BREAKING!!: FISCAL YEAR 2013 DISASTER ASSISTANCE Includes Fisheries Assistance in Disaster Assistance Supplemental

Summary: FY13 Disaster Assistance Supplemental COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE CHAPTER: $513 million

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): $482 million

$57 million for NOAA to locate, map, identify, track and clean up marine debris.

 $63 million to repair and improve hurricane and severe weather forecasting capabilities.

 $15 million to repair NOAA facilities and ocean observing and coastal monitoring equipment damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

 $150 million for fishery disasters declared by the Secretary of Commerce in 2012.

 $197 million to evaluate, stabilize, restore, and protect coastal ecosystems and habitat impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

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