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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 680 -OCT. 12 , 1949 Ante, p. 766. Cooperation in in- vestigations. Ante, p. 766. 38 Stat. 959. Ante, p. 766 . Acceptance of lands, etc. Pittsburgh and Bruceton, Pa. Ante, p. 766 . Coal investigations: For expenses necessary to enable the Bureau of Mines to investigate known coal deposits in the United States and its possessions; including purchase of items otherwise properly charge- able to the appropriation, "Contingent expenses, Department of the Interior"; printing and binding; and not to exceed $51,200 for per- sonal services in the District of Columbia; $261,000: Provided, That the Director of the Bureau of Mines is authorized to carry on such investigations in cooperation with other agencies, Federal, State, or private. Oil and gas investigations: For inquiries and investigations and dissemination of information concerning the mining, preparation, treatment, and utilization of petroleum and natural gas, and for every expense incident thereto, including purchase in the District of Colum- bia and elsewhere of other items otherwise properly chargeable to the appropriation "Contingent expenses, Department of the Interior"; and printing and binding; $690,000, of which not to exceed $48,800 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia. Mining experiment stations: For personal services, printing and binding, and other expenses in connection with the construction, estab- lishment, maintenance, and operation of mining experiment stations, as provided in the Act of March 3, 1915 (30 U. S . C. 8), $1,400,000, of which not to exceed $46,000 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia. Metallurgical research and pilot plants: For expenses necessary to enable the Bureau of Mines to conduct laboratory, pilot plant, and demonstration plant tests to establish methods for more effectively utilizing the mineral resources in the United States and its possessions, including the lease of lands or buildings; research on and development of processes for production and utilization of metals and nonmetallic minerals; construction of buildings to house laboratories, pilot plants, and demonstration plants; and other items otherwise properly charge- able to the appropriation "Contingent expenses, Department of the Interior"; printing and binding; and not to exceed $52,600 for personal services in the District of Columbia; $1,810,000: Provided, That the Director of the Bureau of Mines, for the purposes of this appropria- tion, is authorized to accept lands, buildings, equipment, and other contributions from public or private sources and to prosecute projects in cooperation with other agencies, Federal, State, or private. Buildings and grounds, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: For care and maintenance of buildings and grounds at Pittsburgh and Bruceton, Pennsylvania, including personal services, and other expenses requi- site for and incident thereto, including not to exceed $42,000 for additions and improvements, $260,000. Economics of mineral industries: For investigations, and the dis- semination of information concerning the economic problems of the mining, quarrying, metallurgical, and other mineral industries, with a view to assuring ample supplies and efficient distribution of the mineral products of the mines and quarries, including studies, and reports relating to uses, reserves, production, distribution, stocks, con- sumption, prices, and marketing of mineral commodities and primary products thereof; preparation of the reports of the mineral resources of the United States, including special statistical inquiries; printing and binding; purchase of furniture and equipment; stationery and supplies; other items otherwise properly chargeable to the appro- priation "Contingent expenses, Department of the Interior"; and other necessary expenses not included in the foregoing, $950,000, of which not to exceed $792,250 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia. Helium utilization and research: For expenses necessary to conduct inquiries and scientific and technologic investigations concerning 790 [63 STAT.