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                                                  Union Calendar No. 56

106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 1184

                      [Report No. 106-99, Part I]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

  To authorize appropriations for carrying out the Earthquake Hazards 
  Reduction Act of 1977 for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, and for other 
                               purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             April 19, 1999

        Reported from the Committee on Science with an amendment

                             April 19, 1999

Referral to the Committee on Resources extended for a period ending not 
                       later than April 19, 1999

                             April 19, 1999

 The Committee on Resources discharged; committed to the Committee of 
  the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed





                                                  Union Calendar No. 56
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1184

                      [Report No. 106-99, Part I]

  To authorize appropriations for carrying out the Earthquake Hazards 
  Reduction Act of 1977 for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, and for other 
                               purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 18, 1999

  Mr. Smith of Michigan (for himself and Mrs. Morella) introduced the 
following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, and in 
addition to the Committee on Resources, for a period to be subsequently 
   determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such 
 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

                             April 19, 1999

        Reported from the Committee on Science with an amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]
 [For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on March 
                               18, 1999]

                             April 19, 1999

Referral to the Committee on Resources extended for a period ending not 
                       later than April 19, 1999

                             April 19, 1999

 The Committee on Resources discharged; committed to the Committee of 
  the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                 A BILL


 
  To authorize appropriations for carrying out the Earthquake Hazards 
  Reduction Act of 1977 for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Earthquake Hazards Reduction 
Authorization Act of 1999''.

SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) Federal Emergency Management Agency.--Section 12(a) of the 
Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7706(a)) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``(1) General.--'' and all that follows 
        through ``(7) There'' and inserting ``General.--There'';
            (2) by striking ``1998, and'' and inserting ``1998,''; and
            (3) by inserting ``, $19,800,000 for the fiscal year ending 
        September 30, 2000, and $20,400,000 for the fiscal year ending 
        September 30, 2001'' after ``September 30, 1999''.
    (b) United States Geological Survey.--(1) Section 12(b) of the 
Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7706(b)) is 
amended--
            (A) by inserting ``There are authorized to be appropriated 
        to the Secretary of the Interior for purposes of carrying out, 
        through the Director of the United States Geological Survey, 
        the responsibilities that may be assigned to the Director under 
        this Act $46,100,000 for fiscal year 2000, of which $3,500,000 
        shall be used for the Global Seismic Network and $100,000 shall 
        be used for the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory 
        Committee established under section 6 of the Earthquake Hazards 
        Reduction Authorization Act of 1999; and $47,500,000 for fiscal 
        year 2001, of which $3,600,000 shall be used for the Global 
        Seismic Network and $100,000 shall be used for the Scientific 
        Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee established under section 
        6 of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Authorization Act of 
        1999.'' after ``operated by the Agency.'';
            (B) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (1);
            (C) by striking the comma at the end of paragraph (2) and 
        inserting a semicolon; and
            (D) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new 
        paragraphs:
            ``(3) $9,000,000 of the amount authorized to be 
        appropriated for fiscal year 2000; and
            ``(4) $9,500,000 of the amount authorized to be 
        appropriated for fiscal year 2001,''.
    (2) Section 2(a)(7) of the Act entitled ``An Act to authorize 
appropriations for carrying out the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 
1977 for fiscal years 1998 and 1999, and for other purposes'' is 
amended by inserting ``, $1,600,000 for fiscal year 2000, and 
$1,650,000 for fiscal year 2001'' after ``1998 and 1999''.
    (c) National Science Foundation.--Section 12(c) of the Earthquake 
Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7706(c)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``1998, and'' and inserting ``1998,''; and
            (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting ``, and 
        (5) $19,000,000 for engineering research and $10,900,000 for 
        geosciences research for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
        2000. There are authorized to be appropriated to the National 
        Science Foundation $19,600,000 for engineering research and 
        $11,200,000 for geosciences research for fiscal year 2001.''.
    (d) National Institute of Standards and Technology.--Section 12(d) 
of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7706(d)) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``1998, and''; and inserting ``1998,''; and
            (2) by inserting ``, $2,200,000 for fiscal year 2000, and 
        $2,265,000 for fiscal year 2001'' after ``September 30, 1999''.

SEC. 3. REPEALS.

    Section 10 and subsections (e) and (f) of section 12 of the 
Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7705d and 7706 (e) 
and (f)) are repealed.

SEC. 4. ADVANCED NATIONAL SEISMIC RESEARCH AND MONITORING SYSTEM.

    The Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7701 et 
seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

``SEC. 13. ADVANCED NATIONAL SEISMIC RESEARCH AND MONITORING SYSTEM.

