15 U.S. Code § 278d - Construction and improvement of buildings and facilities
Within the limits of funds which are appropriated for the Institute, the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to undertake such construction of buildings and other facilities and to make such improvements to existing buildings, grounds, and other facilities occupied or used by the Institute as are necessary for the proper and efficient conduct of the activities authorized herein.
The Director is authorized to retain all building use and depreciation surcharge fees collected pursuant to OMB Circular A–25. Such fees shall be collected and credited to the Construction of Research Facilities Appropriation Account for use in maintenance and repair of the Institute’s existing facilities.
“Herein”, referred to in subsec. (a), refers to act Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 872, which is classified generally to this chapter.
2007—Pub. L. 110–69 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).
1992—Pub. L. 102–245 substituted “herein.” for “herein: Provided, That no improvement shall be made nor shall any building be constructed under this authority at a cost in excess of $250,000 unless specific provision is made therefor in the appropriation concerned.”
1988—Pub. L. 100–418 substituted “Institute” for “National Bureau of Standards” wherever appearing.
1980—Pub. L. 96–461 substituted “$250,000” for $75,000”.
1972—Pub. L. 92–317 substituted “$75,000” for “$40,000”.
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