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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-180—DEC. 4, 1987

101 STAT. 1241

ted to the Secretary by the contractor. For purposes of this paragraph, a complete request includes such information, in such detail and form, as the Secretary by regulation prescribes as necessary to allow the Secretary to take into consideration the matters described in subsection (b) in making the decision. "(3) If the Secretary fails to make the decision within such 150-day Reports, period, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate, within 10 days after the end of the 150-day period, a report on the reasons for such failure. The submission of such report shall not relieve the Secretary of the requirement to make the decision under this section. The Secretary shall, at the end of each 30-day period after submission of the first report during which the Secretary continues to fail to make the decision required by this section, submit another report on the reasons for such failure to the committees listed in this paragraph.". (h) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Paragraphs (2) and (8) of section 3131(a) of 42 USC 726ia the Department of Energy National Security and Military Applica- note, tions of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1987 (as added by subsection (a)) shall apply with respect to waiver requests submitted by contractors under that section after March 1, 1988. SEC. 3136. PRODUCTION REACTOR ACQUISITION STRATEGY

(a) REPORT.—The Secretary of Energy shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report describing the strategy of the Secretary for acquiring new reactor capacity for the production of nuclear materials. The report shall include the following: (1) An evaluation, including a discussion of all safety features considered, of the alternative sites and technologies for acquiring new reactor capacity for the production of nuclear materials. (2) The associated costs and schedules of such alternative sites and technologies, including annual funding requirements. (3) The recommendations of the Secretary of Energy with respect to— (A) the preferred sites and technologies for acquiring new reactor capacity for the production of nuclear materials; and (B) an acquisition strategy for eventual procurement, either in a phased approach or concurrently, of two reactors with different technologies in different locations. (b) DEADLINE.—The report required by subsection (a) shall be submitted as soon as possible after the date of the enactment of this Act, but no later than February 1, 1988. PART D—DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE SEC. 3141. FINDINGS

Congress makes the following findings: (1) Semiconductors and related microelectronic devices are key components in computers, telecommunications equipment, advanced defense systems, and other equipment. (2) Aggregate sales of such equipment, in excess of $230,000,000,000 annually, comprise a significant portion of the gross national product of the United States.

Business and industry.

15 USC 4621.