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S.1620 - POLAR-C Act
A bill to ensure the icebreaking capabilities of the United States and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLES.
SEC. 2. FINDING; SENSE OF CONGRESS.
(a) Finding- Congress finds that the United States priorities for maritime transportation in the polar regions set out in the National Security Presidential Directive 66 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 25 dated January 9, 2009 are--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Sense of Congress- It is the sense of Congress that the United States should maintain domestic heavy and medium duty icebreaker assets to meet United States Coast Guard statutory requirements and priorities for maritime transportation and that maintaining less than a sufficient number of heavy duty icebreaking assets jeopardizes national security, law enforcement, maritime safety, environmental protection, disaster response, scientific research, and natural resource protection in the polar regions and Alaska.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. ICEBREAKING CAPABILITY.
(b) Submission of Business Case Analysis- Not later than the submission date, the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives the polar icebreaker business case analysis prepared by the Coast Guard.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Maintenance of Existing Vessels- Until the date that is 2 years after the date the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard makes the submission required by subsection (b)--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(i) for any expenses directly or indirectly associated with the decommissioning of either of the covered vessels, including expenses for dock use or other goods and services;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(ii) for any personnel expenses directly or indirectly associated with the decommissioning of either of the covered vessels, including expenses for decommissioning officer; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink