US (United States) Code. Title 16. Chapter 25A: Crown of thorns starfish

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16 USC CHAPTER 25A - CROWN OF THORNS STARFISH 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 25A - CROWN OF THORNS STARFISH

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CHAPTER 25A - CROWN OF THORNS STARFISH

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1211. Congressional statement of purpose.

1212. Investigation and control of crown of thorns starfish.

1213. Authorization of appropriations.

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16 USC Sec. 1211 01/06/03

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Sec. 1211. Congressional statement of purpose

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For the purpose of conserving and protecting coral reef resources

of the tropical islands of interest and concern to the United

States in the Pacific and safeguarding critical island areas from

possible erosion and to safeguard future recreational and esthetic

uses of Pacific coral reefs, the Secretary of Commerce and the

Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution are authorized to

cooperate with and provide assistance to the governments of the

State of Hawaii, the territories and possessions of the United

States, including Guam and American Samoa, the Trust Territory of

the Pacific Islands, and other island possessions of the United

States, in the study and control of the seastar ''Crown of Thorns''

(Acanthaster planci).

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(Pub. L. 91-427, Sec. 1, Sept. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 884; 1970 Reorg.

Plan No. 4, eff. Oct. 3, 1970, 35 F.R. 15627, 84 Stat. 2090.)

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

''Secretary of Commerce'' substituted in text for ''Secretary of

the Interior'' in view of: creation of National Oceanic and

Atmospheric Administration in Department of Commerce and Office of

Administrator of such Administration; abolition of Bureau of

Commercial Fisheries in Department of the Interior and Office of

Director of such Bureau; transfers of functions, including

functions formerly vested by law in Secretary of the Interior or

Department of the Interior which were administered through Bureau

of Commercial Fisheries or were primarily related to such Bureau,

exclusive of certain enumerated functions with respect to Great

Lakes fishery research, Missouri River Reservoir research, Gulf

Breeze Biological Laboratory, and Trans-Alaska pipeline

investigations; and transfer of marine sport fish program of Bureau

of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife by Reorg. Plan No. 4 of 1970, eff.

Oct. 3, 1970, 35 F.R. 15627, 84 Stat. 2090, set out in the Appendix

to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

TERMINATION OF TRUST TERRITORY OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

For termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, see

note set out preceding section 1681 of Title 48, Territories and

Insular Possessions.

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16 USC Sec. 1212 01/06/03

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Sec. 1212. Investigation and control of crown of thorns starfish

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In carrying out the purposes of this chapter, the Secretary of

Commerce and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution are

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(1) conduct such studies, research, and investigations, as they

deem desirable to determine the causes of the population increase

of the ''Crown of Thorns'', their effects on corals and coral

reefs, and the stability and regeneration of reefs following

predation;

(2) to monitor areas where the ''Crown of Thorns'' may be

increasing in numbers and to determine future needs for control;

(3) to develop improved methods of control and to carry out

programs of control in areas where these are deemed necessary;

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(4) to take such other actions as deemed desirable to gain an

understanding of the ecology and control of the seastar ''Crown

of Thorns''.

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(Pub. L. 91-427, Sec. 2, Sept. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 884; 1970 Reorg.

Plan No. 4, eff. Oct. 3, 1970, 35 F.R. 15627, 84 Stat. 2090.)

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Transfer of functions to Secretary of Commerce from Secretary of

the Interior by Reorg. Plan No. 4 of 1970, see note set out under

section 1211 of this title.

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16 USC Sec. 1213 01/06/03

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Sec. 1213. Authorization of appropriations

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For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter,

there is authorized to be appropriated for the period commencing on

September 26, 1970, and ending June 30, 1975, not to exceed

$4,500,000.

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(Pub. L. 91-427, Sec. 3, Sept. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 884.)

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