All Information (Except Text) for S.725 - Coral Reef Conservation Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME] (Introduced 03/25/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||12/15/2000 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S11893-11894) (All Actions)|
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Actions Overview (1)
|03/25/1999||Introduced in Senate|
03/25/1999 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (4)
|12/15/2000||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S11893-11894)|
Action By: Senate
|06/30/1999||Subcommittee on Oceans and Fisheries. Hearings held.|
Action By: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans and Fisheries
|03/25/1999||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce.|
Action By: Senate
|03/25/1999||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3453)|
Action By: Senate
12/15/2000 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S11893-11894)
06/30/1999 Subcommittee on Oceans and Fisheries. Hearings held.
03/25/1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce.
03/25/1999 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3453)
|Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ]*||03/25/1999|
|Sen. Chafee, John H. [R-RI]||05/11/1999|
|Sen. Chafee, Lincoln [R-RI]||01/31/2000|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation||03/25/1999||Referred to|
|Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans and Fisheries||06/30/1999||Hearings by|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Atlantic Ocean
- Caribbean Sea
- Coral reef conservation
- Coral reefs
- Disaster relief
- Environmental education
- Environmental monitoring
- Government paperwork
- Government trust funds
- Gulf of Mexico
- International environmental cooperation
- Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
- Marine ecology
- Marine parks and reserves
- Marine resources conservation
- National parks
- Nongovernmental organizations
- Nonprofit organizations
- Pacific Ocean
- Public-private partnerships
- Sustainable development
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (03/25/1999)
Coral Reef Conservation Act of 1999 - Directs the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to provide grants for the conservation of coral reefs.
Limits the Federal share to 50 percent of the total cost of any coral conservation project. Authorizes waivers.
Allows any relevant natural resource management authority of a State or U.S. territory or other government authority with jurisdiction over coral reefs or whose activities affect coral reefs, or educational or non-governmental institutions with demonstrated expertise in the conservation of coral reefs, to submit to the Administrator a coral conservation proposal.
Requires the Administrator to ensure that funding for grants awarded is distributed in following manner: (1) no less than 40 percent of available funds shall be awarded for coral conservation projects in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Carribean Sea; and (2) remaining funds shall be awarded for projects that address emerging priorities or threats identified in consultation with the Coral Reef Task Force.
Sets forth proposal review guidelines, project approval criteria, and grantee reporting requirements.
Authorizes the Administrator to consult with the Task Force to obtain guidance in establishing coral conservation project priorities.
Authorizes the Administrator to enter into an agreement authorizing an organization to receive, hold, and administer funds received pursuant to this Act to support partnerships between the public and private sectors that further the purposes of this Act.
Authorizes the Administrator to make grants to any State, local, or territorial government agency with jurisdiction over coral reefs for emergencies to address unforseen or disaster related circumstance pertaining to coral reefs or coral reef ecosystems.