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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 338 -JULY 15, 1949 (g) By amending subsection 21 (d) to read as follows: "(d) Not more than 10 per centum of the total annual amount of $336,000,000 provided in this Act for annual contributions, nor more than 10 per centum of the amounts provided for in this Act for grants, shall be expended within any one State."; and (h) By renumbering sections 22 to 30, inclusive, so that they become sections 23 to 31, inclusive. TITLE IV-HOUSING RESEARCH SEC. 401. Title III of Public Law 901, Eightieth Congress, approved August 10, 1948, is hereby amended to read as follows: "SEc. 301. The Housing and Home Finance Administrator shall- "(a) Undertake and conduct a program with respect to technical research and studies concerned with the development, demonstration, and promotion of the acceptance and application of new and improved techniques, materials, and methods which will permit progressive reductions in housing construction and maintenance costs, and stimu- late the increased and sustained production of housing, and concerned with housing economics and other housing market data. Such program may be concerned with improved and standardized building codes and regulations and methods for the more uniform administration thereof, standardized dimensions and methods for the assembly of home-build- ing materials and equipment, improved residential design and con- struction, new and improved types of housing components, building materials and equipment, and methods of production, distribution, assembly, and construction, and sound techniques for the testing thereof and for the determination of adequate performance standards, and may relate to appraisal, credit, and other housing market data, housing needs, demand and supply, finance and investment, land costs, use and improvement site planning and utilities, zoning and other laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to housing, other factors affecting the cost of housing, and related technical and economic research. Contracts may be made by the Administrator for technical research and studies authorized by this subsection for work to continue not more than four years from the date of any such contract. Notwith- standing the provisions of section 5 of the Act of June 20, 1874, as amended (31 U. S . C. 713), any unexpended balances of appropria- tions properly obligated by contracting with an organization as pro- vided in this subsection may remain upon the books of the Treasury for not more than five fiscal years before being carried to the surplus fund and covered into the Treasury. All contracts made by the Administrator for technical research and studies authorized by this or any other Act shall contain requirements making the results of such research or studies available to the public through dedication, assign- ment to the Government, or such other means as the Administrator shall determine. The Administrator shall disseminate, and without regard to the provisions of 39 United States Code 321n, the results of such research and studies in such form as may be most useful to industry and to the general public. Notwithstanding any other provi- sions of law except provisions enacted expressly in limitation hereof, the Administrator is authorized to consolidate, with the functions and activities performed under this subsection, any functions or activities now being performed or which, otherwise, would be performed by any constituent agency of the Housing and Home Finance Agency with respect to housing market data, and with respect to any other func- tion or activity which the Administrator is authorized to perform by this subsection, if he determines that such consolidation is practicable 431 50 Stat. 898. 42 U.S.C 1421(d). Expenditure within any one State. 50 Stat. 899. 42U.S.C. §§1422- 1430; Supp. II , §§1423- 1426 note. 62 Stat. 1276. 12 U. S.C ., Supp. II, §§ 1701e, 1701L Powers of Housing and Home Finance Administrator. Research contracts. 18 SLat. 110 . Ante, p. 407. Availability of re- sults of research. 62 Stat. 1049. 39 U. S .C., Supp. I, 1321n.