The bill would extend the authorization of appropriations for allocation to carry out approved wetlands conservation projects under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through fiscal year 2024. The legislation has been approved by the House Natural Resources Committee.
The bill would direct the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make grants to State and local governments and nongovernmental organizations for purposes of carrying out climate-resilient living shoreline projects that protect coastal communities by supporting ecosystem functions and habitats with the use of natural materials and systems. The legislation has been approved by the House Natural Resources Committee.
The bill would improve efforts to combat marine debris, and for other purposes.
The bill would reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act.
The bill would provide for the improvement of domestic infrastructure in order to prevent marine debris, and for other purposes. The legislation was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on September 25, 2019.
The bill would enhance global engagement to combat marine debris, and for other purposes. The legislation was passed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on September 25, 2019.
The bill directs the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to carry out programs and activities to ensure that Federal science agencies and institutions of higher education receiving Federal research and development funding are fully engaging their entire talent pool, and for other purposes.
The bill would provide a definition of navigable waters, specifying which waterways are subject to federal regulation under the Clean Water Act.
The bill would improve the National Oceans and Coastal Security Act, NOAA’s coastal resilience program, with the goal of preparing for climate change. It would make technical changes to how the National Oceans and Coastal Security Fund is administered
The bill, also referred to as the Botany bill, promotes botanical research and botanical sciences capacity, and for other purposes.
In general, the legislation would require the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management, United States Geological Survey, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and such other agencies and instrumentalities as the Secretary determines appropriate, to support a robust program of intramural and extramural botanical science research as relevant and appropriate to support the Department’s land management responsibilities.