H.R.7210 - Sinkhole Mapping Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/30/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/13/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.7210 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/30/2018)
Sinkhole Mapping Act of 2018
This bill directs the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to establish a program to
- study the short-term and long-term mechanisms that cause sinkholes, including extreme storm events, prolonged droughts causing shifts in water management practices, aquifer depletion, and other major changes in water use; and
- develop maps depicting the zones that are at greater risk of forming sinkholes.
The USGS must establish a public website that displays such maps and other relevant information that are critical for use by community planners and emergency managers.