To Subsistence 2
From: Larry Roberts
Postmark: Mar 07,96 1:10 PM Delivered: Mar 07,96 1:10 PM
Subject: Subsistence News-3/8/96
*On March 6th, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment authored by the Alaska Congressional Delegation which imposes a moratorium on regulations designed to assert federal control over navigable waters/fisheries in Alaska.
*The proposed legislation was included in an omnibus appropriations bill that includes fiscal year 1996 spending measures which were vetoed by President Clinton or never passed by both the House and Senate because of delaying tactics. The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.
*The proposed bill states that no funds may be used by either the Interior or Agriculture Dept. to “prepare, issue, or implement regulations, rules, or policies pursuant to Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act to assert jurisdiction, management, or control over navigable waters transferred to the State of Alaska.”
*Notice of the proposed extension of federal jurisdiction into navigable waters and fisheries could appear in the Federal Register as early as April 5th.