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116th Congress    }                                    {        Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                    {       116-330

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 729) TO AMEND THE COASTAL 
  ZONE MANAGEMENT ACT OF 1972 TO AUTHORIZE GRANTS TO INDIAN TRIBES TO 
 FURTHER ACHIEVEMENT OF TRIBAL COASTAL ZONE OBJECTIVES, AND FOR OTHER 
                                PURPOSES

                                _______
                                

  December 9, 2019.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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               Mr. Morelle, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 748]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 748, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 
adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 729, the 
Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act, under a structured rule. The 
resolution provides one hour of general debate equally divided 
and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Natural Resources. The resolution waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-
40 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, 
shall be considered as read. The resolution waives all points 
of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The 
resolution makes in order only those further amendments printed 
in this report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of 
the resolution. Each amendment printed in this report may be 
offered only in the order printed in this report, may be 
offered only by a Member designated in this report, shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified 
in this report equally divided and controlled by the proponent 
and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall 
not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the 
House or in the Committee of the Whole. The resolution waives 
all points of order against the amendments printed in this 
report or amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the 
resolution. Section 3 of the resolution provides that the chair 
of the Committee on Natural Resources or his designee may offer 
amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in this 
report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee Natural Resources or their designees, shall 
not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a 
demand for division of the question. The resolution provides 
one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
the bill includes waivers of the following:
    Clause 12(a)(1) of rule XXI, which prohibits consideration 
of a bill unless there is a searchable electronic comparative 
print that shows how the bill proposes to change current law.
    Clause 12(b) of rule XXI, which prohibits consideration of 
a bill unless there is a searchable electronic comparative 
print that shows how the text of the bill as proposed to be 
considered differs from the text of the bill as reported.
    The waiver of all points of order against provisions in the 
bill includes a waiver of clause 4 of rule XXI, which prohibits 
reporting a bill carrying an appropriation from a committee not 
having jurisdiction to report an appropriation.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments printed in this report or amendments en bloc 
described in section 3, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.

          SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 729 MADE IN ORDER

    1. Hastings (FL): Expands the list of eligible activities 
for the award of Coastal Climate Change Adaptation Project 
Implementation Grants to include projects to address the 
immediate and long-term degradation or loss of coral and coral 
reefs. (10 minutes)
    2. Hastings (FL): Includes coral reefs as eligible under 
the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships 
program. (10 minutes)
    3. Morelle (NY): Ensure that up to 5 percent of the funds 
appropriated under this section will be used by the Secretary 
to provide technical assistance, which will help accelerate 
early-stage resources and planning assistance for communities. 
(10 minutes)
    4. Brown (MD): Authorizes the NOAA Administrator to award 
grants to eligible entities for collaborative research projects 
on the conservation, restoration, or management of oysters in 
the Chesapeake Bay. (10 minutes)
    5. McEachin (VA): Includes communities that may not have 
the resources necessary to prepare for or respond to coastal 
hazards to the list of priority areas the NOAA Administrator 
shall consider when determining living shoreline projects to 
receive federal grants. These communities include low-income 
communities, communities of color, Tribal communities, and 
rural communities. (10 minutes)
    6. Huizenga (MI): Requires no less than 10 percent of the 
funds awarded under the Living Shoreline grant program be 
available to projects located within the Great Lakes. (10 
minutes)
    7. Lipinski (IL): Requires that climate change adaptation 
plans for Great Lakes coastal states shall include adaptive 
management strategies for Great Lakes ecosystems and resources. 
(10 minutes)
    8. Katko (NY), Brindisi (NY), Morelle (NY), Stefanik (NY): 
Adds research on harmful algal bloom development to U.S. 
Geological Survey research conducted under H.R. 729. (10 
minutes)
    9. Katko (NY), Brindisi (NY), Morelle (NY): Provides grant 
eligibility under H.R. 729 to projects that assess the impact 
of water level regulating practices on the Great Lakes on 
coastal resiliency. (10 minutes)
    10. Moore (WI): Amend the Climate Change Adaption program 
to add invasive species as a target of the adaptive management 
strategies to be included in the plans and to require such 
proposals to describe how they will involve and address 
concerns regarding the impact of climate change in coastal 
communities on nearby tribes and low-income and low-resource 
communities. (10 minutes)
    11. Moore (WI): Amends the Living Shoreline Grant Program 
to require plans to include an education and outreach component 
for the community stakeholders most affected by the proposal 
and to add tribes and tribal organizations to the list that the 
Administrator may consult with in developing program standards. 
(10 minutes)
    12. Crist (FL), Rooney (FL), Bonamici (OR), Kaptur (OH), 
Hastings (FL): Clarifies that Section 323, the Climate Change 
Adaptation Preparedness and Response Program, includes projects 
to address harmful algal blooms. (10 minutes)
    13. Higgins, Brian (NY): Directs USGS research to include 
the impacts of harmful algal blooms, nutrient pollution, and 
dead zones on Great Lakes fisheries. (10 minutes)
    14. Panetta (CA), Waltz (FL): Adds a finding that 
collaborations and partnerships between institutions of higher 
education and Federal agencies help ensure digital data focused 
on coastal management issues are communicated effectively 
between such entities. (10 minutes)
    15. Speier (CA), Huffman (CA): Specifies that ``built and 
natural environments'' in terms of infrastructure would include 
sea walls and living shorelines. (10 minutes)
    16. Bonamici (OR), Crist (FL): Adds studying coastal 
acidification and hypoxia as allowable activities through the 
Coastal Climate Change Adaptation Project Implementation Grant 
program. (10 minutes)
    17. Bonamici (OR): Directs NOAA to enter into an agreement 
with the National Academy of Sciences to assess the need for 
and feasibility of establishing an Advanced Research Projects 
Agency-Oceans (ARPA-O). (10 minutes)
    18. Kildee (MI): Requires NOAA to update the Environmental 
Sensitivity Index for the Great Lakes every seven years. (10 
minutes)
    19. Plaskett (VI): Permits a waiver of certain non-Federal 
contribution requirements for a fish habitat conservation 
project at the discretion of the Secretary. (10 minutes)
    20. Jayapal (WA), Haaland (NM): Amends the legislation to 
increase the membership of the Fish Habitat Board by one seat 
to provide an additional seat for tribal representation. (10 
minutes)
    21. Jayapal (WA): Amends the legislation to ensure that 
grant funds awarded through the Living Shoreline Grant Program 
may be used to incentivize landowners to engage in living 
shoreline projects. (10 minutes)
    22. Jayapal (WA): Amends the legislation to ensure that in 
developing minimum standards to be used in selecting eligible 
entities to receive grants under the Living Shoreline Grant 
Program, the Administrator considers entities with systems to 
disburse funding from a single grant to support multiple small-
scale projects. (10 minutes)
    23. Mucarsel-Powell (FL): Ensures that corals are included 
as a natural element eligible for grants provided for by the 
Living Shoreline Grant Program. (10 minutes)
    24. Levin, Andy (MI): Specifies avian habitat protection 
and restoration projects as eligible activities to be 
considered for the Coastal Climate Change Adaptation Project 
Implementation grants in this bill. (10 minutes)
    25. Levin, Andy (MI): Adds research into the effects of 
PFAS chemicals, mercury, and other contaminants on fisheries 
and fishery ecosystems to the list of research activities that 
may be conducted in the Great Lakes Basin by the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service. (10 minutes)
    26. Luria (VA): Directs NOAA to consider the potential of a 
living shoreline project to support the resiliency of military 
communities when developing criteria for grant applications. 
(10 minutes)
    27. Rouda (CA): Adds a new section to the bill for a prize 
competition to stimulate innovation to advance coastal risk and 
resilience measures. (10 minutes)
    28. Rouda (CA): Adds a new section to the bill that would 
require the development of a catalog of research on applicable 
coastal risk reduction and resilience measures. (10 minutes)
    29. Johnson, Mike (LA): Amends the Marine Mammal Protection 
Act of 1972 to limit the scope of the moratorium on taking and 
importing marine mammals and marine mammal products, and 
revises the requirements for obtaining an authorization for 
incidentally taking by harassment marine mammals. (10 minutes)

              TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 729 MADE IN ORDER

1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hastings of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 49, after line 24, insert the following:
                  (G) Activities or projects to address the 
                immediate and long-term degradation or loss of 
                coral and coral reefs in response to bacteria, 
                fungi, viruses, increased sea surface 
                temperatures, ultraviolet radiation, and 
                pollutants.
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2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hastings of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 66, line 4, insert ``coral reefs,'' after 
``environments,''.
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Morelle of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 35, line 4, strike ``may'' and insert ``shall''.
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 4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Brown of Maryland or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 92, after line 7, insert the following:

               Subtitle C--Chesapeake Bay Oyster Research

SEC. 218. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

  It is the sense of Congress that the Chesapeake Bay Office of 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shall be 
the primary representative of the Administration in the 
Chesapeake Bay.

SEC. 219. GRANTS FOR RESEARCHING OYSTERS IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.

  (a) Establishment.--The Secretary of the Commerce, acting 
through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, shall establish a grant program (in 
this section referred to as the ``Program'') under which the 
Secretary shall award grants to eligible entities for the 
purpose of conducting research on the conservation, 
restoration, or management of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.
  (b) Application.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
this section, an eligible entity shall submit to the Secretary 
an application at such time, in such manner, and containing 
such information as the Secretary may require.
  (c) Allocation of Grant Funds.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall award a grant 
        under the Program to eligible entities that submit an 
        application under subsection (b).
          (2) Matching requirement.--
                  (A) In general.--Except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), the total amount of Federal 
                funding received under the Program by an 
                eligible entity may not exceed 85 percent of 
                the total cost of the research project for 
                which the funding was awarded. For the purposes 
                of this subparagraph, the non-Federal share of 
                project costs may be provided by in-kind 
                contributions and other noncash support.
                  (B) Waiver.--The Secretary may waive all or 
                part of the requirement in subparagraph (A) if 
                the Secretary determines that no reasonable 
                means are available through which an eligible 
                entity applying for a grant under this section 
                can meet such requirement and the probable 
                benefit of such research project outweighs the 
                public interest in such requirement.
  (d) Definitions.--In this section, the following definitions 
apply:
          (1) Academic community.--The term ``academic 
        community'' means faculty, researchers, professors, and 
        representatives of State-accredited colleges and 
        universities.
          (2) Eligible entity.--The term ``eligible entity'' 
        means a member of the academic community, the seafood 
        industry, a relevant nonprofit organization, or a 
        relevant State agency, that is proposing or conducting 
        a research project on the conservation, restoration, or 
        management of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay developed 
        through consultation with a member of the academic 
        community, a member of the seafood industry, a relevant 
        nonprofit organization, or a relevant State agency.
          (3) Nonprofit organization.--The term ``nonprofit 
        organization'' means an organization described in 
        section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
        and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code.
          (4) Seafood industry.--The term ``seafood industry'' 
        means shellfish growers, shellfish harvesters, 
        commercial fishermen, and recreational fishermen.
          (5) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of the Commerce, acting through the 
        Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
        Administration.
  (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to 
be appropriated to the Secretary $2,000,000 for each of the 
fiscal years 2020 through 2025 to carry out this section.
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5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McEachin of Virginia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 10, line 5, strike ``or''.
  page 10, line 8, strike the period and insert ``; or''
                  (C) which include communities that may not 
                have adequate resources to prepare for or 
                respond to coastal hazards, including low 
                income communities, communities of color, 
                Tribal communities, and rural communities.
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6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Huizenga of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 16, after line 2, insert the following:
  (h) Minimum Required Funds for Shoreline Projects Located 
Within the Great Lakes.--The Secretary shall make not less than 
10 percent of the funds awarded under this section to projects 
located in the Great Lakes.
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7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lipinski of Illinois or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 45, line 25, insert after subparagraph (C) the 
following:
                  (C) Adaptive management strategies for Great 
                Lakes ecosystems and resources, including 
                strategies to support freshwater fisheries, 
                monitor ice cover, manage phosphorous and 
                nitrogen chemical loads, minimize invasive 
                species and harmful blooms of algae, and create 
                protected areas to maintain Great Lakes 
                ecosystems.
  Page 46, lines 1 and 7, redesignate subparagraphs (D) and (E) 
as subparagraphs (E) and (F), respectively.
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 8. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Katko of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 91, after line 14, insert the following:
          (7) harmful algal bloom development research;
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 9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Katko of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 49, after line 24, insert the following:
                  (G) Projects to assess the impact on coastal 
                resiliency of water level regulating practices 
                on the Great Lakes.
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10. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Moore of Wisconsin or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 45, line 15, insert ``combat invasive species,'' after 
``strategies to''.
  Page 46, after line 6, insert the following:
                  (E) A description of how the plan will 
                address the impact of climate change affecting 
                coastal communities will have on nearby Tribes, 
                Tribal communities, and low-income or low-
                resource communities and how those stakeholders 
                will be included in and informed about the 
                development of the plan.
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11. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Moore of Wisconsin or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 7, line 17, strike ``and''.
  Page 7, line 23, strike the period and insert ``; and''
          (3) include an outreach or education component that 
        seeks and solicits feedback from the local or regional 
        community most directly affected by the proposal.
  Page 11, after line 6, insert the following:
                                  (II) Tribes and Tribal 
                                organizations;
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 12. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crist of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 48, lines 19-20, insert ``harmful algal blooms,'' after 
``ocean acidification,''.
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13. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Higgins of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 91, after line 14, insert the following:
          (7) research on the impacts of harmful algal blooms, 
        nutrient pollution, and dead zones on Great Lakes 
        fisheries;
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14. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Panetta of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 92, after line 23, insert the following:
          (3) Collaborations and partnerships between 
        institutions of higher education and Federal agencies 
        help ensure digital data focused on coastal management 
        issues are communicated effectively between such 
        entities.
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 15. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Speier of California 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 49, line 19, insert ``, such as sea walls and living 
shorelines'' after ``environment''.
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16. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bonamici of Oregon or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 48, line 19, insert ``coastal acidification, hypoxia,'' 
after ``acidification,''.
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17. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bonamici of Oregon or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 307. ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY-OCEANS.

