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An Act to o authorize appropriations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in accordance with section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and section 305 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, and for other purposes.

This Act mandated the Secretary of the Interior be accountable for all oil and gas originating from, or allocated to, public or Indian lands. Under this Act, oil and gas lessees are required to pay interest on royalty underpayments. The Minerals Management Service of the Department of the Interior was established (via appropriations law) to

this function (formerly the jurisdiction of the Conservation Division of the Geological Survey) in 1982 after reports of flagrant abuses in royalty collection and accounting

Among other things, this Act developed emergency evacuation plans in the event of a nuclear disaster.



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Act of March 3, 1891.

(26 Stat. 1095)

To repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes.

This Act repeals the Timber Culture Act of 1873, and authorizes the President to "set apart and reserve... as public reservations" forested portions of the public lands in any State or Territory.

sites and objects of antiquity.

The President is authorized to issue presidential proclamations declaring as national monuments historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the U.S. This may include reservation of land, limited to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected. When the objects are on land that is privately owned or has an unperfected claim of ownership, the portion of the land necessary for care and management of the object may be relinquished to the federal government. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept the relinquishment of such land. Only Congress may authorize any further extension or establishment of national monuments in State of Wyoming.


Act of May 7, 1894.

(28 Stat. 73)

An Act to protect the birds and animals in Yellowstone National Park, and to punish crimes in said park, and for other purposes.

This Act provided that hunting and poaching within the boundaries of the park are prohibited except in certain circumstances or within certain seasons.


Act of August 25, 1916.

(39 Stat. 535)

An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes.

ANTIQUITIES ACT Act of June 8, 1906.

(34 Stat. 225)



An Act for the preservation of American antiquities.

This Act creates a National Park Service within the Department of the Interior, to promote the use of the Federal

known national parks, monuments, and reservations. The purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life for the enjoyment of future generations. Timber cutting and the

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