Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 93.djvu/379

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.
PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

PUBLIC LAW 96-48—AUG. 8, 1979

93 STAT. 347

the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate and the Committee on Science and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate of the nature, location, and estimated cost of such facility. (e) When so specified and to the extent provided in an appropriation Act, (1) any amount appropriated for "Research and development" or for "Construction of facilities" may remain available without fiscal year limitation, and (2) maintenance and operation of facilities, and support services contracts may be entered into under the "Research and program management" appropriation for periods not in excess of 12 months beginning at any time during the fiscal year. (f) Appropriations made pursuant to subsection 1(c) may be used, Scientific but not to exceed $25,000, for scientific consultations or extraordinary consultations or expenses upon the approval or authority of the Administrator and his extraordinary expenses. determination shall be final and conclusive upon the accounting officers of the Government. (g) Of the funds appropriated pursuant to subsections 1(a) and 1(c), not in excess of $75,000 for each project, including collateral equipment, may be used for construction of new facilities and additions to existing facilities, and for repair, rehabilitation, or modification of facilities: Provided, That, of the funds appropriated pursuant to subsection 1(a), not in excess of $250,000 for each project, including collateral equipment, may be used for any of the foregoing for unforeseen programmatic needs. SEC. 2. Authorization is hereby granted whereby any of the amounts prescribed in paragraphs (1) through (22), inclusive, of subsection 1(b)— (1) in the discretion of the Administrator or his designee, may be varied upward 10 percent, or (2) following a report by the Administrator or his designee to Report to the Committee on Science and Technology of the House of congressional Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and committees. Transportation of the Senate on the circumstances of such action, may be varied upward 25 percent, to meet unusual cost variations, but the total cost of all work Limitations. authorized under such paragraphs shall not exceed the total of the amounts specified in such paragraphs. SEC. 3. Not to exceed one-half of 1 percent of the funds appropriated Transfer of pursuant to subsection 1(a) hereof may be transferred to the "Con- funds. struction of facilities" appropriation, and, when so transferred, together with $10,000,000 of the funds appropriated pursuant to subsection IQo) hereof (other than funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (23) of such subsection) shall be available for expenditure to construct, expand, or modify laboratories and other installations at any location (including locations specified in subsection 1(b)), if (1) the Administrator determines such action to be necessary because of changes in the national program of aeronautical and space activities or new scientific or engineering developments, and (2) he determines that deferral of such action until the enactment of the next authorization Act would be inconsistent with the interest of the Nation in aeronautical and space activities. The funds so made available may be expended to acquire, construct, convert, rehabilitate, or install permanent or temporary public works, including land acquisition, site preparation, appurtenances, utilities, and equipment. No portion of such sums may be obligated for expenditure or expended to construct, expand, or modify laboratories and other installations