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S. HRG. 102-253

MINING LAW REFORM ACT OF 1991 AND THE

MINERALS POLICY REVIEW COMMISSION ACT OF
1991

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINERAL RESOURCES

DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

UNITED STATES SENATE

ONE HUNDRED SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 433
TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN MINERALS ON FEDERAL LANDS, AND FOR OTHER

PURPOSES

S. 785
TO ESTABLISH A COMMISSION TO STUDY EXISTING LAWS AND PROCEDURES RELATING TO

MINING, OTHER THAN COAL MINING, AND IN PARTICULAR THE EFFECTS OF EXISTING LAWS
AND PROCEDURES RELATING TO LOCATION AND DISPOSITION OF MINERALS ON PUBLIC LANDS
OF THE UNITED STATES AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE POLICY STATEMENT SET FORTH IN THE
MINING AND MINERALS POLICY ACT OF 1970, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

JUNE 11, 1991

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

47-0835

WASHINGTON : 1991

For sale by the U.S. Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402

ISBN 0-16-036805-7

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J. BENNETT JOHNSTON, Louisiana, Chairman DALE BUMPERS, Arkansas

MALCOLM WALLOP, Wyoming WENDELL H. FORD, Kentucky

MARK O. HATFIELD, Oregon BILL BRADLEY, New Jersey

PETE V. DOMENICI, New Mexico JEFF BINGAMAN, New Mexico

FRANK H. MURKOWSKI, Alaska TIMOTHY E. WIRTH, Colorado

DON NICKLES, Oklahoma KENT CONRAD, North Dakota

CONRAD BURNS, Montana DANIEL K. AKAKA, Hawaii

LARRY E. CRAIG, Idaho WYCHE FOWLER, JR., Georgia

JOHN SEYMOUR, California RICHARD C. SHELBY, Alabama

JAKE GARN, Utah PAUL WELLSTONE, Minnesota

BENJAMIN S. COOPER, Staff Director

D. MICHAEL HARVEY, Chief Counsel
G. ROBERT WALLACE, Staff Director for the Minority
GARY G. ELLSWORTH, Chief Counsel for the Minority

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINERAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION

JEFF BINGAMAN, New Mexico, Chairman DALE BUMPERS, Arkansas

LARRY E. CRAIG, Idaho WENDELL H. FORD, Kentucky

FRANK H. MURKOWSKI, Alaska KENT CONRAD, North Dakota

DON NICKLES, Oklahoma RICHARD C. SHELBY, Alabama

JAKE GARN, Utah J. BENNETT HNSTON and OLM WE are Ex Officio Members of the Subcommittee

LISA VEHMAS, Professional Staff Member

Don Santa, Counsel
JODI BRAYTON, Counsel (Minority)

(II)

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