S.1582 - Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2007

A bill to reauthorize and amend the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act, and for other purposes. view all titles (6)

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  • Short: Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 as reported to senate.
  • Official: A bill to reauthorize and amend the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 as introduced.
  • Short: Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2008 as passed senate.
  • Short: Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2008 as passed house.
  • Short: Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2008 as enacted.

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Official Summary

Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2008 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to revise the definitions of: (1) \"hydrographic data\" to include lidar, radar, remote sensing, shoreline and other ocean- and coastal-related surveying, and water l

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Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2008 -

(Sec. 2)

Amends the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to revise the definitions of:
(1) \"hydrographic data\" to include lidar, radar, remote sensing, shoreline and other ocean- and coastal-related surveying, and water level observations; and
(2) \"hydrographic services\" to include references to shoreline and water level information.

(Sec. 3)

Requires the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to promote safe, efficient, and environmentally sound marine transportation and to acquire and disseminate hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services. Revises the Administrator's authorities concerning the acquisition of hydrographic data and provision of hydrographic servicesincluding to permit:
(1) support for the conservation and management of coastal and ocean resources;
(2) saving and protecting life and property and supporting the resumption of commerce in response to emergencies, natural and man-made disasters, and homeland security and maritime domain awareness needs; and
(3) the creation and maintenance of joint centers with other federal agencies.

(Sec. 4)

Modifies membership provisions regarding the Hydrographic Services Review Panel.

(Sec. 5)

Authorizations appropriations:
(1) through FY2012 for specified hydrographic services; and
(2) to acquire a replacement hydrographic survey vessel capable of staying at sea continuously for at least 30 days.

(Sec. 6)

Amends the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002 to increase by 58 the number authorized commissioned officers on the NOAA lineal list if:
(1) the Secretary of Commerce has submitted to Congress plans for ship recapitalization, aircraft remodernization, and supporting workforce management plans;
(2) appropriated funding is available; and
(3) the Secretary has justified organizational needs.

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