Proposed fiscal year 2008 budget request for the Department of the Interior : hearing

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Page 119 - The service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified by such means and measures as conform to . the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments, and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment...
Page 130 - Commission. (2) While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission, members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the Government service are allowed expenses under section 5703 of title 5 of the United States Code.
Page 83 - Administrator shall, to the extent practicable, conduct such surveillance by utilizing the resources of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Geological Survey, and the Coast Guard, and shall report on such quality in the report required under subsection (a) of section 516...
Page 18 - Bureau maintains 471 dams and 348 reservoirs with the capacity to store 245 million acre-feet of water. These facilities deliver water to one...
Page 107 - Secretary is authorized, in his discretion, to accept donations of patented lands, rights-of-way over patented lands or other lands, buildings, or other property within the various national parks and national monuments for the purposes of the National Park System.
Page 115 - ... are unusually susceptible to selective pressures from invasive species. Hawaii has the largest proportion of non-indigenous species of any state. Its ecosystems are especially vulnerable to the introduction and spread of invasive species due to increasing human travel and trade. USGS research focuses on the ecology and control of highly invasive plants (eg, miconia, faya tree, strawberry guava, Kahili ginger), including exploration and testing for biological control agents; animals (eg, Argentine...
Page 79 - ... 5. Explore the uses and identify the limits of evolving knowledge to manage risks and opportunities related to climate variability and change (CCSP, 2003).
Page 9 - Chairman, thank you again for holding this hearing and I look forward to hearing from our witnesses.
Page 56 - An agency may decide in its procedures or otherwise, to prepare environmental assessments for the reasons stated in § 1508.9 even though it is not required to do so. Any procedures under this section shall provide for extraordinary circumstances in which a normally excluded action may have a significant environmental effect. § 1508.5 Cooperating agency. Cooperating agency...
Page 79 - Decision support 1. Improve knowledge of the Earth's past and present climate and environment, including its natural variability, and improve understanding of the causes of observed variability and change. 2. Improve quantification of the forces bringing about changes in the Earth's climate and related systems.

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