H.R. 3445 (110th): Weather Mitigation Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2007 110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Aug 03, 2007 (Introduced). Status & Summary | PDF | Source: GPO HR 3445 IH
110th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3445 To establish the Weather Mitigation Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr3445/text
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES August 3, 2007 Mr. UDALL of Colorado introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science and Technology A BILL To establish the Weather Mitigation Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Weather Mitigation Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2007'.
SEC. 2. PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this Act to develop and implement a comprehensive and coordinated national weather mitigation policy and a national cooperative Federal and State program of weather mitigation research and development.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (PAY ATTENTION TO NUMBER 4!)
(1) BOARD- The term `Board' means the Weather Mitigation Advisory and Research Board.
(2) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- The term `Executive Director' means the Executive Director of the Weather Mitigation Advisory and Research Board.
(3) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT- The term `research and development' means theoretical analysis, exploration, experimentation, and the extension of investigative findings and theories of scientific or technical nature into practical application for experimental and demonstration purposes, including the experimental production and testing of models, devices, equipment, materials, and processes.
(4) WEATHER MITIGATION- The term `weather mitigation' means changing or controlling, or attempting to change or control, by artificial methods the natural development of atmospheric cloud forms or precipitation forms which occur in the troposphere. Examples include rain enhancement, snowpack augmentation, and hail suppression.