The purpose of this subchapter is to establish the national ocean exploration program and the national undersea research program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
(Pub. L. 111–11, title XII, §12001, Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1417.)
Pub. L. 111–11, title XII, §12101, Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1419, provided that: "This part [part II (§§12101–12107) of subtitle A of title XII of Pub. L. 111–11, enacting subchapter II of this chapter] may be cited as the 'NOAA Undersea Research Program Act of 2009'."