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§ 3701.
Purposes
(a)
Purposes
The purposes of this chapter are to provide for—
(1)
development and coordination of a comprehensive interagency plan to—
(A) monitor and conduct research on the processes and consequences of ocean acidification on marine organisms and ecosystems; and
(B) establish an interagency research and monitoring program on ocean acidification;
(2) establishment of an ocean acidification program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;
(3) assessment and consideration of regional and national ecosystem and socioeconomic impacts of increased ocean acidification; and
(4) research adaptation strategies and techniques for effectively conserving marine ecosystems as they cope with increased ocean acidification.
(Pub. L. 111–11, title XII, § 12402, Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1436.)