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60 STAT.] 79TH OONG. , 2D SESS.-PLAN NO. 3 -MAY 16, 1946 (a) Those functions of the National Bureau of Standards under section 2 of the Act of March 3, 1901 (31 Stat. 1449) which are now performed by the Division of Commercial Standards of said Bureau, namely, (1) to assist, coordinate, and cooperate with groups of consumers, distributors or producers, technical organizations, and other persons, in the voluntary establishment, maintenance, recording, publishing and promoting of commercial standards as a nationally and internationally recognized basis for testing, grading, labeling, market- ing, guaranteeing, or accepting staple, manufactured commodities moving in daily domestic and foreign trade, and (2) to assist in the development of Federal purchase standards specifications and in providing information to the public and the Government of such stand- ards and specifications. (b) Those functions of said Bureau under said section 2 which are now performed by the Division of Simplified Trade and Practices of said Bureau, namely, to assist, coordinate, and cooperate with individual and groups of producers, distributors, and users in estab- lishing, recording, publishing, and promoting a nation-wide program for the elimination of avoidable waste through the formulation of simplified trade practice recommendations which identify and list the sizes, types, dimensions, and varieties of products that are in national demand in the country, including but not limited to simplified trade practice recommendations concerning the following commodities: wood, textiles, paper and rubber products, metal and mechanical products, containers and miscellaneous products, materials handling equipment, ceramic products, electrical products, construction mate- rials, and metal and woodworking tools. (c) So much of the functions of the Director of said Bureau as relates to the foregoing activities. PART VII. NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD Sec. 701. Strike ballots under War Labor Disputes Act.- The functions of the National Labor Relations Board under section 8 of the War Labor Disputes Act (57 Stat. 162, 167, ch. 144) with respect to taking secret ballots of employees on the question of an interruption of war production are hereby abolished. PART VIII. SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Sec. 801. Canal Zone Biological Area.-The functions of the Board of Directors of the Canal Zone Biological Area (which Board is provided for in the Act of July 2, 1940, 54 Stat. 724, ch. 516), together with the functions of the executive officer of such Board, are hereby transferred to the Smithsonian Institution. The said Board of Directors and the office of the said executive officer are hereby abolished. PART IX. UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT SERVICE Sec. 901. Placement functions under Selective Training and Serice Act of 1940. -There is hereby transferred to the United States Employment Service so much of the functions of the Selective Service System and of the Director of Selective Service under section 8(g) of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (54 Stat. 890, ch. 720) as relates to aiding persons who have satisfactorily completed any period of active duty or of training and service under the said Act in securing positions other than the positions held by them prior to said period. 15U. .S . . 27 67 Stat. 163, 167. 60U. .C., SupD V, app. 1508. 48U. .o. iiIa1- 1387. 54 Stat. 891. i308(g).