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[75 Stat. 54]
[75 Stat. 54]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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PUBLIC LAW 87.27-MAY 1, 1961

[75 S T A T,

AREA REDEVELOPMENT F U N D

SEC. 9. (a) To obtain funds for the purpose of extending financial assistance under sections 6 and 7, the Secretary may, with the approval of the President, issue and have outstanding at any one time notes and obligations for purchase by the Secretary of the Treasury in an amount not to exceed $300,000,000. Such notes or other obligations shall be in such forms and denominations, have such maturities, and be subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Secretary with the approval pf the SecInterest rates. retary of the Treasury. Any such notes or other obligations which are issued by the Secretary to raise funds for financial assistance under section 6 shall bear interest at a rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, but such rate shall not be greater than the current average yields on outstanding marketable obligations of the United States of comparable maturities as of the last day of the month preceding the issuance of such notes or other obligations. Any such notes or other obligations which are issued by the Secretary to raise funds for financial assistance under section 7 shall bear interest at a rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury which shall be not more than the higher of (1) 21/^ per centum per annum, or (2) the average annual interest rate on all interest-bfearing obligations of the United States then forming a part of the public debt as computed at the end of the fiscal year next preceding the issuance by the Secretary and adjusted to the nearest one-eighth of 1 per centum. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to purchase any notes and other obligations issued under this section and for such purpose is authorized to use as a public debt transaction the proceeds from the sale of any securities issued under the Second 31 USC 7^7*/* Liberty Bond Act, as amended, and the purposes for which securities may be issued under such Act are extended to include any purchase of such notes and other obligations. The Secretary of the Treasury may at any time sell any of the notes or other obligations acquired by him under this section. All redemptions, purchases, and sales by the Secretary of the Treasury of such notes or other obligations shall be treated in every respect as public debt transactions of the United States. (b) Funds obtained by the Secretary under subsection (a) shall be deposited in an area redevelopment fund (hereinafter referred to as the "fund"), which is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States, and which shall be available to the Secretary for the purpose of extending financial assistance under sections 6 and 7 and for the payment of all obligations and expenditures arising therefrom. Receipts arising from the programs of assistance under sections 6 and 7 shall be credited to the fund. Any moneys in the fund determined by the Secretary to be in excess of current needs shall be paid into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts, tirement^^an'd^dil(c) The fuud shall coutribute to the civil service retirement and ability fund. disability fund a sum as provided by section 4(a) of the Civil Service 70 Stat. 747. Retirement Act (5 U.S.C. 2254(a)), except that such sum shall be determined by applying to the total basic salaries (as defined in that Act) paid to employees performing activities authorized under sections 6 and 7 of this Act and covered by that Act the per centum rate determined annually by the Civil Service Commission to be the excess of the total normal cost per centum rate of the civil service retirement system over the employee deduction rate specified in such section 4(a). The fund shall also pay into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts that portion of the cost of administration of the civil service retirement and disability fund attributable to employees performing activi-