33 U.S. Code § 1131 - Authorization of appropriations

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(a) Authorization
(1) In general
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this subchapter—
(A) $72,000,000 for fiscal year 2009;
(B) $75,600,000 for fiscal year 2010;
(C) $79,380,000 for fiscal year 2011;
(D) $83,350,000 for fiscal year 2012;
(E) $87,520,000 for fiscal year 2013; and
(F) $91,900,000 for fiscal year 2014.
(2) Priority activities
In addition to the amounts authorized under paragraph (1), there are authorized to be appropriated for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2014—
(A) $5,000,000 for competitive grants for university research on the biology, prevention, and control of aquatic nonnative species;
(B) $5,000,000 for competitive grants for university research on oyster diseases, oyster restoration, and oyster-related human health risks;
(C) $5,000,000 for competitive grants for university research on the biology, prevention, and forecasting of harmful algal blooms; and
(D) $3,000,000 for competitive grants for fishery extension activities conducted by sea grant colleges or sea grant institutes to enhance, and not supplant, existing core program funding.
(b) Limitations
(1) Administration
There may not be used for administration of programs under this subchapter in a fiscal year more than 5 percent of the lesser of—
(A) the amount authorized to be appropriated under this subchapter for the fiscal year; or
(B) the amount appropriated under this subchapter for the fiscal year.
(2) Use for other offices or programs
Sums appropriated under the authority of subsection (a)(2) of this section shall not be available for administration of this subchapter by the National Sea Grant Office, for any other Administration or department program, or for any other administrative expenses.
(c) Distribution of funds
In any fiscal year in which the appropriations made under subsection (a)(1) of this section exceed the amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2003 for the purposes described in such subsection, the Secretary shall distribute any excess amounts (except amounts used for the administration of the sea grant program) to any combination of the following:
(1) sea grant programs, according to their performance assessments;
(2) regional or national strategic investments authorized under section 1123 (b)(4) of this title;
(3) a college, university, institution, association, or alliance for activities that are necessary for it to be designated as a sea grant college or sea grant institute; and
(4) a sea grant college or sea grant institute designated after November 26, 2002, but not yet evaluated under section 1123 (d)(3)(A) of this title.
(d) Availability of sums
Sums appropriated pursuant to this section shall remain available until expended.
(e) Reversion of unobligated amounts
The amount of any grant, or portion of a grant, made to a person under any section of this subchapter that is not obligated by that person during the first fiscal year for which it was authorized to be obligated or during the next fiscal year thereafter shall revert to the Secretary. The Secretary shall add that reverted amount to the funds available for grants under the section for which the reverted amount was originally made available.

Source

(Pub. L. 89–454, title II, § 212, as added Pub. L. 94–461, § 2,Oct. 8, 1976, 90 Stat. 1968; amended Pub. L. 95–58, § 1,June 29, 1977, 91 Stat. 254; Pub. L. 95–428, § 3(5),Oct. 7, 1978, 92 Stat. 1000; Pub. L. 96–289, § 1(6),June 28, 1980, 94 Stat. 605; Pub. L. 98–623, title V, § 501(a),Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3410; Pub. L. 100–220, title III, § 3110,Dec. 29, 1987, 101 Stat. 1474; Pub. L. 102–186, § 3,Dec. 4, 1991, 105 Stat. 1282; Pub. L. 105–160, § 9(a), (b),Mar. 6, 1998, 112 Stat. 26; Pub. L. 107–299, § 7,Nov. 26, 2002, 116 Stat. 2347; Pub. L. 110–394, § 10,Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4209.)
References in Text

This subchapter, referred to in subsec. (e), was in the original “this Act” and was translated as reading “this title” meaning title II of Pub. L. 89–454, which enacted this subchapter, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Amendments

