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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

PUBLIC LAW 95-113—SEPT. 29, 1977 on the basis of funds received under section 1445 of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 in subsequent years. "(c) It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Secretary to administer the provisions of this Act under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe as necessary therefor. "SEC. 5. As a condition for receiving funds apportioned under section 4 of this Act, each eligible institution shall submit, in such form as the Secretary may require, specific proposals for planning, acquisition, construction, repair, rehabilitation, renovation, or remodeling of buildings, laboratories, and other capital facilities including the acquisition of fixtures and equipment, including scientific instrumentation, which are to become part of such buildings. In a State having more than one eligible institution the Secretary shall devise procedures to insure that the facility proposals of the eligible institutions in such State provide for a coordinated food and agricultural research program among eligible institutions in such State. "SEC. 6. Any unused portion of the allotment to any eligible institution for any fiscal year shall remain available at the option of such institution for payment to such institution for a period of not more than five fiscal years following the fiscal year in which such allotment is first made available. "SEC. 7. With respect to multiple-purpose physical facilities, the segment or portion thereof which is to be utilized for food and agricultural research shall be the basis for determination of fund support under this Act. "SEC. 8. For each fiscal year that funds are made available for allocation the Secretary shall ascertain, at the earliest practicable date during such year, the amount of the allocation to which each eligible institution is entitled and shall notify each such institution in writing promptly thereafter as to the amount of such allocation. "SEC. 9. (a) Any eligible institution authorized to receive payments under the provisions of section 4 of this Act shall have a chief administrative officer and a duly designated fiscal officer, who shall be the persons responsible for receipt of payments under the Acts referred to in section 4(b) of this Act, to whom payments can be directed by the Secretary. Such fiscal officer shall receive and account for all funds paid to such institution pursuant to the provisions of this Act, and shall submit a report, approved by the chief administrative officer of such institution, to the Secretary on or before the first day of December of each year. Such report shall contain a detailed statement of the amount received under the provisions of this Act during the preceding fiscal year, and of its disbursements on schedules prescribed by the Secretary. "(b) If any portion of the allotted funds received by the duly authorized fiscal officer of any eligible institution shall by any action or contingency be diminished, lost, or misapplied, it shall be repaid by the institution concerned, and until repaid no part of any subsequent appropriation shall be allocated or paid to such institution. "SEC. 10. The Secretary shall make an annual report to Congress during the first regular session of each year with respect to (1) payments made under this Act, (2) the facilities, by institution, for which such payments were made, and (3) whether any portion of the appropriation available for allotment to any of the eligible institutions has been withheld and, if so, the reasons therefor. "SEC. 11. Three per centum of funds appropriated under this Act shall be available to the Secretary for administration of this Act."; and

91 STAT. 995

Rules and regulations. Planning proposals. 7 USC 390d. Ante, p. 994.

7 USC 390e.

Multiple-purpose physical facilities. 7 USC 390f. Funds, apportionment. 7 USC 390g.

Chief administrative officer and fiscal officer. 7 USC 390h. Report to Secretary of Agriculture.

Lost or misapplied funds.

Report to Congress. 7 USC 390i.

7 USC 390j.