H.R.1674 - Tsunami Warning and Education Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-24] (Introduced 04/18/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Science|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 109-698|
|Latest Action:||12/20/2006 Became Public Law No: 109-424. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1674 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/18/2005)
United States Tsunami Warning and Education Act - Directs the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through the National Weather Service, to operate a tsunami forecasting and warning program for the Pacific Ocean region and for the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico region. Directs the Administrator to establish tsunami warning centers to, among other things, disseminate forecasts and tsunami warning bulletins to government officials and the public.
Directs the Administrator to establish: (1) a tsunami hazard mitigation program to improve tsunami preparedness of at-risk areas in the United States and its territories; and (2) a research program to develop detection, forecast, communication, and mitigation science and technology for tracking and numerical forecast modeling.
Directs the Administrator, in coordination with other members of the U.S. Interagency Committee of the National Tsunami Mitigation Program, to provide technical assistance and training to specified international entities to develop a fully functional global tsunami forecast and warning system comprising regional warning networks.
Directs the Administrator to operate an International Tsunami Information Center to improve preparedness for all Pacific Ocean nations participating in the International Tsunami Warning System of the Pacific.