Port Development: Hearing Before the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 45 ... March 12, 1985

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Page 257 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said Territory as to the citizens of the United States and those of any other States that may be admitted into the Confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.
Page 216 - Works, military construction, and civil defense projects critical to the national defense. Under this authority the Secretary could, for example, terminate work on a recreation facility and utilize the newly freed funds and personnel to construct barracks for mobilized reserve units. This authority would be available only in two very limited situations: in time of war declared by Congress, or in time of national emergency declared by the President in accordance with the National Emergencies Act.
Page 210 - Hydraulic mining has become uneconomical, and the Industry has collapsed. It Is not anticipated that any new permits will be issued In the foreseeable future. Thus, there Is no need for a separate commission to process permits. Furthermore, should the need arise, such activities would be subject to adequate federal regulation via the permit requirements of Section 10 and 13 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 USC 403. 407) and Sections 402 and 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act...
Page 34 - Mr. Chairman, Members of the Committee, Good Morning. It is a pleasure to be here to...
Page 200 - ... the suspension of work on the projects. In addition, the delays placed an administrative burden on the Army Civil Works Program, as project schedules based on actual appropriations by the Congress were repeatedly disrupted. The river basin monetary limits no longer serve a useful oversight function. Since the passage of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, the authorization committees of both Houses of Congress have developed procedures to provide for annual review of...
Page 6 - District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto 20 Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the 21 Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and the North22 ern Mariana Islands. 23 (6) "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Army, 24 acting through the Chief of Engineers.
Page 43 - I would ask unanimous consent that my opening statement be included in the record. Mr.
Page 2 - I ask unanimous consent to include in the record the statement of Council of American-Flag Ship Operators.
Page 26 - For purposes of this subsection, the terms "purchaser" and "security interest" shall have the definitions provided under section 6323(h) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. (4) ACTION IN REM. — The costs constituting the lien may be recovered in an action in rem in the United States district court for the district in which the removal or remedial action is occurring or has occurred. Nothing in this subsection shall affect the right of the United States to bring an action against any person to...
Page 199 - ... impact on this year's budget request, or on future Civil Works activities. I will describe, for the benefit of the Committee, proposals involving basin monetary authorizations and deauthorization of certain projects. Basin Monetary Authorization Proposed legislation would authorize additional appropriations necessary to complete all construction of comprehensive river basin plans in 29 river basins which are presently subject to limitations on the authority to expend funds. You will recall that...

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