H.R.496 - Sinkhole Mapping Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] (Introduced 01/11/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Committee Meetings:||01/15/20 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-427|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/04/2020 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 341. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.496 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to House (06/04/2020)
Sinkhole Mapping Act of 2019
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 critical for use by community planners and emergency managers.