PUBLIC LAW 107-217—AUG. 21, 2002 116 STAT. 1133 of, or on or during, occupancy of the space. The Administrator shall determine and equitably apportion the total sunount to be paid among the agencies to whom space has been assigned. (2) LEASED SPACES.—To the extent that the appropriations of the Administration not otherwise required are inadequate, the Administrator may require each federal agency to which leased space has been assigned to pay promptly by check to the Administrator out of its available appropriations any part of the estimated cost of rent, repairs, alterations, maintenance, operation, and moving. Pa3anent may be either in advance or during occupancy of the space. When space in a building is occupied by two or more agencies, the Administrator shall determine and equitably apportion rental, operation, and other charges on the basis of the total amount of space leased. (f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— Necessary amounts may be appropriated to cover the costs incident to the sale or lease of real property, or authorized demolition of buildings on the property, declared to be surplus to the needs of any federal agency under this section, and the care, maintenance, and protection of the property, including pay of employees, travel of Government employees, brokers' fees not in excess of rates paid for similar services in the community where the property is situated, appraisals, photographs, surveys, evidence of title and perfecting of defective titles, advertising, and telephone and telegraph charges. However, the agency remains responsible for the proper care, maintenance, and protection of the property until the Administrator assumes custody or other disposition of the property is made. (g) REGULATIONS.—The Administrator may prescribe regulations as necessary to carry out this section. § 1304. Transfer of federal property to States (a) OBSOLETE BUILDINGS AND SITES. — (1) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator of General Services, in the Administrator's discretion, on terms the Administrator considers proper, and under regulations the Administrator may prescribe, may sell property described in paragraph (2) to a State or a political subdivision of a State for public use if the Administrator considers the sale to be in the best interest of the Federal Government. (2) APPLICABLE PROPERTY.—The property referred to in paragraph (1) is any federal building, building site, or part of a building site under the Administrator's control that has been replaced by a new structure and that the Administrator determines is no longer needed by the Government. (3) PRICE.—The purchase price for a sale under this section must be at least 50 percent of the value of the land as appraised by the Administrator. (4) PROCEEDS OF SALE.— The proceeds of a sale under this section shall be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. (5) PAYMENT TERMS.— The Administrator may enter into a long term contract for the payment of the purchase price in installments that the Administrator considers fair and reasonable. The Administrator may waive any requirement for interest charges on deferred payment. (6) CONVEYANCE. —The Administrator may convey property sold under this section by the usual quitclaim deed.
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