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108th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2353

  To reauthorize and amend the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 28, 2004

  Mr. Craig (for himself, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Domenici, Mr. Burns, Mr. 
  Roberts, Mr. Bunning, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Bennett, and Mr. 
Reid) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred 
            to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
  To reauthorize and amend the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992.

    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 ``National Geologic Mapping 
Reauthorization Act of 2004''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Section 2(a) of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (43 
U.S.C. 31a(a)) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
            ``(1) although significant progress has been made in the 
        production of geologic maps since the establishment of the 
        national cooperative geologic mapping program in 1992, no 
        modern, digital, geologic map exists for approximately 75 
        percent of the United States;''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (C), by inserting ``homeland 
                and'' after ``planning for'';
                    (B) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``predicting'' 
                and inserting ``identifying'';
                    (C) in subparagraph (I), by striking ``and'' after 
                the semicolon at the end;
                    (D) by redesignating subparagraph (J) as 
                subparagraph (K); and
                    (E) by inserting after subparagraph (I) the 
                following:
                    ``(J) recreation and public awareness; and''; and
            (3) in paragraph (9), by striking ``important'' and 
        inserting ``available''.

SEC. 3. PURPOSE.

    Section 2(b) of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (43 
U.S.C. 31a(b)) is amended by striking ``protection'' and inserting 
``management''.

SEC. 4. DEADLINES FOR ACTIONS BY THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.

    Section 4(b)(1) of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (43 
U.S.C. 31c(b)(1)) is amended in the second sentence--
            (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``not later than'' and 
        all that follows through the semicolon and inserting ``not 
        later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the National 
        Geologic Mapping Reauthorization Act of 2004;'';
            (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``not later than'' and 
        all that follows through ``in accordance'' and inserting ``not 
        later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the National 
        Geologic Mapping Reauthorization Act of 2004 in accordance''; 
        and
            (3) in the matter preceding clause (i) of subparagraph (C), 
        by striking ``not later than'' and all that follows through 
        ``submit'' and inserting ``submit biennially''.

SEC. 5. GEOLOGIC MAPPING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES.

    Section 4(c)(2) of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (43 
U.S.C. 31c(c)(2)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``geophysical-map data base, geochemical-
        map data base, and a''; and
            (2) by striking ``provide'' and inserting ``provides''.

SEC. 6. GEOLOGIC MAPPING PROGRAM COMPONENTS.

    Section 4(d)(1)(B)(ii) of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 
(43 U.S.C. 31c(d)(1)(B)(ii)) is amended--
            (1) in subclause (I), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon at the end;
            (2) in subclause (II), by striking the period at the end 
        and inserting ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
                                    ``(III) the needs of land 
                                management agencies of the Department 
                                of the Interior.''.

SEC. 7. GEOLOGIC MAPPING ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

    Section 5(a) of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (43 
U.S.C. 31d(a)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) by striking ``Administrator of the 
                Environmental Protection Agency or a designee'' and 
                inserting ``Secretary of the Interior or a designee 
                from a land management agency of the Department of the 
                Interior'';
                    (B) by inserting ``and'' after ``Energy or a 
                designee,''; and
                    (C) by striking ``, and the Assistant to the 
                President for Science and Technology or a designee''; 
                and
            (2) in paragraph (3)--
                    (A) by striking ``Not later than'' and all that 
                follows through ``consultation'' and inserting ``In 
                consultation'';
                    (B) by striking ``Chief Geologist, as Chairman'' 
                and inserting ``Associate Director for Geology, as 
                Chair''; and
                    (C) by striking ``one representative from the 
                private sector'' and inserting ``2 representatives from 
                the private sector''.

SEC. 8. FUNCTIONS OF NATIONAL GEOLOGIC-MAP DATABASE.

    Section 7(a) of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (43 
U.S.C. 31f(a)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``geologic map'' and 
        inserting ``geologic-map''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by 
                inserting ``information on how to obtain'' after ``that 
                includes''; and
                    (B) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``under the 
                Federal component and the education component'' and 
                inserting ``with funding provided under the national 
                cooperative geologic mapping program established by 
                section 4(a)''.

SEC. 9. BIENNIAL REPORT.

    Section 8 of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (43 U.S.C. 
31g) is amended by striking ``Not later'' and all that follows through 
``biennially'' and inserting ``Not later than 3 years after the date of 
enactment of the National Geologic Mapping Reauthorization Act of 2004 
and biennially''.

SEC. 10. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS; ALLOCATION.

    Section 9 of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 (43 U.S.C. 
31h) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:
    ``(a) In General.--There is authorized to be appropriated to carry 
out this Act $64,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 through 2010.''; 
and
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``2000'' and inserting ``2005'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1), by striking ``48'' and 
                inserting ``50''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (2), by striking 2 and inserting 
                ``4''.
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