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AGENCY INDEX SUMMARY

commodity and farm sector forecasts. OCE staff also coordinates USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum, which has been hosted annually since 1923.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (11.001-11.999)

premium rate, administers premium and expense subsidy, approves and supports products, and reinsures the insurance companies. RMA through the formation of partnerships with public and private organizations fund projects that: (A) Create new products, seek enhancements in existing products, and expand the use of non-insurance risk management tools that will be utilized by agricultural producers to assist them in mitigating the risks inherent in agricultural production. Risk management tools include a variety of risk management options and strategies developed to assist producers in mitigating the risks inherent in agricultural production. Risk management tools may include financial management tools to mitigate price and production risks; tools to enhance measurement and prediction of risks in order to facilitate risk diversification; tools to improve production management, harvesting, record keeping or marketing. (B) Provide women, limited resource, socially disadvantaged, and other traditionally underserved producers of Priority Commodities with risk management training, informational opportunities, and assistance necessary to understand: (1) The kind of risks addressed by existing and emerging risk management tools; (2) The features and appropriate use of existing and emerging risk management tools; and (3) How to make sound risk management decisions. (C) Deliver crop insurance education and information to U.S. agricultural producers in certain States that have been designated as historically underserved with respect to crop insurance. The states, collectively referred to as Targeted States, are Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. (D) Deliver risk management education and information in the management of production, marketing, and financial risk to U.S. agricultural producers. The program gives priority to educating producers of crops currently not insured under Federal crop insurance, specialty crops, and underserved commodities, including livestock and forage.

Economic Development Administration (11.300, 11.302-11.303, 11.307, 11.312-11.313) The EDA's mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

Minority Business Development Agency (11.804) Assists minority businesses in achieving effective and equitable participation in the American free enterprise system and in overcoming social and economic disadvantages that have limited their participation in the past. The agency provides national policies and leadership in forming and strengthening a partnership of business, industry, and government with the Nation's minority businesses. Management and technical assistance is provided to minority firms on request, primarily through a network of local business development organizations funded by the Agency.

Rural Business-Cooperative Service (10.350, 10.352, 10.767-10.769, 10.771, 10.773, 10.778, 10.854, 10.856, 10.865-10.868, 10.870, 10.874) The mission of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service is to enhance the quality of life for all rural Americans by providing leadership in building competitive businesses and sustainable cooperatives that can prosper in the global marketplace.

Rural Housing Service (10.405, 10.410, 10.415, 10.417, 10.420, 10.427, 10.433, 10.438, 10.446-10.448, 10.766) Provides credit to families and communities that still do not have effective access to credit because of the isolated nature or small scale of the rural market and provides subsidies to those low income families and communities that could not otherwise afford rent or debt service payments.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (11.008, 11.011-11.012, 11.400, 11.407-11.408, 11.413, 11.415, 11.417, 11.419-11.420, 11.426-11.427, 11.429-11.441, 11.452, 11.454, 11.457, 11.459-11.460, 11.462-11.463, 11.467-11.469, 11.472-11.474, 11.478, 11.481-11.482) Reports the weather of the U.S. and its possessions and provides weather forecasts to the general public, issues warnings against such destructive natural events as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and tsunamis and provides special services in support of aviation, marine activities, agriculture, forestry, urban air-quality control, and other weather-sensitive activities; monitors and reports all nonfederal weather modification activities conducted in the U.S.; conducts an integrated program of management, research, and services related to the protection and rational use of living marine mammals; prepares and issues nautical and aeronautical charts, provides the Nation's precise geodetic surveys, and conducts broad research programs in marine and atmospheric sciences, solar-terrestrial physics, and experimental meteorology, including weather modifications; predicts tides, currents, and the state of the oceans, conducts research and development aimed at providing alternatives to ocean dumping; provides Federal leadership in promoting wise and balanced management of the Nation's coastal zone; provides satellite observations of the environment by establishing and operating a national environmental satellite system; conducts integrated program of research and services relating to the oceans and inland waters, the lower and upper atmosphere, space environment, and the earth; acquires, stores, and disseminates worldwide environmental data through a system of meteorological, oceanographic, geodetic, and seismological data centers; develops a system of data buoys for automatically obtaining and disseminating marine environmental data; promotes the development of technology to meet future needs of the marine community.

