Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations: FY 2018

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The main agencies of interest to the geoscience community in the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill include the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), National Park Service (NPS), and the Smithsonian Institution (SI). The U.S. Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture is also included in this chart. 


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 FY 2018 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
 House and Senate Reports (in millions of dollars)
Account
FY 17
Enacted
FY 18 President's Request
House Committee Report
Senate Committee Report
FY 18 Omnibus* 
Percent Change (%) FY 17 Enacted - FY 18 Omnibus
United States Geological Survey
1,085.2
922.2
1,038.9
1,085.2
1,148.5
6%
Natural Hazards
145
118
141.5
143.8
178.6
23%
- Earthquake Hazards
64.3
51.4
64.3
63.6
83.4
30%
- Volcano Hazards
28.1
22.4
26.5
28.2
42.6
52%
- Landslide Hazards
3.5
3.5
-
3.5
3.5
0%
- Global Siesmographic Network
6.7
5
-
6.6
6.7
0%
- Geomagnetism
1.9
0
-
1.9
1.9
0%
- Coastal and Marine Geology
40.5
35.7
-
39.9
40.5
0%
Energy, Minerals, and Environmental Health
94.3
91.5
96.1
97.5
102.8
9%
- Mineral and Energy Resources
73.1
74.4
-
78.2
80.2
10%
 -- Mineral Resources
48.4
48.3
-
48.6
49.4
2%
 -- Energy Resources
24.7
26.1
-
29.6
30.9
25%
- Environmental Health
21.2
17.1
-
19.3
22.6
7%
 -- Contaminant Biology
10.2
-
10.2
10.0
10.2
0%
 -- Toxic Substances Hydrology
11
-
11.4
9.3
12.4
23%
Core Science Systems
116
93
114.7
113.6
116.3
0%
- National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
24.4
22.4
24.4
24.1
24.4
0%
- Science Synthesis, Analysis, and Research
24.3
18.7
-
24.1
24.1
-1%
- National Geospatial Program
67.3
52
67.4
65.5
67.9
1%
Water Resources
214
173
210.8
213.2
217.6
2%
- Groundwater and Streamflow Information
72.7
-
73.2
71.8
74.2
2%
- National Water Quality
90.5
-
89
89.4
90.8
0%
- Water Resources Research Act Program
6.5
-
6.5
6.5
6.5
0%
Ecosystems
159.7
132.1
153
154.1
157.7
-1%
Land Resources
149.3
112.8
120.6
147.9
152.5
2%
Facilities
100.4
112.2
94.6
112.2
120.1
20%
Science Support
105.6
89.4
100.3
102.8
102.8
-3%
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
1,252.5
1,224
1,074.5
1,236.1
1,331.9
6%
Soil, Water, and Air Management
43.6
-
42.5
43.6
43.6
0%
Energy and Minerals Management
172.8
177.4
168.4
188.0
193.9
12%
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
169.5
171
171
99.2
171
1%
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
179.7
204.8
186.4
109.2
186.4
4%
National Park Service (NPS)
2,369.3
2,225.5
2,410
2,942.1
3,202.2
35%
Resource Stewardship
328
301.9
329
329.0
334.4
2%
National Recreation and Preservation
62.6
37
59.6
63.0
63.6
2%
Smithsonian Institution
863
719
716.6
878.4
1,043.3
21%
Forest Service
5,596
-
-
5,802.1
5,934.7
6%
Minerals and Geology Management
75.6
-
73.6
74.2
74.2

-2%

* FY 2018 Omnibus passed by Congress.

Sources: FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division G)Senate Appropriations Committee Report for Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related AgenciesHouse Appropriations Committee Report for Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related AgenciesFY 2018 President's Budget RequestFY2018 Interior Budget in BriefNPS FY 2018 Budget Justification

 

 FY 2018 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
 President's Request (in millions of dollars)
Account
FY 15 Enacted
FY 16
Enacted
FY 17
Omnibus Bill 
FY 18
President's Request

Percent (%) Change
FY 17 Omnibus Bill - 
FY 18 President's Request

U.S. Geological Survey 
1045
1062
1085
922
-15.0
Natural Hazards
135.2
138.8
145
118
-18.6
- Earthquake Hazards
59.5
60.5
64.3
51.4
-20.1
- Volcano Hazards
25.1
26.1
28.1
22.4
-20.3
- Landslide Hazards
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
0.00
- Global Siesmographic Network
4.9
6.4
6.6
5
-24.2
- Geomagnetism 
1.9
1.9
1.9
0
-100.0
- Coastal and Marine Geology
40.3
40.3
40.5
35.7
-11.9
Energy, Minerals and Environment
92.3
94.5
94.3
91.5
-3.0
- Mineral and Energy Resources
70.8
73.1
73.1
74.4
1.8
-- Mineral Resources
45.9
48.4
48.4
48.3
-0.2
-- Energy Resources
24.9
24.7
24.7
26.1
5.7
- Environmental Health
21.4
21.4
21.2
17.1
-19.3
-- Contaminant Biology
10.2
10.2
10.2
-
-
-- Toxic Substances Hydrology
11.2
11.2
11.0
-
-
Core Science Systems
107.2
111.5
116
93
-19.8
- National Cooperative Geologic Mapping
24.4
24.4
24.4
22.3
-8.6
- Science Synthesis, Analysis, and Research
24.3
24.3
24.3
18.7
-23.0
- National Geospatial Program
58.5
62.8
67.3
52
-22.7
Water Resources and Programs
211.3
213
214
173
-19.2
Ecosystems
157
158
159.7
132
-17.3
Land Resources*
136
140
149.3
112.8
-24.4
Facilities 
93.1
100.4
100.4
112.2
11.8
Science Support
105.6
105.6
105.6
89.4
-15.3
Bureau of Land Management
1138.6
1236.7
1252.5
1224
-2.3
Energy and Minerals Management
147.3
166.6
172.8
177.4
2.7
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
169.8
170.8
169.5
171
0.9
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
204.7
204.7
179.7
204.9
14
National Park Service
2614.8
2851.2
2932
3260
11.2
NPS Resource Stewardship
317.2
328.2
329
302
-8.2
Smithsonian Institution
675.3
840
863
719
-16.7

*Formally known as Climate and Land Use Change

Sources: FY 2018 President's Budget Request: DOI AppendixFY 2018 DOI Budget in Brief: BLMFY 2018 DOI Budget in Brief: BOEMFY 2018 DOI Budget in Brief: BSEEFY 2018 DOI Budget in Brief: NPSFY 2018 DOI Budget in Brief: USGSFY 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division G)FY 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division G)FY 2015 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division F)

 


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Last updated March 23, 2018.