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Text of the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1981

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 22, 1980. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 22, 1980 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

PUBLIC LAW 96-569—DEC. 22, 1980                                94 STAT. 3335
Public Law 96-569
96th Congress
                                  An Act
                                                                                   Dec. 22, 1980
To authorize appropriations for environmental research, development, and demon-
             strations for the fiscal year 1981, and for other purposes.             [S. 2726]

 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,                  Environmental
                                                                                  Research,
                                                                                  Development,
                                SHORT TITLE                                       and
                                                                                  Demonstration
 SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the "Environmental Research,                 Authorization
Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1981".                        Act
                                                                                  of 1981.
                        PROGRAM AUTHORIZATIONS

  SEC. 2. (a) There are authorized to be appropriated to the Environ-
mental Protection Agency for environmental research, development,
and demonstration activities for the fiscal year 1981 for the following
activities:
       (1) for air quality activities authorized under the Clean Air
     Act—                                                                         42 u s e 1857
            (A) in the Health and Ecological Effects program,                     note.
          $45,243,000;
            (B) in the Industrial Processes program, $4,099,000;
            (C) in the Monitoring and Technical Support program,
          $20,825,000;
       (2) for water quality activities authorized under the Clean
     Water Act—                                                                   33 u s e 1251
                                                                                  note.
            (A) in the Health and Ecological Effects program,
          $23,884,000: Provided, That of the funds appropriated pursu-
          ant to this paragraph, $3,600,000 may be obligated and
          expended on the Great Lakes Research program through the
          Environmental Protection Agency's Large Lakes Research
          Station, Grosse He, Michigan: Provided further, That of the
          funds appropriated pursuant to this paragraph, $1,000,000
          may be obligated and expended on research to develop
          environmentally sound methods to control aquatic weeds:
          Provided further, That of the funds appropriated pursuant to
          this paragraph, $950,000 may be obligated and expended on
          the Cold Climate Research program through the Environ-
          mental Protection Agency's Corvallis Environmental
          Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon;
            (B) in the Industrial Processes program, $13,737,000, of
          which $2,500,000 is for the Renewable Resources program;
            (C) in the Public Sector Activities program, $14,300,000:
          Provided, That of the funds appropriated pursuant to this
          paragraph, $500,000 may be obligated and expended on a
          program to develop and demonstrate wet-weather technol-
          ogy at New York, New York;
            (D) in the Monitoring and Technical Support program,
          $12,101,000;

