Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 90 Part 2.djvu/893

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PUBLIC LAW 94-000—MMMM. DD, 1976

PUBLIC LAW 94-490—OCT. 13, 1976 (10) a review and analysis of the necessity and feasibility of negotiating an international agreement concerning the peaceful uses of weather modification; and (11) formulation of one or more options for a model international agreement concerning the peaceful uses of weather modification and the regulation of national weather modification activities; and a review and analysis of the necessity and feasibility of negotiating such an agreement. SEC. 5. REPORT. (a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall prepare and submit to the President and the Congress, within 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, a final report on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the study conducted pursuant to section 4. Such report shall include: (1) a summary of the findings made with respect to each of the areas of investigation specified in section 4; (2) other findings which are pertinent to the determination and implementation of a national policy on weather modifications; (3) a recommended national policy on weather modification and a recommended national weather modification research and development program which is consistent with, and likely to contribute to, achieving the objectives of such policy; (4) recommendations for levels of Federal funding sufficient to support adequately a national weather modification research and development program; (5) recommendations for any changes in the organization and involvement of Federal departments and agencies in weather modification which may be needed to implement effectively the recommended national policy on weather modification and the recommended research and development program; and (6) recommendations for any regulatory and other legislation which may be required to implement such policy and program or for any international agreement which may be appropriate concerning the peaceful uses of weather modification, including recommendations concerning the dissemination, refinement, and possible implementation of the model domestic code and international agreement developed under the specifications of section 4. Each department, agency, and other instrumentality of the Federal Government is authorized and directed to furnish the Secretary any information which the Secretary deems necessary to carry out his functions under this Act. (b) OPERATION AND CONSULTATION.—The Secretary shall solicit and consider the views of State agencies, private firms, institutions of higher learning, and other interested persons and governmental entities in the conduct of the study required by section 4, and in the preparation of the report required by subsection (a). SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION FOR APPROPRIATIONS. (a) There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this Act not to exceed $1,000,000.

90 STAT. 2361

Submittal to President and Congress. 15 USC 33Q note.

Cooperation.

15 USC 330 note,