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All 69 Stat. 293. mated 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 subsection by more than 10 per centum.

Sec. 103. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated funds for Advance planadvance planning, construction design, and architectural services, in ing, etc. 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. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated funds Replacement liecessary to restore or to replace plants or facilities destroyed or other- of plants, wise seriously damaged, and the Atomic Energy Commission is authorized to use funds currently or otherwise available to it for such purposes.

SEC. 105. In addition to the sums authorized to be appropriated to Additional the Atomic Energy Commission by section 101 of this Act, there are sums. 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. Funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made Substitute available by this Act may be used to start any other new project for projects. which an estimate was not included in this Act if it be a substitute for a project authorized in subsections 101 (a), 101 (d), or 101 (f), 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 new 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;

(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. Approved July 11, 1955.

Chapter 372 - 1st Session

S. 609

AN ACT

To provide rewards for information concerning the illegal introduction into the

United States, or the illegal manufacture or acquisition in the United States, of special nuclear material and atomic weapons.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in ('ongress assembled, That this Act

Atomic Weapons. may

Rewards Act of be cited as the “Atomic Weapons Rewards Act of 1955".

1955. Sec. 2. Any person who furnishes original information to the United States

(a) leading to the finding or other acquisition by the United States of any special nuclear material or atomic weapon which has been introduced into the United States, or which has been manufactured or acquired therein contrary to the laws of the United States, or

(b) with respect to an attempted introduction into the United States or an attempted manufacture or acquisition therein of any special nuclear material or atomic weapon, contrary to the laws

of the United States, shall be rewarded by the payment of an amount not to exceed $500,000. Sec. 3. An Awards Board consisting of the Secretary of the Treasury Awards Board.

Establishment. ( who shall be the Chairman), the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the Director of Central Intelligence, and of one member of 69 Stat. 365. the Atomic Energy Commission designated by that Commission, shall 69 Stat. 366. determine whether any person furnishing information to the United States is entitled to any award and the amount thereof to be paid pursuant to section 2. In determining whether any person furnishing information to the United States is entitled to an award and the amount of such award, the Board shall take into consideration

(a) whether or not the information is of the type specified in section 2, and

(b) whether the person furnishing the information was an officer or employee of the United States and, if so, whether the furnishing of such information was in the line of duty of that

person. Any reward of $50,000 or more shall be approved by the President.

Sec. 4. If the information leading to an award under section 3 is furnished by an alien, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the Director of Central Intelligence, acting jointly, may determine that the entry of such alien into the United States is in the public interest and, in that event, such alien and the members of his immediate family may receive immigrant visas and may be admitted to the United States for permanent residence, notwithstanding the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Sec. 5. The Board established under section 3 is authorized to hold such hearings and make, promulgate, issue, rescind, and amend such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.

SEC. 6. Any awards granted under section 3 of this Act shall be certified by the Awards Board and, together with the approval of the President in those cases where such approval is required, transmitted to the Director of ('entral Intelligence for payment out of funds appropriated or available for the administration of the National 61 Stat. 495. Security Act of 1947, as amended.

5 USC 171 yote. Sec.7. As used in this Act

(a) The term “atomic energy" means all forms of energy released in the course of nuclear fission or nuclear transformation.

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(b) The term “atomic weapon" means any device utilizing atomic energy, exclusive of the means for transporting or propelling the device (where such means is a separable and divisible part of the device), the principal purpose of which is for use as, or for development of, a weapon, a weapon prototype, or a weapon test device.

(c) The term "special nuclear material" means plutonium, or uranium enriched in the isotope 233 or in the isotope 235, or any other material which is found to be special nuclear material pursuant to the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.

(à) The term “United States," when used in a geographical sense, includes Puerto Rico, all Territories and possessions of the United States and the Canal Zone; except that in section 4, the term “United States" when so used shall have the meaning given to it in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Approved July 15, 1955.

Chapter 543 - 1st Session

S. 2630

AN ACT

All 69 Stat. 471. To facilitate the establishment of local self-government at the communities of

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Richland, Washington, and to provide for the disposal of federally owned properties of such communities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may Atomio Energy be cited as the “Atomic Energy Community Act of 1955”.

Community Aot

of 1955. CHAPTER 1. DECLARATION, FINDINGS, AND PURPOSE

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Sec. 11. Declarations of policy.
Sec. 12. Findings.
Sec. 13. Purpose.

