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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.
Web Link
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:h.r.00006:


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: