US (United States) Code. Title 15. Chapter 67: Arctic research and policy

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15 USC CHAPTER 67 - ARCTIC RESEARCH AND POLICY 01/06/03

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TITLE 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

CHAPTER 67 - ARCTIC RESEARCH AND POLICY

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CHAPTER 67 - ARCTIC RESEARCH AND POLICY

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Sec.

4101. Congressional findings and declaration of purposes.

4102. Arctic Research Commission.

(a) Establishment.

(b) Membership.

(c) Terms of office; vacancies; hold-over status.

(d) Compensation and travel expenses; Federal

employee status; meetings; observer-designees.

4103. Duties of Commission; publication of guidelines; report to

Congress.

4104. Cooperation with Commission.

(a) Acquisition of information from Federal agencies;

withholding authorization.

(b) Utilization of facilities and services;

reimbursement; avoidance of duplication.

(c) Consultations with Commission prior to major

Federal actions.

4105. Administration.

4106. Implementation of Arctic research policy.

(a) National Science Foundation and Director;

functions.

(b) Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee;

establishment; represented agencies;

Chairperson.

4107. Duties of Interagency Committee; report to Congress.

4108. Arctic research plan.

4109. Coordination and review of budget requests; Office of Science

and Technology Policy; Office of Management and Budget.

4110. Authorization of appropriations; new spending authority.

4111. ''Arctic'' defined.

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15 USC Sec. 4101 01/06/03

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Sec. 4101. Congressional findings and declaration of purposes

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(a) The Congress finds and declares that -

(1) the Arctic, onshore and offshore, contains vital energy

resources that can reduce the Nation's dependence on foreign oil

and improve the national balance of payments;

(2) the Arctic is critical to national defense;

(3) the renewable resources of the Arctic, specifically fish

and other seafood, represent one of the Nation's greatest

commercial assets;

(4) Arctic conditions directly affect global weather patterns

and must be understood in order to promote better agricultural

management throughout the United States;

(5) industrial pollution not originating in the Arctic region

collects in the polar air mass, has the potential to disrupt

global weather patterns, and must be controlled through

international cooperation and consultation;

(6) the Arctic is a natural laboratory for research into human

health and adaptation, physical and psychological, to climates of

extreme cold and isolation and may provide information crucial

for future defense needs;

(7) atmospheric conditions peculiar to the Arctic make the

Arctic a unique testing ground for research into high latitude

communications, which is likely to be crucial for future defense

needs;

(8) Arctic marine technology is critical to cost-effective

recovery and transportation of energy resources and to the

national defense;

(9) the United States has important security, economic, and

environmental interests in developing and maintaining a fleet of

icebreaking vessels capable of operating effectively in the heavy

ice regions of the Arctic;

(10) most Arctic-rim countries possess Arctic technologies far

more advanced than those currently available in the United

States;

(11) Federal Arctic research is fragmented and uncoordinated at

the present time, leading to the neglect of certain areas of

research and to unnecessary duplication of effort in other areas

of research;

(12) improved logistical coordination and support for Arctic

research and better dissemination of research data and

information is necessary to increase the efficiency and utility

of national Arctic research efforts;

(13) a comprehensive national policy and program plan to

organize and fund currently neglected scientific research with

respect to the Arctic is necessary to fulfill national objectives

in Arctic research;

(14) the Federal Government, in cooperation with State and

local governments, should focus its efforts on the collection and

characterization of basic data related to biological, materials,

geophysical, social, and behavioral phenomena in the Arctic;

(15) research into the long-range health, environmental, and

social effects of development in the Arctic is necessary to

mitigate the adverse consequences of that development to the land

and its residents;

(16) Arctic research expands knowledge of the Arctic, which can

enhance the lives of Arctic residents, increase opportunities for

international cooperation among Arctic-rim countries, and

facilitate the formulation of national policy for the Arctic; and

(17) the Alaskan Arctic provides an essential habitat for

marine mammals, migratory waterfowl, and other forms of wildlife

which are important to the Nation and which are essential to

Arctic residents.

