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                                                      Calendar No. 269
116th Congress     }                                    {       Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session       }                                    {      116-148

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                CLEAN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY ACT OF 2019

                                _______
                                

                October 24, 2019.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

        Ms. Murkowski, from the Committee on Energy and Natural 
                   Resources, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 2300]

    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, to which was 
referred the bill (S. 2300) to amend the Energy Independence 
and Security Act of 2007 to establish a program to incentivize 
innovation and to enhance the industrial competitiveness of the 
United States by developing technologies to reduce emissions of 
nonpower industrial sectors, having considered the same, and 
for other purposes, reports favorably thereon with an amendment 
(in the nature of a substitute) and recommends that the bill, 
as amended, do pass.

                               Amendment

    The amendment is as follows:
    Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Clean Industrial Technology Act of 
2019'' or the ``CIT Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. PURPOSE.

    The purpose of this Act and the amendments made by this Act is to 
encourage the development and evaluation of innovative technologies 
aimed at increasing--
          (1) the technological and economic competitiveness of 
        industry and manufacturing in the United States; and
          (2) the emissions reduction of nonpower industrial sectors.

SEC. 3. INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 
is amended by inserting after section 453 (42 U.S.C. 17112) the 
following:

``SEC. 454. INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT 
                    PROGRAM.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Director.--The term `Director' means the Director of 
        the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
          ``(2) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' means--
                  ``(A) a scientist or other individual with knowledge 
                and expertise in emissions reduction;
                  ``(B) an institution of higher education;
                  ``(C) a nongovernmental organization;
                  ``(D) a National Laboratory;
                  ``(E) a private entity; and
                  ``(F) a partnership or consortium of 2 or more 
                entities described in subparagraphs (B) through (E).
          ``(3) Emissions reduction.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The term `emissions reduction' 
                means the reduction, to the maximum extent practicable, 
                of net nonwater greenhouse gas emissions to the 
                atmosphere by energy services and industrial processes.
                  ``(B) Exclusion.--The term `emissions reduction' does 
                not include the elimination of carbon embodied in the 
                principal products of industrial manufacturing.
          ``(4) Institution of higher education.--The term `institution 
        of higher education' has the meaning given the term in section 
        101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001).
          ``(5) Program.--The term `program' means the program 
        established under subsection (b)(1).
    ``(b) Industrial Emissions Reduction Technology Development 
Program.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
        enactment of the CIT Act of 2019, the Secretary, in 
        consultation with the Director, the heads of relevant Federal 
        agencies, National Laboratories, industry, and institutions of 
        higher education, shall establish a crosscutting industrial 
        emissions reduction technology development program of research, 
        development, demonstration, and commercial application to 
        further the development and commercialization of innovative 
        technologies that--
                  ``(A) increase the technological and economic 
                competitiveness of industry and manufacturing in the 
                United States;
                  ``(B) increase the viability and competitiveness of 
                United States industrial technology exports; and
                  ``(C) achieve emissions reduction in nonpower 
                industrial sectors.
          ``(2) Coordination.--In carrying out the program, the 
        Secretary shall--
                  ``(A) coordinate with each relevant office in the 
                Department and any other Federal agency;
                  ``(B) coordinate and collaborate with the Industrial 
                Technology Innovation Advisory Committee established 
                under section 455; and
                  ``(C) coordinate and seek to avoid duplication with 
                the energy-intensive industries program established 
                under section 452.
          ``(3) Leverage of existing resources.--In carrying out the 
        program, the Secretary shall leverage, to the maximum extent 
        practicable--
                  ``(A) existing resources and programs of the 
                Department and other relevant Federal agencies; and
                  ``(B) public-private partnerships.
    ``(c) Focus Areas.--The program shall focus on--
          ``(1) industrial production processes, including technologies 
        and processes that--
                  ``(A) achieve emissions reduction in high-emissions 
                industrial materials production processes, including 
                production processes for iron, steel, steel mill 
                products, aluminum, cement, glass, pulp, paper, and 
                industrial ceramics;
                  ``(B) achieve emissions reduction in medium- and 
                high-temperature heat generation, including--
                          ``(i) through electrification of heating 
                        processes;
                          ``(ii) through renewable heat generation 
                        technology;
                          ``(iii) through combined heat and power; and
                          ``(iv) by switching to alternative fuels, 
                        including hydrogen and nuclear energy;
                  ``(C) achieve emissions reduction in chemical 
                production processes, including by incorporating, if 
                appropriate and practicable, principles, practices, and 
                methodologies of sustainable, green chemistry and 
                engineering;
                  ``(D) leverage smart manufacturing technologies and 
                principles, digital manufacturing technologies, and 
                advanced data analytics to develop advanced 
                technologies and practices in information, automation, 
                monitoring, computation, sensing, modeling, and 
                networking to--
                          ``(i) model and simulate manufacturing 
                        production lines;
                          ``(ii) monitor and communicate production 
                        line status;
                          ``(iii) manage and optimize energy 
                        productivity and cost throughout production; 
                        and
                          ``(iv) model, simulate, and optimize the 
                        energy efficiency of manufacturing processes;
                  ``(E) minimize the negative environmental impacts of 
                manufacturing and sustainable chemistry while 
                conserving energy and resources, including--
                          ``(i) by designing products that enable 
                        reuse, refurbishment, remanufacturing, and 
                        recycling;
                          ``(ii) by minimizing waste from industrial 
                        processes, including through the reuse of waste 
                        as other resources in other industrial 
                        processes for mutual benefit; and
                          ``(iii) by increasing resource efficiency; 
                        and
                  ``(F) increase the energy efficiency of industrial 
                processes;
          ``(2) alternative materials that produce fewer emissions 
        during production and result in fewer emissions during use, 
        including--
                  ``(A) innovative building materials;
                  ``(B) high-performance lightweight materials; and
                  ``(C) substitutions for critical materials and 
                minerals;
          ``(3) development of net-zero emissions liquid and gaseous 
        fuels;
          ``(4) emissions reduction in shipping, aviation, and long 
        distance transportation;
          ``(5) carbon capture technologies for industrial processes;
          ``(6) other technologies that achieve net-zero emissions in 
        nonpower industrial sectors, as determined by the Secretary, in 
        consultation with the Director; and
          ``(7) high-performance computing to develop advanced 
        materials and manufacturing processes contributing to the focus 
        areas described in paragraphs (1) through (6), including--
                  ``(A) modeling, simulation, and optimization of the 
                design of energy efficient and sustainable products; 
                and
                  ``(B) the use of digital prototyping and additive 
                manufacturing to enhance product design.
    ``(d) Grants, Contracts, Cooperative Agreements, and Demonstration 
Projects.--
          ``(1) Grants.--In carrying out the program, the Secretary 
        shall award grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities 
        for projects that the Secretary determines would best achieve 
        the goals of the program.
          ``(2) Contracts and cooperative agreements.--In carrying out 
        the program, the Secretary may enter into contracts and 
        cooperative agreements with eligible entities and Federal 
        agencies for projects that the Secretary determines would 
        further the purposes of the program.
          ``(3) Demonstration projects.--In supporting technologies 
        developed under this section, the Secretary shall fund 
        demonstration projects that test and validate technologies 
        described in subsection (c).
          ``(4) Application.--An entity seeking funding or a contract 
        or agreement under this subsection shall submit to the 
        Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and 
        containing such information as the Secretary may require.
          ``(5) Cost sharing.--In awarding funds under this section, 
        the Secretary shall require cost sharing in accordance with 
        section 988 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 
        16352).''.
    (b) Technical Amendment.--The table of contents of the Energy 
Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-140; 121 Stat. 
1494) is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 453 
the following:

