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H.R. 13998 (93rd): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 22, 1974 (Passed Congress).


240                                         PUBLIC LAW 93-316-JUNE 22, 1974                     [88 STAT.

                          Public Law 93-316                                         -
  June 22, 1974                                                AN A C T
   [H. R . 1 3 9 9 8 ]
                          To authorize appropriations to tlie National Aeronautics and Space Administra-
                            tion for research and development, construction of facilities, and research and
                            program management, and for other purposes.

                      Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represe7itatives of the
   National Aero-
                    United States of America in Congress assembled^ That there is hereby
n a u t i c s and Space
Administration      authorizecl to be appropriated to the National Aeronautics and Space
Au^thorization Act, Administration:
  Research and         (a) For "Research and development," for the following programs:
development.                 (1) Space Shuttlc, $805,000,000 j
                             (2) Space flight operations, $313,300,000;
                             (3) Advanced missions, $1,500,000;
                             (4) Physics and astronomy, $140,515,000;
                             (5) Lunar and planetary exploration, $266,000,000;
                             (6) Launch vehicle procurement, $143,500,000;
                             (7) Space applications, $196,300,000, of which $2,000,000 is
                          designated for research on Short Term Weather Phenomena; and
                          $1,000,000 is designated for research on ground propulsion
                          systems;
                             (8) Aeronautical research and technology, $171,500,000;
                             (9) Space and nuclear research and technology, $79,700,000, of
                          which $1,000,000 is designated for research on hydrogen produc-
                          tion and utilization systems;
                             (10) Tracking and data acquisition, $250,000,000;
                             (11) Technology utilization, $5,500,000;
faci°ullT''*'°" °^     ('^) ^®^" "Construction of facilities," including land acquisition, as
                    follows:
                             (1) Addition to flight and guidance simulation laboratory,
                          Ames Research Center, $;3,660,000;
                             (2) Rehabilitation and modification of science and applica-
                          tions laboratories, Goddard Space Flight Center, $890,000;
                             (3) Modifications for fire protection and safety, Goddard Space
                          Flight Center, $1,220,000;
                             (4) Acquisition of land. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, $150,000;
                             (5) Addition to systems development laboratorv. J e t Propul-
                          sion Laboratory, $4,880,000;
                             (6) Addition for integrated systems testing facility. Jet Pro-
                          pulsion Laboratory, $3,790,000;
                             (7) Modification of water supply system, Lyndon B. Johnson
                          Space Center, $935,000;
                             (8) Modification of 6,000 pounds per square inch air storage
                          system, Langley Research Center, $515,000;
                             (9) Rehabilitation of 16-foot transonic wind tunnel, Langley
                          Research Center, $2,990,000;
                             (10) Modification of propulsion systems laboratory, Lewis
                          Research Center, $2,580,000;
                             (11) Modification of rocket engine test facility, Lewis Research
                          Center, $660,000;
                             (12) Construction of X-ray telescope facility, Marshall Space
                          Flight Center, $4,060,000;
                             (13) Modification of beach protection system. Wallops Station,
                          $1,370,000;
                             (14) Construction of infrared telescope facility, Mauna Kea,
                          Hawaii, $6,040,000;
                             (15) Modifications for fire protection and safety at various
                          tracking and data stations, $1,430,000;

88 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 93-316-JUNE 22, 1974 241 (16) Space Shuttle facilities at various locations as follows: (A) Construction of Orbiter landing facilities, John F . Kennedy Space Center, $15,880,000; (B) Construction of Orbiter processing facility, John F . Kennedy Space Center, $13,380,000; (C) Modifications to launch complex 39, John F . Kennedy Space Center, $37,690,000; (D) Modifications for dynamic test facilities, Marshall Space Flight Center, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration Industrial Plant, Downey, California, $3,920,000; (E) Construction of Orbiter horizontal flight test facilities. Flight Kesearch Center, $3,940,000; ( F ) Modifications for crew training facilities, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, $420,000; (G) Modification of the vibration and acoustic test facility, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, $410,000; (H) Construction of materials test facility, White Sands Test Facility, $790,000; (I) Modifications for solid rocket booster structural test facilities, Marshall Space Flight Center, $2,590,000; (17) Rehabilitation and modification of facilities at various locations, not in excess of $500,000 per project, $14,900,000; (18) Minor construction of new facilities and additions to exist- ing facilities at various locations not in excess of $250,000 per proj- ect, $4,500,000; (19) Facility planning and design not otherwise provided for, $10,900,000. R e s e a r c h and (c) For "Research and program management," $749,624,000, and program manage- such additional or supplemental amounts as may be necessary for meiu. increases in salary, pay, retirement, or other employee benefits author- ized by law. (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 ( g ) , appropria- Program s p e c i * fications. tions for "Research and development" may be used (1) for any items of a capital nature (other than acquisition of land) which may be required at locations other than installations of the Administration for the performance of research and development contracts, and (2) for grants to nonprofit institutions of higher education, or to nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is the conduct of scientific research, for purchase or construction of additional research facilities, and title to such facilities shall be vested in the United States unless the Administrator determines that the national program of aero- nautical and space activities will best be served by vesting title in any such grantee institution or organization. Each such grant shall be made under such conditions as the Administrator shall determine to be required to insure that the United States will receive therefrom benefit adequate to justify the making of that grant. None of the funds Notice to appropriated for "Research and development" pursuant to this Act Hou^se^Prelident may be used in accordance with this subsection for the construction of °^ ^^^ senate and any major facility, the estimated cost of which, including collateral commmee°sT^ equipment, exceeds $250,000, unless the Administrator or his designee has notified the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Presi- dent of the Senate and the Committee on Science and Astronautics of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences of the Senate of the nature, location, and estimated cost of such facility.