(b) The purposes of this chapter are -

(1) to establish national policy, priorities, and goals and to

provide a Federal program plan for basic and applied scientific

research with respect to the Arctic, including natural resources

and materials, physical, biological and health sciences, and

social and behavioral sciences;

(2) to establish an Arctic Research Commission to promote

Arctic research and to recommend Arctic research policy;

(3) to designate the National Science Foundation as the lead

agency responsible for implementing Arctic research policy; and

(4) to establish an Interagency Arctic Research Policy

Committee to develop a national Arctic research policy and a five

year plan to implement that policy.

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(Pub. L. 98-373, title I, Sec. 102, July 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 1242;

Pub. L. 103-199, title VI, Sec. 601, Dec. 17, 1993, 107 Stat.

2327.)

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AMENDMENTS

1993 - Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 103-199, Sec. 601(1), struck out

''as the Nation's only common border with the Soviet Union,''

before ''the Arctic''.

Subsec. (a)(10). Pub. L. 103-199, Sec. 601(2), struck out '',

particularly the Soviet Union,'' after ''countries''.

SHORT TITLE

Section 101 of title I of Pub. L. 98-373 provided that: ''This

title (enacting this chapter) may be cited as the 'Arctic Research

and Policy Act of 1984'.''

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EX. ORD. NO. 12501. ARCTIC RESEARCH

Ex. Ord. No. 12501, Jan. 28, 1985, 50 F.R. 4191, as amended by

Ex. Ord. No. 13286, Sec. 45, Feb. 28, 2003, 68 F.R. 10627,

provided:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution

and laws of the United States of America, including the Arctic

Research and Policy Act of 1984 (Title I of Public Law 98-373)

(''the Act'') (15 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.), it is hereby ordered as

follows:

Section 1. Establishment of Arctic Research Commission. There is

established the Arctic Research Commission.

Sec. 2. Membership of the Commission. (a) The Commission shall be

composed of five members appointed by the President, as follows:

(1) three members appointed from among individuals from academic

or other research institutions with expertise in areas of research

relating to the Arctic, including the physical, biological, health,

environmental, social, and behavioral sciences;

(2) one member appointed from among indigenous residents of the

Arctic who are representative of the needs and interests of Arctic

residents and who live in areas directly affected by Arctic

resources development; and

(3) one member appointed from individuals familiar with the

Arctic and representative of the needs and interests of private

industry undertaking resource development in the Arctic.

The Director of the National Science Foundation shall serve as a

nonvoting ex officio member of the Commission. The President shall

designate a Chairperson from among the five voting members of the

Commission.

(b) In making initial appointments to the Commission, the

President shall designate one member to serve for a term of two

years, two members to serve for terms of three years, and two

members to serve for terms of four years as provided by Section

103(c) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 4102(c)). Upon the expiration of these

initial terms of office, the term of office of each member of the

Commission shall be four years.

(c) Each of the Federal agencies represented on the Interagency

Committee established by Section 7 of this Order may designate a

representative to participate as an observer with the Commission.

These representatives shall report to and advise the Commission on

the activities of their agencies relating to Arctic research.

Sec. 3. Meetings of the Commission. The Commission shall meet at

the call of the Chairman or a majority of its members. The

Commission annually shall conduct at least one public meeting in

the State of Alaska.

Sec. 4. Functions of the Commission. (a) The Commission shall:

(1) develop and recommend an integrated national Arctic research

policy;

(2) assist, in cooperation with the Interagency Arctic Research

Policy Committee established by Section 7 of this Order, in

establishing a national Arctic research program plan to implement

the Arctic research policy;

(3) facilitate cooperation between the Federal government and

State and local governments with respect to Arctic research;

(4) review Federal research programs in the Arctic and suggest

improvements in coordination among programs;

(5) recommend methods to improve logistical planning and support

for Arctic research as may be appropriate;

(6) suggest methods for improving efficient sharing and

dissemination of data and information on the Arctic among

interested public and private institutions;

(7) offer other recommendations and advice to the Interagency

Arctic Research Policy Committee as it may find appropriate; and

(8) cooperate with the Governor of the State of Alaska, and with

agencies and organizations of that State which the Governor may

designate, with respect to the formulation of Arctic research

policy.

(b) Not later than January 31 of each year, the Commission shall:

(1) submit to the President and Congress a report describing the

activities and accomplishments of the Commission during the

immediately preceding fiscal year; and

(2) publish a statement of goals and objectives with respect to

Arctic research to guide the Interagency Arctic Research Policy

Committee in the performance of its duties.

