42 U.S. Code § 9206 - Wind resource assessment

The Secretary shall initiate a three-year national wind resource assessment program. As part of such program, the Secretary shall—
conduct activities to validate existing assessments of known wind resources;
perform wind resource assessments in regions of the United States where the use of wind energy may prove feasible;
initiate a general site prospecting program;
establish standard wind data collection and siting techniques; and
establish, in consultation with the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, a national wind data center which shall make public information available on the known wind energy resources of various regions throughout the United States.

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