Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 99 Part 1.djvu/943

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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

PUBLIC LAW 99-160—NOV. 25, 1985

99 STAT. 921

thorize such facility lease or construction, if he determines, in consultation with the Committees on Appropriations, that deferral of such action until the enactment of the next appropriation Act would be inconsistent with the interest of the Nation in aeronautical and space activities. RESEARCH AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

For necessary expenses of research in Government laboratories, management of programs and other activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, not otherwise provided for, including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902); awards; lease, hire, maintenance and operation of administrative aircraft; purchase (not to exceed thirty for replacement only) and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and meiintenance and repair of real and personeil property, and not in excess of $100,000 per project for construction of new facilities and additions to existing facilities, repeiirs, and rehabilitation and modification of facilities; $1,367,000,000: Provided, That contracts may be entered into under this appropriation for maintenance and operation of facilities, and for other services, to be provided during the next fiscal year: Provided further, That not to exceed $35,000 of the foregoing amount shall be available for scientific consultations or extraordinary expense, to be expended upon the approval or authority of the Administrator and his determination shall be final and conclusive: Provided further. That of funds provided for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under this or any other account, $400,000 shall be available for the activities of the National Commission on Space, established by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act, 1985 (Public Law 98-361; 98 Stat. 422). MISSISSIPPI TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CENTER

(a) The Congress finds that— (1) section 9 of Mississippi Senate Bill No. 2984, 1985 Regular Session, which became effective on July 1, 1985, provides appropriations for constructing, furnishing and equipping a building and related facilities, to be known as the Mississippi Technology Transfer Center, at the National Space Technologies Laboratories in Hancock County, Mississippi; and (2) operation and maintenance of the Mississippi Technology Transfer Center by the Federal Government is in the national interest. (b) The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration may— (1) enter into an agreement with the State of Mississippi by which title to the Mississippi Technology Transfer Center shall be transferred to the Government of the United States and by which such Center shall be operated by the Government of the United States; (2) accept title to such Center on behalf of the Government of the United States; and (3) after title has been transferred under paragraph (2) of this subsection, operate and maintain such Center, subject to the availability of appropriations for such purposes.