Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 4.djvu/882

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104 STAT. 3198 PUBLIC LAW 101-611—NOV. 16, 1990 Reports. 42 USC 2465a. Reports. (1) the term "domestic firm" means a business entity that is incorporated in the United States and that conducts business operations in the United States; (2) the term "foreign firm" means a business entity not described in paragraph (1). (d) LIMITATION. —Th is section shall apply only to contracts for which— (1) amounts are made available pursuant to this title; and (2) solicitations for bids are issued after the date of enactment of this Act. SEC. 111. ADVANCED SOLID ROCKET MOTOR. The Administrator shall submit to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate the following: (1) A report on the projected cost to complete the design, development, and qualification of the Advanced Solid Rocket Motor. The first report shall be submitted by March 1, 1991, and thereafter with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's annual budget request. (2) An annual report on the projected unit cost of the flight motors. (3) An annual report on the increase in space shuttle payload capability provided by the Advanced Solid Rocket Motor. The report shall include the original baseline payload capability, adjustments to that baseline capability, and the projected pay- load capability. (4) An assessment by the National Research Council by July 1, 1991, of the quality assurance and testing program that will ensure the achievement of safety and reliability for the Advanced Solid Rocket Motor. SEC. 112. SPACE SHUTTLE USE POLICY. (a)(1) It shall be the policy of the United States to use the Space Shuttle for purposes that (i) require the presence of man, (ii) require the unique capabilities of the Space Shuttle or (iii) when other compelling circumstances exist. (2) The term "compelling circumstances" includes, but is not limited to, occasions when the Administrator determines, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State, that important national security or foreign policy interests would be served by a Shuttle launch. (3) The policy stated in subsection (a)(1) shall not preclude the use of available cargo space, on a Space Shuttle mission otherwise consistent with the policy described under subsection (a)(D, for the purpose of carrying secondary payloads (as defined by the Administrator) that do not require the presence of man if such payloads are consistent with the requirements of research, development, demonstration, scientific, commercial, and educational programs authorized by the Administrator. (b) The Administrator shall, within six months after the date of enactment of this Act, submit a report to the Congress setting forth a plan for the implementation of the policy described in subsection (a)(l). Such plan shall include— (1) details of the implementation plan; (2) a list of purposes that meet such policy;