PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988
102 STAT. 1437-
tion, a State shall provide adequate assurances that it will increase its spending on technology extension services by an amount at least equal to the amount of Federal assistance. (C) In evaluating each application, the Secretary shall consider— (i) the number and types of addlitional businesses that will be assisted under the cooperative agreement; (ii) the extent to which the State extension service will demonstrate new methods to increase the use of Federal technology; (iii) geographic diversity; and (iv) the abliity of the State to maintain the extension service after the cooperative agreement has expired. (D) States which are party to cooperative agreements under this subsection may provide services directly or may arrange for the provision of any or all of such services by institutions of higher education or other non-profit institutions or organizations. (3) In carrying out section 26 of the Act of March 3, 1901, and this subsection, the Secretary shall coordinate the activities with the Federal Laboratory Consortium; the National Technical Information Service; the National Science Foundation; the Office of Productivity, Technol(^, and Innovation; the Small Business Administration; and other appropriate Federal agencies. (4) There are authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this subsection $2,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1989, 1990, and 1991. (5) Cooperative agreements entered into under paragraph (2) shall terminate no later than September 30, 1991. (c) FEDERAL TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACT OP 1986.—Nothing in sections 25 or 26 of the Act of March 3, 1901, or in subsection (b) of this section shall be construed as limiting the authorities contained in the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-502). (d) NON-ENERGY INVENTIONS RIOGRAM.—The Act of March 3, 1901, as amended by this part, is further amended by adding after section 26 the following new section:
Appropriation authorization. Contracts. Termination datt 15 USC 278/ note.
NON-ENERGY INVENTIONS PROGRAM
"SEC. 27. In conjunction with the initial organization of the In- 15 USC 278m. stitute, the Director shall establish a program for the evaluation of inventions that are not enei^-related to complement but not replace the Energy-Related Inventions Program established under section 14 of the Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-577). The Director shall submit an initial implementation plan for this program to accompany the organization plan for the Institute. The implementation plan shall include specific cost estimates, implementation schedules, and mechanisms to help finance the development of technologies the program has determined to have potentisd. In the preparation of the plan, the Director shall consult with appropriate Federal agencies, including the Small Business Administration and the Department of Energy, State and local government organizations, university officials, and private sector organizations in order to obtein advice on how those agencies and organizations might cooperate with the expansion of this program of the Institute.". SEC. 5122. CLEARINGHOUSE ON STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES.
(a) CLEARINGHOUSE.—The Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) is amended—