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 214 - 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 34 - Mr. Chairman, Members of the Committee, Good Morning. It is a pleasure to be here to...
Page 198 - Federal government and serious hardships for -construction workers who were laid off during 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...
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 208 - 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 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 158 - S. 640, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; S.
Page 43 - I would ask unanimous consent that my opening statement be included in the record. Mr.

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