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[75 Stat. 629]
[75 Stat. 629]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75 S T A T. ]

P U B L I C LAW 8 7 - 2 9 5 - S E P T. 22, 1961

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"(f) acquire secret processes, technical data, inventions, patent applications, patents, licenses, land and interests in land (including water rights), plants and facilities, and other property or rights by purchase, license^ lease, or donation; " (g) assemble and maintain pertinent and current scientific literature, both domestic and foreign, and issue bibliographical data with respect thereto; " (h) cause on-site inspections to be made of promising projects, domestic and foreign, and, in the case of projects located in the United States, cooperate and participate in their development in instances in which the purposes of this Act will be served thereby; "(i) foster and participate in regional, national, and international conferences relating to saline water conversion; " (j) coordinate, correlate, and publish information with a view to advancing the development of low-cost saline water conversion projects; and " (k) cooperate with other Federal departments and agencies, with State and local departments, agencies, and instrumentalities, and with interested persons, firms, institutions, and organizations. Cooperation with "SEC. 4. (a) Research and development activities undertaken by Federal agencies. the Secretary shall be coordinated or conducted jointly with the Department of Defense to the end that developments under this Act which are primarily of a civil nature will contribute to the defense of the Nation and that developments which are primarily of a military nature will, to the greatest practicable extent compatible with military and security requirements, be available to advance the purposes of this Act and to strengthen the civil economy of the Nation. The fullest cooperation by and with Atomic Energy Commission, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, the Department of State, and other concerned agencies shall also be carried out in the interest of achieving the objectives of this Act. Information, etc., " (b) All research within the United States contracted for, spon- available to public. sored, cosponsored, or authorized under authority of this Act, shall be provided for in such manner that all information, uses, products, processes, patents, and other developments resulting from such research developed by Government expenditure will (with such exceptions and limitations, if any, as the Secretary may find to be necessary in the interest of national defense) be available to the general public. This subsection shall not be so construed as to deprive the owner of any background patent relating thereto of such rights as he may have thereunder. W a t e r and by"SEC. 5. (a) The Secretary may dispose of water and byproducts products, disposal. resulting from his operations under this Act. All moneys received from dispositions under this section shall be paid into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. "(b) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter existing law with respect to the ownership and control of water, Reports to Presi"SEC. 6. The Secretary shall make reports to the President and the dent and Congress. Congress at the beginning of each regular session of the action taken or instituted by him under the provisions of this Act and of prospective action during the ensuing year. Rules "SEC. 7. The Secretary of the Interior may issue rules and regula- lations. and regutions to effectuate the purposes of this Act. Appropria "SEC. 8. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums, to authorization. tion remain available until expended, as may be necessary, but not more than $75,000,000 in all, (a) to carry out the provisions of this Act during the fiscal years 1962 to 1967, inclusive; (b) to finance, for not more than two years beyond the end of said period, such grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and studies as may theretofore have