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Page ii - All blocks offered pose some degree of pollution risk to the environment. The risk is related to adverse effects on the environment and other resource uses which may result from accidental or chronic oil spills.
Page 10 - ... will be coupled with a new two-tier nomination system. Under this system, industry will first rank the regions they think are most favorable. The public will be invited to identify environmental conditions and problems in these regions. The Interior Department will use the industry and environmental rankings of regions, along with its own evaluations of resource potential and need to protect environmental values, to select the most promising regions for early development. Subsequently, within...
Page 9 - ... Secretary of the Interior to increase the acreage leased on the Outer Continental Shelf to 10 million acres beginning in 1975, more than tripling what had originally been planned. In later years, the amount of acreage to be leased will be based on market needs and on industry's record of performance in exploring and developing leases. In contracting for leases, the Secretary of the Interior is also to ensure that the proper competitive bidding procedures are followed and that environmental safeguards...
Page iii - Department of Commerce: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Department of Defense: Department of the Air Force Department of the Interior: Bureau of Reclamation...
Page 139 - A species of native fish and wildlife shall be regarded as threatened with extinction whenever the Secretary of the Interior finds, after consultation with the affected States, that its existence is endangered because its habitat is threatened with destruction, drastic modification, or severe curtailment, or because of overexploitation, disease, predation, or because of other factors, and that its survival requires assistance. In addition to consulting with the States, the Secretary shall, from time...
Page 2 - By a vote of 2-1, it concluded that irrespective of the nature of his employment, Gray could recover by virtue of a provision of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 67 Stat.
Page iii - Navy Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Department of the Interior— Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife Bureau of Outdoor Recreation Bureau of Land Management (outer continental shelf) Geological...
Page 41 - Improved Inspection And Regulation Could Reduce The Possibility Of Oil Spills On The Outer Continental Shelf.
Page xii - State and local agencies which are authorized to develop and enforce environmental standards pursuant to Section 102 (2) (c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.