[USC03] 33 USC 3701: Purposes
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33 USC 3701: Purposes Text contains those laws in effect on June 23, 2018
From Title 33-NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERSCHAPTER 50-FEDERAL OCEAN ACIDIFICATION RESEARCH AND MONITORING

§3701. Purposes

(a) Purposes

The purposes of this chapter are to provide for-

(1) development and coordination of a comprehensive interagency plan to-

(A) monitor and conduct research on the processes and consequences of ocean acidification on marine organisms and ecosystems; and

(B) establish an interagency research and monitoring program on ocean acidification;


(2) establishment of an ocean acidification program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;

(3) assessment and consideration of regional and national ecosystem and socioeconomic impacts of increased ocean acidification; and

(4) research adaptation strategies and techniques for effectively conserving marine ecosystems as they cope with increased ocean acidification.

( Pub. L. 111–11, title XII, §12402, Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1436 .)

Short Title

Pub. L. 111–11, title XII, §12401, Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1436 , provided that: "This subtitle [subtitle D (§§12401–12409) of title XII of Pub. L. 111–11, enacting this chapter] may be cited as the 'Federal Ocean Acidification Research And Monitoring Act of 2009' or the 'FOARAM Act'."