S.3196 - George E. Brown, Jr. Hydrogen Future Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI] (Introduced 10/12/2000)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/12/2000 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S10419-10420) (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. 3196 Introduced in Senate (IS)] 106th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 3196 To reauthorize and amend the Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1990, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES October 12 (legislative day, September 22), 2000 Mr. Akaka (for himself, Mr. Murkowski, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Bayh, Mr. Reid, and Mr. Inouye) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To reauthorize and amend the Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1990, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``George E. Brown, Jr. Hydrogen Future Act''. SEC. 2. PURPOSES. Section 102(b)(2) of the Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12401(b)(2)) is amended by striking ``among the Federal agencies and aerospace, transportation, energy, and other entities'' and inserting ``, including education, among the Federal agencies and industry, transportation entities, energy entities, and other entities''. SEC. 3. REPORT TO CONGRESS. Section 103 of the Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12402) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``1999,'' and inserting ``2003,''; (2) in subsection (b), by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following: ``(1) an analysis of hydrogen-related activities throughout the United States Government to identify productive areas for increased intergovernmental collaboration; and''; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(c) Requirements.--The report under subsection (a) shall-- ``(1) be based on a comprehensive coordination plan for hydrogen energy prepared by the Department with other Federal agencies; and ``(2) to the extent practicable, include State and local activities.''. SEC. 4. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER. Section 106 of the Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12405) is amended-- (1) in subsection (b)-- (A) in the first sentence-- (i) in paragraph (1), by striking ``an inventory'' and inserting ``an update of the inventory''; and (ii) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``other Federal agencies as appropriate,'' before ``and industry''; and (B) by striking the second and third sentences; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(c) Information Exchange Program Activities.--The information exchange program under subsection (b)-- ``(1) may consist of workshops, publications, conferences, and a database for the use by the public and private sectors; and ``(2) shall foster the exchange of generic, nonproprietary information and technology, developed under this Act, among industry, academia, and the Federal Government, to help the United States economy attain the economic benefits of the information and technology.''. SEC. 5. TECHNICAL PANEL REVIEW. Section 108(d) of the Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12407(d)) is amended-- (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking ``the following items''; (2) in paragraph (1), by striking ``and'' at the end; (3) in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and (4) by adding at the end the following: ``(3) the plan developed by the interagency task force under section 202(b) of the Hydrogen Future Act of 1996.''. SEC. 6. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. Section 109 of the Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12408) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (8), by striking ``and''; (2) in paragraph (9), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(10) $40,000,000 for fiscal year 2002; ``(11) $45,000,000 for fiscal year 2003; ``(12) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2004; ``(13) $55,000,000 for fiscal year 2005; and ``(14) $60,000,000 for fiscal year 2006.''. SEC. 7. FUEL CELLS. (a) Integration of Fuel Cells With Hydrogen Production Systems.-- Section 201(a) of the Hydrogen Future Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C. 12403 note; Public Law 104-271) is amended-- (1) by striking ``(a) Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this section, and subject'' and inserting ``(a) In General.--Subject''; and (2) by striking ``with--'' and all that follows and inserting ``into Federal and State facilities for stationary and transportation applications.''. (b) Cooperative and Cost-Sharing Agreements; Integration of Technical Information.--Title II of the Hydrogen Future Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C. 12403 note; Public Law 104-271) is amended-- (1) by redesignating section 202 as section 205; and (2) by inserting after section 201 the following: ``SEC. 202. INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE. ``(a) Establishment.--Not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall establish an interagency task force led by a Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy and comprised of representatives of-- ``(1) the Office of Science and Technology Policy; ``(2) the Department of Transportation; ``(3) the Department of Defense; ``(4) the Department of Commerce (including the National Institute for Standards and Technology); ``(5) the Environmental Protection Agency; ``(6) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and ``(7) other agencies as appropriate. ``(b) Duties.-- ``(1) In general.--The task force shall develop a plan for carrying out this title. ``(2) Focus of plan.--The plan shall focus on development and demonstration of integrated systems and components for-- ``(A) hydrogen production, storage, and use in Federal buildings; ``(B) power generation; and ``(C) transportation systems. ``(3) Projects.--The plan may provide for projects to demonstrate the feasibility of-- ``(A) hydrogen-based distributed power systems; ``(B) systems for hydrogen-based generation of combined heat, power, and other products; and ``(C) hydrogen-based infrastructure for transportation systems (including zero-emission vehicles).''. ``SEC. 203. COOPERATIVE AND COST-SHARING AGREEMENTS. ``The Secretary shall enter into cooperative and cost-sharing agreements with Federal and State agencies for participation by the agencies in demonstrations at sites administered by the agencies, with the aim of replacing commercially available systems based on fossil fuels with systems using fuel cells. ``SEC. 204. INTEGRATION OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION. ``The Secretary shall-- ``(1) integrate all the technical information that becomes available as a result of development and demonstration projects under this title; and ``(2) make the information available to all Federal and State agencies.''. (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 205 of the Hydrogen Future Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C. 12403 note; Public Law 104-271) (as redesignated by subsection (b)) is amended by striking ``this section, a total of $50,000,000 for fiscal years 1997 and 1998, to remain available until September 30, 1999'' and inserting ``this title $50,000,000 for fiscal years 2002, 2003, and 2004, to remain available until September 30, 2005''. <all>