  ``Sec. 454. Industrial emissions reduction technology development 
program.''.

SEC. 4. INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

    (a) In General.--The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 
is amended by inserting after section 454 (as added by section 3(a)) 
the following:

``SEC. 455. INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Committee.--The term `Committee' means the Industrial 
        Technology Innovation Advisory Committee established under 
        subsection (b).
          ``(2) Director.--The term `Director' means the Director of 
        the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
          ``(3) Emissions reduction.--The term `emissions reduction' 
        has the meaning given the term in section 454(a).
          ``(4) Program.--The term `program' means the industrial 
        emissions reduction technology development program established 
        under section 454(b)(1).
    ``(b) Establishment.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of the CIT Act of 2019, the Secretary, in consultation with 
the Director, shall establish an advisory committee, to be known as the 
`Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory Committee'.
    ``(c) Membership.--
          ``(1) Appointment.--The Committee shall be comprised of not 
        fewer than 14 members and not more than 18 members, who shall 
        be appointed by the Secretary, in consultation with the 
        Director.
          ``(2) Representation.--Members appointed pursuant to 
        paragraph (1) shall include--
                  ``(A) not less than 1 representative of each relevant 
                Federal agency, as determined by the Secretary;
                  ``(B) the Chair of the Secretary of Energy Advisory 
                Board, if that position is filled;
                  ``(C) not less than 2 representatives of labor 
                groups;
                  ``(D) not less than 3 representatives of the research 
                community, which shall include academia and National 
                Laboratories;
                  ``(E) not less than 2 representatives of 
                nongovernmental organizations;
                  ``(F) not less than 6 representatives of small- and 
                large-scale industry, the collective expertise of which 
                shall cover every focus area described in section 
                454(c); and
                  ``(G) any other individuals the Secretary, in 
                coordination with the Director, determines to be 
                necessary to ensure that the Committee is comprised of 
                a diverse group of representatives of industry, 
                academia, independent researchers, and public and 
                private entities.
          ``(3) Chair.--The Secretary shall designate a member of the 
        Committee to serve as Chair.
    ``(d) Duties.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall--
                  ``(A) in consultation with the Secretary and the 
                Director, propose missions and goals for the program, 
                which shall be consistent with the purposes of the 
                program described in section 454(b)(1); and
                  ``(B) advise the Secretary with respect to the 
                program--
                          ``(i) by identifying and evaluating any 
                        technologies being developed by the private 
                        sector relating to the focus areas described in 
                        section 454(c);
                          ``(ii) by identifying technology gaps in the 
                        private sector in those focus areas, and making 
                        recommendations to address those gaps;
                          ``(iii) by surveying and analyzing factors 
                        that prevent the adoption of emissions 
                        reduction technologies by the private sector; 
                        and
                          ``(iv) by recommending technology screening 
                        criteria for technology developed under the 
                        program to encourage adoption of the technology 
                        by the private sector; and
                  ``(C) develop the strategic plan described in 
                paragraph (2).
          ``(2) Strategic plan.--
                  ``(A) Purpose.--The purpose of the strategic plan 
                developed under paragraph (1)(C) is to achieve the 
                goals of the program in the focus areas described in 
                section 454(c).
                  ``(B) Contents.--The strategic plan developed under 
                paragraph (1)(C) shall--
                          ``(i) specify near-term and long-term 
                        qualitative and quantitative objectives 
                        relating to each focus area described in 
                        section 454(c), including research, 
                        development, demonstration, and commercial 
                        application objectives;
                          ``(ii) specify the anticipated timeframe for 
                        achieving the objectives specified under clause 
                        (i);
                          ``(iii) include plans for developing 
                        emissions reduction technologies that are 
                        globally cost-competitive;
                          ``(iv) identify the public and private costs 
                        of achieving the objectives specified under 
                        clause (i); and
                          ``(v) estimate the economic and employment 
                        impact in the United States of achieving those 
                        objectives.
    ``(e) Meetings.--
          ``(1) Frequency.--The Committee shall meet not less 
        frequently than 2 times per year, at the call of the Chair.
          ``(2) Initial meeting.--Not later than 30 days after the date 
        on which the members are appointed under subsection (b), the 
        Committee shall hold its first meeting.
    ``(f) Committee Report.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
        enactment of the CIT Act of 2019, and not less frequently than 
        once every 3 years thereafter, the Committee shall submit to 
        the Secretary a report on the progress of achieving the 
        purposes of the program.
          ``(2) Contents.--The report under paragraph (1) shall 
        include--
                  ``(A) a description of any technology innovation 
                opportunities identified by the Committee;
                  ``(B) a description of any technology gaps identified 
                by the Committee under subsection (d)(1)(B)(ii);
                  ``(C) recommendations for improving technology 
                screening criteria and management of the program;
                  ``(D) an evaluation of the progress of the program 
                and the research and development funded under the 
                program;
                  ``(E) any recommended changes to the focus areas of 
                the program described in section 454(c);
                  ``(F) a description of the manner in which the 
                Committee has carried out the duties described in 
                subsection (d)(1) and any relevant findings as a result 
                of carrying out those duties;
                  ``(G) if necessary, an update to the strategic plan 
                developed by the Committee under subsection (d)(1)(C);
                  ``(H) the progress made in achieving the goals set 
                out in that strategic plan;
                  ``(I) a review of the management, coordination, and 
                industry utility of the program;
                  ``(J) an assessment of the extent to which progress 
                has been made under the program in developing 
                commercial, cost-competitive technologies in each focus 
                area described in section 454(c); and
                  ``(K) an assessment of the effectiveness of the 
                program in coordinating efforts within the Department 
                and with other Federal agencies to achieve the purposes 
                of the program.
    ``(g) Report to Congress.--Not later than 60 days after receiving a 
report from the Committee under subsection (f), the Secretary shall 
submit a copy of that report to the Committees on Appropriations and 
Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives, the 
Committees on Appropriations and Energy and Natural Resources of the 
Senate, and any other relevant Committee of Congress.
    ``(h) Applicability of Federal Advisory Committee Act.--Except as 
otherwise provided in this section, the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(5 U.S.C. App.) shall apply to the Committee.''.
    (b) Technical Amendment.--The table of contents of the Energy 
Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-140; 121 Stat. 
1494) (as amended by section 3(b)) is amended by inserting after the 
item relating to section 454 the following:

