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Introduced in House (06/25/1998)

Forest Service Cost Reduction and Fiscal Accountability Act of 1998 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, to prepare an implementation schedule for a Forest System accounting system to be known as the All Resources Accounting System which shall include: (1) specified program areas; (2) cost allocations; (3) identification of indirect expenditures and general administration costs; and (4) separate reports for Forest System units, State and private forestry, and research.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) limit and eliminate within a certain period indirect expenditures from Forest Service trust funds or permanent appropriations; (2) disclose indirect expenditures and general administration costs in annual budget requests; and (3) prepare a five-year Forest System cost reduction strategic plan.