Not later than 3 years after June 16, 2022, the Task Force shall finalize, and submit to Congress and the President, the interim integrated assessment required by paragraph (1).
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33 U.S. Code § 4004a - South Florida harmful algal blooms and hypoxia
(a) South FloridaIn this section, the term “South Florida” means—
all lands and waters within the administrative boundaries of the South Florida Water Management District;
regional coastal waters, including Biscayne Bay, the Caloosahatchee Estuary, Florida Bay, Indian River Lagoon, and St. Lucie River Estuary; and
(b) Integrated assessment
(1) Interim integrated assessment
(2) Finalized integrated assessment
(3) Contents of integrated assessmentThe integrated assessment required by paragraphs (1) and (2) shall examine the causes, consequences, and potential approaches to reduce harmful algal blooms and hypoxia in South Florida, and the status of, and gaps within, current harmful algal bloom and hypoxia research, monitoring, management, prevention, response, and control activities that directly affect the region by—
Indian tribes (as defined in section 5304 of title 25).
(c) Action plan
(1) In general
(2) ContentsThe plan submitted under paragraph (1) shall—
(C) identify requirements for the development and verification of South Florida harmful algal bloom and hypoxia models, including—
propose a plan to implement a remote monitoring network and early warning system for alerting local communities in the region to harmful algal bloom risks that may impact human health.
(3) RequirementsIn developing the action plan, the Task Force shall—
consult with the State of Florida, and affected local and tribal governments;
consult with representatives from regional academic, agricultural, industry, and other stakeholder groups;
identify critical research for reducing, mitigating, and controlling harmful algal bloom events and their effects;
utilize existing research, assessments, reports, and program activities;
publish a summary of the proposed plan in the Federal Register at least 180 days prior to submitting the completed plan to Congress; and