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All 69 Stat. 485, AMENDMENT TO PUBLIC LAW NUMBERED 874, EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS

Sec. 202. Section 8 (d) of the Act of September 30, 1950 (Public Law Numbered 874, Eighty-first Congress), as amended, is further 67 Stat. 536. amended by adding, after the words "Indian Affairs”, the following: 20 USC 243 (a). -, or the availability of appropriations for the making of payments directed to be made by section 91 of the Atomic Energy Community Act of 1955, as amended.”

Approved August 4, 1955.

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AN ACT

All 69 Stat. 630. To authorize the Atomic Energy Commission to pay the salary of a Commissioner

during the recess of the Senate, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

Atomio Energy United States of America in Congress assembled,

Commissioner.
Salary during
Senate reoess.

AUTHORIZATION

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Act of June 7, 1924 (43 Stat. 669; 5 U. S. C. 56), the United States Atomic Energy Commission is authorized to pay the salary of any person appointed by the President during the recess of the Senate to fill the presently existing vacancy on the Atomic Energy Commission : Provided, That a nomination to fill such vacancy shall be submitted to the Senate not later than forty days after the commencement of the next succeeding session of the Senate.

LIMITATION

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Sec. 2. The authority granted in section 1 hereof shall not extend beyond the recess of the Senate next following the session of Congress during which this Act is enacted.

SEC. 3. The fifth sentence of section 21 of the Atomic Energy Act 68 Stat. 924. of 1954 is amended to read as follows: "Each member of the Commis- 42 USC 2031. sion, including the Chairman, shall have equal responsibility and authority in all decisions and actions of the Commission, shall have full access to all information relating to the performance of his duties or responsibilities, and shall have one vote.

Approved August 9, 1955.

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Chapter 233 - 2d Session

H. R. 10387

AN ACT To authorize appropriations for the ltomic Energy Commission for acquisition or condemnation of real property or ans facilities, or for plant or facility acquisition, construction, or expansion, and for other purposes.

Be it onarted by the Senate and llouse of Representutions of the l'nited States of Imerica in Congress assembled.

SEC: 101. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the AEC appropriItomic Energy Commission the sum of $290,190,000 for acquisition ations. or condenmation of any real property or any facility or for plant or facility acquisition, construction, or expansion, as follows:

(a) Specia. VUCLEAR MATERIALS.-1. Project 17-11-1, additional feed-materials plant, *22,200,000. 2. Project 157-8-2, improvements to reactor instriinentation, Have ford, Washington, $8,000,000.

3. Project 57-a-3. improved high level waste handling system, Savannah River, $5,000,000.

t. Project 17-14-4, reactor facility safety improvements, Hanford, Washington, $5,000,000.

5. Project 637–2–3), additional waste disposal system, Hanford, Washington, $5,000,000.

6. Project 57-a-6. charging and discharging system, Hanford, Washington, $3,450,000.

7. Project 57-8-7, modifications to existing production facilities for increased efficiency and safety, Hanford, Washington, $3,000,000.

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

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

10. Project 57-11-10, reactor temperature test installation, Hanford, Washington, $900,000.

11. Project 57-8-11, improvements to reactor cooling water eftluent system, Hanford, Washington, $550,000.

12. Project 57-a-12, fuel element heat-treating plant, Fernali, Ohio, $300,000.

13. Project 57–4-13, renovation of service plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, $150,000.

(b) ATOMIC WESPONS.--
1. Project :17-1-1, area à expansion, $20,900,000.
2. Project 17-1-2, weapons assembly plants, $15,000,000.

3. Project 57–6–3, weapons production and development plant, $15,000,000.

#. Project 57-1, weapons development and engineering facilities, Livermore, (California, $10,000,000.

5. Project 57-b-, storage site modifications, $2,000,000. (c) REACTOR DEVELOPMENT:

1. Project 57-6-1, aircraft nuclear propulsion ground test plant, area numbered 2, Idaho $55,000,000.

70 Stat. 127. 2. Project 57-1-2, research and developmentat test plant, 70 Stat. 128. $ 15,900,000.

3. Project 57–6–3, modifications and expansion of aircraft nuclear propulsion ground test facilities, area numbered 1, Idaho, $15,000,000.

1. Project 57—6-4, small submarine reactor test facility, $10,000,000.

5. Project 57-c-, expended core handling and service plant, Nittional Reactor Testing Station, *1,750,000.

6. Project 57–1-6, food irradiation facility, $3,000,000.
7. Project 57—(-7, project Sherwood plant, $2,000,000.
8. Project 57-c-8, Argonne low power reactor facility, $1,225,000.

:). Project 17-7-1, materials testing reactor bot cell extension, Valtional Reactor Testing Station, $310,000.

