S.1586 - Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 07/19/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation | House - Natural Resources|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 115-180|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/10/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. (All Actions)|
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Text: S.1586 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in House (09/07/2018)
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the “Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Act of 2017”.
(a) Update required environmental sensitivity index products for Great Lakes.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere shall commence updating the environmental sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great Lakes.
(1) periodically update the environmental sensitivity index products of the Administration; and
(2) endeavor to do so not less frequently than once every 7 years.
(1) the age of existing environmental sensitivity index products for the areas;
(2) the occurrence of extreme events, be it natural or man-made, which have significantly altered the shoreline or ecosystem since the last update;
(3) the natural variability of shoreline and coastal environment; and
(4) the volume of vessel traffic and general vulnerability to spilled pollutants.
(d) Environmental sensitivity index product defined.—In this subsection, the term “environmental sensitivity index product” means a map or similar tool that is utilized to identify sensitive shoreline, coastal or offshore, resources prior to an oil spill event in order to set baseline priorities for protection and plan cleanup strategies, typically including information relating to shoreline type, biological resources, and human use resources.
(1) IN GENERAL.—There is authorized to be appropriated to the Under Secretary $7,500,000 to carry out subsection (a).
(2) AVAILABILITY.—Amounts appropriated or otherwise made available pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be available to the Under Secretary for the purposes set forth in such paragraph until expended.
Passed the Senate September 6, 2018.
|Attest:||julie e. adams,|