United States Code

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§ 10310.
Produced water research and development
(a)
Establishment
As soon as possible after December 27, 2020, the Secretary of Energy (in this section referred to as the “Secretary”) shall establish a research and development program on produced water to develop—
(1)
new technologies and practices to reduce the environmental impact; and
(2)
opportunities for reprocessing of produced water at natural gas or oil development sites.
(b)
Prioritization
In carrying out the program established under subsection (a), the Secretary shall give priority to projects that develop and bring to market—
(1)
effective systems for on-site management or repurposing of produced water; and
(2)
new technologies or approaches to reduce the environmental impact of produced water on local water sources and the environment.
(c)
Conduct of program
In carrying out the program established under subsection (a), the Secretary shall carry out science-based research and development activities to pursue—
(1)
improved efficiency, technologies, and techniques for produced water recycling stations; and
(2)
alternative approaches to treating, reusing, storing, or decontaminating produced water.
(d)
Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2025.

(Pub. L. 116–260, div. Z, title IV, § 4008, Dec. 27, 2020, 134 Stat. 2546.)
cite as: 42 USC 10310