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818T CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 626 -OCT. 6, 1949 Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 219), as amended, as the President deems neces- sary to carry out the policies and purposes of this Act. (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Revised Statutes 1222 (U. S. C., title 10, sec. 576), personnel of the armed forces may be assigned or detailed to noncombatant duty, including duty with any agency or nation, for the purpose of enabling the President to furnish assistance under this Act. (c) Technical experts and engineering consultants, not to exceed fifteen persons at any one time, as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (U. S . C ., title 5, sec. 55a), required for the purposes of this Act, may, if the President deems it advantageous for the pur- poses of this Act and if in his opinion the existing facilities of the agency concerned are inadequate, be employed by any agency perform- ing functions under this Act, and individuals so employed may be compensated at rates not in excess of $50 per diem. (d) Service of any individual employed as a technical expert or engineering consultant under subsection (c) of this section shall not be considered as service or employment bringing such individual within the provisions of sections 281, 283, and 284 of United States Code, title 18, of section 190 of the Revised Statutes (U. S . C., title 5, sec. 99), or of any other Federal law imposing restrictions, require- ments, or penalties in relation to the employment of persons, the performance of services, or the payment or receipt of compensation in connection with any claim, proceeding, or matter involving the United States, except insofar as such provisions of law may prohibit any such individual from receiving compensation in respect of any particular matter in which such individual was directly involved in the performance of such service. (e) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, there may be employed not to exceed three persons at a rate of compensation not to exceed $15,000 and one person at a rate of compensation not to exceed $16,000. Any person so employed shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. SEC. 407. (a) Nothing in this Act shall alter, amend, revoke, repeal, or otherwise affect the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 755). (b) The President may perform any of the functions authorized under section 401 of this Act without regard to (1) the provisions of title 10, United States Code, section 1262 (a), and title 34, United States Code, section 546 (e) ; and (2) such provisions as he may specify of the joint resolution of November 4, 1939 (54 Stat. 4), as amended. SEC. 408. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation is authorized and directed, until such time as appropriations shall be made under the authority of this Act and the Act of May 22, 1947, as amended, to make advances not to exceed in the aggregate $125,000,000 to carry out the provisions of this Act and the Act of May 22, 1947, as amended, in such manner, at such time, and in such amounts as the President shall determine, and no interest shall be charged on advances made by the Treasury to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation for this purpose. The Recon- struction Finance Corporation shall be repaid without interest for advances made by it hereunder from funds made available for the purposes of this Act and the Act of May 22,1947, as amended. (b) Funds made available for carrying out the provisions of title I shall be available for the expenses of administering the provisions of this Act and of the Act of May 22, 1947, as amended. Whenever possible the expenses of administration of this Act shall be paid for in the currency of the nation where the expense is incurred, as provided in subsection (d). 5U.S.0. I947(g); Bupp. II, § 947 note. Noncombatant duty of armed forces personnel. Experts and con- sultants. 60 Stat. 810 . Nonapplicabillty of certain laws. 62 Stat. 697, 698. 18 U. S. C., Supp. II, 1 281,283,'284. Ante, pp. 90,280. Employment of per- sonnel. 42U.S.C i 1801- 1819; Supp. ii, § 1802 and notes. Post, p. 762. A*n, p. 716. 54 Stat. 681 . 10 It. S . C .I1262a; 34 U.8. . 1 544a. 22U.S.C.H441- 457; Supp. II, II 446, 452 notes. Advances by RFC. 61 Stat. 103 . 22 U. 8. C., Supp. nI, 1401-1410 . Repayment to RFC. Administrative ex- penses. Pot, p . 975. 61 Stat. 103. 22 U. S. C., Supp. n, i 1401-1410. Pod. p .77. 63 STAT.] 719