242 PUBLIC LAW 93-316-JUNE 22, 1974 [88 STAT. (e) When so specified in an appropriation Act, (1) any amount appropriated for "Research and development" or for "Construction of facilities" may remain available without fiscal year limitation, and (2) maintenance and operation of facilities, and support services contracts may be entered into under the "Research and program management" appropriation for periods not in excess of twelve months beginning at any time during the fiscal year. Scientific con- (f) Appropriations made pursuant to subsection 1(c) may be used, sultations or ex- traordinary ex- but not to exceed $35,000, for scientific consultations or extraordinary penses. expenses upon the approval or authority of the Administrator and his determination shall be final and conclusive upon the accounting officers of the Government. Limitations. (g) Of the funds appropriated pursuant to subsections 1(a) and 1(c), not in excess of $10,000 for each project, including collateral equipment, may be used for construction of new facilities and addi- tions to existing facilities, and not in excess of $25,000 for each project, including collateral equipment, may be used for rehabilitation or modi- fication of facilities: Provided^ That of the funds appropriated pur- suant to subsection 1 ( a ) , not in excess of $250,000 for each project, including collateral equipment, may be used for any of the foregoing for unforeseen programmatic needs. (h) The authorization for the appropriation to the National Aero- nautics and Space Administration of $10,900,000, which amount repre- sents that part of the authorization provided for in section 1(b) (12) (I) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authoriza- 87 Stat. 1 7 1 . tion Act, 1974, for w^hich appropriations have not been made, shall Unappropriated expire on the date of the enactment of this Act. 1974 funds, ex- piration d a t e . SEC. 2. Authorization is hereby granted whereby any of the amounts Cost v a r i a t i o n s , prescribed in paragraphs (1) through (18), inclusive, of subsection authority of Administrator. 1(b) may, in the discretion of the Administrator or his designee, be varied upward 10 per centum to meet unusual cost variations, but the total cost of all work authorized under such paragraphs shall not exceed the total of the amounts specified in such paragraphs. Unforeseen program c h a n g e s , SEC. 3. Not to exceed one-half of 1 per centum of the funds appro- transfer of r e - priated pursuant to subsection 1(a) hereof may be transferred to the search funds to "Construction of facilities" appropriation, and, when so transferred, construction. together with $10,000,000 of the funds appropriated pursuant to sub- section 1 (b) hereof (other than funds appropriated pursuant to para- graph (19) of such subsection) shall be available for expenditure to construct, expand, or modify laboratories and other installations at any location (including locations specified in subsection 1 ( b ) ) , if (1) the Administrator determines such action to be necessary because of changes in the national program of aeronautical and space activities or new scientific or engineering developments, and (2) he determines that deferral of such action until the enactment of the next Authori- zation Act would be inconsistent with the interest of the Nation in aeronautical and space activities. The funds so made available may be expended to acquire, construct, convert, rehabilitate, or install per- manent or temporary public works, including land acquisition, site Report to preparation, appurtenances, utilities, and equipment. No portion of Speaker of the House, President such sums may be obligated for expenditure or expended to construct, of the Senate and expand, or modify laboratories and other installations unless (A) a congressional committees. period of thirty days has passed after the Administrator or his designee has transmitted to the Speaker of the House of Representa- tives and to the President of the Senate and to the Committee on Science and Astronautics of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences of the Senate a written report containing a full and complete statement concerning (1) the nature of such construction, expansion, or modification, (2) the cost
88 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 93-316-JUNE 22, 1974 243 thereof including the cost of any real estate action pertaining thereto, and. (3) the reason why such construction, expansion, or modification is necessary in the national interest, or (B) each such committee before the expiration of such period has transmitted to the Administrator written notice to the effect that such committee has no objection to the proposed action. Use of funds, SEC. 4. