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[81 STAT. 488]
[81 STAT. 488]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968


70A Stat. 134. Limitation.


PUBLIC LAW 90-148-NOV. 21, 1967

[81 STAT.

bustion byproducts of fuels, for removal of ix)tential pollutants from fuels, and for control of emissions from evaporation of fuels; " (2) provide for Federal grants to public or nonprofit agencies, institutions, and organizations and to individuals, and contracts with public or private agencies, institutions, or persons, for payment of (A) part of the cost of acquiring, constructing, or otherwise securing for research and development purposes, new or improved devices or methods having industrywide application of preventing or controlling discharges into the air of various types of pollutants; and (B) carrying out the other provisions of this section, without regard to sections 3648 and 3709 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 529; 41 U.S.C. 5): Provided, That research or demonstration contracts awarded pursuant to this subsection (including contracts for construction) may be made in accordance with, and subject to the limitations provided with respect to research contracts of the military departments in, section 2353 of ^j^jg jQ, United States Code, except that the determination, approval, and certification required thereby shall be made by the Secretary: Provided further, That no grant may be made under this paragraph in excess of $1,500,000; " (3) determine, by laboratory and pilot plant testing, the results of air pollution research and studies in order to develop new or improved processes and plant designs to the point where they can be demonstrated on a large and practical scale; "(4) construct, operate, and maintain, or assist in meeting the cost of the construction, operation, and maintenance of new or improved demonstration plants or processes which have promise of accomplishing the purposes of this Act; "(5) study new or improved methods for the recovery and marketing of commercially valuable byproducts resulting from the removal of pollutants. " (b) I n carrying out the provisions of this section, the Secretary may— "(1) conduct and accelerate research and development of lowcost instrumentation techniques to facilitate determination of quantity and quality of air pollutant emissions, including, but not limited to, automotive emissions; "(2) utilize, on a reimbursable basis, the facilities of existing Federal scientific laboratories; "(3) establish and operate necessary facilities and test sites at which to carry on the research, testing, development, and programing necessary to effectuate the purposes of this section; "(4) acquire secret processes, technical data, inventions, patent applications, patents, licenses, and an interest in lands, plants, and facilities, and other property or rights by purchase, license, lease, or donation; and " (5) cause on-site inspections to be made of promising domestic and foreign projects, and cooperate and participate in their development in instances in which the purposes of the Act will be served thereby. «;^^^ YQY the purposes of this section there are authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, $35,000,000, and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, $90,000,000. Amounts appropriated pursuant to this subsection shall remain available until expended.