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Introduced in House (03/14/1996)

National Marine Sanctuaries Renewal Act of 1996 - Amends the National Marine Sanctuaries Act to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to: (1) create, or participate in the creation of, nonprofit organizations to solicit donations to carry out the Act; and (2) recruit, train, and accept volunteer services and provide for incidental expenses such as transportation, uniforms, lodging, and subsistence of the volunteers.

Authorizes appropriations to carry out the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972.

Modifies national marine sanctuary advisory committee procedural requirements.

Authorizes: (1) the development, marketing, and sale of symbols, including a symbol for the national marine sanctuary program (NMSP); (2) the designation of persons as official sponsors of the NMSP or individual sanctuaries; (3) the creation, marketing, and sale of products to promote the NMSP; (4) establishment of a revolving fund containing sponsor payments and product sale proceeds; (5) the use of in-kind sponsor proceeds; and (6) the expenditure of fund amounts, without appropriation, to designate and manage sanctuaries.