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PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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PUBLIC LAW 87-6 1 - J U N E 29, 1961

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highway pavement for such purposes as will not impair the full use and safety of the highway, as will not require or permit vehicular access to such space directly from such established grade line of the highway, or otherwise interfere in any way with the free flow of traffic on the Interstate System." (b) Upon application, the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to revise any agreement made prior to the date of enactment of this Act to the extent that such agreement relates to the utilization of space on rights-of-way on the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways to conform to section 111 of title 23 of the United States Code as amended by subsection (a).

SEC. 1 5 USE OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR DEFENSE ACCESS 0. ROADS. Section 210 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding gtl?. SM! ^°*' ^* thereto the following new subsection: " (h) Funds appropriated for the purposes of this section shall be available to pay the cost of repairing damage caused to highways by the operation of vehicles and equipment in the construction of classified military installations and facilities for ballistic missiles if the Secretary shall determine that the State highway department of any State is, or has been, unable to prevent such damage by restrictions upon the use of such highways without interference with, or delay in, the completion of a contract for the construction of such military reservations or installations. This subsection shall apply notwithstanding any provision of contract holding a party thereto responsible for such damage, if the Secretary of Defense or his designee shall determine, in fact, that construction estimates and the bid of such party did not include allowance for repairing such damage. This subsection shall apply to damage caused by construction work commenced prior to June 1, 1961, and still in progress on that date and construction work which is commenced or for which a contract is awarded on or after June 1, 1961." SEC. 106. EXTENSION OF TIME FOR AGREEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO AREAS ADJACENT TO THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM. Subsection (c) of section 131 of title 23 of the United States Code ^2 Stat. 904. is amended by striking out "1961" and inserting in lieu thereof "1963".

TITLE II—INTERNAL REVENUE CODE AND HIGHWAY TRUST FUND AMENDMENTS SEC. 201. CONTINUATION OF MOTOR FUEL TAX RATES. (a) DIESEL F U E L AND SPECIAL MOTOR FUELS.—Subsections (a)

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(b) of section 4041 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (relating 7068A Stat. 4 7 8; Stat. 3 8 8 to taxes on diesel fuel and special motor fuels) are each amended— "26 USC"404i (1) by striking out "3 cents a gallon" and inserting in lieu thereof "4 cents a gallon"; and (2) by striking out "1 cent a gallon" and inserting in lieu thereof "2 cents a gallon", (b) GASOLINE.—Section 4081(a) of such Code (relating to tax on 26 USC 408i gasoline) is amended by striking out "3 cents a gallon" and inserting in lieu thereof "4 cents a gallon". (c) RATE REDUCTION I N 1972.—Sections 4041(c) and 4081(b) of such Code (providing a reduction to a li/^-cent a gallon rate on July 1, 1972) are each amended by striking out "July 1, 1972" and inserting in lieu thereof "October 1, 1972".