PUBLIC LAW 90-470-AUG. 9, 1968
FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, A N D CONSTRUCTION
For an additional amount for expenses necessary for the construction of surveying ships, magnetic, seismological, oceanographic, and meteorological facilities, including the initial equipment and outfitting of new facilities; alteration, modernization, and relocation of operational facilities; acquisition, establishment, and relocation of research facilities and related equipment; and the acquisition of land for the foregoing facilities; $3,200,000, to remain available until expended. SATELLITE OPERATIONS
For expenses necessary to observe environmental conditions from space satellites, and for the reporting and processing of the data obtained for use in environmental forecasting, $20,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for payment to the National Aerona.utics and Space Administration for procurement, in accordance with the authority available to that Administration, of such equipment or facilities as may be necessary, for the purposes of this appropriation. P A T E N T OFFICE SALARIES AND EXPENSES
For necessary expenses of the Patent Office, including defense of suits instituted against the Commissioner of Patents, $42,000,000. NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
31 Stat. 1449.
72 Stat. 1711.
For expenses, necessary in performing the functions authorized by the Act of March 3, 1901, as amended (15 U.S.C. 271-278e), including general administration; operation, maintenance, alteration, and protection of grounds and facilities; and improvement and construction of facilities as authorized by the Act of September 2, 1958 (15 U.S.C. 278d); $35,000,000. RESEARCH A N D TECHNICAL SERVICES (SPECIAL FOREIGN PROGRAM)
For payments in foreign currencies which the Treasury Department determines to be excess to the normal requirements of the United States, for necessary expenses of the National Bureau of Standards, as authorized by law, $500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That this appropriation shall be a.vailable, in addition to other appropriations to the Bureau, for payments in the foregoing currencies. P L A N T A N D FACILITIES
For expenses incurred, as authorized by section 1 of the Act of September 2, 1958 (15 U.S.C. 278c-278e), in the acquisition, construction, improvement, alteration, or emergency repair of buildings, grounds, and other facilities, including replacement of a standard frequency broadcast station and procurement and installation of special research equipment and facilities, therefor; and provisions of standards of weight and measure to the States; $1,300,000, to remain available until expended.