10 U.S. Code § 2702 - Research, development, and demonstration program
(a) Program.— As part of the Defense Environmental Restoration Program, the Secretary of Defense shall carry out a program of research, development, and demonstration with respect to hazardous wastes. The program shall be carried out in consultation and cooperation with the Administrator and the advisory council established under section 311(a)(5) of CERCLA (42 U.S.C. 9660 (a)(5)). The program shall include research, development, and demonstration with respect to each of the following:
(1) Means of reducing the quantities of hazardous waste generated by activities and facilities under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.
(2) Methods of treatment, disposal, and management (including recycling and detoxifying) of hazardous waste of the types and quantities generated by current and former activities of the Secretary and facilities currently and formerly under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.
(4) Toxicological data collection and methodology on risk of exposure to hazardous waste generated by the Department of Defense.
(5) The testing, evaluation, and field demonstration of any innovative technology, processes, equipment, or related training devices which may contribute to establishment of new methods to control, contain, and treat hazardous substances, to be carried out in consultation and cooperation with, and to the extent possible in the same manner and standards as, testing, evaluation, and field demonstration carried out by the Administrator, acting through the office of technology demonstration of the Environmental Protection Agency.
(b) Special Permit.— The Administrator may use the authorities of section 3005(g) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6925 (g)) to issue a permit for testing and evaluation which receives support under this section.
(c) Contracts and Grants.— The Secretary may enter into contracts and cooperative agreements with, and make grants to, universities, public and private profit and nonprofit entities, and other persons to carry out the research, development, and demonstration authorized under this section. Such contracts may be entered into only to the extent that appropriated funds are available for that purpose.
(d) Information Collection and Dissemination.—
(1) In general.— The Secretary shall develop, collect, evaluate, and disseminate information related to the use (or potential use) of the treatment, disposal, and management technologies that are researched, developed, and demonstrated under this section.
(2) Role of epa.— The functions of the Secretary under paragraph (1) shall be carried out in cooperation and consultation with the Administrator. To the extent appropriate and agreed upon by the Administrator and the Secretary, the Administrator shall evaluate and disseminate such information through the office of technology demonstration of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Source(Added Pub. L. 99–499, title II, § 211(a)(1)(B),Oct. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 1721; amended Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title X, § 1084(d)(25),Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 2063.)
Partnerships for Investment in Innovative Environmental Technologies
Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title III, § 349,Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1690, as amended by Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title X, § 1067(4),Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 774; Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title X, § 1062(k)(1),Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1586, authorized the Secretary of Defense, until three years after Nov. 18, 1997, to enter into a partnership with one or more private entities to demonstrate and validate innovative environmental technologies, and to provide funds to the partner or partners from appropriations available to the Department of Defense for environmental activities for a period of up to five years.
Agreements for Services of Other Agencies in Support of Environmental Technology Certification
Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title III, § 342(d),Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1686, provided that not later than 90 days after Nov. 18, 1997, the Secretary of Defense was to submit to Congress a report setting forth the guidelines established by the Secretary for reimbursement of State and local governments, and for cost-sharing between the Department of Defense, such governments, and vendors, under cooperative agreements entered into under section 327 ofPub. L. 104–201, formerly set out below.
Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title III, § 327,Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2483, as amended by Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title III, § 342(a)–(c), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1686, authorized the Secretary of Defense, until five years after Sept. 23, 1996, to enter into a cooperative agreement with an agency of a State or local government, or with an Indian tribe, to obtain assistance in certifying environmental technologies.
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