H.R.1899 - Gulf of Mexico Economic and Environmental Protection Act of 1993103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Laughlin, Greg [D-TX-14] (Introduced 04/28/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Merchant Marine and Fisheries; Public Works and Transportation; Science, Space and Technology|
|Latest Action:||08/24/1993 Executive Comment Received from Justice.|
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Summary: H.R.1899 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/28/1993)
Gulf of Mexico Economic and Environmental Protection Act of 1993 - Authorizes an interagency program for the preservation and protection of the economic and environmental resources of the Gulf of Mexico, to be known as the Gulf of Mexico Program. Designates the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the lead agency of the Program.
Establishes a Gulf of Mexico Program Office within EPA, to be located in a Gulf State.
Requires the President to establish a Gulf of Mexico Executive Board. Directs the Board to establish a Gulf Citizens Advisory Committee.
Directs the Board to: (1) develop a preliminary comprehensive joint plan for the Gulf to recommend a mechanism for balancing priority actions to address Gulf economic and environmental problems; and (2) report to the Congress on the impact of environmental quality on the economic viability of the Gulf.
Directs the EPA Administrator to develop a final plan similar to the preliminary plan. Requires Federal agencies represented on the Board and appropriate non-federal and private entities to carry out the plan.