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Fort Mcdowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Of 1990 Act, 104th Congress Nov 1990

Fort Mcdowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Of 1990 Act, 104th Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal Legislation: Fort McDowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement of 1990 Act, Title IV of the Arizona Desert Wilderness Act of 1990 (Jan. 15, 1990) (PL 101-628, 104 Stat. 4469, 4480) Parties: Fort McDowell Indian Community, AZ, US, Salt River Valley Water Users Association, Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, Roosevelt Water Conservation District, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, & Central Arizona Water Conservation District. Act resolves Tribe's water rights in General Adjudication of the Gila River System and Source. Neighboring non-Indian communities will transfer rights to 12,000 a/f of surface water and provide means for firming existing water supplies. The DOI Secretary may contract for up to 3,000 a/f of storage rights behind Bartlett and Horseshoe Dams on the Verde River for reregulation of Tribe's rights under the Kent decree. Secretary authorized to acquire 13,933 a/f from the following sources: Central Arizona Project (CAP) water relinquished by Harquahala Valley Irrigation District; municipal, industrial or Indian priority water relinquished by City of Prescott, Yavapai-Prescott Tribe, Yavapai-Apache Community of Camp Verde, Cottonwood Water Company or Camp Verde Water Company. Secretary is authorized to purchase land/water rights in Big Chino ...


A Rational Choice Theory Of Supreme Court Statutory Decisions With Applications To The State Farm And Grove City Cases, Rafael Gely, Pablo T. Spiller Oct 1990

A Rational Choice Theory Of Supreme Court Statutory Decisions With Applications To The State Farm And Grove City Cases, Rafael Gely, Pablo T. Spiller

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In this article we follow the recent developments of the modern theory of administrative agencies, by developing a rational choice theory of the Supreme Court. Our framework combines two of the main characteristics of this literature: namely, the rational choice modeling strategy with the notion that institutions matter in the design of public policy. We differ basically by modeling the Supreme Court as a self-interested, ideologically motivated institution, making its decisions subject not to the traditional legal rules of precedent, but to the constraints arising from the political interests of other institutions of government-namely, Congress and the President.


Australia And The Convention For The Regulation Of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities (Cramra), Sam Blay, Ben M. Tsamenyi Jan 1990

Australia And The Convention For The Regulation Of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities (Cramra), Sam Blay, Ben M. Tsamenyi

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers (Archive)

Australia, a leading Antarctic state that played a key role in negotiating the Convention for the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities, in May 1989 announced its opposition to the Convention and adoption instead of a World Park or Wilderness Reserve concept for Antarctica. This article examines possible environmental and economic reasons for Australia's attitude, which is likely to have significant implications for the future of the Convention and for the Antarctic Treaty System as a whole. -Authors


Some Implications Of Cognitive Psychology For Risk Regulation, Roger G. Noll, James E. Krier Jan 1990

Some Implications Of Cognitive Psychology For Risk Regulation, Roger G. Noll, James E. Krier

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Beginning with a set of books and articles published in the 1950s, cognitive psychologists have developed a new descriptive theory of how people make decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainty. A dominant theme in the theory is that most people do not evaluate risky circumstances in the manner assumed by conventional decision theory-they do not, that is, seek to maximize the expected value of some function when selecting among actions with uncertain outcomes. The purpose of this article is to consider some implications of the cognitive theory for regulatory policies designed to control risks to life, health, and the ...


Risk Regulation At The Federal Level: Administrative Procedure Constraints And Opportunities, Jeffrey Lubbers Jan 1990

Risk Regulation At The Federal Level: Administrative Procedure Constraints And Opportunities, Jeffrey Lubbers

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Risk And Design, James E. Krier Jan 1990

Risk And Design, James E. Krier

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Risk springs from uncertainty,' uncertainty invites error, and, since error can be costly, we would prefer to avoid it (provided, of course, that avoidance is not more costly yet). While there is much in the Noll and Krier article2 about judgmental error under conditions of risk and uncertainty, there is little about ways to avoid it. So avoidance-more accurately, minimization-of error costs is the topic I want to address very briefly and partially here.