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104 STAT. 1832 PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 Classified information. 42 USC 7257a. 42 USC 7274 note. assure proper performance, and the minimum essential number and yield of tests required for each design so modified. (6) A description of other options that may be employed in the event of reduced reliance on nuclear test explosions, ranging from increasingly extensive modifications of existing designs to the introduction of entirely new designs, and the costs in time, funds, numbers, and yields of tests, and the postulated national security benefits of each of these options clearly set forth in a manner which allows the relative costs and benefits of all the options presented to be directly compared. (b) SUBMISSION OF REPORT. —The Secretary of Energy shall submit an unclassified report with a classified appendix not later than February 1, 1991. SEC. 3132. LABORATORY-DIRECTED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PRO- GRAMS (a) AUTHORITY.— Government-owned, contractor-operated laboratories that are funded out of funds available to the Department of Energy for national security programs are authorized to carry out laboratory-directed research and development. (b) REGULATIONS. —The Secretary of Energy shall prescribe regulations for the conduct of laboratory-directed research and development at such laboratories. (c) FUNDING.—Of the funds provided by the Department of Energy to such laboratories for national security activities, the Secretary shall provide a specific amount, not to exceed 6 percent of such funds, to be used by such laboratories for laboratory-directed research and development. (d) DEFINITION.—For purposes of this section, the term "laboratory-directed research and development" means research and development work of a creative and innovative nature which, under the regulations prescribed pursuant to subsection (b), is selected by the director of a laboratory for the purpose of maintaining the vitality of the laboratory in defense-related scientific disciplines. SEC. 3133. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT COMPLIANCE REPORT REQUIREMENT (a) ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT.— Not later than 30 days after the end of each quarter of fiscal years 1991 and 1992, the Secretary of Energy shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a brief report on the Department of Energy's compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). The report shall contain a brief description of each proposed action to be taken by the Department of Energy, the environmental impact of which is not clearly insignificant, and a description of the steps taken or proposed to be taken by the Department of Energy to assess the environmental impact of the proposed action. If the Secretary finds that the proposed action of the Department of Energy will have no significant impact, the Secretary shall include the rationale for that determination. (b) SUBMISSION OF INITIAL REPORT.— The Secretary shall submit the first report not later than February 1, 1991, for the quarter ending December 31, 1990.