Summary: H.R.3215 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/07/1992)

Inter-American Scientific Cooperation Act of 1992 - Directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the Inter-American Scientific Cooperation Program aimed at increasing science and technology cooperation between the United States and Latin America.

Includes in the Program: (1) joint research projects and project development interchanges; (2) establishment of an Inter-American Scientific Exchange; (3) technical and informational exchanges; and (4) promotion of research centers in Latin America.

Authorizes the Director (Director) of NSF to make grants to U.S. nongovernmental organizations, including colleges and universities, for the purpose of debt-for-science exchanges (agreements whereby a country's commercial debt burden is exchanged by the holder for a contribution of local currencies or other assets to support scientific and technological research).

Requires the Director to report to the Congress with respect to: (1) Binational Science Foundations; and (2) the Inter-American Scientific Cooperation Program.

Authorizes appropriations.

Wind Engineering Program Act of 1992 - Establishes within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Institute) a Wind Engineering Program which shall: (1) provide for wind engineering research; (2) serve as an information clearinghouse; and (3) improve interagency coordination on wind engineering research. Authorizes appropriations.