``Sec. 455. Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory Committee.''.

SEC. 5. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO IMPLEMENT INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS 
                    REDUCTION.

    (a) In General.--The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 
is amended by inserting after section 455 (as added by section 4(a)) 
the following:

``SEC. 456. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO IMPLEMENT INDUSTRIAL 
                    EMISSIONS REDUCTION.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' means--
                  ``(A) a State;
                  ``(B) a unit of local government;
                  ``(C) a territory or possession of the United States;
                  ``(D) a relevant State or local office, including an 
                energy office;
                  ``(E) a tribal organization (as defined in section 
                3765 of title 38, United States Code);
                  ``(F) an institution of higher education; and
                  ``(G) a private entity.
          ``(2) Emissions reduction.--The term `emissions reduction' 
        has the meaning given the term in section 454(a).
          ``(3) Institution of higher education.--The term `institution 
        of higher education' has the meaning given the term in section 
        101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001).
          ``(4) Program.--The term `program' means the program 
        established under subsection (b).
    ``(b) Establishment.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of the CIT Act of 2019, the Secretary shall establish a 
program to provide technical assistance to eligible entities to carry 
out an activity described in subsection (c).
    ``(c) Activities Described.--An activity referred to in subsection 
(b) is any of the following activities carried out for the purpose of 
achieving emissions reduction in nonpower industrial sectors:
          ``(1) Adopting emissions reduction technologies.
          ``(2) Establishing goals and priorities to accelerate the 
        development and evaluation of relevant technologies.
          ``(3) Developing collaborations across States, local 
        governments, and territories and possessions of the United 
        States.
          ``(4) Reviewing the appropriate emissions reduction 
        technologies available for a particular eligible entity.
          ``(5) Developing a roadmap for implementing emissions 
        reduction technologies for a particular eligible entity.
          ``(6) Any other activity determined appropriate by the 
        Secretary.
    ``(d) Applications.--
          ``(1) In general.--An eligible entity desiring technical 
        assistance under the program shall submit to the Secretary an 
        application at such time, in such manner, and containing such 
        information as the Secretary may require.
          ``(2) Application process.--The Secretary shall seek 
        applications for technical assistance under the program on a 
        periodic basis, but not less frequently than once every 12 
        months.
          ``(3) Factors for consideration.--In selecting eligible 
        entities for technical assistance under the program, the 
        Secretary shall--
                  ``(A) give priority to--
                          ``(i) activities carried out with technical 
                        assistance under the program that have the 
                        greatest potential for achieving emissions 
                        reduction in nonpower industrial sectors;
                          ``(ii) activities carried out in a State in 
                        which there are active or inactive industrial 
                        facilities that may be used or retrofitted to 
                        carry out activities under the focus areas 
                        described in section 454(c); and
                          ``(iii) activities carried out in an 
                        economically distressed area (as described in 
                        section 301(a) of the Public Works and Economic 
                        Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3161(a))); 
                        and
                  ``(B) ensure that--
                          ``(i) there is geographic diversity among the 
                        eligible entities selected; and
                          ``(ii) the activities carried out with 
                        technical assistance under the program reflect 
                        a majority of the focus areas described in 
                        section 454(c).''.
    (b) Technical Amendment.--The table of contents of the Energy 
Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-140; 121 Stat. 
1494) (as amended by section 4(b)) is amended by inserting after the 
item relating to section 455 the following:

``Sec. 456. Technical assistance program to implement industrial 
emissions reduction.''.

SEC. 6. COORDINATION OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENT 
                    TECHNOLOGIES FOR INDUSTRY.

    Section 6(a) of the American Energy Manufacturing Technical 
Corrections Act (42 U.S.C. 6351(a)) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``Industrial Technologies Program'' each 
        place it appears and inserting ``Advanced Manufacturing 
        Office''; and
          (2) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking 
        ``Office of Energy'' and all that follows through ``Office of 
        Science'' and inserting ``Department of Energy''.

                                Purpose

    The purpose of S. 2300 is to amend the Energy Independence 
and Security Act of 2007 (EISA, Public Law 110-140) to 
establish a program to incentivize innovation and to enhance 
the industrial competitiveness of the United States by 
developing technologies to reduce emissions of nonpower 
industrial sectors.

