(a) Request by Federal Agency or Instrumentality.— At the request of a federal agency, a mixed-ownership Government corporation (as defined in chapter
91 of title
31), or the District of Columbia, the Administrator of General Services may operate, maintain, and protect a building that is owned by the Federal Government (or, in the case of a wholly owned or mixed-ownership Government corporation, by the corporation) and occupied by the agency or instrumentality making the request.
(b) Transfer of Functions by Director of the Office of Management and Budget.—
(1) In general.— When the Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines that it is in the interest of economy or efficiency, the Director shall transfer to the Administrator all functions vested in a federal agency with respect to the operation, maintenance, and custody of an office building owned by the Government or a wholly owned Government corporation, or an office building, or part of an office building, that is occupied by a federal agency under a lease.
(2) Exception for post-office buildings.— A transfer of functions shall not be made under this subsection for a post-office building, unless the Director determines that the building is not used predominantly for post-office purposes. The Administrator may delegate functions with respect to a post-office building that are transferred to the Administrator under this subsection only to another officer or employee of the General Services Administration or to the Postmaster General.
(3) Exception for buildings in a foreign country.— A transfer of functions shall not be made under this subsection for a building located in a foreign country.
(4) Exception for department of defense buildings.— A transfer of functions shall not be made under this subsection for a building located on the grounds of a facility of the Department of Defense (including a fort, camp, post, arsenal, navy yard, naval training station, airfield, proving ground, military supply depot, or school) unless and only to the extent that the Secretary of Defense has issued a permit for use by another agency.
(5) Exception for groups of special purpose buildings.— A transfer of functions shall not be made under this subsection for a building that the Director finds to be a part of a group of buildings that are—
(A)located in the same vicinity;
(B)used wholly or predominantly for the special purposes of the agency with custody of the buildings; and
(C)not generally suitable for use by another agency.
(6) Exception for certain government buildings.— A transfer of functions shall not be made under this subsection for the Treasury Building, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Building, the buildings occupied by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the buildings under the jurisdiction of the regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title II, § 210(b), (d), as added Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 849, § 5(c), 64 Stat. 581, 582; Pub. L. 100–418, title V, § 5115(c), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1433.
In subsection (a), the words “mixed-ownership Government corporation” are substituted for “mixed-ownership corporation” for consistency in the subsection and with chapter
91 of title
31. The words “chapter
91 of title
31” are substituted for “the Government Corporation Control Act” in section 210(b) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, because of section 4(b) of the Act of September 13, 1982 (Public Law 97–258, 96 Stat. 1067), the first section of which enacted Title 31, United States Code.
In subsection (b), the words “Director of the Office of Management and Budget” are substituted for “Director of the Bureau of the Budget” in section 210(i) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 because the office of Director of the Bureau of the Budget was redesignated the Director of the Office of Management and Budget by section 102(b) of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1970 (eff. July 1, 1970, 84 Stat. 2085). Section 102 of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1970, was repealed by section 5(b) of the Act of September 13, 1982 (Public Law 97–258, 96 Stat. 1085), the first section of which enacted Title 31, United States Code, but the successor provision, 31:502, continued the designation as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
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