Summary: H.R.5791 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/04/1990)

Ocean and Coastal Programs Authorization Act of 1990 - Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary of Commerce to carry out activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) relating to: (1) mapping, charting, and geodesy; (2) observation and assessment; (3) ocean and coastal management; and (4) Great Lakes research.

Authorizes appropriations to the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research for research on methods to control and eradicate harmful exotic species in the Great Lakes, including the zebra mussel.

Authorizes appropriations, pursuant to specified provisions of the National Sea Grant College Program Act, for priority oyster disease research.

Authorizes appropriations to the National Sea Grant College Program for technical assistance to Pacific Island nations on marine-related problems in aquaculture, fisheries, coastal resource management, communications, and education, through the Pacific Island Network.

Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary for NOAA activities relating to: (1) executive direction and administration; (2) acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation of facilities; (3) marine services; and (4) aircraft services.

Prohibits using amounts appropriated under this Act for activities authorized under the Deep Sea Hard Mineral Resources Act, the National Ocean Pollution Planning Act, or the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972.

Prohibits the Secretary from reprogramming amounts appropriated under the authority of this Act without advance notice to the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Freezes prices, notwithstanding specified Federal law, on nautical charts or other nautical products of NOAA.

Establishes within NOAA the Cooperative Institute of Fisheries Oceanography, in partnership with Duke University and the Consolidated University of North Carolina. Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to acquire real property and improvements in the Newport News-Norfolk, Virginia, area for consolidation of NOAA.

Directs the Secretary to report to specified congressional committees on: (1) the status and modernization needs of the NOAA fleet and the funding required to meet those needs; and (2) a plan for the movement of National Marine Fisheries Service facilities on Kodiak Island, Alaska, to an alternative location within Kodiak Island Borough.

Authorizes the Secretary to make grants and provide other financial and technical assistance to States to develop geographic information systems relating to lands and waters within the coastal zone. Directs the Secretary to develop a standard format and guidelines for such systems.