Rural Utilities Service (10.759-10.763, 10.770, 10.781, 10.850-10.851, 10.855, 10.857-10.859, 10.861-10.864, 10.886) Electricity, telephone, water and waste disposal services have been taken for granted in American cities since at least the 1920's. But if you lived in a rural area only 60 years ago, chances are you went without these necessities of modern life and high standard of living they make possible. Modern utilities came to rural America through some of the most successful government initiatives in American history, carried out through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) working with rural cooperatives, nonprofit organizations, public bodies, and for-profit utilities.

The Office of the Chief Economist (10.290) The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) advises the Secretary on the economic implications of policies and programs affecting the U.S. food and fiber system and rural areas as well as coordinates, reviews, and approves the Department's

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (11.549-11.550, 11.555, 11.557-11.559) Exercises significant responsibility in the areas of communication security, privacy protection, and the application of public service satellites, public telecommunications facilities planning and construction; formulates policies to support the development, growth and regulation of telecommunications,

AGENCY INDEX SUMMARY

information, and related industries; furthers the efficient development and use of telecommunications and information services; provides policy and management for the use of electromagnetic spectrum; provides telecommunications facilities grants to public service users.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (12.001-12.999)

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is a separately organized agency within the Department of Defense under a Director appointed by the Secretary of Defense. The Agency engages in advanced, basic, and applied research and development projects essential to the Department of Defense, and conducts prototype projects that embody technology that may be incorporated into joint programs, programs in support of deployed U.S. forces, or selected Military Department programs and, on request, assists the Military Departments in their prototype efforts. In this regard, the Agency arranges, manages, and directs the performance of work connected with assigned advanced projects by the Military Departments, other government agencies, individuals, private business entities, as appropriate; recommends through the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition to the Secretary of Defense assignment of advanced projects to the Agency; keeps the Under Secretary, the Organization of Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Military Departments, and other Department of Defense agencies informed on significant new developments and technological advances within assigned projects; and performs other such functions as the Secretary of Defense or the Under Secretary may assign.

Defense Intelligence Agency (12.598)

No Description Provided

Department of the Air Force, Materiel Command (12.801) The Air Force Material Command researches, develops, tests, acquires, delivers, and logistically supports every Air Force weapons system. It has responsibilities from inception of a weapons system through its operational life and final disposition.

Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Engineers (12.130)

No Description Provided

Federal Voting Assistance Program (12.217)

Principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) and the Secretary of Defense on national security strategy and defense strategy and in the requirements, forces and contingency plans necessary to implement those strategies. Civil functions of the Department of the Army include the Civil Works Program, the administration of Arlington and Soldiers' Home National Cemeteries, and other related matters. The Army's Civil Works Program, a responsibility of the Corps of Engineers is the Nation's major Federal water resources development activity and involves engineering works such as major dams, reservoirs, levees, harbors, waterways, locks, and many other types of structures. These works provide flood protection for cities and major river valleys, reduce the cost of transportation, supply water for municipal and industrial use, generate hydroelectric power, provide recreational opportunities for vast numbers of people, regulate the rivers for many purposes including the improvement of water quality and the enhancement of fish and wildlife, protect the shores of the oceans and lakes, and provide still other types of benefits. Planning assistance is also provided to States and other nonfederal entities for the comprehensive management of water resources, including pollution abatement works. In addition, through the Civil Works Program the Federal government protects the navigable waters of the United States under legislation empowering the Secretary of the Army to prohibit activities which would reduce the value of such waters to the Nation. Includes two lead offices: the Office of Naval Research and the Office of Naval Technology. The Chief of Naval Research is responsible for the Department of Navy Research (6.1) and Exploratory Development (6.2) Programs. The Chief of Naval Research is responsible to the Secretary of the Navy through the Assistant Secretary (Research, Engineering and Systems) and is a principal adviser to the latter. The Chief of Naval Research is also responsible for providing leadership, management, and direction to the Department of Navy research and exploratory development programs and other research, development, technology, and equipment programs assigned to and conducted by the Office of the Chief of Naval Research; developing and formulating viable and responsive naval research and technology requirements based on current and projected Navy and Marine Corps long-range objectives and considerations of national security; and coordinating naval research and promoting cooperative research efforts within the Department of the Navy with other elements of the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Energy, and other government research groups. The Office of Naval Research also conducts research in conjunction with the research and development conducted by other Department of Navy activities, coordinates the Naval Basic Research Program, and conducts a contract management program with educational institutions in support of all Federal agencies. The Office of Naval Technology, established in October 1980, manages the Department of Navy's Exploratory Development (6.2) Program, assessing, planning, programming, budgeting, directing, and monitoring the program, and manages the oversight activities in regard to the Industrial Independent Research and Development Program. The Secretary's responsibilities include matters pertaining to organization, training, logistical support, maintenance, welfare of personnel, administrative, recruiting, research and development, and other activities prescribed by the President or the Secretary of Defense. The principal assistant to the Secretary is the Under Secretary, who acts with the full authority of the Secretary on all affairs of the Department. The Air Force Materiel Command researches, develops, tests, acquires, delivers, and logistically supports every Air Force weapons system. It has responsibilities from inception of a weapons system through its operational life and final disposition. The Air Force Materiel Command operates major product centers, logistics centers, test centers, and laboratories. It was created in July 1992 through the integration of the Air Force Logistics Command and the Air Force Systems Command. The

No Description Provided

Marine Corps Systems Command (12.369)

No Description Provided

Naval Medical Logistics Command (12.340)

No Description Provided

Office of Economic Adjustment (12.610-12.611, 12.614) Is responsible for planning the Department's economic adjustment programs and for assisting Federal, State, and local officials in cooperative efforts to alleviate any serious social and economic side effects resulting from major departmental realignments or other actions.

Office of the Secretary of Defense (12.579) The Secretary's responsibilities include matters pertaining to organization, training, logistical support, maintenance, welfare of personnel, administrations, recruiting, research and development, and other activities prescribed by the President or the Secretary of Defense. The principal assistant to the Secretary is the Under Secretary, who acts with the full authority of the Secretary on all affairs of the Department.

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN

AGENCY INDEX SUMMARY

DEVELOPMENT (14.001-14.999)

safer, more effective, and less costly methods for detection, risk reduction, and abatement; encouraging State and local governments to develop lead-based paint programs covering primary prevention, public education, certification of contractors, hazard reduction, financing, and enforcement.

Office of Community Planning and Development (14.218, 14.225, 14.228, 14.231, 14.235, 14.238-14.239, 14.241, 14.247-14.249, 14.252, 14.259-14.262, 14.264, 14.266-14.268) The Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development administers the grant programs that help communities plan and finance their growth and development, increase their capacity to govern, and provide shelter and services for homeless people. In addition, the Assistant Secretary is responsible for : Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs for Entitlement Communities, States and HUD-administered Small Cities, Section 108 Community Development Loan Guarantees, and Special Purpose Grants for Insular Areas, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Technical Assistance; Home Investment in Affordable Housing (HOME) providing Federal assistance for use by participating jurisdictions or Indian tribes for housing rehabilitation, tenant-based assistance, assistance to first time home buyers and new construction when a jurisdiction is determined to need new rental housing; the Departments programs to address homelessness, including the Supportive Housing Program (Transitional Housing and Permanent Housing components), Shelter Plus Case, Surplus Property for Use to Assist the Homeless, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, and Emergency Shelter Grants; the Youthbuild Program to provide opportunities and assistance to very low-income young adults who have dropped out of high school; Consolidated Plans; and Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities.

The Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner directs the Department's housing functions. He or she oversees aid for the construction and financing of new and rehabilitated housing and the preservation of existing housing. The Assistant Secretary is responsible for: Underwriting single family, multifamily, property improvement, and manufactured home loans; administering special purpose programs designed specifically for the elderly, the handicapped, and the chronically mentally ill; administering assisted housing programs for low-income families who are experiencing difficulties affording standard housing; administering grants to fund resident ownership of multifamily housing properties; protecting consumers against fraudulent practices of land developers and promoters, and administering housing development grants, where HUD provides grants to cities, urban counties, and States acting on behalf of local governments to support the development of rental housing in areas with severe rental housing shortages. Grantees use the HUD funds to provide capital grants or loans, interest-reduction payments, rental subsidies, or other types of assistance to facilitate the construction or substantial rehabilitation of rental projects by private owners. The Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development administers the grant programs that help communities plan and finance their growth and development, increase their capacity to govern, and provide shelter and services for homeless people. In addition, the Assistant Secretary is responsible for: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs for Entitlement Communities, States and HUDadministered Small Cities, Section 108 Community Development Loan Guarantees, and Special Purpose Grants for Insular Areas, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Technical Assistance; Home Investment in Affordable Housing (HOME), providing Federal assistance for use by participating jurisdictions or Indian tribes for housing rehabilitation, tenant-based assistance, assistance to first time homebuyers and new construction when a jurisdiction is determined to need new rental housing; the Department's programs to address homelessness, including the Supportive Housing Program (Transitional Housing and Permanent Housing components), Shelter Plus Care, Surplus Property for Use to Assist the Homeless, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, and Emergency Shelter Grants; The Youthbuild Program to provide opportunities and assistance to very low-income young adults who have dropped out of high school; Consolidated Plans; and Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities. The Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (PIH) directs the Department's low-income public housing program. This program provides funds for the development, operation, and modernization of public housing, including such housing for American Indians. It also promotes resident management and ownership of public housing. PIH administers Public and Indian Housing Programs, including rental and homeownership programs and provides technical and financial assistance in planning, developing, and managing low-income projects; provides operating subsidies for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Indian Housing Authorities (IHAs), including procedures for the review of the management of PHAs and IHAs; administers the Capital Fund Program for the modernization of low-income housing projects to upgrade living conditions, correct physical deficiencies, and achieve operating efficiency and economy; administers the Resident Initiatives Program for resident participation, resident management; homeownership, economic development and supportive services, and drug-free neighborhood programs; implements and monitors program requirements related to program eligibility and admission of families to public and assisted housing, tenant income and rent requirements pertaining to continued occupancy; administers the HOPE VI and Vacancy Reductions Programs; administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Program and the Moderate Rehabilitation Program; coordinates all departmental housing and community development programs for Indian and Alaska Natives; and awards grants to PHAs and IHAs for the construction, acquisition and operations of Public and Indian Housing Projects. The Office is responsible for: Increasing awareness of the public and building industry of the dangers of lead-based paint poisoning and the options for detection, risk reduction, and abatement; encouraging the development of

Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (14.400-14.401, 14.408, 14.416-14.421)

The Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) supervises HUD's housing and community development activities to promote fair housing and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, religion, sex, or national origin. He or she also promotes equal opportunity for disabled people and families with children. FHEO administers: Fair Housing laws and regulations; and the Fair Housing Assistance Program that provides financial and technical assistance to State and local government agencies to implement local fair housing laws and ordinances.

