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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2248

PUBLIC LAW 100-460—OCT. 1, 1988

within the resources and authority available, gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans shall be not less than $177,045,000 nor more than $210,540,000. RURAL COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT F U N D

To reimburse the Rural Communication Development Fund for interest subsidies and losses sustained in prior years, but not previously reimbursed, in making Community Antenna Television loans and loan guarantees under sections 306 and 310B of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, as amended, $1,447,000. RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUBACCOUNT

For grants and loans authorized under section 313 of the Rural Electrification Act for the purpose of promoting rural economic development and job creation projects, $540,000: Provided, That this amount will be in addition to any amounts generated by the interest differential on voluntary cushion of credit payments made by REA borrowers. OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR

For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration, $160,000: Provided, That no other funds in this Act shall be available for this Office. SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For administrative expenses to carry out the provisions of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901-950(b)), and to administer the loan and loan guarantee programs for Community Antenna Television facilities as authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1921-1995), and for which commitments were made prior to fiscal year 1989, including not to exceed $7,000 for financial and credit reports, funds for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), and not to exceed $103,000 for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109, $31,124,000: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act may be used to authorize the transfer of funds to this account from the Rural Telephone Bank. CONSERVATION OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY FOR NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

For necessary salaries and expenses of the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment to administer the laws enacted by the Congress for the Forest Service and the Soil Conservation Service, $266,000: Provided, That the position of the Assistant to the Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, for maximum results, should be filled by an experienced employee of the Soil Conservation Service or the Forest Service.