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PUBLIC LAW 99-499—OCT. 17, 1986
100 STAT. 1709
"(A) Basic research (including epidemiologic and ecologic studies) which may include each of the following: "(i) Advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effects on human health of hazardous substances. "(ii) Methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances. "(iii) Methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment and basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances. '(B) Training, which may include each of the following: "(i) Short courses and continuing education for State and local health and environment agency personnel and other personnel engaged in the handling of hazardous substances, in the management of facilities at which hazardous substances are located, and in the evaluation of the hazards to human health presented by such facilities. "(ii) Graduate or advanced training in environmental and occupational health and safety and in the public health and engineering aspects of hazardous waste control. "(iii) Graduate training in the geosciences, including hydrogeology, geological engineering, geophysics, geochemistry, and related fields necessary to meet professional personnel needs in the public and private sectors and to effectuate the purposes of this Act.
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"(2) DIRECTOR OF NIEHS.—The Director of the National In-
stitute for Environmental Health Sciences shall cooperate fully with the relevant Federal agencies referred to in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (5) in carrying out the purposes of this section. "(3) RECIPIENTS OF GRANTS, ETC.—A grant, cooperative agreement, or contract may be made or entered into under paragraph (1) with an accredited institution of higher education. The institution may carry out the research or training under the grant, cooperative agreement, or contract through contracts, including contracts with any of the following: "(A) Generators of hazardous wastes. "(B) Persons involved in the detection, assessment, evaluation, and treatment of hazardous substances. "(C) Owners and operators of facilities at which hazardous substances are located. "(D) State and local governments. "(4) PROCEDURES.—In making grants and entering into co- Grants, operative agreements and contracts under this subsection, the Contracts. Secretary shall act through the Director of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. In considering the allocation of funds for training purposes, the Director shall ensure that at least one grant, cooperative agreement, or contract shall be awarded for training described in each of clauses •.^.. (i), (ii), and (iii) of paragraph (1)(B). Where applicable, the Director may choose to operate training activities in cooperation with the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The procedures applicable to grants and contracts under title IV of the Public Health Service Act shall be followed 42 USC 281. J t under this subsection.