Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 100 Part 2.djvu/1074
100 STAT. 1790
State and local governments.
PUBLIC LAW 99-502—OCT. 20, 1986
(2) Technology transfer, consistent with mission responsibilities, is a responsibility of each laboratory science and engineering professional. "(3) Each laboratory director shall ensure that efforts to transfer technology are considered positively in laboratory job descriptions, employee promotion policies, and evaluation of the job performance of scientists and engineers in the laboratory.". (b) RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS OFFICES.—(1) Section 11(b) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 3710(b)) is amended— (A) by striking out "a total annual budget exceeding $20,000,000 shall provide at least one professional individual full-time" and inserting in lieu thereof "200 or more full-time equivalent scientific, engineering, and related technical positions shall provide one or more full-time equivalent positions"; (B) by inserting immediately before the next to last sentence the following new sentence: "Furthermore, individuals filling positions in an Office of Research and Technology Applications shall be included in the overall laboratory/agency management development program so as to ensure that highly competent technical managers are full participants in the technology transfer process."; (C) by striking out "requirements set forth in (1) and/or (2) of this subsection" in the next to last sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "requirement set forth in clause (2) of the preceding sentence"; and (D) by striking out "either requirement (1) or (2)" in the last sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "such requirement". (2) Section 11(c) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 3710(c)) is amended— (A) by striking out paragraph (1) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(1) to prepare application assessments for selected research and development projects in which that laboratory is engaged and which in the opinion of the laboratory may have potential commercial applications;"; (B) by striking out "the Center for the Utilization of Federal Technology" in paragraph (3) and inserting in lieu thereof "the National Technical Information Service, the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer,", and by striking out "and" after the semicolon; (C) by striking out "in response to requests from State and local government officials." in paragraph (4) and inserting in lieu thereof "to State and local government officials; and"; and (D) by inserting immediately after paragraph (4) the following new paragraph: "(5) to participate, where feasible, in regional, State, and local programs designed to facilitate or stimulate the transfer of technology for the benefit of the region. State, or local jurisdiction in which the Federal laboratory is located." (c) DISSEMINATION OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION.—Section 11(d)
such Act (15 U.S.C. 3710(d)) is amended— (1) by striking out "(d)" and all that follows down through "shall—" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: (d) DISSEMINATION OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION.—The National Technical Information Service shall—"; (2) by striking out paragraph (2); (3) by striking out "existing" in paragraph (3), and redesignating such paragraph as paragraph (2);