An Act To provide for the designation and conservation of certain public lands in the State of Alaska, including the designation of units of the National Park, National Wildlife Refuge, National Forest, National Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Wilderness Preservation Systems, and for other purposes

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  • Section 1007 of this Act sets forth provisions for a study of the mission, facilities and administration of the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory (NARL), at Point Barrow, Alaska. The study shall review the historical responsibilities carried out at NARL and their contribution to applied and basic Arctic research. In the course of the study, the Secretary, the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Energy shall consult with representatives of the Department of Navy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the State of Alaska, local governments, representatives of public and private institutions conducting Arctic research, and Native Village and Regional Corporations in the areas now affected by the activities of NARL.
  • The Secretaries shall provide an opportunity for public review and comment on the draft report and proposed recommendations prior to final approval, and shall include any recommendations of the local community in the final study.


  • United States Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Science Foundation
  • Naval Arctic Research Laboratory
  • United States Dept. of Energy
  • United States Dept. of the Navy


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 94 Stat. 2371
  • Title 16, Conservation
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large


This Act may be cited as the "Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act".

Contained within

94 Stat. 2371 (1980); Pub. L. No. 96-487 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1981
  • 12/02/1980


  • Protected areas
  • Public lands
  • Ecology
  • National parks and reserves
  • Arctic regions
  • Arctic regions--Research
  • Conservation




Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 2371, 2453-54

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