                          Background and Need

    According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global 
industrial emissions account for a quarter of carbon emissions 
and 37 percent of total final energy use, and heavy transport 
emissions, including aviation, shipping, freight, and rail, 
make up an additional 13 percent of global carbon emissions.
    Industrial emissions are expected to increase by 50 percent 
between now and 2050. The vast majority of industrial energy 
use in the United States is for manufacturing. Historically, 
industrial emissions reductions have been focused on increases 
in efficiency, but at the global level, process efficiency in 
key materials productions areas has remained flat for several 
years. The IEA found that reducing industrial emissions in 
order to address climate change, without impacting economic 
growth, will require new technologies, along with further 
efficiencies, including carbon capture, low-emission heat, 
alternative industrial processes, and fuel switching.
    The Department of Energy (DOE or Department) has 
historically conducted a variety of research into new 
industrial energy and vehicle technologies. In recent years, 
the Advance Manufacturing Office (AMO) has conducted the vast 
majority of the Department's industrial energy research, while 
the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) has performed research on 
fuel efficiency, engine design, and weight reduction of 
vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks. AMO conducts research 
across 14 technology areas, provides energy efficiency 
technical assistance to American manufacturers, and oversees 
five national manufacturing institutes ranging from power 
electronics manufacturing to process intensification.
    AMO and VTO are housed within the office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), with a primary focus on 
reducing the energy use of various industrial processes and 
enhancing vehicle fuel efficiency and electrification, 
respectively. Because AMO and VTO are concentrated within EERE, 
they have focused on research and development (R&D) 
opportunities in efficiency rather than on industrial processes 
or alternative heavy transportation fuels.
    S. 2300 seeks to modernize DOE's research into industrial 
energy and heavy-duty transportation technologies to create a 
crosscutting emissions reduction program that would coordinate 
research across all offices within the Department. The bill 
would also create an advisory committee within DOE to ensure 
research is well suited to industry's needs and to collaborate 
with other Federal departments. The bill would also establish a 
technical assistance program to help states, local governments, 
and tribal organizations implement the low carbon technologies.

                          Legislative History

    S. 2300 was introduced by Senators Whitehouse, Capito, 
Manchin, Braun, Booker, and Collins on July 25, 2019. Senator 
Feinstein was added as a cosponsor. The Subcommittee on Energy 
held a hearing on S. 2300 on September 11, 2019.
    Similar legislation, H.R. 3978, was introduced in the House 
of Representatives by Representative Casten on July 25, 2019, 
and referred to the Science, Space and Technology Committee and 
the Energy and Commerce Committee.
    The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources met in 
open business session on September 25, 2019, and ordered S. 
2300 favorably reported, as amended.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, in 
open business session on September 25, 2019, by a majority 
voice vote of a quorum present, recommends that the Senate pass 
S. 2300, if amended as described herein. Senators Lee and 
McSally asked to be recorded as voting no.

                          Committee Amendment

    During its consideration of S. 2300, the Committee adopted 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute. The substitute 
amendment changes a coordination requirement to a consultation 
requirement in section 454(b) and adds additional program 
requirements regarding increased domestic industrial technology 
exports and avoiding duplication of the energy-intensive 
industries program in section 452.
    The substitute amendment also modifies the program's focus 
areas in section 454(c) to add nuclear energy as an alternative 
fuel in paragraph (1)(B); add the use of sustainable green 
chemistry in paragraph (1)(C); add a ``model'' category in 
paragraph (1)(D); add waste reuse in paragraph (1)(E); change 
``reducing resource intensity'' to ``increasing resource 
efficiency'' in paragraph (1)(E)(iii); and make technical 
changes. The substitute amendment removes the use of 
alternative fuels from paragraph (4) and expands high 
performance computing to cover activities in paragraphs (1) 
through (6).
    The substitute amendment deletes the appropriations 
authorization in section 454(e).
    The substitute amendment changes a coordination requirement 
to a consultation requirement in section 455(c). It also adds 
the Chair of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board to the 
Industrial Technology Advisory Committee, caps that Committee's 
membership to 18 members, allows industry members of the 
Committee to include both small and large-scale industry, and 
makes technical changes.
    The substitute amendment changes the Committee directive to 
develop the industrial technology innovation program's mission 
and goals contained in section 455(d) to a directive to propose 
such mission and goals instead. It changes the ``roadmap'' to a 
``Strategic Plan'' and adds cost-related requirements to the 
Strategic Plan.
    The substitute amendment makes conforming changes in 
section 455(f) to require the inclusion of the roadmap to the 
Committee's report only if necessary. It also augments the list 
of Congressional committees receiving reports from the 
Committee in section 455(g).
    The substitute amendment modifies section 456(c) to specify 
that the technical assistance program shall review the 
``technologies available'' for appropriate emissions reductions 
for an eligible entity, and develop an implementation roadmap.
    The substitute amendment changes ``Priorities'' to 
``Factors for Consideration'' in section 456(d)(3) and adds 
subparagraph (A) to specify the activities for which the 
Secretary is to prioritize technical assistance, including 
activities carried out with program technical assistance and 
activities carried out in an economically distressed area.
    The substitute amendment further modifies the Secretary's 
prioritization based on the State's historical factors in 
section 456(d)(3)(A)(ii) to consider active or inactive 
industrial facilities in a State. The amendment also directs 
the Secretary to ensure geographic diversity among selected 
entities and that the technical assistance program reflect a 
majority of the focus areas in section 456(d)(3)(B).
    The substitute amendment deletes the appropriations 
authorization in section 456(e).

                      Section-by-Section Analysis


Section 1. Short title

    Section 1 sets forth the short title of the bill.

Sec. 2. Purpose

    Section 2 sets forth the purpose of the bill.

