Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1977: Department of Commerce

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Page 754 - The Chief of the Weather Bureau, under the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture, has charge of the forecasting of weather; the issue of storm warnings; the display of weather and flood signals for the benefit of agriculture, commerce, and navigation; the gauging and reporting of rivers; the maintenance and operation of...
Page 899 - ... the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Fire Fighters, the National Volunteer Fire Council, the...
Page 754 - States and the meteorological services of foreign countries and with persons engaged in air commerce; (6) coordinate meteorological requirements in the United States in order to maintain standard observations, promote efficient use of facilities and avoid duplication of services unless such duplication tends to promote the safety and efficiency of air navigation; and (7) promote and develop meteorological science and foster and support research projects in meteorology through the utilization of private...
Page 899 - December 18, 1977, and was responsible for providing scientific and technical knowledge applicable to the prevention and control of fires.
Page 776 - Last year the seizures were made during the last week of January and the first week of February.
Page 907 - Service of the US Department of Commerce is the central source for the public sale of Government-sponsored research, development and engineering reports and other analyses prepared by Federal agencies, their contractors or grantees, or by Special Technology Groups. NTIS also is a central source for Federally generated machine processable data files.
Page 769 - Secretary shall promulgate, make grants to any coastal state for the purpose of — (1) acquiring, developing, or operating estuarine sanctuaries, to serve as natural field laboratories in which to study and gather data on the natural and human processes occurring within the estuaries of the coastal zone...
Page 754 - Commerce, shall, in addition to any other functions or duties pertaining to weather information for other purposes, (1) make such observations, measurements, investigations, and studies of atmospheric phenomena, and establish such meteorological offices and stations, as are necessary or best suited for ascertaining, in advance, information concerning probable weather conditions; (2) furnish such reports, forecasts, warnings, and advices to the...
Page 769 - It also authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to make available to a coastal State grants of up to 50 percent of the costs of acquisition, development, and operation of estuarine sanctuaries for the purpose of studying the phenomena occurring within the estuaries of the 'coastal zone.
Page 754 - SEC. 9. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such funds as may be necessary to acquire, construct, maintain, and operate ships, stations, equipment, and facilities and for such other expenditures, including personal services at the seat of government and elsewhere and including the erection of temporary observatory buildings and lease of sites therefor, as may be necessary for the conduct of the activities herein authorized.