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OCEAN AND COASTAL LEGISLATION

Following release of the reports by the Pew and U.S. Oceans Commissions, numerous ocean and coast related bills and resolutions were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Below are summaries of bills from the 109th Congress.


Introduced in the 109th Congress

House of Representatives / Senate

House of Representatives

 

Bill Number HR 6
Sponsor Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX)
Status 8/08/05 Signed by the President and became Public Law No 109-058
Caption To ensure jobs for our future with secure, affordable, and reliable energy.
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Bill Number HR 50
Sponsor Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI)
Status 5/19/05 Hearings held by the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans
Caption To provide for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.00050:
Bill Number HR 465
Sponsor Rep. Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa)
Status 2/10/05 Referred to House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans
Caption To provide for the establishment of a tsunami hazard mitigation program for all United States insular areas.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.00465:
Bill Number HR 499
Sponsor Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)
Status 2/09/05 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources and the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans
Caption To provide for the development of a global tsunami detection and warning   system, to improve existing communication of tsunami warnings to all potentially affected nations, and for other purposes
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.00499:
Bill Number HR 882
Sponsor Rep. Sherwood Boehlert  (R-NY)
Status 3/03/05 Referred to House Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards
Caption To require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, through the National Weather Service, to establish a tsunami hazard mitigation program for all United States coastal States and insular areas.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.00882:
Bill Number HR 889
Sponsor Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
Status 07/12/06 Became Public Law 109-241
Caption To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2006, to make technical corrections to various laws administered by the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.00889:
Bill Number HR 890
Sponsor Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.  (D-NJ)
Status 3/3/05 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards and Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans
Caption A bill to provide for the establishment of national and global tsunami warning systems and to provide assistance for the relief and rehabilitation of victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami and for the reconstruction of tsunami-affected countries.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.00890:
Bill Number HR 907
Sponsor Rep. Barbara Cubin (R-WY)
Status 3/03/05 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Caption To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant easements and rights-of-way on the Outer Continental Shelf for activities otherwise authorized by that Act.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.00907:
Bill Number HR 1431
Sponsor Rep. Nick Rahall II (D-WV)
Status 5/3/06 Subcommittee on Oceans and Fisheries hearings held
Caption To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to modify requirements for the appointment and training of members of Regional Fishery Management Councils, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.01431:
Bill Number HR 1442
Sponsor Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI)
Status 10/06/06 Became Public Law 109-304.
Caption A bill to complete the codification of title 46, United States Code, "Shipping", as positive law.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.01442:
Bill Number HR 1489
Sponsor Rep. Wayne Gilchrest  (R-MD)
Status 04/19/05 Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans hearings held
Caption A bill to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to establish a coastal ocean observation system.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.01489:
Bill Number HR 1584
Sponsor Rep. Kurt Weldon  (R-PA)
Status 05/26/05 Referred to Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards and referred to Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans
Caption A bill to develop and maintain an integrated system of coastal and ocean observations for the Nation's coasts, oceans, and Great Lakes, to improve warnings of tsunamis and other natural hazards, to enhance homeland security, to support maritime operations, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.01584:
Bill Number HR 1591
Sponsor Rep. Wayne Gilchrest  (R-MD)
Status 5/4/05 Referred to the Subcommittee of Water Resources and the Environment and the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans
Caption To amend the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to reauthorize and improve that Act.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.01591:
Bill Number HR 1596
Sponsor Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA)
Status 4/18/05 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Natural Resources
Caption To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to promote uses on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.01596:
Bill Number HR 1636
Sponsor Rep. Sam Farr  (D-CA)
Status 4/12/05  Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Caption To establish national standards for discharges from cruise vessels into the waters of the United States, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.01636:
Bill Number HR 1674
Sponsor Rep. Sherwood Boehlert  (R-NY)
Status 12/20/06 Became Public Law 109-424.
