Summary: H.R.160 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.160. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/04/2021)

Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021

This bill addresses the conservation and sustainability of coral reef ecosystems.

Among other things, the bill

  • reauthorizes through FY2024 and revises the Coral Reef Conservation Program;
  • directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide block grants to states to support state coral reef management and restoration;
  • requires NOAA to establish standards for the formation of partnerships among government and community members for the stewardship of coral reefs;
  • provides statutory authority for the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force to lead, coordinate, and strengthen federal government actions to preserve, conserve, and restore coral reef ecosystems;
  • requires the Department of the Interior to provide grants upon the declaration of a coral reef emergency to implement emergency plans;
  • authorizes Interior to provide scientific expertise, technical assistance, and financial assistance for the conservation and restoration of coral reefs; and
  • establishes a National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program.