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By Ronald O'Rourke; LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

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For fiscal year 2011, the Committee expects the operating and maintenance budget authority and associated FTE to be included in the Coast Guard’s request. The two agencies shall update the existing Memorandum of Agreement to reflect the change in budget authority. Rept. R. L. 5 million to complete the reactivation and service life extension of Polar Star. 3 million was provided in the AC&I account in a line item entitled “Polar Icebreaker sustainment” (Page 87). The conference report stated: Polar Icebreaker Sustainment The conference agreement provides an additional $32,500,000 to complete the reactivation and service life extension of the Coast Guard Cutter POLAR STAR as proposed by the Senate.

Senate S. 1514 was introduced on July 24, 2009. Section 8(1)(A) would authorize appropriations of $750 million per year in FY2011 and FY2012 for the construction of two polar capable icebreakers. Section 2 states that Congress finds and declares several things, including the following: The United States has continuing research, security, environmental, and commercial interests in the Arctic region that rely on the availability of icebreaker platforms of the Coast Guard. The Polar Class icebreakers commissioned in the 1970s are in need of replacement.

3 million was provided in the AC&I account in a line item entitled “Polar Icebreaker sustainment” (Page 87). The conference report stated: Polar Icebreaker Sustainment The conference agreement provides an additional $32,500,000 to complete the reactivation and service life extension of the Coast Guard Cutter POLAR STAR as proposed by the Senate. No additional funding for this activity was proposed by the House. Of this amount, $5,200,000 is provided in the Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements direct personnel costs PPA [program, project, or activity].

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