15 U.S. Code § 275c. Cost recovery authority

Fees for calibration services, standard reference materials, and other comparable services provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology shall be at least sufficient to meet the requirements set forth in the amendments made by subsection (a),[1] and any funds recovered in excess of such requirements shall be returned to the Treasury of the United States.

References in Text

The amendments made by subsection (a), referred to in text, mean the amendments made by subsec. (a) of section 5 of Pub. L. 99–73, which amended section 278b(f) of this title.


Section was not enacted as part of the National Institute and Technology Act which comprises this chapter.


1988—Pub. L. 100–418 substituted “National Institute of Standards and Technology” for “National Bureau of Standards”.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 99–73, § 5(c), July 29, 1985, 99 Stat. 172, provided that:

“The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending section 278b of this title] (and the provisions of subsection (b) [enacting this section]) shall be effective October 1, 1984.”

[1]  See References in Text note below.