US (United States) Code. Title 30. Chapter 27: Geothermal energy

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30 USC CHAPTER 27 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

CHAPTER 27 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

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CHAPTER 27 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

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Sec.

1501. Congressional statement of findings.

SUBCHAPTER I - PROJECT LOANS

1511. Loans for geothermal reservoir confirmation.

(a) Authorization; purposes.

(b) Repayment rates.

(c) Cancellation of unpaid balance and accrued

interest.

(d) "Person" defined.

1512. Loan size limitation.

1513. Loan interest rates; repayment periods.

1514. Program termination.

1515. Regulations.

1516. Authorizations.

SUBCHAPTER II - STUDY, ESTABLISHMENT, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF

INSURANCE PROGRAM

1521. Reservoir insurance program study.

1522. Establishment of program.

(a) Authorization; requirements; scope.

(b) Definitions.

(c) Eligibility for investment insurance.

(d) Application for investment insurance; contents,

etc.

(e) Determinations respecting application for

insurance.

(f) Certificate of insurance; issuance, etc.

(g) Compensation payable to holder of certificate

of insurance; amount, etc.

(h) Withdrawal and payment of compensation.

(i) Denial of insurance.

(j) Appropriations.

(k) Reinsurance agreements; procedures applicable;

criteria; report to Congress.

SUBCHAPTER III - ESTABLISHMENT OF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

1531. Feasibility study loan program.

(a) Authorization; purposes.

(b) Maximum amount of loan for costs of

administration; cancellation of unpaid balance

and accrued interest.

(c) Maximum amount of loan for costs of

construction.

(d) Interest rate; term.

(e) Funding; deposit of amount repaid.

(f) Authorization of appropriations.

(g) "Person" defined.

SUBCHAPTER IV - FEDERAL FACILITIES

1541. Use of geothermal energy in Federal facilities.

1542. Regulations.

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30 USC Sec. 1501 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

CHAPTER 27 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

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Sec. 1501. Congressional statement of findings

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The Congress finds that -

(1) domestic geothermal reserves can be developed into

regionally significant energy sources promoting the economic

health and national security of the Nation;

(2) there are institutional and economic barriers to the

commercialization of geothermal technology; and

(3) Federal agencies should consider the use of geothermal

energy in the Government's buildings.

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(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 602, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 763.)

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SHORT TITLE

Section 601 of title VI of Pub. L. 96-294 provided that: "This

title [enacting this chapter and sections 1146 and 1147 of this

title and amending sections 1141 and 1143 of this title and

sections 796, 824a-3, 824i, and 824j of Title 16, Conservation] may

be cited as the 'Geothermal Energy Act of 1980'."

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30 USC SUBCHAPTER I - PROJECT LOANS 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 27 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

SUBCHAPTER I - PROJECT LOANS

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SUBCHAPTER I - PROJECT LOANS

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30 USC Sec. 1511 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

CHAPTER 27 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

SUBCHAPTER I - PROJECT LOANS

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Sec. 1511. Loans for geothermal reservoir confirmation

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(a) Authorization; purposes

The Secretary of Energy (hereafter in this chapter referred to as

the "Secretary") is authorized to make a loan to any person, from

funds appropriated (pursuant to this subchapter) to the Geothermal

Resources Development Fund established under section 1144 of this

title, to assist such person in undertaking and carrying out a

project which (1) is designed to explore for or determine the

economic viability of a geothermal reservoir and (2) consists of

surface exploration and the drilling of one or more exploratory

wells.

(b) Repayment rates

Subject to subsection (c) of this section and to section 1513(b)

of this title, any loan under subsection (a) of this section shall

be repayable out of revenue from production of the geothermal

energy reservoir with respect to which the loan was made, at a

rate, in any year, not to exceed 20 per centum of the gross revenue

from the reservoir in that year; except that if any disposition of

the geothermal rights to the reservoir is made to one or more other

persons by the borrower, the full amount of the loan balance

outstanding, or so much of the loan balance outstanding as is equal

to the full amount of the compensation realized by the borrower

upon such disposition, whichever is less, shall be repaid

immediately. In any case where the reservoir is confirmed (as

determined by the Secretary), the Secretary may impute a reasonable

revenue for purposes of determining repayment if -

(1) reasonable efforts are not made to put such reservoir in

commercial operation,

(2) the borrower (or any such other person) utilizes the

resources of the reservoir without a sale of the energy or

geothermal energy resources therefrom, or

(3) a sale of energy or geothermal energy resources from the

reservoir is made for an unreasonably low price;

