President Reagan's proposed fiscal 1986 budget for the Interior Department will call for no new acquisitions of park land or land for wildlife refuges, according to a draft copy of the document.
The administration also wants to "zero out" grants to state historic preservation offices and funds for urban parks.
Interior officials, who asked not to be identified, said that the Office of Management and Budget's "budget passback" was leaner than they had expected and may reflect the waning influence of departing Secretary William P. Clark.
"This is not a good time to be a lame duck," lamented one Interior source. "Clark is finding that out. OMB Director David A. Stockman can be brutal."
One congressional aide familiar with the budget said, "It's just more of the same. But we thought we'd gotten away from the indiscriminate cuts that former Secretary James G. Watt used to support. It looks like we're back to that."
The budget is expected to call for:
* A rescission of $100 million in fiscal 1985 funds for improving highways on lands controlled by Interior.
* Reviewing 5,811 full-time positions in both fiscal 1985 and 1986 to see if they should be turned over to a contractor. The budget also calls for 376 jobs to be trimmed.
* Changing rules so Interior can begin deducting the cost of administering programs that generate funds before those funds are shared with state and local governments. Interior would like to make the recipients pick up the cost of handling the funds they receive under programs such as the Land and Water Conservation Fund, or the funds that localities with large federal installations receive in lieu of taxes.
* Begin making industry pay for geologic and geophysical data that they now can get free from the Minerals Management Service.
* Scrapping most construction projects supported by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or in the U.S. territories (except those already under way in American Samoa and the Northern Marianas).
* Trimming $43.3 million in fiscal 1985 spending on travel, consultants and public relations.
The OMB document said users fees should be raised at least 25 percent for programs provided by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation. Said OMB: "We need to work together to develop and fine-tune a government-wide approach."
However, OMB spokesman Steve Tupper said that officials have "just about decided" not to push for new users fees across the government, fearing that they could be a major stumbling block to the passage of other management initiatives. POWER LINES . . .
It looks as if the House Interior and Insular Affairs subcommittee on public lands and national parks will split into two panels as part of a reorganization of the committee. Rep. John F. Seiberling (D-Ohio), who now chairs the panel, will be left with public lands and historic preservation, as well as jurisdiction over the American Conservation Corps and legislation that would commemorate parks created by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Rep. Bruce F. Vento (D-Minn.) probably will become chairman of a new national parks subcommittee, with responsibilities for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Park Service's wild and scenic river system. LEADING CONTENDERS . . .
William Penn Mott, 75, who is chief of the Oakland, Calif., zoo and who served as director of the California state parks system when Ronald Reagan was governor, heads a list of four people whom Clark has recommended for director of the Park Service. Three career employes are also believed to be under consideration: Manus (Jack) Fish, director of the service's National Capitol Region; John E. Cook, superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and James W. Coleman, director of the serivce's Mid-Atlantic Region . . . . Deputy undersecretary William P. Horn is considered to be the leading contender for the job of assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks. Other names include Robert N. Broadbent, assistant secretary for water and science, and Ike Livermore, a former director of the California Department of Natural Resources . . . . Brent W. Blauch, 33, associate deputy director of Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Resources, has been named deputy director of the Office of Surface Mining.