FY 2014 Appropriations: NOAA – National Weather Service

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Publication date: 
24 January 2014
Number: 
15

The FY 2014 appropriations cycle has come to a close.  President Obama has signed into law an FY 2014 omnibus bill, consisting of twelve separate appropriations bills, that was passed last week by the House and Senate.

Accompanying the omnibus bill is an Explanatory Statement detailing funding levels and language about various programs.  The Statement is not in final form as it includes hand-written notations.  It can be viewed here.   There is extensive language in the section on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on PDF pages 71 – 84.

In addition to the language in the Explanatory Statement, the appropriators wrote language in their committee reports.  The House report’s section on NOAA starts on page 18; the Senate report’s section starts on page 24.  The language in these two earlier reports is to be followed unless it is contradicted by the Explanatory Statement.

Note that the Explanatory Statement did not include post-sequestration program funding levels for FY 2013 (generally a 5 percent reduction.) 

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION:

The FY 2013 budget (not including the mandatory reduction of approximately 5 percent) was $4,906.6 million
The FY 2014 request was $5,447.7 million
The FY 2014 agreement provides $5,314.6 million

Within NOAA’s budget is the:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

The FY 2013 budget (not including the mandatory reduction of approximately 5 percent) was $996.0 million
The FY 2014 request was $1,050.1 million
The FY 2014 agreement provides $953.6 million

See PDF page 75 for Explanatory Statement language on the National Weather Service and PDF page 78 for a funding table.