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GLTF FYI - Appropriations



     News from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee markups:
     
     Agriculture - 
        Conservation Operations Total - $638 million
                Specific language marking $0.35 million (level funding) for 
                the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment 
                Control.  This is equal to the GLTF request.
        
     VA, HUD and Independent Agencies (EPA) - 
        Clean Water SRF - $1.4 billion - equal to FY 1998 and above the 
        President's request ($1.075 billion).
     
        Drinking Water SRF - $800 million (FY 1998 at $725 million)
     
        Section 106 Water Quality Grants - $100 million (+$5 million over 
        FY 1998 but not the complete President's Clean Water Initiative 
        Request of $115.5 million).
     
        Section 319 Water Quality Grants - $155 million (+50 million over 
        FY 1998 but not the complete President's Clean Water Initiative 
        Request of $195 million).
     
        Great Lakes National Program Office - $1.38 million above 
        President's request (restores FY 1998 funding level at GLTF 
        request).
        
        ATSDR - $74 million ($10 million above President's request) but 
        apparently earmarks only $2 million (FY 1998 $2.5 million, GLTF 
        request #3 million) for the Great Lakes Fish Consumption Study.  
        Disposition of additional funds not clear in draft.
        
        Pollution Prevention Grants to States - apparently at the 
        President's request of level funding ($6 million).
        
        Dispersal Containment Analysis - apparently not funded.
     
     
     Full Senate Committee Markups for both these bills are scheduled for 
     6/11.
     
     Rochelle Sturtevant
     Coordinator 
     Senate Great Lakes Task Force
     202-224-4229