S. 1099 (98th): National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries Program Authorization Act

Apr 19, 1983 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 98-210.
Robert Packwood
Senator from Oregon
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Dec 06, 1983

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 6, 1983.

Introduced Apr 19, 1983
Referred to Committee Apr 19, 1983
Reported by Committee Apr 21, 1983
Passed Senate Jun 15, 1983
Passed House with Changes Nov 16, 1983
Signed by the President Dec 06, 1983
Full Title

A bill to consolidate and authorize certain marine fishery programs and functions of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the Department of Commerce.


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11/16/1983--Passed House amended.
(Measure passed House, amended) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries Program Authorization Act - Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Commerce for FY 1984 to enable the National Marine Fisheries Service to carry out its:
(1) Fisheries Information Collection and Analysis duties;
(2) Fisheries Conservation and Management Operations duties; and
(3) Fisheries State and Industry Assistance program duties.
Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Commerce to enable the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide increases for salary, pay, and other employee benefits.
Directs the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to cause the vessel Protector Alpha to be documented as a vessel of the United States with the privilege of engaging in the coastwise trade if:
(1) such vessel complies with specified requirements of law; and
(2) all repairs and modifications totalling at least $3,000,000 are performed on such vessel in a U.S. shipyard.
Makes permanent the current definition of "independent ocean freight forwarder" in the Shipping Act, 1916 (repeals the reversion to an earlier definition scheduled to take effect January 1, 1984).

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