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Titles (11)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984

Short Titles as Enacted for portions of this bill
  • National Critical Materials Act of 1984

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984
  • National Critical Materials Act of 1984
Short Titles as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1983
  • National Critical Materials Act of 1983

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1983

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1983

Short Titles as Introduced

Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1982

Official Titles

Official Title as Enacted

An act to provide for a comprehensive national policy dealing with national research needs and objectives in the Arctic, for a National Critical Materials Council, for development of a continuing and comprehensive national materials policy, for programs necessary to carry out that policy, including Federal programs of advanced materials research and technology, and for innovation in basic industries, and for other purposes.

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to provide comprehensive national policy dealing with national needs and objectives in the Arctic.


Actions Overview (12)

Date Actions Overview
07/31/1984Became Public Law No: 98-373.
07/31/1984Signed by President.
07/31/1984Became Law No. 98-373
07/26/1984Presented to President.
06/26/1984Resolving differences -- House actions: House Agreed to Senate Amendments.
06/21/1984Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate concurred in the House amendments with amendments by Voice Vote.
04/24/1984Passed/agreed to in House: Passed House (Amended) by Yea-Nay Vote: 253 - 1 (Record Vote No: 91).
03/16/1984Reported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Report No: 98-593 (Part II).
01/31/1984Reported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Science and Technology. Report No: 98-593 (Part I).
06/27/1983Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.
06/21/1983Committee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Roth with amendments. With written report No. 98-159.
02/01/1983Introduced in Senate

All Actions (47)

Date Chamber All Actions
07/31/1984Became Public Law No: 98-373.
07/31/1984Signed by President.
07/31/1984Became Law No. 98-373
07/26/1984SenatePresented to President.
06/28/1984SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
06/26/1984HouseHouse Agreed to Senate Amendments.
06/21/1984SenateSenate concurred in the House amendments with amendments by Voice Vote.
06/21/1984SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
06/21/1984SenateS.Amdt.3329 Amendment SP 3329 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/21/1984SenateS.Amdt.3331 Amendment SP 3331 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/21/1984SenateS.Amdt.3330 Amendment SP 3330 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/21/1984SenateS.Amdt.3329 Proposed by Senator Baker for Senator Murkowski. Of a clarifying and technical nature.
06/21/1984SenateS.Amdt.3331 Proposed by Senator Baker for Senator McClure. Of a clarifying nature, relating to authority to direct other agencies as to critical materials; providing a sunset provision on the council after six years; and ensuring applicability of conflict of interest rules.
06/21/1984SenateS.Amdt.3330 Proposed by Senator Baker for Senator Murkowski. To stress health research along with Arctic research related to natural resources, physical sciences, biological sciences, and social sciences, and providing additional language as relating to compensation of members of the commission.
04/24/1984HousePassed House (Amended) by Yea-Nay Vote: 253 - 1 (Record Vote No: 91).
04/24/1984HouseHouse Agreed to Amendments Adopted by the Committee of the Whole.
04/24/1984HouseCommittee Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute Considered as an Original Bill for the Purpose of Amendment.
04/24/1984HouseCalled up by House by Rule.
04/24/1984HouseRule Passed House.
04/09/1984HouseCommittee on Rules Granted an Open Rule Providing One Hour of General Debate; Waiving all Points of Order Against Consideration of the Bill; Making in Order a Science and Technology Committee Substitute; Waiving all Points of Order Against the Substitute; Making in Order an Amendment in lieu of the Merchant Marine Committee Amendment to Title I of the Substitute.
03/16/1984HousePlaced on Union Calendar No: 355.
03/16/1984HouseReported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Report No: 98-593 (Part II).
03/14/1984HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
03/14/1984HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
03/08/1984HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee.
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Strategic and Critical Materials
03/08/1984HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Strategic and Critical Materials
03/02/1984HouseReferred to Subcommittee on Seapower and Strategic and Critical Materials.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
02/29/1984HouseExecutive Comment Requested from DOT, NSF.
01/31/1984HouseReferred to House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries Sequentially, for a Period Ending not Later than Mar 16, 84.
01/31/1984HouseReferred to House Committee on Armed Services Sequentially, for a Period Ending not Later than Mar 16, 84.
01/31/1984HouseReported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Science and Technology. Report No: 98-593 (Part I).
11/10/1983HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Science and Technology
11/10/1983HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Science and Technology
10/28/1983HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology
10/28/1983HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology
07/12/1983HouseReferred to Subcommittee on Science Research and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Science and Technology
06/29/1983HouseReferred to House Committee on Science and Technology.
06/27/1983SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.
06/27/1983SenateConsidered by Senate.
06/27/1983SenateS.Amdt.1438 Amendment SP 1438 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/27/1983SenateS.Amdt.1438 Proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Murkowski. To make a technical correction.
06/21/1983SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 255.
06/21/1983SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Roth with amendments. With written report No. 98-159.
03/17/1983SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
03/17/1983SenateSubcommittee on Civil Service and General Services. Approved for full committee consideration without amendment favorably.
Action By: Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Civil Service, Post Office, and General Services
02/15/1983SenateReferred to Subcommittee on Civil Service and General Services.
Action By: Committee on Governmental Affairs
02/01/1983SenateReferred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs.