    ``(a) Establishment.--The Director of the United States Geological 
Survey shall establish and operate an Advanced National Seismic 
Research and Monitoring System. The purpose of such system shall be to 
organize, modernize, standardize, and stabilize the national, regional, 
and urban seismic monitoring systems in the United States, including 
sensors, recorders, and data analysis centers, into a coordinated 
system that will measure and record the full range of frequencies and 
amplitudes exhibited by seismic waves, in order to enhance earthquake 
research and warning capabilities.
    ``(b) Management Plan.--Not later than 120 days after the date of 
the enactment of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Authorization Act of 
1999, the Director of the United States Geological Survey shall 
transmit to the Congress a 5-year management plan for establishing and 
operating the Advanced National Seismic Research and Monitoring System. 
The plan shall include annual cost estimates for both modernization and 
operation, milestones, standards, and performance goals, as well as 
plans for securing the participation of all existing networks in the 
Advanced National Seismic Research and Monitoring System and for 
establishing new, or enhancing existing, partnerships to leverage 
resources.
    ``(c) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            ``(1) Expansion and modernization.--In addition to amounts 
        appropriated under section 12(b), there are authorized to be 
        appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior, to be used by 
        the Director of the United States Geological Survey to 
        establish the Advanced National Seismic Research and Monitoring 
        System--
                    ``(A) $33,500,000 for fiscal year 2000;
                    ``(B) $33,700,000 for fiscal year 2001;
                    ``(C) $35,100,000 for fiscal year 2002;
                    ``(D) $35,000,000 for fiscal year 2003; and
                    ``(E) $33,500,000 for fiscal year 2004.
            ``(2) Operation.--In addition to amounts appropriated under 
        section 12(b), there are authorized to be appropriated to the 
        Secretary of the Interior, to be used by the Director of the 
        United States Geological Survey to operate the Advanced 
        National Seismic Research and Monitoring System--
                    ``(A) $4,500,000 for fiscal year 2000; and
                    ``(B) $10,300,000 for fiscal year 2001.''.

SEC. 5. NETWORK FOR EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING SIMULATION.

    The Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7701 et 
seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

``SEC. 14. NETWORK FOR EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING SIMULATION.

    ``(a) Establishment.--The Director of the National Science 
Foundation shall establish a Network for Earthquake Engineering 
Simulation that will upgrade, link, and integrate a system of 
geographically distributed experimental facilities for earthquake 
engineering testing of full-sized structures and their components and 
partial-scale physical models. The system shall be integrated through 
networking software so that integrated models and databases can be used 
to create model-based simulation, and the components of the system 
shall be interconnected with a computer network and allow for remote 
access, information sharing, and collaborative research.
    ``(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--In addition to amounts 
appropriated under section 12(c), there are authorized to be 
appropriated, out of funds otherwise authorized to be appropriated to 
the National Science Foundation, $7,700,000 for fiscal year 2000 for 
the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. In addition to 
amounts appropriated under section 12(c), there are authorized to be 
appropriated to the National Science Foundation for the Network for 
Earthquake Engineering Simulation--
            ``(1) $28,200,000 for fiscal year 2001;
            ``(2) $24,400,000 for fiscal year 2002;
            ``(3) $4,500,000 for fiscal year 2003; and
            ``(4) $17,000,000 for fiscal year 2004.''.

SEC. 6. SCIENTIFIC EARTHQUAKE STUDIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

    (a) Establishment.--The Director of the United States Geological 
Survey shall establish a Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory 
Committee.
    (b) Organization.--The Director shall establish procedures for 
selection of individuals not employed by the Federal Government who are 
qualified in the seismic sciences and other appropriate fields and may, 
pursuant to such procedures, select up to ten individuals, one of whom 
shall be designated Chairman, to serve on the Advisory Committee. 
Selection of individuals for the Advisory Committee shall be based 
solely on established records of distinguished service, and the 
Director shall ensure that a reasonable cross-section of views and 
expertise is represented. In selecting individuals to serve on the 
Advisory Committee, the Director shall seek and give due consideration 
to recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences, professional 
societies, and other appropriate organizations.
    (c) Meetings.--The Advisory Committee shall meet at such times and 
places as may be designated by the Chairman in consultation with the 
Director.
    (d) Duties.--The Advisory Committee shall advise the Director on 
matters relating to the United States Geological Survey's participation 
in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, including the 
United States Geological Survey's roles, goals, and objectives within 
that Program, its capabilities and research needs, guidance on 
achieving major objectives, and establishing and measuring performance 
goals. The Advisory Committee shall issue an annual report to the 
Director for submission to Congress on or before September 30 of each 
year. The report shall describe the Advisory Committee's activities and 
address policy issues or matters that affect the United States 
Geological Survey's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards 
Reduction Program.

SEC. 7. BUDGET COORDINATION.

    Section 5 of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 
U.S.C. 7704) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)(1)--
                    (A) by striking subparagraph (A) and redesignating 
                subparagraphs (B) through (F) as subparagraphs (A) 
                through (E), respectively; and
                    (B) by moving subparagraph (E), as so redesignated 
                by subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, so as to appear 
                immediately after subparagraph (D), as so redesignated; 
                and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(c) Budget Coordination.--
            ``(1) Guidance.--The Agency shall each year provide 
        guidance to the other Program agencies concerning the 
        preparation of requests for appropriations for activities 
        related to the Program, and shall prepare, in conjunction with 
        the other Program agencies, an annual Program budget to be 
        submitted to the Office of Management and Budget.
            ``(2) Reports.--Each Program agency shall include with its 
        annual request for appropriations submitted to the Office of 
        Management and Budget a report that--
                    ``(A) identifies each element of the proposed 
                Program activities of the agency;
                    ``(B) specifies how each of these activities 
                contributes to the Program; and
                    ``(C) states the portion of its request for 

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