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Short Titles as Introduced

Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish a national integrated system of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes observing systems, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

01/09/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

02/04/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/09/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Science and Technology
01/09/2009Referred to House Science and Technology
Action By: House of Representatives
01/09/2009Referred to House Natural Resources
Action By: House of Representatives
01/09/2009Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Science and Technology, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/09/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources01/09/2009 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs02/04/2009 Referred to
House Science and Technology01/09/2009 Referred to
House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment01/09/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/09/2009)

Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 - Directs the President to establish a National Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System to: (1) support national defense, marine commerce, navigation safety, weather, climate, and marine forecasting, energy siting and production, economic development, ecosystem-based marine, coastal, and Great Lakes resource management, public safety and public outreach training and education; (2) promote awareness of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources; (3) promote basic and applied scientific research; and (4) improve the ability to measure, track, explain, and predict weather and climate change and natural climate variability.

Requires the National Ocean Research Leadership Council to serve as the System's policy and coordination oversight body. Requires the Council to establish or designate an Interagency Ocean Observation Committee to prepare annual and long-term plans and to take other actions.

Makes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the System's lead federal agency.

Sets forth the requirements for a regional information coordination entity to be certified or established.

Requires the Administrator to establish or designate a System Advisory Committee.

Requires the Council to develop a policy that defines processes for making decisions about the roles of the federal government, states, regional information coordination entities, the academic community, and the private sector in providing to end-user communities environmental information, products, technologies, and services related to the System.