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H.R.1399: Hydrographic Services Improvement Amendments Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Don Young, R-Alaska
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action June 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Hydrographic Services Improvement Amendments Act of 2013 - Reauthorizes the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 with specified appropriations to the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through FY2017.

Designates amounts authorized for use to acquire: (1) hydrographic data, provide hydrographic services, conduct coastal change analyses necessary to ensure safe navigation, and improve the management of coastal change in the Arctic; and (2) hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services in the Arctic necessary to delineate the U.S. extended continental shelf.

Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to compare the unit costs of NOAA-conducted hydrographic surveys to the unit costs of procuring such surveys.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 13, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 11, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
March 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.