Summary

To reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act. Read More

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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on Aug 1, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

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A BILL

To reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Marine Debris Act Reauthorization Amendments of 2011''.

SEC. 2. PURPOSES.

Section 2 of the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act (33 U.S.C. 1951) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 2. PURPOSES.

``The purposes of this Act are-- ``(1) to address the adverse impacts of marine debris to the marine environment, navigation safety, and the economy through investigation and source identification, assessment, reduction, removal, and prevention; ``(2) to continue the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee; and ``(3) to develop and maintain the Federal marine debris information clearinghouse.''.

SEC. 3. NOAA MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM.

Section 3 of the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act (33 U.S.C. 1952) is amended by striking so much as precedes subsection (c) and inserting the following:

``SEC. 3. NOAA MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM.

``(a) Establishment of Program.--There is established, within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a Marine Debris Program to-- ``(1) investigate, identify sources of, assess, reduce, remove, and prevent the occurrence of marine debris; and ``(2) address, and where practicable prevent, adverse impacts of marine debris on the marine environment, navigation safety, and the economy. ``(b) Program Components.-- ``(1) Investigations and assessment.--The Administrator shall, in consultation with relevant Federal agencies, undertake marine debris investigation and assessment efforts, with a focus on marine debris...

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Bill Summary

To reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act.

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