There is one summary for H.R.161. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/03/1989)

Oyster Disease Research Assistance Act - Directs the Chief Scientist of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to establish an oyster disease research program, including: (1) identification of certain oyster diseases; (2) identification of priority research categories; (3) support for research in priority categories; and (4) a process for making the results of the research available to interested persons.

Permits eligible institutions to apply for research grants.

Establishes the Oyster Research Program Advisory Committee to advise the Chief Scientist regarding matters related to carrying out this Act.

Directs the Chief Scientist to consult with the Department of the Interior, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration with respect to the identification of priority oyster diseases, the identification of priority research categories, and matters covered by the biennial review required by this Act.

Directs the Chief Scientist to undertake a biennial review of the program. Sets forth reporting requirements.