Sec. 3. Industrial emissions reduction technology development program

    Section 3(a) amends subtitle D of title IV of EISA to add a 
new section 454 titled ``Industrial Emissions Reduction 
Technology Development Program.''
    The new section 454(a) provides key definitions.
    The new section 454(b) directs the Secretary, in 
consultation with the Director of the Office of Science and 
Technology Policy, relevant Federal agencies, national 
laboratories, industry and higher education institutions, to 
establish a crosscutting industrial emissions reduction 
technology research development demonstration and commercial 
application program. The Secretary is directed to coordinate 
with other relevant Federal agencies, the Industrial Technology 
Innovation Advisory Committee established under the new section 
455, and the energy intensive industries program.
    The new section 454(c) specifies the following seven 
program focus areas to achieve emissions reduction: (1) 
industrial production processes; (2) energy efficient 
alternative materials; (3) net- zero emission liquid and 
gaseous fuels; (4) emissions reduction in shipping, aviation, 
and long distance transportation; (5) carbon capture for 
industrial processes; (6) other technologies that can achieve 
net zero emissions in nonpower industrial sectors; and (7) high 
performance computing for technologies in focus areas (1) 
through (6).
    The new section 454(d) directs the Secretary to award 
grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and demonstration 
projects for projects that can meet the program's goals. 
Projects under this section must meet the cost-sharing 
requirements of section 988 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 
(Public Law 109-58).
    Subsection (b) makes conforming changes to EISA's table of 
contents.

Sec. 4. Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory Committee

    Section 4(a) amends subtitle D of title IV of EISA to add a 
new section 455 titled ``Industrial Technology Innovation 
Advisory Committee.''
    The new section 455(a) provides key definitions.
    The new section 455(b) directs the Secretary, in 
coordination with the Director of the Office of Science and 
Technology Policy (Director), and within 180 days of enactment, 
to establish an Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory 
Committee at DOE.
    The new section 455(c) specifies that the Committee have 
between 14 and 18 members, to be appointed by the Secretary in 
consultation with the Director. The section further details the 
number of Committee members to be derived from Federal 
agencies, labor groups, the research community, nongovernmental 
organizations, and industries representing each of the focus 
areas set forth in the new section 454(c).
    The new section 455(d) sets forth the Committee's duties, 
including proposing program missions and goals and advising the 
Secretary and Director on technologies related to the Program; 
identifying technology gaps; analyzing factors preventing 
private sector adoption of emissions reduction technologies; 
and recommending technology screening criteria. The Committee 
is also directed to develop a strategic plan to achieve the 
program goals, including specifying near and long-term goals 
and plans for developing technologies consistent with each of 
the program's seven focus areas.
    The new section 455(e) provides that the Committee shall 
meet within 30 days of the members being appointed, and not 
less than twice a year thereafter.
    The new section 455(f) requires the Committee to submit a 
report to the Secretary within two years of enactment and an 
update at least every three years thereafter. The report must 
include updates on each of the areas outlined in new section 
455(d), as well as the program's performance and achievements.
    The new section 455(g) directs the Secretary to submit a 
copy of the Committee's report to the relevant Congressional 
committees within 60 days of receipt.
    The new section 455(h) stipulates that except as provided 
for in this section, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. App.) applies to the Committee.
    Subsection (b) makes conforming changes to EISA's table of 
contents.

Sec. 5. Technical assistance program to implement industrial emissions 
        reduction

    Section 5(a) amends subtitle D of title IV of EISA to add a 
new section 456 titled ``Technical Assistance Program to 
Implement Industrial Emissions Reduction.''
    The new section 456(a) provides key definitions.
    The new section 456(b) directs the Secretary to establish a 
program to provide technical assistance to eligible entities 
within 180 days of enactment.
    The new section 456(c) describes activities eligible for 
receiving technical assistance under the program, including 
adopting emissions reduction technologies and establishing 
goals and priorities to accelerate technology development.
    The new section 456(d) describes the application 
requirements for the technical assistance program.
    Subsection (b) makes conforming changes to EISA's table of 
contents.

Sec. 6. Coordination of research and development of energy efficient 
        technologies for industry

    Section 6 amends section 6(a) of the American Energy 
Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (Public Law 112-210) to 
make technical corrections.

                   Cost and Budgetary Considerations

    The Congressional Budget Office estimate of the costs of 
this measure has been requested but was not received at the 
time the report was filed. When the Congressional Budget Office 
completes its cost estimate, it will be posted on the internet 
at www.cbo.gov.

                      Regulatory Impact Evaluation

    In compliance with paragraph 11(b) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee makes the following 
evaluation of the regulatory impact which would be incurred in 
carrying out S. 2300. The bill is not a regulatory measure in 
the sense of imposing Government-established standards or 
significant economic responsibilities on private individuals 
and businesses.
    No personal information would be collected in administering 
the program. Therefore, there would be no impact on personal 
privacy.
    Little, if any, additional paperwork would result from the 
enactment of S. 2300, as ordered reported.

                   Congressionally Directed Spending

    S. 2300, as ordered reported, does not contain any 
congressionally directed spending items, limited tax benefits, 
or limited tariff benefits as defined in rule XLIV of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate.

                        Executive Communications

    The testimony provided by the Department of Energy at the 
September 11, 2019, hearing on S. 2300 follows:

Testimony of Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes, U.S. Department 
                               of Energy


                              introduction


    Chairman Cassidy, Ranking Member Heinrich, and Members of 
the Subcommittee, it is a privilege and an honor to serve at 
the Department of Energy (DOE or the Department), which is 
tasked with, among other important responsibilities: overseeing 
the Nation's nuclear energy research and development programs; 
creating and sustaining American leadership in the transition 
to a global clean energy economy; working effectively with the 
States on our Nation's energy challenges; and supporting our 
current, and developing our Nation's future, energy workforce. 
Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on behalf of the 
Department regarding legislation pertinent to DOE that is now 
pending in the Senate.
    I have been asked to testify on nine (9) bills today. The 
Administration continues to review all of these bills. I 
appreciate the ongoing bipartisan efforts to address our 
Nation's energy challenges and I look forward to working with 
the Committee.


                 energy efficiency and renewable energy


    The mission of DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy (EERE) is to create and sustain American 
leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy. 
EERE has, among other strategic goals, the aim of: improving 
the energy efficiency of our nation's homes, buildings, and 
industries; stimulating the growth of a thriving domestic clean 
energy manufacturing industry; and increasing the generation of 
electric power from renewable sources.
S. 2300--Clean Industrial Technology Act
    S. 2300, Clean Industrial Technology Act, would amend the 
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, to establish a 
program to incent innovation and to enhance the industrial 
competitiveness of the United States but only if the 
technologies also reduce greenhouse gas emissions of non-power 
industrial sectors.
    The Department will continue to review the legislation and 
looks forward to working with Congress as the legislative 
process moves forward.


