H.R.4692: Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2014

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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 Chellie Pingree, D-Maine
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 20, 2014
Latest Major Action July 15, 2014
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Bill Summary

Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2014 - Amends the Federal Ocean Acidification Research And Monitoring Act of 2009 to expand the ocean acidification program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to include an ongoing mechanism that allows affected industry members, coastal stakeholders, non-federal resource managers, and outside scientific experts to provide input on research, data, and monitoring needs that are necessary to support on-the-ground management, decisionmaking, and adaptation related to ocean acidification and its impacts.

Directs the Secretary of Commerce, acting through NOAA, to conduct and update at least once every five years an ocean acidification coastal community vulnerability assessment with a corresponding public report. Requires such assessment to identify: (1) U.S. coastal communities, including island communities, low-population rural communities, and subsistence communities, that are most dependent on coas...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
May 20, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.