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H.R.1425: Marine Debris Emergency Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 22 (19 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action April 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

Marine Debris Emergency Act of 2013 - Amends the Marine Debris Act to: (1) require the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to approve or disapprove a grant application with respect to a severe marine debris event and provide grant funds to an approved applicant within 60 days after receipt of the grant application, and (2) authorize the Administrator to give preference under the Marine Debris Program to projects that address such an event.

Authorizes state governors to request that the Administrator declare a severe marine debris event for purposes of grant consideration and disbursement. Requires the Administrator, within 30 days after receiving such request, to either declare such an event or provide a response explaining why the declaration was not made.

Allows the Administrator to: (1) require a grant recipient to provide training to persons engaged in grant-funded marine debris response efforts on the potential impacts ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 2, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-398, Part I.
Dec. 4, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Dec. 4, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Dec. 4, 2013 Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Discharged.
June 13, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
April 10, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
April 9, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
April 9, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure