H.R.4158 - To provide for the conveyance to the Government of Mexico of a decommissioned National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship, and for other purposes.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] (Introduced 04/02/2004)|
|Committees:||House - Resources | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 108-537|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/20/2004 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Referred in Senate (07/20/2004)
[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4158 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 2d Session H. R. 4158 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES July 20, 2004 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To provide for the conveyance to the Government of Mexico of a decommissioned National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. CONVEYANCE OF NOAA VESSEL WHITING. (a) In General.--The Secretary of Commerce shall convey to the Government of Mexico, without consideration, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel WHITING-- (1) for use as a hydrographic survey platform in support of activities of the United States-Mexico Charting Advisors Committee; and (2) to enhance coordination and cooperation between the United States and Mexico regarding hydrographic surveying and nautical charting activities in the border waters of both countries in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Pacific Ocean. (b) Operation and Maintenance.--The Government of the United States shall not be responsible or liable for any remediation, maintenance, or operation of a vessel conveyed under this section after the date of the delivery of the vessel to the Government of Mexico. (c) Deadline.--The Secretary shall seek to complete the conveyance by as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act. (d) Delivery of Vessel.--The Secretary shall deliver the vessel WHITING pursuant to this section at the vessel's homeport location of Norfolk, Virginia, at no additional cost to the United States. Passed the House of Representatives July 19, 2004. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk.