98 STAT. 98
Research and development. 42 USC 10303.
7 USC 301.
PUBLIC LAW 98-242—MAR. 22, 1984 (4) promote the interest of State and local governments as well as private industry in research and the development of technology that will reclaim weste water and to convert saline and other impaired waters to waters suitable for municipal, industrial, agricultural, recreational, and other beneficial uses; (5) coordinate more effectively the Nation's water resources research program; and (6) promote the development of a cadre of trained research scientists, engineers, and technicians for future water resources problems. SEC. 104. (a) Subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior (hereafter in this Act referred to as the "Secretary") under this section, one water resources research and technology institute, center, or equivalent agency (hereafter in this Act referred to as the "institute") may be established in each State (as used in this Act, the term "State" includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands) at a college or university which was established in accordance with the Act approved July 2, 1862 (12 Stat. 503; 7 U.S.C. 301ff), entitled "An Act donating public lands to the several States and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts" or at some other institution designated by act of the legislature of the State concerned. If there is more than one such college or university in a State established in accordance with such Act of July 2, 1862, the institute in such State shall, in the absence of a designation to the contrary by act of the legislature of the State, be established at the one such college or university designated by the Governor of the State. Two or more States may cooperate in the establishment of a single institute or regional institute, in which event the sums otherwise allocated to institutes in each of the cooperating States shall be paid to such single or regional institute. (b) Each institute shall— (1) plan, conduct, or otherwise arrange for competent research with respect to water resources, including investigations and experiments of either a basic or practical nature, or both; promote the dissemination and application of the results of these efforts; and provide for the training of scientists and engineers through such research, investigations, and experiments, and (2) cooperate closely with other colleges and universities in the State that have demonstrated capabilities for research, information dissemination, and graduate training in order to develop a statewide program designed to resolve State and regional water and related land problems. Each institute shall also cooperate closely with other institutes and other organizations in the region to increase the effectiveness of the institutes and for the purpose of regional coordination. (c) From the sums appropriated pursuant to subsection (f) of this section, the Secretary shall make grants to each institute to be matched on a basis of no less than one non-Federal dollar for every Federal dollar during the fiscal years ending September 30, 1985, and September 30, 1986, one and one-half non-Federal dollars for each Federal dollar during the fiscal years ending September 30, 1987, and September 30, 1988, and two non-Federal dollars for each Federal dollar during the fiscal year ending September 30, 1989.