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FY 2002 Appropriations for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
(numbers are in millions)
|NOAA||FY 2001 Estimate||President's FY 2002 Request||FY 2002 House||FY 2002 Senate||Conference||% change FY 2001 vs. FY 2002|
|National Ocean Service (ORF)||390||364||376||442||414||6.1%|
|National Marine Fisheries (ORF)||634||597||542||554||579||-8.7%|
|Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (ORF)||327||330||317||365||356||8.9%|
|National Weather Service Operations (ORF)||629||658||659||669||672||6.8%|
|NESDIS Operations (ORF)||125||132||150||151||140||12.0%|
|Climate & Global Change Program (base)||68.350||67.854||69.875||67.855||69.625||1.9%|
|Climate Observations & Services||12.22||24.00||23.50||25.0||23.5||92.3%|
|Weather & Air Quality Research:|
|U.S. Weather Research Program|
|Hawaii — 3D Ceilometer||—||—||—||500||500||—|
|Space-based Wind Profile Lidar Tech.||—||1.0||—||1.0||1.0||—|
|Air Quality Forecasting Pilot Program||—||—||—||4.0||3.0||—|
|High Resolution Temp. Forecasting Pilot Program||—||—||—||5.0||3.0||—|
|Total, Weather & Air Quality Research:||—||48.47||46.86||60.66||55.46||—|
|Advanced Hydrological Prediction||.998||1.0||1.5||1.5||1.5||50.1%|
|Local Warnings & Forecasts||507.518||527.430||531.253||526.350||528.924||4.2%|
|Central Forecast Guidance||37.417||39.045||40.850||43.000||41.925||12.0%|
|Atmospheric & Hydrological Research||3.027||3.150||—||—||—||—|
|Environ. Satellite Observing Systems||—||87.158||82.357||89.660||—||—|
|Data Centers & Information Services||—||55.254||67.267||58.855||—||—|
NOTES on conference agreement (11/12/01)
Conferees working on the Commerce, Justice, State appropriations bill worked out their differences last week on the FY02 funding bill. The bill will move to the House and Senate floors this week for a final vote.
In light of pressures to put more money into Justice, NOAA did very well in FY 2002, up $216 million (7.1%) over FY01. Except for the National Marine Fisheries account, the line offices all received increases.
Within the U.S. Weather Research Program in OAR, a number of new projects were funded. The conferees direct NOAA to collaborate with the AIRMAP program (at the University of New Hampshire), "to establish an air quality forecasting pilot program and a high-resolution temperature forecasting pilot program in the northeastern United States."
The FY 2002 CJS appropriations bill, which funds NOAA, was approved by the Senate by a 97-0 vote.
The full House has approved the FY 2002 Commerce, Justice, State appropriations bill, which includes funding for NOAA. The Senate version has been approved by the Appropriations Committee, and will go to the floor for a vote after the August recess.
The House cuts within OAR targeted the Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research program, slashing it $10 million. The Senate provided a $22 million increase for this program, however this increase consists of numerous earmarks. Within OAR's Weather and Climate Research line, the Senate provides funding for new programs, including $4 million to the Air Quality Forecasting Pilot Program and $5 million for the High Resolution Temperature Forecasting Pilot Program.
The House provides the Climate Database Development $16 million, a $10 million increase over the request, and the Regional Climate Centers $3 million. The President's request did not provide funding for the centers.
Minority Serving Institutions:
The President's request and House provided $15 million for this program in FY 2002. The Senate however, did not provide any funding for it, stating, "While the Committee believes that more women and minorities should be encouraged to seek careers in mathematics and sciences, funding for this purpose should be provided by the Department of Education, the National Academy of Sciences, or the National Science Foundation."