Office of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner (14.103, 14.108, 14.110, 14.117, 14.119, 14.122-14.123, 14.126-14.129, 14.133-14.135, 14.138-14.139, 14.142, 14.149, 14.151, 14.155, 14.157, 14.159, 14.162-14.163, 14.167, 14.169, 14.171-14.172, 14.175, 14.181, 14.183-14.184, 14.188-14.189, 14.191, 14.195, 14.198, 14.311, 14.313-14.314, 14.316, 14.321-14.324, 14.326-14.327)

The Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner directs the Department's housing functions. He or she oversees aid for the construction and financing of new and rehabilitated housing and the preservation of existing housing. The Assistant Secretary is responsible for: Underwriting single family, multifamily, property improvement, and manufactured home loans; administering special purpose programs designed specifically for the elderly, the handicapped, and the chronically mentally ill; administering assisted housing programs for low-income families who are experiencing difficulties affording standard housing; administering grants to fund resident ownership of multifamily housing properties; protecting consumers against fraudulent practices of land developers and promoters, and administering housing development grants, where HUD provides grants to cities, urban counties, and States acting on behalf of local governments to support the development of

AGENCY INDEX SUMMARY

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (15.001-15.999)

rental housing in areas with severe rental housing shortages. Grantees use the HUD funds to provide capital grants or loans, interest-reduction payments, rental subsidies, or other types of assistance to facilitate the construction or substantial rehabilitation of rental projects by private owners.

The U.S. Department of the Interior uses sound science to manage and sustain Americas lands, water, wildlife, and energy resources, honors our nations responsibilities to tribal nations, and advocates for Americas island communities. As keepers our nations legacy, we manage the resources in our care to benefit Americans now and in the future. Under the leadership of Secretary Ken Salazar, our department and its employees are developing and implementing the cutting-edge science and expert management techniques that make this possible.

Office of Policy Development and Research (14.008, 14.523, 14.534) The Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research (PD&R) supervises the Department's research activities and the development of its policies and is responsible for experimental housing and technical studies. PD&R develops a research agenda to reflect the overall policy needs of the Department; performs background analyses, studies, and priority assessments concerning housing and community development issues; provides economic analyses and recommendations, performs housing and financial market research, and designs and monitors several housing related data series; evaluates existing and new HUD programs to determine whether these programs are reaching their intended beneficiaries and providing the intended results, whether program costs are reasonable, and whether programs are having any unintended effects; analyzes the adequacy of existing and proposed program information systems and implement improvements or create systems to support new programs; evaluate new housing and construction materials and techniques and develop ways to encourage use of new technology; supports the Secretary in carrying out his regulatory oversight of the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation and prepares annual reports to the Congress; manages research contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants; and administers the Office of University Partnerships and oversees grants awarded for general research and technology, the Community Development Work Study Program, Hispanic-Serving Institutions Work Study Program, and the Community Outreach Programs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (15.022, 15.024, 15.108, 15.133, 15.146) Administers Federal Indian policy and discharges the Federal trust responsibility for American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. Provides services directly, or through self-determination contract, grant and compact agreements with tribes and tribal organizations, to over 1.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives to strengthen tribal governments, enhance the quality of life, promote economic opportunity, and protect and improve trust assets. The Bureau administers more than 43 million acres of tribally-owned land, over 10 million acres of individually-owned land held in trust status, and 417,000 acres of Federally-owned land.

Bureau of Indian Education (15.026-15.028, 15.042-15.044, 15.046-15.047, 15.058-15.059, 15.114, 15.130, 15.149, 15.151) As stated in Title 25 CFR Part 32.3, BIEs mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribes needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. Further, the BIE is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context.