Caption Bill to authorize and strengthen the tsunami detection, forecast, warning, and mitigation program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to be carried out by the National Weather Service, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.01674:
Bill Number HR 1712
Sponsor Rep. Lynn Woolsey  (D-CA)
Status 5/18/06 introductory remarks made
Caption To expand the boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.01712:
Bill Number HR 1798
Sponsor Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.  (D-NJ)
Status 4/26/05 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources and executive comment requested from Interior
Caption A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic and North Atlantic planning areas.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.01798:
Bill Number HR 2059
Sponsor Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ)
Status 5/10/05 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans and executive comment requested from Commerce
Caption To prohibit the commercial harvesting of Atlantic striped bass in the coastal waters and the exclusive economic zone.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.02059:
Bill Number HR 2129
Sponsor Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI)
Status 5/18/05 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans, the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development and Research, and the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards
Caption To improve the coordination of programs for the Great Lakes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.02129:
Bill Number HR 2130
Sponsor Rep. Wayne Gilchrest  (R-MD)
Status 7/21/05 Reported our of House Committee on Resources and placed on calendar
Caption To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to authorize research programs to better understand and protect marine mammals, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.02130:
Bill Number HR 2323
Sponsor Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA)
Status 9/27/05 Introductory remarks made on the measure
Caption To establish a program of research and other activities to provide for the recovery of the southern sea otter
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.02323:
Bill Number HR 2376
Sponsor Rep. Ed Case (D-HI)
Status 5/20/05 Referred to House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans and House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Caption To designate the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands National Marine Refuge, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.02376:
Bill Number HR 2673
Sponsor Rep. Joel Hefley  (R-CO)
Status 6/08/05 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans and executive comments requested from Commerce
Caption To protect diverse and structurally complex areas of the seafloor in the United States exclusive economic zone by establishing a maximum diameter size limit on rockhopper, roller, and all other groundgear used on bottom trawls, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.02673:
Bill Number HR 2864
Sponsor Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
Status 09/19/06 Conference committee established.
Caption To provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.02864:
Bill Number HR 2939
Sponsor Rep. Kurt Weldon  (R-PA)
Status 06/29/05 Referred to Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards
Caption A bill to establish a national policy for our oceans, to strengthen the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to establish a Committee on Ocean Policy, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.02939:
Bill Number HR 3187
Sponsor Rep. Jim Saxton (R-NJ)
Status 6/30/05 Referred to the House Committee on Resources
Caption To authorize the acquisition of land and interests in land to improve the conservation of, and to enhance the ecological values and functions of, coastal watersheds and estuarine areas to benefit both the environment and the economies of coastal communities, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.03187:
Bill Number HR 3278
Sponsor Rep. Thomas Allen (D-ME)
Status 7/21/05 Referred to Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans and executive comments requested from Commerce
Caption To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to establish requirements for fishing quota systems, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.03278:
Bill Number HR 3469
Sponsor Rep. Ed Case (D-HI)
Status 8/8/05 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade and the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans
Caption To prohibit the import, export, and take of certain coral reef species, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.03469:
Bill Number HR 3692
Sponsor Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.  (D-NJ)
Status 9/26/05 Referred to House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans and House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Caption To establish a program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Coast Guard to help identify, determine sources of, assess, reduce, and prevent marine debris and its adverse impacts on the marine environment and navigation safety, in coordination with non-Federal entities, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.03692:
Bill Number HR 3778
Sponsor Rep. Clay Shaw Jr.  (R-FL)
Status 9/26/05 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans and the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards
Caption To establish ocean bottom trawl areas in which trawling is permitted, to protect deep-sea corals and sponges, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.03778:
Bill Number HR 3824
Sponsor Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)
Status 9/29/05 Passed the House and was sent to the Senate
Caption To amend and reauthorize the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide greater results conserving and recovering listed species, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.03824:
Bill Number HR 3835
Sponsor Rep. Jim Saxton (R-NJ)
Status 5/3/06 Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans hearings held
Caption To establish a coordinated national ocean exploration program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.03835:
Bill Number HR 4075
Sponsor Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)
Status 12/06/06 Passes Senate wtih an amendment and an amendment to the title by unanimous consent.
Caption To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to provide for better understanding and protection of marine mammals, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.04075:
Bill Number HR 4686
Sponsor Rep. Wayne Gilchrest  (R-MD)
Status 4/27/06 Placed on calendar
Caption To reauthorize various fisheries management laws, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.04686:
Bill Number HR 4761
Sponsor Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)
Status 07/10/06 Received in the Senate.
