H.R. 496: Sinkhole Mapping Act of 2019

CBO Score

$4 million

Date of Report

Tue March 10th, 2020

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Legislation Details

116th Congress

To direct the Director of the United States Geological Survey to establish a program to map zones that are at greater risk of sinkhole formation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Darren Soto — D — FL

Directs the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to establish a program to study the short-term and long-term mechanisms that cause sinkholes, including extreme storm events, prolonged droughts causing shifts in water management practices, aquifer depletion, and other major changes in water use; and develop maps depicting the zones that are at greater risk of forming sinkholes. The USGS must establish a public website that displays such maps and oth...

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