108 STAT. 4044 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 42 USC 7382d. 42 USC 7382e. 42 USC 7382f. (1) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary shall arrange for the 24 semifinalists to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in interviews in accordance with the selection process described in paragraph (2). (2) FINAL SELECTION. — <A) Not later than May 1 of each year preceding each year in which fellowships are to be awarded, the Secretary shall select and announce the names of the fellowship recipients. (B) The Secretary shall provide for the development and administration of a process to select fellowship recipients from the pool of semifinalists as follows: (i) The Secretary shall select three fellowship recipients who shall be assigned to the Department of Energy. (ii) The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the Senate, or their designees, shall each select a fellowship recipient who shall be assigned to the Senate. (iii) The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, or their designees, shall each select a fellowship recipient who shall be assigned to the House of Representatives. (iv) Each of the following individuals, or their designees, shall select one fellowship recipient who shall be assigned within the department, office, agency, or institute such individual administers: (I) The Secretary of Education. (II) The Director of the National Institutes of Health. (III) The Director of the National Science Foundation. (IV) The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (V) The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. SEC. 516. FELLOWSHIP AWARDS. (a) FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT COMPENSATION. —Each recipient of a fellowship under this part shall be paid during the fellowship period at a rate of pay that shall not exceed the minimum annual rate payable for a position under GS-13 of the General Schedule. (b) LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY. —The Secretary shall seek to ensure that no local educational agency penalizes a teacher who elects to participate in the Program. SEC. 517. WASTE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION RESEARCH CONSORTIUM (WERC). (a) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary is authorized to establish a partnership of Department of Energy laboratories, academic institutions, and private sector industries to conduct environmentally-related education programs, including programs involving environmentally conscious manufacturing and waste management activities that have undergraduate and graduate educational training as a component. SEC. 518. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. (a) There are authorized to be appropriated for the Program $700,000 for fiscal year 1995, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the four succeeding fiscal years.