33 U.S. Code § 3701 - Purposes
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(a) PurposesThe purposes of this chapter are to provide for—
(1) development and coordination of a comprehensive interagency plan to—
monitor and conduct research on the processes and consequences of ocean acidification on marine organisms and ecosystems; and
establish an interagency research and monitoring program on ocean acidification;
establishment of an ocean acidification program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;
assessment and consideration of regional and national ecosystem and socioeconomic impacts of increased ocean acidification; and
research adaptation strategies and techniques for effectively conserving marine ecosystems as they cope with increased ocean acidification.
“This subtitle [subtitle D (§§ 12401–12409) of title XII of Pub. L. 111–11, enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Federal Ocean Acidification Research And Monitoring Act of 2009’ or the ‘FOARAM Act’.”
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