the proposed Plan shall be published in the Federal Register for a public comment period of not less than 60 days.

SEC. 105. BUDGET COORDINATION.

  1. COMMITTEE GUIDANCE.—The Committee shall each year provide general guidance to each Federal agency or department participating in the Program with respect to the preparation of requests for appropriations for activities related to the Program.

  2. UBMISSION OF REPORTS WITH AGENCY APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTS.—

    1. Working in conjunction with the Committee, each Federal agency or department involved in global change research shall include with its annual request for appropriations submitted to the President under section 1108 of title 31, United States Code, a report which —

      1. identifies each element of the proposed global change research activities of the agency or department;

      2. specifies whether each element

        1. contributes directly to the Program or

        2. contributes indirectly but in important ways to the Program; and

      3. states the portion of its request for appropriations allocated to each element of the Program.

    2. Each agency or department that submits a report under paragraph (1) shall submit such report simultaneously to the Committee.

  3. CONSIDERATION IN PRESIDENT'S BUDGET.—

    1. The President shall, in a timely fashion, provide the Committee with an opportunity to review and comment on the budget estimate of each agency and department involved in global change research in the context of the Plan.

    2. The President shall identify in each annual budget submitted to the Congress under section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, those items in each agency's or department's annual budget which are elements of the Program.

SEC. 106. SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT.

On a periodic basis (not less frequently than every 4 years), the Council, through the Committee, shall prepare and submit to the President and the Congress an assessment which—

  1. integrates, evaluates, and interprets the findings of the Program and discusses the scientific uncertainties associated with such findings;

  2. analyzes the effects of global change on the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation,



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