US HB496 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Introduced on January 11 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-09-19 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Sinkhole Mapping Act of 2019 This bill 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 other relevant information critical for use by community planners and emergency managers.

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Sinkhole Mapping Act of 2019



2019-09-19HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
2019-02-05HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
2019-01-11HouseReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
2019-01-11HouseIntroduced in House


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