PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988
102 STAT. 1433
to serve United States industry and science. The subjects of such advice and studies may include— "(1) the competitive position of the United States in key areas of manufacturing and emerging technologies and research activities which would enhance that competitiveness; "(2) potential activities of the Institute, in cooperation with industry and the States, to assist in the transfer and dissemination of new technologies for manufacturing and quality assurance; and "(3) identification and assessment of likely barriers to widespread use of advanced manufacturing technology by the United States workforce, including training and other initiatives which could lead to a higher percentage of manufacturing jobs of United States companies being located within the borders of our country.". SEC. 5115. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.
(a) AMENDMENTS TO ORGANIC ACT.—(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Act of March 3, 1901 (15 U.S.C. 271 et seq.) is amended by striking "National Bureau of Standards", "Bureau" ' and "bureau" wherever they appear and inserting in lieu thereof "Institute". (2) Section 31 of such Act, as so redesignated by section 5114(1) of this part, is amended by striking "National Bureau of Standards" and inserting in lieu thereof "National Institute of Standards and Technology". (b) AMENDMENTS TO STEVENSON-WYDLER TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
ACT OF 1980.—(1) Section 80)) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technolo^ Innovation Act of 1980, as so redesignated by section 5122 of this part, is amended by striking "Director" and inserting in lieu thereof 'Assistant Secretary". (2) Sections 11(e) and 17(d) and (e) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as so redesignated by section 5122(a)(l) of this part, are amended— (A) by striking "National Bureau of Standards" wherever it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "National Institute of Standards and Technology"; and (B) by striking "Bureau" wherever it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "Institute". (c) AMENDMENTS TO OTHER LAWS.—References in any other Federal law to the National Bureau of Standards shall be deemed to refer to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
15 USC 3706.
15 USC 3710, 37iia.
15 USC 271 note.
Subpart B—Technology Extension Activities and Clearinghouse on State and Local Initiatives SEC. 5121. TECHNOLOGY EXTENSION ACTIVITIES. (a) TECHNOLOGY CENTERS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.—The Act of
March 3, 1901, as amended by this part, is further amended by adding after section 24 the following new sections: "REGIONAL CENTERS FOR THE TRANSFER OF MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
"SEC. 25. (a) The Secretary, through the Director and, if appropriate, through other officials, shall provide assistance for the creation and support of Regional Centers for the Transfer of Manu-
15 USC 278k.