33 U.S. Code § 3206 - Global tsunami warning and mitigation network
The Administrator shall, in coordination with the Secretary of State and in consultation with such other agencies as the Administrator considers relevant, provide technical assistance, operational support, and training to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, the World Meteorological Organization of the United Nations, and such other international entities as the Administrator considers appropriate, as part of the international efforts to develop a fully functional global tsunami forecast and warning system comprised of regional tsunami warning networks.
The National Weather Service, when deciding to provide assistance under this section, may take into consideration the data sharing policies and practices of nations proposed to receive such assistance, with a goal to encourage all nations to support full and open exchange of data.
2017—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 115–25, § 507(1), amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Administrator, through the National Weather Service and in consultation with other relevant Administration offices, in coordination with other members of the United States Interagency Committee of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, shall provide technical assistance and training to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, the World Meteorological Organization, and other international entities, as part of international efforts to develop a fully functional global tsunami forecast and warning system comprising regional tsunami warning networks, modeled on the International Tsunami Warning System of the Pacific.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–25, § 507(2), in introductory provisions, substituted “may operate” for “shall operate” and “the Center may” for “the Center shall”.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 115–25, § 507(3)(A), substituted “supporting” for “establishing”.
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 115–25, § 507(3)(B), substituted “support” for “establish” and “supporting” for “establishing”.
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