Summary: S.2875 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/26/1984)

National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere Act of 1984 - Establishes the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere (the Committee). Requires the 13 members of the Committee (the currently established committee has 18 members) to: (1) not be full-time U.S. employees; (2) be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; and (3) relfect diverse backgrounds relating to oceanic and atmospheric policy.

Requires the Committee to: (1) continually review ocean policy, coastal zone management, and the U.S. marine and atmospheric science and service programs; and (2) advise the Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary) with respect to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration programs; (3) submit an annual report to the Secretary, President, and Congress.

Sets forth provisions relating to: (1) the membership and Chairmanship of the Committee; (2) the terms, compensation and travel expenses of the committee members; and (3) interagency cooperation and assistance.

Repeals Federal law establishing qualifications for individuals appointed to the current National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere and authorizing appropriations for such committee. Transfers the personnel and functions of such committee to the Committee established under this Act.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1985.