105 STAT. 1584 PUBLIC LAW 102-190—DEC. 5, 1991 (b) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. — Of the amount specified in subsection (a), $25,000,000 may be obligated during each of such fiscal years for materials development and research under clause (G) of such section. PART B—PROGRAMMATIC CHANGES SEC. 3311. MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH. (a) AVAILABILITY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE STOCKPILE TRANSACTION FUND FOR DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH.— Section 90t)X2) of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98h(b)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(G) Contracting under competitive procedures for materials development and research to— "(i) improve the quality and availability of materials stockpiled from time to time in the stockpile; and "(ii) develop new materials for the stockpile.". (b) MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED IN ANNUAL MATERIALS PLAN.— Section 11(b) of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98h-2(b)) is amended— (1) by designating the first, second, and third sentences as paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), respectively, and adjusting the margins of those paragraphs; and Reports. (2) by adding at the end of paragraph (2), as so designated, the following new sentences: "Each such report shall also contain details regarding the materials development and research projects to be conducted under section 9(b)(2)(G) during the fiscal years covered by the report. With respect to each development and research project, the report shall specify the amount planned to be expended from the fund, the material intended to be developed, the potential military or defense industrial applications for that material, and the development and research methodologies to be used.". SEC. 3312. ROTATION OF STOCKPILE MATERIALS FOR BETTER MATE- RIALS. Section 6(a)(4) of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stockpiling Act (50 U.S.C. 98e(a)(4)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon the following: "or better material". SEC. 3313. INCREASED INTERVALS BETWEEN REPORTS TO CONGRESS. (a) REPORT ON STOCKPILE OPERATIONS. —Section 11(a) of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98h-2(a)) is amended— (1) in the first sentence— (A) by striking out "The President" and inserting in lieu thereof "Not later than January 15 of each year, the President"; and (B) by striking out "every six months a" and inserting in lieu thereof "an annual"; (2) in paragraph (1), by striking out "6-month period" and inserting in lieu thereof "fiscal year"; (3) in paragraph (2), by striking out "period" and inserting in lieu thereof "fiscal year'; and (4) in paragraph (5), by striking out "next fiscal year" and inserting in lieu thereof "current fiscal year".
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