                               conclusion


    Thank you again for the opportunity to be here today. The 
Department appreciates the ongoing bipartisan efforts to 
address our Nation's energy challenges, and looks forward to 
working with the Committee on the legislation on today's agenda 
and any future legislation. I would be happy to answer your 
questions.

                        Changes in Existing Law

    In compliance with paragraph 12 of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the changes in existing law made 
by S. 2300, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

            THE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITY ACT OF 2007

                    Public Law 110-140 (As Amended)


AN ACT To move the United States toward greater energy independence and 
   security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to 
 protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, 
and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture 
   and storage options, and to improve the energy performance of the 
Federal Government, and for other purposes

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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Energy 
Independence and Security Act of 2007''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act 
is as follows:
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           TITLE IV--ENERGY SAVINGS IN BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY

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                Subtitle D--Industrial Energy Efficiency

Sec. 451. Industrial energy efficiency.
Sec. 452. Energy-intensive industries program.
Sec. 453. Energy efficiency for data center buildings.
Sec. 454. Industrial Emissions Reduction Technology Development Program.
Sec. 455. Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory Committee.
Sec. 456. Technical Assistance Program to Implement Industrial Emissions 
          Reduction.

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TITLE IV--ENERGY SAVINGS IN BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY

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Subtitle D--Industrial Energy Efficiency

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SEC. 454. INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT 
                    PROGRAM.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Director.--The term ``Director'' means the 
        Director of the Office of Science and Technology 
        Policy.
          (2) Eligible entity.--The term ``eligible entity'' 
        means--
                  (A) a scientist or other individual with 
                knowledge and expertise in emissions reduction;
                  (B) an institution of higher education;
                  (C) a nongovernmental organization;
                  (D) a National Laboratory;
                  (E) a private entity; and
                  (F) a partnership or consortium of 2 or more 
                entities described in subparagraphs (B) through 
                (E).
          (3) Emissions reduction.--
                  (A) In general.--The term ``emissions 
                reduction'' means the reduction, to the maximum 
                extent practicable, of net nonwater greenhouse 
                gas emissions to the atmosphere by energy 
                services and industrial processes.
                  (B) Exclusion.--The term ``emissions 
                reduction'' does not include the elimination of 
                carbon embodied in the principal products of 
                industrial manufacturing.
          (4) Institution of higher education.--The term 
        ``institution of higher education'' has the meaning 
        given the term in section 101 of the Higher Education 
        Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001).
          (5) Program.--The term ``program'' means the program 
        established under subsection (b)(1).
    (b) Industrial Emissions Reduction Technology Development 
Program.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date 
        of enactment of the CIT Act of 2019, the Secretary, in 
        consultation with the Director, the heads of relevant 
        Federal agencies, National Laboratories, industry, and 
        institutions of higher education, shall establish a 
        crosscutting industrial emissions reduction technology 
        development program of research, development, 
        demonstration, and commercial application to further 
        the development and commercialization of innovative 
        technologies that--
                  (A) increase the technological and economic 
                competitiveness of industry and manufacturing 
                in the United States;
                  (B) increase the viability and 
                competitiveness of United States industrial 
                technology exports; and
                  (C) achieve emissions reduction in nonpower 
                industrial sectors.
          (2) Coordination.--In carrying out the program, the 
        Secretary shall--
                  (A) coordinate with each relevant office in 
                the Department and any other Federal agency;
                  (B) coordinate and collaborate with the 
                Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory 
                Committee established under section 455; and
                  (C) coordinate and seek to avoid duplication 
                with the energy-intensive industries program 
                established under section 452.
          (3) Leverage of existing resources.--In carrying out 
        the program, the Secretary shall leverage, to the 
        maximum extent practicable--
                  (A) existing resources and programs of the 
                Department and other relevant Federal agencies; 
                and
                  (B) public-private partnerships.
    (c) Focus Areas.--The program shall focus on--
          (1) industrial production processes, including 
        technologies and processes that--
                  (A) achieve emissions reduction in high-
                emissions industrial materials production 
                processes, including production processes for 
                iron, steel, steel mill products, aluminum, 
                cement, glass, pulp, paper, and industrial 
                ceramics;
                  (B) achieve emissions reduction in medium- 
                and high-temperature heat generation, 
                including--
                          (i) through electrification of 
                        heating processes;
                          (ii) through renewable heat 
                        generation technology;
                          (iii) through combined heat and 
                        power; and
                          (iv) by switching to alternative 
                        fuels, including hydrogen and nuclear 
                        energy;
                  (C) achieve emissions reduction in chemical 
                production processes, including by 
                incorporating, if appropriate and practicable, 
                principles, practices, and methodologies of 
                sustainable, green chemistry and engineering;
                  (D) leverage smart manufacturing technologies 
                and principles, digital manufacturing 
                technologies, and advanced data analytics to 
                develop advanced technologies and practices in 
                information, automation, monitoring, 
                computation, sensing, modeling, and networking 
                to--
                          (i) model and simulate manufacturing 
                        production lines;
                          (ii) monitor and communicate 
                        production line status;
                          (iii) manage and optimize energy 
                        productivity and cost throughout 
                        production; and
                          (iv) model, simulate, and optimize 
                        the energy efficiency of manufacturing 
                        processes;
                  (E) minimize the negative environmental 
                impacts of manufacturing and sustainable 
                chemistry while conserving energy and 
                resources, including--
                          (i) by designing products that enable 
                        reuse, refurbishment, remanufacturing, 
                        and recycling;
                          (ii) by minimizing waste from 
                        industrial processes, including through 
                        the reuse of waste as other resources 
                        in other industrial processes for 
                        mutual benefit; and
                          (iii) by increasing resource 
                        efficiency; and
                  (F) increase the energy efficiency of 
                industrial processes;
          (2) alternative materials that produce fewer 
        emissions during production and result in fewer 
        emissions during use, including--
                  (A) innovative building materials;
                  (B) high-performance lightweight materials; 
                and
                  (C) substitutions for critical materials and 
                minerals;
          (3) development of net-zero emissions liquid and 
        gaseous fuels;
          (4) emissions reduction in shipping, aviation, and 
        long distance transportation;
          (5) carbon capture technologies for industrial 
        processes;
          (6) other technologies that achieve net-zero 
        emissions in nonpower industrial sectors, as determined 
        by the Secretary, in consultation with the Director; 
        and
          (7) high-performance computing to develop advanced 
        materials and manufacturing processes contributing to 
        the focus areas described in paragraphs (1) through 
        (6), including--
                  (A) modeling, simulation, and optimization of 
                the design of energy efficient and sustainable 
                products; and
                  (B) the use of digital prototyping and 
                additive manufacturing to enhance product 
                design.
    (d) Grants, Contracts, Cooperative Agreements, and 
Demonstration Projects.--
          (1) Grants.--In carrying out the program, the 
        Secretary shall award grants on a competitive basis to 
        eligible entities for projects that the Secretary 
        determines would best achieve the goals of the program.
          (2) Contracts and cooperative agreements.--In 
        carrying out the program, the Secretary may enter into 
        contracts and cooperative agreements with eligible 
        entities and Federal agencies for projects that the 
        Secretary determines would further the purposes of the 
        program.
          (3) Demonstration projects.--In supporting 
        technologies developed under this section, the 
        Secretary shall fund demonstration projects that test 
        and validate technologies described in subsection (c).
          (4) Application.--An entity seeking funding or a 
        contract or agreement under this subsection shall 
        submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in 
        such manner, and containing such information as the 
        Secretary may require.
          (5) Cost sharing.--In awarding funds under this 
        section, the Secretary shall require cost sharing in 
        accordance with section 988 of the Energy Policy Act of 
        2005 (42 U.S.C. 16352).

