Research and development.
Report to congressional committees.
Construction of facilities.
PUBLIC LAW 88-113-SEPT. 6, 1963
(8) Manned Spacecraft Center. Houston, Texas, $v^5,102,000. (9) Marshall Space Flight Center. Pluntsville, Alabama, $28,980,000. - , ' (10) Michoud Plant, New Orleans, Louisiana, $8,688,000. (11) Mississippi Test Facility, Mississippi, $100,196,000. (12) Nuclear Rocket Development Station, Nevada, $15,650,000. (13) Various locations, $159,953,000. (14) Wallops Station, Wallops Island, Virginia, $505,000. (15) Facility planning and design not otherwise provided for. $20,000,000. (c) For "Administrative operations", $518,185,000. (d) Appropriations for "Research and development" may be used (1) for any items of a capital nature (other than acquisition of land) which may be required for the performance of research and development contracts and (2) for grants to nonprofit institutions of higher education, or to nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is the conduct of scientific research, for purchase or construction of additional research facilities; and title to such facilities shall be vested in the United States unless the Administrator determines that the )iational program of aeronautical and space activities will best be served by vesting title in any such grantee institution or organization. Each such grant shall be made under such conditions as the Administrator shall determine to be required to insure that the United States will receive therefrom benefit adequate to justify the making of that grant. None of the funds appropriated for "Research and development" pursuant to this Act may be used for construction of any major facility, the estimated cost of which, including collateral equipment, exceeds $250,000, unless the Administrator or his designee has notified the Committee on Science and Astronautics of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences of the Senate of the nature, location, and estimated cost of such facility. (e) When so specified in an appropriation Act, any amount appropriated for "Research and development" or for "Construction of facilities" may remain available without fiscal year limitation. (f) Appropriations made pursuant to subsection 1(c) may be used, but not to exceed $35,000, for scientific consultations or extraordinary 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) No part of the funds appropriated pursuant to subsection 1(c) for maintenance, repairs, alterations, and minor construction shall be used for the construction af any new facility the estimated cost of which, including collateral equipment, exceeds $100,000. (h) No part of the funds authorized by this section may be expended for the establishment of an Electronic Research Center unless the Administrator has transmitted to the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences of the Senate and to the Committee on Science and Astronautics of the House of Representatives a detailed study of the geographic location of, the need for, and the nature of, the proposed Center, and (1) each such committee has transmitted to the Administrator written notice to the effect that such committee has no objection to the establishment of such Center, or (2) forty-five days have passed after the transmittal by the Administrator of such study to those committees. (i) Until such time as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall establish uniform design criteria and construction standards for facilities for which appropriations are authorized pursuant to this Act, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall utilize for such facilities design criteria and construction