Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 102 Part 5.djvu/608

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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 4614

PUBLIC LAW 100-697—NOV. 19, 1988 nologies is essential so that these activities may be conducted in parallel; (8) successful development and application of the new superconducting materials will require close collaboration between the Federal Government and the industrial and academic components of the private sector, as well as coordinating among the Federal departments and agencies involved in research and development on superconductors; (9) a committed Federal program effort with appropriate longterm goals, priorities, and adequate resources is necessary for the rapid development and application of the new superconducting materials; and (10) a national program should serve as a test of new agency authorities directed at technological competitiveness such as those provided to the Department of Energy. (b) PURPOSES.—The purposes of this Act are— (1) to establish a 5-year national action plan to research and develop new high-temperature superconducting materials with appropriate goals and priorities; (2) to designate the appropriate roles, mechanisms, and responsibilities of various Federal departments and agencies in implementing such a national research and development action plan.

15 USC 5202.



(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—(1) The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall establish a 5-year National Action Plan on Advanced Superconductivity Research and Development (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the Superconductivity Action Plan"). (2) The Office of Science and Technology Policy shall coordinate the development of the Superconductivity Action Plan and any recommendations required by this Act with the National Critical Materials Council and the National Commission on Superconductivity. (b) CONTENT AND SCOPE.—The Superconductivity Action Plan shall include— (1) goals and priorities for advanced superconductivity research and development to be carried out by individual departments and agencies and organizational elements therein; (2) the assignment of responsibility for the conduct of advanced superconductivity research and development among the departments, agencies, and organization elements therein; (3) recommendation of proposed funding levels for activities relating to superconductivity of the 5 years following the date of enactment of this Act for each of the participating departments, agencies, and organizational elements therein; and (4) proposals for the participation by industry and academia in the planning and implementation of the Superconductivity Action Plan. (c) ACTION PLAN REPORT.—The Office of Science and Technology Policy, in conjunction with the National Critical Materials Council, shall submit a report detailing the Superconductivity Action Plan to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives, and to the Committees on Energy and Natural