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Referred in Senate (07/15/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 2864


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 15, 2010

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


AN ACT

To amend the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to authorize funds to acquire hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services specific to the Arctic for safe navigation, delineating the United States extended continental shelf, and the monitoring and description of coastal changes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Authorization of appropriations.

Section 306 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 (33 U.S.C. 892d) is amended—

(1) by inserting before the text the following: “(a) In general.—”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(b) Arctic programs.—Of the amount authorized for each of fiscal years 2011 and 2012—

“(1) $5,000,000 is authorized for use to acquire hydrographic data, provide hydrographic services, conduct coastal change analyses necessary to ensure safe navigation, and improve the management of coastal change in the Arctic; and

“(2) $2,000,000 is authorized for use to acquire hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services in the Arctic necessary to delineate the United States extended Continental Shelf.”.

Passed the House of Representatives July 14, 2010.

    Attest: lorraine c. miller,   
    Clerk.

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