Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act and the Geothermal Steam Act Amendments: Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Mining and Natural Resources of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session ... Hearing Held in Washington, DC, September 28, 1989

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Page 179 - Cumulative impact" is the impact on the environment which results from the incremental impact of the action when added to other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions regardless of what agency (Federal or non-Federal) or person undertakes such other actions. Cumulative impacts can result from individually minor but collectively significant actions taking place over a period of time.
Page 178 - Code, and shall accompany the proposal through the existing agency review processes; (D) study, develop, and describe appropriate alternatives to recommended courses of action in any proposal which involves unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources...
Page 12 - Sustained yield of the several products and services" means the achievement and maintenance in perpetuity of a high-level annual or regular periodic output of the various renewable resources of the national forests without impairment of the productivity of the land.
Page 43 - ... of the Bureau of Land Management in the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture...
Page 36 - The National Research Council (NRC), the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences, was originally slated to conduct the study cited in the ballast management bills through its Marine Board.
Page 182 - NEPA procedures must insure that environmental information is available to public officials and citizens before decisions are made and before actions are taken. The information must be of high quality.
Page 12 - multiple use" means the management of the public lands and their various resource values so that they are utilized in the combination that will best meet the present and future needs of the American people...
Page 178 - detailed statement" requirement, seeks to ensure that each agency decision maker has before him and takes into proper account all possible approaches to a particular project (including total abandonment of the project) which would alter the environmental impact and the cost-benefit balance. Only in that fashion is it likely that the most intelligent, optimally beneficial decision will ultimately be made. Moreover, by compelling a formal "detailed statement...
Page 107 - ... the public lands be managed in a manner which recognizes the Nation's need for domestic sources of minerals, food, timber, and fiber from the public lands including implementation of the Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970 (84 Stat.
Page 179 - ... consider the relative scarcity of the values involved and the availability of alternative means (including recycling) and sites for realization of those values...

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