S. 1980 (95th): National Climate Program Act

Aug 02, 1977 (95th Congress, 1977–1978)
Died (Referred to Committee)
James Pearson
Senator from Kansas

This bill was introduced on August 2, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 02, 1977
Referred to Committee Aug 02, 1977
Full Title

A bill to provide for a comprehensive and coordinated national climate program.


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2 cosponsors (2R) (show)

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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National Climate Program Act - Directs the President to establish a National Climate Program to develop and operate a comprehensive climate research, monitoring, analysis, and data management program, improve the reliability of predictive capability and the dissemination of climatological information and alerts, and develop a global climate monitoring system.
Requires the Director of the Program to establish Program policies, priorities, and Federal agency involvement.
Directs the Director to establish a National Climate Program Interagency Advisory Committee to assist in such duties.
Authorizes the Director to establish other advisory committees to assist in carrying out this Act. Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish within the Department of Commerce a National Climate Program Office to administer the program.
Authorizes the Secretary to make annual grants to the States for State climate programs.
Requires the State Climate Programs to provide the National Climate Program with specified climate-related information.
Requires the Director and the Secretary to cooperate with the Secretary of State in participating in climate-related international conferences and in coordinating the activities of the Program with climate programs of other nations.
Authorizes appropriations of the Program with climate programs of other nations.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 1978, 1979, and 1980 to carry out the purposes of this Act.

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