110-H.R.3352

To reauthorize and amend the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act, and for other purposes.

8/2/2007--Introduced.

Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 - Amends the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to revise the definitions of "hydrographic data" and "hydrographic services" to include shoreline surveying and water level observations.

Requires the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide hydrographic services. Modifies requirements regarding the awarding of contracts for the acquisition of hydrographic data. Authorizes the Administrator to create and maintain a Joint Hydrographic Institute.

Authorizes the Administrator to acquire hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services to support the conservation and management of coastal and ocean resources, save and protect life and property, support commerce resumption after emergencies and disasters, and meet homeland security and maritime domain awareness needs, including carrying out mission assignments. (Current law authorizes the Administrator to use hydrographic data and services to support the conservation and management of coastal and ocean resources.)

Modifies membership and compensation provisions regarding the Hydrographic Services Review Panel.

Amends the Act of August 6, 1947, to give it the name "Coast and Geodetic Survey Act."

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