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[75 Stat. 253]
[75 Stat. 253]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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PUBLIC LAW 87-122-AUG. 3, 1961

connection with mine rescue and first-aid work: Provided, That the Secretary is authorized to accept lands, buildings, equipment, and other contributions from public and private sources and to prosecute projects in cooperation with other agencies, Federal, State, or private: Provided further, That the sums made available for the current fiscal year to the Departments of the Army, Navy, and A i r Force for the acquisition of helium from the Bureau of Mines shall be transferred to the Bureau of Mines, and said sums, together with all other payments to the Bureau of Mines for helium, shall be credited to the special helium production fund, established pursuant to the Act of March 3, 1925, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1 6 4 (c)): Provided further, That the Bureau of Mines is authorized, during the current fiscal year, to sell directly or through any Government agency, including corporations, any metal or mineral product that may be manufactured in pilot plants operated by the Bureau of Mines, and the proceeds of such sales shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.

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74 Stat. 9 IS. 50 USC 167not«.

DEVELOPMENT A N D OPERATION OF H E L I U M PROPERTIES

The Secretary is authorized to enter into contracts and agreements pursuant to section 3(a)(2) of the Helium Act Amendments of 1960 which shall require payments for helium in any one fiscal year in an amount not to exceed $47,500,000: Provided, That the Secretary is also authorized to borrow from the Treasury for payment to the helium production fund pursuant to section 12(a) of such Act to carry out the provisions of the Act and contractual obligations thereunder, including helium purchases, to remain available without fiscal year limitation, $10,000,000.

74 Stat. 918. 50 USC 167 note.

OFFICE OF COAL RESEARCH SALARIES A N D EXPENSES

For necessary expenses to encourage and stimulate the production and conservation of coal in the United States through research and development, as authorized by Public Law 86-599, $1,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed $225,000 shall be available for administration and supervision.

74 Stat. 336. 30 USC 668.

OFFICE OF MINERALS EXPLORATION SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For expenses necessary to provide a program for the discovery of the minerals reserves of the United States, its territories and possessions, by encouraging exploration for minerals, including administration of contracts entered into prior to June 30, 1958, under section 303 64 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, $750,000, includ- 5 0 Stat. 801.a p p. use ing not to exceed $213,600 for administrative and technical services, 2093 to remain available until expended. OFFICE OF O I L AND GAS SALARIES A N D EXPENSES

For necessary expenses to enable the Secretary to discharge his responsibilities with respect to oil and gas, including cooperation with the petroleum industry and State authorities in the production, processing, and utilization of petroleum and its products, and natural gas, $531,000.