110 STAT. 3044 PUBLIC LAW 104-227—OCT. 2, 1996 SEC. 202. PROHmrnON OF CERTAIN ANTARCTIC RESOURCE ACTIVITIES. (a) AGREEMENT OR LEGISLATION REQUIRED. — Section 4 of the Antarctic Protection Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 2463) is amended by striking "Pending a new agreement among the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties in force for the United States, to which the Senate has given advice and consent or which is authorized by further legislation by the Congress, which provides an indefinite ban on Antarctic mineral resource activities, it" and inserting in lieu thereof "It". (b) REPEALS. —Sections 5 and 7 of such Act (16 U.S.C. 2464 and 2466) are repealed. (c) REDESIGNATION.— Section 6 of such Act (16 U.S.C. 2465) is redesignated as section 5. TITLE III—POLAR RESEARCH AND POLICY STUDY Reports. SEC. 301. POLAR RESEARCH AND POLICY STUDY. Not later than March 1, 1997, the National Science Foundation shall provide a detailed report to the Congress on— (1) the status of the implementation of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy and Federal funds being used for that purpose; (2) all of the Federal programs relating to Arctic and Antarctic research and the total amount of funds expended annually for each such progreim, including— (A) a comparison of the funding for logistical support in the Arctic and Antarctic; (B) a comparison of the funding for research in the Arctic and Antarctic; (C) a comparison of any other amounts being spent on Arctic and Antarctic programs; and (D) an assessment of the actions taken to implement the recommendations of the Arctic Research Commission with respect to the use of such funds for research and logistical support in the Arctic. Approved October 2, 1996. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3060 (S. 1645): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 104-593, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Science). SENATE REPORTS: No. 104-332 accompanying S. 1645 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, sind Transportation). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 142 (1996): June 10, considered and passed House. Sept. 4, considered and passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 1645. Sept. 10, House concurred in Senate amendment. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 32 (1996): Oct. 2, Presidential statement.