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Titles (7)

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Short Titles as Enacted

Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Marine Debris Research Prevention and Reduction Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Marine Debris Research Prevention and Reduction Act

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Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to establish a program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Coast Guard to help identify, determine sources of, assess, reduce, and prevent marine debris and its adverse impacts on the marine environment and navigation safety, in coordination with non-Federal entities, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (10)

Date
12/22/2006Became Public Law No: 109-449. (TXT | PDF)
12/22/2006Signed by President.
12/20/2006Presented to President.
12/09/2006Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to House amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR 12/8/2006 S11838-11839; text as Senate agreed to House amendment: CR 12/8/2006 S11838-11839)
09/27/2006Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H7632-7633)
07/25/2006Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation. H. Rept. 109-332, Part II.
12/08/2005Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Resources. H. Rept. 109-332, Part I.
07/01/2005Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
04/13/2005Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Stevens with an amendment. With written report No. 109-56.
02/10/2005Introduced in Senate

All Actions (37)

Date Chamber
12/22/2006Became Public Law No: 109-449. (TXT | PDF)
12/22/2006Signed by President.
12/20/2006SenatePresented to President.
12/09/2006SenateSenate agreed to House amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR 12/8/2006 S11838-11839; text as Senate agreed to House amendment: CR 12/8/2006 S11838-11839)
09/28/2006SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
09/27/2006-10:45pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/27/2006-10:45pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7632-7633)
09/27/2006-10:37pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 362.
09/27/2006-10:37pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7632-7635)
09/27/2006-10:36pmHouseMr. Gilchrest moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/25/2006HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 345.
07/25/2006HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation. H. Rept. 109-332, Part II.
06/28/2006HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
06/28/2006HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/28/2006HouseSubcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Discharged.
12/08/2005HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Resources. H. Rept. 109-332, Part I.
11/16/2005HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
11/16/2005HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
11/16/2005HouseSubcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans Discharged.
09/29/2005HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans
07/25/2005HouseExecutive Comment Requested from Commerce.
07/25/2005HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Resources
07/12/2005HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/11/2005HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/11/2005HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/11/2005HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
07/11/2005SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
07/11/2005-2:01pmHouseReceived in the House.
07/01/2005SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
07/01/2005SenateS.Amdt.1099 Amendment SA 1099 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
07/01/2005SenateS.Amdt.1099 Amendment SA 1099 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Stevens. (consideration: CR S7929) To make minor and technical changes in the bill as reported.
07/01/2005SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7926-7929; text as reported in Senate: CR S7926-7929)
04/13/2005SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 70.
04/13/2005SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Stevens with an amendment. With written report No. 109-56.
03/10/2005SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
02/10/2005SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1296-1298)
02/10/2005SenateSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1295-1296)

Cosponsors (8)


Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation02/10/2005 Referred to
03/10/2005 Markup by
04/13/2005 Reported by S. Rept. 109-56
House Transportation and Infrastructure07/11/2005 Referred to
06/28/2006 Markup by
07/25/2006 Reported by H. Rept. 109-332,Part 2
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation07/12/2005 Referred to
06/28/2006 Discharged from
House Resources07/11/2005 Referred to
11/16/2005 Markup by
12/08/2005 Reported by H. Rept. 109-332,Part 1
House Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans07/25/2005 Referred to
09/29/2005 Hearings by
11/16/2005 Discharged from

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Subjects (83)


Latest Summary (7)

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Public Law No: 109-449 (12/22/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on September 27, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act - (Sec. 3) Establishes within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Program to reduce and prevent the occurrence and adverse impacts of marine debris on the marine environment and navigation safety.

Requires the Administrator of NOAA (Administrator), subject to the availability of appropriations, to: (1) undertake marine debris mapping, impact assessment, prevention, and removal efforts, with a focus on marine debris posing a threat to living marine resources and navigation safety; (2) improve efforts to reduce adverse impacts of lost and discarded fishing gear on living marine resources and navigation safety; and (3) undertake outreach and education of the public and other stakeholders in the fishing, fishing gear manufacturers, other marine-dependent, and plastic and waste management industries, on sources of, and threats associated with, marine debris and approaches to identify, determine sources of, assess, reduce, and prevent such debris and its adverse impacts on the marine environment and navigational safety.

Prescribes guidelines for the Administrator to enter into cooperative agreements and contracts and provide financial assistance in the form of grants through the Program for such projects.

(Sec. 4) Directs the Commandant of the Coast Guard (CG) to: (1) take actions to reduce violations of and improve implementation of MARPOL Annex V (Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973) and the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships with respect to the discard of plastics and other garbage from vessels; (2) develop and implement a plan to improve ship-board waste management; (3) take actions to improve international cooperation to reduce marine debris; and (4) establish a voluntary reporting program for commercial vessel operators and recreational boaters to report incidents of damage to vessels and disruption of navigation caused by marine debris, including observed violations relating to disposal of plastics and other marine debris. Requires the Commandant of the CG to report to Congress on the CG's progress in implementing such actions.

Requires the Commandant of the CG to enter into an agreement with the National Research Council to conduct, and submit to Congress, a report on the effectiveness of international and national measures to prevent and reduce marine debris and its impact.

(Sec. 5) Amends the the Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act of 1987 to establish an Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (eliminates the existing Department of Commerce Marine Debris Coordinating Committee) to coordinate a comprehensive program of marine debris research and activities among federal agencies, in cooperation with nongovernmental organizations, industry, universities, states, Indian tribes, and other nations.

Directs the Interagency Committee to report to Congress on the source of marine debris, its ecological and economic impact, alternatives for reducing, mitigating, preventing, and controlling its harmful affects, the social and economic costs and benefits of such alternatives, and recommendations to reduce marine debris both domestically and internationally. Requires a biennial status update to Congress.

(Sec. 6) Directs the Administrator, in coordination with the Interagency Committee, to: (1) maintain a federal information clearinghouse on marine debris that will be available to researchers and other interested parties to improve marine debris source identification, data sharing, and monitoring efforts through collaborative research and open sharing of data; and (2) take steps to ensure confidentiality of such data, especially proprietary information required by the Administrator to be submitted by the fishing industry.

(Sec. 8) Prohibits anything in this Act from superseding, or limiting the authority of the Secretary of the Interior under, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.

(Sec. 9) Authorizes appropriations for FY2006-FY2010.