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Environmental Research, Development and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1976 (ERDDAA)

PL 94-475
42 U.S.C. 4361-4370 (1976)

An Act

To Authorize appropriations for environmental research, development and demonstration.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1976".

SEC. 2. (a) There is authorized to be appropriated to the Environmental Protection Agency for the following categories as follows:

(1) Research, development, and demonstration under the Noise Control Act of 1972 (42 U.S.C. 4901 et seq.), not to exceed $2,110,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, and not to exceed $527,500 for the fiscal transitional period ending September 30, 1976.

(2) Research, development, and demonstration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.), not to exceed $14,047,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, and not to exceed $3,511,975 for the fiscal transitional period ending September 30, 1976.

(3) Research, development, and demonstration under section 301 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 241), not to exceed $2,115,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, and not to exceed $528,750 for the fiscal transitional period ending September 30, 1976.

(4) Research, development, and demonstration under the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 1857 et seq.), not to exceed $148,194,700 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, and not to exceed $37,048,675 for the fiscal transitional period ending September 30, 1976.

(5) Research, development, and demonstration under the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 3251 et seq.), not to exceed $13,534,300 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, and not to exceed $3,383,575 for the fiscal transitional period ending September 30, 1976.

(6) Research, development, and demonstration under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, not to exceed $148,800,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, of which--

(A) $89,900,000 shall be for programs authorized by section 104 (u) (1) thereof (33 U.S.C. 1254 (u) (1) ),

(B) $5,600,000 shall be for programs authorized by section 104 (u) (4) thereof (33 U.S.C. 1254 (u) (4) ),

(C) $2,000,000 shall be for programs authorized by section 104 (u) (5) thereof (33 U.S.C. 1254 (u) (5) ),

(D) $20,000,000 shall be for programs authorized by section 104 (u) (6) thereof (33 U.S.C. 1254 (u) (6) ),

(E) $24,700,000 shall be for programs authorized by section 105 (h) thereof (33 U.S.C. 1255 (h) ),

(F) $4,600,000 shall be for programs authorized by section 107 thereof (33 U.S.C. 1257), and

(G) $2,000,000 shall be for programs authorized by section 113 thereof (33 U.S.C. 1263) and not to exceed $37,200,000 for the fiscal transitional period ending September 30, 1976.

(b) No funds may be transferred from any particular category listed in subsection (a) of this section to any other category or categories listed in such subsection if the total of the funds so transferred from that particular category would exceed 10 percent thereof, and no funds may be transferred to any particular category listed in subsection (a) of this section from any other category or categories listed in such subsection if the total of the funds so transferred from that particular category would exceed 10 percent thereof, unless--

(1) a period of 30 legislative days has passed after the Administrator or his designee has transmitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President of the Senate a written report containing a full and complete statement concerning the nature of the transfer and the reason therefore, or

(2) each committee of the House of Representatives and the Senate having jurisdiction over the subject matter involved, before the expiration of such period, has transmitted to the Administrator written notice to the effect that such committee has no objection to the proposed action.

(c) In addition to any transfers among the categories listed in subsection (a) of this section which are authorized by subsection (b) of this section, not to exceed 10 percent of the total amount appropriated pursuant to such subsection (a) may be transferred to other authorized activities of the Environmental Protection Agency (except construction grants for waste treatment works and scientific activities overseas), and not to exceed 10 percent of the total amount appropriated for such other authorized activities may be transferred to any category or categories listed in such subsection (a).

SEC. 3. Appropriations made pursuant to the authority provided in section 2 of this Act shall remain available for obligation for expenditure, or for obligation and expenditure, for such period or periods as may be specified in the Acts making such appropriations.

SEC. 4. No appropriation may be made to the Environmental Protection Agency for environmental research, development, or demonstration, for any period beginning after September 30, 1976, unless previously authorized by legislation hereafter enacted by the Congress.

SEC. 5. The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall transmit to the Congress, within 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, a comprehensive 5-year plan for environmental research, development, and demonstration. This plan shall be appropriately revised annually, and such revisions shall be transmitted to the Congress no later than two weeks after the President submits his annual budget to the Congress in such year.

Approved October 11, 1976.