Department of the Interior

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240

Phone, 202-208-3171. Internet, www.doi.gov.

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR Bruce Babbitt

Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes

Chief of Staff Anne H. Shields

Deputy Chief of Staff Kenneth L. Smith

Special Trustee for American Indians (vacancy)

Chief Information Officer Daryl W. White

Director of Congressional and Lenna M. Aoki

Legislative Affairs

Counselors to the Secretary Robert T. Anderson, Mollie S. McUsic

Special Assistant to the Secretary (vacancy)

and White House Liaison

Science Adviser to the Secretary William Brown

Director, Office of Communications Michael Gauldin

Director of Intergovernmental Grace Garcia

Affairs

Special Assistant to the Secretary Juliette A. Falkner

and Director, Executive Secretariat and Office of Regulatory Affairs

Special Assistant to the Secretary Marilyn Heiman

for Alaska

Solicitor John D. Leshy

Deputy Solicitor Edward B. Cohen

Associate Solicitor (Administration) Robert S. More

Associate Solicitor (Conservation Renee Stone

and Wildlife)

Associate Solicitor (Land and Water Dale Pontius

Resources)

Associate Solicitor (General Law) Karen Sprecher Keating

Associate Solicitor (Indian Affairs) Derril B. Jordan

Associate Solicitor (Mineral Kathrine Henry

Resources)

Inspector General Earl E. Devaney

Deputy Inspector General Mary K. Adler

Assistant Inspector General (Audits) Robert J. Williams

Assistant Inspector General David A. Montoya

(Investigations)

Assistant Inspector General Sharon D. Eller

(Management and Policy)

General Counsel Robin L. Breenwald

Assistant Secretary--Water and Science (vacancy)

Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Schaefer

Director, U.S. Geological Survey Charles G. Groat

Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation Eluid L. Martinez

Assistant Secretary--Fish and Wildlife and Parks Donald J. Barry

Deputy Assistant Secretary Stephen C. Saunders

Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Jamie R. Clark

Service

Director, National Park Service Robert G. Stanton

Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs Kevin Gover

Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael J. Anderson

Commissioner of Indian Affairs (vacancy)

Deputy Commissioner of Indian Hilda Manuel

Affairs

Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Sylvia V. Baca

Management

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (vacancy)

Director, Minerals Management Walter C. Rosenbusch

Service

Director, Bureau of Land Management Thomas A. Fry III

Director, Office of Surface Mining Kathleen M. Karpan

Reclamation and Enforcement

Assistant Secretary--Policy, Management, and M. John Berry

Budget

Director, Office of Hearings and Robert L. Baum

Appeals

Director, Office of Small and Robert W. Faithful

Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Director, Office of Information Daryl W. White

Resources Management

Deputy Assistant Secretary--Human Resources Mari R. Barr

Director, Office of Educational Ricardo Dow y Anaya

Partnerships

Director, Office of Personnel Policy Carolyn Cohen

Director, Ethics Staff Linda (TJ) Sullivan

Deputy Assistant Secretary--Workforce Diversity Minnijean Brown-

Trickey

Director, Office for Equal E. Melodee Stith

Opportunity

Deputy Assistant Secretary--Policy and Lisa A. Guide

International Affairs

Director, Office of Environmental Willie R. Taylor

Policy and Compliance

Director, Office of Policy Analysis James H. Pipkin

Director, Office of Insular Affairs Ferdinand G. Aranza

Director, Office of Managing Risk L. Michael Kaas

and Public Safety

Deputy Assistant Secretary--Budget and Finance Robert J. Lamb

Director, Office of Planning and (vacancy)

Performance Management

Director, Office of Budget John Trezise

Director, Office of Financial R. Schuyler Lesher

Management

Director of Administration/Senior Paul A. Denett

Procurement Executive

Director, Interior Service Center Timothy G. Vigotsky

Director, Office of Aircraft Elmer J. Hurd

Services

Director, Office of Acquisition and Debra Sonderman

Property Management

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The mission of the Department of the Interior is to protect and provide access to our Nation's natural and cultural heritage and honor our trust responsibilities to tribes. The Department manages the Nation's public lands and minerals, national parks, national wildlife refuges, and western water resources and upholds Federal trust responsibilities to Indian tribes. It is responsible for migratory wildlife conservation; historic preservation; endangered species; surface-mined lands protection and restoration; mapping; and geological, hydrological, and biological science.

