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S. 3086 (114th): Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 22, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3086

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 22, 2016

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2016.

2.

NOAA Marine Debris Program

Subsection (b) of section 3 of the Marine Debris Act (33 U.S.C. 1952(b)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (4), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in paragraph (5)(C), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(6)

work with other Federal agencies to address both land- and sea-based sources of marine debris; and

(7)

work with the Department of State and other Federal agencies to promote international action to reduce the incidence of marine debris.

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3.

Authorization of appropriations

Section 9 of the Marine Debris Act (33 U.S.C. 1958) is amended to read as follows:

9.

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year 2017 through 2021—

(1)

to the Administrator for carrying out sections 3 and 6, $10,000,000, of which no more than 10 percent may be for administrative costs; and

(2)

to the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating, for the use of the Commandant of the Coast Guard in carrying out section 4, $2,000,000, of which no more than 10 percent may be used for administrative costs.

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