to the methane hydrate research and development program implemented under this Act.

“SEC. 7. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

“There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this Act, to remain available until expended—

“(1) $15,000,000 for fiscal year 2006;

“(2) $20,000,000 for fiscal year 2007;

“(3) $30,000,000 for fiscal year 2008;

“(4) $40,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; and

“(5) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2010.”.

(b) RECLASSIFICATION.—The Law Revision Counsel shall reclassify the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 2000 (30 U.S.C. 1902 note; Public Law 106–193) to a new chapter at the end of title 30, United States Code.



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