Summary: S.2726 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Senate agreed to House amendment with amendment (12/05/1980)

(Senate agreed to House amendment with an amendmeny)

Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1981 - Authorizes appropriations to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for environmental research, development, and demonstration activities for fiscal year 1981. Specifies amounts authorized for programs concerning air quility, water quality, water supply, pesticides, solid waste, toxic substances, radiation, energy, program management and support, and interdisciplinary activities.

Authorizes the Administrator of the EPA to utilize such funds for appropriate scientific and professional review of research and development grant, contract, and cooperative agreement applications, when such use is in the public interest.

Prohibits the transfer of funds, above a specified amount, without prior written approval by the appropriate Congressional committees or the lapse of 30 legislative days after the transmittal to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President of the Senate of a written report containing a full and complete statement concerning the nature and reason of the transfer.

Directs the Administrator to establish a separately identifiable long-term environmental research and development program to be funded by a percentage of funds appropriated under this Act.

Directs the Science Advisory Board to provide such scientific advice as may be requested by specified committees of the Congress (in addition to the EPA).