Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 1.djvu/950

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104 STAT. 916 PUBLIC LAW 101-425—OCT. 15, 1990 census regions by the Bureau of the Census as of the date of enactment of this Act; (3) "Department" means the Department of Energy; (4) "educational institution" means a degree granting institution of at least a baccalaureate level; (5) "non-Federal source" means the United States metal casting industry, related industries, industry-related associations, individuals, organizations, universities. State agencies, or other entities supporting the metal casting industry; (6) "metal casting industry" or "industry" means the industries identified by codes numbered 3321, 3322, 3324, 3325, 3363, 3364, 3365, 3366, and 3369, in the Standard Industrial Classification manual published by the Office of Management and Budget in 1987; (7) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Energy. 15 USC 5303. SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM. The Secretary, acting in accordance with authority provided in the Federal Non-Nuclear Research and Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5901 et seq.), except as otherwise provided in this Act, shall establish a Metal Casting Competitiveness Research Program (hereafter in this Act referred to as the "Program") for the purpose of performing and promoting the performance of research and development on issues related to the technology competitiveness and energy efficiency of the United States metal casting industry. 15 USC 5304. SEC. 5. OPERATION OF PROGRAM. (a) SOLICITATION OF PROPOSALS. —Within one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall solicit and, subject to available appropriations, select proposals on a competitive basis from applicants to carry out the program under section 4. In order for a proposal to be considered by the Secretary, the applicant shall have in existence at the time the proposal is submitted the following qualifications: (1) the technical capability to enable it to make use of existing research support and facilities in carrying out its research objectives; (2) a multidisciplinary research staff experienced in metal casting or other directly related technologies; and (3) the facilities and equipment capable of conducting at least laboratory scale testing or demonstration of metal casting or related processes. (b) PROPOSAL CRITERIA.— Each proposal shall— (1) demonstrate the support of the metal casting industry by describing— (A) how industry has participated in deciding what research activities will be undertaken; (B) how industry will participate in the evaluation of the applicant's progress in research and development activities; and (C) the extent to which industry funds are committed to the applicant's proposal; (2) have a commitment for matching funds from non-Federal sources, which shall consist of: (A) cash, or (B) as determined by the Secretary, the fair market value of equipment, services, materials, appropriate tech-