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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

93 STAT. 334

PUBLIC LAW 96-44—AUG. 2, 1979 SEC. 3. Appropriations made under the authority provided in sections 2 and 5 shall remain available for obligation, for expenditure, or for obligation and expenditure for periods specified in the Acts making the appropriations. SEC. 4. From appropriations made under the authority provided in this Act, not more than $3,500 may be used for official consultation, representation, or other extraordinary expenses upon the determination of the Director of the National Science Foundation, and his determination shall be final and conclusive upon the accounting officers of the Government. SEC. 5. In addition to the sums authorized by section 2, not more than $6,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1980 for expenses of the National Science Foundation incurred outside the United States, to be paid for in foreign currencies that the Treasury Department determines to be excess to the normal requirements of the United States. SEC. 6. Funds may be transferred among the categories listed in section 2(a), but neither the total funds transferred from any category nor the total funds transferred to any category may exceed 10 per centum of the amount authorized for that category in section 2(a) unless— (1) thirty calendar days on each of which at least one House of Congress is in session have passed after the Director of the National Science Foundation or his designee has transmitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to the President of the Senate, to the Committee on Science and Technology of the House of Representatives, and to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate a written report containing a full and complete explanation of the transfer involved and the reason for it, or (2) before the expiration of the thirty days both the Committee on Science and Technology of the House and the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate have written to the Director to the effect that they have no objection to the proposed

42 USC 1862 note. 42 USC 1862, 1864a.

Flood Hazard Mitigation Study. 42 USC 1862 note.

SEC. 7. In partial fulfillment of the established statutory requirement that the National Science Foundation evaluate the status of and current and projected need for scientific resources (section 3(a)(5) and (6) of Public Law 81-507, as amended), the National Science Foundation shall develop indices, correlates, or other suitable measures or indicators of the status of scientific instrumentation in the United States and of the current and projected need for scientific and technological instrumentation. SEC. 8. The National Science Foundation shall conduct a Flood Hazard Mitigation Study and shall report to the Congress with specific program recommendations by the end of the fiscal year 1980.