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the Department of  Energy, shall conduct  a study and test  program on

the  development of a hydrogen  fuel cell electric  vehicle. The study

and  test program shall determine  how best to  transfer existing NASA

hydrogen fuel cell technology into the form of a mass-producible, cost

effective hydrogen  fuel cell  vehicle.  Such study  and test  program

shall   include  at   a  minimum   a  feasibility-design   study,  the

construction  of a prototype, and a demonstration. This study and test

program  should be completed and a report submitted to Congress within

3 years after  the enactment of the Clean Air  Act Amendments of 1990.

This study and  test program should be performed in  the university or

universities which are best exhibiting the facilities and expertise to

develop such a fuel cell vehicle.

SEC. 808. RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION INCENTIVES.

   (a)  Definition.-For purposes of  this section, "renewable energy"

means energy  from photovoltaic, solar thermal,  wind, geothermal, and

biomass energy production technologies.

   (b) Rate Incentives  Study.-Within 18 months after  enactment, the

Federal  Energy  Regulatory  Commission,  in  consultation  with   the

Environmental  Protection   Agency,  shall  complete  a   study  which

calculates   the  net  environmental  benefits  of  renewable  energy,

compared to nonrenewable energy, and assigns numerical values to them.

The  study shall include, but not be limited to, environmental impacts

on air, water, land use, water use, human health, and waste disposal.

   (c)   Model  Regulations.-In   conjunction  with   the  study   in

subsection  (b), the Commission shall  propose one or  more models for

incorporating  the  net  environmental benefits  into  the  regulatory

treatment   of  renewable   energy  in   order  to   provide  economic

compensation for those benefits.

   (d) Report.-The Commission shall transmit  the study and the model

regulations to  Congress, along with  any recommendations on  the best

ways to  reward renewable energy technologies  for their environmental

benefits, in a report no later than 24 months after enactment.

SEC. 809. CLEAN AIR STUDY OF SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO.

   The Administrator shall  conduct a study of the causes of degraded

visibility  in  southwestern   New  Mexico.   The  Administrator,   in

consultation  with the Secretary of State,  is encouraged to cooperate

with the Government of  Mexico, other Federal agencies, and  any other

appropriate organizations in conducting the study. Nothing in

this section shall  be construed  as contravening  or superseding  the

provisions  of any  international  agreement in  force for  the United

States as  of the date of  enactment of this section,  or any relevant

Federal statute.

SEC. 810. IMPACT ON SMALL COMMUNITIES.

   Before implementing a provision of this Act, the Administrator  of

the  Environmental  Protection Agency  shall  consult  with the  Small

Communities  Coordinator of  the  Environmental Protection  Agency  to

determine the impact of such provision on small communities, including

the estimated cost of compliance with such provision.

SEC. 811. EQUIVALENT AIR QUALITY CONTROLS AMONG TRADING NATIONS.

   (a) Findings.-The Congress finds that-

      (1) all nations  have the responsibility  to adopt and  enforce

   effective air  quality standards and  requirements and the  United

   States,  in enacting this Act,  is carrying out its responsibility

   in this regard;

      (2) as a result of complying  with this Act, businesses in  the

   United States will make significant capital  investments and incur

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