Text: H.R.5341 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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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.