Office of Public and Indian Housing (14.850, 14.856, 14.862, 14.865-14.867, 14.869-14.874, 14.877-14.881, 14.889-14.892) The Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (PIH) directs the Department's low-income public housing program. This program provides funds for the development, operation, and modernization of public housing, including such housing for American Indians. It also promotes resident management and ownership of public housing. PIH administers Public and Indian Housing Programs, including rental and home-ownership programs and provides technical and financial assistance in planning, developing, and managing low-income projects; provides operating subsidies for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Indian Housing Authorities (IHAs), including procedures for the review of the management of PHAs and IHAs; administers the Capital Fund Program for the modernization of low-income housing projects to upgrade living conditions, correct physical deficiencies, and achieve operating efficiency and economy; administers the Resident Initiatives Program for resident participation, resident management; home-ownership, economic development and supportive services, and drug-free neighborhood programs; implements and monitors program requirements related to program eligibility and admission of families to public and assisted housing, tenant income and rent requirements pertaining to continued occupancy; administers the HOPE VI and Vacancy Reductions Programs; administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Program and the Moderate Rehabilitation Program; coordinates all departmental housing and community development programs for Indian and Alaska Natives; and awards grants to PHAs and IHAs for the construction, acquisition and operations of Public and Indian Housing Projects.

Bureau of Land Management (15.214, 15.222, 15.224-15.225, 15.227-15.242) Has responsibility for the total management of 341 million acres of public lands located primarily in the Far West and Alaska and scattered parcels located in other States. In addition to minerals management responsibilities on the public lands and the Outer Continental Shelf, the Bureau is responsible for subsurface resource management of an additional 169 million acres where mineral rights have been reserved to the Federal Government. Resources managed by the Bureau include timber, minerals, oil and gas, geothermal energy, wildlife habitat, endangered plant and animal species, rangeland vegetation, recreation and cultural values, wild and scenic rivers, designated conservation and wilderness areas, and open space; provides for the protection (including fire suppression), orderly development, and use of public lands and resources under principles of multiple use and sustained yield. Land use plans are developed with public involvement to provide orderly use and development while maintaining and enhancing the quality of the environment; manages watersheds to protect soil and enhance water quality; makes land available through sale to individuals, organizations, local governments, and other Federal agencies when such transfer is in the public interest. Lands may be leased to State and local government agencies and to nonprofit organizations for certain purposes; the Bureau issues rights-of-way, in certain instances, for crossing Federal lands under other agencies' jurisdictions; is responsible for the survey of Federal lands and establishes and maintains public land records and records of mining claims; and also administers a program of payments in lieu of taxes based on the amount of Federally-owned land in counties and other units of local government.

Office of Sustainable Housing and Community (14.703-14.705) No Description Provided

Bureau of Reclamation (15.504, 15.506-15.514, 15.516-15.522,

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15.524-15.534, 15.537-15.561) The Bureau of Reclamation manages, develops, and protects water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public. The agency is the nation's second largest wholesale water supplier, administering 348 reservoirs with 245 million acre-feet of water. One out of five western farmers uses Reclamation water to irrigate 10 million acres of land, producing 60 percent of the nation's vegetables and 25 percent of its fruits and nuts. The agency also serves as the fifth largest electric utility in the 17 States west of the Mississippi River. Reclamation encourages and supports water conservation and environmental restoration through partnerships, incentive programs, and challenge grants. It also supports efforts to meet increasing water demands through water reclamation, recycling, and reuse.

resources from Federal and Indian lands onshore and in the Outer Continental Shelf. ONRR is comprised of three program areas including Asset Management, Audit and Compliance Management, and Financial and Program Management. Each year, ONRR achieves optimal value by ensuring that all natural resources revenues are efficiently and accurately collected and disbursed to recipients in a timely manner. The ONRR collects and disburses annual revenues to the U.S. Treasury, five Federal agencies, 38 states, 41 American Indian Tribes, and about 30,000 individual Indian mineral owners.

