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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-570—OCT. 31, 1988

102 STAT. 2871

receive Federal research funds, to pursue high-quality research of economic potential. The report shall— (1) describe the procedures, terms, and conditions necessary for the establishment of a p n ^ a m patterned after the Small Business Innovation Research program to assist c o l l i e and university faculty to pursue research of economic potential; (2) analyze the feasibility of establishing funding recoupment mechanisms to offset the cost of such assistance; and (3) state whether such a program is appropriate and feasible and, if so, the steps the Director shall take to establish and carry out such a program. EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING RESEARCH

SEC. 115. (a) The National Academy of Sciences shall conduct a study of earthquake engineering activities being carried out by the Foundation and other Federal agencies under the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.). Such study shall include— (1) an assessment of the adequacy of each agency's current F^eral earthquake engineering efforts, including those designed to increase the implementation of new techniques; the need for specialized research facilities, including large-scale facilities; the division of responsibilities among the various Federal agencies; and recommended levels of funding that the Foundation and other agencies should provide, in the form of grants to individuals, groups, and centers, to non-Federal researchers principally engaged in earthquake engineering research; and (2) recommendations, if any, of the National Academy of Sciences for improvements in the current Federal efforts in the area of earthquake engineering research. (b) The results of the study required by subsection (a) of this section shall be reported to the Congress on or before the expiration of the 12-month period following the date of enactment of this Act. (c) In carrying out such study, the National Academy of Sciences is authorized to call upon any agency, department, or other instrumentality or entity of the United States for cooperation, and such agency, department, instrumentality, or entity shall provide such cooperation. DESALINATION REPORT

SEC. 116. The Office of Science and Technology Policy shall prepare and submit a report to the Congress not later than December 1, 1988, on desalination research and technology. The report shall— (1) describe the state of desalination research and technology being conducted by agencies of the Federal Government; (2) recommend an agency of the Federal Government to be the lead agency on desalination research and technology; (3) recommend ways to spur research and technology to decrease the cost of desalination; and (4) recommend how desalination research and technology can be used as a component of the foreign assistance program of the United States.

42 USC 7704 note.