Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 4.djvu/329

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PUBLIC LAW 102-486—OCT. 24, 1992 106 STAT. 3065 motor vehicle manufacturers through jomt venture or consortium agreements regarding batteries for electric motor vehicles. (i) CONSULTATION.— The Secretary shall consult with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Secretary of Transportation in carrying out this section. 2) FUEL CELLS FOR TRANSPORTATION. —(1) The Secretary shall 3p and implement a comprehensive program of research, development, and demonstration of fuel cells and related systems for transportation applications through the establishment of one or more cooperative programs among industry, government, and research institutions to develop and demonstrate the use of fuel cells as the primary power source for private and mass transit vehicles and other mobile applications. (2) Research, development, and demonstration activities under this subsection shall be designed to incorporate one or more of the following priorities: (A) The potential for near-term to mid-term commercialization. (B) The ability of the systems to use a variety of renewable and nonfossil fuels. (C) Emission reduction and energy conservation potential. (D) The potential to utilize fuel cells and fuel cell systems developed under Department of Defense and National Aeronautics and Space Administration programs. (E) The potential to take maximum practical advantage of advances made in electric motor vehicle research, stationary source fuel cell research, and other research activities authorized by this title. (3)(A) Research, development, and demonstration projects selected by the Secretary under this subsection shall apply to— (i) passenger vehicles; (ii) vans and utility vehicles; (iii) light rail systems and locomotives; (iv) trucks, including long-haul trucks, dump trucks, and garbage trucks; (v) passenger buses; (vi) non-chlorofluorocarbon mobile refrigeration systems; (vii) marine vessels, including recreational marine engines; or (viii) mobile engines and power generation, including recreational generators, and industrial and construction equipment. (B) The Secretary shall establish programs to undertake research, development, and demonstration activities for the applications listed in clauses (i) through (viii) of subparagraph (A) in each of fiscal years 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996, based on the priorities established in paragraph (2), so that by the end of the period, research, development, and demonstration activities are under way for the applications under each such clause. The initiatives authorized and implemented pursuant to this subsection shall be in addition to any other fuel cell programs authorized in existing law. (k) DEFINITIONS. —For purposes of this section— (1) the term "advanced battery technology^ means electrochemical storage devices and systems, including fuel cells, and associated technology necessary to charge, discharge, recharge,