H. R. 272
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 11, 2021
Mr. Young introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To amend the National Marine Sanctuaries Act to prescribe an additional requirement for the designation of marine sanctuaries off the coast of Alaska, and for other purposes.
Limitation on authority to designate marine sanctuaries
Section 303 of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1433) is amended—
in subsection (a), by striking
The Secretary may and inserting
Subject to subsection (c), the Secretary may; and
by adding at the end the following:
The Secretary may not designate as a national marine sanctuary any area of the marine environment off the coast of Alaska seaward of the high tide line unless an Act of Congress—
requires the Secretary to make such a designation; and
prescribes the boundaries of the area to be given such designation by the Secretary.