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COMMITTEE ON
INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS.
V. S.Congwe. HOUSE. OF REPRESENTATIVES

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COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AF

IRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado, Chairman

JAMES A. HÁLEY, Florida
ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma
WALTER S. BARING, Nevada
ROY A. TAYLOR, North Carolina
HAROLD T. JOHNSON, California
MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona
PHILLIP BURTON, California
THOMAS S. FOLEY, Washington
ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin
JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan
WILLIAM F. RYAN, New York
PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii
JAMES KEE, West Virginia
LLOYD MEEDS, Washington
ABRAHAM. KAZEN, JR., Texas
BILL D. BURLISON, Missouri
ROBERT G. STEPHENS, JR., Georgia
JOSEPH P. VIGORITO, Pennsylvania
JOHN MELCHER, Montana
TENO RONCALIO, Wyoming
NICK BEGICH, Alaska
JAMES ABOUREZK, South Dakota

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania,

Ranking Minority Member
CRAIG HOSMER, California
JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas
JOHN KYL, Iowa
SAM STEIGER, Arizona
JAMES A. MCCLURE, Idaho
DON H. CLAUSEN, California
PHILIP E. RUPPE, Michigan
JOHN N. HAPPY CAMP, Oklahoma
MANUEL LUJAN, JR., New Mexico
SHERMAN P. LLOYD, Utah
JOHN DELLENBACK, Oregon
KEITH G. SEBELIUS, Kansas
JAMES D. MCKEVITT, Colorado
JOHN H. TERRY, New York
JORGE L. CÓRDOVA, Puerto Rico

(Resident Commissioner)

SIDNEY L. MCFARLAND, Staff Director and Chief Clerk

LEWIS A. SIGLER, Counsel
CHARLES LEPPERT, Jr., Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINES AND MINING

ED EDMONDSON, Chairman WALTER S. BARING

JAMES A. MCCLURE PHILLIP BURTON

CRAIG HOSMER THOMAS S. FOLEY

JOE SKUBITZ ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER

SAM STEIGER JAMES KEE

JOHN N. HAPPY CAMP ABRAHAM KAZEN, JR.

JAMES D. McKEVITT
BILL D. BURLISON

JORGE L. CÓRDOVA
JOSEPH P. VIGORITO
JOHN MELCHER

WILLIAM L. SHAFER, Consultant on Mines and Mining NOTE.-The chairman, Hon. Wayne N. Aspinall, and the ranking minority member, Hon. John P. Saylor, are ex officio members of this subcommittee.

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Statement:

Dole, Hon. Hollis M., Assistant Secretary for Mineral Resources,

Department of the Interior..

Letters:

Morrell, Gene P., Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior, to Hon.

Wayne N. Aspinall, dated June 16, 1971 (with supplemental

testimony)-

Morrell, Gene P., Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior, to Hon.

James A. McClure, dated June 16, 1971 (plus tables) -

Energy studies recently completed or continuing (table) -

Energy studies addendum sheet (table)

Energy interests of the 25 largest petroleum companies ranked by

assets, as of early 1970 (table)

Coal owned by petroleum firms, 1969 (table)

Descriptive notes on petroleum industry coal interests.

Response to questions supplied by committee counsel with ques-

tions repeated in order..

Department of the Interior coal research program funds (table).

Response to additional questions on helium conservation.-

Additional information:

California offshore oil and gas leases sold and year (table)
Commodities with differences in value of primary demand and primary

production in excess of $ 100 million in 1969 (table).
Compliance with the terms of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act...
Contract for the sale and purchase of a helium-gas mixture between the

United States and Helex Co.-.
Contract for the sale and purchase of a helium-gas mixture between

Cities Service Helex, Inc., and the United States---
Contract for the sale and purchase of a helium-gas mixture between

National Helium Corp. and the United States -
Contract for the sale and purchase of a helium-gas mixture between

Phillips Petroleum Co. and the United States.
Disadvantages of royalty bidding -
General Services Administration-Inventory of stockpile materials as

of April 30, 1971, and disposal and collection activity, fiscal year to

date (table)
Reports or recommendations from HEW on respirable dust.
U.S. Department of the Interior, mineral resources area:

Personnel, fiscal year 1971 and fiscal year 1972 (chart).
Funds in millions of dollars (chart) -

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BRIEFING SESSION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ON MATTERS BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINES AND MINING

MONDAY, MAY 17, 1971

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINES AND MINING,
OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 9:55 a.m., in room 1324, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Ed Edmondson (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Mr. EDMONDSON. The Subcommittee on Mines and Mining will come to order this morning. This is the first hearing of the session before the subcommittee and we are pleased to have with us this morning, for general presentation, on behalf of the Department of the Interior, the able and knowledgeable Hollis M. Dole, Assistant Secretary, Mineral Resources.

I want to welcome you and the members of your staff and we appreciate your having the heads of your office here this morning and appreciate this briefing.

Mr. ASPINALL. It is a pleasure to have Mr, Dole here with his group this morning on matters relative to the mining operation and Government procedures.

Mr. MCCLURE. I just wanted to underscore what has been said. I think the presence of the Secretary with his staff this morning is a mark of the importance of the mining industry to the economy of the United States and I think that as the testimony develops today, you will be getting into some of the areas of conflict with which this industry is faced but of fundamental importance to our country. I am happy that we are able to have a man as knowledgeable as you are.

Mr. KEE. Mr. Dole is certainly a most knowledgeable and outstanding public official.

Mr. BARING. I just want to go along with the chairman and the members of the full committee. I welcome Mr. Dole and his staff. I have mining in my blood and I like to hear things about mining.

Mr. Dole. Thank you for your kind remarks. As you have noted, I have brought with me today the heads of the various departments and some of my assistants. Unfortunately, my Deputy for Energy was unable to be here because of conflicting testimony we have to give on the other side in regard to the development of energy policy.

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