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machines transferred to the General Supply Committee as surplus, where such machines have become unfit for further use, may, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury, be issued to other Government departments and establishments at exchange prices quoted in the current general schedule of supplies or sold commercially. Title 1, act of Dec. 20, 1928 ( 45 Stat. 1030); 40 U.S. C. 312.

A provision similar to this section, but without the word “hereafter," appeared in prior appropriation acts.

The General Supply Committee has been abolished and its functions transferred to the Procurement Division, Treasury Department. See note to 1941, ante. For first paragraph of this section as published in the 1929 Edition, see 2102, post.

The second paragraph based on section 1, act of August 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 643) ; 50 U. S. C. 72 was expressly repealed by Public Resolution of May 1, 1937 (50 Stat. 124).

1991. Typewriters; price limits.-No part of any money appropriated by this or any other Act shall be used during the fiscal year 1935 for the purchase of any standard typewriting machines, except bookkeeping and billing machines, at a price in excess of the following for models with carriages which will accommodate paper of the following widths, to wit: Ten inches (correspondence models), $70; twelve inches, $75; fourteen inchés, $77.50; sixteen inches, $82.50; eighteen inches, $87.50; twenty inches, $94; twenty-two inches, $95; twenty-four inches, $97.50; twenty-six inches, $103.50; twenty-eight inches, $104; thirty inches, $105 ; thirty-two inches, $107.50; or, for standard typewriting machines distinctively quiet in operation, the maximum prices shall be as follows for models with carriages which will accommodate paper of the following widths, to wit: Ten inches, $80; twelve inches, $85; fourteen inches, $90; eighteen inches, $95. Title 1, act of Mar. 15, 1934 (48 Stat. 438), making appropriations for the Treasury Department.

The original text of this section, based on Treasury Department appropriation act of December 20, 1928, Title I (45 Stat. 1031), has been superseded by the above provision, which has been repeated in subsequent appropriation acts.

For irst paragraph of this section as published in the 1929 Edition, see 2102, post.

The second and third paragraphs, based on section 1, act of June 30, 1921 (42 Stat. 68), and act of June 5, 1920 (41 Stat. 949), 10 U. S. C. 1262, respectively, are omitted as executed (Op. J. A. G. 010.3, Oct. 20, 1930, p. 95).

1992. Services by Executive Departments; for Federal Alcohol Administration.-(f) The Administrator may, with the consent of the department or agency affected, utilize the services of any department or other agency of the Government to the extent necessary to carry out his powers and duties and authorize officers and employees thereof to act as his agents. Sec. 2 (f), act of Aug. 29, 1935 (49 Stat. 977); 27 U. 8. C. 202.

The Federal Alcohol Administration was made an independent establishment of the Government by section 501, Title V, liquor tax administration act of June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1964).

1993. Services by Executive Departments; for Federal Farm Board.—(a) The board shall, in cooperation with any governmental establishment in the Executive branch of the Government, including any field service thereof at home or abroad, avail itself of the services and facilities thereof in order to avoid preventable expense or duplication of effort. Sec. 13, act of June 15, 1929 (46 Stat. 17); 12 U. S. C. 1141h.

The board referred to is the "Federal Farm Board," created by the "Agricultural marketing act" June 15, 1929, supra.

1994. Services by Executive Departments; for Foreign-Trade Zone Boards.-For the purpose of facilitating the investigations of the Board and its work in the granting of the privilege, in the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a zone, the President may direct the executive departments and other estab

lishments of the Government to cooperate with the Board, and for such purpose each of the several departments and establishments is authorized, upon direction of the President, to furnish to the Board such records, papers, and information in their possession as may be required by him, and temporarily to detail to the service of the Board such officers, experts, or engineers as may be necessary. Sec. 10, act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 1001); 19 U. S. C. 81j.

The executive departments and other establishments of the Government were directed to cooperate with the Foreign-Trade Zones Board by Executive Order No. 7104, July 18, 1935.