The Department of the Interior was created by act of March 3, 1849 (43 U.S.C. 1451), which transferred to it the General Land Office, the Office of Indian Affairs, the Pension Office, and the Patent Office. It was reorganized by Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1950, as amended (5 U.S.C. app.).

Secretary The Secretary of the Interior reports directly to the President and is responsible for the direction and supervision of all operations and activities of the Department. Some areas where public purposes are broadly applied include:

Fish, Wildlife, and Parks The Office of the Assistant Secretary (Fish and Wildlife and Parks) has responsibility for programs associated with conservation in the use of natural and cultural resources, and the enhancement and protection of fish, wildlife, vegetation, and habitat.

Water and Science The Office of the Assistant Secretary (Water and Science) manages and directs programs that support the development and implementation of water, mineral, and science policies and assist the development of economically and environmentally sound resource activities. It oversees the programs of the Bureau of Reclamation and the United States Geological Survey. It also provides advice on Earth science matters to the Secretary and represents the Department in interagency efforts on a range of scientific issues.

Land and Minerals Management The Office of the Assistant Secretary

(Land and Minerals Management) has responsibility for programs associated with public land management; operations management and leasing for minerals on public lands, including the Outer Continental Shelf to the outer limits of the United States economic jurisdiction; minerals operations management on Indian lands; surface mining reclamation and enforcement functions; and management of revenues from Federal and Indian mineral leases.

Indian Affairs The Office of the Assistant Secretary (Indian Affairs) is responsible for identifying and acting on issues affecting Indian policy and programs, establishing policy on Indian affairs, maintaining liaison and coordination between the Department and other Federal agencies that provide services or funding to Indians, and monitoring and evaluating ongoing activities related to Indian affairs. The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians oversees Indian trust asset reform efforts departmentwide to ensure the establishment of policies, procedures, systems, and practices to allow the Secretary to effectively discharge his trust responsibilities.

Insular Affairs The Office of Insular Affairs assists the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in developing more efficient and effective government by providing financial and technical assistance, and serves as a focal point for the management of relations between the United States and the islands by developing and promoting appropriate Federal policies.

For further information, contact the Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240. Phone, 202-208-4736. Internet, www.doi.gov/oia.

Bureaus

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service's national responsibility in the service of fish, wildlife, and people spans almost 130 years to the establishment of a predecessor agency, the Bureau of Fisheries, in 1871. First created as an independent agency, the Bureau of Fisheries was later placed in the Department of Commerce. A second

predecessor agency, the Bureau of Biological Survey, was established in

1885 in the Department of Agriculture. In 1939, the two Bureaus and their functions were transferred to the Department of the Interior. They were consolidated into one agency and redesignated the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1940 by Reorganization Plan III (5 U.S.C. app.).

The Service manages more than 93 million acres of land and water consisting of more than 500 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands, and other special management areas. It also operates 66 national fish hatcheries, 64 fish and wildlife management assistance offices, 64 fishery resource offices, and 78 ecological services field stations. The Service is responsible for migratory birds, endangered species, certain marine mammals, and inland sport fisheries. Its mission is to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Within this framework, the Service strives to foster an environmental stewardship ethic based on ecological principles and scientific knowledge of wildlife; works with the States to improve the conservation and management of the Nation's fish and wildlife resources; and administers a national program providing opportunities to the American public to understand, appreciate, and wisely use these resources.

In the area of resource management, the Service provides leadership for the protection and improvement of land and water environments

(habitat preservation) which directly benefit the living natural resources and add quality to human life. Activities include:

--surveillance of pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants;

--studies of fish and wildlife populations;

--ecological studies;

--environmental impact assessment, including hydroelectric dams, nuclear power sites, stream channelization, and dredge-and-fill permits; and

--environmental impact statement...

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