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                                                 Union Calendar No. 316

106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 1742

                      [Report No. 106-512, Part I]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

  To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for the 
 environmental and scientific research, development, and demonstration 
   programs, projects, and activities of the Office of Research and 
Development and Science Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection 
                    Agency, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             April 11, 2000

  Committee on Commerce discharged; committed to the Committee of the 
    Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed





                                                 Union Calendar No. 316
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 1742

                      [Report No. 106-512, Part I]

  To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for the 
 environmental and scientific research, development, and demonstration 
   programs, projects, and activities of the Office of Research and 
Development and Science Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection 
                    Agency, and for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 10, 1999

 Mr. Calvert introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                          Committee on Science

                             March 6, 2000

Reported with amendments and referred to the Committee on Commerce for 
a period ending not later than April 7, 2000, for consideration of such 
provisions of the bill and amendment as fall within the jurisdiction of 
             that committee pursuant to clause 1(f), rule X
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

                             April 7, 2000

Referral to the Committee on Commerce extended for a period ending not 
                       later than April 11, 2000

                             April 11, 2000

  Committee on Commerce discharged; committed to the Committee of the 
    Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed
[For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on May 10, 
                                 1999]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
  To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for the 
 environmental and scientific research, development, and demonstration 
   programs, projects, and activities of the Office of Research and 
Development and Science Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection 
                    Agency, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Environmental Protection Agency 
Office of Research and Development and Science Advisory Board 
Authorization Act of 1999''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    For the purposes of this Act--
            (1) the term ``Administrator'' means the Administrator of 
        the Agency;
            (2) the term ``Agency'' means the Environmental Protection 
        Agency; and
            (3) the term ``Assistant Administrator'' means the 
        Assistant Administrator for Research and Development of the 
        Agency.

SEC. 3. OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

    (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated to the 
Administrator for the Office of Research and Development for 
environmental research and development and scientific research, 
development, and demonstration programs for which specific sums are not 
authorized under other authority of law $504,022,100 for fiscal year 
2000 and $519,940,600 for fiscal year 2001, to remain available until 
expended, of which $2,000,000 for fiscal year 2000 and $2,000,000 for 
fiscal year 2001 shall be for the Mickey Leland Urban Air Toxics 
Research Center, and of which $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2000 and 
$5,000,000 for fiscal year 2001 shall be for the Gulf Coast Hazardous 
Substance Research Center.
    (b) Limitation.--None of the amounts authorized under subsection 
(a) may be obligated until 30 days after the Administrator submits to 
the Committee on Science and the Committee on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives, and the Committee on Environment and Public 
Works and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, a report 
detailing, for fiscal year 2000 and each of the 2 previous fiscal 
years, for all Office of Research and Development environmental 
research and development and scientific research, development, and 
demonstration programs, projects and activities, by appropriation goal 
and objectives--
            (1) a description of, and funding requested or allocated 
        for, each such program, project and activity;
            (2) an identification of all recipients of funds to conduct 
        such programs, projects and activities; and
            (3) an estimate of the amounts to be expended by each 
        recipient of funds identified under paragraph (2).
    (c) Exclusion.--In the computation of the 30-day period described 
in subsection (b), there shall be excluded any day on which either 
House of Congress is not in session because of an adjournment of more 
than 3 days to a day certain.

SEC. 4. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH REVIEW.

    (a) In General.--The Administrator shall assign to the Assistant 
Administrator the duties of--
            (1) developing a strategic plan for environmental research 
        and development and scientific research, development, and 
        demonstration programs throughout the Agency;
            (2) integrating that strategic plan into ongoing Agency 
        environmental research and development and scientific research, 
        development, and demonstration planning activities; and
            (3) reviewing all Agency environmental research and 
        development and scientific research, development, and 
        demonstration programs to ensure the research, development, and 
        demonstration--
                    (A) is of high quality; and
                    (B) does not duplicate any other environmental 
                research and development and scientific research, 
                development, and demonstration programs being conducted 
                by the Agency.
    (b) Report.--The Assistant Administrator shall transmit annually to 
the Administrator and to the Committee on Science and the Committee on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives, and to the Committee on 
Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Appropriations of the 
Senate, a report detailing--
            (1) all Agency environmental research and development and 
        scientific research, development, and demonstration programs 
        the Assistant Administrator finds is not of sufficiently high 
        quality; and
            (2) all Agency environmental research and development and 
        scientific research, development, and demonstration programs 
        the Assistant Administrator finds duplicate other Agency 
        environmental research and development and scientific research, 
        development, and demonstration programs.

SEC. 5. SCIENCE TO ACHIEVE RESULTS (STAR) GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP 
              PROGRAM.

    In carrying out the Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate 
Student Fellowship Program, the Administrator shall ensure that any 
fellowship award to a student selected after the date of the enactment 
of this Act is used only to support scientific research that would 
further missions of the Office of Research and Development.

SEC. 6. SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD.

