenced in subsection (a) shall be apportioned under section 1513 of title 31, United States Code, in the
manner established for funds provided by a joint resolution making
continuing appropriations.
(c) Appropriations made and authority granted pursuant to the
Act referenced in subsection (a) shall cover all obligations or expenditures incurred for any program, project or activity during the period
for which funds or authority for such project or activity are available
under such Act.
(d) Expenditures made during the period for which funds or authority are available under such Act shall be charged to the full-year
amount provided for the applicable appropriation, fund, or authorization.¿
SEC. 612. Notwithstanding section 1005(d) of the LSC Act, 42
U.S.C. 2996d(d), officers and employees of the Legal Services Corporation may be paid at an annual rate of basic pay of not more than
the maximum rate of basic pay for the Senior Executive Service under
5 U.S.C. 5382, including any applicable locality-based comparability
payment that may be authorized under 5 U.S.C. 5304(h)(2)(C).
VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVES FOR EMPLOYEES
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SEC. 613. (a) DEFINITIONS.—For the purposes of this section—
(1) the term ‘‘agency’’ means the Federal Communications Commission.
(2) the term ‘‘employee’’ means an employee (as defined by section
2105 of title 5, United States Code) who is serving under an appointment without time limitation, and has been currently employed
by such agency for a continuous period of at least 3 years; but
does not include—
(A) a reemployed annuitant under subchapter III of chapter
83 or chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, or another retirement system for employees of the Government.
(B) an employee having a disability on the basis of which such
employee is or would be eligible for disability retirement under
subchapter III of chapter 83 or chapter 84 of title 5, United
States Code, or another retirement system for employees of the
Government.
(C) an employee who has been duly notified that he or she
is to be involuntarily separated for misconduct or unacceptable
performance;
(D) an employee who has previously received any voluntary
separation incentive payment from the Federal Government under
this section or any other authority;
(E) an employee covered by statutory reemployment rights who
is on transfer to another organization; or
(F) any employee who, during the twenty-four month period
preceding the date of separation, has received a recruitment or

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relocation bonus under section 5753 of title 5, United States Code,
or who, within the twelve month period preceding the date of
separation, received a retention allowance under section 5754 of
that title.
(3) The term ‘‘Chairman’’ means the Chairman of the Federal
Communications Commission.
(b) AGENCY PLAN.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—The Chairman, prior to obligating any resources
for voluntary separation incentive payments, shall submit to the
Office of Management and Budget a strategic plan outlining the
intended use of such incentive payments and a proposed organizational chart for the agency once such incentive payments have been
completed.
(2) CONTENTS.—The agency’s plan shall include—
(A) the positions and functions to be reduced, eliminated, and
increased, as appropriate, identified by organizational unit, geographic location, occupational category and grade level;
(B) the time period during which incentives may be paid;
(C) the number and amounts of voluntary separation incentive
payments to be offered; and
(D) a description of how the agency will operate without the
eliminated positions and functions and with any increased or
changed occupational skill mix.
(3) CONSULTATION.—The Director of the Office of Management
and Budget shall review the agency’s plan and may make appropriate recommendations for the plan with respect to the coverage
of incentives as described under paragraph (2)(A), and with respect
to the matters described in paragraph (2)(B)–(C).
(c) AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PAYMENTS.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—A voluntary separation incentive payment under
this section may be paid by the Chairman to any employee only
to the extent necessary to eliminate the positions and functions identified by the strategic plan.
(2) AMOUNT AND TREATMENT OF PAYMENTS.—A voluntary incentive payment—
(A) shall be paid in a lump sum, after the employee’s separation;
(B) shall be equal to the lesser of—
(i) an amount equal to the amount the employee would be
entitled to receive under section 5595(c) of title 5, United States
Code (without adjustment for any previous payments made);
or
(ii) an amount determined by the Chairman, not to exceed
$25,000;
(C) may not be made except in the case of any qualifying employee who voluntarily separates (whether by retirement or resignation) under the provisions of this section by not later than
September 30, 2001;
(D) shall not be a basis for payment, and shall not be included
in the computation, of any other type of Government benefit; and
(E) shall not be taken into account in determining the amount
of any severance pay to which the employee may be entitled under
section 5595 of title 5, United States Code, based on any other
separation.
(d) ADDITIONAL AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE RETIREMENT
FUND.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—In addition to any other payments which it
is required to make under subchapter III of chapter 83 or chapter
84 of title 5, United States Code, the agency shall remit to the

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Office of Personnel Management for deposit in the Treasury of the
United States to the credit of the Civil Service Retirement and
Disability Fund an amount equal to 15 percent of the final basic
pay of each employee of the agency who is covered under subchapter
III of chapter 83 or chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code,
to whom a voluntary separation incentive has been paid under
this Act.
(2) DEFINITION.—For the purpose of paragraph (1), the term ‘‘final
basic pay,’’ with respect to an employee, means the total amount
of basic pay which would be payable for a year of service by such
employee, computed using the employee’s final rate of basic pay,
and, if last serving on other than a full-time basis, with appropriate
adjustment therefor.
(e) EFFECT OF SUBSEQUENT EMPLOYMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT.—
(1) An individual who has received a voluntary separation incentive payment from the agency under this section and accepts any
employment for compensation with the Government of the United
States, or who works for any agency of the United States Government through a personal services contract, within 5 years after
the date of the separation on which the payment is based shall
be required to pay, prior to the individual’s first day of employment,
the entire amount of the lump sum incentive payment to the agency.
(2) If the employment under paragraph (1) is with an Executive
agency (as defined by section 105 of title 5, United States Code),
the United States Postal Service, or the Postal Rate Commission,
the Director of the Office of Personnel Management may, at the
request of the head of the agency, waive the repayment if the individual involved possesses unique abilities and is the only qualified
applicant available for the position.
(3) If the employment under paragraph (1) is with an entity in
the legislative branch, the head of the entity or the appointing official may waive the repayment if the individual involved possesses
unique abilities and is the only qualified applicant available for
the position.
(4) If the employment under paragraph (1) is with the judicial
branch, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United
States Courts may waive the repayment if the individual involved
possesses unique abilities and is the only qualified applicant for
the position.
(f) INTENDED EFFECT ON AGENCY EMPLOYMENT LEVELS.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—Voluntary separations under this section are
not intended to necessarily reduce the total number of full-time
equivalent positions in the Federal Communications Commission.
The agency may redeploy or use the full-time equivalent positions
vacated by voluntary separations under this section to make other
positions available to more critical locations or more critical occupations.
(2) ENFORCEMENT.—The President, through the Office of Management and Budget, shall monitor the agency and take any action
necessary to ensure that the requirements of this subsection are
met.
(g) REGULATIONS.—The Office of Personnel Management may prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to implement this section.
(h) EFFECTIVE DATE.—This section shall take effect on the date
of enactment. (Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999, as included
in Public Law 105–277, section 101(b).)


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