Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Land Remote Sensing Policy Act

Land Remote Sensing Policy Act -- Public Law 102-555, signed October 28, 1992 (106 Stat. 4163) repeals the Land Remote-Sensing Commercialization Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 4201 et seq.) and makes the following changes to the Landsat system which are of interest to the Service:

Section 114 of P.L. 102-567, signed October 29, 1992 (106 Stat. 4270) transfers the remote sensing archiving responsibility from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Interior, and:

The legislative history of these new laws include: Senate Report 102-445, House Report 102-539, and House Report 102-133. The Congressional Record pages include H8365 - 69, October 23, 1991; H10688, November 20, 1991; S2575 - 78, February 27, 1992; H4359 - 370, June 9, 1992; H11712 - 18, October 5, 1992; S17131 - 142, October 7, 1992; S17393, October 7, 1992; S17456 - 461, October 7, 1992; and E3235, October 9, 1992.

The Assistant Director for Policy, Budget and Administration (Division of Information Resources Management) has been delegated responsibility for implementation of the provisions of this law for the Service, in coordination with the Assistant Director for Ecological Services and the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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