H.R. 1835, "National Security Readiness Act": Legislative Hearing Before the Committee on Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, Tuesday, May 6, 2003
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Page 32 - Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, I greatly appreciate the opportunity to appear before you...
Page 84 - ... the specific areas within the geographical area occupied by the species, at the time it is listed in accordance with the provisions of section 4 of this Act, on which are found those physical or biological features (I) essential to the conservation of the species...
Page 104 - harassment" means any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which — (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild; or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering.
Page 52 - ... the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980.
Page 82 - I am pleased to appear before you today to discuss the role of the Department of the Interior...
Page 122 - The Secretary shall designate critical habitat, and make revisions thereto, under subsection (a)(3) on the basis of the best scientific data available and after taking into consideration the economic impact, and any other relevant impact, of specifying any particular area as critical habitat.
Page 122 - Act are to provide a means whereby the ecosystems upon which endangered species and threatened species depend may be conserved, to provide a program for the conservation of such endangered species and threatened species, and...
Page 154 - Congress that all Federal departments and agencies shall seek to conserve endangered species and threatened species and shall utilize their authorities in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.
Page 160 - Secretary may exclude any area from critical habitat if he determines that the benefits of such exclusion outweigh the benefits of specifying such area as part of the critical habitat, unless he determines, based on the best scientific and commercial data available, that the failure to designate such area as critical habitat will result in the extinction of the species concerned.