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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-370—JULY 18, 1984

98 STAT. 1211

Public Law 98-370 98th Congress An Act To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to facilitate commerce by the domestic renewable energy industry and related service industries.

July 18, 1984 [H.R. 3169]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may Renewable be cited as the "Renewable Energy Industry Development Act of Energy Industry Development 1983". Act of 1983. SEC. 2. Part B of title II of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act 42 USC 6201 (42 U.S.C. 6271 and following), relating to the international energy note. program, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: DOMESTIC RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY AND RELATED SERVICE INDUSTRIES

"SEC. 256. (a) It is the purpose of this section to implement the 42 USC 6276. responsibilities of the United States under chapter VII of the international energy program with respect to development of alternative energy by facilitating the overall abilities of the domestic renewable energy industry and related service industries to create new "(b)(1) Before the later of— study. "(A) 6 months after the date of the enactment of this section, Report. and "(B) May 31, 1985, the Secretary of Commerce shall conduct an evaluation regarding the domestic renewable energy industry and related service industries and submit a report of his findings to the Congress. "(2) Such evaluation shall include— 3 "(A) an assessment of the technical and commercial status of the domestic renewable energy industry and related service industries in domestic and foreign markete; "(B) an assessment of the Federal Government's activities affecting commerce in the domestic renewable energy industry and related service industries and in consolidating and coordinating such activities within the Federal Government; and "(C) an assessment of the aspects of the domestic renewable energy industry and related service industries in which improvements must be made to increase the international commercialization of such industry. "(c)(1) On the basis of the evaluation under subsection (b), the Marketing. Secretary of Commerce shall, consistent with existing law, establish a program for enhancing commerce in renewable energy technologies and consolidating or coordinating existing activities for such purpose. "(2) Such program shall provide for— "(A) the broadening of the participation by the domestic renewable energy industry and related service industries in such activities;