Summary: S.3637 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/29/1976)

National Materials Policy Research, and Organization Act - Title I: National Materials Policy - Establishes policy objectives for basic and applied research programs in materials science. Establishes objectives for research programs designed to implement a national materials policy which provides for the maximum effective use of limited resources.

Title II: Organization and Operation - Establishes a National Materials Policy Board in the Executive Office of the President to advise the President on alternative methods of implementing national materials policy, and to review Federal programs which affect national materials policy. Directs the President to appoint a Special Assistant for Materials Policy to serve as chairman of the Board.

Establishes a Commission on Materials Research and Operations to review programs recommended by the Board. Directs the Commission to establish a Patent Policy Committee to consider special problems relating to dispositions of patents resulting from Government-funded research.

Establishes Select Committees in both the House of Representatives and the Senate on the subject of materials policy.