Sec. 5. Responsibilities of Federal Agencies. (a) The heads of

Executive agencies shall, to the extent permitted by law, and in

accordance with Section 105 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 4104), provide

the Commission such information as it may require for purposes of

carrying out its functions.

(b) The heads of Executive agencies shall, upon reimbursement to

be agreed upon by the Commission and the agency head, permit the

Commission to utilize their facilities and services to the extent

that the facilities and services are needed for the establishment

and development of an Arctic research policy. The Commission shall

take every feasible step to avoid duplication of effort.

(c) All Federal agencies shall consult with the Commission before

undertaking major Federal actions relating to Arctic research.

Sec. 6. Administration of the Commission. Members of the

Commission who are otherwise employed for compensation shall serve

without compensation for their work on the Commission, but may be

allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence,

as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in the

government service. Members of the Commission who are not

otherwise employed for compensation shall be compensated for each

day the member is engaged in actual performance of duties as a

member, not to exceed 90 days of service each calendar year, at a

rate equal to the daily equivalent of the rate for GS-16 of the

General Schedule.

Sec. 7. Establishment of Interagency Arctic Research Policy

Committee. There is established the Interagency Arctic Research

Policy Committee (the ''Interagency Committee''). The National

Science Foundation shall serve as lead agency on the Interagency

Committee and shall be responsible for implementing Arctic research

policy.

Sec. 8. Membership of the Interagency Committee. The Interagency

Committee shall be composed of representatives of the following

Federal agencies or their designees:

(a) National Science Foundation;

(b) Department of Commerce;

(c) Department of Defense;

(d) Department of Energy;

(e) Department of the Interior;

(f) Department of State;

(g) Department of Transportation;

(h) Department of Health and Human Services;

(i) Department of Homeland Security;

(j) National Aeronautics and Space Administration;

(k) Environmental Protection Agency;

(l) Office of Science and Technology Policy; and

(m) any other Executive agency that the Director of the National

Science Foundation shall deem appropriate. The Director of the

National Science Foundation or his designee shall serve as

Chairperson of the Interagency Committee.

Sec. 9. Functions of the Interagency Committee. (a) The

Interagency Committee shall:

(1) survey Arctic research conducted by Federal, State, and local

agencies, universities, and other public and private institutions

to help determine priorities for future Arctic research, including

natural resources and materials, physical and biological sciences,

and social and behavioral sciences;

(2) work with the Commission to develop and establish an

integrated national Arctic research policy that will guide Federal

agencies in developing and implementing their research programs in

the Arctic;

(3) consult with the Commission on:

(a) the development of the national Arctic research policy and

the 5-year plan implementing the policy;

(b) Arctic research programs of Federal agencies;

(c) recommendations of the Commission on future Arctic

research; and

(d) guidelines for Federal agencies for awarding and

administering Arctic research grants;

(4) develop a 5-year plan to implement the national policy, as

provided in section 109 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 4108);

(5) provide the necessary coordination, data, and assistance for

the preparation of a single integrated, coherent, and multi-agency

budget request for Arctic research, as provided in section 110 of

the Act (15 U.S.C. 4109);

(6) facilitate cooperation between the Federal government and

State and local governments in Arctic research, and recommend the

undertaking of neglected areas of research;

(7) coordinate and promote cooperative Arctic scientific research

programs with other nations, subject to the foreign policy guidance

of the Secretary of State;

(8) cooperate with the Governor of the State of Alaska in

fulfilling its responsibilities under the Act; and

(9) promote Federal interagency coordination of all Arctic

research activities, including:

(a) logistical planning and coordination; and

(b) the sharing of data and information associated with Arctic

research, subject to section 552 of title 5, United States Code.

(b) Not later than January 31, 1986, and biennially thereafter,

the Interagency Committee shall submit to the Congress through the

President a report concerning:

(1) its activities and accomplishments since its last report; and

(2) the activities of the Commission, detailing with

particularity the recommendations of the Commission with respect to

Federal activities in Arctic research.

Sec. 10. Public Participation. The Interagency Committee will

provide public notice of its meetings and an opportunity for the

public to participate in the development and implementation of

national Arctic research policy.