(1) Puy-ic. RESEARCTI.-
1. Project 17-1-1, high energy accelerator, $15,000,000.

2. Project .j7-11-22, bevatron research plant, University of California Radiation Laboratory: $1,084,000.

3. Project 37-11-3), forty-eight-inch heavy particle cyclotron, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, $159,000.

+. Project :7-11-t, conversion of accelerator design building, l'uiversity of California Radiation Laboratory, $300,000.

le) RiN MITERIULS.

1. Project 17-p-1, imalytical laboratory addition, Grand Jimetion, Colorado, 362,000.

(f) Iromo WEAPONS.-

1. Project 17-1-1, metallurgy laboratory, Livermore, California, 2.270,000.

. Project :;7-8-), base construction, Pacific proving ground, $1,699,000.

:. Project :--), high explosive and weaponizing plant, Livermore, California, $1,100,000.

t. Project 7-f-t, installation of one hundred and tifteeri kilovolt tie line, Los Alamos, New Mexico, $1,000,000.

i). Project 37-f-, base construction, Nevada test site, $5+3,000.

6. Project 57-f-li, manufacturing support plant, Kansas City, Missouri, $111,000.

7. Project 17-1-7, warehouse, Sandia, $308,000. 8. Project 37-f-8, mechanical shop additions, Livermore, (aliformia, $300,000.

9. Project 37-8-9, programing building. Livermore, California, $180,000.

(9) REACTOR DEVELOPMENT.

1. Project 37-4-1, addition to electrical power system, National Reactor Testing Station, $3,800,000).

2. Project 57-«-, chemistry cave for radioactive materials, Argonne National Laboratory, $800,000).

33. Project :17-«-3, transient housing, Argonne National Laboratory, $.333,000.

+. Project :7--1, materials testing reactor maintenance shop, National Reactor Testing Station, $23.5,000.

(11) PHYSICAL RESEARCH.

1. Project. 117--1-1, permanent research buildings, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, $3,780,000.

2. Project 17-1-2, physies builling, Brooklaven National Laboratory, *2,110,000.

;}. Project 57-11-3, engineering building, Brookharen National Laboratory, $1.879,000.

t. Project 57-11-t, engineering service building, University of California Radiation Liborator'', $1,080,000.

5. Projerit :)7--11--i, cosmotron target area, Brookhaven National Laboratoil, $:350,000).

6. Project :7-11-0i, vighteen-inch cyclotron building, Brookharen National Laboratory. $300,000.

ī. Project 17-11--1lition to heavy ion accelerator building, U'niversity of California Radiation Laboratory. $200,000.

(i) Bar LOGE UND MEDICINE.--

ì. Project 157-1--1, rerlamation plant and hot laundry, Brookhaven National Laboratory, $100.400.

70 Stat. 128. 70 Stat. 129.

(j) COMMUNITY:--

1. Project 37-j-1, real estate development program, Los Vamos, New Mexico, $3599,000.

2. Project 57-j-2, elementary school classrooms, Los Vamos, New Mexico, $195,000.

(k) JDMINISTRATIVE.-

1. Project 57-k-1, conversion of barracks for Albuquerque Operations Office headquarters, Sandia Base, Ubuquerque, New Mexico, $600,000.

2. Project 57-k-2, renovation of building for technical information services, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, $517,000.

(1) Raw MATERIALS.--
1. Project 57-1,-1, off-site access roads, *2,873,000.
(m) REACTOR DEVELOPMENT.-.
1. Project 57-m-1, purchase of Bettis Field property, $400,000.
(11) GENERIL LLANT PROJECTS.—21,000,000.

LIMITATIONS

Sec. 102. (a) The Commission is authorized to start any project set forth in subsections 101 (a) through 101 (al) 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 (e) through 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.

(c) The ('ommission is authorized to start the project set forth in subsection 101 (L) and (m) only if the currently estimated cost of the project does not exceed the estimated cost set forth for that project.

(d) The Commission is authorized to start a project under subsection 101 (n) only if it is in accordance with the following:

1. For 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 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 ning, etc. connection with projects which are not otherwise authorized by law, and the Atomic Energy Comunission is authorized to use funds rently or otherwise available to it for such purposes.

SE. 104. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated funds Replacement necessary 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 70 Stat. 129

70 Stat. 130. purposes. SEC. 105. In addition to the sims authorized to be appropriated to

Additional the Atomic Energy Commission by section 101 of this set, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Atomic Energy ('ommission 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 Ict may be used to start any other new project for projects.

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All 70 Stat. 130.

which an estimate was not included in this let if it be a substitute for a project authorized in subsections 101 (a), 101 (b), 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 Conimission certities 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;

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

ices to be provided in the new project. Approved May 3, 1956.

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