61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS. - CH. 211 -JULY 9, 1947 agreement with the companies performing the service; and establish- ment, equipment, and maintenance of meteorological offices and sta- tions; $21,052,000, of which not to exceed $3,000 may be expended for the contribution of the United States to the cost of the office of the secretariat of the International Meteorological Committee; and not to exceed $10,000 for the maintenance of a printing office in the city of Washington for the printing of weather maps, bulletins, circulars, forms, and other publications: Provided, That no printing shall be done by the Weather Bureau that can be done at the Government Printing Office without impairing the service of said Bureau: Pro- vided further, That the War and Navy Departments are authorized, during the fiscal year 1948, to transfer without charge to the Weather Bureau, subject to the approval of the Bureau of the Budget, equip- ment and supplies for upper air soundings: Provided further, That not to exceed $25,000 of this appropriation may be expended for serv- ices as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (Public Law 600): Provided further, That in the conduct of meteorological investigations in the Arctic region, pursuant to Public Law 296, approved February 12, 1946, the funds herein appropriated shall be available for the appointment of employees at rates to be fixed by the Chief of the Weather Bureau without regard to the civil- service laws and Classification Act and titles II and III of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945, but the maximum base rate of pay shall not be in excess of $7,500 per annum and at no time more than five employees shall be in a pay status at such rate of pay, and no other employees shall receive in excess of the base rate of pay of $5,000 per annum; the furnishing of food, shelter, and protective clothing and equipment, without repayment therefor, to employees of the Govern- ment assigned to Arctic stations; and the War and Navy Departments are authorized in the fiscal year 1948, subject to the approval of the Bureau of the Budget, to transfer without charge to the Weather Bureau materials, equipment, and supplies, surplus to the needs of the War and Navy Departments and necessary for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of Arctic weather stations. Extra compensation at not to exceed $5 per day may be paid to employees of other Government agencies in Alaska, and in other Territorial possessions for taking and transmitting meteorological observations for the Weather Bureau. The appropriations "Salaries and expenses, Civil Aeronautics Administration"; "Salaries and expenses", Civil Aeronautics Board; and "Salaries and expenses", Weather Bureau, shall be available under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary, for furnishing on a reimbursable basis to employees of the Civil Aeronautics Admin- istration, the Civil Aeronautics Board, and the Weather Bureau in Alaska and other areas outside the United States where determined necessary by the Secretary emergency medical services by contract or otherwise and medical supplies, and for the purchase, transportation. and storage of food and other subsistence supplies for resale to such employees, the proceeds from such resales to be credited to the appro- priation from which the expenditure for such supplies was made and a report shall be made to Congress annually showing the expenditures made for such supplies and the proceeds from such resale: and appro- priations of the Civil Aeronautics Administration and the Weather Bureau shall be available in an amount not to exceed $20,000 for furnishing food, clothing, medicines, and other supplies for the tem- porary relief of distressed persons in remote localities, reimbursement for such relief to be in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary. The appropriations of the Department of Commerce available for salaries and expenses shall be available for health programs as 301 International Mete- orological Committee. Printing office. Transfer of equip- ment from War and Navy Departments. 60 Stat. 810 . 5U.S.C. 655a. Investigations in Arctic region. 60Stat.4. 15U.S. . I 313a. 42 Stat. 1488. 6U.S .C. §661 et sq. 59 Stat. 296, 298. 5U. 8.C.0 911-913, 921, 922. Transfer of surplus equipment from War and Navy Depart- ments. Extra compensation, Alaska, etc. Emlergency medical srvices, etc., Alaska. Credit of proceeds from resales. Report to Congress. Relief of distressed persons.