H.R.1145 - National Water Research and Development Initiative Act of 2009
To implement a National Water Research and Development Initiative, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)
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- Short: National Water Research and Development Initiative Act of 2009 as introduced.
- Official: To implement a National Water Research and Development Initiative, and for other purposes. as introduced.
- Short: National Water Research and Development Initiative Act of 2009 as reported to house.
- Short: National Water Research and Development Initiative Act of 2009 as passed house.
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|Latest Amendment||Status||Purpose View All Amendments |
|H.Amdt76||Pass||An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 111-82 to require that the National Water Research Development Plan specified in the bill be revised and resubmitted to Congress every 4 years after its initial submission. Also, it would authorize appropriations of $2 million for each of fiscal years 2013 and 2014. It also would (1) require review of measures related to abating water quality impairment, (2) require the committee to work with institutions of higher education, (3) require cooperation with commercial end users, (4) require relevant information be posted on a public website, and (5) require research into watershed hydrology. It would require that the plan include a focus on the (1) development of the effect of invasive species on water supplies, (2) development of technologies to treat eutrophic water bodies, (3) development of a program to assist state and local regions regarding land conservation, (4) improvement of understanding of chemical impairments to water supply and quality, and (5) identification of whether a need exists for additional water research facilities. It requires the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to write to Congress and evaluate the budget as it relates to water research. It expresses the sense of Congress that the interagency committee sho.ld collaborate with public institutions of higher education. It requires the EPA to establish a pilot program exploring the use of energy audits of water-related infrastructure to identify energy and water saving opportunities.|
|H.Amdt77||Pass||An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 111-82 to direct agencies under the interagency committee to assess the impact of natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes on water resources.|
|H.Amdt78||Pass||An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 111-82 to add to the water research and development plan an assessment of potential water storage projects that would enhance water supply, water planning, and other beneficial uses.|
|Latest Actions View All Actions |
|Feb 24th||Referred to the House Committee on Science and Technology.|
|Feb 23rd||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E330-331)|
|Feb 23rd||Referred to the House Committee on Science and Technology.|
Roll call number 205 in the House
Question: On Passage: H R 1145 National Water Research and Development Initiative Act of 2009