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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-460—OCT. 1, 1988

102 STAT. 2249

SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE CONSERVATION OPERATIONS

For necessary expenses for carrying out the provisions of the Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-590f) including preparation of conservation plans and establishment of measures to conserve soil and water (including farm irrigation and land drainage and such special measures for soil and water management as may be necessary to prevent floods and the siltation of reservoirs and to control agricultural related pollutants); operation of conservation plant materials centers; classification and mapping of soil; dissemination of information; acquisition of lands by donation, exchange, or purchase at a nominal cost not to exceed $100; purchase and erection or alteration or improvement of permanent and temporary buildings; and operation and maintenance of aircraft, $403,262,000, of which not less than $5,494,000 is for snow survey and water forecasting and not less than $5,043,000 is for operation and establishment of the plant materials centers: Provided, That of the foregoing amounts not less than $310,000,000 is for personnel compensation and benefits: Provided further. That the cost of any permanent 16 USC 590e-l. building purchased, erected, or as improved, exclusive of the cost of constructing a water supply or sanitary system and connecting the same to any such building and with the exception of buildings acquired in conjunction with land being purchased for other purposes, shall not exceed $10,000, except for one building to be constructed at a cost not to exceed $100,000 and eight buildings to be constructed or improved at a cost not to exceed $50,000 per building and except that alterations or improvements to other existing permanent buildings costing $5,000 or more may be made in any fiscal year in an amount not to exceed $2,000 per building: Provided further. That when buildings or other structures are erected on nonFederal land that the right to use such land is obtained as provided in 7 U.S.C. 2250a: Provided further. That no part of this appropriation may be expended for soil and water conservation operations under the Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 590a-590f) in demonstration projects: Provided further. That this appropriation shall be available 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 $25,000 shall be available for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provide further. That qualified local engineers may be temporarily 16 USC 590e-2. employed at per diem rates to perform the technical planning work of the Service (16 U.S.C. 590e-2): Provided further. That none of the funds in this Act shall be used for the purpose of consolidating equipment, personnel, or services of the Soil (Jonservation Service's national technical centers in Portland, O r ^ o n; Lincoln, Nebraska; Chester, Pennsylvania; and Fort Worth, Texas, into a single national technical center. RIVER BASIN SURVEYS AND INVESTIGATIONS

For necessary expenses to conduct research, investigations, and surveys of the watersheds of rivers and other waterways, in accordance with section 6 of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act approved August 4, 1954, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1006-1009), $12,051,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the