S.1385 - A bill to establish a tropical cyclone reconnaissance, surveillance, and research program under the joint control of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Commerce.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/24/1989 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1385 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/24/1989)
Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Commerce to establish a five-year joint program for collecting operational and reconnaissance data, conducting research, and analyzing data on tropical cyclones to assist the forecast and warning program and increase the understanding of the causes and behavior of tropical cyclones. Sets forth the responsibilities of each Secretary.
Directs those Secretaries to jointly develop and submit to the Congress management plans for: (1) the program established by this Act; and (2) continued tropical cyclone surveillance and reconnaissance which will adequately protect the citizens of U.S. coastal areas.
Mandates that the management plans and programs required by this Act: (1) provide for at least the same degree and quality of protection as currently exists with a combination of satellite technology and manned flights; and (2) in no way allow any reduction in the level, quality, timeliness, sustainability, and area served of both the existing principal and back-up severe storm reconnaissance and tracking systems.