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85th Congress, H. R. 8996

August 21, 1957

AN ACT

To authorize appropriations for the Atomic Energy Commission in accordance

with section 261 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1934, as amended, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

Sec. 101. AUTHORIZATION.—There is hereby authorized to be ap- AEC appropriapropriated to the Atomic Energy Commission, in accordance with the tion. provisions of section 261 a. (1) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as

Aoquisition, eto amended, the sum of $222,2:30,000 for acquisition or condemnation of

of property. any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition, Ante, p. 274. construction, or expansion, as follows:

(a) Raw MATERIALS.

1. Project 58-a-1, offsite access roads. (b) SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIALS.—

1. Project 58–6–1, fabrication plant, $5,000,000. 2. Project 58-6-2, mechanical production line, Hanford, Washington, $1,500,000.

3. Project 58–6–3, metal treatment plant, Fernald, Ohio, $850,000.

4. Project 58-b-4, improvements to production and supporting installations, Hanford, Washington, and Savannah River, South Carolina, $10,000,000.

5. Project 58-b-5, additions to scrap plants, various sites, $1,500,000.

6. Project 58-b-6, additions to gaseous diffusion plants, $6,600,000.

71 Stat. 403. 7. Project 58-b-7, reduction in fire hazards—gaseous diffusion 71 Stat. 404. plants, Oak Ridge, Paducah, and Portsmouth, $12,000,000.

8. Project 58-6-8, production reactor for special nuclear materials; development, design, and engineering only, $3,000,000. The Commission shall proceed with sufficient design work, together with appropriate engineering and development work, necessary for the Commission to begin construction as soon as practicable after authorization by the Congress, of a large scale single or dual purpose reactor for the production of special nuclear materials. The Commission shall submit to the Joint Committee on Atomic Report to Energy a report on its design for this project, including cost Congress. estimates and schedule of construction, not later than April 1, 1958. (c) ATOMIC WEAPONS.

1. Project 58-c-1, weapons production and development plant, $10,000,000.

2. Project 58-c-2, weapons special component plant, $6,000,000. (d) ATOMIC WEAPONS.

1. Project 58-d-1, manufacturing plant expansion, Albuquerque, New Mexico, $3,325,000.

2. Project 58-d-2 storage site modifications, $2,000,000.

3. Project 58-d-3, high explosive development plant, Livermore, California, $2,100,000.

4. Project 58-d-4, engineering and laboratory building, Los Alamos, New Mexico, $1,013,000.

5. Project 58–d–5, ventilation system replacements, Los Alamos, New Mexico, $618,000.

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6. Project 58-d-6, reclamation foundry, shop, and warehouse, Sandia Base, New Mexico, $308,000.

7. Project 58–d–7, reactor, area III, Sandia Base, New Mexico, $2,900,000.

8. Project 58-d-8, base construction, Nevada test site, $350,000.

9. Project 58-d-9, base construction, Eniwetok Proving Ground, $7,917,000. (e) REACTOR DEVELOPMENT.

1. Project 58e-1, power reactor development acceleration project, $11,500,000.

2. Project 58-e-2, Puerto Rico power reactor.

3. Project 58-2-3, fuels technology center, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, $10,000,000.

4. Project 58-e 4, modifications and additions, aircraft nuclear propulsion ground test plant, area numbered 1, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $8,000,000.

5. Project 58-e-5, test installations for classified project, $9,000,000.

6. Project 58-e-6, project Sherwood plant, $7,750,000. 7. Project 58-e-7, waste calcination system, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $4,000,000.

8. Project 58-e-8, hot cells, $3,500,000. 9. Project 58-e-9, high temperature test installation, Bettis plant, Pennsylvania, $3,000,000.

10. Project 58-6-10, destroyer reactor development plant, $750,000.

11. Project 58-e-11, sodium reactor experiment (SRE) modifi21 Stat. 404. cation, Santa Susana, California, $4,700,000. 71 Stat. 405. 12. Project 58-e-12, liquid metal fuel reactor experiment

(LMFRE), $17,500,000.

13. Project 58e-13, Argonne boiling reactor (ARBOR), National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $8,500,000.

14. Project 58-e-14, natural uranium, graphite moderated, gas cooled, power reactor prototype;

development, design, and engineering only, $3,000,000. The Commission shall proceed with sufficient design work, together with appropriate engineering and development work, necessary for the Commission to begin construction as soon as practicable after authorization by the Con

gress, of a large scale natural uranium power reactor prototype. Report to The Commission shall submit to the Joint Committee on Atomic Congress.

