S. 2902 (102nd): Desalinization Research and Development Act of 1992

Jun 29, 1992 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Died (Passed Senate)
Quentin Burdick
Senator from North Dakota

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on July 27, 1992 but was never passed by the House.

Reported by Committee Apr 29, 1992
Introduced Jun 29, 1992
Passed Senate Jul 27, 1992
Full Title

An original bill to authorize research into the desalinization of water and water reuse and to authorize a program for states, cities, or any qualifying agency which desires to own and operate a desalinization or water reuse facility to develop such facilities.


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Desalinization Research and Development Act of 1992 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Army to conduct a basic research and development program to gain knowledge concerning the most efficient means by which usable water can be produced from saline water.
Grants the Secretaries authority to design and construct desalinization facilities in cost-sharing cooperation with applying sponsors.
Directs the President to instruct the Agency for International Development to sponsor an international desalinization conference to explore new technologies of affordable desalinization and propose a research agenda.
Requires reports to the Congress and the President. Authorizes appropriations.

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