94 STAT. 3336 PUBLIC LAW 96-569—DEC. 22, 1980 (3) for water supply activities authorized under the Safe 42 u s e 201 note. Drinking Water Act— (A) in the Health and Ecological Effects program, $12,359,000; (B) in the Public Sector Activities program, $14,080,000; (C) in the Monitoring and Technical Support program, $1,008,000: Submittal to Provided, That of the funds appropriated pursuant to this para- Congress. graph, $4,000,000 may be obligated and expended on the Ground- water Research program (and no part of such sum shall be subject to transfer to any other category under subsection (e)), and the Administrator shall submit to the Congress a plan for the conduct of groundwater research and the use of the results of this research within one hundred and twenty days after the date of the enactment of this Act; (4) for solid waste activities authorized under the Solid Waste 42 u s e 6901 Disposal Act, $26,446,000: Provided, That of the funds appropri- note. ated pursuant to this paragraph— (A) $300,000 may be obligated and expended on a program to demonstrate the effectiveness of in-place solidification of hazardous wastes at a site in Charles City, Iowa; (B) $68,000 may be obligated and expended on a program to demonstrate monitoring and isolation methods for haz- ardous wastes at a site in Coventry, Rhode Island; (C) $500,000 may be obligated and expended on a program to demonstrate cleanup technologies, monitoring methods, scoping studies and related activities for hazardous wastes at two hazardous waste sites in Burrillville and North Smith- field, and Smithfield, Rhode Island; (5) for pesticide activities authorized under the Federal Insecti- 7 u s e 136 note. cide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act— (A) in the Health and Ecological Effects program, $5,970,000: Provided, That no part of any amount appropri- ated pursuant to this paragraph may be obligated or expended except to the extent hereafter specifically author- ized by law; (B) in the Industrial Processes program, $2,900,000: Pro- vided, That no part of any amount appropriated pursuant to this paragraph may be obligated or expended except to the extent hereafter specifically authorized by law; (C) in the Monitoring and Technical Support program, $565,000: Provided, That no part of any amount appropriated pursuant to this paragraph may be obligated or expended except to the extent hereafter specifically authorized by law; (6) for radiation activities authorized under the Public Health 42 u s e 201 note. Service Act— (A) in the Health and Ecological Effects program, $2,990,000; (B) in the Monitoring and Technical Support program, $191,000; (7) for interdisciplinary activities— (A) in the Health and Ecological Effects program, $5,232,000; (B) in the Monitoring and Technical Support program, $2,868,000; (C) in the Anticipatory Research program, $14,745,000; (8) for toxic substance activities authorized under the Toxic 15 u s e 2601 Substances Control Act— note.
PUBLIC LAW 96-569—DEC. 22, 1980 94 STAT. 3337 (A) in the Health and Ecological Effects program, $31,876,000; (B) in the Industrial Processes program, $1,772,000; (C) in the Monitoring and Technical Support program, $3,247,000; (9) for energy activities— (A) in the Health and Ecological Effects program, $50,096,000; (B) in the Energy Control program, $57,503,000, of which $500,000 is for a study of uranium mining wastes. Oo) There is authorized to be appropriated to the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, for the fiscal year 1981, for program management, $4,666,000. (c) The aggregate authorization under subsection (a) of this section Limitation. shall be limited to the sum $8,000,000 less than the total of all authorizations otherwise provided in subsection (a). (d) When he finds it in the public interest, the Administrator of the Grant, contract, Environmental Protection Agency is authorized to utilize funds and cooperative agreement authorized in subsection (a), (b), or (c) for appropriate scientific and applications, professional review of research and development grant, contract, and review. cooperative agreement applications. (e) Funds may be transferred between the categories listed in Transfer of subsections (a), (b), and (c); except that no funds may be transferred funds. from any particular category listed in any such subsection if the total of the funds so transferred from that particular category would exceed 10 per centum thereof, and no funds may be transferred to any particular category listed in subsection (a), (b), or (c) from any other category or categories listed in any such subsection if the total of the funds so transferred to that particular category would exceed 10 per centum thereof, unless— (1) a period of thirty legislative days has passed after the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency or his designee has transmitted to the Speaker of the House of Repre- sentatives and to the President of the Senate a written report containing a full and complete statement concerning the nature of the transfer involved and the reason therefor; or (2) each committee of the House of Representatives and the Senate having jurisdiction over the subject matter involved, before the expiration of such period, has transmitted to the Administrator written notice to the effect that such committee has no objection to the proposed action. (f) The Administrator shall establish a separately identified pro- Long-term gram of continuing, long-term environmental research and develop- research and development ment for each activity listed in subsection (a) of this section. Unless program. otherwise specified by law, at least 15 per centum of funds appropri- 42 u s e 4363. ated to the Administrator for environmental research and develop- ment for each activity listed in subsection (a) of this section shall be obligated and expended for such long-term environmental research and development under this subsection. AMENDMENT TO SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD ESTABLISHMENT SEC. 3. Section 8(a) of Public Law 95-155 (relating to the provision 42 USC 4365. of advice by the Science Advisory Board) is amended by striking out "Science Advisory Board which shall provide such scientific advice as the Administrator requests" and inserting in lieu thereof "Science Advisory Board which shall provide such scientific advice as may be requested by the Administrator, the Committee on Environment and
94 STAT. 3338 PUBLIC LAW 96-569—DEC. 22, 1980 Public Works of the United States Senate, or the Committees on Science and Technology, Interstate and Foreign Commerce, or Public Works and Transportation of the House of Representatives". Approved December 22, 1980. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORT No. 96-959 accompanying H.R. 7099 (Comm. on Science and Technology). SENATE REPORT No. 96-745 (Comm. on Environment and Public Works). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 126 (1980): May 22, considered and passed Senate. Dec. 1, H.R. 7099 considered and passed House; passage vacated and S. 2726, amended, passed in lieu. Dec. 5, Senate concurred in House amendment with amendments. Dec. 9, House concurred in Senate amendments.