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Text of the Greener Government Act of 1993

This bill was introduced on November 18, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 18, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 3531 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3531

To incorporate environmentally sound principles into certain ongoing programs.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NOVEMBER 18, 1993

Mr. SWETT introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology


A BILL

To incorporate environmentally sound principles into certain ongoing programs.

    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 ‘Greener Government Act of 1993’.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds the following:

      (1) The policies and programs of the Federal Government should encourage sustainable economic development.

      (2) The Federal Government spends substantial sums annually on the development of new technologies.

      (3) The development of environmental technologies can enhance the economic competitiveness and environmental security of the United States.

      (4) In order to contribute to the achievement of sustainable economic development and to promote the economic and environmental security of the United States, environmental concerns should be incorporated into the technology development programs of the Federal Government.

SEC. 3. ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND TECHNOLOGIES IN ONGOING PROGRAMS.

    (a) STEVENSON-WYDLER AMENDMENTS- The Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3701) is amended--

      (1) in section 2(2), by inserting ‘greater environmental sustainability,’ after ‘employment opportunities,’;

      (2) in section 3(1), by inserting ‘for sustainable economic development’ after ‘stimulate technology’;

      (3) in section 4, by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      ‘(14) ‘Sustainable economic development’ means the integration of environment and economic development concerns leading to long-term economic development with reduced pollution and the more efficient use of energy and materials;’;

      (4) in section 6(a), by inserting ‘and sustainable economic development in their regions’ after ‘enhance the competitiveness of American business’;

      (5) in section 6(d), by inserting ‘and sustainable economic development of their regions’ after ‘enhance the competitiveness of American businesses’;

      (6) in section 7(a), by inserting ‘and sustainable economic development’ after ‘enhance technological innovation’;

      (7) in section 7(c)(1), by striking ‘economic competitiveness’ and inserting ‘sustainable economic development’;

      (8) in section 9(a), by inserting ‘and sustainable economic development’ after ‘enhance technological innovation’; and

      (9) in section 11(c)(1) by inserting ‘and would enhance sustainable economic development’ after ‘commercial applications’.

    (b) NIST AMENDMENTS- The National Institute of Standards and Technology Act (15 U.S.C. 271) is amended--

      (1) in section 1(b)(1), by inserting ‘sustainable economic development,’ after ‘improved product reliability and manufacturing processes,’;

      (2) in section 1, by adding after subsection (b) the following new subsection:

    ‘(c) For purposes of the this section, the term ‘sustainable economic development’ means the integration of environment and economic development concerns leading to long-term economic development with reduced pollution and the more efficient use of energy and materials.’; and

      (3) in section 2(b)(1), by inserting ‘to enhance sustainable economic development (as that term is defined in section 1(c))’ after ‘to improve quality,’.

    (c) NASA AMENDMENTS- The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (42 U.S.C. 2451 note) is amended--

      (1) in section 102(d)--

        (A) by redesignating paragraphs (6), (7), (8), and (9) as paragraphs (7), (8), (9), and (10), respectively; and

        (B) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following new paragraph:

      ‘(6) The making available to Federal and non-Federal entities of the United States, technologies that will enhance the sustainable economic development of the Nation.’; and

      (2) in section 103--

        (A) by striking ‘; and’ in paragraph (1) and inserting a semicolon;

        (B) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting ‘; and’; and

        (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      ‘(3) the term ‘sustainable economic development’ means the integration of environment and economic development concerns leading to long-term economic development with reduced pollution and the more efficient use of energy and materials.’.

    (d) NSF AMENDMENTS-

      (1) FUNCTIONS- Section 3(a) of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (42 U.S.C. 1861 et seq.) is amended--

        (A) in paragraph (6), by striking ‘; and’ and inserting a semicolon;

        (B) in paragraph (7), by striking the period and inserting ‘; and’; and

        (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      ‘(8) to foster education and research that would promote sustainable economic development nationally and internationally.’.

      (2) DEFINITION- Subsection (g) of section 14 of such Act is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(g) For purposes of this Act:

      ‘(1) The term ‘United States’ when used in a geographical sense means the States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and all territories and possessions of the United States.

      ‘(2) The term ‘sustainable economic development’ means the integration of environment and economic development concerns leading to long-term economic development with reduced pollution and the more efficient use of energy and materials.’.

    (e) TITLE 10 AMENDMENTS-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Section 2501(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘economic growth’ in paragraphs (1) and (2) and inserting ‘sustainable economic development’.

      (2) DEFINITION- Section 2491 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      ‘(13) The term ‘sustainable economic development’ means the integration of environment and economic development concerns leading to long-term economic development with reduced pollution and the more efficient use of energy and materials.’.

    (f) TITLE 49 AMENDMENT- Section 101(b)(4) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by inserting ‘and sustainable economic development (as defined in section 4(14) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3703(14))’ after ‘technological advances’.