2008—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 110–394, § 10(1), added par. (1) and struck out former par. (1) which authorized appropriations for fiscal years 2003 through 2008.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 110–394, § 10(2)(A), substituted “fiscal years 2009 through 2014—” for “fiscal years 2003 through 2008—” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (a)(2)(A). Pub. L. 110–394, § 10(2)(B), substituted “biology, prevention, and control of aquatic” for “biology and control of zebra mussels and other important aquatic”.
Subsec. (a)(2)(C). Pub. L. 110–394, § 10(2)(C), substituted “blooms; and” for “blooms, including Pfiesteria piscicida; and”.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 110–394, § 10(3), substituted “performance assessments” for “rating under section 1123 (d)(3)(A) of this title”.
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 110–394, § 10(4), added par. (2) and struck out former par. (2) which read as follows: “national strategic investments authorized under section 1123 (b)(4) of this title;”.
2002—Subsecs. (a) to (c). Pub. L. 107–299amended subsecs. (a) to (c) generally, substituting provisions relating to authorization, limitations, and distribution of funds for provisions relating to authorization, program elements, and priority oyster disease research.
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–160, § 9(a), inserted heading and amended text of subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of sections 1124 and 1127 of this title, and section 1124a of this title, an amount—
“(1) for fiscal year 1991, not to exceed $44,398,000;
“(2) for fiscal year 1992, not to exceed $46,014,000;
“(3) for fiscal year 1993, not to exceed $47,695,000;
“(4) for fiscal year 1994, not to exceed $49,443,000; and
“(5) for fiscal year 1995, not to exceed $51,261,000.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–160, § 9(b), inserted subsec. heading and amended par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (1) read as follows: “There is authorized to be appropriated for administration of this subchapter, including section 1128 of this title, by the National Sea Grant Office and the Administration, an amount—
“(A) for fiscal year 1991, not to exceed $2,500,000;
“(B) for fiscal year 1992, not to exceed $2,600,000;
“(C) for fiscal year 1993, not to exceed $2,700,000;
“(D) for fiscal year 1994, not to exceed $2,800,000; and
“(E) for fiscal year 1995, not to exceed $2,900,000.”
1991—Subsecs. (a) to (c). Pub. L. 102–186amended subsecs. (a) to (c) generally. Prior to amendment, subsecs. (a) to (c) read as follows:
“(a) There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of this subchapter other than sections 1125 and 1130 of this title, an amount—
“(1) for fiscal year 1988, not to exceed $41,500,000;
“(2) for fiscal year 1989, not to exceed $50,500,000; and
“(3) for fiscal year 1990, not to exceed $51,000,000.
“(b) There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out section 1125 of this title and section 1127 (c) of this title, an amount—
“(1) for fiscal year 1988, not to exceed $500,000;
“(2) for fiscal year 1989, not to exceed $5,000,000; and
“(3) for fiscal year 1990, not to exceed $10,000,000.
“(c) There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out section 1130 of this title, an amount—
“(1) for fiscal year 1988, not to exceed $2,000,000;
“(2) for fiscal year 1989, not to exceed $2,500,000; and
“(3) for fiscal year 1990, not to exceed $3,000,000.”
1987—Pub. L. 100–220amended section generally, substituting provisions of subsecs. (a) to (e) relating to appropriations authorizations for fiscal years 1988, 1989, and 1990, for provisions formerly contained in a single unlettered paragraph relating to appropriations authorizations for fiscal years 1978 to 1983 and 1985 to 1987.
1984—Par. (4). Pub. L. 98–623added par. (4).
1980—Par. (3). Pub. L. 96–289added par. (3).
1978—Pub. L. 95–428substituted appropriations authorization of $50,000,000 for fiscal years 1977, and 1978, for prior $50,000,000 authorization for fiscal years ending Sept. 30, 1977, and 1978, and authorized appropriation of $55,000,000 for fiscal years 1979 and 1980.
1977—Pub. L. 95–58substituted “each of the fiscal years ending September 30, 1977, and September 30, 1978” for “the fiscal year ending September 30, 1977”.
Notice of Reprogramming

Pub. L. 105–160, § 9(c),Mar. 6, 1998, 112 Stat. 26, provided that: “If any funds authorized by this section are subject to a reprogramming action that requires notice to be provided to the Appropriations Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate, notice of such action shall concurrently be provided to the Committees on Science [now Science, Space, and Technology] and Resources [now Natural Resources] of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate.”

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