PUBLIC LAW 98-371—JULY 18, 1984 SPACE FLIGHT, CONTROL AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS
For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for; in support of space flight, spacecraft control and communications activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, including operations, production, services, minor construction, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and modification of real and personal property; tracking and data relay satellite services as authorized by law; purchase, hire, maintenance and operation of other than administrative aircraft; and including not to exceed (1) $1,510,600,000 for space shuttle production and operational capability; and (2) $1,339,000,000 for space transportation operations; without the approval of the Committees on Appropriations; $3,601,800,000, to remain available until September 30, 1986. CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES
97 Stat. 219. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. California Institute of Technology.
For construction, repair, rehabilitation and modification of facilities, minor construction of new facilities and additions to existing facilities, and for facility planning and design not otherwise provided, for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for the acquisition or condemnation of real property, as authorized by law, $150,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1987: Provided, That, notwithstanding the limitation on the availability of funds appropriated under this heading by this appropriation Act, when any activity has been initiated by the incurrence of obligations therefor, the amount available for such activity shall remain available until expended, except that this provision shall not apply to the amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization for repair, rehabilitation and modification of facilities, minor construction of new facilities and additions to existing facilities, and facility planning and design: Provided further, That no amount appropriated pursuant to this or any other Act may be used for the lease or construction of a new contractor-funded facility for exclusive use in support of a contract or contracts with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under which the Administration would be required to substantially amortize through payment or reimbursement such contractor investment, unless an appropriation Act specifies the lease or contract pursuant to which such facilities are to be constructed or leased or such facility is otherwise identified in such Act: Provided further, That the Administrator may authorize such facility lease or construction, with the approval of the Committees on Appropriations, if he determines that deferral of such action until the enactment of the next appropriation Act would be inconsistent with the interest of the Nation in aeronautical and space activities: Provided further, That with funds appropriated under the Research and Development account and the Space Flight, Control and Data Communications account to NASA in this Act, and subsequent appropriations Acts, NASA may enter into a contract with the California Institute of Technology to amortize the Central Engineering Building over a twelve-year period for a total cost of not to exceed $17,000,000, plus applicable financing costs equal to the prime rate plus 2 percent, under the authority granted under Public Law 98-45. The building shall be built at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory with title to be vested initially in the California Institute of Technology, and to revert to NASA upon completion of payments.
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