Wetlands Conservation: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session ... May 17, 1989
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989 - Conservation of natural resources - 265 pages
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Page 98 - Congress finds and declares that it is the national policy (a) to preserve, protect, develop, and where possible, to restore or enhance, the resources of the Nation's coastal zone for this and succeeding generations...
Page 117 - Study participants include the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US Geological Survey, the US...
Page 113 - P&G. specify that the Federal objective of water and related land resources planning is 'to contribute to national economic development consistent with protecting the Nation's environment, pursuant to national environmental statutes, and applicable executive orders and other Federal planning requirements.
Page 115 - State agencies in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act and other applicable statutes.
Page 240 - The nation establish a national wetlands protection policy to achieve no overall net loss of the nation's remaining wetlands base as defined by acreage and function, and to restore and create wetlands, where feasible, to increase the quality and quantity of the nation's wetlands resource base.
Page 105 - ... applicant, or qualify for a general permit. The Corps also has a growing backlog of pending applications. The number of applications has greatly increased during- the last two years as workload exceeds available resources. The Corps regulatory program also includes authority for enforcement.
Page 185 - Wetlands policy and make fittle sense from a fiscal standpoint. Swampbuster was a product of the 1985 Farm Bill and should be strengthened in the 1990 Farm Bill. Expanding the Scop* of the Clean Water Act §404 Permit Program Finally, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act should be amended to expressly state a national wetlands policy and goal of no overall net loss of wetlands and a long term increase in our wetlands base, and to clarify that the draining, dredging, excavating. Inundating, and clearing...
Page 234 - Congress a unique opportunity to address those concerns and develop bold and far-reaching reforms that promise real progress in conservation of this critical resource. The agenda of the Forum was to develop sound, broadly supported recommendations for improving federal, state, and local wetlands policy. The Conservation Foundation role was to convene the Forum, facilitate the dialog, and provide staff support.
Page 132 - MOA was designed to establish a framework for a more effective enforcement program. The enforcement MOA establishes the Corps as the agency primarily responsible for initial investigations of reported violations. Once a violation is confirmed, the MOA sets a procedure for the designation of a lead agency to pursue the enforcement action. That designation is based on the best use of agency resources, expertise, and authorities to pursue the enforcement action to an appropriate conclusion. This MOA...