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7/28/1986--Reported to House amended. (Reported to House from the Committee on Science and Technology with amendment, H. Rept. 99-720) Department of Energy Civilian Research and Development Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987 -
Authorization for Fiscal Year 1987
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1987 for the operating expenses of the following Department of Energy civilian research and development programs: (1) the fossil energy program; (2) the energy conservation program; (3) the energy supply research and development programs associated with solar energy, geothermal energy, supporting research and technical analysis, and environmental research and development; (4) the geothermal resources development fund; (5) general science and research; (6) the nuclear fission energy program (consisting of converter reactor systems, advanced nuclear systems, breeder reactor systems and nuclear waste technology); (7) the magnetic fusion energy program; (8) electric energy systems and energy storage systems; and (9) inertial confinement fusion energy systems. Authorizes appropriations for capital equipment expenses not related to construction for the following Department of Energy civilian research and development programs: (1) the fossil energy program; (2) the energy conservation program; (3) the energy supply research and development programs associated with solar energy, supporting research and technical analysis, environmental research and development, nuclear fission energy, and magnetic fusion; and (4) general science and research. Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Energy for FY 1987 for plant and capital equipment for specified prior year civilian research and development projects with respect to: (1) supporting research; (2) nuclear fission; and (3) science and research. Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Energy for FY 1987 for plant and capital equipment for specified new civilian research and development projects with respect to: (1) fossil energy; (2) solar energy; (3) supporting research; (4) the environment; (5) nuclear fission; (6) magnetic fusion; and (7) general science. Authorizes reductions in the amounts earmarked for: (1) supporting research and technical analysis; and (2) general science and research.
Establishment of Scientific Research and Development Program to Develop Advanced Steel Manufacturing Technologies and Increase Energy Efficiency in the Steel Industry
Directs the Secretary of Energy to: (1) develop and publish a research and development plan regarding advanced steel manufacturing technologies and increased energy efficiency in the steel industry; and (2) report annually to the President and the Congress regarding the status and anticipated obligations of activities under such plan.
Sets forth restrictions on the use of funds authorized under this Act, including proscriptions against the use of such funds for: (1) specified research centers; and (2) any operation resulting in the willful release of radioactive water resulting from the accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Reactor Two into the Susquehanna River or its watershed.
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