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[82 STAT. 116]
[82 STAT. 116]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

116

5 USC 3109.

Appropriation.

Commission termination. 38 USC 1801.

Expenditures.

PUBLIC LAW 90-301-MAY 7, 1968

[82 STAT.

(1) The Commission may also procure, without regard to the civil service laws and the Classification Act of 1949, temporary and intermittent services to the same extent as is authorized for the executive departments by section 15 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (5 U.S.C. 55a) but at rates not to exceed $50 i^er diem for individuals. (m) To the extent of available appropriations, the Commission may obtain, by purchase, rental, donation, or otherwise, such additional property, facilities, and services as may be needed to carry out its duties. (n) There are authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section. (o) The Commission shall cease to exist sixty days after the submission of its final report. SEC. 5. (a) Chapter 37 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: "§1827. Expenditures to correct or compensate for structural defects in mortgaged homes " (a) The Administrator is authorized, with respect to any property improved by a one- to four-family dwelling inspected during construction by the Veterans' Administration or the Federal Housing Administration which he finds to have structural defects seriously affecting the livability of the property, to make expenditures for (1) correcting such defects, (2) paying the claims of the owner of the property arising from such defects, or (3) acquiring title to the property; except that such authority of the Administrator shall exist only (A) if the owner requests assistance under this section not later than four years (or such shorter time as the Administrator may prescribe) after the mortgage loan was made, guaranteed, or insured, and (B) if the property is encumbered by a mortgage which is made, guaranteed, or insured under this chapter after the date of enactment of this section. " (b) The Administrator shall by regulation prescribe the terms and conditions under which expenditures and payments may be made mider the provisions of this section, and his decisions regarding such expenditures or payments, and the terms and conditions under which the same are approved or disapproved, shall be final and conclusive, and shall not be subject to judicial review. "(c) The Administrator is authorized to make expenditures for the purposes of this section from the funds established pursuant to sections 1823 and 1824 of this title, as applicable." (b) The analysis of chapter 37 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "1S27. PiXpeiulitures to correct or coiupfiisate for structural defwts iu mortgaged homes."

Approved May 7, 1968.