Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 5.djvu/638

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page needs to be proofread.


106 STAT. 4276 PUBLIC LAW 102-567—OCT. 29, 1992 ing, ground sensing, research aircraft, and other technologies necessary to accomplish the program established under this section, (c) MANAGEMENT PLANS.— (1) The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Commerce shall jointly develop and, within 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act, submit to the Congress a management plan for the program established under this section, which shall include organizational structure, goals, mcgor tasks, and funding profiles for the 5-year duration of the program. (2) The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Tropical Cyclone Research Advisory Committee established by section 107(a)(2), shall iointly develop and, within 4 years after the date of enactment of this Act, submit to the Congress a management plan providing for continued tropical cyclone surveillance and reconnaissance which will adequately protect the citizens of the coastal areas of the United States. (3) The management plans and programs required by this section shall in every sense provide for at least the same degree and quality of protection (such as early warning capability and accuracy of fixing a storm's location) as currently exists with a combination of satellite technology and manned reconnaissance flights. Additionally, such plans and programs shall in no way allow any reduction in the level, quality, timeliness, sustainability, or area served (including the State of Hawaii) of both the existing principal and back-up tropical cyclone reconnaissance and tracking systems. 15 USC 313 note. SEC. 108. UNITED STATES WEATHER RESEARCH PROGRAM. (a) ESTABLISHMENT. —The Secretary of Commerce, in cooperation with the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology through the Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences, shall establish a United States Weather Research Program to— (1) increase benefits to the Nation from the substantial investment in modernizing the public weather warning and forecast system in the United States; (2) improve local and regional weather forecasts and warnings; (3) address critical weather-related scientific issues; and (4) coordinate governmental, university, and private-sector efforts. (b) IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.— Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Commerce, in cooperation with the Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences, shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives a plan for implementation of the United States Weather Research Program whicn shall— (1) establish, for the 10-year period beginning in the year the plan is submitted, the goals and priorities for Federal weather research which most effectively advance the scientific understanding of weather processes and provide information to improve weather warning and forecast systems in the United States; (2) describe specific activities, including research activities, data collection and data analysis requirements, predictive modeling, participation in international research efforts, demonstra-