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Gulf Policy - Archives

Archive folders hold news items > three months old. National and regional legislation and policies related to Gulf of Mexico science and education (e.g., new bills, Presidential orders).

On February 17, 2015, 2:00-4:00PM, tentatively, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will give a FY16 Budget Briefing for stakeholders. This will be following the announcement of the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request expected during the week of February 2, which includes funding for NOAA.

Per NOAA communication, “NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan will lead the briefing and discussion at the Department of Commerce Auditorium, located at 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, in Washington, D.C. NOAA's senior leadership will join Dr. Sullivan to answer questions and respond to comments.”

 

A toll-free teleconference number will also be provided for those who cannot attending in person. More information, including teleconference information is to come. 

 

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S.1254: Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014 was signed by President on June 30. Authorizes over $20M to include maintaining and enhancing "a national harmful algal bloom and hypoxia program" -- bill at https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s1254/text. Program is to be led by NOAA and a national task force, similar to Gulf of Mexico Interagency Hypoxia Task Force-- http://water.epa.gov/type/watersheds/named/msbasin/

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Register now (deadline is Jul 13) for AIBS Biological Sciences Congressional Districts visits-- http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html

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Most recent White House budgets at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Overview

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Water Resources Development Act (HR3080) becomes Public Law 113-121 without National Endowment for the Oceans-- https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3080

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