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79TH CONG., 2 D SESS.-CH. 113-MAR. 2,, 1946 Administration shall be available for meeting the expenses of ware- house maintenance and the procurement, care, and handling of sup- plies, materials, and equipment stored therein for distribution to projects under the supervision of the Public Roads Administration, and for sale and distribution to other Government activities and State cooperating agencies, the cost of such supplies and materials or the value of such equipment (including the cost of transportation and handling) to be reimbursed to appropriations current at the time additional supplies, materials, or equipment are procured, from the appropriation chargeable with the cost or value of such supplies, materials, or equipment: Provided further, That the appropriations available to the Public Roads Administration may be used in emer- gency for medical supplies and services and other assistance necessary for the immediate relief of employees engaged on hazardous work under that Administration, and (not exceeding $15,000) for the temporary employment, by contract or otherwise, of technical con- sultants and experts without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, and civil-service and classification laws. For all necessary expenses to enable the President to utilize the services of the Public Roads Administration in fulfilling the obliga- tions of the United States under the Convention on the Pan-American Highway Between the United States and Other American Republics, signed at Buenos Aires, December 23, 1936, and proclaimed September 16, 1937 (51 Stat. 152), for the continuation of cooperation with several governments, members of the Pan American Union, in connection with the survey and construction of the Inter-American Highway as pro- vided in public resolution, approved March 4, 1929 (Public Resolu- tion 104), as amended or supplemented, and for performing engineering service in pan-American countries for and upon the request of any agency or governmental corporation of the United States, $100,000 to be derived from the administrative funds provided under the Act of July 11, 1916, as amended or supplemented (23 U. S . C . 21), or as otherwise provided. INTER-AMERICAN HIGHWAY For surveys in connection with and the construction of the Inter- American Highway, in accordance with the provisions of the Act approved December 26, 1941 (Public Law 375), and necessary expenses incident thereto without regard to section 3709, Revised Statutes $5,000,000, to be immediately available and to remain available until expended. FEDERAL-AID SECONDARY OR FEEDER ROADS For secondary or feeder roads, including farm-to-market roads, rural-free-delivery mail roads, and public-school bus routes, $20,000,000, to be immediately available and to remain available until expended, which sum is composed of $5,500,000, the remainder of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1942, by section 2 of the Act approved September 5, 1940 (Public Law 780), and $14,500,000, a part of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1943, by said section 2. ELIMINATION OF GRADE CROSSINGS For the elimination of hazards to life at railroad grade crossings, including the separation or protection of grades at crossings, the reconstruction of existing railroad grade-crossing structures, and the relocation of highways to eliminate grade crossings, $25,000,000 to be immediately available and to remain available until expended, Medical supplies, etc., in emergencies. Temporary employ- ment. 41U. S.C .§6. Post, p. 809. Inter-Amerioan Highway. Fulfillment of U. 8. obligations. 45 Stat. 1697. 39 Stat. 355. 42 Stat. 217. Surveys and con- struction. 55 Stat. 860. 41 U. S .o.5. Post, p. 80)9. 64 Stat. 868 . 69 60 STAT.]