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§ 6903.
Payments
(a)
In this section—
(1)
“payment law” means—
(A)
the Act of June 20, 1910 (ch. 310, 36 Stat. 557);
(B)
section 33 of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act (7 U.S.C. 1012);
(C)
the Act of May 23, 1908 (16 U.S.C. 500) or the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000;
(D)
section 5 of the Act of June 22, 1948 (16 U.S.C. 577g, 577g–1);
(E)
section 401(c)(2) of the Act of June 15, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 715s(c)(2));
(F)
section 17 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 810);
(G)
section 35 of the Act of February 25, 1920 (30 U.S.C. 191);
(H)
section 6 of the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands (30 U.S.C. 355);
(I)
section 3 of the Act of July 31, 1947 (30 U.S.C. 603); and
(J)
section 10 of the Act of June 28, 1934 (known as the Taylor Grazing Act) (43 U.S.C. 315i).
(2)
population shall be determined on the same basis that the Secretary of Commerce determines resident population for general statistical purposes.
(3)
a unit of general local government may not be credited with a population of more than 50,000.
(b)
(1)
A payment under section 6902 of this title is equal to the greater of—
(A)
93 cents during fiscal year 1995, $1.11 during fiscal year 1996, $1.29 during fiscal year 1997, $1.47 during fiscal year 1998, and $1.65 during fiscal year 1999 and thereafter, for each acre of entitlement land located within a unit of general local government (but not more than the limitation determined under subsection (c) of this section) reduced (but not below 0) by amounts the unit received in the prior fiscal year under a payment law; or
(B)
12 cents during fiscal year 1995, 15 cents during fiscal year 1996, 17 cents during fiscal year 1997, 20 cents during fiscal year 1998, and 22 cents during fiscal year 1999 and thereafter, for each acre of entitlement land located in the unit (but not more than the limitation determined under subsection (c) of this section).
(2)
The chief executive officer of a State shall submit to the Secretary of the Interior a statement on the amounts of payments the State transfers to each unit of general local government in the State out of amounts received under a payment law.
(c)
(1)
The limitation for a unit of general local government with a population of not more than 4,999 is the highest dollar amount specified in paragraph (2).
(2)
The limitation for a unit of general local government with a population of at least 5,000 is the following amount (rounding the population off to the nearest thousand):

 If the population equals—

the limitation is equal to the population times—

 5,000

$110.00  

 6,000

103.00  

 7,000

97.00  

 8,000

90.00  

 9,000

84.00  

10,000

77.00  

11,000

75.00  

12,000

73.00  

13,000

70.00  

14,000

68.00  

15,000

66.00  

16,000

65.00  

17,000

64.00  

18,000

63.00  

19,000

62.00  

20,000

61.00  

21,000

60.00  

22,000

59.00  

23,000

59.00  

24,000

58.00  

25,000

57.00  

26,000

56.00  

27,000

56.00  

28,000

56.00  

29,000

55.00  

30,000

55.00  

31,000

54.00  

32,000

54.00  

33,000

53.00  

34,000

53.00  

35,000

52.00  

36,000

(d)
On October 1 of each year after the date of enactment of the Payment in Lieu of Taxes Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall adjust each dollar amount specified in subsections (b) and (c) to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor, for the 12 months ending the preceding June 30.
(Pub. L. 97–258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1032; Pub. L. 98–63, title I, July 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 324; Pub. L. 103–397, §§ 2, 3, 5(b), Oct. 22, 1994, 108 Stat. 4156–4158; Pub. L. 106–393, § 4, Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1610.)
cite as: 31 USC 6903