H. R. 2386
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 8, 2021
Mr. Carbajal (for himself and Mr. Gibbs) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To authorize appropriations for the maritime environmental and technical assistance program, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Expanding the Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance Program.
Authorization of appropriations for the maritime environmental and technical assistance program
Maritime environmental and technical assistance program
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2022, for expenses necessary to support the maritime environmental and technical assistance program under section 50307 of title 46, United States Code, $6,000,000, of which $3,000,000 shall be used for activities related to technologies that support port and vessel air emissions reductions and to support zero emissions technologies.
Amounts appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) shall remain available until expended.
Section 50307 of title 46, United States Code, is amended—
by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (f);
by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
The results of activities conducted under subsection (b)(1) shall be used to inform the policy decisions of the United States related to domestic regulations and to the United States position on matters before the International Maritime Organization.
by adding at the end the following:
Air emissions defined
In this section, the term
air emissions means release into the air of—
air pollutants, as such term is defined in section 302 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7602); or
gases listed in section 731(2) of the Global Environmental Protection Assistance Act of 1989 (22 U.S.C. 7901(2)).