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PUBLIC LAW 97-000—MMMM. DD, 1982

PUBLIC LAW 97-241—AUG. 24, 1982

96 STAT. 277

ASIA FOUNDATION

SEC. 111. In addition to the amounts authorized to be appropriated by section 102 of this Act, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of State $4,500,000 for the fiscal year 1982 and $4,500,000 for the fiscal year 1983 for the Asia Foundation in furtherance of that organization's purposes as described in its charter. Amounts appropriated under this section shall be made available to the Asia Foundation by the Secretary of State in accordance with the terms and conditions of a grant agreement to be negotiated between the Secretary and the Foundation. BUYING POWER MAINTENANCE

SEC. 112. (a) Section 24(b) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2696(b)) is amended to read as follows: "(b)(1) In order to maintain the levels of program activity for the Department of State provided for each fiscal year by the annual authorizing legislation, there are authorized to be appropriated for the Department of State such sums as may be necessary to offset adverse fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, or overseas wage and price changes, which occur after November 30 of the earlier of— "(A) the calendar year which ended during the fiscal year preceding such fiscal year, or "(B) the calendar year which preceded the calendar year during which the authorization of appropriations for such fiscal year was enacted. "(2) In carrying out this subsection, there may be established a Buying Power Maintenance account. (3) In order to eliminate substantial gains to the approved levels of overseas operations for the Department of State, the Secretary of State shall transfer to the Buying Power Maintenance account such amounts in any appropriation account under the heading 'Administration of Foreign Affairs' as the Secretary determines are excessive to the needs of the approved level of operations under that appropriation account because of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates or changes in overseas wages and prices. "(4) In order to offset adverse fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates or overseas wage and price changes, the Secretary of State may transfer from the Buying Power Maintenance account to any appropriation account under the heading 'Administration of Foreign Affairs' such amounts as the Secretary determines are necessary to maintain the approved level of operations under that appropriation account. (5) Funds transferred by the Secretary of State from the Buying Power Maintenance account to another account shall be merged with and be available for the same purpose, and for the same time period, as the funds in that other account. Funds transferred by the Secretary from another account to the Buying Power Maintenance account shall be merged with the funds in the Buying Power Maintenance account and shall be available for the purposes of that account until expended. "(6) Any restriction contained in an appropriation Act or other provision of law limiting the amounts available for the Department of State that may be obligated or expended shall be deemed to be adjusted to the extent necessary to offset the net effect of fluctu-

Buying Power Maintenance account.

Transfer of funds.