08/03/06 Read for the first time in the Senate.
09/05/06 Read for the second time in the Senate.
Caption To provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources on the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.04761:
Bill Number HR 4771
Sponsor Rep. Mark Steven Kirk (R-IL)
Status 02/17/06 Referred to the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Caption To amend the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to require application to all vessels equipped with ballast water tanks, including vessels that are not carrying ballast water, the requirement to carry out exchange of ballast water or alternative ballast water management methods prior to entry into any port within the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.4771:
Bill Number HR 4778
Sponsor Rep. Neil Abercrombie  (D-HI)
Status 3/20/06 Referred to House Committee on Armed Service Subcommittee on Readiness
Caption To require the Secretary of the Army to conduct a survey and monitoring of off-shore sites in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands where chemical munitions were disposed of by the Armed Forces, to support research regarding the public and environmental health impacts of chemical munitions disposal in the ocean, and to require the preparation of a report on remediation plans for such disposal sites.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HR04778:@@@X
Bill Number HR 4782
Sponsor Rep. Lois Capps  (D-CA)
Status 02/24/06 Referred to Subcommittee on Energy and Natural Resources and executive comments requested from Interior
Caption To permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of the State of California, and for other purposes
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.04782:
Bill Number HR 4783
Sponsor Rep. Jim Davis (D-FL)
Status 02/24/06 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources and executive comments requested from Interior
Caption To prohibit offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the State of Florida, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.04783:
Bill Number HR 4788
Sponsor Rep. Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa)
Status 02/27/06 Executive comment requested from the Department of Commerce.
Caption To reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.4788.IH:
Bill Number HR 4940
Sponsor Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
Status 4/25/06 Committee hearings held
Caption To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and for other purposes
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.04940:
Bill Number HR 4953
Sponsor Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI)
Status 3/21/06 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans and executive comment requested from Interior
Caption To amend the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990 to provide for implementation of recommendations of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service contained in the Great Lakes Fishery Resources Restoration Study.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.04953:
Bill Number HR 5018
Sponsor Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)
Status 07/17/06 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 323
Caption To reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.+5018:
Bill Number HR 5030
Sponsor Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI)
Status 04/19/06 Executive comment requested from the Department of Commerce. Referred to House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Caption To amend the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to establish vessel ballast water management requirements, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.5030:
Bill Number HR 5051
Sponsor Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD)
Status 04/19/06 Referred to House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans and Executive comment requested from the Department of Commerce.
Caption To authorize appropriations to the Secretary of Commerce for the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act for fiscal years 2007 through 2012, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HR05051:
Bill Number HR 5100
Sponsor Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI)
Status 04/19/06 Executive comment requested from the Department of Commerce. Referred to Subcommitte on Environment, Technology and Standards, Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Caption To establish a collaborative program to protect the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.5100:
Bill Number HR 5213
Sponsor Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Status 05/03/06 Executive comment requested from the Department of Commerce. Referred to the House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans.
Caption To direct the Secretary of Commerce to provide emergency disaster assistance to mitigate the economic losses caused by declining Klamath River salmon and to develop and implement a research and recovery plan for Klamath River salmon, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.5213.IH:
Bill Number HR 5353
Sponsor Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Status 05/11/06 Referred to House Committee on International Relations.
Caption To permit United States companies to participate in the exploration for and the extraction of hydrocarbon resources from any portion of a foreign maritime exclusive economic zone that is contiguous to the exclusive economic zone of the United States, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.5353.IH:
Bill Number HR 5461
Sponsor Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-LA)
Status 05/23/06 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Evironment, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marirtime Transportation, and the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
Caption To authorize the Secretary of the Army to carry out water resources projects and activities for the coastal area of Louisiana, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.05461:
Bill Number HR 5649
Sponsor Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL)
Status 06/28/06 Executive comment requested from the Department of the Interior.
Caption To provide for exploration, development, and production activities for mineral resources on the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.5649.IH:
Bill Number HR 5672
Sponsor Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)
Status 7/13/2006 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 516.
