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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

NEAR Act of 2018
National Estuaries and Acidification Research Act of 2018

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for a study by the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Science examining the impact of ocean acidification and other stressors in estuarine environments.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
06/28/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
07/11/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
06/28/2018Referred 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
06/28/2018Referred 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
06/28/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (7)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space, and Technology06/28/2018 Referred to
House Natural Resources06/28/2018 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans07/11/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/28/2018)

National Estuaries and Acidification Research Act of 2018 or the NEAR Act of 2018

This bill directs the Department of Commerce to arrange with the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies for the board to conduct a study that:

  • examines the existing science of ocean acidification in estuarine environments,
  • examines the challenges to studying ocean acidification and acidification's interactions with other environment stressors in estuarine environments,
  • provides recommendations for improving future research, and
  • identifies pathways for applying science in management and mitigation decisions.