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The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Other Interior Department Offices
Other interior department offices
■ Bureau of Reclamation
Introduction

In 1902, when Congress authorized “the reclamation of arid and semi-arid lands in the West,” the secretary of the interior gave this task to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). In 1907 the Reclamation Service (now the Bureau of Reclamation) was separated from the USGS.

The bureau is responsible for water and power resource development protection and management in seventeen western states. Projects include municipal and industrial water services, irrigation water service, hydropower generation, flood control, river regulation, outdoor recreational opportunities, fish and wildlife enhancement, and water quality improvement. Programs are financed both through taxes levied upon direct beneficiaries of these projects and from ...

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