Energy a report on its design for this project, including cost estimates and schedule of construction, not later than April 1, 1958.

15. Project 58-e-15, plutonium recycle experimental reactor designed for the production of 15,000 electrical kilowatt equivalent, $15,000,000. (f) REACTOR DEVELOPMENT.

1. Project 58–f-1, waste storage tanks, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $3,700,000.

2. Project 58–f-2, hot pilot plant, $2,000,000. 3. Project 58–f-3, land acquisition, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, $1,000,000. (g) PHYSICAL RESEARCH.

1. Project 58-g-1, accelerator improvements, University of California Radiation Laboratory, California, $875,000.

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(h) PhysicAL RESEARCH.—

1. Project 58-h-1, reactor improvements, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, $380,000. (i) BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE.

1. Project 58-i-1, mammalian radiation injury and recovery area, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, $475,000. (j) TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND INFORMATION.

1. Project 58-j-1, nuclear training project, Regional Nuclear Training Center, Puerto Rico, $2,500,000. (k) COMMUNITY.

1. Project 58-k-1, schools, Los Alamos, New Mexico, $965,000.

2. Project 58-k-2, housing modifications, Los Alamos, New Mexico, $1,000,000.

3. Project 58-k-3, additional water well, Los Alamos, New Mexico, $138,000.

(1) GENERAL PLANT PROJECTS.-$26,016,000. SEC. 102. LIMITATIONS.-(a) The Commission is authorized to start any project set forth in subsections 101 (b), 101 (c), 101 (e), 101 (g), and 101 (j) only if the currently estimated cost of that project does not exceed by more than 25 per centum the estimated cost set forth for that project.

(b) The Commission is authorized to start any project set forth in subsections 101 (d), 101 (f), 101 (h), 101 (i), and 101 (k) only if the currently estimated cost of that project does not exceed by more than 10 per centum the estimated cost set forth for that project.

71 Stat. 405. (c) The Commission is authorized to start a project under sub- 71 Stat. 406. section 101 (1) only if it is in accordance with the following:

1. or community operations, the maximum currently, estimated cost of any project shall be $100,000 and the maximum currently estimated cost of any building included in such project shall be $10,000.

2. For all other programs, the maximum currently estimated cost of any project shall be $500,000 and the maximum currently estimated cost of any building included in such a project shall be $100,000.

3. The total cost of all projects undertaken under subsection 101 (1) shall not exceed the estimated cost set forth in that sub

section by more than 10 per centum. Sec. 103. ADVANCE PLANNING AND DESIGN.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated funds for advance planning, construction design, and architectural services, in connection with projects which are not otherwise authorized by law, and the Atomic Energy Commission is authorized to use funds currently or otherwise available to it for such purposes.

Sec. 104. RESTORATION OR REPLACEMENT.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated funds necessary to restore or to replace plants or facilities destroyed or otherwise seriously damaged, and the Atomic Energy Commission is authorized to use funds currently or otherwise available to it for such purposes.

SEC. 105. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE Funds. In addition to the sums authorized to be appropriated to thě Atomic Energy Commission by this Act, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Atomic Energy Commission to accomplish the purposes of this Act such sums of money as may be currently available to the Atomic Energy Commission.

Sec. 106. SUBSTITUTIONS.— Funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to start any other new project for which an estimate was not included in this Act if it be a substitute for a project authorized in subsections 101 (b), 101 (c), or 101 (d) and the estimated cost thereof is within the limit of cost of the project for which substitution is to be made, and the Commission certifies that,

(a) the project is essential to the common defense and security; and

(b) the new project is required by changes in weapon characteristics or weapon logistic operations; and

(c) it is unable to enter into a contract with any person, including a licensee, on terms satisfactory to the Commission to furnish from a privately owned plant or facility the product or

services to be provided in the new project.