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Stevens, Ted [R-AK]* 02/01/1983
Sen. Jackson, Henry M. [D-WA]* 02/01/1983
Sen. Gorton, Slade [R-WA]* 02/01/1983

Committees (4)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Governmental Affairs02/01/1983 Referred to
03/17/1983 Markup by
06/21/1983 Reported by S.Rept 98-159
Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Civil Service, Post Office, and General Services02/15/1983 Referred to
03/17/1983 Markup by
03/17/1983 Reported by
House Science and Technology06/29/1983 Referred to
11/10/1983 Markup by
01/31/1984 Reported by H.Rept 98-593 Part 1
House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology07/12/1983 Referred to
10/28/1983 Markup by
10/28/1983 Reported by
House Armed Services01/31/1984 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Strategic and Critical Materials03/02/1984 Referred to
03/08/1984 Markup by
03/08/1984 Reported by
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries01/31/1984 Referred to
03/14/1984 Markup by
03/16/1984 Reported by H.Rept 98-593 Part 2

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Latest Summary (7)

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Senate agreed to House amendment with amendment (06/21/1984)

(Senate agreed to House amendments with amendments)

Title I: Arctic Research and Policy - Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 - Directs the President to establish an Arctic Research Commission which shall: (1) establish an integrated national Arctic research policy and a program to implement such policy; (2) promote cooperation between the Federal Government and State and local governments in Arctic research; (3) review and suggest improvements in coordinating Federal research programs in the Arctic; (4) recommend methods to improve logistical planning and support for Arctic research; (5) suggest methods for improving efficient sharing and dissemination of information on the Arctic among interested public and private institutions; and (6) cooperate with the Governor and agencies of Alaska in formulating Arctic research policy. Requires the Commission to: (1) conduct at least one public meeting in Alaska annually; (2) publish a statement of the goals and objectives of Arctic research to guide the Office of Arctic Research; and (3) submit an annual report on its activities to the President and Congress.

Requires all Federal agencies to consult with the Commission before undertaking major Federal actions relating to Arctic research.

Designates the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the lead agency responsible for implementing Arctic research policy.

Directs the President to establish an Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee which shall be composed of representatives of the following agencies: (1) NSF; (2) the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, State, Transportation, Health and Human Services, and the Interior; (3) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and (4) the Environmental Protection Agency. Permits the same agencies to designate representatives to report to and advise the Commission on agency activities relating to Arctic research. Directs the Committee to: (1) survey Arctic research conducted by public and private bodies to determine priorities for future research; (2) develop an integrated national Arctic research policy that will guide Federal agencies in implementing Arctic research programs; (3) consult with the Commission on the national Arctic research policy, the five-year plan implementing such policy, future Arctic research, and guidelines for agencies for awarding and administering research grants; (4) provide for the preparation of a single, multiagency budget request for Arctic research; (5) promote cooperation between the Federal Government and State, local, and foreign governments and among Federal agencies in Arctic research activities; (6) cooperate with the Governor of Alaska; and (7) provide for public participation in the development and implementation of national Arctic research policy. Directs the Committee to submit a biennial report to the President and Congress on its activities and the Commission's activities.

Requires the Committee to prepare, submit to the President for transmittal to Congress, and biennally update a comprehensive five-year plan for the overall Federal effort in Arctic research. Requires the plan to include: (1) an assessment of needs regarding the Arctic and research to address them; (2) a statement of the Committee's goals and objectives for national Arctic research; (3) a listing of all existing Federal programs related to the Arctic, including goals, funds currently being expended, and funding levels for the next five years; (4) recommendations for program changes and other proposals; and (5) a description of actions taken by the Director and the Office to coordinate the budget review process to insure interagency cooperation in carrying out programs and eliminating duplication among programs.

Directs the Office of Science and Technology Policy to review all agency and department budget requests related to the Arctic. Directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to consider all Federal agency requests related to Arctic research as one integrated multiagency request and to review such request for adherence to the five-year plan prior to submission of the President's annual budget request. Directs the Commission to review the multiagency request after submission and to report to Congress on its adherence to the five-year plan.

Directs OMB to facilitate planning for the procurement, maintenance, and deployment of icebreakers needed to provide a platform for Arctic research by allocating all funds necessary to support icebreaking operations, except for certain recurring costs, to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: National Critical Materials Act of 1984 - National Critical Materials Act of 1984 - Establishes a National Critical Materials Council under the Executive Office of the President to: (1) advise the President on national policy concerning critical materials; (2) coordinate Federal policies and activities concerning such materials; (3) evaluate Government activities according to the policy and directions provided under the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980; (4) evaluate the critical materials needs of basic and advanced industries and the Government; (5) initiate studies to resolve national critical materials problems; (6) prepare, biennially update, and submit to Congress a report providing a domestic inventory of critical resources with projections on the needs for such resources; and (7) recommend necessary changes in policies, regulations, and legislation to Congress.

Authorizes the Council to establish special advisory panels and Federal interagency committees as necessary.

Directs the Council to coordinate materials research and development programs of Federal entities by: (1) establishing a Federal plan for advanced materials research and development; (2) reviewing authorization requests for such research; and (3) assisting the Office of Science and Technology Policy in preparing long- range materials assessments and reports.

Directs the Council to: (1) evaluate the establishment of Centers for Industrial Technology to promote means of providing for innovation and increased productivity within the basic and advanced materials industries; and (2) establish an effective mechanism for the timely dissemination of materials property data.

Sets forth the duties of the Executive Director of the Council, including administrative duties and the initiation of studies to advance knowledge of critical or advanced materials issues.

Authorizes appropriations. Terminates the authority provided for in this title on September 30, 1990, unless otherwise authorized by Congress.