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natural resources otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

(12) General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities, policies and programs within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health (1) Forest reservations, including management thereof, created from the public domain. (2) Public forest lands generally, including measures or matters related to entry, easements, withdrawals and grazing. (3) Federal reserved water rights on forest reserves. (4) Wild and Scenic Rivers System, National Trails System, national heritage areas and other national units established for protection, conservation, preservation or recreational development administered by the Secretary of Agriculture. (5) Federal and non-Federal outdoor recreation plans, programs and administration in public forests. (6) Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve international programs for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

(7) General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities, policies and programs within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans (1) Fisheries management and fisheries research generally, including the management of all commercial and recreational fisheries, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, interjurisdictional fisheries, international fisheries agreements, aquaculture, seafood safety and fisheries promotion. (2) Wildlife resources, including research, restoration, refuges and conservation. (3) All matters pertaining to the protection of coastal and marine environments, including estuarine protection. (4) Coastal barriers. (5) Oceanography. (6) Ocean engineering, including materials, technology and systems. (7) Coastal zone management. (8) Marine sanctuaries. (9) U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. (10) Sea Grant programs and marine extension services. (11) Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve international programs for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

(12) General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities, policies and programs within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

Subcommittee on Water and Power (1) Generation and marketing of electric power from Federal water projects by Federally chartered or Federal regional power marketing authorities. (2) All measures and matters concerning water resources planning conducted pursuant to the Water Resources Planning Act, water resource research and development programs and saline water research and development. (3) Compacts relating to the use and apportionment of interstate waters, water rights and major interbasin water or movement programs. (4) All measures and matters pertaining to irrigation and reclamation projects and other water resources development and recycling programs, including policies and procedures. (5) Indian water rights and settlements. (6) Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve international programs for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

(7) General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities, policies and programs within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (1) All measures and matters concerning the U.S. Geological Survey, except for the activities and programs of the Water Resources Division or its successor. (2) All measures and matters affecting geothermal resources. (3) Conservation of United States uranium supply. (4) Mining interests generally, including all matters involving mining regulation and enforcement, including the reclamation of mined lands, the environmental effects of mining, and the management of mineral receipts, mineral land laws and claims, long-range mineral programs and deep seabed mining (5) Mining schools, experimental stations and long-range mineral programs. (6) Mineral resources on public lands. (7) Conservation and development of oil and gas resources of the Outer Continental Shelf. (8) Petroleum conservation on the public lands and conservation of the radium supply in the United States. (9) Measures and matters concerning the transportation of natural gas from or within Alaska and disposition of oil transported by the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

(10) Rights of way over public lands for underground energy-related transportation. (11) Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve international programs for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee. (12) General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities, policies and programs within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

(b) Full Committee.--The Full Committee shall have the following jurisdiction and responsibilities: (1) Environmental and habitat measures and matters of general applicability. (2) Measures relating to the welfare of Native Americans, including management of Indian lands in general and special measures relating to claims which are paid out of Indian funds. (3) All matters regarding the relations of the United States with Native Americans and Native American tribes, including special oversight functions under Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives. (4) All matters regarding Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians. (5) All matters related to the Federal trust responsibility to Native Americans and the sovereignty of Native Americans. (6) All matters regarding insular areas of the United States. (7) All measures of matters regarding the Freely Associated States and Antarctica. (8) Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve international programs for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Full Committee under this paragraph. (9) All measures and matters retained by the Full Committee under Committee rule 6(e). (10) General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities, policies and programs within the jurisdiction of the Committee under House Rule X.

APPENDIX 3: EXAMPLES OF INTER-COMMITTEE CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT JURISDICTION ISSUES, 107TH CONGRESS

CONCERNS ABOUT DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES,

Washington, DC, August 31, 2001.
Hon. BOB STUMP,
Chairman, Committee on the Armed Services, Washington, DC.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN. Thank you for an opportunity to review the text of H.R. 2586, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2002, for provisions which are within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Resources. Among these provisions are those dealing with benefits for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Corps, environmental review, public lands, and territories of the United States.

Because of the continued cooperation and consideration you have afforded me and my staff in developing these provisions, I will not seek a sequential referral of H.R. 2586 based on their inclusion in the bill. Of course, this waiver is not intended to prejudice any future jurisdictional claims over these provisions or similar language. I also reserve the right to seek to have conferees named from the Committee on Resources on these provisions, should such a conference become necessary.

Once again, I appreciate working with you and your staff on these matters, and look forward to urging my colleagues to support and pass H.R. 2586.

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CONCERNS ABOUT ENERGY SECURITY ACT

COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES,

Washington, DC, July 20, 2001.
Hon. SHERWOOD L. BOEHLERT,
Chairman, Committee on Science, Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: On July 17, 2001, the Committee on Resources ordered favorably reported H.R. 2436, the Energy Security Act. The bill was referred primarily to the Committee on Resources, with an additional referral to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 2436 is a critical part of the President's energy policy initiative. The Leadership plans on scheduling an energy legislative package for consideration by the full House of Representatives as early as next week. Therefore, I ask you to not to seek a sequential referral of the bill.

Of course, by allowing this to occur, the Committee on Science does not waive its jurisdiction over H.R. 2436 or any other similar matter. If a conference on H.R. 2436 or a similar energy legislative package becomes necessary, I would support the Committee on Science's request to be named to the conference. Finally, this action should not be seen as precedent for any Committee on Resources bills which affect the Committee on Science's jurisdiction. I would be pleased to place this letter and your response in the report on the bill to document this agreement.

Thank you for your consideration of my request. I look forward to working with you again on the Floor.

Sincerely,

James V. Hansen,
Chairman.39

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