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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atmospheric and Oceanic Research and Services Act of 1984

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Atmospheric, Climatic and Ocean Research Act of 1983

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  • National Climate Program Amendments of 1983

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atmospheric and Satellite Program Authorization Act

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • National Climate Program Amendments of 1984
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atmospheric and Oceanic Research and Services Act of 1984

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atmospheric and Satellite Program Authorization Act

Short Titles as Introduced

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atmospheric and Satellite Program Authorization Act

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A bill to consolidate and authorize certain atmospheric and satellite programs and functions of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the Department of Commerce.


Actions Overview (12)

Date
10/20/1984Pocket Vetoed by President.
10/09/1984Presented to President.
10/03/1984Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Voice Vote.
10/03/1984Conference report agreed to in House: House Agreed to Conference Report by Voice Vote.
09/28/1984Conference report filed: Conference Report 98-1093 Filed in House.
09/25/1984Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
06/05/1984Resolving differences -- House actions: House Disagreed to Senate Amendments to House Amendments by Unanimous Consent.
04/13/1984Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to the House amendments with an amendment by Voice Vote.
01/26/1984Passed/agreed to in House: Passed House (Amended) by Voice Vote.
06/15/1983Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.
05/16/1983Committee on Commerce. Reported to Senate by Senator Packwood with amendments. With written report No. 98-109.
04/19/1983Introduced in Senate

All Actions (23)

Date Chamber
10/20/1984Pocket Vetoed by President.
10/09/1984SenatePresented to President.
10/05/1984SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
10/03/1984SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Voice Vote.
10/03/1984HouseHouse Agreed to Conference Report by Voice Vote.
09/28/1984HouseConference Report 98-1093 Filed in House.
09/25/1984Conferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Joint
09/25/1984SenateSenate appointed conferee Ford in lieu of Lautenberg by unanimous consent.
09/20/1984SenateSenate agreed to request for conference. Appointed conferees. Packwood; Gorton; Kassebaum; Hollings; Lautenberg; Kasten.
09/20/1984SenateSenate insists on its amendments by Voice Vote.
06/05/1984HouseHouse Requested a Conference and Speaker Appointed Conferees: Fuqua, Scheuer, Valentine, Harkin, Andrews (TX), Jones (NC), D'Amours, Winn, McGrath, Schneider, Carney.
06/05/1984HouseHouse Disagreed to Senate Amendments to House Amendments by Unanimous Consent.
04/13/1984SenateSenate agreed to the House amendments with an amendment by Voice Vote.
04/13/1984SenateS.Amdt.3025 Amendment SP 3025 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/13/1984SenateS.Amdt.3025 Proposed by Senator Baker for Senator Packwood. In the nature of a substitute.
01/26/1984HouseHouse Incorporated H.R.2900 in This Measure as an Amendment.
01/26/1984HousePassed House (Amended) by Voice Vote.
01/26/1984HouseCalled up by House by Unanimous Consent.
06/15/1983SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.
05/16/1983SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under Regular Orders. Calendar No. 167.
05/16/1983SenateCommittee on Commerce. Reported to Senate by Senator Packwood with amendments. With written report No. 98-109.
04/21/1983SenateCommittee on Commerce. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
04/19/1983SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation04/19/1983 Referred to
04/21/1983 Markup by
05/16/1983 Reported by S.Rept 98-109

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Latest Summary (6)

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Conference report filed in House (09/28/1984)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 98-1093)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atmospheric and Oceanic Research and Services Act of 1984 - Title I: Declaration of Findings and Purposes - Sets forth the findings and purposes of Congress concerning the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Title II: General Program Authorization - Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Commerce to enable NOAA, for FY 1984 and 1985, to carry out: (1) atmospheric and hydrological research and service functions and duties; and (2) satellite and environmental data and information services duties.

Directs the Administrator of NOAA to make the NOAA-D spacecraft available for the Navy Remote Ocean Sensing System. Directs the Secretary of the Navy to provide the Administrator with access to the civil data produced by the System.

Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Commerce to enable NOAA, for FY 1984 through 1986, to carry out: (1) oceanic research and services duties, mapping, charting, and geodesy; and (2) executive direction and administration, marine services, and aircraft services.

Prohibits the transfer of funds among categories in excess of ten percent unless Congress has been given 30 days written notice. Prohibits the use of funds for either a request for proposals, or to award any contract, for the performance of any functions or activities currently performed by NOAA employees without 30 days written notice to Congress, complete with reasons and supporting materials.

Title III: Reporting Requirements - Directs the Administrator to keep all appropriate committees informed of the atmospheric and oceanic research and services activities of NOAA.

Directs the Administrator to submit to Congress and the President with the FY 1986 budget request a report on the importance of meteorological satellites to weather forecasting, including lifetimes and replacement times for NOAA weather satellites.

Earmarks funds for the continuation of a civil land remote sensing satellite system if no alternative is implemented.

Directs the Secretary, through NOAA, to enter into an agreement with the National Research Council of the Academies of Science and Engineering to conduct a study of the National Weather Service and related activities. Requires the Administrator to report to Congress within six months on NOAA's efforts to negotiate such study. Requires that a final report be made to Congress within two years. Authorizes appropriations for such study for FY 1984 and 1985.

Title IV: National Climate Program - National Climate Program Amendments of 1984 - Amends the National Climate Program Act to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish and maintain an interagency Climate Program Policy Board (Board) to coordinate planning, review all executive branch budget requests relating to climate, and establish other groups as necessary.

Establishes the position of Director to head the National Climate Program Office, represent the Board, and be the spokesperson for the program. Requires the Office to analyze agency budget requests, coordinate interagency participation in international climate-related activities, and work with the National Academy of Sciences and other groups in preparing and implementing the five-year climate plan.

Permits the Office to provide financial assistance for activities needed to meet the goals of the program set forth in such plan. Expands the mechanisms for intergovernmental climate-related studies and services under the program. Requires that the plan be revised and extended not more than biennially but not less than quadrennially.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 and 1985. Requires that at least 25 percent of such authorizations be made available each fiscal year for intergovernmental climate-related activities and at least 20 percent for experimental climate forecast centers.

Title V: Selected Ocean and Coastal Authorizations - Amends the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 to consolidate various reporting requirements into an annual report to Congress due each March.

Includes within National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) long-term research activities: (1) techniques to define and quantify marine environment degradation; (2) assessment of marine adaptability; (3) continuation of ongoing monitoring programs; and (4) dumping improvements.

Requires the Environmental Protection Agency: (1) in cooperation with Federal, State, and local agencies to study comprehensive regional waste management plans; and (2) in cooperation with NOAA, to report to Congress within one year on sewage sludge disposal options in the New York area.

Authorizes FY 1984 and 1985 authorizations, including amounts for such New York Study.

Amends the National Ocean Pollution Planning Act of 1978 to: (1) authorize appropriations for FY 1984 and 1985 to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to carry out such Act; and (2) provide for the coordination of research on the environmental quality of the Great Lakes.

Title VI: Miscellaneous - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984-1986 for weather modification reporting activities.

Authorizes appropriations for increases in salary and employee benefits for NOAA. Establishes criteria and procedures the Secretary of Commerce must follow before closing or consolidating a Weather Service Office or Weather Service Forecast Office, including a sixty-day public comment period.