Caption Making appropriations for Science, the Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.5672:
Bill Number HR 5872
Sponsor Rep. Jim Saxton (R-NJ)
Status 08/07/06 Executive comment requested from the Departmet of Interior and the Department of Commerce. Referred to the Subcommitee on Fisheries and Oceans, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Caption To restore, protect, and preserve the natural, chemical, physical and biological integrity, and the economic potentialities, of the New York/New Jersey Bight through designation and establishment of the New Jersey/New York Clean Ocean Zone and the regulation of various activities therein, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.5872.IH:
Bill Number HR 5946
Sponsor Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA)
Status 01/12/07 Became Public Law 109-479.
Caption To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to authorize activities to promote improved monitoring and compliance for high seas fisheries, or fisheries governed by international fishery management agreements, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.5946:
Bill Number HR 6202
Sponsor Rep. Ed Case (D-HI)
Status 10/02/06 Executive comment requested from the Department of Interior and referred to House Subcommittee on National Parks.
Caption To direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the Ka'u Coast on the island of Hawaii as a unit of the National Park System.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.6202.IH:
Bill  Number HR 6241
Sponsor Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)
Status 10/04/06 Executive comment requested from the Department of Commerce and referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans.
Caption To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.6241:
Bill Number HRES 391
Sponsor Rep. Doc Hastings  (R-WA)
Status 07/27/05 Referred to House Committee on Rules
Caption A resolution that there is hereby established a Task Force on Ocean Policy.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.res.00391:
Bill Number HRES 599
Sponsor Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD)
Status 12/14/05 Failed to pass
Caption A resolution establishing the Task Force on Ocean Policy.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.res.00599: 
Bill Number HRES 824
Sponsor Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL)
Status 05/22/06 Executive comment requested from the Department of Commerce and referred to the House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans, and the House Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards.
Caption Recognizing the effects of harmful algal blooms, including Red Tide, on the environment, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:hres824:
Bill Number HRES 856
Sponsor Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
Status 06/09/06 Executive comment requested from the Department of Commerce and referred to the House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans.
Caption Recognizing the national marine sanctuaries program as critical to managing the ocean and Great Lake resources of the United States, and commending local and State partners and volunteers of the program for their contribution.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.+Res.+856:
Bill Number HCONRES 120
Sponsor Rep. Janice Schakowsky  (D-IL)
Status 4/29/05 Referred to the House Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology.
Caption Expressing the sense of the Congress with regard to the world's freshwater resources.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.con.res.00120:
Bill Number HCONRES 164
Sponsor Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA)
Status 05/23/05 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations
Caption Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the policy of the United States at the 57th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.con.res.00164:

Senate

 

Bill Number
S 10
Sponsor      Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM)
Status                       8/8/05 Became Public Law 109-58
Caption An original bill to enhance the energy security of the United States, and for other purposes.
Web Link         http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00010:
Bill Number S 34
Sponsor Sen. Joseph Liberman (D-CT)
Status 1/24/05 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Caption A bill to provide for the development of a global tsunami detection and warning system, to improve existing communication of tsunami warnings to all potentially affected nations, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00034:
Bill Number S 39
Sponsor Sen. Ted Stevens  (R-AK)
Status 7/1/05 Passed the Senate with amendment and referred to House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans
Caption A bill to establish a coordinated national ocean exploration program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00039:
Bill Number  S 50
Sponsor Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
Status 7/1/05 passed the Senate with amendment and referred to the House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans
Caption A bill to authorize and strengthen the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's tsunami detection, forecast, warning, and mitigation program, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00050:
Bill Number S 360
Sponsor Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Status 9/15/05 Placed on the Senate Legislative calendar
Caption A bill to amend the Coastal Zone Management Act
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00360:       
Bill Number   S 361
Sponsor Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Status 7/1/05 Passed Senate with Amendment and referred to House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans
Caption A bill to develop and maintain an integrated system of ocean and coastal observations for the Nation's coasts, oceans and Great Lakes, improve warning of tsunamis and other natural hazards, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00361:
Bill Number  S 362
Sponsor Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
Status 12/22/06 Became Public Law 109-449.
