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9/21/2012--Introduced. National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2012 - Amends the National Integrated Drought Information System Act of 2006 to specify that the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program shall better inform and provide for more timely decisionmaking to reduce drought related impacts and costs. Revises NIDIS functions to require the NIDIS to, among other things: (1) provide certain information, forecasts, and assessments described in the Act on both national and regional levels; and (2) continue ongoing research activities related to drought.
Requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to provide a report to Congress concerning the NIDIS Program.
Authorizes appropriations to carry out the Act through FY2017.