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PUBLIC LAW 105-309—OCT. 30, 1998 112 STAT. 2939 "(iii) universities; and "(iv) State and local development agencies and entities. "(4) REQUIREMENTS FOR MAKING AWARDS. — "(A) IN GENERAL.—In making awards under this subsection, the Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary, shall ensure that the awards are awarded on a competitive basis that includes a review of the merits of the activities that are the subject of the award. "(B) MATCHING REQUIREMENT. — The non-Federal share of the activities (other than planning activities) carried out under an award under this subsection shall be not less than 25 percent of the cost of those activities. "(5) CRITERIA FOR STATES.— The Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary, shall establish criteria for achievement by each State that participates in the program. Upon the achievement of all such criteria, a State shall cease to be eligible to participate in the program. "(6) COORDINATION.— To the extent practicable, in carrying out this subsection, the Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary, shall coordinate the program with other programs of the Department of Commerce. "(7) REPORT. — "(A) IN GENERAL. —Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of the Technology Administration Act of 1998, the Under Secretary shall prepare and submit a report that meets the requirements of this paragraph to the Secretary. Upon receipt of the report, the Secretary shall transmit a copy of the report to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Science of the House of Representatives. "(B) REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORT.— The report prepared under this paragraph shall contain with respect to the program— "(i) a description of the structure and procedures of the program; "(ii) a management plan for the program; "(iii) a description of the merit-based review process to be used in the program; "(iv) milestones for the evaluation of activities to be assisted under the program in fiscal year 1999; "(v) an assessment of the eligibility of each State that participates in the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research of the National Science Foundation to participate in the program under this subsection; and "(vi) the evaluation criteria with respect to which the overall management and effectiveness of the program will be evaluated.". SEC. 10. NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY MEDAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TECH- 15 USC 3711 NOLOGY. note. In the administration of section 16 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3711), Environmental Technology shall be established as a separate nomination category with appropriate unique criteria for that category.