[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-356
111th Congress

An Act


 
To amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act
of 2006 to require a northern border counternarcotics strategy, and for
other purposes. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>
SECTION 1. <>  SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Northern Border Counternarcotics
Strategy Act of 2010''.
SEC. 2. NORTHERN BORDER COUNTERNARCOTICS STRATEGY.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of
2006 (Public Law 109-469; 120 Stat. 3502) is amended by inserting after
section 1110 the following:
``SEC. 1110A. <>  REQUIREMENT FOR
NORTHERN BORDER COUNTERNARCOTICS
STRATEGY.

``(a) Definitions.--In this section, the terms `appropriate
congressional committees', `Director', and `National Drug Control
Program agency' have the meanings given those terms in section 702 of
the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998
(21 U.S.C. 1701).
``(b) <>  Strategy.--Not later than 180 days after
the date of enactment of this section, and every 2 years thereafter, the
Director, in consultation with the head of each relevant National Drug
Control Program agency and relevant officials of States, local
governments, tribal governments, and the governments of other countries,
shall develop a Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy and submit the
strategy to--
``(1) the appropriate congressional committees (including
the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate and the Committee
on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives);
``(2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Committee on
Indian Affairs of the Senate; and
``(3) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on
Homeland Security, and the Committee on Natural Resources of the
House of Representatives.

``(c) Purposes.--The Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy
shall--
``(1) set forth the strategy of the Federal Government for
preventing the illegal trafficking of drugs across the
international border between the United States and Canada,
including through ports of entry and between ports of entry on
the border;

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``(2) state the specific roles and responsibilities of each
relevant National Drug Control Program agency for implementing
the strategy;
``(3) identify the specific resources required to enable the
relevant National Drug Control Program agencies to implement the
strategy; and
``(4) reflect the unique nature of small communities along
the international border between the United States and Canada,
ongoing cooperation and coordination with Canadian law
enforcement authorities, and variations in the volumes of
vehicles and pedestrians crossing through ports of entry along
the international border between the United States and Canada.

``(d) Specific Content Related to Cross-border Indian
Reservations.--The Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy shall
include--
``(1) a strategy to end the illegal trafficking of drugs to
or through Indian reservations on or near the international
border between the United States and Canada; and
``(2) recommendations for additional assistance, if any,
needed by tribal law enforcement agencies relating to the
strategy, including an evaluation of Federal technical and
financial assistance, infrastructure capacity building, and
interoperability deficiencies.

``(e) Limitation.--
``(1) In general.--The Northern Border Counternarcotics
Strategy shall not change the existing agency authorities and
this section shall not be construed to amend or modify any law
governing interagency relationships.
``(2) Legitimate trade and travel.--The Northern Border
Counternarcotics Strategy shall be designed to promote, and not
hinder, legitimate trade and travel.

``(f) Treatment of Classified or Law Enforcement Sensitive
Information.--
``(1) In general. <> --The
Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy shall be submitted in
unclassified form and shall be available to the public.
``(2) Annex.--The Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy
may include an annex containing any classified information or
information the public disclosure of which, as determined by the
Director or the head of any relevant National Drug Control
Program agency, would be detrimental to the

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law enforcement or national security activities of any Federal,
State, local, or tribal agency.''.

Approved January 4, 2011.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4748:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
July 27, considered and passed House.
Dec. 20, considered and passed Senate, amended.
Dec. 21, House concurred in Senate amendment.