16 U.S. Code Chapter 51 - ALASKA NATIONAL INTEREST LANDS CONSERVATION

SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. 3101. Congressional statement of purpose. 3102. Definitions. 3103. Maps. SUBCHAPTER II—SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT AND USE 3111. Congressional declaration of findings. 3112. Congressional statement of policy. 3113. Definitions. 3114. Preference for subsistence uses. 3115. Local and regional participation. 3116. Federal monitoring; reports to State and Congressional committees. 3117. Judicial enforcement. 3118. Park and park monument subsistence resource commissions. 3119. Cooperative agreements. 3120. Subsistence and land use decisions. 3121. Rural residents engaged in subsistence uses. 3122. Research. 3123. Periodic reports. 3124. Regulations. 3125. Limitations and savings clauses. 3126. Closure to subsistence uses. SUBCHAPTER III—FEDERAL NORTH SLOPE LANDS STUDIES, OIL AND GAS LEASING PROGRAM AND MINERAL ASSESSMENTS 3141. Overall study program. 3142. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain resource assessment. 3143. Production of oil and gas from Arctic National Wildlife Refuge prohibited. 3144. Wilderness portion of study. 3145. Wildlife resources portion of study and impact of potential oil spills in Arctic Ocean. 3146. Transportation alternatives portion of study. 3147. Arctic research study. 3148. Oil and gas leasing program for non-North Slope Federal lands. 3149. Oil and gas lease applications. 3150. Alaska mineral resource assessment program. 3151. Omitted. SUBCHAPTER IV—TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITY SYSTEMS IN AND ACROSS, AND ACCESS INTO, CONSERVATION SYSTEM UNITS 3161. Congressional declaration of findings. 3162. Definitions. 3163. Effect on other laws. 3164. Procedural requirements. 3165. Standards for granting certain authorizations. 3166. Agency, Presidential, and Congressional actions. 3167. Rights-of-way terms and conditions. 3168. Injunctive relief. 3169. Valid existing right of access. 3170. Special access and access to inholdings. 3171. Temporary access. 3172. North Slope Haul Road. 3173. Stikine River region; Presidential study and report to Congress. SUBCHAPTER V—FEDERAL-STATE COOPERATION 3181. Alaska Land Use Council. 3182. Federal Coordination Committee. 3183. Bristol Bay Cooperative Region. SUBCHAPTER VI—ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 3191. Management plans. 3192. Land acquisition authority. 3192a. Restrictions on use of appropriated funds. 3193. Use of cabins and other sites of occupancy on conservation system units. 3194. Archeological and paleontological sites. 3195. Cooperative information and education centers. 3196. Administrative sites and visitor facilities. 3197. Revenue-producing visitor services. 3198. Local hire. 3199. Navigation aids and other facilities. 3200. Denali Scenic Highway study. 3201. Administration of national preserves. 3202. Taking of fish and wildlife. 3203. Wilderness management. 3204. Allowed uses. 3205. General wilderness review. 3206. Statewide cultural assistance program. 3207. Effect on existing rights; water resources. 3208. Authorization of appropriations; contract authority. 3209. Effect on prior withdrawals. 3210. Access by owner to nonfederally owned land. 3211. Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge agricultural use. 3212. Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. 3213. Future executive branch actions. 3214. Alaska gas pipeline. 3215. Public land entries in Alaska. SUBCHAPTER VII—NATIONAL NEED MINERAL ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATION PROCESS 3231. Areas subject to national need recommendation process. 3232. Recommendations of President to Congress. 3233. Expedited Congressional review.
Ex. Ord. No. 13580. Interagency Working Group on Coordination of Domestic Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska

Ex. Ord. No. 13580, July 12, 2011, 76 F.R. 41989, provided:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish an interagency working group to coordinate the efforts of Federal agencies responsible for overseeing the safe and responsible development of onshore and offshore energy resources and associated infrastructure in Alaska and to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. Interagency coordination is important for the safe, responsible, and efficient development of oil and natural gas resources in Alaska, both onshore and on the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), while protecting human health and the environment, as well as indigenous populations. A number of executive departments and agencies (agencies) are charged with ensuring that resource development projects in Alaska comply with health, safety, and environmental protection standards. To formalize and promote ongoing interagency coordination, this order establishes a high-level, interagency working group that will facilitate coordinated and efficient domestic energy development and permitting in Alaska while ensuring that all applicable standards are fully met.
Sec. 2. Establishment. There is established an Interagency Working Group on Coordination of Domestic Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska (Working Group), led by the Department of the Interior.
Sec. 3. Membership. (a) The Deputy Secretary of the Interior shall serve as Chair of the Working Group and coordinate its work. The Working Group shall also include deputy-level representatives or officials at the equivalent level, designated by the head of the respective agency, from:
(i) the Department of Defense;
(ii) the Department of Commerce;
(iii) the Department of Agriculture;
(iv) the Department of Energy;
(v) the Department of Homeland Security;
(vi) the Environmental Protection Agency; and
(vii) the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects.
(b) The Domestic Policy Council shall work closely with the Chair of the Working Group and assist in the interagency coordination functions described in section 4 of this order. To maximize coordination with National Security Policy Directive-66 (NSPD-66), “Arctic Region Policy;” Executive Order 13547 of July 19, 2010 (“Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes”); the National Response Framework; the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (National Contingency Plan); and other relevant Federal policy initiatives, the Working Group shall also include deputy-level representatives or officials at the equivalent level, designated by the head of the respective agency or office, from:
(i) the Council on Environmental Quality;
(ii) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;
(iii) the Office of Management and Budget; and
(iv) the National Security Staff.
(c) The Working Group shall consult with other agencies and offices, as appropriate, in order to facilitate the sharing of information and best practices.
(d) Members of the Working Group shall meet periodically and on a schedule coordinated with significant milestones in the various permitting cycles. Staff from the participating agencies shall meet as appropriate to facilitate the functions of the Working Group.
Sec. 4. Functions. Consistent with the authorities and responsibilities of participating agencies, the Working Group shall perform the following functions:
(a) facilitate orderly and efficient decisionmaking regarding the issuance of permits and conduct of environmental reviews for onshore and offshore energy development projects in Alaska;
(b) ensure that the schedules and progress of agency regulatory and permitting activities are coordinated appropriately, that they operate efficiently and effectively, and that agencies assist one another, as appropriate;
(c) facilitate the sharing of application and project information among agencies, including information regarding anticipated timelines and milestones;
(d) ensure the sharing and integrity of scientific and environmental information and cultural and traditional knowledge among agencies to support the permit evaluation process of onshore and offshore energy development projects in Alaska;
(e) engage in longterm planning and ensure coordination with the appropriate Federal entities related to such issues as oil spill prevention, preparedness and response, and the development of necessary infrastructure to adequately support energy development in Alaska;
(f) coordinate Federal engagement with States, localities, and tribal governments, as it relates to energy development and permitting issues in Alaska, including:
(i) designating a primary point of contact to facilitate coordination with the State of Alaska;
(ii) designating a primary point of contact to facilitate coordination with local communities, governments, tribes, co-management organizations, and similar Alaska Native organizations;
(g) collaborate on stakeholder outreach; and
(h) promote interagency dialogue with respect to communications with industry regarding Alaska offshore and onshore energy development and permitting issues.
Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(b) The Department of the Interior shall provide administrative support for the Working Group to the extent permitted by law.
(c) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
Barack Obama.

 

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