Summary: H.R.12113 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/25/1976)

Authorizes the appropriation of the following sums to the Energy Research and Development Administration for fiscal year 1977: (1) for nonnuclear energy research development, and demonstration of fossil, solar, geothermal, and other forms of energy, and for energy conservation, $812,550,000; (2) for nuclear energy research and development, $4,935,362,000; and (3) for environmental research and safety, basic energy sciences, and related programs, $612,408,000.

Amends prior year appropriation authorizations Acts to increase the amount authorized for specific energy research projects.

Authorizes the Administrator of the Energy Research and Development Administration to perform construction design services prior to Congressional approval of construction projects where the Administrator determines that such project is of such urgency as to require prompt completion upon its approval by Congress.

Title I: Nonnuclear Programs - Lists amounts authorized for specific programs of fossil energy development, including coal, petroleum, natural gas, solar energy, and geothermal energy development programs. Imposes limits and conditions on operating expenses for such programs.

Title II: Nuclear Programs - Authorizes the appropriation of $3,312,966,000 in operating expenses for fiscal year 1977. Lists authorizations for additional plant and capital expenditures. Imposes limits and conditions on such expenditures. Places percentage limitations on the amount of cost overruns allowable without additional Congressional authorization.

Title III: Supporting Programs - Lists amounts authorized for specific programs of biomedical and environmental research, operational safety, and basic energy sciences.

Authorizes the appropriation of $1,000,000 to the Water Resources Council for the water resources evaluation study authorized by the Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1974. Authorizes the appropriation of $500,000 to the Council on Environmental Quality for the environmental evaluation of nonnuclear energy technologies authorized by such Act.

Lists authorizations for additional plant and capital expenditures. Places percentage limitations on the amount of cost overruns allowable without additional Congressional authorization.

Title IV: General Provisions - Stipulates that amounts appropriated may remain available until expended, provided an appropriation Act so specifies.