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§ 831.
John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award
(a)
Establishment
There is hereby established the John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award, which shall be evidenced by a national medal bearing the inscription “John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award”. The medal, to be minted by the United States Mint and provided to the Congress, shall be of such design and bear such additional inscriptions as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, in consultation with the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, the Speaker and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and the family of Senator John Heinz. The medal shall be—
(1)
three inches in diameter; and
(2)
made of bronze obtained from recycled sources.
(b)
Award categories
(1)
In general
(2)
Limitation
(c)
Qualification criteria for award
(1)
Selection panel
A selection panel shall be established, comprised of a total of 8 persons, including—
(A)
2 persons appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate;
(B)
2 persons appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate;
(C)
2 persons appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and
(D)
2 persons appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
(2)
Qualification
An individual, organization, institution, or business may qualify for an award under this section only if such individual, organization, institution, or business—
(A)
is nominated to the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate or to the Speaker or the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives by a member of the Senate or the House of Representatives;
(B)
permits a rigorous evaluation by the Office of Technology Assessment of the way in which such individual, organization, institution, or business has demonstrated excellence in promoting United States industrial competitiveness; and
(C)
meets such other requirements as the selection panel determines to be appropriate to achieve the objectives of this section.
(3)
Evaluation
(4)
Panel review
(d)
Presentation of award
(1)
In general
(2)
Ceremonies
(3)
Publicity
(e)
Publication of evaluations
(1)
Summary of evaluations
(2)
Summary of competitiveness strategy
(f)
Reimbursement of costs
(Pub. L. 102–429, title III, § 301, Oct. 21, 1992, 106 Stat. 2205.)
cite as: 2 USC 831