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, 
            This Act may be cited as the `Minerals Management Service Organic
            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.