FY 2015 Interior, Environment
and Related Agencies Appropriations

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

 

Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Process (millions of dollars)

Account
FY 12
Enacted

FY13
Enacted
^
FY 14
Enacted

Percent Change
FY 12 -
FY 14
Percent Change
FY 13 -
FY 14
FY 15
President's Request
(PR)
Percent Change
FY 14 - FY 15 Request

U.S. Geological Survey

1068
1012.2
1032
-3.4
1.9
1073.3
4

- Natural Hazards

131.1
123.5
128.3
-2.1
3.9
128.3
0

-- Earthquake Hazards

53.8
50.8
53.8
0
5.9
54.1
0.6

-- Volcano Hazards

24.1
22.7
23.1
-4.1
1.8
23.3
0.9

-- Landslide Hazards

3.2
2.9
3.5
9.4
20.7
3.5
0

-- Global Seismographic Network

5.2
4.9
4.9
-5.8
0
4.9
0

-- Geomagnetism

2
1.9
1.9
-5
0
1.9
0

-- Coastal and Marine Geology

42.8
48.9
41.3
-3.5
-15.5
40.6
-1.7

- Energy, Minerals & Environmental

96.1
90.5
91.5
-4.8
1.1
99.1
8.3

-- Mineral Resources

48.8
45.9
45.9
-5.9
0
46.3
0.9

-- Energy Resources

27.6
25.9
25.9
-6.2
0
26.9
3.9

-- Contaminant Biology

9.2
8.6
9.6
4.3
11.6
12
25

-- Toxic Substances Hydrology

10.6
9.9
9.9
-6.6
0
13.8
39.4

- Core Science Systems

114.3
107.6
108.8
-4.8
1.1
109.4
0.6

-- National Cooperative Geologic Mapping

25.9
24.4
24.4
-5.8
0
24.5
0.4

-- Science Synthesis, Analysis, and Research*

25.4
23.9
24.3
-4.3
1.7
24.4
0.4

--Geospatial Program

62.9
59.3
60.1
-4.5
1.3
60.4
0.5

- Water Resources Programs

209.6
197.4
207.3
-1.1
5
210.4
1.5

- Ecosystems

158.3
149.1
152.8
-3.5
2.5
162
6
- Climate and Land Use Change
141.4
133.2
131.9
-6.7
-1
149.1
13

- Facilities

100.4
100
100.4
0
0.4
106.7
6.3

- Administration & Enterprise

116.8
110.7
110.7
-5.2
0
108.3
-2.2

Bureau of Land Management

1129
1059.3
1106.5
-2
4.5
1114
0.7

- Energy and Minerals Management

107.6
108.5
130.1
20.9
19.9
102.8
-21

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)**

160.8
152.6
166.9
3.8
9.4
169.8
1.7

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)***

182.5
173.2
187.7
2.8
8.4
189.7
1.1

National Park Service

2579.6
2397.6
2561.5
-0.7
6.8
2283.9
-10.8

- NPS Resource Stewardship

327.1
308.4
327
-0.03
6
331.9
0.7

Smithsonian Institution

810
640.5
805
-0.6
25.7
850
5.6

U.S. Forest Service

4846
4540.5
5479.6
13.1
20.7
4771
-13.2

- Minerals and Geology Management

83.4
77.7
76.4
-8.4
-1.7
-
-

All numbers in millions of dollars.

^ With Sequester
*Includes the Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program which would receive a $400,000 increase
**Subtotal, Ocean Energy Management (excludes Less Use of Offsetting Collections)
***Subtotal, Offshore Safety and Environmental Enforcement (excludes Less Use of Offsetting Collections)

SOURCES: Department of the Interior FY 2013 Operation Plan; FY 2014 Omnibus, Section G; U.S. Department of Agriculture FY 2013 Operating Plan, President's FY15 Budget Request

President's Request

The President released his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget proposal on March 4, 2014. Details about the Department of the Interior's (DOI) budget request can be found on the DOI web site. Further details about the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) proposed budget can be found here.

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Contributed by Abigail Seadler, AGI Geoscience Policy Staff.

Last updated April 1, 2014