The second paragraph of the text of this section as published in the 1929 Edition, based on section 1, act of August 30, 1890 (26 Stat. 400), is omitted as useless under present conditions, and no recommendation will be made for its inclusion in the United States Code (Memo. J. A. G., Oct. 9, 1930). For remainder of section, see 2047, post.

1995. Services by Executive Departments; for International Joint Commission.-For an additional amount for necessary special or technical investigations in connection with matters which fall within the scope of the jurisdiction of the International Joint Commission, including personal services in the District of Columbia or elsewhere, traveling expenses, procurement of technical and scientific equipment, and the purchase, exchange, hire, maintenance, repair, and operation of motor-propelled and horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles, $115,000, to be disbursed under the direction of the Secretary of State, who is authorized to transfer to any department or independent establishment of the Government, with the consent of the head thereof, any part of this amount for direct expenditure by such department or establishment for the purposes of this appropriation. Title I, act of Feb. 23, 1931 (46 Stat. 1317), making appropriations for the State Department.

This provision has been repeated in subsequent appropriation acts.

1996. Services by Executive Departments; for Interstate Commerce Commission. The Commission is hereby authorized to investigate and report on the need for Federal regulation of the sizes and weight of motor vehicles and combinations of motor vehicles and of the qualifications and maximum hours of service of employees of all motor carriers and private carriers of property by motor vehicle; and in such investigation the Commission shall avail itself of the assistance of all departments or bureaus of the Government and of any organization of motor carriers having special knowledge of any such matter. Sec. 225, act of Aug. 9, 1935 (49 Stat. 566); 49 U. S. C. 325.

1997. Services by Executive Departments; for National Park Service.In making the said study and in accomplishing any of the purposes of this Act, the Secretary is authorized and directed, through the National Park Service, to seek and accept the cooperation and assistance of Federal departments or agencies having jurisdiction of lands belonging to the United States, and may cooperate and make agreements with and seek and accept the assistance of other Federal agencies and instrumentalities, and of States and political subdivisions thereof and the agencies and instrumentalities of either of them. Sec. 1, act of June 23, 1936 (49 Stat. 1894); 16 U. S. O. 17k.

1998. Services by Executive Departments; for Reconstruction Finance Corporation.—*

The corporation, with the consent of any board, commission, independent establishment, or executive department of the Government, including any field service thereof, may avail itself of the use of information, services, facilities, officers, and employees thereof in carrying out the provisions of this Act. Sec. 4, act of Jan. 22, 1932 (47 Stat. 6); 15 U. S. C. 604.

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1999. Services by Executive Departments; for United States Tariff Commission.-The commission shall in appropriate matters act in conjunction and cooperation with

any other departments, or independent establishments of the Government, and such departments and independent establishments of the Government shall cooperate fully with the commission for the purposes of aiding and assisting in its work, and, when directed by the nt, shall furnish to the commission, on its request, all records, papers, and information in their possession relating to any of the subjects of investigation by the commission and shall detail, from time to time, such officials and employees to said commission as he may direct. Sec. 334, act of June 17, 1930 (46 Stat. 700); 19 U. S. C. 1334.

2000. Services by Executive Departments; for Veterans' Administration. The construction of new hospitals, domiciliary facilities, or dispensaries, or the replacement, extension, alteration, remodeling, or repair of all hospitals, domiciliary facilities, or dispensaries heretofore or hereafter constucted shall be done in such manner as the President may determine, and he is authorized to require the architectural, engineering, constructing, or other forces of any of the departments of the Government to do or assist in such work, * * *. Sec. 2, act of May 23, 1928 (45 Stat. 716); sec. 2, act of Dec. 23, 1929 (46 Stat. 54); sec. 2, act of Mar. 4, 1931 (46 Stat. 1551); 38 U. S. C. 4386, 4389, 438k.

