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Marine Disease Emergency Act of 2015

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Official Title as Introduced

To authorize the Secretary of Commerce to identify, declare, and respond to marine disease emergencies, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/12/2015Introduced in House

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03/16/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/27/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
02/13/2015Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H1052)
Action By: House of Representatives
02/12/2015Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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
02/12/2015Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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
02/12/2015Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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
02/12/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Natural Resources02/12/2015 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans03/16/2015 Referred to
House Agriculture02/12/2015 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture02/27/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/12/2015)

Marine Disease Emergency Act of 2015

This bill authorizes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to declare and respond to a marine disease emergency that: (1) is caused by a marine disease or environmental stressor, (2) is likely to threaten the sustainability of a marine species or the health of a marine ecosystem, and (3) is likely to expand in geographic scope. "Marine species" does not include aquacultured animals, marine mammals, or birds. NOAA may take appropriate actions to respond to the emergency, including making grants, entering into contracts, and investigating the cause, treatment, or prevention of the emergency.

Upon declaring an emergency, NOAA must: (1) designate an individual to coordinate the response to the emergency, (2) develop a response plan within 28 days of the declaration, and (3) publish a summary of the plan within 21 days of the declaration.

The emergency terminates when NOAA declares that the emergency no longer exists or 120 days after the declaration was made, whichever occurs first. NOAA may renew a declaration.

The Marine Disease Emergency Working Group is established in NOAA to provide advice on assessing, declaring, and responding to emergencies.

The Marine Disease Emergency Fund is established to respond to emergencies.

NOAA must establish a National Data Repository for Marine Diseases Research and Services to collect, store, and disseminate information on marine diseases and facilitate the development and rapid dissemination of research.

Sea star wasting syndrome is deemed to be a marine disease emergency.