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Memorandum on Waivers for Environmental Management

April 26, 1996

Memorandum for the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Commerce

Subject: Suspension of the Proviso Limiting Implementation of Subsections (a), (b), (c), (e), (g), or (i) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533) Contained in the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 (H.R. 3019)

By the authority vested in me by the final proviso under the heading of United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Resource Management, of title I of the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 (authorizing the suspension of the preceding proviso limiting implementation of subsections (a), (b), (c), (e), (g), or (i) of section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533) ("limitation proviso")), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby suspend that limitation proviso because I have determined that such suspension is appropriate based upon the public interest in sound environmental management, sustainable resource use, protection of national or locally-affected interests, and protection of cultural, biological, or historic resources.

This suspension is effective immediately and shall continue until the limitation proviso expires.

The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to report this suspension to the Congress and to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

William J. Clinton

William J. Clinton, Memorandum on Waivers for Environmental Management Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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