[USC02] 15 USC 8513: Tornado warning improvement and extension program
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

15 USC 8513: Tornado warning improvement and extension program Text contains those laws in effect on May 16, 2021
From Title 15-COMMERCE AND TRADECHAPTER 111-WEATHER RESEARCH AND FORECASTING INNOVATIONSUBCHAPTER I-UNITED STATES WEATHER RESEARCH AND FORECASTING IMPROVEMENT
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§8513. Tornado warning improvement and extension program

(a) In general

The Under Secretary, in collaboration with the United States weather industry and academic partners, shall establish a tornado warning improvement and extension program.

(b) Goal

The goal of such program shall be to reduce the loss of life and economic losses from tornadoes through the development and extension of accurate, effective, and timely tornado forecasts, predictions, and warnings, including the prediction of tornadoes beyond 1 hour in advance.

(c) Program plan

Not later than 180 days after April 18, 2017, the Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, in coordination with the Director of the National Weather Service, shall develop a program plan that details the specific research, development, and technology transfer activities, as well as corresponding resources and timelines, necessary to achieve the program goal.

(d) Annual budget for plan submittal

Following completion of the plan, the Under Secretary, acting through the Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and in coordination with the Director of the National Weather Service, shall, not less frequently than once each year, submit to Congress a proposed budget corresponding with the activities identified in the plan.

( Pub. L. 115–25, title I, §103, Apr. 18, 2017, 131 Stat. 94 .)