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H.R. 3352, The Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2007
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H.R. 3352 would reauthorize and amend the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act.
Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 - Amends the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to revise the definitions of "hydrographic data" and "hydrographic services" to include shoreline surveying and water level observations.
Requires the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide hydrographic services. Modifies requirements regarding the awarding of contracts for the acquisition of hydrographic data. Authorizes the Administrator to create and maintain a Joint Hydrographic Institute.
Authorizes the Administrator to acquire hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services to support the conservation and management of coastal and ocean resources, save and protect life and property, support commerce resumption after emergencies and disasters, and meet homeland security and maritime domain awareness needs, including carrying out mission assignments. (Current law authorizes the Administrator to use hydrographic data and services to support the conservation and management of coastal and ocean resources.)
Modifies membership and compensation provisions regarding the Hydrographic Services Review Panel.
Amends the Act of August 6, 1947 to give it the name "Coast and Geodetic Survey Act."
Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 4/14/2008: Ordered placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 697.
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