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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-697—NOV. 19, 1988

102 STAT. 4615

Resources, and Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, within 9 months after the date of enactment of this Act. (d) UPDATE REPORTS.—The Office of Science and Technology Policy, with the assistance of the National Critical Materials Council as specified in the National Critical Materials Act of 1984 (30 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), shall prepare an annual report setting forth and evaluating the progress of the Superconductivity Action Plan. This report shall include a description of the amount of funds expended in the previous year by all Federal departments and agencies involved with superconductivity. This report shall be submitted with the President's annual budget request to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives, and to the Committees on Energy and Natural Resources, and Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate. SEC. 4. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY.

15 USC 5203.

The Secretary of Energy shall conduct a program in superconductivity research and development. Within 180 days after the Reports, date of enactment of this Act, and for the two succeeding years thereafter, the Secretary shall submit annual reports on the implementation of technology transfer activities under the StevensonWydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 and related legislation with respect to superconductivity research and development to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate. Such report shall include recommendations for improvements in the technology transfer between government and industry, and in the management of property developed or made at the National Laboratories. SEC..5. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY.

15 USC 5204.

In pursuance of the goals of this Act, the National Institute of Standards and Technology shall promote fundamental research and materials standards to accelerate the use and application of the new superconducting materials, and shall utilize the Superconductivity Center Focusing on Electronic Applications at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. SEC. 6. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION.

15 USC 5205.

The National Science Foundation shall promote fundamental research in pursuance of the goals of this Act. SEC. 7. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION.

15 USC 5206.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall utilize existing programs in technology transfer, aeronautics and space technology, and space commercialization to promote the commercial applications of high-temperature superconductors, including applications relating to thin film technology, communications technology, sensors, space power, and propulsion, SEC. 8. THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

(a) Focus OF RESEARCH.—In conformance with the Superconductivity Action Plan, the Secretary of Defense, in the superconductivity research and development activities of the Department of Defense, shall give emphasis to fundamental research, materials processing, and applications of new superconducting materials.

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15 USC 5207.