  (a) Agreement.--Not later than 45 days after the date of the 
enactment of this section, the Administrator shall seek to 
enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences 
to conduct the comprehensive assessment under subsection (b).
  (b) Comprehensive Assessment.--
          (1) In general.--Under an agreement between the 
        Administrator and the National Academy of Sciences 
        under this section, the National Academy of Sciences 
        shall conduct a comprehensive assessment of the need 
        for and feasibility of establishing an Advanced 
        Research Projects Agency-Oceans (ARPA-O).
          (2) Elements.--The comprehensive assessment carried 
        out pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include--
                  (A) an assessment of how an ARPA-O could help 
                overcome the long-term and high-risk 
                technological barriers in the development of 
                ocean technologies, with the goal of enhancing 
                the economic, ecological, and national security 
                of the United States through the rapid 
                development of technologies that result in--
                          (i) improved data collection, 
                        monitoring, and prediction of the ocean 
                        environment, including sea ice 
                        conditions;
                          (ii) overcoming barriers to the 
                        application of new and improved 
                        technologies, such as high costs and 
                        scale of operational missions;
                          (iii) improved management practices 
                        for protecting ecological 
                        sustainability;
                          (iv) improved national security 
                        capacity;
                          (v) improved technology for fishery 
                        population assessments;
                          (vi) expedited processes between and 
                        among Federal agencies to successfully 
                        identify, transition, and coordinate 
                        research and development output to 
                        operations, applications, 
                        commercialization, and other uses; and
                          (vii) ensuring that the United States 
                        maintains a technological lead in 
                        developing and deploying advanced ocean 
                        technologies;
                  (B) an evaluation of the organizational 
                structures under which an ARPA-O could be 
                organized, which takes into account--
                          (i) best practices for new research 
                        programs;
                          (ii) metrics and approaches for 
                        periodic program evaluation;
                          (iii) capacity to fund and manage 
                        external research awards; and
                          (iv) options for oversight of the 
                        activity through a Federal agency, an 
                        interagency organization, 
                        nongovernmental organization, or other 
                        institutional arrangement; and
                  (C) an estimation of the scale of investment 
                necessary to pursue high priority ocean 
                technology projects.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 18 months after the date of the 
enactment of this section, the Administrator shall submit to 
Congress a report on the comprehensive assessment conducted 
under subsection (b).
  (d) Definitions.--In this section, the term ``Administrator'' 
means the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere 
in the Under Secretary's capacity as Administrator of the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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18. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kildee of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title I, insert the following:

