H.R.5341 - To provide for the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study of the feasibility of an umbrella research arm to support research on a variety of environmental issues.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-13] (Introduced 07/20/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Science, Space and Technology|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/24/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment. (All Actions)|
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HR 5341 IH 101st CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5341 To provide for the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study of the feasibility of an umbrella research arm to support research on a variety of environmental issues. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 20, 1990 Mr. SAXTON (for himself, Mr. ROE, Mr. SCHEUER, and Ms. SCHNEIDER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology A BILL To provide for the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study of the feasibility of an umbrella research arm to support research on a variety of environmental issues. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. STUDY. The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall, within 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences for the conduct by the National Academy of Sciences of a study to-- (1) identify criteria and mechanisms for supporting training in the environmental sciences and fundamental and applied environmental research through an umbrella research arm, the National Institutes of the Environment, considering research in a wide variety of disciplines, including biology, ecology, geology, and engineering, and such mechanism as intramural and extramural research activities, including competitive grants to institutions and organizations that support interdisciplinary research teams and investigator-initiated proposals; (2) evaluate the current state of extramural research support and undergraduate and graduate training relevant to such issues as tropical deforestation, species extinction, ecosystem degradation, biological restoration, use of underutilized resources, economic consequences of environmental change, sustainable resource use, human impact on the environment, and environmental impact on human endeavors; and (3) identify mechanisms that can be used to advance environmental research and training, their relationship to existing Government programs and other research entities conducting environmental research, and appropriate levels and sources of funding. SEC. 2. REPORT. The National Academy of Sciences shall report its findings and recommendations based on the study conducted under section 1 to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Congress within 1 year after the agreement described in section 1 is entered into. SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency $500,000 to carry out this Act.