    (a) Annual Report.--The Science Advisory Board shall submit to 
Congress and to the Administrator an annual report that contains the 
views of the Science Advisory Board on proposed environmental research 
and development and scientific research, development, and demonstration 
programs as described in the Agency's budget. Such report shall be 
submitted to Congress as soon as practicable after the submission of 
the Agency's budget to Congress. The Administrator shall cooperate with 
the Chairperson of the Science Advisory Board, particularly with 
respect to the timely provision of budget information to the Science 
Advisory Board, to allow the Science Advisory Board to carry out its 
duties under this subsection.
    (b) Evaluation.--The Science Advisory Board shall conduct periodic 
evaluations of selected areas of the current and planned environmental 
research and development and scientific research, development, and 
demonstration programs of the Agency. The areas of evaluation shall be 
selected by the Administrator, in consultation with the Science 
Advisory Board, the Office of Research and Development, and other 
Agency programs, or by the appropriate committees of the Congress in 
consultation with the Science Advisory Board. Reports containing the 
Science Advisory Board's evaluations and recommendations shall be filed 
with such committees and the Administrator. The Administrator shall 
provide to such committees a written response to the Science Advisory 
Board's evaluation and recommendations within 60 days after the Science 
Advisory Board's report has been submitted.
    (c) Submission to Congress.--The Administrator shall submit to the 
Congress any report required by law to be submitted to the 
Administrator by the Science Advisory Board. The Administrator shall 
make any such submission not later than 60 days after the Administrator 
receives the report from the Science Advisory Board.
    (d) Authorization.--There are authorized to be appropriated to the 
Administrator $2,636,200 for fiscal year 2000 and $2,768,000 for fiscal 
year 2001 for activities of the Science Advisory Board.

SEC. 7. NOTICE.

    (a) Reprogramming.--The Administrator may use for any authorized 
activities of the Office of Research and Development or the Science 
Advisory Board under this Act--
            (1) up to the lesser of $250,000 or 5 percent of the total 
        funding for a fiscal year of an environmental research or 
        development or scientific research, development, or 
        demonstration program, project or activity of the Office of 
        Research and Development or the Science Advisory Board; or
            (2) after the expiration of 60 days after transmitting to 
        the Committee on Science and the Committee on Appropriations of 
        the House of Representatives, and to the Committee on 
        Environment and Public Works and the Committee on 
        Appropriations of the Senate, a report described in subsection 
        (b), up to 25 percent of the total funding for a fiscal year of 
        an environmental research or development or scientific 
        research, development, or demonstration program, project or 
        activity of the Office of Research and Development or the 
        Science Advisory Board.
    (b) Report.--(1) The report referred to in subsection (a)(2) is a 
report containing a full and complete statement of the action proposed 
to be taken and the facts and circumstances relied upon in support of 
such proposed action.
    (2) In the computation of the 60-day period under subsection 
(a)(2), there shall be excluded any day on which either House of 
Congress is not in session because of an adjournment of more than 3 
days to a day certain.
    (c) Limitations.--In no event may funds be used pursuant to 
subsection (a) for an environmental research or development or 
scientific research, development, or demonstration program, project or 
activity for which funding has been requested to the Congress but which 
has not been funded by the Congress.
    (d) Annual Operating Plan.--The Administrator shall provide 
simultaneously to the Committee on Science and the Committee on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives, and to the Committee on 
Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Appropriations of the 
Senate, any annual operating plan or other operational funding 
document, including any additions or amendments thereto, provided to 
any committee of Congress.
    (e) Copy of Reports.--In addition to the documents required under 
subsection (d), the Administrator shall provide copies simultaneously 
to the Committee on Science and the Committee on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives, and to the Committee on Environment and 
Public Works and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, of any 
report relating to the environmental research or development or 
scientific research, development, or demonstration programs, projects 
or activities of the Office of Research and Development or the Science 
Advisory Board prepared at the direction of any committee of Congress.
    (f) Notice of Reorganization.--The Administrator shall provide 
notice to the Committee on Science and the Committee on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives, and to the Committee on Environment 
and Public Works and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, not 
later than 15 days before any major reorganization of any environmental 
research or development or scientific research, development, or 
demonstration program, project or activity of the Office of Research 
and Development or the Science Advisory Board.

SEC. 8. BUDGET REQUEST FORMAT.

    The Administrator shall provide to the Congress, to be transmitted 
at the same time as the Agency's annual budget request submission, a 
detailed justification for budget authorization for the programs, 
projects and activities for which funds are authorized by this Act. 
Each such document shall include, for the fiscal year for which funding 
is being requested and for the 2 previous fiscal years--
            (1) a description of, and funding requested or allocated 
        for, each such program, project and activity;
            (2) an identification of all recipients of funds to conduct 
        such programs, projects and activities; and
            (3) an estimate of the amounts to be expended by each 
        recipient of funds identified under paragraph (2).
The document required by this section shall be presented in the format 
employed by, and with the level of detail included in, the document 
entitled ``Department of Energy FY 2000 Congressional Budget Request, 
DOE/CR-0062, Volume 3'', dated February 1999.

SEC. 9. LIMITS ON USE OF FUNDS.

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