At least once every 10 years, the Secretary shall update the national assessment required under this section to support public and private sector decisionmaking.
(a) In generalNot later than January 1, 2012, the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the United States Geological Survey, shall—
complete a comprehensive nationwide geothermal resource assessment that examines the full range of geothermal resources in the United States; and
submit to the the  Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate a report describing the results of the assessment.
(b) Periodic updates
(c) Authorization of appropriationsThere are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior to carry out this section—