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Mr. Toms. It's a conflict of interest problem. It's a critical one.
Secondly, the availability when needed.
Third, there are occasions when we have a highly specialized kind
of need and there just aren't any.

SEPARATE BILL LANGUAGE

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Mr. McFALL. Would you submit bill language for a separate appropriation for this facility ?

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CONSTRUCTION OF COMPLIANCE FACILITIES For necessary expenses of the preparation of plans and specifications, for the design, construction of facilities, and for equipping the Compliance Test Center, $9,000,000, to remain available until expended. Provided, that such sums as are necessary may be transferred to the General Services Administration for execution of the work.

OTHER OBJECT REQUIREMENTS

Mr. McFall. On Other Objects, insert pages 52 through 54.
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An increase of $1,167,000 for personnel compensation and benefits is requested
to finance 100 additional positions in FY 1972 to support selected programs
where expansion is required to meet safety objectives. Because of ant icipated
di:ficulties in recruiting traffic, safety, and research professionals, the
financing for the additional positions is being requested for only two-thirds
of the fiscal year.

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An increase of $103,000 is requested to provide travel funds for new employees who are required to travel in performance of their duties (primarily alcohol countermeasures personnel) and increased travel requireinents for existing personnel in the compliance review and traffic safety areas.

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This increase is required to provide for price increases in transportation costs and to pay for the movement of special demonstrations and exhibits, used by professional staff members to and from technical meetings.

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An increase of $38,000 is requested to provide for space rental costs for additional employees headquartered in field offices throughout the country and to provide for the increased costs associated with geographic relocation of regional offices.

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This increase results from continued rising costs of printing and reproducing services together with increased usage based on program expansion.

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of the total increase, $30, 200,000 is directly related to expansion of the NHTSA contract program, justified in detail under each appropriate budget activity. The remaining increase of $477,000 is required to: meet necessary costs of computer services furnished in support of expanding contract and administrative programs; payroll costs; working capital fund costs; and other contractual services.

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The increase of $25,000 is requested to cover increased costs of supplies, subscriptions to technical periodicals for on-board employees and new personnel and additional automatic data processing supplies.

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An increase of $4,760,000 is requested to provide for test equipment required by the new Compliance Test Facility to be constructed in FY 1972. The balance of $60,000 18 associated with equipment required for additional positions.

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The total increase of $4,520,000 is required for the design, required engineering studies and construction costs associated with the new Compliance Test Facility to be constructed in FY 1972.

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Mr. McFall. Turn to “State and community highway safety” and
insert pages 55 through 70.
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62–781 0_71–Pt. 311

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