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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS.- CH. 722-OCT. 25 , 1949 901 coordination of such experiments and demonstrations and the useful application of their results." MINIMUM ALLOTMEYT' SEC. 7 . Section 624 of such Act is amended by striking out 60 tat.1045. "$100,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "$200,000". 4I 9. C., upp. Ante, p. 899. FILING OF APPLICATIONS SEC. 8 . Section 625 (a) of such Act is amended to read as follows: "(a) For each project for construction pursuant to a State plan approved under this part, there shall be submitted to the Surgeon General through the State agency an application by the State or a political subdivision thereof or by a public or other nonprofit agency. If two or more such agencies join in the construction of the project, the application may be filed by one or more of such agencies. Such application shall set forth (1) a description of the site for such project; (2) plans and specifications therefor in accordance with the regula- tions prescribed by the Surgeon General under section 622 (e); (3) reasonable assurance that title, as defined in section 631 (j), to such site is or will be vested in one or more of the agencies filing the application or in a public or other nonprofit agency which is to operate the hospital; (4) reasonable assurance that adequate financial support will be avail- able for the construction of the project and for its maintenance and operation when completed; (5) reasonable assurance that the rates of pay for laborers and mechanics engaged in construction of the project will be not less than the prevailing local wage rates for similar work as determined in accordance with Public Law 403 of the Seventy- fourth Congress, approved August 30, 1935, as amended; and (6) a certification by the State agency of the Federal share for the project. The Surgeon General shall approve such application if sufficient funds to pay the Federal share of the cost of construction of such project are available from the allotment to the State, and if the Surgeon General finds (A) that the application contains such reasonable assur- ance as to title, financial support, and payment of prevailing rates of wages; (B) that the plans and specifications are in accord with the regulations prescribed pursuant to section 622; (C) that the applica- tion is in conformity with the State plan approved under section 623 and contains an assurance that in the operation of the hospital there will be compliance with the applicable requirements of the State plan and of the regulations prescribed under section 622 (f) regarding the provision of facilities without discrimination on account of race, creed, or color, and for furnishing needed hospital facilities for persons unable to pay therefor, and with State standards for operation and maintenance; and (D) that it has been approved and recommended by the State agency and is entitled to priority over other projects within the State in accordance with the regulations prescribed pursu- ant to section 622 (d). No application shall be disapproved until the Surgeon General has afforded the State agency an opportunity for a hearing." DEFINITIONS SEC. 9. (a) Subsection (g) of section 631 of such Act is amended to read as follows: "(g) the term 'nonprofit hospital' means any hospital which is owned and operated by one or more nonprofit corporations or associations no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual ;". 60 Stat. 1045 . 42U.S. C . §291h (a). 60 Stat. 1043. 42 U.S. 0.1291e (e). Post, p. 902. 49 Stat. 1011 . 40 U. . C. §.12Sa- 276a-6; Supp. II , 276a-5 note. Approval. iOStat. 1042, 1043. 42U.S.C.if 291e, 2lf;: Supp. 11 , 1 291f. Ante, p. 899. 60 Stat. 1043. 42 U.S . C . 291e(f). 60 Stat. 1043. 42U.S. C. §291e(d). Hearing. 60 Stat. 1047. 42 U. S . C. §291i(g). "Nonprofit hospi- tal. "