Caption A bill to establish a program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Coast Guard to help identify, determine sources of, assess, reduce, and prevent marine debris and its adverse impacts on the marine environment and navigation safety, in coordination with non-Federal entities, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00362:
Bill Number     S 364
Sponsor Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
Status 7/13/05 Placed on Senate calendar
Caption A bill to establish a program within the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to integrate Federal coastal and ocean mapping activities.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00364:
Bill Number  S 452
Sponsor Sen. Jon Corzine (D-NJ)
Status 2/17/05 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Caption A bill to provide for the establishment of national and global tsunami warning systems and to provide assistance for the relief and rehabilitation of victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami and for the reconstruction of tsunami-affected countries.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00452:
Bill Number S 508
Sponsor Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH)
Status 3/3/05 Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
Caption A bill to provide for the environmental restoration of the Great Lakes.      
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00508:
Bill Number     S 728
Sponsor Sen. Christopher Bond (R-MO)
Status 07/19/06 Senate incorporated this measure in HR 2864  as an amendment.
Caption A bill to provide for the consideration and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00728:
Bill Number  S 734
Sponsor Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
Status 4/6/05 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Caption A bill to provide for agreements between Federal agencies to partner or transfer funds to accomplish erosion goals relating to the coastal area of Louisiana, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00734:
Bill Number  S 770
Sponsor Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)
Status 4/13/05 Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
Caption A bill to amend the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to reauthorize and improve that Act.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00770:
Bill Number  S 793
Sponsor Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Status 4/14/05 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Caption A bill to establish national standards for discharges from cruise vessels into the waters of the United States, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00793:
Bill Number S 880
Sponsor Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Status 3/9/06 Introductory remarks made on the measure
Caption A bill to expand the boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00880:
Bill Number  S 878
Sponsor Sen. John Corzine  (D-NJ)
Status 4/21/05 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Caption A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic and North Atlantic planning areas.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.00878:
Bill Number S 1026
Sponsor Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Status 5/12/05 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Caption A bill to ensure that offshore energy development on the outer Continental Shelf continues to serve the needs of the United States, to create opportunities for new development and the use of alternative resources, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.01026:
Bill Number  S 1195
Sponsor Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Status 6/8/05 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Caption A bill to provide the necessary authority to the Secretary of Commerce for the establishment and implementation of a regulatory system for offshore aquaculture in the United States Exclusive Economic Zone, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.1195.IS:
Bill Number  S 1215
Sponsor Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Status 3/27/06  Placed on Senate legislative calendar
Caption A bill to authorize the acquisition of interests in underdeveloped coastal areas in order better to ensure their protection from development.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.1215:
Bill Number S 1224
Sponsor Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Status 6/9/05 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Caption A bill to protect the oceans, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.01224:
Bill Number S 1280
Sponsor Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Status 10/27/05   Senate passed companion measure H.R. 889 in lieu of this measure
Caption A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 for the United States Coast Guard, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.01280:
Bill Number   S 1346
Sponsor Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Status 12/20/06 Became Public Law 109-436.
Caption A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of maritime sites in the State of Michigan.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.01346:
Bill Number  S 1465
Sponsor Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Status 7/22/05 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Caption A bill to strengthen programs relating to ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes science training by providing coordination of efforts, greater interagency cooperation, and the strengthening and expansion of related programs administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and to diversify the ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes science community by attracting underrepresented groups.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.01465:
Bill Number   S 1549
Sponsor Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR)
Status 7/28/05 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Caption A bill to improve the conservation and management of Pacific whiting, and for other purposes
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.01549:
Bill Number S 1635
Sponsor Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Status 9/8/05 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Caption A bill to establish ocean bottom trawl areas in which trawling is permitted, to protect deep sea corals and sponges, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.01635:
Bill Number S 1753
Sponsor Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)
Status 12/8/05 Placed on Senate calendar
Caption A bill to establish a unified national hazard alert system, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.01753:
Bill Number S 1810
Sponsor Sen. John Warner (R-VA)
Status 10/3/05 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Caption A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to allow certain coastal States to share in qualified outer Continental Shelf revenues.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.01810:
Bill Number   S 2012
Sponsor Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Status 4/4/06 Placed on Senate legislative calendar
Caption A bill to authorize appropriations to the Secretary of Commerce for the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act for fiscal years 2006 through 2012, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.02012:
Bill Number  S 2029
Sponsor Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Status 11/17/05 Placed on Senate Legislative calendar
Caption An original bill to amend and enhance certain maritime programs of the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.02029:
Bill Number  S 2239
Sponsor Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL)
Status 07/31/06 Introductory remarks made on measure.
