Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior Needs Coordination and Organization: Report to the Congress

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U.S. General Accounting Office, 1981 - 67 страници

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Страница 33 - A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.
Страница 32 - areas of critical environmental concern" means areas within the public lands where special management attention is required (when such areas are developed or used or where no development is required) to protect and prevent irreparable damage to important historic, cultural, or scenic values, fish and wildlife resources or other natural systems or processes, or to protect life and safety from natural hazards.
Страница 30 - During the period of review of such areas and until Congress has determined otherwise, the Secretary shall continue to manage such lands according to his authority under this Act and other applicable law in a manner so as not to impair the suitability of such areas for preservation as wilderness...
Страница 11 - Identified resources are defined as including reserves and materials other than reserves which are essentially well known as to location, extent and grade and which may be exploitable in the future under more favorable economic conditions or with improvements in technology.
Страница 29 - ... the Nation's need for domestic sources of minerals, food, timber, and fiber from the public lands.
Страница 29 - Act, it is determined that disposal of a particular parcel will serve the national interest; (2) the national interest will be best realized if the public lands and their resources are periodically and systematically inventoried and their present and future use is projected through a land use planning process coordinated with other Federal and State planning efforts...
Страница 30 - That, in managing the public lands the Secretary shall by regulation or otherwise take any action required to prevent unnecessary or undue degradation of the lands and their resources or to afford environmental protection.
Страница 33 - An area of wilderness is further defined to mean in this act an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation...
Страница 31 - Secretary or his delegate, under the provisions of this section, of the land use plan involved. (2) Any management decision or action pursuant to a management decision that excludes (that is, totally eliminates) one or more of the principal or major uses for two or more years with respect to a tract of land of one hundred thousand acres or more shall be reported by the Secretary to the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Страница 21 - National Materials and Minerals Policy Research and Development Act of 1980...