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act— restriction. (1) no amount appropriated pursuant to this Act may be used for any program deleted by the Congress from requests as originally made to either the House Committee on Science and Astronautics or the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, (2) no amount appropriated pursuant to this Act may be used for any program in excess of the amount actually authorized for that particular program by sections 1(a) and 1(c), and (3) no amount appropriated pursuant to this Act may be used for any program which has not been presented to or requested of either such committee, Notice to unless (A) a period of thirty days has passed after the receipt by the Speaker of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the House, President of the Senate and Senate and each such committee of notice given by the Administrator congressional or his designee containing a full and complete statement of the action committees. proposed to be taken and the facts and circumstances relied upon in support of such proposed action, or (B) each such committee before the expiration of such period has transmitted to the Administrator written notice to the effect that such committee has no objection to the proposed action. R e s e a r c h funds, SEC. 5. It is the sense of the Congress that it is in the national interest geographical that consideration be given to geographical distribution of Federal distribution. research funds whenever feasible, and that the National Aeronautics 42 u s e 2459 note. and Space Administration should explore ways and means of distrib- uting its research and development funds whenever feasible. SEC. 6. Section 203(b) (9) of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2473(b) ( 9 ) ) , is amended to read as follows: "(9) to obtain services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for GS-18;". 5 u s e 5332 note. SEC. 7. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is S a t e l l i t e serv- authorized, when so provided in an appropriation Act, to enter into a i c e s , contract authorization. contract for tracking and data relay satellite services. Such services 42 u s e 2463. shall be furnished to the National Aeronautics and Space Administra- tion in accordance with applicable authorization and appropriation Acts. The Government shall incur no costs under such contract prior to the furnishing of such services except that the contract may provide for the payment for contingent liability of the Government which may accrue in the event the Government should decide for its convenience to terminate the contract before the end of the period of the contract. Title to any facilities which may be required in the performance of the contract and constructed on Government-owned land shall vest in the United States upon the termination of the contract. The Admin- Report to con- istrator shall in January of each year report to the Committee on g r e s s i o n a l com- mittees. Science and Astronautics and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate the projected aggregate contingent liability of the Government under
244 PUBLIC LAW 93-317-JUNE 22, 1974 [88 STAT. termination provisions of any contract authorized in this section through the next fiscal year. The authority of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to enter into and to maintain the contract authorized hereunder shall remain in effect as long as provision there- for is included in Acts authorizing appropriations to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for subsequent fiscal years. Short t i t l e . SEC. 8. This Act may be cited as the "National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act, 1975". Approved June 22, 1974. Public Law 93-317 J u n e 22, 1974 JOINT RESOLUTION [S. J . R e s . 206] Authorizing the Secretary of the Army to receive for instruction at the United States Military Academy one citizen of the Kingdom of Laos. Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United U.S. Military Academy. States of America in Congress assembled^ That the Secretary of the Laotian c i t i z e n , Army is authorized to permit within 18 months after the date of attendance. enactment of this joint resolution, one person, who is a citizen of the Kingdom of Laos, to receive instruction at the United States Military Academy, but the United States shall not be subject to any expense on account of such instruction. SEC. 2. Except as may be otherwise determined by the Secretary of the Army, the said person shall, as a condition to receiving instruc- tion under the provisions of this joint resolution, agree to be subject to the same rules and regulations governing admission, attendance, discipline, resignation, discharge, dismissal, and graduation, as cadets at the United States Military Academy appointed from the United States, but he shall not be entitled to appointment to any office or position in the Armed Forces of the United States by reason of his graduation from the United States Military Academy, or subject to an oath of allegiance to the United States of America. Approved June 22, 1974. Public Law 93-318 J u n e 2 2 , 1974 AN ACT [S.1585] To prevent the unauthorized manufacture and use of the character "Woodsy Owl", and for other purposes. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the "Woodsy O w l " United States of America in Congress assemhled^ and "Smokey Bear." SECTION 1. As used in this Act— Unauthorized (1) the term "Woodsy Owl" means the name and representa- u s e , prevention. Definitions. tion of a fanciful owl, who wears slacks (forest green when 31 u s e 488b-3. colored), a belt (brown when colored), and a Robin Hood style hat (forest green when colored) with a feather (red when colored), and who furthers the slogan, "Give a Hoot, Don't Pol- lute'', originated by the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture; (2) the term "Smokey Bear" means the name and character "Smokey Bear" originated by the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Asso- ciation of State Foresters and the Advertising Council.