Office of Surface Mining (15.250, 15.252-15.255) Creation of a nationwide program that protects society and the environment from the adverse effects of coal mining operations, while ensuring an adequate supply of coal to meet the Nation's energy needs. Major objectives of the Office include establishment of minimum national standards for regulating the surface effects of coal mining, assistance to the States in developing and implementing regulatory programs, and promotion of the reclamation of previously mined

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Fish and Wildlife Service (15.605, 15.608, 15.611, 15.614-15.616, 15.619-15.623, 15.625-15.626, 15.628-15.631, 15.633-15.637, 15.639-15.645, 15.647-15.667) The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks has responsibility for programs associated with the use, management and conservation of natural resources, lands and cultural facilities associated with the National Park and National Refuge Systems, and the conservation and enhancement of fish, wildlife, vegetation, and habitat. The Office represents the Department in the coordination of marine ecosystems and biological resources programs with other Federal agencies. It also exercises secretarial direction and supervision over the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (15.421-15.424, 15.428, 15.441) The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) assesses the nature, extent, recoverability, and value of leasable minerals on the Outer Continental Shelf. It ensures the orderly and timely inventory and development and the efficient recovery of mineral resources; encourages utilization of the best available and safest technology; and safeguards against fraud, waste, and abuse.

National Park Service (15.406-15.407, 15.904, 15.912, 15.914-15.916, 15.918, 15.921-15.923, 15.926-15.949, 15.954) Administers for the American people an extensive system of national parks, monuments, historic sites, and recreation areas. The objectives of the National Park Service are to administer the properties under its jurisdiction for the enjoyment and education of our citizens, to protect the natural environment of the areas, and to assist States, local governments, and citizen groups in the development of park areas, the protection of the natural environment, and the preservation of historic properties.

U.S. Geological Survey (15.805, 15.807-15.820, 15.978) Perform surveys, investigations, and research covering topography, geology, biology, hydrology, and the mineral and water resources of the United States; classify lands as to their mineral and water resources; and publish and disseminate data relative to the foregoing activities.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (16.001-16.999)

Office of Insular Affairs (15.875) The Secretary of the Interior has administrative responsibility for coordinating federal policy in the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the responsibility to administer and oversee U.S. federal assistance provided to the Freely Associated States of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau under the Compacts of Free Association. The Office of Insular Affairs executes these responsibilities on behalf of the Secretary.

Is responsible for enhancing the capacity and capability of State and local jurisdictions to prepare for and respond to incidents of domestic terrorism involving chemical and biological agents, radiological and explosive devices, and other weapons of mass destruction (WMD). It awards grants for equipment and provides training and technical assistance for State and local first responders. Provides policy coordination and general management authority over the Office of Justice Programs, which includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. While each OJP Bureau and Office retains independent authority in awarding funds to carry out its programs, together these components function as a single agency whose goal is to promote innovative programs and to foster improvements in the Nation's criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Office of Natural Resources Revenue (15.427, 15.429-15.433, 15.436, 15.439) In May 2010, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued Secretarial Order No. 3299 separating the MMS responsibilities into three distinct organizations, one of which was ONRR. Issued in June 2010, Secretarial Order No. 3302 formally eliminated the former MMS and created the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). Effective October 1, 2010, the functions of MRM officially transferred to ONRR, reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget. The ONRR is responsible for the efficient, timely, and accurate collection and disbursement of all royalty payments, rentals, bonuses, fines, penalties, assessments, and other revenue due the Federal Government, American Indian Tribes and allottees, states and the American people from the leasing and production of natural

Bureau of Justice Assistance (16.015, 16.571, 16.578, 16.585, 16.593, 16.596, 16.606-16.611, 16.614-16.616, 16.735, 16.738, 16.740, 16.745-16.746, 16.751-16.755, 16.812, 16.814-16.817) Administers programs designed to assist State and local governments with drug, crime, and violence control and prevention efforts, as well as criminal justice system improvements. The Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law enforcement Assistance Program, which was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, provides assistance to States to subgrant funds to locals in 26 broad purpose areas, as well as limited discretionary grant funds. The Public Safety Officers' Benefits Programs, the Regional Information Sharing Systems,

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