The above is from acts authorizing appropriations for additional facilities for hospitalization of persons entitled to the benefits of the World War veterans' act of 1924.

2001. Bureau of Mines; investigation and research. During the fiscal year 1930 the head of any department or independent establishment of the Government having funds available for scientific investigations and requiring cooperative work by the Bureau of Mines on scientific investigations within the scope of the functions of that bureau and which it is unable to perform within the limits of its appropriations may, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce (the Interior), transfer to the Bureau of Mines such sums as may be necessary to carry on such investigations. The Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer on the books of the Treasury Department any sums which may be authorized hereunder, and such amounts shall be placed to the credit of the Bureau of Mines for the performance of work for the department or establishment from which the transfer is made: Provided, That any sums transferred by any department or independent establishment of the Government to the Bureau of Mines for cooperative work in connection with this appropriation may be expended in the same manner as sums appropriated herein may be expended. Title III, act of Jan. 25, 1929 (45 Stat. 1135), making appropriations for the Department of Commerce.

A similar provision has appeared in prior and subsequent appropriation acts.

2002. Bureau of Mines; testing of fuel.-To conduct inquiries and scientific and technologic investigations concerning the mining, preparation, treatment, and use of mineral fuels, and for investigation of mineral fuels belonging to or for the use of the United States, with a view to their most efficient utilization; to recommend to various departments such changes in selection and use of fuel as may result in greater economy, and, upon request of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, to investigate the fuel-burning equipment in use by or proposed for any of the departments, establishments, or institutions of the United States in the District of Columbia, $179,210, of which amount not to exceed $32,000 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia ; * Title III, act of Jan. 25, 1929 (45 Stat. 1132), making appropriations for the Department of Commerce: Bureau of Mines.

A similar provision has appeared in prior and subsequent appropriation acts.

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2003. Bureau of Standards; investigation and research.-During the fiscal year 1930 the head of any department or independent establishment of the Government having funds available for scientific investigations and requiring cooperative work by the Bureau of Standards on scientific investigations within the scope of the functions of that bureau, and which the Bureau of Standards is unable to perform within the limits of its appropriations, may, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce, transfer to the Bureau of Standards such sums as may be necessary to carry on such investigations. The Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer on the books of the Treasury Department any sums which may be authorized hereunder, and such amounts shall be placed to the credit of the Bureau of Standards for the performance of work for the department or establishment from which the transfer is made, including, where necessary, compensation for personal services in the District of Columbia and in the field. Title III, act of Jan, 25, 1929 (45 Stat. 1124), making appropriations for Department of Commerce: Bureau of Standards.

A similar provision has appeared in prior and subsequent appropriation acts.

Transfer in advance from the appropriation “Incidental Expenses of the Army" to the Bureau of Standards, to cover tests and experimental work and scientific research authorized by this section is authorized by War Department appropriation acts (47 Stat. 671, 1578) and subsequent appropriation acts.

The Bureau of Standards is designated the "National Bureau of Standards" in this section as it appears in the Department of Commerce appropriation act of Mar. 22, 1935 (49 Stat. 93). 2004. Bureau of Standards; testing.–For

the testing of equipment, materials, and supplies in connection with Government purchases; the improvement of methods of testing; advisory services to governmental agencies on scientific and technical matters * Title III, Department of Commerce Appropriation Act of Mar. 22, 1935 (49 Stat. 92).

That there is hereby authorized to be established in the Bureau of Standards of the Department of Commerce a national hydraulic laboratory for the determination of fundamental data useful in hydraulic research and engineering, including laboratory research relating to the behavior and control of river and harbor waters, the study of hydraulic structures and water flow, and the development and testing of hydraulic instruments and accessories: Provided, That no test, study, or other work on a problem or problems connected with a project the prosecution of which is under the jurisdiction of any department or independent agency of the Government shall be undertaken in the laboratory herein authorized until a written request to do such work is submitted to the Director of the Bureau of Standards by the head of the department or independent agency charged with the execution of such project.

