PUBLIC LAW 95-155—NOV. 8, 1977 (2) assisting in the development and demonstration (including construction) of any project which will investigate and demonstrate health and conservation implications involved in the reclamation, recycling, and reuse of wastewaters for drinking and the processes and methods for the preparation of safe and acceptable drinking water. (b) Grants made by the Administrator under this section shall be subject to the following limitations: (1) Grants under this section shall not exceed 66% per centum of the total cost of construction of any facility and 75 per centum of any other costs, as determined by the Administrator. (2) Grants under this section shall not be made for any project involving the construction or modification of any facilities for any public water system in a State unless such project has been approved by the State agency charged with the responsibility for safety of drinking water (or if there is no such agency in a State, by the State health authority). (3) Grants under this section shall not be made for any project unless the Administrator determines, after consultation, that such project will serve a useful purpose relating to the development and demonstration of new or improved teclmiques. methods, or teclmologies for the provision of safe water to the public for drinking. (c) There are authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this section $25,000,000 for fiscal year 1978. SEC. 6. (a) The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall establish a separately identified program to condiu't continuing and long-term environmental research and development. Unless otherwise specified by law, at least 15 per centum of any funds appropriated to the Administrator for environmental research and development under section 2(a) of this Act or under any other Act shall be allocated for long-term environmental research and development under this section. (b) The Administrator, after consultation with the Science Advisory Board, shall submit to the President and the Congress a report concerning the desirability and feasibility of establishing a national environmental laboratory, or a system of such laboratories, to assume or supplement the long-term environmental research functions created by subsection (a) of this section. Such report shall be submitted on or before ]\[arch 31, 1978, and shall include findings and recommendations concerning— (1) specific types of research to be carried out by such laboratory or laboratories; (2) the coordination and integration of research to be conducted by such laboratory or laboratories with research conducted by existing Federal or other research facilities; (3) methods for assuring continuing long-range funding for such laboratory or laboratories; and (4) other administrative or legislative actions necessary to facilitate the establishment of such laboratory or laboratories. SEC. 7. (a) The Administrator of the Enviromnental Pi-otecfion Agency shall assure that the expenditure of any funds appropriate(l pursuant to this Act or any other provision of law for enviromuen^i'l research and development related to regulatory program ac^^iv'^^ies shall be coordinated with and reflect the research needs and priorities
91 STAT. 1259
Research and development program.
42 USC 4363.
Report to President and Congress.
42 USC 4364k