(a) DefinitionsIn this section:
The term “SING” means the Spallation Neutron Source Instruments Next Generation major item of equipment.
(2) SNS power upgrade
(3) SNS second target station
(4) Spallation Neutron Source Facility
(b) Spallation Neutron Source Project
(1) In general
(c) Spallation Neutron Source Facility plan
(1) In general
(2) PlanThe operational plan shall—
(A) include a plan for the operation of an effective scientific user program that—
is based on peer review of proposals submitted for use of the Facility;
includes scientific and technical support to ensure that external users, including researchers based at institutions of higher education, are able to make full use of a variety of high quality scientific instruments; and
include an ongoing program to develop new instruments that builds on the high performance neutron source and that allows neutron scattering techniques to be applied to a growing range of scientific problems and disciplines; and
(C) address the status of and, to the maximum extent practicable, costs and schedules for—
full user mode operations of the Facility;
the SNS power upgrade; and
(d) Authorization of appropriations
(1) Spallation Neutron Source ProjectThere is authorized to be appropriated to carry out the Spallation Neutron Source Project for the lifetime of the Project $1,411,700,000 for total project costs, of which—
$219,000,000 shall be used for other Project costs.
(2) Spallation Neutron Source Facility
(A) In generalExcept as provided in subparagraph (B), there is authorized to be appropriated for the Spallation Neutron Source Facility for—
the SING, $75,000,000 for each of fiscal year 2007 through 2009; and
the SNS power upgrade, $160,000,000, to remain available until expended.