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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

PUBLIC LAW 99-73—JULY 29, 1985

99 STAT. 173

(b)(1) Section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new item: "Director, National Bureau of Standards, Department of Commerce.". (2) Section 5316 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking out "Director, National Bureau of Standards, Department of Commerce.". (c) The amendments made by this section shall be effective Octo- Effective date. b e r 1, 1985.

5 USC 5315 note. STRUCTURAL FAILURES

SEC. 7. The National Bureau of Standards, on its own initiative but only after consultation with local authorities, may initiate and conduct investigations to determine the causes of structural failures in structures which are used or occupied by the general public. No part of any report resulting from such investigation shall be admitted as evidence or used in any suit or action for damages arising out of any matter mentioned in such report. SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS

SEC. 8. In order to maintain a highly qualified scientific staff at the National Bureau of Standards, a goal of 20 positions is established for the Senior Scientists Program at the National Bureau of Standards. OFFICE OF PRODUCTIVITY, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION

SEC. 9, In addition to the sums authorized in the preceding provisions of this Act, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for fiscal year 1986 the sum of $2,715,000 for the activities of the Office of Productivity, Technology, and Innovation. NATIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE

SEC. 10. In addition to the sums authorized in the preceding provisions of this Act, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for fiscal year 1986 the sum of $537,000 for the patent licensing activities of the National Technical Information Service. AVAILABILITY OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 11. Appropriations made under authority provided in this Act shall remain available for obligation, for expenditure, or for obligation and expenditure for such periods as may be specified in the Acts making such appropriations. COST REDUCTION REPORT

SEC. 12. Within 90 days after the enactment of this Act, the Director of the National Bureau of Standards shall review the recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control and such other recommendations as may be included in the Office of Management and Budget report entitled "Management of the United States Government—1986', and shall submit a report to

15 USC 28ia.