The reauthorized Act requires that the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior issue regulations as needed to implement the Act.
25 PERCENT CALCULATION.
Section 601(b) amends 16 U.S.C. 500 (i.e., 25% Payments to States) to change the way in which the 25-percent payment is calculated. It provides for a 7-year rolling average, i.e., that the 25% payments are to be an amount equal to the annual average of 25% of all amounts received for the applicable fiscal year and each of the preceding 6 fiscal years from each national forest.
The reauthorized Act did not change the categories of reciepts used to calculate the 25 percent. These include grazing, land use, minerals, power, recreation special uses, recreation user fees, smokey quartz crystals (P.L 100-446), and timber. In addition, Knutson-Vanderberg Act revenue, road credits, and timber salvage sale receipts are included in the calculation.