Fiscal Year 1998 Budget Authorization Request: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and H.R. 437, the Marine Revitalization Act of 1997 : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, March 13, 1997, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997 - 657 pages
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