42 U.S. Code § 16320 - Spallation Neutron Source
In this section:
The term “SING” means the Spallation Neutron Source Instruments Next Generation major item of equipment.
(2) SNS power upgrade
The term “SNS power upgrade” means the Spallation Neutron Source power upgrade described in the 20-year facilities plan of the Office of Science of the Department.
(3) SNS second target station
The term “SNS second target station” means the Spallation Neutron Source second target station described in the 20-year facilities plan of the Office of Science of the Department.
(4) Spallation Neutron Source Facility
The terms “Spallation Neutron Source Facility” and “Facility” mean the completed Spallation Neutron Source scientific user facility located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
(b) Spallation Neutron Source Project
(1) In general
The Secretary shall submit to Congress, as part of the annual budget request of the President submitted to Congress, a report on progress on the Spallation Neutron Source Project.
(c) Spallation Neutron Source Facility plan
(1) In general
The Secretary shall develop an operational plan for the Spallation Neutron Source Facility that ensures that the Facility is employed to the full capability of the Facility in support of the study of advanced materials, nanoscience, and other missions of the Office of Science of the Department.
The operational plan shall—
(A) include a plan for the operation of an effective scientific user program that—
(ii) 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
(B) 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—
(ii) instrumentation built at the Facility during the operating phase through full use of the experimental hall, including the SING;
(d) Authorization of appropriations
(1) Spallation Neutron Source Project
There 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—
(2) Spallation Neutron Source Facility
(A) In general
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), there is authorized to be appropriated for the Spallation Neutron Source Facility for—