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[CHAPTER 673— 1st SESSION)
AN ACT To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1946. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2 (c) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 is amended to read as follows:
“(c) MILITARY LIAISON COMMITTEE. — There shall be a Military Liaison Committee consisting of a Chairman, who shall
be the head thereof, and of a representative or representatives of the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, detailed or assigned thereto, without additional compensation, in such number as the Secretary of Defense may determine. Representatives from each of the three Departments shall be designated by the respective Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Committee Chairman shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall receive compensation at a rate prescribed by law for the Chairman of the Munitions Board. The Commission shall advise and consult with the Committee on all atomic-energy matters which the Committee deems to relate to military applications, including the development, manufacture, use and storage of bombs, the allocation of fissionable material for military research, and the control of information relating to the manufacture or utilization of atomic weapons. The Commission shall keep the Committee fully informed of all such matters before it and the Committee shall keep the Commission fully informed of all atomic energy activities of the Department of Defense. The Committee shall have authority to make written recommendations to the Commission on matters relating to military applications from time to time as it may deem appropriate. If the Committee at any time concludes that any action, proposed action, or failure to act of the Commission on such matters is adverse to the responsibilities of the Department of Defense, derived from the Constitution, laws, and treaties, the Committee may refer such action, proposed action, or failure to act to the Secretary of Defense. If the Secretary concurs, he may refer the matter to the President, whose decision shall be final."
Sec. 2. Section 2 (d) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 is amended by striking out “Army or the Navy” and inserting in lieu thereof, "Army, Navy, or Air Force".
SEC. 3. Section 2 (d) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 is also amended by inserting at the end thereof the following two sentences : “Likewise, notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, any active or retired officer of the Army, Navy, or Air Force may serve as Chairman of the Military Liaison Committee established by subsection (c) of this section, without prejudice to his commissioned status as such officer. Any such officer serving as Chairman of the Military Liaison Committee shall receive, in addition to his pay from the United States as such officer, an amount equal to the difference between such
and the compensation prescribed in subsection (c) of this section."
Approved October 11, 1949.
[PUBLIC LAW 422–81st CONGRESS]
AN ACT To amend the Independent Offices Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1950.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sentence in title I, Public Law 266, Eighty-first Congress, pertaining to appropriations for the use of the Atomic Energy Commission is hereby amended by striking out the period at the end thereof, inserting a colon, and adding the following new clause : “Provided further, That the two foregoing provisos shall have no application with respect to technical and production facilities (1) if the Commission certifies to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget that immediate construction or immediate continuation of construction is necessary to the national defense and security, and (2) if the Director agrees that such certification is justified."
Approved October 28, 1949.
[PUBLIC Law 820—818T CONGRESS)
AN ACT To amend the Atomio Energy Act of 1946. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Åmerica in Congress assembled, That the next-to-last sentence of section 2 (a) (2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 is amended to read as follows: “Each member, except the Chairman, shall receive compensation at the rate of $18,000 per annum; and the Chairman shall receive compensation at the rate of $20,000 per annum.
SEC. 2. Section 2 (a) (4) (A) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 is amended to read as follows:
“(A) a General Manager, who shall discharge such of the administrative and executive functions of the Commission as the Commission may direct. The General Manager shall be appointed by the Commission, shall serve at the pleasure of the Commission, shall be removable by the Commission, and shall receive compensation at a rate fixed in the Commission's discretion but not to exceed $20,000 per annum. Approved September 23, 1950.
A11 65 Stat. 372.
Department of the Navy certain property located at Decatur, Illinois.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Administrator of General Services is authorized and directed to transfer, without reimbursement, to the Department of the Navy those buildings known as the Atomic Energy Commission plant located at Decatur, Illinois, together with the land and facilities in connection therewith, including all personal property related thereto, and now under the control and jurisdiction of the General Services Administration. Approved October 10, 1951.
Public Law 235 - 82d Congress
All 65 Stat. 692.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 5 (a) Atomic Energy (3) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as amended, is amended to read Act of 1946, as follows:
“(3) PROHIBITION.-It shall be unlawful for any person to (A) 60 Stat: 760 possess or transfer any fissionable material, except as authorized by 42 v.S.C. 1805. the Commission; or (B) export from or import into the United States any fissionable material; or (C) directly or indirectly engage in the production of any fissionable material outside of the United States, except, subject to the limitations and conditions contained in section 10 (a) (3), as authorized by the Commission upon a determination by the President that the common defense and security will not be adversely affected thereby."
Section in (a) is hereby amended by inserting the following sub- 42 U.S.C. $ 1810. section 10 (a) (3) after subsection 10 (a) (2):
“(3) Nothing contained in this section shall prohibit the Commis- Communication. sion, when in its unanimous judgment the common defense and secu- of certain rerity, would be substantially promoted and would not be endangered, stricted data to subject to the limitations hereinafter set out, from entering into spe
other nations, cific arrangements involving the communication to another nation of restricted data on refining, purification, and subsequent treatment of source materials; reactor development; production of fissionable materials; and research and development relating to the foregoing: Provided,
Restriotions. "(i) that no such arrangement shall involve the communication of restricted data on design and fabrication of atomic weapons;
“(2) that no such arrangement shall be entered into with any nation threatening the security of the United States;
“(3) that the restricted data involved shall be limited and circumscribed to the maximum degree consistent with the common defense and security objective in view, and that in the judgment of the Commission the recipient nation's security standards applicable to such data are adequate;
“(4) that the President, after securing the written recom- Determination by mendation of the National Security Council, has determined in the President. writing, (incorporating the National Security Council recommendation) that the arrangement would substantially promote and would not endanger the common defense and security of the United States, giving specific consideration to the security sensitivity of the restricted data involved and the adequacy and suf. ficiency of the security safeguards undertaken to be maintained by the recipient nation; and
All 65 Stat. 692.
Informing of Joint Committee.
“(5) that before the arrangement is consummated by the Commission the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy has been fully informed for a period of thirty days in which the Congress was in session (in computing such thirty days, there shall be excluded the days on which either House is not in session because of an adjournment of more than three days).” Approved October 30, 1951.