33 U.S. Code § 2801 - Purposes
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The purposes of this chapter are to—
(1) establish a comprehensive national program for consistent monitoring of the Nation’s coastal ecosystems;
(2) establish long-term water quality assessment and monitoring programs for high priority coastal waters that will enhance the ability of Federal, State, and local authorities to develop and implement effective remedial programs for those waters;
(3) establish a system for reviewing and evaluating the scientific, analytical, and technological means that are available for monitoring the environmental quality of coastal ecosystems;
(5) provide for periodic, comprehensive reports to Congress concerning the quality of the Nation’s coastal ecosystems;
(6) establish a coastal environment information program to distribute coastal monitoring information;
(7) provide state  programs authorized under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.) with information necessary to design land use plans and coastal zone regulations that will contribute to the protection of coastal ecosystems; and
(8) provide certain water pollution control programs authorized under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) with information necessary to design and implement effective coastal water pollution controls.
 So in original. Probably should be capitalized.
Source(Pub. L. 92–532, title V, § 501, as added Pub. L. 102–567, title V, § 501,Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4293.)
References in Text
The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, referred to in par. (7), is title III of Pub. L. 89–454as added by Pub. L. 92–583, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1280, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 33 (§ 1451 et seq.) of Title 16, Conservation. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1451 of Title 16 and Tables.
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, referred to in par. (8), is act June 30, 1948, ch. 758, as amended generally by Pub. L. 92–500, § 2,Oct. 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 816, which is classified generally to chapter 26 (§ 1251 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1251 of this title and Tables.
Title V of Pub. L. 92–532, which comprises this chapter, is popularly known as the “National Coastal Monitoring Act”.
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