Summary: H.R.1576 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/08/1997)

Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to enter into a series of cooperative agreements with the California State University, Hayward, to provide continuing support for the California Urban Environmental Research and Education Center if the University consents and provides matching funds or in-kind resources equal to 20 percent of funds provided by the Administrator.

States requirements regarding university membership in the Center, the Governing Board, and the Center's principal office.

Declares the overall objective of the Center to be to promote sustainable economic development throughout California by engaging in specified functions, including: (1) developing an ongoing program of applied environmental research, education, and outreach; (2) fostering public-private partnerships to find solutions to environmental problems of California; (3) bringing together university and college researchers to focus on California's most important environmental problems; (4) supporting specified activities related to data evaluation, economic development analysis, the development and conduct of educational programs and conferences, providing ready access to the Center's expertise, the minimization of duplication and waste in research and demonstration programs, and the development and administration of an environmental and economic development information repository; (5) working closely with EPA- and other federally-funded research centers; (6) assisting environmentally-related and other small businesses; and (7) assisting in military base conversion.

Authorizes the Center to provide undergraduate scholarships for individuals studying in environmental fields, assistantships and fellowships for graduate students to encourage study in fields related to sustainable economic development, and research grants to college and university faculty.

Authorizes appropriations.