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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CH. 421 -JUNE 25, 1940 engineering; for collating, reporting, and illustrating the results of investigations and preparing, publishing, and distributing bulletins, plans, and reports, $304,469. Naval-stores investigations: For the investigation of naval stores (turpentine and rosin) and their components; the investigation and experimental demonstration of improved equipment, methods, or processes of preparing naval stores; the weighing, storing, handling, transportation, and utilization of naval stores; and for the assembling and compilation of data on production, distribution, and consumption of turpentine and rosin, pursuant to the Act of August 15, 1935 (5 U. S . C. 556b), $93,400. Total, salaries and expenses, Bureau of Agricultural Chemistry and Engineering, $905,325, of which amount not to exceed $457,602 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia, and not to exceed $3,725 shall be available for the purchase of motor- propelled and horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles necessary in the conduct of field work outside the District of Columbia. BUREAU OF ENTOMOLOGY AND PLANT QUARANTINE SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses connected with investigations, experiments, and demonstrations for the promotion of economic entomology, for investigating and ascertaining the best means of destroying insects and related pests injurious to agriculture, for investigating and importing useful and beneficial insects and bacterial, fungal, and other diseases of insects and related pests, for investigating end ascertaining the best means of destroying insects affecting man and animals, to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to carry into effect the provisions of the Plant Quarantine Act of August 20, 1912, as amended, to conduct other activities hereinafter authorized, and for the eradica- tion, control, and prevention of spread of injurious insects and plant pests, independently or in cooperation with other branches of the Federal Government, States, counties, municipalities, corporations, agencies, individuals, or with foreign governments; including the employment of necessary persons and means in the District of Colum- bia and elsewhere, rent, construction, or repair of necessary buildings outside the District of Columbia: Provided, That, unless otherwise specifically provided, the cost for the construction of any building shall not exceed $1,500 and the total amount expended for such con- struction in any one year shall not exceed $7,000, as follows: General administrative expenses: For general administrative pur- poses, including the salary of Chief of Bureau and other personal services, $166,280. Fruit insects: For insects affecting fruits, grapes, and nuts, $424,600. Japanese beetle control: For the control and prevention of spread of the Japanese beetle, $395,000. Sweetpotato weevil control: For the determination and application of such methods of control for sweetpotato weevils as, in the judg- ment of the Secretary of Agriculture, may be necessary, $70,000: Provided, That, in the discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture, no part of this appropriation shall be expended for the control of sweet- potato weevil in any State until such State has provided cooperation necessary to accomplish this purpose: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used to pay the cost or value of farm animals, farm crops, or other property injured or destroyed. 551 Naval-stores inves- tigations. 49 Stat. 653. 5 U.8. C., Supp. V, 656b. Total; personalserv- ices. Vehicles. Investigations, etc. Plant Quarantine Act. 37 Stat. 315 . 7U.S.C., eh.8; Supp. V, ch.8. Proviso. Cost of buildings. Administrative ex- penses. Fruit insects. Japanese beetle con- trol. Post, p. 640. Sweetpotato weevil control. Provios. State cooperation. Noindemnities.