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APPENDICES

CONGRESSIONAL GUIDANCE

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

TECHNOLOGY

ENERGY PROJECTION DATA

"INTENTION TO PROPOSE" FORM

SECTION I - DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVE

1.

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

follows:

$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.

In addition,

$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

and

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,
DOE agreed to prepare a supplemental report that would further charac-

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

September 1985.

Excerpts from the aforementioned legislation and accompanying

Congressional committee reports are provided in Appendix A,

"Congressional Guidance."

2.

PON OBJECTIVE

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.

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