except that no such imputation of revenue shall be made during the

three-year period immediately following such reservoir

confirmation. In the event of failure to begin production of

revenue (or, where no sale of energy or geothermal energy resources

is made, to begin production of energy for commercial use) within

five years after the date of such reservoir confirmation, the

Secretary may take action to recover the value, not to exceed the

amount of the unpaid balance of the loan plus any accrued interest

thereon, of any assets of the project in question, including

resource rights.

(c) Cancellation of unpaid balance and accrued interest

The Secretary may at any time cancel the unpaid balance and any

accrued interest on any loan made under this section if he

determines, on the basis of evidence presented by the loan

recipient or otherwise, that the geothermal energy reservoir with

respect to which the loan was made has characteristics which make

that reservoir economically or technically unacceptable for

commercial development.

(d) "Person" defined

As used in this subchapter, the term "person" includes

municipalities, electric cooperatives, industrial development

agencies, nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes, as well as

the entities included within such term under section 1 of title 1.

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(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 611, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 763.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a), was in the original

"this title", meaning title VI of Pub. L. 96-294, June 30, 1980, 94

Stat. 763, known as the Geothermal Energy Act of 1980. For complete

classification of title VI to the Code, see Short Title note set

out under section 1501 of this title and Tables.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 1512, 1513, 1514 of this

title.

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30 USC Sec. 1512 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

CHAPTER 27 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

SUBCHAPTER I - PROJECT LOANS

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Sec. 1512. Loan size limitation

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The amount of any loan made under section 1511(a) of this title

with respect to a project described in that section shall not

exceed 50 percent of the cost of such project; except that if the

loan is made to a person proposing to make application of the

resources of the reservoir involved primarily for space heating or

cooling or process heat for one or more structures or facilities

then existing or under construction, the loan may be in any amount

up to 90 per centum of such cost. In any event no loan shall be

made in an amount in excess of $3,000,000.

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(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 612, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 764.)

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30 USC Sec. 1513 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

CHAPTER 27 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

SUBCHAPTER I - PROJECT LOANS

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Sec. 1513. Loan interest rates; repayment periods

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(a) Each loan made under section 1511 of this title shall bear

interest at a discount or interest rate equal to the rate in effect

(at the time the loan is made) for water resources planning

projects under section 80 of the Water Resources Development Act of

1974 (42 U.S.C. 1962(d)-17(a)).(!1)

(b) Each such loan shall be for a term which the Secretary deems

appropriate, except that no loan term shall exceed twenty years

beyond the date on which production of energy or geothermal energy

resources begins from the reservoir involved. If revenues are

inadequate (as determined by the Secretary) to fully repay the

principal and accrued interest within twenty years after production

begins, any remaining unpaid amounts shall be forgiven.

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(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 613, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 764.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1511 of this title.

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(!1) So in original. Should be "(42 U.S.C. 1962d-17(a))."

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30 USC Sec. 1514 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

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SUBCHAPTER I - PROJECT LOANS

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Sec. 1514. Program termination

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No new loans shall be made under this subchapter after September

30, 1986. Amounts repaid on or before September 30, 1986, on loans

theretofore made under section 1511 of this title shall be

deposited in the Geothermal Resources Development Fund for purposes

of this subchapter. Amounts repaid after that date on loans

theretofore made under section 1511 of this title, and amounts

deposited in the Fund for purposes of this subchapter which remain

in the Fund after that date and are not required to secure

outstanding obligations under this subchapter, shall be deposited

into the United States Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.

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(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 614, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 764.)

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30 USC Sec. 1515 01/06/03

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SUBCHAPTER I - PROJECT LOANS

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Sec. 1515. Regulations

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The Secretary shall promulgate regulations to carry out this

subchapter no later than six months after June 30, 1980.

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(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 615, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 764.)

