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Text of the Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Research and Development Act

This bill was introduced on April 15, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 15, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5062

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 15, 2010

(for himself and Mr. Hall of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science and Technology

A BILL

To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to promote domestic natural gas research and development, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Research and Development Act.

2.

Program

Section 999A(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16371(a)) is amended—

(a)

by striking The Secretary and inserting the following:

(1)

Establishment

The Secretary

; and

(b)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Name

The program established under this section shall be known as the Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Research and Development Program.

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3.

Purposes

Section 999A of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16371) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(f)

Purposes

In carrying out the program authorized by this subtitle, the Secretary shall seek to establish partnerships with research performers in institutions of higher education and the private sector to undertake research and development not likely otherwise to be undertaken in the absence of support from the program.

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4.

Annual plan

(a)

Section 999B(e)(3) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16372(e)(3)) is amended by striking The Secretary and inserting Not later than February 1 of each year, the Secretary.

(b)

Section 999B(e) is amended by adding after paragraph (5) the following:

(6)

National energy technology laboratory annual plan

The National Energy Technology Laboratory shall submit to the Secretary its complementary annual research plan for inclusion as a component of the President’s annual budget request to Congress.

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5.

Form of award

Section 999B(f) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16372(f)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(4)

Form of award

The program consortium may make awards in the form of grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, or other transactions.

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6.

Program review and oversight

Section 999B(j) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16372(j)) is amended by striking The National Energy Technology Laboratory, on behalf of the Secretary, shall and inserting The Secretary shall.

7.

Extension

Section 999F of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16376) is amended by striking 2014 and inserting 2017.

8.

Definition of program administration funds

Section 999G(3) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16377(3)) is amended by inserting the greater of $4,000,000 or after not to exceed.

9.

Funding

(a)

Section 999H(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16378(a)) is amended—

(1)

by striking $50,000,000 and inserting $150,000,000; and

(2)

by striking Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum and inserting Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas.

(b)

Section 999H(f) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16378(f)) is amended by striking Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum and inserting Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas.