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Short Titles as Introduced

Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998 to address harmful algal blooms, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
11/16/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
05/22/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
11/28/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
11/16/2017Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/16/2017Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/16/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 11/16/2017
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]* 11/16/2017
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 11/16/2017
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] 11/29/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space, and Technology11/16/2017 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment05/22/2018 Referred to
House Natural Resources11/16/2017 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans11/28/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/16/2017)

Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2017

This bill amends the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998 to reauthorize for FY2019-FY2023 the national harmful algal bloom and hypoxia program and the action strategy of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia. (Hypoxia is a deficiency of oxygen.)

The task force must include a representative from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Each required scientific assessment of harmful algal blooms in coastal waters must examine freshwater harmful algal blooms that originate in freshwater lakes or rivers and migrate to coastal waters.

In administering the program, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) must provide: (1) grants for accelerating the utilization of effective methods of intervention and mitigation to reduce the frequency, severity, and impacts of harmful algal bloom and hypoxia events; and (2) technical assistance to regional state, tribal, and local governments with respect to harmful algal blooms and hypoxia events.

NOAA must use cost effective methods in carrying out the Act and develop contingency plans for the long-term monitoring of hypoxia.

Federal officials may determine whether a harmful algal bloom or hypoxia event is an event of national significance and give funding to the affected state or local government for assessing and mitigating the detrimental environmental, economic, subsistence use, and public health effects of an event of national significance.