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This is a summary of recent congressional actions not reported elsewhere in The Post. HOUSE Ocean Dumping

By voice vote, the House approved a measure that tightens the rules over ocean dumping. The legislation reauthorizes Title 1 of the Marine Protection Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 through fiscal 1987. Under the measure, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are required to issue permits for ocean dumping of dredge and non-dredge materials. The EPA would be required to designate ocean dumping sites and monitor those sites to ensure that dumping does not unreasonably damage the marine environment. The measure also would prohibit dumping of harmful municipal sludge. The Senate has yet to take action on the measure. (HR1957, Dec. 9) Low-level Nuclear Waste

The House unanimously approved a measure setting conditions for disposal of low-level radioactive waste. Only South Carolina, Washington and Nevada have facilities for disposing of low-level radioactive wastes, and they have threatened to stop accepting wastes from other states unless Congress approves a regional disposal plan by the end of 1985. The bill imposes a general schedule of interim deadlines for states in developing their own disposal arrangements while they continue to have access to sites in the three states. The Senate has yet to act on the measure. (HR1083, Dec. 9) Seafood Marketing

The House passed, by voice vote, a measure authorizing the seafood industry to form marketing councils to promote consumption of seafood. To establish a council for a particular product or products, potential participants would first submit proposed charter petitions to the administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Department of Commerce. The charter for that council would take effect only when backed by a majority of those voting and only if that majority represented two-thirds of the value of the seafood product or products to be promoted by the council. The councils would operate on revenue from an assessment against processors of the seafood product. Many in the fishing industry have said the current 13 pounds per capita consumption of seafood could be increased through such a coordinated arrangement. (HR2935, Dec. 9) Technology Transfer

The House unanimously approved a measure to promote technology transfer from federal laboratories to universities and business in order to enhance commercialization of inventions and improve industrial competitiveness. The measure would amend the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 by authorizing government-operated laboratories to enter into cooperative research agreements with the private sector. In addition, the bill would require the agencies to establish a cash awards program to reward federal lab employes for scientific, engineering and technological contributions of value to the United States. (HR3773, Dec. 9) Criminal Justice

The House approved, by voice vote, a measure designed to improve delivery of legal services in the criminal justice system. It would update the Criminal Justice Act relating to representation of defendants in federal criminal cases, of material witnesses in custody and of defendants in other proceedings, such as probation and parole revocations. The bill revises the compensation system by setting a flat $50-an-hour rate for representation, except in districts where the Judicial Conference of the United States determines that a rate of as much as $75 an hour is appropriate. The current rate is $40 out-of-court and $60 in-court. Case maximums would be raised from $2,000 to $5,000 for felonies, from $800 to $1,500 for misdemeanors, from $2,000 to $3,000 for appeals and from $500 to $1,000 for other cases for which the act requires or authorizes appointment of counsel. The bill also would authorize the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to provide funds for continuing education and training of persons providing representational services, and it would relieve U.S. attorneys and assistants from the role of certifying payment for defense fact witnesses. The Senate has yet to act on the bill. (HR3004, Dec. 9) Tied-Aid

The Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee approved legislation authorizing about $300 million to assist U.S. exporters. The money is designed to counter other nations' "tied-aid" programs, combinations of low-interest loans and grants to encourage foreign purchases of their exports. The program, operated by the Treasury Department, would provide grants to foreign purchasers of U.S. exports. Concerned about the program's impact on the 1986 budget, members agreed to an amendment delaying the program until fiscal 1987. The Senate committee has yet to take any action on this. (HR3667, Dec. 12) SENATE Heckler Nomination

The Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved nomination of Margaret M. Heckler as ambassador to Ireland. Heckler, 54, former secretary of health and human services, was nominated Oct. 1 to the diplomatic post. The Senate has approved Otis R. Bowen, a former Indiana governor, as new HHS secretary. (Dec. 11)