[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 24, 1994)]
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[FR Doc No: 94-20821]

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[Federal Register: August 24, 1994]



Financial Assistance Award: University of Virginia

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.


SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) announces that pursuant to 10 
CFR 600.6(a)(2), it is making a discretionary financial assistance 
award based on acceptance of an unsolicited application meeting the 
criteria of 10 CFR 600.14(e)(1) to the University of Virginia under 
Grant Number DE-FG01-94CE15593. The proposed grant will provide funding 
in the estimated amount of $96,562 to Dr. Glenn Stoner of the 
University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Science, to 
further develop his ``Method of Making Non-toxic Corrosion Resistant 
Coatings for Aluminum and its Alloys'', which is a method of using non-
toxic materials to replace toxic chromium salts in improving corrosion 
resistance of aluminum surfaces.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy has determined in 
accordance with 10 CFR 600.14(f) that the application submitted by Dr. 
Glenn Stoner of the University of Virginia is meritorious based on the 
general evaluation required by 10 600.14(d) and that the proposed 
project represents a unique technology which has a marginial 
possibility of allowing for future reductions in the Nation's energy 
consumption. However, there are other considerations. The U.S. aluminum 
industry would be freed from the use of chromium, a strategic material 
and in the long run, the high cost of treating chromium induced cancers 
would be reduced as a source of carcinogenic chromium is removed from 
our environment. The invention will develop the non-chromate conversion 
coating to a sufficient level of performance to demonstrate it as a 
practical replacement for chromate coatings in the aluminum metal 
finishing industry. A product specification document will be produced, 
in cooperation with Reynolds Metals, which will provide an objective 
comparison between this new coating and the standard practice chromate 
costing. The proposed project is not eligible for financial aassistance 
under a recent, current or planned solicitation because the program, 
the Energy-Related Invention Program (ERIP), has been structured since 
its beginning in 1975 to operate without competitive solicitations 
because the authorizing legislation directs ERIP to provide support for 
worthy ideas submitted by the public. The program has never issued and 
has no plans to issue a competitive solicitation.

of Energy, Office of Placement and Administration, ATTN: Lisa Tillman, 
HR-531.23, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585.
    The anticipated term of the grant is for twenty-four (24) months 
from the date of the award. This grant will not be awarded for at least 
14 days after publication of this notice to allow for public comment.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 17, 1994.
Richard G. Lewis,
Contracting Officer, Office of Placement and Administration.
[FR Doc. 94-20821 Filed 8-23-94; 8:45 am]