Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 94 Part 1.djvu/755

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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

PUBLIC LAW 96-294—JUNE 30, 1980 (b) It shall be the function of the Office to perform— (1) the research, development, demonstration, and commercialization activities authorized under this subtitle (including those authorized under section 237), and (2) such other duties relating to the production of energy from municipal waste as the Secretary of Energy may assign to the Office. (c) In carrying out functions tranferred or assigned to the Office, the Secretary of Energy shall consult with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of Commerce, and the heads of such other Federal agencies, as appropriate. (d) The Secretary shall provide for the transfer to the Office of the functions relating to, and personnel of the Department who are responsible for the administration of, programs in existence on the date of the enactment of this Act which relate to the research, development, demonstration, and commercialization of technologies for the recovery of energy from municipal waste.

94 STAT. 705 Functions.

Consultation with Federal agencies.


SEC. 240. No financial assistance may be committed to or made under this subtitle after September 30, 1984. This section shall not be construed to affect the authority of the Secretary of Energy to spend funds after such date pursuant to any award of financial assistance made on or before that date.

42 USC 8840.


SEC. 251. (a) The Secretary of Agriculture shall establish not more than ten model demonstration biomass energy facilities for purposes of exhibiting the most advanced technology available for producing biomass energy. Such facilities and information regarding the operation of such facilities shall be available for public inspection, and, to the extent practicable, such facilities shall be established in various regions in the United States. Such facilities may be established in cooperation with appropriate departments or agencies of the States, or appropriate departments, agencies, or other instrumentalities of the United States. (b) For purposes of carrying out subsection (a), there is authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1984. BIOMASS ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS

SEC. 252. Section 1419 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3154) is amended— (1) by striking out "colleges and universities" the first place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "colleges, universities, and Government corporations"; (2) by striking out "(2) alcohol made from agricultural commodities and forest products as a substitute for alcohol made from petroleum products," and inserting in lieu thereof the following

42 USC 8851.

Public inspection, availability. Cooperation with State and Federal agencies. Appropriation authorization.