The Office of Science and Technology Policy shall
review all agency and department budget requests related to the Arctic transmitted pursuant to section 4107 (a)(5)
of this title, in accordance with the national Arctic research policy and the 5-year program under section 4107 (a)(2)
and section 4108
of this title, respectively; and
(2) consult closely with the Interagency Committee and the Commission to guide the Office of Science and Technology Policys efforts.
(1) The Office of Management and Budget shall consider all Federal agency requests for research related to the Arctic as one integrated, coherent, and multiagency request which shall be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget prior to submission of the Presidents annual budget request for its adherence to the Plan. The Commission shall, after submission of the Presidents annual budget request, review the request and report to Congress on adherence to the Plan.
(2) The Office of Management and Budget shall seek to facilitate planning for the design, procurement, maintenance, deployment, and operations of icebreakers needed to provide a platform for Arctic research by allocating all funds necessary to support icebreaking operations, except for recurring incremental costs associated with specific projects, to the Coast Guard.