IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 19, 2017
Mr. Peters (for himself and Mr. Young) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
Update to environmental sensitivity index products of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for Great Lakes
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and not less frequently than once every 7 years thereafter, the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere shall update the environmental sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great Lakes.
Environmental sensitivity index product defined
In this subsection, the term environmental sensitivity index product means a map or similar tool that is utilized to identify sensitive shoreline, coastal or offshore, resources prior to an oil spill event in order to set baseline priorities for protection and plan cleanup strategies, typically including information relating to shoreline type, biological resources, and human use resources.
Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated to the Under Secretary $7,500,000 to carry out this section.
Amounts appropriated or otherwise made available pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be available to the Under Secretary for the purposes set forth in such paragraph until expended.