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go directly to report, PDF _ R40883 - Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico: CRS Experts
12-Jul-2010; Johnathan Ramseur; 4 p.
Update: Previous releases:
May 11, 2010
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Abstract: The following table provides access to names and contact information for CRS experts on policy concerns relating to oil spills.

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Topics: Marine, Waste Management, Information

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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22825 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Budget for FY2009
17-Feb-2009; Wayne A. Morrissey; 10 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
August 8, 2008
April 28, 2008
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Abstract: On February 4, 2008, President Bush requested $4.103 billion in discretionary budget authority for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Department of Commerce (DOC). This amount is $207 million, or 5.3%, more than FY2008 enacted appropriations of $3.896 billion. Bush .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33493 - Outer Continental Shelf: Debate Over Oil and Gas Leasing and Revenue Sharing
27-Oct-2008; Marc Humphries; 23 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
September 17, 2009
January 22, 2008
August 28, 2006
/NLE/CRSreports/06Jul/RL33493.pdf
MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS:
President Bush announced on June 18, 2008, that he would like to open areas of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for oil and gas develop.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Oil and gas leasing in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) has been an important issue in the debate over energy security and domestic energy resources. The Department of the Interior (DOI) released a comprehensive inventory of OCS resources in February 2006 that estimated reserves of 8.5 billion b.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Marine, Energy
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32486 - Marine Protected Areas (MPAs): Federal Legal Authority
22-Oct-2008; Adam Vann; 29 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
October 29, 2007
June 6, 2007
February 4, 2005; Author: Aaron M. Flynn
October 5, 2004
http://www.ncseonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/04jul/RL32486.pdf
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Abstract: Recent events, including the release of the President’s U.S. Ocean Action Plan and reports issued by the United States Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission, have prompted a reexamination of U.S. ocean policy and debate over an “ecosystem approach” to ocean resource management. O.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Federal Agencies
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go directly to report _ RL34506 - Tsunami Detection and Warnings for the United States
25-Sep-2008; Wayne A. Morrissey; 17 p.
Abstract: Congress raised concerns about the possible vulnerability of U.S. coastal areas to tsunamis, and the adequacy of early warning for coastal areas, after a strong underwater earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, on December 26, 2004. The earthquake generated a tsunami that devastat.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Marine
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33813 - Fishery, Aquaculture, and Marine Mammal Legislation in the 110th Congress
8-Oct-2008; Eugene H. Buck; 33 p.
Update: Previous releases:
October 8, 2008
June 6, 2008
February 7, 2008
July 27, 2007 (www.ncseonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/07Jul/RL33813.pdf)
June 29, 2007
May 2, 2007
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Abstract: Fish and marine mammals are important resources in open ocean and nearshore coastal areas; many federal laws and regulations guide their management.

Commercial and sport fishing are jointly managed by the federal government and individual states. States generally have jurisdiction within 3 mil.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Marine, Legislative

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go directly to report _ RS22797 - Seafood Safety: Background and Issues
25-Jul-2008; Geoffrey S. Becker and Harold F. Upton; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
March 28, 2008.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Although seafood consumption can contribute to a healthy diet, some fish and shellfish can cause foodborne illnesses or contain environmental contaminants. Are current food safety programs sufficiently protecting consumers, and if not, what changes should be considered? A complexity is that most .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Natural Resources, General Interest
2058 
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34209 - Commercial Fishery Disaster Assistance
2-May-2008; Harold F. Upton; 19 p.
Abstract: Disaster relief may be provided by the federal government to assist the fishing industry when it is affected by a commercial fishery failure. A commercial fishery failure occurs when fishermen endure hardships resulting from fish population declines or other disruptions to the fishery. The Departm.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Federal Agencies
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32658 - Wind Energy: Offshore Permitting
1-May-2008; Adam Vann; 19 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
January 29, 2008
September 5, 2007
March 7, 2007; report by Aaron M. Flynn
May 25, 2006
/NLE/CRSreports/05Mar/RL32658.pdf
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Abstract: Technological advancements and tax incentives have driven a global expansion in the development of renewable energy resources. Wind energy, in particular, is now often cited as the fastest growing commercial energy source in the world. Currently, all U.S. wind energy facilities are based on land; h.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Legislative, Marine
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS20028 - Ocean Dumping Act: A Summary of the Law
25-Aug-2008; Claudia Copeland; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
August 30, 2007
April 10, 2007
(/NLE/CRSreports/07May/RS20028.pdf)
December 13, 2006
January 22, 1999 (http://www.NCSEonline.org/nle/crsreports/marine/mar-25.cfm)
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Abstract: The Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act has two basic aims: to regulate intentional ocean disposal of materials, and to authorize related research. Permit and enforcement provisions of the law are often referred to as the Ocean Dumping Act. The basic provisions of the act have remain.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Legislative
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