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PUBLIC LAW 91-44-JULY 11, 1969
Project 70-6-f, accelerator improvements, medium and low energy physics, $130,000. Project 70-6-g, modification to Heavy Ion Linear Accelerator, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley, California, $2,650,000. (7) ADMINISTRATIVE.—Project 70-7-a, computer building, A E C Headquarters, Germantown, Maryland, $1,850,000. (8) GENERAL PLANT PROJECTS. —$37,650,000. (9) CAPITAL EQUIPMENT.—Acquisition and fabrication to capital equipment not related to construction, $172,525,000. SEC. 102. LIMITATIONS.— (a) The Commission is authorized to start any project set forth in subsections 101(b)(1), (3), (4), and (6) only if the currently estimated cost of that project does not exceed by more than 25 per centum the estimated cost set forth for that project. (b) The Commission is authorized to start any project set forth in subsection 101(b)(2), (5), and (7) only if the currently estimated cost of that project does not exceed by more than 10 per centum the estimated cost set forth for that project. (c) The Commission is authorized to start a project under subsection 101(b)(8) only if it is in accordance with the following: (1) The maximum currently estimated cost of any project shall be $500,000 and the maximum currently estimated cost of any building included in such project shall be $100,000 provided that the building cost limitation may be exceeded if the Commission determines that it is necessary in the interest of efficiency and economy. (2) The total cost of all projects undertaken under subsection 101(b)(8) shall not exceed the estimated cost set forth in that subsection by more than 10 per centum. SEC. 103. The Commission is authorized to perform construction design services for any Commission construction project whenever (1) such construction project has been included in a proposed authorization bill transmitted to the Congress by the Commission and (2) the Commission determines that the project is of such urgency that construction of the project should be initiated promptly upon enactment of legislation appropriating funds for its construction. SEC. 104. When so specified in an appropriation Act, transfers of amounts between "Operating expenses" and "Plant and capital equipment" may be made as provided in such appropriation Act. SEC. 105. AMENDMENT OF PRIOR YEAR ACT.—Section 101(b) of Public Law 90-56, as amended, is further amended by striking from subsection (4) thereof the figure "$32,333,000" for project 68-4-f, 200Bev accelerator, Du Page and Kane Counties near Chicago, Illinois, and substituting therefor the figure "$250,000,000."
Construction design services.
81 Stat. 125; 82 Stat. 97.
SEC. 106. LIQUID METAL FAST BREEDER REACTOR DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM—PROJECT DEFINITION P H A S E. — (a) The Commission is
hereby authorized to conduct the Project Definition Phase of a Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Demonstration Program, under cooperative arrangements with reactor manufacturers and others, in accordance with the criteria heretofore submitted to the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, without regard to the provisions of section 169 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and authorization of appro- ^^ u'sc ^^09 priations therefor in the amount of $7,000,000 is included in section 101 of this Act. SEC. 107. The Commission is authorized to appoint persons as Federal ememployees to positions in the Atomic Energy Commission without ^/oX^excipu'on' regard to the provisions of section 201 of Public Law 90-364, and such Post, p. 83. positions shall not be taken into consideration in determining numbers of employees under subsection (a) of that section or numbers of vacancies under subsection (b) of that section. Approved July 11, 1969.