H.R.6987: To establish programs to reduce the impacts of vessel traffic and underwater noise on marine mammals, and for other purposes.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
  • Introduced March 8, 2022
  • Latest Major Action March 17, 2022

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Bill Summary

This bill establishes programs to mitigate the impact of marine traffic on marine ecosystems and wildlife, with a particular emphasis on underwater noise. The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) must maintain and expand activities to collect and assess underwater sounds in high-priority ocean and coastal locations, award grants to port authorities or related entities for implementing measures to mitigate the impact of port...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 17, 2022
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 11, 2022
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.
March 9, 2022
Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
March 8, 2022
Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
March 8, 2022

Introduced in the House by Rick Larsen (D-Wash.)

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