Sec. 11. Administration of Interagency Committee. Each agency

represented on the Committee shall, to the extent permitted by law

and subject to the availability of funds, provide the Committee

with such administrative services, facilities, staff, and other

support services as may be necessary for effective performance of

its functions.

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Sec. 4102. Arctic Research Commission

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(a) Establishment

The President shall establish an Arctic Research Commission

(hereafter referred to as the ''Commission'').

(b) Membership

(1) The Commission shall be composed of seven members appointed

by the President, with the Director of the National Science

Foundation serving as a nonvoting, ex officio member. The members

appointed by the President shall include -

(A) four members appointed from among individuals from academic

or other research institutions with expertise in areas of

research relating to the Arctic, including the physical,

biological, health, environmental, social, and behavioral

sciences;

(B) one member appointed from among indigenous residents of the

Arctic who are representative of the needs and interests of

Arctic residents and who live in areas directly affected by

Arctic resource development; and

(C) two members appointed from among individuals familiar with

the Arctic and representative of the needs and interests of

private industry undertaking resource development in the Arctic.

(2) The President shall designate one of the appointed members of

the Commission to be chairperson of the Commission.

(c) Terms of office; vacancies; hold-over status

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the

term of office of each member of the Commission appointed under

subsection (b)(1) of this section shall be four years.

(2) Of the members of the Commission originally appointed under

subsection (b)(1) of this section -

(A) one shall be appointed for a term of two years;

(B) two shall be appointed for a term of three years; and

(C) two shall be appointed for a term of four years.

(3) Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the Commission

shall be filled, after notice of the vacancy is published in the

Federal Register, in the manner provided by the preceding

provisions of this section, for the remainder of the unexpired

term.

(4) A member may serve after the expiration of the member's term

of office until the President appoints a successor.

(5) A member may serve consecutive terms beyond the member's

original appointment.

(d) Compensation and travel expenses; Federal employee status;

meetings; observer-designees

(1) Members of the Commission may be allowed travel expenses,

including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by section

5703 of title 5. A member of the Commission not presently employed

for compensation shall be compensated at a rate equal to the daily

equivalent of the rate for GS-18 of the General Schedule under

section 5332 of title 5 for each day the member is engaged in the

actual performance of his duties as a member of the Commission, not

to exceed 90 days of service each year. Except for the purposes of

chapter 81 of title 5 (relating to compensation for work injuries)

and chapter 171 of title 28 (relating to tort claims), a member of

the Commission shall not be considered an employee of the United

States for any purpose.

(2) The Commission shall meet at the call of its Chairman or a

majority of its members.

(3) Each Federal agency referred to in section 4106(b) of this

title may designate a representative to participate as an observer

with the Commission. These representatives shall report to and

advise the Commission on the activities relating to Arctic research

of their agencies.

(4) The Commission shall conduct at least one public meeting in

the State of Alaska annually.

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(Pub. L. 98-373, title I, Sec. 103, July 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 1243;

Pub. L. 101-609, Sec. 2, 3, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3125.)

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AMENDMENTS

1990 - Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 101-609, Sec. 2, in introductory

provisions, substituted ''seven'' for ''five'', in subpar. (A),

substituted ''four'' for ''three'', and in subpar. (C), substituted

''two members'' for ''one member''.

Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 101-609, Sec. 3, substituted ''GS-18''

for ''GS-16''.

REFERENCES IN OTHER LAWS TO GS-16, 17, OR 18 PAY RATES

References in laws to the rates of pay for GS-16, 17, or 18, or

to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be

considered references to rates payable under specified sections of

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section 529

(title I, Sec. 101(c)(1)) of Pub. L. 101-509, set out in a note

under section 5376 of Title 5.

