Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/465

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PUBLIC LAW 103-337 —OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 3099 (b) CONDITION ON DISPOSAL AFTER EXPIRATION OF LIMITA- TION. —I f any quantity of zinc is proposed for disposal from the National Defense Stockpile during fiscal year 1995 upon the expiration of the limitation prescribed under subsection (a), the President shall submit to Congress not later than February 15, 1995, a revised annual materials plan under section 11(b) of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98h-2) that specifically describes the proposed disposals. The revised plan shall include the views of the Market Impact Committee regarding the market impact of the disposals, as required under section 10(c) of such Act (50 U.S.C. 98h-l(c)). (c) EFFECT ON TRANSFERS OF ZINC TO OTHER FEDERAL AGEN- CIES.— Nothing in this section shall limit the authority of the National Defense Stockpile Manager to transfer zinc in the National Defense Stockpile to the jurisdiction and control of £m.other Federal agency for official Government use. (d) NATIONAL DEFENSE STOCKPILE DEFINED.— The term "National Defense Stockpile" means the stockpile provided for in section 4 of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98c). SEC. 3305. LIMITATIONS ON DISPOSAL OF CHROMITE AND MANGANESE ORES. (a) PREFERENCE FOR DOMESTIC UPGRADING. —In offering to enter into agreements pursuant to any provision of law for the disposal of chromite and manganese ores of metallurgical grade from the National Defense Stockpile provided for in section 4 of the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act (50 U.S.C. 98c), the President shall give a right of first refiisal on all such offers to domestic ferroalloy upgraders. (b) DOMESTIC FERROALLOY UPGRADER DEFINED.— For purposes of this section, the term "domestic ferroalloy upgrader" means a company or other business entity that, as determined by the President— (1) is engaged in operations to upgrade chromite or manganese ores of metallurgical grade or is capable of engaging in such operations; and (2) conducts a significant level of its research, development, engineering, and upgrading operations in the United States. (c) APPLICATION OF SECTION. — The requirements specified in subsection (a) shall apply during fiscal year 1995. SEC. 3306. REPORT ON DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF HIGH PURITY ELECTROLYTIC CHROMIUM METAL. (a) AGREEMENT WITH NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.— Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall enter into an agreement with the President of the National Academy of Sciences, under which the Academy will prepare a report regarding the production of high purity electrolytic chromium metal in the United States. (b) ELEMENTS OF REPORT. —In preparing the report under subsection (a), the National Academy of Sciences shall evaluate— (1) the capability of industrial facilities in the United States to produce high purity electrolytic chromium metal; (2) the need to maintain a domestic source for the production of high purity electrolj^ic chromium metal;