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65 STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 96—JULY 31, 1951

included \mong the policy-making officers of each regional office administering the authority conferred by title IV of this Act a resident of each State served by such office whose governor requests such repi'esentation." (c) Section 704 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "No rule, regulation, or order issued under this Act which restricts the use of natural gas (either directly, or by restricting the use of facilities for the consumption of natural gas, or in any other manner) shall apply in any State in which a public regulatory agency has authority to restrict the use of natural gas and certifies to the President that it is exercising that authority to the extent necessary to accomplish the objectives of this Act." (d) Subsection (a) of section 705 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 is amended by inserting after "take the sworn testimony of," the following: "and administer oaths and affirmations to,". (e) Subsection (a) of section 706 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 is amended by striking out the last eight words thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "or other order, with or without such injunction or restraining order, shall be granted without bond". (f) Section 710 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: " (f) The President, when he deems such action necessary, may make provision for the printing and distribution of reports, in such number and in such manner as he deems appropriate, concerning the actions taken to carry out the objectives of this Act." SEC. 110. (a) Title VII of the Defense Production Act of 1950 is amended by adding after section 713 the following new section: "SEC. 714. (a)(1) I t is the sense of the Congress that small-business concerns be encouraged to make the greatest possible contribution toward achieving the objectives of this Act. In order to carry out this policy there is hereby created an agency under the name 'Small Defense Plants Administration' (hereinafter referred to as the Administration), which Administration shall be under the general direction and supervision of the President and shall not be affiliated with or be within any other agency or department of the Federal Government. The principal office of the Administration shall be located in the District of Columbia, but the Administration may establish such branch offices in other places in the United States as may be determined by the Administrator of the Administration, For the purposes of this section, a small-business concern shall be deemed to be one which is independently owned and operated and which is not dominant in its field of operation. The Administration, in making a detailed definition, may use these criteria, \mong others: independency of ownership and operation, number of employees, dollar volume of business, and nondominance in its field. "(2) The Administration is authorized to obtain money from the Treasury of the United States, for use in the performance of the powers and duties granted to or imposed upon it by law, not to exceed a total of $50,000,000 outstanding at any one time. For this purpose appropriations not to exceed $50,000,000 are hereby authorized to be made to a revolving fund in the Treasury. Advances shall be made to the Administration from the revolving fund when requested by the Administration. This revolving fund shall be used for the purposes enumerated subsequently in su&ection (b)(1)(B), (C), and (D). Reimbursements made to the Administration under these operations shall revert to the revolving fund for use for the same purposes.

139 50 U. 8. C. app. JI2101-2U0. 50 U.S.C. app. 5 2154. R u l e s and r e g u lations.

50 U.S.C. app. § 2155.

50 U.S.C. app. § 21.56.

50 U.S.C. api) 21W. Printing of reports, etc.

50 U.S.C. app. I 2163. Small Defense P l a n t s Administration, creation.

Appropriation authorized.