PUBLIC LAW 90-28-JUNE 24, 1967
MINEKAL RESOURCES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SURVEYS, INVESTIGATIONS, AND RESEARCH
43 USC 31.
49 Stat. 30. 72 Stat. 700.
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For expenses necessary for the Geological Survey to perform surveys, investigations, and research covering topography, geology, and the mineral and water resources of the United States, its Territories and possessions, and other areas as authorized by law (72 Stat, 837 and 76 Stat. 427); classify lands as to mineral character and water and power resources; give engineering supervision to power permits and Federal Power Commission licenses; enforce departmental regulations applicable to oil, gas, and other mining leases, permits, licenses, and operating contracts; control the interstate shipment of contraband oil as required by law (15 U.S.C. 715); adminis^QJ. ^jjg minerals exploration program (30 U.S.C. 641); and publish and disseminate data relative to the foregoing activities; $85,499,000, of which $14,460,000 shall be available only for cooperation with States or municipalities for water resources investigations, and $216,000 shall remain available until expended, to provide financial assistance to participants in minerals exploration projects, as authorized by law (30 U.S.C. 641-646), including administration of contracts entered into prior to June 30, 1958, under section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be used to pay more than one-half the cost of any topographic mapping or water resources investigations carried on in cooperation with any State or municipality. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
The amount appropriated for the Geological Survey shall be available for purchase of not to exceed forty-six passenger motor vehicles, for replacement only; reimbursement of the General Services Administration for security guard service for protection of confidential files; contracting for the furnishing of topographic maps and for the making of geophysical or other specialized surveys when it is administratively determined that such procedures are in the public interest; construction and maintenance of necessary buildings and appurtenant facilities; acquisition of lands for g a t i n g stations and observation wells; expenses of U.S. National Committee on Geology; and payment of compensation and expenses of persons on the rolls of the Geological Survey appointed, as authorized by law, to represent the United States in the negotiation and administration of interstate compacts. BUREAU OF M I N E S CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES
For expenses necessary for promoting the conservation, exploration, development, production, and utilization of mineral resources, including fuels, in the United States, its Territories, and possessions; and developing synthetics and substitutes; $35,821,000, and in addition $400,000 to be derived by transfer from the appropriation "Appalachian Region Mining Area Restoration", Bureau of Mines. H E A L T H AND SAFE'l'Y
For expenses necessary for promotion of health and safety in mines and in the minerals industries, and controlling fires in coal deposits, as authorized by law; $10,721,000.