2015 US Code
Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters (Sections 1 - 4009)
Chapter 45 - Tsunami Warning and Education (Sections 3201 - 3207)
Sec. 3205 - Tsunami research program

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Sec. 3205 - Tsunami research program
Containssection 3205
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Source CreditPub. L. 109-424, §6, Dec. 20, 2006, 120 Stat. 2907; Pub. L. 109-479, title VIII, §806, Jan. 12, 2007, 120 Stat. 3658.
Statutes at Large Reference120 Stat. 2907, 3658
Public and Private LawPublic Law 109-424, Public Law 109-479

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33 U.S.C. § 3205 (2015)

§3205. Tsunami research program

The Administrator shall, in consultation with other agencies and academic institutions, and with the coordinating committee established under section 3204(b) of this title, establish or maintain a tsunami research program to develop detection, forecast, communication, and mitigation science and technology, including advanced sensing techniques, information and communication technology, data collection, analysis, and assessment for tsunami tracking and numerical forecast modeling. Such research program shall—

(1) consider other appropriate research to mitigate the impact of tsunami;

(2) coordinate with the National Weather Service on technology to be transferred to operations;

(3) include social science research to develop and assess community warning, education, and evacuation materials; and

(4) ensure that research and findings are available to the scientific community.

(Pub. L. 109–424, §6, Dec. 20, 2006, 120 Stat. 2907; Pub. L. 109–479, title VIII, §806, Jan. 12, 2007, 120 Stat. 3658.)


Pub. L. 109–424 and title VIII of Pub. L. 109–479 enacted substantially identical sections. This section is based on the text of section 806 of Pub. L. 109–479.

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