H.R.373: Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Lois Capps, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to revise provisions concerning the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research. Revises Committee membership. Requires the Committee, acting through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to: (1) develop a national information clearinghouse on oil discharge; and (2) submit a plan for the implementation of the oil pollution research, development, and demonstration program at least every five years.

Requires oil pollution research and technology plans to identify: (1) regional oil pollution research needs; (2) information needed to conduct risk assessment and risk analysis research to effectively prevent oil discharges; and (3) a methodology for the solicitation, evaluation, preapproval, funding, and utilization of technologies and research projects in advance of oil discharges.

Requires the oil polluti...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.