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H.R. 6270 (115th): NEAR Act of 2018


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jun 28, 2018.


National Estuaries and Acidification Research Act of 2018 or the NEAR Act of 2018

This bill directs the Department of Commerce to arrange with the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies for the board to conduct a study that:

examines the existing science of ocean acidification in estuarine environments, examines the challenges to studying ocean acidification and acidification's interactions with other environment stressors in estuarine environments, provides recommendations for improving future research, and identifies pathways for applying science in management and mitigation decisions.