Agreements for surveys and investigations; contribution of costs incurred by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements, or any other agreements, with, and to receive and expend funds made available by, any State or subdivision thereof, any Federal agency, or any public or private organization, or individual, for surveys or investigations authorized herein, or for performing related surveying and mapping activities, including special-purpose maps, and for the preparation and publication of the results thereof.
The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to establish the terms of any agreement entered into under this section, including the amount of funds to be received, and may contribute that portion of the costs incurred by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including shiptime and personnel expenses, which the Secretary determines represents the amount of benefits derived by the Administration from the agreement.
(Aug. 6, 1947, ch. 504, § 5, 61 Stat. 788
; 1965 Reorg. Plan No. 2, eff. July 13, 1965
, 30 F.R. 8819,79 Stat. 1318
; Pub. L. 99–272, title VI
, § 6085, Apr. 7, 1986
, 100 Stat. 138
; Pub. L. 106–181, title VI
, § 605(b), Apr. 5, 2000
, 114 Stat. 154
2000—Par. (1). Pub. L. 106–181, § 605(b)(1), substituted “cooperative agreements, or any other agreements,” for “cooperative agreements”.
Par. (2). Pub. L. 106–181, § 605(b)(2), which directed the striking of “cooperative”, was executed by striking “cooperative” before “agreement” in two places, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
1986—Pub. L. 99–272 designated existing provisions as par. (1), inserted “any Federal agency,” after “or subdivision thereof,” and added par. (2).
Transfer of Functions
Office of Director of Coast and Geodetic Survey abolished and Coast and Geodetic Survey consolidated with Weather Bureau to form a new agency in Department of Commerce to be known as Environmental Science Services Administration, by Reorg. Plan No. 2 of 1965, eff. July 13, 1965, 30 F.R. 8819,79 Stat. 1318, set out as a note under section 851 of this title. The Reorg. Plan also transferred to Secretary of Commerce all functions of Coast and Geodetic Survey and Director. For further details, see note set out under section 851 of this title.
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