of Environmental Health Sciences may conduct a program of basic
research to identify, characterize, and quantify risks to human
health from air pollutants. Such research shall be conducted
primarily through a combination of university and medical
school-based grants, as well as through intramural studies and
"(2) The Director of the National Institute of Environmental
Health Sciences shall conduct a program for the education and
training of physicians in environmental health.
"(3) The Director shall assure that such programs shall not
conflict with research undertaken by the Administrator.
"(4) There are authorized to be appropriated to the National
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences such sums as may be
necessary to carry out the purposes of this subsection.
"(i) Coordination of Research.-The Administrator shall develop
and implement a plan for identifying areas in which activities
authorized under this section can be carried out in conjunction
with other Federal ecological and air pollution research efforts.
The plan, which shall be submitted to Congress within 6 months
after the date of enactment of this subsection, shall include-
"(1) an assessment of ambient monitoring stations and
networks to determine cost effective ways to expand monitoring
capabilities in both urban and rural environments;
"(2) a consideration of the extent of the feasibility and
scientific value of conducting the research program under
subsection (e) to include consideration of the effects of
atmospheric processes and air pollution effects; and
"(3) a methodology for evaluating and ranking pollution
prevention technologies, such as those developed under
subsection (g), in terms of their ability to reduce cost
effectively the emissions of air pollutants and other airborne
chemicals of concern.
Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this
subsection, and every 4 years thereafter, the Administrator shall
report to Congress on the progress made in implementing the plan
developed under this subsection, and shall include in such report
any revisions of the plan.
"(j) Continuation of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment
"(1) The acid precipitation research program set forth in the
Acid Precipitation Act of 1980 shall be continued with
modifications pursuant to this subsection.
"(2) The Acid Precipitation Task Force shall consist of the
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the
Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary
of Agriculture, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, the Administrator of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration, and such additional members
as the President may select. The President shall appoint a
chairman for the Task Force from among its members within 30 days
after the date of enactment of this subsection.
"(3) The responsibilities of the Task Force shall include the
"(A) Review of the status of research activities conducted
to date under the comprehensive research plan developed
pursuant to the Acid Precipitation Act of 1980, and development