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Sec. 4103. Duties of Commission; publication of guidelines; report

to Congress

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(a) The Commission shall -

(1) develop and recommend an integrated national Arctic

research policy;

(2) in cooperation with the Interagency Arctic Research Policy

Committee established under section 4106 of this title, assist in

establishing a national Arctic research program plan to implement

the Arctic research policy;

(3) facilitate cooperation between the Federal Government and

State and local governments with respect to Arctic research;

(4) review Federal research programs in the Arctic and

recommend improvements in coordination among programs;

(5) recommend methods to improve logistical planning and

support for Arctic research as may be appropriate and in

accordance with the findings and purposes of this chapter;

(6) recommend methods for improving efficient sharing and

dissemination of data and information on the Arctic among

interested public and private institutions;

(7) offer other recommendations and advice to the Interagency

Committee established under section 4106 of this title as it may

find appropriate;

(8) cooperate with the Governor of the State of Alaska and with

agencies and organizations of that State which the Governor may

designate with respect to the formulation of Arctic research

policy;

(9) recommend to the Interagency Committee the means for

developing international scientific cooperation in the Arctic;

and

(10) not later than January 31, 1991, and every 2 years

thereafter, publish a statement of goals and objectives with

respect to Arctic research to guide the Interagency Committee

established under section 4106 of this title in the performance

of its duties.

(b) Not later than January 31 of each year, the Commission shall

submit to the President and to the Congress a report describing the

activities and accomplishments of the Commission during the

immediately preceding fiscal year.

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(Pub. L. 98-373, title I, Sec. 104, July 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 1244;

Pub. L. 101-609, Sec. 4, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3125.)

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AMENDMENTS

1990 - Subsec. (a)(4), (6). Pub. L. 101-609, Sec. 4(a)(1), (2),

substituted ''recommend'' for ''suggest''.

Subsec. (a)(9), (10). Pub. L. 101-609, Sec. 4(a)(3)-(5), added

pars. (9) and (10).

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101-609, Sec. 4(b), amended subsec. (b)

generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows: ''Not

later than January 31 of each year, the Commission shall -

''(1) publish a statement of goals and objectives with respect

to Arctic research to guide the Interagency Committee established

under section 4106 of this title in the performance of its

duties; and

''(2) submit to the President and to the Congress a report

describing the activities and accomplishments of the Commission

during the immediately preceding fiscal year.''

TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions in subsec.

(b) of this section relating to submitting annual report to

Congress, see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended, set out

as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance, and

page 155 of House Document No. 103-7.

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Sec. 4104. Cooperation with Commission

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(a) Acquisition of information from Federal agencies; withholding

authorization

(1) The Commission may acquire from the head of any Federal

agency unclassified data, reports, and other nonproprietary

information with respect to Arctic research in the possession of

the agency which the Commission considers useful in the discharge

of its duties.

(2) Each agency shall cooperate with the Commission and furnish

all data, reports, and other information requested by the

Commission to the extent permitted by law; except that no agency

need furnish any information which it is permitted to withhold

under section 552 of title 5.

(b) Utilization of facilities and services; reimbursement;

avoidance of duplication

With the consent of the appropriate agency head, the Commission

may utilize the facilities and services of any Federal agency to

the extent that the facilities and services are needed for the

establishment and development of an Arctic research policy, upon

reimbursement to be agreed upon by the Commission and the agency

head and taking every feasible step to avoid duplication of effort.

(c) Consultations with Commission prior to major Federal actions

All Federal agencies shall consult with the Commission before

undertaking major Federal actions relating to Arctic research.

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(Pub. L. 98-373, title I, Sec. 105, July 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 1245.)

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Sec. 4105. Administration

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The Commission may -

(1) in accordance with the civil service laws and subchapter

III of chapter 53 of title 5, appoint and fix the compensation of

an Executive Director and necessary additional staff personnel,

but not to exceed a total of seven compensated personnel;

(2) procure temporary and intermittent services as authorized

by section 3109 of title 5;

(3) enter into contracts and procure supplies, services, and

personal property;

(4) enter into agreements with the General Services

Administration for the procurement of necessary financial and

administrative services, for which payment shall be made by

reimbursement from funds of the Commission in amounts to be

agreed upon by the Commission and the Administrator of the

General Services Administration; and

(5) appoint, and accept without compensation the services of,

scientists and engineering specialists to be advisors to the

Commission. Each advisor may be allowed travel expenses,

including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by

section 5703 of title 5. Except for the purposes of chapter 81 of

title 5 (relating to compensation for work injuries) and chapter

171 of title 28 (relating to tort claims), an advisor appointed

under this paragraph shall not be considered an employee of the

United States for any purpose.

