Directs the President to establish a Green Chemistry Research and Development Program to promote and coordinate Federal research, development, demonstration, education, and technology transfer activities related to green chemistry.
Defines green chemistry as chemistry and and chemical engineering to design chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances.
Requires that program activities be designed to:
(1) provide, as specified, sustained support for green chemistry research, development, demonstration, education, and technology transfer;
(2) examine methods by which the Federal Government can create incentives for use of green chemistry processes and products;
(3) facilitate the adoption of green chemistry innovations;
(4) expand education and training of undergraduate and graduate students and professional chemists and chemical engineers in green chemistry science and engineering;
(5) collect and disseminate information on green chemistry research, development, and technology transfer, including incentives and impediments to development and commercialization;
(6) support economic, legal, and other appropriate social science research to identify barriers to commercialization and methods to advance commercialization of green chemistry; and
(7) provide for public input and outreach to be integrated into the Program by the convening of public discussions.
Requires the President to establish an Interagency Working Group, which shall include representatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and any other agency that the President may designate, to oversee the planning, management, and coordination of the Program. Assigns the Director of the NSF and the Assistant Administrator for R&D of the EPA to serve as co-chairs of the Working Group. Directs the Working Group to:
(1) establish goals and priorities for the Program in consultation with green chemistry researchers and potential end-users of green chemistry products and processes; and
(2) provide for interagency coordination of activities under the Program. Directs each Federal agency and department participating in the Program, as part of its annual request for appropriations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to submit a report to OMB which identifies its activities that contribute directly to the Program and states the portion of its request that is allocated to those activities.
Requires the President to include in his annual budget request to Congress a statement of the portion of each agency's or department's annual budget request allocated to its activities undertaken pursuant to the Program. Requires the Working Group to transmit a report to specified congressional committees which includes:
(1) a summary of federally funded green chemistry research, development, demonstration, education, and technology transfer activities; and
(2) an analysis of the progress made toward achieving the Program's goals and priorities, and recommendations for future Program activities.