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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

PUBLIC LAW 96-386—OCT. 7, 1980

94 STAT. 1541

(2) The Secretary shall maintain a broadly based research program on alternate confinement concepts and on advanced fuels at a sufficient level of funding to achieve optimal design of each successive magnetic fusion facility using the then best available confinement and fuel concept. (3) The Secretary shall ensure that research on properties of materials likely to be required for the construction effusion engineering devices is adequate to provide timely information for the design of such devices. (c)(1) The Secretary shall initiate design activities on a fusion engineering device using the best available confinement concept to ensure operation of such a device at the earliest practicable time, but not later than the year 1990. (2) The Secretary shall develop and test the adequacy of the engineering design of components to be utilized in the fusion engineering device. (d) The Secretary shall initiate at the earliest practical time each activity which he deems necessary to achieve the national goal for operation of a demonstration plant at the turn of the twenty-first century. (e) The Secretary shall continue efforts to assess factors which will determine the commercial introduction of magnetic fusion energy systems including, but not limited to— (1) projected costs relative to other alternative energy sources; (2) projected growth rates in energy demand; (3) safety-related design limitations; (4) environmental impacts; and (5) limitations on the availability of strategic elements, such as helium, lithium, and special metals.

Fusion engineering device designs.

Magnetic fusion energy systems, assessment factors.


SEC. 5. (a) The Secretary shall prepare a comprehensive program management plan for the conduct of the research, development, and demonstration activities under this Act. Such plan shall include at a minimum— (1) a presentation of the program strategy which will be used to achieve the purposes of this Act; (2) a five-year program implementation schedule, including identification of detailed milestone goals, with associated budget and program resources requirements; (3) risk assessments; (4) supporting research and development needed to solve problems which may inhibit or limit development of magnetic fusion energy systems; and (5) an analysis of institutional, environmental, and economic considerations which are limiting the national magnetic fusion program. (b) The Secretary shall transmit the comprehensive program management plan to the Committee on Science and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate not later than January 1, 1982.

42 USC 9304.

Submittal to congressional committees.


SEC. 6. (a) The Secretary shall develop a plan for the creation of a 42 USC 9305. national magnetic fusion engineering center for the purpose of accelerating fusion technology development via the concentration