Sec. 1, act of May 14, 1930 (46 Stat. 327); 15 U. S. C. 282. The first provision above has been repeated in subsequent appropriation acts.

2005. Bureau of Standards; development of specifications.—Standards for commerce. For cooperation with Government purchasing agencies, industries, and national organizations in developing specifications and facilitating their use;

Title III, Department of Commerce Appropriation Act of Mar. 22, 1935 (49 Stat. 93).

The original text of this provision, based on Title III, Department of Commerce appropriation act of January 25, 1929 (45 Stat. 1123), has been superseded by the above provision, which has been repeated in subsequent appropriation acts.

2006. Department of Agriculture; food inspection.-During the fiscal year 1932 the head of any department or independent establishment of the Government requiring inspections, analyses, and tests of food and other products, within the scope of the funci ns of the Department of Agriculture and which that depart

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ment is unable to perform within the limits of its appropriations, may, with the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture, transfer to the Department of Agriculture for direct expenditure such sums as may be necessary for the performance of such work. Act of Feb. 23, 1931 (46 Stat. 1274), making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture.

The original text of this provision, based on act of February 16, 1929 (45 Stat. 1198), making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture, was superseded by the above provision, which has been repeated in subsequent appropriation acts.

Transfers in advance from the appropriations "Incidental Expenses of the Army" and "Medical and Hospital Department" to the Department of Agriculture to cover the inspections herein provided for are authorized by War Department appropriation acts.

2007. Department of Justice; condemnation proceedings.-Funds available to any executive department, independent establishment, or other Federal agency for the acquisition of lands shall be available, in such amounts as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget may determine to be necessary, for transfer to the Department of Justice for payment of salaries and other expenses in the District of Columbia and elsewhere necessary for the examination of title and prosecution of condemnation proceedings with respect to such lands, including traveling expenses, notarial fees, stenographic reporting services by contract or otherwise, printing and binding, commissioners' fees, and payment of compensation of expert witnesses at such rates as may be authorized or approved by the Attorney General. Sec. 1, Title II, act of Apr. 27, 1938 (52 Stat. 269); 5 U. S. C. 3060.

2008. Department of Justice; construction and repair.-The Attorney General may make available the services of United States prisoners to the heads of the several departments under such terms, conditions, and at such rates as may be mutually agreed upon, for the purpose of constructing or repairing roads the cost of which is borne exclusively by the United States; clearing, maintaining, and reforesting public lands; building levees; and for construction or repairing any other public ways or works which are or may be financed wholly or in major part by funds appropriated from the Treasury of the United States. To carry out the purpose of this section the Attorney General may establish, equip, and maintain camps upon sites selected by him and designate such camps as a place for confinement of persons convicted of an offense against the laws of the United States, or transfer thereto any person convicted of any offense against the laws of the United States. The expenses of transferring and maintaining prisoners at such camps shall be paid from the appropriation "Support of United States prisoners," and said appropriation may, in the discretion of the Attorney General, be reimbursed for such expenses. Sec. 2, act of May 27, 1930 (46 Stat, 391); 18 U. S. C. 7440.

2009. Geological Survey; investigation and research. During the fiscal year 1930 the head of any department or independent establishment of the Government having funds available for scientific and technical investigations and requiring cooperative work by the Geological Survey on scientific and technical investigations within the scope of the functions of that bureau and which it is unable to perform within the limits of its appropriations may, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, transfer to the Geological Survey such sums as may be necessary to carry on such investigations. The Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer on the books of the Treasury Department any sums which may be authorized hereunder, and such amounts shall be placed to the credit of the Geological Survey for the performance of work for the department or establishment from which the transfer is made: Provided, That any sums transferred by any department or independent establishment of the Government to the Geological Survey for cooperative work in connection with this appropriation may be

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