Text: H.R.1491 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/11/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1491


To authorize the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 11, 2013

Ms. Bonamici (for herself, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Farr, Mr. Honda, Ms. Speier, Mr. Thompson of California, Ms. Chu, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Heck of Washington, and Ms. DelBene) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Natural 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


A BILL

To authorize the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, 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. Authority to provide funds.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may provide funds to an eligible entity impacted by the covered marine debris event to assist such entity with the costs of any activity previously carried out, being carried out, or to be carried out to address the effects of such event.

(b) Funding.—The Administrator may provide funds under subsection (a) using any funds provided by the Government of Japan for activities to address the effects of the covered marine debris event.

(c) Definitions.—In this section, the following definitions apply:

(1) COVERED MARINE DEBRIS EVENT.—The term “covered marine debris event” means the events, including marine debris, resulting from the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

(2) ELIGIBLE ENTITY.—The term “eligible entity” means any State, local, or tribal government.


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