PUBLIC LAW 110–140—DEC. 19, 2007
121 STAT. 1707
OF CARBON DIOXIDE FOR LARGE-SCALE SEQUESTRATION TESTS.—In the process of any acquisition
dkrause on GSDDPC44 with PUBLAW
of carbon dioxide for sequestration tests under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall give preference to sources of carbon dioxide from industrial sources. To the extent feasible, the Secretary shall prefer tests that would facilitate the creation of an integrated system of capture, transportation and sequestration of carbon dioxide. The preference provided for under this subparagraph shall not delay the implementation of the large-scale sequestration tests under this paragraph. ‘‘(D) DEFINITION.—For purposes of this paragraph, the term ‘large-scale’ means the injection of more than 1,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide from industrial sources annually or a scale that demonstrates the ability to inject and sequester several million metric tons of industrial source carbon dioxide for a large number of years. ‘‘(4) PREFERENCE IN PROJECT SELECTION FROM MERITORIOUS PROPOSALS.—In making competitive awards under this subsection, subject to the requirements of section 989, the Secretary shall— ‘‘(A) give preference to proposals from partnerships among industrial, academic, and government entities; and ‘‘(B) require recipients to provide assurances that all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors and subcontractors in the construction, repair, or alteration of new or existing facilities performed in order to carry out a demonstration or commercial application activity authorized under this subsection shall be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction in the locality, as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, United States Code, and the Secretary of Labor shall, with respect to the labor standards in this paragraph, have the authority and functions set forth in Reorganization Plan Numbered 14 of 1950 (15 Fed. Reg. 3176; 5 U.S.C. Appendix) and section 3145 of title 40, United States Code. ‘‘(5) COST SHARING.—Activities under this subsection shall be considered research and development activities that are subject to the cost sharing requirements of section 988(b). ‘‘(6) PROGRAM REVIEW AND REPORT.—During fiscal year 2011, the Secretary shall— ‘‘(A) conduct a review of programmatic activities carried out under this subsection; and ‘‘(B) make recommendations with respect to continuation of the activities. ‘‘(d) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section— ‘‘(1) $240,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; ‘‘(2) $240,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; ‘‘(3) $240,000,000 for fiscal year 2010; ‘‘(4) $240,000,000 for fiscal year 2011; and ‘‘(5) $240,000,000 for fiscal year 2012.’’.
VerDate Aug 31 2005
07:12 Jan 26, 2009