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shall be prepared, considered, and published in full conformance

with the requirements of 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 and in advance of a

go/no-go decision to proceed beyond preliminary design. Since

federal funds from the Clean Coal Technology Program will not be

provided for detailed design, construction, operation and/or dis

mantlement until the NEPA process has been successfully completed,

offerors at their own risk may choose to begin preparation of this

material early so that delay can be avoided.

See SECTION VI.3,

"Allowable Project Costs for Cost-Sharing purposes."

In addition to the requirements discussed above, each cooperative

agreement entered into will require an environmental monitoring plan

to ensure that significant site- and technology-specific environmental

data are collected and disseminated.

28. PROPRIETARY DATA OR CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION

The proposal submitted in response to this solicitation may contain

technical data and other data, including trade secrets and privi

leged or confidential commercial or financial information, that may

be exempt from public disclosure.

To help DOE to identify such

data, the proposer must specifically identify each page, including

each line or paragraph thereof, containing data that the offeror

would like withheld from public disclosure to the extent permitted by law, and must mark the cover sheet of the proposal with the following notice:

NOTICE

The data contained on pages of this proposal have been submitted in confidence and contain trade secrets and/or privileged

or confidential commercial or financial information, and such data

shall be used or disclosed only for evaluation purposes, provided that if a cooperative agreement is awarded to this proposer as a result of or in connection with the submission of this proposal, the Government shall have the right to use or disclose data herein to the extent provided in the cooperative agreement. This restriction does not limit the Government's right to use or disclose data obtained without restriction from any source, including the proposer.

Mark each and every sheet that contains data that you wish to restrict

with the following legend:

"Use or disclosure of the proposal data in lines specifically identified by asterisk (*) are subject to the restriction on the title page of this proposal."

In the event any data contained in a proposal submitted in response

to this PON are requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, such requests will be reviewed in accordance with the procedures provided in 10 CFR 1004.11 (1984). Prior to

disclosure of information, DOE may request additional information

from the proposer, including an explanation of why he believes

information included in the proposal is exempt from disclosure under

the FOIA. Prompt action and cooperation by the proposer will ensure

that DOE has all the information necessary to determine whether

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(a) Offerors are expected to examine the entire contents of this

PON, including all instructions. The offeror assumes the risk

of failure to comply with all the provisions of this PON.

(b) Each offeror shall furnish the information required by this

PON. The offeror shall complete and sign the Financial

Assistance Application Form (Appendix E) in accordance with the

accompanying instructions. Erasures or other changes must be

initialed by the person signing the offer. Offers signed by an

agent shall be accompanied by evidence of that agent's authority.

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Proposals are expected to conform to the PON provision entitled

"Proposal Delivery Information" (SECTION III.31), and be prepared

in accordance with the instructions provided below.

To aid in

evaluation, proposals shall be clearly and concisely written, as

well as being neat, indexed (cross-indexed as appropriate), and

logically assembled.

The proposal shall be typed, double spaced,

unreduced in size, on 8 1/2" by 11" paper.

Illustrations should be

legible, and foldouts shall, in general, be held to 11" by 17" size.

All pages of each part shall be appropriately numbered, and each

part shall contain the name of the offeror, the date, and the PON

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Project cost data shall be excluded from the technical proposal ex

cept for the limited amount of cost data needed to clarify and verify

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such aspects as marketability and design decisions. Each of the
proposal volumes shall be physically separate, and entitled as listed

below.

The required number of copies of each proposal volume and

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Note:

All documents that contain original signatures are to be included

as Group 1.

Each group, designated above, must be packaged individually.

This does

not preclude assembling more than one, or all, of the groups in a single

overall package. Mark the group number on the outside of each package.

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