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Sec. 118. The Secretary, in exercising the authority under this title, shal utilize the services, research and testing facilities of public agencies to the maximum extent practicable in order to avoid duplication.

Conference Report House Report 1919, Page 22

AVOIDANCE OF DUPLICATION Section 118 of the House amendment requires the Secretary to utilize the services, research and testing facilities of other Federal departments and agencies in carrying out his duties under this title to the maximum extent practicable in order to avoid duplication.

Section 118 of the proposed conference substitute is the same as the House amendment except that the Secretary is required to utilize the services, research and testing facilities of public agencies generally in order to avoid duplication. This change would permit the utilization of facilities of State and local governmenis as well as those of the Federal Government.

House Passed Act

Congressional Record-House
August 17, 1966, 19673

"SEC. 118. The Secretary, in exercising the other Federal departments and agencies to authority under this title, shall utilize the the maximum extent practicable in order services, research and testing facilities of to avoid duplication.

House Debate

Contains nothing helpful.

House Committee Report House Report 1776, Page 30

AVOIDANCE OF DUPLICATION Section 118 of the reported bill requires the Secretary to utilize, to the maximum extent practicable in order to avoid duplication, the services and the research and testing facilities of other Federal departments and agencies.

The committee would make it clear both in the context of this section and of title III of this bill that in using services, carrying out research and planning, and constructing testing facilities, the Secretary is not unnecessarily to duplicate services and facilities which may be available to him in carrying out his duties under this bill.

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AVOIDANCE OF DUPLICATION In a voiding duplication among the facilities and services of other Federal departments and agencies, as required in section 121, the Secretary would be expected to use the existing facilities of the National Bureau of Standards and of the Public Health Service, and Bureau of Public Roads in addition to such facilities as he may establish.

Executive Communications

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As Introduced

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As H.R. 13228 in the House and S. 3005 in the Senate:

AVOIDANCE OF DUPLICATION 5 SEC. 113. The Secretary, in exercising the authority 6 under this Act, shall utilize the services, research and test7 ing facilities of other departments and agencies to the maxi8 mum extent practicable in order to avoid duplication in 9 facilities and services operated by the departments and 10 agencies.

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