Caption A bill to prohibit offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the State of Florida, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.02239:
Bill Number  S 2294
Sponsor Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Status 3/9/06 Introductory remarks made
Caption A bill to permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of the State of California, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.02294:
Bill Number S 2295
Sponsor Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI)
Status 2/16/06 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services
Caption A bill to require the Secretary of the Army to conduct a survey and monitoring of off-shore sites in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands where chemical munitions were disposed of by the Army Forces, to support research regarding the public and environmental health impacts of chemical munitions disposal in the ocean, and to require the preparation of a report on remediation plans for such disposal sites.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.02295:
Bill Number S 2316
Sponsor       Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Status 2/16/06 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Caption A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic and North Atlantic planning areas.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.02316:
Bill Number S 2384
Sponsor Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS)
Status 03/08/06 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Caption A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to offer the 181 Area of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing and provide a portion of the revenues from that leasing to producing States and coastal political subdivisions.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.2384.IS:
Bill Number S 2422
Sponsor Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
Status 3/15/06 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Caption A bill to establish a Conservation and Habitat Restoration Fund and to require the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants to States for coastal zone management, coastal wetlands conservation, coastal land protection, and fisheries habitat restoration, and to improve understanding of coastal areas, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.02422:
Bill Number S 2430
Sponsor Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH)
Status 10/11/06 Became Public Law 109-326.
Caption A bill to amend the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990 to provide for implementation of recommendations of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service contained in the Great Lakes Fishery Resources Restoration Study.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.02430:
Bill Number  S 2440
Sponsor Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Status 3/16/06 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Caption A bill to provide the Coast Guard and NOAA with additional authorities under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, to strengthen the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.02440:
Bill Number   S 2545
Sponsor Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH)
Status 04/05/06 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Caption A bill to establish a collaborative program to protect the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.2545:
Bill Number S 2649
Sponsor Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Status 04/25/06 Read Twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Caption A bill to direct the Secretary of Commerce to provide emergency disaster assistance to mitigate the economic losses caused by the declining Klamath River salmon and to develop and implement a research and recovery plan for Klamath River salmon, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.02649:
Bill Number S 2787
Sponsor Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID)
Status 09/21/06 Introductory remarks made on measure.
Caption A bill to permit United States persons to participate in the exploration for and the extraction of hydrocarbon resources from any portion of a foreign maritime exclusive economic zone that is contiguous to the exclusive economic zone of the United States, and for other purposes.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d109:34:./temp/~bd1K37::
Bill Number   S 4058
Sponsor Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Status 11/16/06 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Caption A bill to expand the boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.4058.IS:
Bill Number S 4111
Sponsor Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Status 12/08/06 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Caption A bill to provide for certain water resources projects in the State of Louisiana.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d109:45:./temp/~bdpdSp::
Bill Number SRES 33
Sponsor Sen. Carl Levin  (D-MI)
Status 3/15/05 Introductory remarks made
Caption A resolution urging the Government of Canada to end the commercial seal hunt.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.res.00033:
Bill Number  SRES 99
Sponsor Sen. Frank Lautenberg  (D-NJ)
Status 4/6/05 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
Caption A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate to condemn the inhumane and unnecessary slaughter of small cetaceans, including Dall's porpoise, the bottlenose dolphin, Risso's dolphin, false killer whales, pilot whales, the striped dolphin, and the spotted dolphin in certain nations.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.res.00099:
Bill Number  SRES 510
Sponsor Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL)
Status 06/13/06 Introductory remarks made on the measure and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Caption A resolution designating the period beginning on June 28, 2006, and ending on July 5, 2006, as "National Clean Beaches Week", supporting the goals and ideals of that week, and recognizing the considerable value and role of beaches in the culture of the United States.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.+Res.+510:
Bill Number SCONRES 33
Sponsor Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Status 5/16/05 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
Caption A resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the policy of the United States at the 57th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.con.res.00033:
Bill Number   SCONRES 99
Sponsor Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Status 06/12/06 Introductory remarks made and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Caption A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the policy of the United States at the 58th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
Web Link http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.CON.RES.99:
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