Summary: S.2247 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.2247. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/07/1990)

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Protection Act - Designates a specified area in Florida as the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Prohibits, with specified exceptions, the following activities within such Sanctuary: (1) the operation of vessels carrying cargo or servicing offshore installations; and (2) mining, mineral extraction, or hydrocarbon exploration, development, or production.

Requires the Secretary of Commerce to prepare a management plan to insure the protection of the marine environments within the Sanctuary.

Prohibits any Federal activity from adversely affecting such Sanctuary unless the head of the Federal agency undertaking it complies with specified procedures. Sets forth civil penalties for violations. Authorizes appropriations.