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(Pub. L. 98-373, title I, Sec. 106, July 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 1245;

Pub. L. 101-609, Sec. 5, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3125.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The civil service laws, referred to in par. (1), are set forth in

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees. See, particularly,

section 3301 et seq. of Title 5.

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AMENDMENTS

1990 - Par. (5). Pub. L. 101-609 added par. (5).

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Sec. 4106. Implementation of Arctic research policy

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(a) National Science Foundation and Director; functions

The National Science Foundation is designated as the lead agency

responsible for implementing Arctic research policy, and the

Director of the National Science Foundation shall insure that the

requirements of section 4107 of this title are fulfilled.

(b) Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee; establishment;

represented agencies; Chairperson

(1) The President shall establish an Interagency Arctic Research

Policy Committee (hereinafter referred to as the ''Interagency

Committee'').

(2) The Interagency Committee shall be composed of

representatives of the following Federal agencies or offices:

(A) the National Science Foundation;

(B) the Department of Commerce;

(C) the Department of Defense;

(D) the Department of Energy;

(E) the Department of the Interior;

(F) the Department of State;

(G) the Department of Transportation;

(H) the Department of Health and Human Services;

(I) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration;

(J) the Environmental Protection Agency; and

(K) any other agency or office deemed appropriate.

(3) The representative of the National Science Foundation shall

serve as the Chairperson of the Interagency Committee.

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(Pub. L. 98-373, title I, Sec. 107, July 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 1246.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 4102, 4103 of this title.

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Sec. 4107. Duties of Interagency Committee; report to Congress

-STATUTE-

(a) The Interagency Committee shall -

(1) survey Arctic research conducted by Federal, State, and

local agencies, universities, and other public and private

institutions to help determine priorities for future Arctic

research, including natural resources and materials, physical and

biological sciences, and social and behavioral sciences;

(2) work with the Commission to develop and establish an

integrated national Arctic research policy that will guide

Federal agencies in developing and implementing their research

programs in the Arctic;

(3) consult with the Commission on -

(A) the development of the national Arctic research policy

and the 5-year plan implementing the policy;

(B) Arctic research programs of Federal agencies;

(C) recommendations of the Commission on future Arctic

research; and

(D) guidelines for Federal agencies for awarding and

administering Arctic research grants;

(4) develop a 5-year plan to implement the national policy, as

provided for in section 4108 of this title;

(5) provide the necessary coordination, data, and assistance

for the preparation of a single integrated, coherent, and

multiagency budget request for Arctic research as provided for in

section 4109 of this title;

(6) facilitate cooperation between the Federal Government and

State and local governments in Arctic research, and recommend the

undertaking of neglected areas of research in accordance with the

findings and purposes of this chapter;

(7) coordinate and promote cooperative Arctic scientific

research programs with other nations, subject to the foreign

policy guidance of the Secretary of State;

(8) cooperate with the Governor of the State of Alaska in

fulfilling its responsibilities under this chapter;

(9) promote Federal interagency coordination of all Arctic

research activities, including -

(A) logistical planning and coordination; and

(B) the sharing of data and information associated with

Arctic research, subject to section 552 of title 5; and

(10) provide public notice of its meetings and an opportunity

for the public to participate in the development and

implementation of national Arctic research policy.

(b) Not later than January 31, 1986, and biennially thereafter,

the Interagency Committee shall submit to the Congress through the

President, a brief, concise report containing -

(1) a statement of the activities and accomplishments of the

Interagency Committee since its last report; and

(2) a statement detailing with particularity the

recommendations of the Commission with respect to Federal

interagency activities in Arctic research and the disposition and

responses to those recommendations.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 98-373, title I, Sec. 108, July 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 1246;

Pub. L. 101-609, Sec. 6, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3126.)

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AMENDMENTS

1990 - Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 101-609 amended par. (2)

generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: ''a

description of the activities of the Commission, detailing with

particularity the recommendations of the Commission with respect to

Federal activities in Arctic research.''

TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions in subsec.

(b) of this section relating to submitting biennial report to

Congress, see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended, set out

as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance, and

page 174 of House Document No. 103-7.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 4106, 4109 of this title.