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30 USC Sec. 1516 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

CHAPTER 27 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

SUBCHAPTER I - PROJECT LOANS

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Sec. 1516. Authorizations

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There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for loans under

this subchapter not to exceed $5,000,000 for fiscal year 1981, and

not to exceed $20,000,000 for each of the four succeeding fiscal

years. Amounts so appropriated shall be deposited in the Geothermal

Resources Development Fund for purposes of this subchapter, and

shall remain available for such purposes until expended.

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(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 616, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 765.)

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30 USC SUBCHAPTER II - STUDY, ESTABLISHMENT, AND

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

CHAPTER 27 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

SUBCHAPTER II - STUDY, ESTABLISHMENT, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF

INSURANCE PROGRAM

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SUBCHAPTER II - STUDY, ESTABLISHMENT, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF

INSURANCE PROGRAM

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30 USC Sec. 1521 01/06/03

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SUBCHAPTER II - STUDY, ESTABLISHMENT, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF

INSURANCE PROGRAM

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Sec. 1521. Reservoir insurance program study

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The Secretary shall conduct a detailed study of the need for and

feasibility of establishing a reservoir insurance and reinsurance

program incorporating the terms, conditions, and provisions set

forth in section 1522 of this title, and shall submit to the

Congress within one year after June 30, 1980, a report on the

results of such study including his findings and recommendations

with respect thereto.

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(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 621, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 765.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1522 of this title.

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30 USC Sec. 1522 01/06/03

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Sec. 1522. Establishment of program

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(a) Authorization; requirements; scope

If the report of the Secretary submitted pursuant to section 1521

of this title affirmatively recommends the establishment of the

program and the Congress by law (after review of such

recommendation) specifically authorizes the establishment of the

program, the Secretary shall establish and implement within six

months after the date of the enactment of such authorization a

program, in cooperation with the insurance and reinsurance

industry, to provide reservoir insurance to qualified eligible

applicants in accordance with this section.

(b) Definitions

For the purpose of this section -

(1) the term "investment" means the expenditure of, and any

irrevocable legal obligation to expend, funds (together with the

reasonable interest costs thereof) for the purchase or

construction of machinery, equipment, and facilities

manufactured, or for services contracted to be furnished, for the

development and utilization of a geothermal resource in the

United States to provide energy in the form of heat for direct

use or for generation of electricity;

(2) the term "geothermal resource" means a resource in the

United States including (A) all products of geothermal processes

embracing indigenous steam, hot water, and hot brines; (B) steam

and other gases, hot water and hot brines resulting from water,

gas, or other fluids artificially introduced into geothermal

formations; (C) heat or other associated energy found in

geothermal formations; and (D) any byproducts derived from them,

where "byproduct" means any mineral or minerals (exclusive of

oil, hydrocarbon gas, and helium) which are found in solution or

in association with other geothermal resources and which have a

value of less than 75 per centum of the value of the geothermal

steam or are not, because of quantity, quality, or technical

difficulties in extraction and production, of sufficient value to

warrant extraction and production by themselves;

(3) the term "risk" means the hazard that a reservoir of

geothermal resources will cease to provide sufficient quantities

of geothermal resources at minimum conditions required to

maintain an economically or technically viable operation for

utilization of the geothermal resource;

(4) the term "reasonable premiums" means premium amounts

determined by the Secretary to be reasonable in light of the

amount of investment subject to the risk and premiums charged in

similar or analogous situations by private insurers where private

insurance is concerned and by insurers or guarantors, both public

and private, where public insurance is concerned;

(5) the term "other insurance" means any combination of private

or public insurance other than investment insurance provided by

the Secretary under this section;

(6) the term "reservoir" means the physical subsurface geologic

structure which forms the natural repository for the undisturbed

geothermal resource; and

(7) the term "person" means any public or private agency,

institution, association, partnership, corporation, political

subdivision, or other legal entity which is a United States

citizen as determined by application of the test for United

States citizenship contained in section 2(a)-(c) of the Shipping

Act, 1916 [46 App. U.S.C. 802], or in the first sentence of

section 27A of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 [46 App. U.S.C.

883-1(a)-(e)].

(c) Eligibility for investment insurance

Any person with a total direct investment of not less than

$1,000,000 in the development and use, not including exploration

and testing, of a geothermal resource associated with a reservoir,

and unable to obtain other insurance at reasonable premiums for the

amount of the investment subject to risk, as determined by the

Secretary under this section, shall be eligible for investment

insurance.