SEC. 108. UPDATE TO ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITY INDEX PRODUCTS OF 
                    NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION FOR 
                    GREAT LAKES.

  (a) Update Required Environmental Sensitivity Index Products 
for Great Lakes.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary for Oceans and 
Atmosphere shall commence updating the environmental 
sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great 
Lakes.
  (b) Periodic Updates for Environmental Sensitivity Index 
Products Generally.--Subject to the availability of 
appropriations and the priorities set forth in subsection (c), 
the Under Secretary shall--
          (1) periodically update the environmental sensitivity 
        index products of the Administration; and
          (2) endeavor to do so not less frequently than once 
        every 7 years.
  (c) Priorities.--When prioritizing geographic areas to update 
environmental sensitivity index products, the Under Secretary 
shall consider--
          (1) the age of existing environmental sensitivity 
        index products for the areas;
          (2) the occurrence of extreme events, be it natural 
        or man-made, which have significantly altered the 
        shoreline or ecosystem since the last update;
          (3) the natural variability of shoreline and coastal 
        environment; and
          (4) the volume of vessel traffic and general 
        vulnerability to spilled pollutants.
  (d) Environmental Sensitivity Index Product Defined.--In this 
subsection, the term ``environmental sensitivity index 
product'' means a map or similar tool that is utilized to 
identify sensitive shoreline, coastal or offshore, resources 
prior to an oil spill event in order to set baseline priorities 
for protection and plan cleanup strategies, typically including 
information relating to shoreline type, biological resources, 
and human use resources.
  (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--
          (1) In general.--There is authorized to be 
        appropriated to the Under Secretary $7,500,000 to carry 
        out subsection (a).
          (2) Availability.--Amounts appropriated or otherwise 
        made available pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be 
        available to the Under Secretary for the purposes set 
        forth in such paragraph until expended.
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  19. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Plaskett of Virgin 
           Islands or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 75, lines 7-8, strike ``paragraph (2)'' and insert 
``paragraphs (2) and (4)''.
  Page 75, after line 25, insert the following:
          (4) Waiver authority.--The Secretary, in consultation 
        with the Secretary of Commerce with respect to marine 
        or estuarine projects, may waive the application of 
        paragraph (2)(A) with respect to a State or an Indian 
        Tribe, or otherwise reduce the portion of the non-
        Federal share of the cost of an activity required to be 
        paid by a State or an Indian Tribe under paragraph (1), 
        if the Secretary determines that the State or Indian 
        Tribe does not have sufficient funds not derived from 
        another Federal grant program to pay such non-Federal 
        share, or portion of the non-Federal share, without the 
        use of loans.
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20. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jayapal of Washington 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 55, line 25, strike ``25'' and insert ``26''.
  Page 56, line 16, strike ``1 shall be a representative'' and 
insert ``2 shall be representatives''.
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21. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jayapal of Washington 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 11, line 16, strike ``and''.
  Page 11, line 20, strike the period and insert ``; and''
          (3) to incentivize landowners to engage in living 
        shoreline projects.
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22. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jayapal of Washington 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 10, line 15, strike ``and''.
  Page 10, line 18, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
  Page 10, after line 19, insert the following:
                          (iii) the consideration of an 
                        established eligible entity program 
                        with systems to disburse funding from a 
                        single grant to support multiple small-
                        scale projects.
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  23. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Mucarsel-Powell of 
           Florida or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 17, line 6, insert ``corals,'' after ``submerged aquatic 
plants,''.
  Page 17, line 18, insert ``corals,'' after ``submerged 
aquatic vegetation,''
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 24. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Levin of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 49, line 1, insert ``, avian,'' after ``marine''.
  Page 49, line 5, insert ``, avian,'' after ``fish''.
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 25. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Levin of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 91, after line 14, insert the following:
          (7) research into the affects of per- and 
        polyfluoroalkyl substances, mercury, and other 
        contaminants on fisheries and fishery ecosystems;
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 26. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Luria of Virginia or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 8, line 24, strike ``and''.
  Page 9, line 18, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
  Page 9, line 19, insert ``(E) the potential of the project to 
support resiliency at a military installation or community 
infrastructure supportive of a military installation (as such 
terms are defined in section 2391 of title 10, United States 
Code).''
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27. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rouda of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 50, after line 24, insert the following:

