33 U.S. Code § 3205 - Tsunami research program

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The Administrator shall, in consultation with other agencies and academic institutions, and with the coordinating committee established under section 3204 (b) of this title, establish or maintain a tsunami research program to develop detection, forecast, communication, and mitigation science and technology, including advanced sensing techniques, information and communication technology, data collection, analysis, and assessment for tsunami tracking and numerical forecast modeling. Such research program shall—
(1) consider other appropriate research to mitigate the impact of tsunami;
(2) coordinate with the National Weather Service on technology to be transferred to operations;
(3) include social science research to develop and assess community warning, education, and evacuation materials; and
(4) ensure that research and findings are available to the scientific community.


(Pub. L. 109–424, § 6,Dec. 20, 2006, 120 Stat. 2907; Pub. L. 109–479, title VIII, § 806,Jan. 12, 2007, 120 Stat. 3658.)

Pub. L. 109–424and title VIII of Pub. L. 109–479enacted substantially identical sections. This section is based on the text of section 806 ofPub. L. 109–479.


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