S 921 (as introduced in the Senate) 104th CONGRESS 1st Session To establish a Minerals Management Service within the Department of the Interior; and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 14 (legislative day, JUNE 5), 1995 Mr. MURKOWSKI (for himself, Mr. BROWN, and Mr. JOHNSTON) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources A BILL To establish a Minerals Management Service within the Department of the Interior; and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 101. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Minerals Management Service Organic Act'. SEC. 102. ESTABLISHMENT OF MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE. There is established in the Department of the Interior a service to be called the Minerals Management Service, which shall be under the charge of a Director who shall report to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. The Director shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall be compensated at the rate provided for level V of the executive schedule under section 5315 of title 5 of the United States Code. The Director shall be appointed on the basis of professional competence and capacity to administer the provisions of this title. There shall also be in said service such subordinate officers, clerks, and employees as may be appropriated for by Congress. The service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of lands on the Outer Continental Shelf for purposes of energy and mineral resources exploration, production and development, and shall administer a program responsible for the timely and accurate collection, distribution, accounting for and auditing of revenues owed by holders of mineral leases on Federal and offshore and Indian lands. The service shall administer its functions by such means as are reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1301 et seq.), the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 181-287), and the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (30 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), and all other applicable Federal laws.