SEC. 107. PRIZE COMPETITIONS.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary may carry out a program to 
award prizes competitively under section 24 of the Stevenson-
Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3719), for 
the purpose described in subsection (b).
  (b) Purpose.--The purpose described in this subsection is to 
stimulate innovation to advance the following coastal risk 
reduction and resilience measures:
          (1) Natural features, including dunes, reefs, and 
        wetlands.
          (2) Nature-based features, including beach 
        nourishment, dune restoration, wetland and other 
        coastal habitat restoration, and living shoreline 
        construction.
          (3) Nonstructural measures, including flood proofing 
        of structures, flood warning systems, and elevated 
        development.
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28. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rouda of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 50, after line 24, insert the following:

SEC. 107 CATALOG OF RESEARCH ON APPLICABLE COASTAL RISK REDUCTION AND 
                    RESILIENCE MEASURES.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Commerce, acting 
through the Administrator, shall--
          (1) identify all Department of Commerce research 
        activities regarding applicable coastal risk reduction 
        and resilience measures;
          (2) consult with the heads of other Federal agencies 
        to identify what activities, if any, those Federal 
        agencies are conducting regarding applicable coastal 
        risk reduction and resilience measures;
          (3) evaluate the effectiveness of the activities 
        identified under paragraphs (1) and (2); and
          (4) appoint one or more officers or employees of the 
        National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to 
        liaise with non-Federal entities conducting research 
        related to applicable coastal risk reduction and 
        resilience measures in order to eliminate redundancies, 
        cooperate for common climate research goals, and to 
        make research findings readily available to the public.
  (b) Definition Of Applicable Coastal Risk Reduction And 
Resilience Measures.--In this section, the term ``applicable 
coastal risk reduction and resilience measures'' means natural 
features, nature-based features, or nonstructural measures.
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 29. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Johnson of Louisiana 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

             TITLE V--STREAMLINING ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVALS

SEC. 501. ADDRESSING PERMITS FOR TAKING OF MARINE MAMMALS.

  Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 
1972 (16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(5)(D)) is amended as follows:
          (1) In clause (i)--
                  (A) by striking ``citizens of the United 
                States'' and inserting ``persons'';
                  (B) by striking ``within a specific 
                geographic region'';
                  (C) by striking ``of small numbers'';
                  (D) by striking ``such citizens'' and 
                inserting ``such persons''; and
                  (E) by striking ``within that region''.
          (2) In clause (ii)--
                  (A) in subclause (I), by striking ``, and 
                other means of effecting the least practicable 
                impact on such species or stock and its 
                habitat'';
                  (B) in subclause (III), by striking 
                ``requirements pertaining to the monitoring and 
                reporting of such taking by harassment, 
                including'' and inserting ``efficient and 
                practical requirements pertaining to the 
                monitoring of such taking by harassment while 
                the activity is being conducted and the 
                reporting of such taking, including, as the 
                Secretary determines necessary,''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following:
``Any condition imposed pursuant to subclause (I), (II), or 
(III) may not result in more than a minor change to the 
specified activity and may not alter the basic design, 
location, scope, duration, or timing of the specified 
activity.''.
          (3) In clause (iii), by striking ``receiving an 
        application under this subparagraph'' and inserting 
        ``an application is accepted or required to be 
        considered complete under subclause (I)(aa), (II)(aa), 
        or (IV) of clause (viii), as applicable,''.
          (4) In clause (vi), by striking ``a determination of 
        `least practicable adverse impact on such species or 
        stock' under clause (i)(I)'' and inserting ``conditions 
        imposed under subclause (I), (II), or (III) of clause 
        (ii)''.
          (5) By adding at the end the following:
  ``(viii)(I) The Secretary shall--
          ``(aa) accept as complete a written request for 
        authorization under this subparagraph for incidental 
        taking described in clause (i), by not later than 45 
        days after the date of submission of the request; or
          ``(bb) provide to the requester, by not later than 15 
        days after the date of submission of the request, a 
        written notice describing any additional information 
        required to complete the request.
  ``(II) If the Secretary provides notice under subclause 
(I)(bb), the Secretary shall, by not later than 30 days after 
the date of submission of the additional information described 
in the notice--
          ``(aa) accept the written request for authorization 
        under this subparagraph for incidental taking described 
        in clause (i); or
          ``(bb) deny the request and provide the requester a 
        written explanation of the reasons for the denial.
  ``(III) The Secretary may not make a second request for 
information, request that the requester withdraw and resubmit 
the request, or otherwise delay a decision on the request.
  ``(IV) If the Secretary fails to respond to a request for 
authorization under this subparagraph in the manner provided in 
subclause (I) or (II), the request shall be considered to be 
complete.
  ``(ix)(I) At least 90 days before the expiration of any 
authorization issued under this subparagraph, the holder of 
such authorization may apply for a one-year extension of such 
authorization. The Secretary shall grant such extension within 
14 days after the date of such request on the same terms and 
without further review if there has been no substantial change 
in the activity carried out under such authorization nor in the 
status of the marine mammal species or stock, as applicable, as 
reported in the final annual stock assessment reports for such 
species or stock.
  ``(II) In subclause (I) the term `substantial change' means a 
change that prevents the Secretary from making the required 
findings to issue an authorization under clause (i) with 
respect to such species or stock.
  ``(III) The Secretary shall notify the applicant of such 
substantial changes with specificity and in writing within 14 
days after the applicant's submittal of the extension request.
  ``(x) If the Secretary fails to make the required findings 
and, as appropriate, issue the authorization within 120 days 
after the application is accepted or required to be considered 
complete under subclause (I)(aa), (II)(aa), or (III) of clause 
(viii), as applicable, the authorization is deemed to have been 
issued on the terms stated in the application and without 
further process or restrictions under this Act.''.

SEC. 502. REMOVING DUPLICATIONS.

  Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 
1972 (16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(5)(D)), as amended, is further amended 
by adding at the end the following:
  ``(xi) Any taking of a marine mammal in compliance with an 
authorization under this subparagraph is exempt from the 
prohibition on taking in section 9 of the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1538). Any Federal agency authorizing, 
funding, or carrying out an action that results in such taking, 
and any agency action authorizing such taking, is exempt from 
the requirement to consult regarding potential impacts to 
marine mammal species or designated critical habitat under 
section 7(a)(2) of such Act (16 U.S.C. 1536(a)(2)).''.

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