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15 USC Sec. 4108 01/06/03

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Sec. 4108. Arctic research plan

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(a) The Interagency Committee, in consultation with the

Commission, the Governor of the State of Alaska, the residents of

the Arctic, the private sector, and public interest groups, shall

prepare a comprehensive 5-year program plan (hereinafter referred

to as the ''Plan'') for the overall Federal effort in Arctic

research. The Plan shall be prepared and submitted to the

President for transmittal to the Congress within one year after

July 31, 1984, and shall be revised biennially thereafter.

(b) The Plan shall contain but need not be limited to the

following elements:

(1) an assessment of national needs and problems regarding the

Arctic and the research necessary to address those needs or

problems;

(2) a statement of the goals and objectives of the Interagency

Committee for national Arctic research;

(3) a detailed listing of all existing Federal programs

relating to Arctic research, including the existing goals,

funding levels for each of the 5 following fiscal years, and the

funds currently being expended to conduct the programs;

(4) recommendations for necessary program changes and other

proposals to meet the requirements of the policy and goals as set

forth by the Commission and in the Plan as currently in effect;

and

(5) a description of the actions taken by the Interagency

Committee to coordinate the budget review process in order to

ensure interagency coordination and cooperation in (A) carrying

out Federal Arctic research programs, and (B) eliminating

unnecessary duplication of effort among these programs.

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(Pub. L. 98-373, title I, Sec. 109, July 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 1247.)

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TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions of law

requiring submittal to Congress of any annual, semiannual, or other

regular periodic report listed in House Document No. 103-7 (in

which the biennial revision required under subsec. (a) of this

section is listed on page 174), see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66,

as amended, set out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money

and Finance.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 4107, 4109 of this title.

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15 USC Sec. 4109 01/06/03

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Sec. 4109. Coordination and review of budget requests; Office of

Science and Technology Policy; Office of Management and Budget

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(a) The Office of Science and Technology Policy shall -

(1) review all agency and department budget requests related to

the Arctic transmitted pursuant to section 4107(a)(5) of this

title, in accordance with the national Arctic research policy and

the 5-year program under section 4107(a)(2) and section 4108 of

this title, respectively; and

(2) consult closely with the Interagency Committee and the

Commission to guide the Office of Science and Technology Policy's

efforts.

(b)(1) The Office of Management and Budget shall consider all

Federal agency requests for research related to the Arctic as one

integrated, coherent, and multiagency request which shall be

reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget prior to submission

of the President's annual budget request for its adherence to the

Plan. The Commission shall, after submission of the President's

annual budget request, review the request and report to Congress on

adherence to the Plan.

(2) The Office of Management and Budget shall seek to facilitate

planning for the design, procurement, maintenance, deployment, and

operations of icebreakers needed to provide a platform for Arctic

research by allocating all funds necessary to support icebreaking

operations, except for recurring incremental costs associated with

specific projects, to the Coast Guard.

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(Pub. L. 98-373, title I, Sec. 110, July 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 1248.)

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TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions of law

requiring submittal to Congress of any annual, semiannual, or other

regular periodic report listed in House Document No. 103-7 (in

which the review of the President's annual budget request and

report to Congress under subsec. (b)(1) of this section is listed

on page 155), see section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended, set

out as a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of

the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the

Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of

Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see

sections 468(b), 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic

Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization

Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under

section 542 of Title 6.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 4107 of this title.

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15 USC Sec. 4110 01/06/03

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Sec. 4110. Authorization of appropriations; new spending authority

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(a) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be

necessary for carrying out this chapter.

(b) Any new spending authority (within the meaning of section 651

of title 2) which is provided under this chapter shall be effective

for any fiscal year only to such extent or in such amounts as may

be provided in appropriation Acts.

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(Pub. L. 98-373, title I, Sec. 111, July 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 1248.)

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15 USC Sec. 4111 01/06/03

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Sec. 4111. ''Arctic'' defined

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As used in this chapter, the term ''Arctic'' means all United

States and foreign territory north of the Arctic Circle and all

United States territory north and west of the boundary formed by

the Porcupine, Yukon, and Kuskokwim Rivers; all contiguous seas,

including the Arctic Ocean and the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi

Seas; and the Aleutian chain.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 98-373, title I, Sec. 112, July 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 1248.)

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