(d) Application for investment insurance; contents, etc.

Any eligible person seeking investment insurance under this

section shall file an application with the Secretary setting forth

(1) the total amount of the contemplated investment in a geothermal

resource and associated reservoir; (2) the views of the applicant

concerning the nature and extent of the risk, including a geologic,

engineering, and financial assessment based on site specific

results of exploration and testing of the geothermal resource and

the reservoir, stated with as much specificity as is possible; (3)

the status of all required Federal, State, and local approvals,

permits, and leases for the proposed development and utilization

operations at the site; (4) the extent to which the applicant has

been able to obtain other insurance against the risk; and (5) such

other information as the Secretary may require.

(e) Determinations respecting application for insurance

Unless the Secretary determines the risk proposed by the

applicant is unreasonable, the Secretary, within ninety days after

receipt of a satisfactory application, shall determine in writing

and submit to the applicant (1) the risk which may cause loss of

investment for the applicant; (2) the total investment subject to

the risk; (3) the amount of the other insurance which is available

at reasonable premiums for the purpose of indemnifying the

applicant against the risk; (4) the amount of investment insurance

available pursuant to this section, which shall be the difference

between the total investment subject to the risk and the total

other insurance determined to be available at reasonable premiums,

but not in excess of the lesser of 90 per centum of, or $50,000,000

of, the loss of investment subject to the risk; and (5) any

reasonable terms and conditions necessary for the prudent

administration of the program, including reasonable premiums for

the insurance pursuant to this section (which shall be deposited in

the Geothermal Resources Development Fund).

(f) Certificate of insurance; issuance, etc.

The Secretary, within ninety days after making and submitting the

determinations under subsection (e) of this section, and upon

agreement of the applicant to such determinations, shall issue a

certificate of insurance containing such terms and conditions as

the Secretary shall specify, which shall not be transferrable

without the express approval of the Secretary for good cause shown,

and shall execute a contract with the applicant setting forth the

terms and conditions of the investment insurance and such other

provisions as may be necessary to protect the interests of the

United States, including provisions with respect to the ownership,

use, and disposition of any currency, credits, assets, or

investments on account of which payment under such insurance is to

be made and any right, title, claim, or course of action existing

in relation thereto.

(g) Compensation payable to holder of certificate of insurance;

amount, etc.

Any holder of a certificate of insurance pursuant to subsection

(f) of this section who claims a loss of value of his investment by

reason of the specified risk shall receive compensation, to the

extent the Secretary determines that the holder is eligible to

receive compensation pursuant to the certificate and the contract,

in the amount of the loss incurred by the holder which is subject

to insurance and for which the holder has not received and will not

receive compensation from other insurance.

(h) Withdrawal and payment of compensation

Any compensation received by the holder shall be withdrawn from

the Geothermal Resources Development Fund. The full faith and

credit of the United States is hereby pledged to the payment of any

compensation under this section.

(i) Denial of insurance

A person shall not be denied insurance pursuant to this section

solely because such person is the recipient of other Federal

assistance under this or any other Act.

(j) Appropriations

There may be appropriated to the Geothermal Resources Development

Fund (established pursuant to section 1144 of this title), for

purposes of this section, such amounts as are authorized for such

purposes in the law referred to in subsection (a) of this section

or in other legislation hereafter enacted.

(k) Reinsurance agreements; procedures applicable; criteria; report

to Congress

The Secretary may enter into agreements to reinsure any private

insurer for any risk associated with insurance for the development

and utilization of a geothermal resource and associated reservoir,

using the procedures set forth in subsections (c) through (i) of

this section, to the extent that he deems it appropriate in order

to provide an incentive for the participation of the private

insurance industry in geothermal development; and he may also use

any other available authority to obtain such participation. The

Secretary shall submit a report to the Congress, within one year

after the enactment of the law referred to in subsection (a) of

this section, on the need for any additional authority to obtain

such participation.

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(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 622, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 765.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

This Act, referred to in subsec. (i), is Pub. L. 96-294, June 30,

1980, 94 Stat. 611, as amended, known as the Energy Security Act.

For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short

Title note set out under section 8801 of Title 42, The Public

Health and Welfare, and Tables.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1521 of this title.

