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"Taken from House Report 108-10
FY 2003 Omnibus Appropriations bill Conference Report…"

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND SERVICES

For necessary expenses of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, $359,411,000, to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed $282,000 may be transferred to the `Working Capital Fund'.

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

For necessary expenses of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, $106,623,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That hereafter the Secretary of Commerce nonprofit organizations for the purpose of carrying out collective research and development initiatives pertaining to 15 U.S.C. 278k paragraph (a), and is authorized to seek and accept contributions from public and private sources to support these efforts as necessary.

In addition, for necessary expenses of the Advanced Technology Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, $180,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $60,700,000 shall be expended for the award of new grants before October 1, 2003.

CONSTRUCTION OF RESEARCH FACILITIES

For construction of new research facilities, including architectural and engineering design, and for renovation and maintenance of existing facilities, not otherwise provided for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as authorized by 15 U.S.C. 278c-278e, $66,100,000, to remain available until expended.