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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1978

92 STAT. 630

PUBLIC LAW 95-372—SEPT. 18, 1978 TITLE IV—FISHERMEN'S CONTINGENCY FUND Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.

401. 402. 403. 404. 405. 406. 407.

Definitions. Establishment of the Fishermen's Contingency F u n d; fee collection. Duties and powers. Burden of proof. Claim procedures and subrogation of rights. Annual report. Survey of obstructions on the Outer Continental Shelf.

TITLE V—AMENDMENTS TO THE COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT ACT OF 1972 Sec. 501. Coastal energy impact program. Sec. 502. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 503. Outer Continental Shelf grants. . _ Sec. 504. State management program. j

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TITLE VI—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.

601. 602. 603. 604. 605. 606.

Review of shut-in or flaring wells. Review and revision of royalty payments. Natural gas distribution. Antidiscrimination provisions. Sunshine in Government. Investigation of availability of oil and natural gas from the Outer Continental Shelf. Sec. 607. Recommendations for training program. Sec. 608. Relationship to existing law.

TITLE I—FINDINGS AND PURPOSES W I T H RESPECT TO MANAGING THE RESOURCES O F THE OUTER CONTINENTAL S H E L F riNDINGS

43 USC 1801.

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SEC. 101. The Congress finds and declares that— (1) the demand for energy in the United States is increasing and will continue to increase for the foreseeable future; (2) domestic production of oil and gas has declined in recent years; (3) the United States has become increasingly dependent upon imports of oil from foreign nations to meet domestic energy demand; (4) increasing reliance on imported oil is not inevitable, but is rather subject to significant reduction by increasing the development of domestic sources of energy supply; (5) consumption of natural gas in the United States has greatly exceeded additions to domestic reserves in recent years; (6) technology is or can be made available which will allow significantly increased domestic production of oil and gas without undue harm or damage to the environment; (7) the Outer Continental Shelf contains significant quantities of oil and natural gas and is a vital national resource reserve which must be carefully managed so as to realize fair value, to preserve and maintain competition, and to reflect the public interest; (8) there presently exists a variety of technological, economic, environmental, administrative, and legal problems which tend to retard the development of the oil and natural gas reserves of the Outer Continental Shelf; (9) environmental and safety regulations relating to activities on the Outer Continental Shelf should be reviewed in light of current technology and information;