Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970 (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-first Congress, Second Session. July 28 and 29, 1970

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Reorganization plan no. 4 creates "a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Department of Commerce. Last week, you recall, we heard testimony on Reorganization Plan No. 3 to create an Environmental Protection Agency. NOAA, as it is popularly called, will have as its corps the Environmental Science Services Administration, which is already a part of Commerce and which was created by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1965 after approval by this committee. ESSA contains the Weather Bureau and the Coast and Geodetic Survey, among other functions. Added to these units will be the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, the marine sport fish program, and the Marine Minerals Technology Center of the Bureau of Mines, all from the Department of the Interior, the Sea Grant program from the National Science Foundation, and elements of the Lake Survey from the Corps of Engineers. The President has also said that he will transfer into NOAA by Executive order the Oceanographic Data and Instrumentation Centers from the Navy Department and the Data Buoy Project from the Coast Guard"--Page 1.

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