Sec. 107. INCREASES IN PRIOR PROJECT AUTHORIZATIONS.—(a) Pub69 Stat. 291.

lic Law 141, Eighty-fourth Congress, first session, is amended as follows:

(1) By striking there from the figure "$14,850,000" for project 56-6-2, fast power breeder pilot facility (EBR-II), and substituting therefor the figure "$29,100,000"; and

(2) By striking therefrom the figure “$4,015,000” for project 56-f-3, new Sigma Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and

substituting therefor the figure "$5,100,000". 70 Stat. 127. (b) Public Law 506, Eighty-fourth Congress, second session, is

amended as follows:

(1) By striking therefrom the figure "$15,000,000" for project

57–d-1, high energy accelerator, and substituting therefor the 71 Stat. 406.

figure " $27,000,000"; and 71 Stat. 407. (2) By striking therefrom the figure "$350,000" for project

57-h-5, cosmotron target area, Brookhaven National Laboratory,

and substituting there for the figure $5,550,000". 69 Stat. 291. Sec. 108. PROJECT RESCISSIONS.--(a) Public Law 141, Eighty

fourth Congress, first session, is amended by rescinding therefrom authorization for certain projects, except for funds heretofore obligated, as follows:

Project 56-b-1, power reactor development acceleration project, $25,000,000;

Project 56-d-1, metallex pilot facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, $1,000,000;

Project 56-d-3, special reactor facilities equipment, Hanford, Washington, $5,600,000;

Project 56-d-5, conversion of pilot plant and facility to production plant and facility, Fernald, Ohio, $600,000;

Project 564d-8, expansion of metal recovery facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, $370,000;

Project 56-f-1, art construction project, fiscal year 1956 increment, $17,873,000;

Project 56-f-2, expansion of weapons material fabrication plant and facility, $15,000,000;

Project 56-g-2, reactor training school, Argonne National Laboratory, $712,000;

Project 56-g-3, chemistry cave for radioactive materials, Argonne National Laboratory, $448,000; and

Project 56–g-7, research reactors for the development of peacetime uses of atomic energy under Agreements for Cooperation, $5,000,000.

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(b) Public Law 506, Eighty-fourth Congress, second session, is 70 Stat. 127. amended by rescinding therefrom authorization for certain projects, except for funds heretofore obligated, as follows:

Project 57-a-1, additional feed materials, plant, $22,200,000;

Project 57–a-8, chemical processing facility, St. Louis, Missouri, $1,600,000;

Project 57-a-9, barrier plant automation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, $1,400,000;

Project 57-8-10, reactor temperature test installation, Hanford, Washington, $900,000;

Project 57-a-11, improvements to reactor cooling water effluent system, Hanford, Washington, $550,000;

Project 57-a-12, fuel element heat-treating plant, Fernald, Ohio, $500,000;

Project 57-c-10, amended reactor development project, $15,000,000;

Project 57–f-6, manufacturing support plant, Kansas City, Missouri, $444,000; and

Project 57-f-8, mechanical shop additions, Livermore, California, $300,000. Sec. 109. EXPENSES FOR MOVE to New PRINCIPAL OFFICE.—(a) The. Commission is authorized to use its funds for the following purposes in order to facilitate retention and relocation of Commission headquarters employees in the course of and following establishment of a new principal office outside the District of Columbia, and without 71 Stat. 407, limitation on the Commission's authority under existing law, as 71 Stat. 408. follows:

(1) Allowance and payment for travel and transportation authorized by section 1 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 60 Stat. 806. 1946, as amended, in connection with the relocation of residence 5 USC 73b-l. occurring after July 29, 1955, prior to the effective date of the employee's change of official station: Provided, however, That each employee who received payments under the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended, prior to his change of official station shall be obligated to reimburse the amount thereof to the Government as a debt due the United States if he separates from Commission employ, other than for reasons beyond his control or otherwise acceptable to the Commission, prior to the effective date of the employee's change of official station.

(2) Until the move to the new principal office is effected, providing or arranging for commuting transportation to present Commission offices in Washington, District of Columbia, for employees, including those of other agencies who are assigned to full time duty at Commission headquarters, recruited from, or who have relocated their residences in, the area of the new headquarters, to the extent necessary and at such charge as to assure an adequate work force for the new principal office where this purpose cannot be achieved by ordinary transportation.

(3) Following the move to the new principal office, providing or arranging for commuting transportation for Commission employees and employees of other agencies who are assigned to full time duty at Commission headquarters to and from the new headquarters site to the extent necessary and at such charge as to assure an adequate work force where this purpose cannot be achieved by ordinary transportation.

(4) Funds in an amount not to exceed $75,000 are authorized for purposes of subsections (2) and (3). (b) Other departments and agencies of Government are authorized, without limitation upon their authority under existing law, to use

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