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[75 Stat. 217]
[75 Stat. 217]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 87-98-JULY 21, 1961

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(f) Appropriations other than "Construction of facilities" may be suft a"""*!!s*^ e2^ used, but not to exceed $20,000, for scientific consultations or extraor- penses. dinary expenses upon the approval or authority of the Administrator and his determination shall be final and conclusive upon the accounting officers of the Government. (g) The amount included for personnel security investigations in Hty*'in™e8U*gaI the sum authorized by section 1(a) in the discretion of the Administra- tions. tor may be increased by not more than $2,000,000, but the aggregate sum provided by section 1(a) for salaries and expenses may not be exceeded by reason of any such increase. SEC. 2. Authorization is hereby granted whereby any of the amounts prescribed in subparagraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)j (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), or (11) of subsection 1(c) may, in the discretion of the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, be varied upward 5 per centum to meet unusual cost variations, but the total cost of all work authorized under such subparagraphs shall not exceed a total of $252,075,000. SEC. 3. Not to exceed 3 per centum of the funds appropriated pur- ubor^twuV^etc!' suant to subsections 1(a) and 1(b) hereof may be transferred to the "Construction of facilities" appropriation, and, when so transferred, together with $30,000,000 of the funds appropriated pursuant to subsection 1(c) hereof, shall be available for expenditure to construct, expand, or modify laboratories and other installations at any location (including locations specified in subsection 1(c)), if (1) the Administrator determines such action to be necessary because of changes in the national program of aeronautical and space activities or new scientific or engineering developments, and (2) he determines that deferral of such action until the enactment of the next authorization Act would be inconsistent with the interest of the Nation in aeronautical and space activities. The funds so made available may be expended to acquire, construct, convert, rehabilitate, or install permanent or temporary public works, including land acquisition, site preparation, appurtenances, utilities, and equipment. No portion of ^^1^"°^ o° cV^ such sums may be obligated for expenditure or expended to construct, gress. expand, or modify laboratories and other installations until the Administrator or his designee has transmitted to the Committee on Science and Astronautics of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences of the Senate a written report containing a full and complete statement concerning (1) the nature of such construction, expansion, or modification, (2) the cost thereof, including the cost of any real estate action pertaining thereto, and (3) the reason why such construction, expansion, or modification is necessary in the national interest. No such funds may be used for any construction, expansion, or modification if authorization for such construction, expansion, or modification previously has been denied by the Congress. SEC. 4. The Administrator is hereby authorized to transfer, with other agVncIes ^° the approval of the Bureaui of the Budget, funds appropriated pursuant to this Act, to any other agency of the Government whenever the Administrator determines such transfer necessary for the efficient accomplishment of the objectives for which the funds have been appropriated. Not more than $20,000,000 of the funds authorized by J^te*'e°s'* o° c o^ this Act may be transferred by the Administrator under this section, gress. and no transfer in excess of $250,000 shall be made under this section unless the Administrator has transmitted to the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences of the Senate and to the Committee on 64207 0-62—17