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To reauthorize the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998 to include a comprehensive and integrated strategy to address harmful algal blooms and hypoxia,... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jul 28, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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To reauthorize the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998 to include a comprehensive and integrated strategy to address harmful algal blooms and hypoxia, to provide for the development and implementation of a comprehensive research plan and action strategy to reduce harmful algal blooms and hypoxia, and for other purposes.

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 ``Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENT OF HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM AND HYPOXIA RESEARCH AND CONTROL ACT OF 1998.

Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998 (16 U.S.C. 1451 note).

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

Section 602 is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 602. DEFINITIONS.

``In this title: ``(1) Administrator.--The term `Administrator' means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. ``(2) NOAA.--The term `NOAA' means the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ``(3) Plan.--The term `Plan' means the comprehensive research plan and action strategy under section 605. ``(4) Program.--The term `Program' means the National Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Program established under section 604(a). ``(5) State.--The term `State' means each of the...

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Bill Summary

To reauthorize the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998 to include a comprehensive and integrated strategy to address harmful algal blooms and hypoxia, to provide for the development and implementation of a comprehensive research plan and action strategy to reduce harmful algal blooms and hypoxia, and for other purposes.

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