TITLE 30 - US CODE - CHAPTER 18 - COAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

30 USC 661 - Short title; definitions

(a) This chapter may be cited as the Coal Research and Development Act of 1960.
(b) In this chapter:
(1) The term research means scientific, technical, and economic research and the practical application of that research.
(2) The term Secretary means the Secretary of Energy.

30 USC 662 - Powers and duties of Secretary

The Secretary shall
(1) develop through research, new and more efficient methods of mining, preparing, and utilizing coal;
(2) contract for, sponsor, cosponsor, and promote the coordination of, research with recognized interested groups, including but not limited to, coal trade associations, coal research associations, educational institutions, and agencies of States and political subdivisions of States;
(3) establish technical advisory committees composed of recognized experts in various aspects of coal research to assist in the examination and evaluation of research progress and of all research proposals and contracts and to insure the avoidance of duplication of research; and
(4) cooperate to the fullest extent possible with other departments, agencies, and independent establishments of the Federal Government and with State governments, and with all other interested agencies, governmental and nongovernmental.

663, 664. Repealed. Pub. L. 10958, title X, 1009(a)(1)(C), Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 934

Section 663, Pub. L. 86–599, § 3, July 7, 1960, 74 Stat. 336, related to advisory committees appointed under provisions of chapter. Section 664, Pub. L. 86–599, § 4 (part), July 7, 1960, 74 Stat. 336, related to appointment of Director of Coal Research.

30 USC 665 - Sites for conducting research; availability of personnel and facilities

Research authorized by this chapter may be conducted wherever suitable personnel and facilities are available.

30 USC 666 - Public-availability requirement; national defense; patent agreements

No research shall be carried out, contracted for, sponsored, cosponsored, or authorized under authority of this chapter, unless all information, uses, products, processes, patents, and other developments resulting from such research will (with such exceptions and limitations, if any, as the Secretary may find to be necessary in the interest of national defense) be available to the general public. Whenever in the estimation of the Secretary the purposes of this chapter would be furthered through the use of patented processes or equipment, the Secretary is authorized to enter into such agreements as he deems necessary for the acquisition or use of such patents on reasonable terms and conditions.

30 USC 667 - Repealed. Pub. L. 10958, title X, 1009(a)(1)(C), Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 934

Section, Pub. L. 86–599, § 7, July 7, 1960, 74 Stat. 337, related to reports to President and Congress.

30 USC 668 - Authorization of appropriations

(a) Fiscal year beginning July 1, 1960 
There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to remain available until expended, not to exceed $2,000,000 to be used to carry out the purposes of this chapter for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1960.
(b) Fiscal years beginning after June 30, 1961 
There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year beginning after June 30, 1961, such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
(c) Availability of sums 
Sums appropriated to carry out the purposes of this chapter shall remain available until expended.