[USC02] 42 USC 17286: Geothermal assessment, exploration information, and priority activities
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42 USC 17286: Geothermal assessment, exploration information, and priority activities Text contains those laws in effect on July 3, 2020
From Title 42-THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER 152-ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITYSUBCHAPTER VII-IMPROVED MANAGEMENT OF ENERGY POLICYPart A-Management Improvements

§17286. Geothermal assessment, exploration information, and priority activities

(a) In general

Not later than January 1, 2012, the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the United States Geological Survey, shall-

(1) complete a comprehensive nationwide geothermal resource assessment that examines the full range of geothermal resources in the United States; and

(2) submit to the the 1 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

At least once every 10 years, the Secretary shall update the national assessment required under this section to support public and private sector decisionmaking.

(c) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior to carry out this section-

(1) $15,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012; and

(2) such sums as are necessary for each of fiscal years 2013 through 2022.

( Pub. L. 110–140, title VIII, §807, Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1723 .)

Effective Date

Section effective on the date that is 1 day after Dec. 19, 2007, see section 1601 of Pub. L. 110–140, set out as a note under section 1824 of Title 2, The Congress.

1 So in original.