agreement’ means a cooperative agreement within the meaning of section 6305 of title 31, United States Code.

“(3) DIRECTOR.—The term ‘Director’ means the Director of the National Science Foundation.

“(4) GRANT.—The term ‘grant’ means a grant awarded under a grant agreement (within the meaning of section 6304 of title 31, United States Code).

“(5) INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISE.—The term ‘industrial enterprise’ means a private, nongovernmental enterprise that has an expertise or capability that relates to methane hydrate research and development.

“(6) INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.—The term ‘institution of higher education’ means an institution of higher education (as defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002)).

“(7) SECRETARY.—The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of Energy, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.

“(8) SECRETARY OF COMMERCE.—The term ‘Secretary of Commerce’ means the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“(9) SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.—The term ‘Secretary of Defense’ means the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Secretary of the Navy.

“(10) SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.—The term ‘Secretary of the Interior’ means the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the United States Geological Survey, the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, and the Director of the Minerals Management Service.

“SEC. 4. METHANE HYDRATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

“(a) IN GENERAL.—

“(1) COMMENCEMENT OF PROGRAM.—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of the Energy Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercial Application Act



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