SEC. 455. INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Committee.--The term ``Committee'' means the 
        Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory Committee 
        established under subsection (b).
          (2) Director.--The term ``Director'' means the 
        Director of the Office of Science and Technology 
        Policy.
          (3) Emissions reduction.--The term `emissions 
        reduction' has the meaning given the term in section 
        454(a).
          (4) Program.--The term ``program'' means the 
        industrial emissions reduction technology development 
        program established under section 454(b)(1).
    (b) Establishment.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
of enactment of the CIT Act of 2019, the Secretary, in 
consultation with the Director, shall establish an advisory 
committee, to be known as the `Industrial Technology Innovation 
Advisory Committee'.
    (c) Membership.--
          (1) Appointment.--The Committee shall be comprised of 
        not fewer than 14 members and not more than 18 members, 
        who shall be appointed by the Secretary, in 
        consultation with the Director.
          (2) Representation.--Members appointed pursuant to 
        paragraph (1) shall include--
                  (A) not less than 1 representative of each 
                relevant Federal agency, as determined by the 
                Secretary;
                  (B) the Chair of the Secretary of Energy 
                Advisory Board, if that position is filled;
                  (C) not less than 2 representatives of labor 
                groups;
                  (D) not less than 3 representatives of the 
                research community, which shall include 
                academia and National Laboratories;
                  (E) not less than 2 representatives of 
                nongovernmental organizations;
                  (F) not less than 6 representatives of small- 
                and large-scale industry, the collective 
                expertise of which shall cover every focus area 
                described in section 454(c); and
                  (G) any other individuals the Secretary, in 
                coordination with the Director, determines to 
                be necessary to ensure that the Committee is 
                comprised of a diverse group of representatives 
                of industry, academia, independent researchers, 
                and public and private entities.
          (3) Chair.--The Secretary shall designate a member of 
        the Committee to serve as Chair.
    (d) Duties.--
          (1) In general.--The Committee shall--
                  (A) in consultation with the Secretary and 
                the Director, propose missions and goals for 
                the program, which shall be consistent with the 
                purposes of the program described in section 
                454(b)(1); and
                  (B) advise the Secretary with respect to the 
                program--
                          (i) by identifying and evaluating any 
                        technologies being developed by the 
                        private sector relating to the focus 
                        areas described in section 454(c);
                          (ii) by identifying technology gaps 
                        in the private sector in those focus 
                        areas, and making recommendations to 
                        address those gaps;
                          (iii) by surveying and analyzing 
                        factors that prevent the adoption of 
                        emissions reduction technologies by the 
                        private sector; and
                          (iv) by recommending technology 
                        screening criteria for technology 
                        developed under the program to 
                        encourage adoption of the technology by 
                        the private sector; and
                  (C) develop the strategic plan described in 
                paragraph (2).
          (2) Strategic plan.--
                  (A) Purpose.--The purpose of the strategic 
                plan developed under paragraph (1)(C) is to 
                achieve the goals of the program in the focus 
                areas described in section 454(c).
                  (B) Contents.--The strategic plan developed 
                under paragraph (1)(C) shall--
                          (i) specify near-term and long-term 
                        qualitative and quantitative objectives 
                        relating to each focus area described 
                        in section 454(c), including research, 
                        development, demonstration, and 
                        commercial application objectives;
                          (ii) specify the anticipated 
                        timeframe for achieving the objectives 
                        specified under clause (i);
                          (iii) include plans for developing 
                        emissions reduction technologies that 
                        are globally cost-competitive;
                          (iv) identify the public and private 
                        costs of achieving the objectives 
                        specified under clause (i); and
                          (v) estimate the economic and 
                        employment impact in the United States 
                        of achieving those objectives.
    (e) Meetings.--
          (1) Frequency.--The Committee shall meet not less 
        frequently than 2 times per year, at the call of the 
        Chair.
          (2) Initial meeting.--Not later than 30 days after 
        the date on which the members are appointed under 
        subsection (b), the Committee shall hold its first 
        meeting.
    (f) Committee Report.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after the 
        date of enactment of the CIT Act of 2019, and not less 
        frequently than once every 3 years thereafter, the 
        Committee shall submit to the Secretary a report on the 
        progress of achieving the purposes of the program.
          (2) Contents.--The report under paragraph (1) shall 
        include--
                  (A) a description of any technology 
                innovation opportunities identified by the 
                Committee;
                  (B) a description of any technology gaps 
                identified by the Committee under subsection 
                (d)(1)(B)(ii);
                  (C) recommendations for improving technology 
                screening criteria and management of the 
                program;
                  (D) an evaluation of the progress of the 
                program and the research and development funded 
                under the program;
                  (E) any recommended changes to the focus 
                areas of the program described in section 
                454(c);
                  (F) a description of the manner in which the 
                Committee has carried out the duties described 
                in subsection (d)(1) and any relevant findings 
                as a result of carrying out those duties;
                  (G) if necessary, an update to the strategic 
                plan developed by the Committee under 
                subsection (d)(1)(C);
                  (H) the progress made in achieving the goals 
                set out in that strategic plan;
                  (I) a review of the management, coordination, 
                and industry utility of the program;
                  (J) an assessment of the extent to which 
                progress has been made under the program in 
                developing commercial, cost-competitive 
                technologies in each focus area described in 
                section 454(c); and
                  (K) an assessment of the effectiveness of the 
                program in coordinating efforts within the 
                Department and with other Federal agencies to 
                achieve the purposes of the program.
    (g) Report to Congress.--Not later than 60 days after 
receiving a report from the Committee under subsection (f), the 
Secretary shall submit a copy of that report to the Committees 
on Appropriations and Science, Space, and Technology of the 
House of Representatives, the Committees on Appropriations and 
Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, and any other 
relevant Committee of Congress.
    (h) Applicability of Federal Advisory Committee Act.--
Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall apply to the 
Committee.

