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Summary of Legislation of Interest to NSF: H.R. 3060, Antarctic Environmental Protection Act of 1996

The bill was introduced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 12, 1996 by Rep. Robert S. Walker (R-PA). At the present time there are 28 cosponsors of this bill, 11 Democrats and 17 Republicans.

The bill's official title stated its purpose as follows: "A bill to implement the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty."

The bill was referred to the House Committee on International Relations, House Committee on Resources and House Committee on Science.

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 3060 on September 11, 1996, completing action on the bill to implement the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. See related report.

Last Update: 9/16/96