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Water subsidies basic changes needed to avoid abuse of the 960-acre limit : report to the chairman, Subcommittee on Water, Power and Offshore Energy Resources, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives by United States. General Accounting Office

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Written in English


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Other titlesBasic changes needed to avoid abuse of the 960-acre limit., Changes needed to avoid abuse of the 960-acre limit.
StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Offshore Energy Resources.
The Physical Object
Pagination35 p. :
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14530663M

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