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Regional Ocean Partnership Act

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Regional Ocean Partnership Act

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A bill to designate Regional Ocean Partnerships of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
12/19/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 116-185.
07/18/2019Introduced in Senate

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12/19/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 396.
Action By: Senate
12/19/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 116-185.
07/24/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
07/18/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation07/18/2019 Referred to
07/24/2019 Markup by
12/19/2019 Reported by S. Rept. 116-185

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Regional Ocean Partnership Act

This bill provides a mechanism for coastal states to participate in a Regional Ocean Partnership with one or more other coastal states that share a common ocean or coastal area.

Specifically, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may designate a partnership as a Regional Ocean Partnership if it (1) is established to coordinate the interstate management of ocean and coastal resources; (2) focuses on the environmental issues affecting the ocean and coastal areas of the coastal states participating in the partnership; (3) complements existing state coastal and ocean management efforts on an interstate scale, focusing on shared regional priorities; (4) does not have a regulatory function; and (5) is not duplicative of an existing Regional Ocean Partnership.

A Regional Ocean Partnership may use provided federal funds to award grants and enter into contracts for certain purposes, including to monitor the water quality and living resources of multistate ocean and coastal ecosystems.