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PUBLIC LAW 163-JULY 30, 1953

title may be exercised by the Administrator or by any officer or agent appointed by him without the execution of any express delegation of power or power of attorney. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the Administrator from delegating such power by order or by power of attorney, in his discretion, to any officer or agent he may appoint; (5) acquire, in any lawful manner, any property (real, personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible), whenever deemed necessary or appropriate to the conduct of the activities authorized in sections 207(a) or 207 (b) of this title; (6) make such rules and regulations as he deems necessary to carry out the authority vested in him by or pursuant to this title; and (7) in addition to any powere, functions, privileges, and immunities otherwise vested in nim, take any and all actions determined by him to be necessary or desirable in making, servicing, compromising, modifying, liquidating, or otherwise dealing with or realizing on loans made under the provisions of this title. (c) To such extent as he finds necessary to carry out the provisions of this title, the Administrator is hereby authorized to procure the temporary (not in excess of six months) service of experts or consultants or organizations thereof, including stenographic reporting services, by contract or appointment, and in such cases such service shall be without regard to the civil-service and classification laws, and, except in the case of stenographic reporting services by organizations, without regard to section 3709, Revised Statutes, as amended (41 U.S.C. 5). SEC. 206. (a) All moneys of the Administration not otherwise employed may be deposited with the Treasurer of the United States subject to check by authority of the Administration. The Federal Reserve banks are authorized and directed to act as depositaries, custodians, and fiscal agents for the Administration in the general performance of its powers conferred by this title. Any banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, when designated by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall act as custodians, and financial agents for the Administration. Each Federal Reserve bank, when designated by the Administrator as fiscal agent for the Administration, shall be entitled to be reimbursed for all expenses incurred as such fiscal agent, (b) The Administrator shall contribute to the civil-service retirement and disability fund, on the basis of annual billings as determined by the Civil Service Commission, for the Government's share of the cost of the civil-service retirement system applicable to the employees engaged in carrying out the functions financed by the revolving fund established by section 204(b) of this Act. The Administrator shall also contribute to the employees' compensation fund, on the basis of annual billings as determined by the Secretary of Labor, for the benefit payments made from such fund on account of employees engaged in carrying out the functions financed by such revolving fund. The annual billings shall also include a statement of the fair portion of the cost of the administration of the respective funds, which shall be paid by the Administrator into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. SEC. 207. The Administration is empowered— (a) to make loans to enable small-business concerns to finance plant construction, conversion, or expansion, including the acquisition of land; or to finance the acquisition of equipment, facilities, machinery, supplies, or materials; or to supply such concerns with working capital to be used in the manufacture of articles, equipment, supplies, or materials for war, defense, or essential civilian production or as may be necessary to insure a well-balanced national economy; and such loans may be made or

Property acquisition.

Rules and regulations.

Action on loans.

Consultants, e t c.

Deposits.

Retirement and compensation funds, c o n t r i b u tions.

SBA powers. Loans.