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          NORTHERN BORDER COUNTERNARCOTICS STRATEGY ACT OF 2010

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Public Law 111-356
111th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act 
of 2006 to require a northern border counternarcotics strategy, and for 
         other purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 4, 2011 -  [H.R. 4748]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Northern Border 
Counternarcotics Strategy Act of 2010. Canada.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 21 USC 1701 note.>>  SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Northern Border Counternarcotics 
Strategy Act of 2010''.
SEC. 2. NORTHERN BORDER COUNTERNARCOTICS STRATEGY.

    The Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 
2006 (Public Law 109-469; 120 Stat. 3502) is amended by inserting after 
section 1110 the following:
``SEC. 1110A. <<NOTE: 21 USC 1705 note.>>  REQUIREMENT FOR 
                            NORTHERN BORDER COUNTERNARCOTICS 
                            STRATEGY.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section, the terms `appropriate 
congressional committees', `Director', and `National Drug Control 
Program agency' have the meanings given those terms in section 702 of 
the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 
(21 U.S.C. 1701).
    ``(b) <<NOTE: Deadlines.>>  Strategy.--Not later than 180 days after 
the date of enactment of this section, and every 2 years thereafter, the 
Director, in consultation with the head of each relevant National Drug 
Control Program agency and relevant officials of States, local 
governments, tribal governments, and the governments of other countries, 
shall develop a Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy and submit the 
strategy to--
            ``(1) the appropriate congressional committees (including 
        the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate and the Committee 
        on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives);
            ``(2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
        Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Committee on 
        Indian Affairs of the Senate; and
            ``(3) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
        Homeland Security, and the Committee on Natural Resources of the 
        House of Representatives.

    ``(c) Purposes.--The Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy 
shall--
            ``(1) set forth the strategy of the Federal Government for 
        preventing the illegal trafficking of drugs across the 
        international border between the United States and Canada, 
        including through ports of entry and between ports of entry on 
        the border;

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            ``(2) state the specific roles and responsibilities of each 
        relevant National Drug Control Program agency for implementing 
        the strategy;
            ``(3) identify the specific resources required to enable the 
        relevant National Drug Control Program agencies to implement the 
        strategy; and
            ``(4) reflect the unique nature of small communities along 
        the international border between the United States and Canada, 
        ongoing cooperation and coordination with Canadian law 
        enforcement authorities, and variations in the volumes of 
        vehicles and pedestrians crossing through ports of entry along 
        the international border between the United States and Canada.

    ``(d) Specific Content Related to Cross-border Indian 
Reservations.--The Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy shall 
include--
            ``(1) a strategy to end the illegal trafficking of drugs to 
        or through Indian reservations on or near the international 
        border between the United States and Canada; and
            ``(2) recommendations for additional assistance, if any, 
        needed by tribal law enforcement agencies relating to the 
        strategy, including an evaluation of Federal technical and 
        financial assistance, infrastructure capacity building, and 
        interoperability deficiencies.

    ``(e) Limitation.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Northern Border Counternarcotics 
        Strategy shall not change the existing agency authorities and 
        this section shall not be construed to amend or modify any law 
        governing interagency relationships.
            ``(2) Legitimate trade and travel.--The Northern Border 
        Counternarcotics Strategy shall be designed to promote, and not 
        hinder, legitimate trade and travel.

    ``(f) Treatment of Classified or Law Enforcement Sensitive 
Information.--
            ``(1) In general. <<NOTE: Public information.>> --The 
        Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy shall be submitted in 
        unclassified form and shall be available to the public.
            ``(2) Annex.--The Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy 
        may include an annex containing any classified information or 
        information the public disclosure of which, as determined by the 
        Director or the head of any relevant National Drug Control 
        Program agency, would be detrimental to the

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        law enforcement or national security activities of any Federal, 
        State, local, or tribal agency.''.

    Approved January 4, 2011.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4748:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
            July 27, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 20, considered and passed Senate, amended.
            Dec. 21, House concurred in Senate amendment.

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