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Titles (5)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

SEA Act of 2017
Streamlining Environmental Approvals Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

SEA Act of 2017
Streamlining Environmental Approvals Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce unnecessary permitting delays by clarifying associated procedures to increase economic development and support coastal restoration programs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
11/16/2018Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 115-1030.
06/29/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date All Actions
11/16/2018Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 804.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/16/2018Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 115-1030.
01/10/2018Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/10/2018Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/10/2018Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Discharged.
07/19/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
06/29/2017Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/29/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Natural Resources06/29/2017 Referred to
01/10/2018 Markup by
11/16/2018 Reported by H. Rept. 115-1030
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans07/19/2017 Referred to
01/10/2018 Discharged from

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Introduced in House (06/29/2017)

Streamlining Environmental Approvals Act of 2017 or the SEA Act of 2017

This bill amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to: (1) limit the scope of the moratorium on taking and importing marine mammals and marine mammal products, and (2) revise the requirements for obtaining an authorization for incidentally taking by harassment marine mammals (incidental harassment authorizations or IHAs). Harassment is an act of pursuit, torment or annoyance which has the potential to either: (1) injure a marine mammal in the wild; or (2) disturb a marine mammal by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, such as migration or breeding.

The bill: (1) allows persons who are not U.S. citizens to make requests to obtain IHAs, (2) eliminates the requirement that the taking occur within a specific geographic region, and (3) permits more than a small number of marine mammals to be taken.

Monitoring requirements under an IHA must be efficient and practical. Additionally, the bill eliminates a requirement that IHAs prescribe reporting requirements. Any condition imposed by an IHA for minimizing adverse impacts on marine mammals may not result in more than a minor change to the activity and may not alter the activity's basic design, location, scope, duration, or timing.

The bill establishes a process and deadlines for approving or denying IHAs, including a process for extending IHAs.

Any taking of a marine mammal in compliance with an IHA is exempt from the prohibitions on takings under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.