Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 4.djvu/327

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PUBLIC LAW 102-486—OCT. 24, 1992 106 STAT. 3063 (2) the establishment of a mobile small-scale oilseed pressing and esterification unit and a stationary small-scale commercial oilseed pressing and esterification unit. SEC. 2025. ELECTRIC MOTOR VEHICLES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIP- 42 USC 13435. MENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. (a) GENERAL.— The Secretary shall conduct, pursuant to the Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5901-5920), a research and development program on electric motor vehicles and associated equipment. Such program shall be conducted in cooperation with the electric utility industry, and automobile industry, battery manufacturers, and such other persons as the Secretary considers appropriate. (b) COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. — (1) The Secretary shall prepare a comprehensive 5-year program plan for carrying out the purposes of this section. Such comprehensive plan shall be updated annually for a period of not less tnan 10 years after the date of enactment of this Act. (2) The comprehensive plan under paragraph (1) shall be pre- Pared in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental 'rotection Agency, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Commerce, the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies, representatives of the electric utility industry, electric motor vehicle manufacturers, the United States automobile industry, and such other persons as the Secretary considers appropriate. (3) The comprehensive plan shall incluae— (A) a prioritization of research areas critical to the conmiercialization of electric motor vehicles, including advanced battery technology; (B) the program elements, management structure, and activities, including program responsibilities, of Federal agencies; (C) the program strategies, including technical milestones to be achieved toward specific goals during each fiscal year of the comprehensive plan for alimsgor activities and projects; (D) the estimated costs of individual program elements, including estimated costs for each of the liscal years of the comprehensive plan for each of the participating Federal agencies; (E) a description of the methods of technology transfer; (F) a proposal for participation by non-Federal entities in the implementation of the comprehensive plan; and (G) such other information as the Secretary considers appropriate. (4) Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall transmit the comprehensive plan to the Congress. Annual updates shall be submitted to the Congress. (c) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS.— The Secretary, consistent with the comprehensive plan under subsection (b), may enter into cooperative agreements to conduct research and development projects with industry in such areas of technology development as— (1) high efficiency electric power trains, including advanced motors, motor controllers, and hybrid power trains for electric motor vehicle range improvement; (2) light-weight structures for electric motor vehicle weight reduction;