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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 356-JULY 30, 1947 statistical, business management, and other costs; personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, without regard to section S9UStt. 34. 607 of the Federal Employees' Pay Act of 1945, as amended; rent in the District of Columbia and elsewhere; purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles; printing and binding, including the pur- chase of printed tags, labels, stamps, and certificates as authorized 68 stat. 734. by the Act of September 21, 1944 (7 U. S . C., 431); and other necessary etAance payment, expenses: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture may require advance payment, posting of bonds, or other assurance of payment, in order to protect the interests of the United States, and may with- hold or withdraw such inspection or service for nonpayment of charges or fees, or failure to provide the required assurance of pay- toeothicgerncies.' ment: Provided further, That inspection or other technical services may be rendered to Government and other public agencies, upon request, under the terms and conditions herein provided: Provided tions,e of obig further, That a schedule of obligations and reimbursements of the meat-inspection fund, as of the close of the last completed fiscal year, and as estimated for the current and ensuing fiscal years, shall be included in the Budget as submitted to Congress annually: And pro- vided further, That payments shall be made for inspection or service rendered on and after July 1, 1947. Virus Serum Toxin Act: For carrying out the provisions of the Act 37 Stat. 832. approved March 4, 1913 (21 U. S . C . 151-158), regulating the prepara- tion, sale, barter, exchange, or shipment of any virus, serum, toxin, or analogous product manufactured in the United States and the impor- tation of such products intended for use in the treatment of domestic animals, $315,000. Marketing agreements, hog cholera virus and serum: The sum of $43,000 of the appropriation made by section 12 (a) of the Agricul- 7U.s. . §612(a). tural Adjustment Act, approved May 12, 1933, is hereby made avail- able during the fiscal year for which appropriations are herein made to carry into effect sections 56 to 60, inclusive, of the Act approved 49Stat.r1. August 24, 1935 (7 U. S . C. 851-855), including personal services in theDbistrict of Columbia. ERADICATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH AND OTHER CONTAGIOUS DISEASES OF ANIMALS Ante, pp. 7, 24, 245; post, p. 817. Payment of claims. Basis of appraise- ment. For expenses necessary, including personal services in the District of Columbia, in the arrest and eradication of foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest, contagious pleuropneumonia or other contagious or infec- tious diseases of animals, or European fowl pest and similar diseases in poultry, including the payment of claims growing out of past and future purchases and destruction of animals (including poultry) affected by or exposed to, or of materials contaminated by or exposed to, any such disease, wherever found and irrespective of ownership, under like or substantially similar circumstances, when such owner has complied with all lawful quarantine regulations, $100,000, together with such sums from other appropriations of the Depart- ment as the Secretary may deem necessary, to be available only in an emergency which threatens the livestock or poultry industry of the country: Provided, That the payment for such animals hereafter purchased may be made on appraisement based on the meat, egg- production, dairy, or breeding value, but in case of appraisement based on breeding value no appraisement of any such animal shall exceed three times its meat, egg-production, or dairy value, and, except in case of an extraordinary emergency, to be determined by 532 [61 STAT.