S. 576: Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act of 2021

CBO Score

$351 million

Date of Report

Mon July 26th, 2021

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

117th Congress

A bill to amend title 14, United States Code, to require the Coast Guard to conduct icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes to minimize commercial disruption in the winter months, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Tammy Baldwin — D — WI

Directs the U.S. Coast Guard to conduct icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes in accordance with specific performance standards. Specifically, the Coast Guard must keep channels and harbors in the Great Lakes open to navigation not less than 90% of the hours that commercial vessels and ferries attempt to transit ice-covered waterways; in a year in which the Great Lakes are not open to navigation because of ice of a thickness that occurs ...

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