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SUBCHAPTER III - ESTABLISHMENT OF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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30 USC Sec. 1531 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

CHAPTER 27 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

SUBCHAPTER III - ESTABLISHMENT OF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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Sec. 1531. Feasibility study loan program

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(a) Authorization; purposes

The Secretary is authorized and directed to establish a program

of assistance for the accelerated development of geothermal

resources for nonelectric applications by geothermal utility

districts, geothermal industrial development districts, and other

persons.

(b) Maximum amount of loan for costs of administration;

cancellation of unpaid balance and accrued interest

(1) In providing assistance under the program established

pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary is

authorized to make a loan to any person to defray up to 90 per

centum of the costs of (A) studies to determine the feasibility of

any geothermal development described in such subsection, and (B)

preparing applications for any necessary licenses or other Federal,

State, and local approvals respecting such development.

(2) The Secretary may cancel the unpaid balance and any accrued

interest on any loan granted for a study pursuant to clause (A) of

paragraph (1) if he determines, on the basis of the study, that the

geothermal development is not technically or economically feasible.

(c) Maximum amount of loan for costs of construction

In providing assistance under such program, the Secretary is also

authorized to make a loan to any person to defray up to 75 per

centum of the costs directly related to the construction of a

system or systems for nonelectric geothermal development pursuant

to such subsection, where the Secretary finds that -

(1) all necessary licenses and other required Federal, State,

and local approvals for construction of such system or systems

have been or will be issued,

(2) the project involved will comply with all applicable laws

relating to protection of the environment, and

(3) the applicant requires such assistance to undertake and

complete the project.

(d) Interest rate; term

Each loan made pursuant to this section shall bear interest at a

discount or interest rate equal to the rate in effect (at the time

the loan is made) for water resources planning projects under

section 80 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 (42

U.S.C. 1962(d)-17(a)).(!1) Each loan shall be for such term as the

Secretary deems appropriate, but not in excess of ten years for

loans under subsection (b) of this section or thirty years for

loans under subsection (c) of this section.

(e) Funding; deposit of amount repaid

Loans pursuant to this section shall be made from funds

appropriated (pursuant to this subchapter) to the Geothermal

Resources Development Fund established under section 1144 of this

title; and amounts repaid on such loans shall be deposited in the

Geothermal Resources Development Fund for purposes of this

subchapter.

(f) Authorization of appropriations

For loans under clause (A) of subsection (b)(1) of this section

for fiscal year 1981, there is authorized to be appropriated to the

Geothermal Resources Development Fund not to exceed $5,000,000,

which shall remain available until expended. For loans under such

clause (A) for subsequent fiscal years, and for loans under clause

(B) of subsection (b)(1) of this section or under subsection (c) of

this section (for any such subsequent fiscal year), there may be

appropriated to such Fund only such sums as are authorized by

legislation hereafter enacted.

(g) "Person" defined

As used in this section, the term "person" includes

municipalities, cooperatives, industrial development agencies,

nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes, as well as the

districts referred to in subsection (a) of this section and the

other entities included within such term under section 1 of title

1.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 631, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 767.)

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(!1) So in original. Should be "(42 U.S.C. 1962d-17(a))."

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30 USC SUBCHAPTER IV - FEDERAL FACILITIES 01/06/03

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SUBCHAPTER IV - FEDERAL FACILITIES

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30 USC Sec. 1541 01/06/03

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING

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SUBCHAPTER IV - FEDERAL FACILITIES

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Sec. 1541. Use of geothermal energy in Federal facilities

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The option of using geothermal energy or geothermal energy

resources shall be considered fully in any new Federal building,

facility, or installation which is located in a geothermal resource

area as designated by the Secretary.

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(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 642, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 769.)

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30 USC Sec. 1542 01/06/03

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SUBCHAPTER IV - FEDERAL FACILITIES

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Sec. 1542. Regulations

-STATUTE-

All regulations made with respect to this subchapter shall be

promulgated no later than six months after June 30, 1980.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 96-294, title VI, Sec. 644, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 770.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

This subchapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this

subtitle", meaning subtitle D of title VI of Pub. L. 96-294, June

30, 1980, 94 Stat. 768, which enacted this subchapter and sections

1146 and 1147 of this title and amended sections 1141 and 1143 of

this title and sections 796, 824a-3, 824i, and 824j of Title 16,

Conservation.

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