CHAPTER 2. DEFINITIONS
Sec. 21. Definitions.

CHAPTER 3. Lots, APPRAISALS, AND PRICES
Sec. 31. Lots.
Sec. 32. Appraisals.
Sec. 33. Basis of appraisal.
Sec. 34. Posting.
Sec. 35. Sales prices.
Sec. 36. Improvements.

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CHAPTER 4. CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY AND PRIORITIES

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Sec. 41. Classification of property.
Sec. 12. Priorities.
Sec. 13. Transferability.

CHAPTER 5. SALES OF PROPERTY FOR PRIVATE USE

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Sec. 51. Application.
Sec. 52. Disposal of property.
Sec. 53. Sales.
Sec. 54. Cash sales.
Sec. 55. Form and provisions of instruments.
Sec. 56. Occupancy by existing tenants.
Sec. 57. Lots.

CHAPTER 6. FINANCING

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Sec. 61. Contract purchase.
Sec. 52. Commission financing.
Sec. 03. Commission indemnity.
Sec. 61. Community employment and population.
Sec. 6). Amount of indemnity.
Sec. 66. Conditions of indemnity.

CHAPTER 7. UTILITIES

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Sec. 71. Authorization to transfer utilities.
Sec. 72. Date of transfer.
Sec. 73. Entity receiving transfer.
Sec. 74. Utilities transferable.
Sec. 75. Charges for utilities iransferred.

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CHAPTER 8. MUNICIPALITIES
Sec. 81. Assistance in organization.
Sec. 82. Authorization to transfer municipal installations.
Sec. 83. Date of transfer.
Sec. 81. Entity receiving transfer.
Sec. 85. Installations transferable.
Sec. 86. Charges for municipal installations transferred.

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CHAPTER 9. LOCAL ASSISTANCE
Sec. 91. Basis of assistance to cities and other State and local entities.
Sec. 92. Commission reductions.
Sec. 93. Area of service.
Sec. 94. Commission contracts.

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CHAPTER 10. TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS, AND REVIEW

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Sec. 101. Transfer of iunctions.
Sec. 102. Review,
Sec. 103. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.

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CHAPTER 11. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 111. Powers of the Commission.
Sec. 112. Qualification to purchase.
Sec. 113. Contract iorms.
Sec. 114. Evidence.
Sec. 115. Administrative review.
Sec. 116. Repossession.
Sec. 117. Yet proceeds.
Sec. 118. Appropriations.
Sec. 119. Separability of provisions.
Sec. 201. Amendment tu National Housing Act.
Sec. 202. Amendment to Public Law 874.

CHAPTER 1. DECLARATION, FINDINGS, AND PURPOSE

Sec. 11. DECLARATION OF POLICY.—It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States of America that Government ownership and management of the communities owned by the Atomic Energy Commission shall be terminated in an expeditious manner which is

consistent with and will not impede the accomplishment of the pur68 Stat. 919. poses and programs established by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. 42 USC 2011 To that end, it is desired at each community tonote.

a. facilitate the establishment of local self-government;

b. provide for the orderly transfer to local entities of municipal functions, municipal installations, and utilities; and

c. provide for the orderly sale to private purchasers of property within those communities with a minimum of dislocation. Sec. 12. FINDINGS.—The Congress of the United States hereby makes the following findings concerning the communities owned by the Atomic Energy Commission:

a. The continued morale of project-connected persons is essential to the common defense and security of the United States.

b. In issuing rules and regulations required or permitted under this Act for the disposal of the communities and in disposing of the communities in accordance with the provisions of this Act and in accordance with the rules and regulations required or permitted by this Act,

the Commission is acting under authority delegated to it by the Congress.

c. Funds of the United States may be provided for the disposal of the communities and for assistance in the operation of the communities thereafter under conditions which will provide for the

common defense and promote the general welfare. SEC. 13. PURPOSE.— It is the purpose of this Act to effectuate the policies set forth above by providing for

a. the maintenance of conditions which will not impede the recruitment and retention of personnel essential to the atomic energy program;

b. the obligation of the United States to contribute to the support of municipal functions in a manner commensurate with

(1) the fiscal problems peculiar to the communities by reason of their construction as national defense installations, and

(2) the municipal and other burdens imposed on the governmental or other entities at the communities by the United States in its operations at or near the communities;

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