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MODEL COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
PROJECT SUMMARY SHEET
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FEDERAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION FORM
ASSURANCE OF COMPLIANCE - NON-DISCRIMINATION IN
FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS
COST PROPOSAL FORMAT (SF 1411) AND EXHIBITS
UNIFORM REPORTING SYSTEM FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA CERTIFICATIONS
INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NEPA
SUMMARY ENVIRONMENTAL DATA FOR THE COMMERCIALIZED
ENERGY PROJECTION DATA
"INTENTION TO PROPOSE" FORM
SECTION I - DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVE
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
On December 19, 1985, Pub. L. No. 99-190, "An Act Making Appropriations
for the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies for the Fiscal
Year Ending September 30, 1986, and for Other Purposes" (the "Act"),
was signed into law. This Act, among other things, provides funds to conduct cost-shared clean coal technology projects for the construction
and operation of facilities that would demonstrate the feasibility of future commercial applications of such technology. This program Opportunity Notice (PON) is issued in accordance with the requirements
of that Act.
The Act makes available a total of $397.6 million for this program, as
$99.4 million in fiscal year 1986, $149.1 million in fiscal
year 1987, and $149.1 million in fiscal year 1988.
Of these monies,
$25 million will be held in reserve to cover the cost of overruns in
the event that the Government agrees to share such costs.
$4.9 million will be reprogrammed for the Small Business and Innovative
Research Program, and unavailable to the Clean Coal Technology Program.
Also, funds will be set aside for contracting, travel, and ancillary
costs incurred by the Department of Energy (DOE) for implementation
of the Clean Coal Technology Program. All of the remaining monies
will be available for award under this PON.
The Act requires that DOE issue a "general request for proposals" for
the Clean Coal Technology Program within 60 days of the date of
enactment, provides 60 days from issuance of that request for the
proposals to be submitted, and requires the selection of projects for
negotiation not later than August 1, 1986.
Pub. L. No. 99-190 also
specifically addresses levels and forms of cost-sharing applicable to
projects proposed under this PON.
See SECTION VI, "Government
Financial Participation." The legislative history of Pub. L. No.
99-190 suggests project selection criteria for consideration in the
development of this PON.
In particular, Senate Report 99-141 cites
with approval the guidance on selection criteria embodied in Conference
Report 99-236 and Senate Report 99-82, both of which accompanied the
Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1985, Pub. L. No. 99-88.
The Clean Coal Technology Program is related to, but not a direct
continuation of, the effort that was undertaken by DOE pursuant to
Section 321, Pub. L. No. 98-473, 98 Stat. 1874. (See SECTION III.26,
"Previous Respondents to the Earlier Clean Coal Announcement.")
Section 321 directed the Secretary of Energy to solicit "statements
of interest in, and proposals for projects employing emerging clean
coal technologies," analyze the information received, and submit a
report to Congress that "assesses the potential usefulness of each
emerging clean coal technology
identifies the extent to
which federal incentives, including financial assistance, will accelerate the commercial availability of these technologies." In
response to the November 27, 1984, Program Announcement, 49 Fed.
Reg. 46696 (1984), DOE received one hundred and seventy-five
submissions with project values totaling over $8 billion. On May 1,
1985, DOE submitted its findings in the "Report to Congress on
Emerging Clean Coal Technologies" (DOE/S-0034).
On May 8, 1985, in testimony before the House Committee on Science
and Technology, Subcomittee on Energy Development and Applications,
terize the emerging clean coal technologies discussed in the May 1,
1985, report. DOE subsequently submitted the "Supplemental Report to
Congress on Emerging Clean Coal Technologies" (DOE/MC/22121-1) in
Excerpts from the aforementioned legislation and accompanying
Congressional committee reports are provided in Appendix A,
The specific objective of this PON is to solicit proposals to conduct
cost-shared clean coal technology projects to demonstrate the feasi
bility of these technologies for future commercial applications.