SEC. 456. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO IMPLEMENT INDUSTRIAL 
                    EMISSIONS REDUCTION.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Eligible entity.--The term ``eligible entity'' 
        means--
                  (A) a State;
                  (B) a unit of local government;
                  (C) a territory or possession of the United 
                States;
                  (D) a relevant State or local office, 
                including an energy office;
                  (E) a tribal organization (as defined in 
                section 3765 of title 38, United States Code);
                  (F) an institution of higher education; and
                  (G) a private entity.
          (2) Emissions reduction.--The term ``emissions 
        reduction'' has the meaning given the term in section 
        454(a).
          (3) Institution of higher education.--The term 
        ``institution of higher education'' has the meaning 
        given the term in section 101 of the Higher Education 
        Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001).
          (4) Program.--The term ``program'' means the program 
        established under subsection (b).
    (b) Establishment.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
of enactment of the CIT Act of 2019, the Secretary shall 
establish a program to provide technical assistance to eligible 
entities to carry out an activity described in subsection (c).
    (c) Activities Described.--An activity referred to in 
subsection (b) is any of the following activities carried out 
for the purpose of achieving emissions reduction in nonpower 
industrial sectors:
          (1) Adopting emissions reduction technologies.
          (2) Establishing goals and priorities to accelerate 
        the development and evaluation of relevant 
        technologies.
          (3) Developing collaborations across States, local 
        governments, and territories and possessions of the 
        United States.
          (4) Reviewing the appropriate emissions reduction 
        technologies available for a particular eligible 
        entity.
          (5) Developing a roadmap for implementing emissions 
        reduction technologies for a particular eligible 
        entity.
          (6) Any other activity determined appropriate by the 
        Secretary.
    (d) Applications.--
          (1) In general.--An eligible entity desiring 
        technical assistance under the program shall submit to 
        the Secretary an application at such time, in such 
        manner, and containing such information as the 
        Secretary may require.
          (2) Application process.--The Secretary shall seek 
        applications for technical assistance under the program 
        on a periodic basis, but not less frequently than once 
        every 12 months.
          (3) Factors for consideration.--In selecting eligible 
        entities for technical assistance under the program, 
        the Secretary shall--
                  (A) give priority to--
                          (i) activities carried out with 
                        technical assistance under the program 
                        that have the greatest potential for 
                        achieving emissions reduction in 
                        nonpower industrial sectors;
                          (ii) activities carried out in a 
                        State in which there are active or 
                        inactive industrial facilities that may 
                        be used or retrofitted to carry out 
                        activities under the focus areas 
                        described in section 454(c); and
                          (iii) activities carried out in an 
                        economically distressed area (as 
                        described in section 301(a) of the 
                        Public Works and Economic Development 
                        Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3161(a))); and
                  (B) ensure that--
                          (i) there is geographic diversity 
                        among the eligible entities selected; 
                        and
                          (ii) the activities carried out with 
                        technical assistance under the program 
                        reflect a majority of the focus areas 
                        described in section 454(c).

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        AMERICAN ENERGY MANUFACTURING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS ACT

                           Public Law 112-210


AN ACT To allow for innovations and alternative technologies that meet 
   or exceed desired energy efficiency goals, and to make technical 
    corrections to existing Federal energy efficiency laws to allow 
American manufacturers to remain competitive

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SEC. 6. COORDINATION OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENT 
                    TECHNOLOGIES FOR INDUSTRY.

    (a) In General.--As part of the research and development 
activities of the [Industrial Technologies Program] Advanced 
Manufacturing Office of the Department of Energy, the Secretary 
of Energy (referred to in this section as the ``Secretary'') 
shall establish, as appropriate, collaborative research and 
development partnerships with other programs within the [Office 
of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (including the 
Building Technologies Program), the Office of Electricity 
Delivery and Energy Reliability, and the Office of Science] 
Department of Energy that--
          (1) leverage the research and development expertise 
        of those programs to promote early stage energy 
        efficiency technology development;
          (2) support the use of innovative manufacturing 
        processes and applied research for development, 
        demonstration, and commercialization of new 
        technologies and processes to improve efficiency 
        (including improvements in efficient use of water), 
        reduce emissions, reduce industrial waste, and improve 
        industrial cost-competitiveness; and
          (3) apply the knowledge and expertise of the 
        [Industrial Technologies Program] Advanced 
        Manufacturing Office to help achieve the program goals 
        of the other programs.
    (b) Reports.--Not later than 2 years after December 18, 
2012, and biennially thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to 
Congress a report that describes actions taken to carry out 
subsection (a) and the results of those actions.

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